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Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We spent wonderful 12 days around Sri Lanka and finished our trip at The Fortress. Everything is top of the range: the hotel, the spacious rooms, the amenities, the food (6**), the service. A great experience

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We went here for the first leg of our honeymoon in 2013. This hotel made us fall in love with Sri Lanka, our lush green surroundings, the people, and the lifestyle. Great - Amazing seafood, excellent restaurant, and tasty poolside snacks. Their Pizzas from the wood oven are worth waiting for! You have to try the Black pepper crab, and...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Our second visit to The Fortress has yet again been superb. Staff were very warm and did everything they could to make sure our stay was a relaxing and enjoyable one. Service was spot on and on a par with the leading hotels we have visited in some major cities across the world. A certain supermodel once said that 'nothing...

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2Thank Joanne B
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2014

the most amazing hotel i have ever stayed... and i have been to many all over the world. we were firstly upgraded to a 2 floor room in the hotel with our very own plunge pool, garden, living room, sound system and ipod, and most of all our very own BUTLER!! could not have asked for a better stay here....

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2Thank Georgina P
Reviewed 22 August 2014

My new wife and I are near to the end of an 18 day honeymoon tour of Sri Lanka and have been very impressed with the service, food, and welcoming nature of the country. The Fortress is a stunning building, and location and reception staff very professional. Cracks started to show with towels being taken and not replaced, internal door...

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1Thank Simple007
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Booked this accommodation based on TripAdvisor reviews. Wasn't disappointed. I reckon this resort is the best place I've stayed in Sri Lanka. Amazing service and friendly people throughout the resort who are ever ready to assist you. When we arrived, we were told our room wasn't ready yet and it wasn't a big deal to us as we were engulfed...

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London, UK
Reviewed 22 August 2014

My biggest complaint is the price. It is a fantastic hotel but it comes at a great cost. A visit to a holiday booking site will tell you that you can easily spend about £400 per night for the pleasure of staying here. It's about a third of that price for locals. Unfair (and not the norm in other parts...

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2Thank What2DoNext
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I really can't fault this hotel. Everything was spot on and we were impressed from the moment we arrived! After a 12.5 hour flight 2.5 hour drive from Colombo airport, we were relieved when we finally made it to the hotel, it was grand from the moment you walked in and incredibly picturesque. A huge transition to the properties on...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed at The Fortress for two nights in a very spacious triple room (2 adults, 1 child of 15 years), the room was very nice, with a large bed and a super bathroom, and a wonderful view over the sea. It was our first Hotel in Sri Lanka and we enjoyed very much our two first days there. The...

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Province of Rome, Italy
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We recently spent 6 nights at The Fortress. It's amazing. The point is that is faces directly onto the ocean - amazing waves, fantastic views. The pool is huge and good for length swimming. The food is good (although a bit pricey at times - OK for the evening but makes lunch a bit expensive). Rooms are also great -...

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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: Seafood, Sri Lankan, 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
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: ₹ 18,482 - ₹ 78,634 (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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