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The Fortress

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 192*
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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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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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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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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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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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

An exceptionally caring and friendly staff made this a memorable holiday. Beautiful location on the beach and first class facilities for all. The .Sri Lankan cuisine and seafood buffets were very enjoyable

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Evans, Georgia
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Great service, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Room was fantastic, clean, modern and comfortable. Food was very good. Only drawback is that the grounds are quite small.. The best spot of beach is actually a few steps away from the hotel.

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Macau, China
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The hotel building and its location is wonderful. The staff are really nice and friendly. On the day we left, when the staff saw that we were moving our luggage, they immediately ran up the stairs to help. The room itself is comfortable and well-equipped, yet there seems to have no place for the luggage, we just put it in...

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Reviewed 10 November 2014

Have just spent a week at the Fortress and found the hotel and its staff exceptional . Nothing was to much trouble . The bedrooms were huge with all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay . WIFI is free and fast which is a great plus. The breakfast selection is extensive and the buffet or ala carte menu...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • 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 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Koggala
Price Range: ₹ 11,064 - ₹ 28,560 (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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“Go for upper floor”
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“Ocean view rooms are the best”
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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
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