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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015

In my opinion this hotel merits 4 stars overall if compared with Four Seasons. After a three hour drive from the airport we arrived tired and thirsty at eleven thirty a.m. Our room was not ready, so after being greeted by staff we were seated beside our luggage and waited ten minutes before being given a cinnamon drink (yuck!) and...

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2Thank Ashlee K
london
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I really recommend this hotel. Yes the rooms are great, the food fantastic and the location and ambiance relaxing and yes, it offers understated luxury but for me what makes this place special are the people who work here. They are really caring and if it's an act it's a very good one. Smiling, attentive and personal - nothing is...

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5Thank marcdocklands
New York
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Perfection can hardly be reached in this world but The Fortress is almost perfect: rooms that combine modern and ethnical design; food that never disappoints starting with generous breakfast with all you can desire: egg- hoppers, eggs Benedict, meats, fruits, pastry, fish finishing with lobsters and langustines for dinner. Wonderful spa. Good sevice. Beautiful pool.

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2Thank May M
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Another wonderful week at Fortress (my 15 visit). I did not want to leave. As usual the team there go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience from room staff, from of house, pool staff and restaurant staff. Fortress remains a very special place and I look forward to staying again soon. Thank you Jin and...

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2014

I've been home for less than 24 hours after 10 days with my son in this beautiful resort. The last reviewer has perfectly said everything which I wanted to. What's not to like? We went out on trips but were very pleased to return to this sanctuary and sometimes wished we hadn't bothered to venture out because we were looking...

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3Thank CHOMPINGATTHEBIT
Bristol
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Another glorious visit - made special by the team at Fortress - the friendliness, helpful smiling team once again went the extra mile to make this another memorable and thoroughly enjoyable visit - another of many - never disappointed at the Fortress and doubt anyone would ever be. A big thank you is owed to everyone once again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2014

What a lovely place! Very friendly staff, lovely rooms, gorgeous location. I can't understand some of the critical reviews about this hotel: the people who wrote them must have very sad lives. I travel a great deal and am generally very critical, but this hotel is 5 star all the way. It is a bit expensive for Sri Lanka, but...

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1Thank MarkDodgson
Manama
Reviewed 21 December 2014

This is our first time to Sri Lanka, me and my wife. We wanted a relaxing getaway destination and were not interested in exploring the area. When we reached the hotel we knew that this is well worth our time and travel. The hotel is well positioned on the Indian Ocean with a wavy ocean water, infinity pool, just the...

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7Thank wkhalaf
New York
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Unfortunately, our expectations were not rewarded. Although the staff are friendly, their efficiency level leaves much to be desired. This hotel is neither a charming boutique hotel, nor a luxury five star property. It is a strange hybrid of high end package tour and expensive bad value rip off. The clientele don't give the impression of being experienced , discerning...

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4Thank NewYorkCoco
Cork
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Our stay at the Fortress had to be a highlight of our time in Sri Lanka - while we're not normally beach holiday types and were eager to get on the road and explore the island, after a long haul flight, our four days here were blissful. The location, right on the sea front, was beautiful, and the romantic colonial...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Pepper
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury 53 room boutique resort located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka. The Fortress has been styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous furnishings to echo the historic days of Old Ceylon. This has been artfully and sensitively fused with innovative architecture, high design features, state-of-the-art technology, sensual living spaces with naturally modern design, and incredible gastronomic experiences, to stunning effect. The Fortress will offer unprecedented levels of service, extraordinary innovation, attention to detail and a unique blend of Old Ceylon with Modern Asia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fortress

Address: Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: ₹ 16,891 - ₹ 63,834 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fortress 5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka
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