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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We stayed for 17 nights in October on a half board basis. The weather was a little wet on about 5 nights otherwise lovely and hot. The pool was clean really inviting. The men who looked after the beds around the pool were so helpful and very accommodating. Pool service was also very attentive and all the staff were friendly...

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1Thank Beverley A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Fortress Hotel for 5 nights recently. Our initial impression on arriving at the hotel was very good. The pool, the massive bedroom and sea views were worlds apart from the rest of Sri Lanka. The staff were all smiling and friendly and the resident wild squirrels were just too cute. At this point,...

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6Thank Whale_Junior
London
Reviewed 26 November 2014

If it wasn’t for the location, the view and the majority of the staff, this would probably be a 2 star review. Everything else falls way short of how the hotel likes to describe itself. If you want a rounded view of The Fortress, just read every 3 star review on here, they are spot on. Certainly The Fortress is...

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7Thank MrBosLondon
Reviewed 25 November 2014

An amazing all round hotel, stayed there for 3 weeks in a sea view room. The room , service , cleanliness, pool and the rest were perfect. I've stayed in many 5 * hotels throughout India and Sri lanka but this one is by far the best.

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1Thank Kim B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This is a great hotel on all counts (keeping in mind its informal feel). The standards of staff care and friendliness, the food quality, the rooms, the location are all very high. I understand the too many staff in restaurant comment, but that doesn't mark it down. Best Asian hotel we've stayed in since the Datai....

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2Thank Lindum20C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2014

I stayed here for two nights with two friends, however we could have stayed on indefinitely! The service was fantastic, each and every staff member was friendly and helpful. The rooms were impeccable - comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom, a balcony overlooking a lush garden and plenty of hotel amenities (iPod, free wi-fi, safe etc). The breakfast spread was extensive,...

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Boutersem, Belgium
Reviewed 21 November 2014

The accomodation is the best we have ever got. Everything is very clean and people are so helpfull. The restaurant is also excellent with a la carte possibilities or buffet linked to some special events. Very quite environment to relax.

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1Thank Nadia W
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Although Fortress enjoys the reputation of a luxury hotel in Galle, in reality it is a mediocre hotel. The pool and sea view is very impressive and hotel rooms are large and grand and contemporary in style. However, food at the restaurant is average and service has a long way to go ! Too many staff in the area and...

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2Thank FarMKL
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 17 November 2014

At first, the fortress is very impressive- great view overlooking the waves of the Indian ocean. However, inspite of the great location, the service and management is quite poor specially in the restaurant where there are a lot of waiters who are willing to help but have not been trained professionally. There is a lot of room for improvement if...

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1Thank FarMKL
Bangalore
Reviewed 17 November 2014

If you are thinking of a family vacation with an infant/toddler in Sri Lanka,your destination has to be the Fortress, Galle. This resort is a delightful place and our nearly 2 year old daughter was pampered by the excellent staff. The property is beautiful and well thought of. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean makes a beautiful view. The rooms...

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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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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: ₹ 15,959 - ₹ 58,755 (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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“We were on the first floor which was fine no issues with noise from other rooms.”
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