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The Fortress

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sorry this review has taken a year...I have been meaning to do, better late than never. 10th April 2013 was our wedding day. We had visited this hotel on a recommendation a few years back for dinner and fell in love with the place. We decided to go back and stay for 3 nights in 2012...we stayed in a standard... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly superb hotel. Location is to die for, the food is delicious and the suite is stunning. Had two great treatments at the spa, possibly the best facial I have had. Am already planning our return trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family (including 2 young boys) and a group of friends. Friendly and efficient staff, great pool area, spacious and comfortable rooms and lovely breakfast. Priced at a premium, but certainly treat their guests well! I won't stay at any other hotel in Galle again.

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northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we pulled up on the road outside the hotel it looks like you are arriving at a prison or something similar,high walls and not very inviting,but when they open the huge wooden gates,well it is all wow,wow,wow,simply stunning,you are looking through the lobby area over the pool area and out to the sea,the grounds are immaculate and the view... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fortress is a difficult hotel to review because it is easy to fall in love with the amazing setting of the place. The building itself with its high walls is a welcome reprieve from the busy-ness of the coastal road between Galle and Matara. Once we entered the gates of the hotel, we did not leave again until it... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had a five hour drive from the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya, it was a joy to arrive at the Fortress. We were shown to a ocean view room with its own plunge pool. The room was large with a fab bathroom. We could walk out of the room straight in to the garden and to the lovely pool... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving from Galle to the hotel you wonder what to expect. You arrive at a prison like construction in the middle of nowhere. But when the huge door is opened and you here the bell announcing your new arrival, you will find yourself in a complete different world. The new structure from 2007 is inspired by a Dutch-Portugese fort. Clean... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning location, ocean views and infinity pool to marvel at. Wonderful lovely people, service just great, make sure you book sea view room. Bar a little small but great food, reasonably priced. Just put it on your list!

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newcastle, staffs, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here for 7 nights on 26.2.14 and had the best room ever!!! It overlooked the Indian Ocean and was just great in every sense!! The service was excellent and the staff were relaxed and engaged. The food was reasonably priced and always tasted so fresh. Room service was also good and speedy. My partner and I each had a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel in September 2013 and absolutely loved the place. The room was massive and with open plan bar area. Lovely bathroom with bath shower and everything you may like to have in a hotel room. Big reception area and quiet places to sit and relax with a drink. Great swimming pool and lovely clean beach,. Dinner... More

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Additional Information about The Fortress

Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka
Address: Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Koggala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Koggala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fortress 4*
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 
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