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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Do not be put off by your first impression of the exterior of The Fortress hotel, which is quite severe and reflects the name....once inside it is a very different story and you really will not want to leave ! The location is superb, right on the sea shore, within walking distance of a lovely beach, the hotel has several...

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Fortress is quite the most superb hotel, and believe me we've stayed at quite a few of the best. The staff are delightful and very helpful, the rooms are well laid out and have all the mod cons, but most importantly the beds are amazingly comfortable, with soft cotton sheets and proper pillows. The bathroom is superb, with a strong...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 January 2015

December 2014... Good holiday in a beautiful & friendly country. Good location, very clean and spacious rooms, good food, but the best to mention here are the people: always smiling and willing to help. Best moments enjoying our breakfast while listening the music of the ocean...the restaurant has one of the top positions of this resort. Thanks and congratulations to...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We recently stayed at The Fortress as part of a trip around Sri Lanka with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and chose this property for a two night stay to celebrate the actual day. From the moment we stepped through the magnificent doorway we were enraptured with this hotel. The view over the terrace/reception area to the infinity pool...

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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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3Thank 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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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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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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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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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  • 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: ₹ 11,597 - ₹ 32,329 (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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“Ocean View is a must”
Neese50, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the first floor suite with a sea view. It was large and very very nice indeed. Would reccomend.”
H8730XRwaynem, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room to the west of reception otherwise you're located over the restaurant area, which might be a bit noisy late in the evening.”
BrianC740, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all beach side rooms, spoil your self and get a plunge pool room on ground floor..”
28jeffw, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the first floor which was fine no issues with noise from other rooms.”
AWSJW, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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