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The Fortress

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Sri Lanka
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 5 delightful nights at The Fortress. Arrived in Colombo at 2am stayed at The Kingsbury which is a 30min taxi ride from the airport. Kingsbury is affiliated with The Fortress and was their recommended hotel in Colombo. The Fortress organized transport from The Kingsbury - nice luxury SUV, they were on time and the driver very pleasant. Trip took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Fortress for three nights on our recent trip to Sri Lanka and what a find. Everything about the hotel was superb. The staff could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are very spacious and have wonderful views and on our last night we ended up in a suite which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is another gem. Peaceful, stunning, beautiful. Everything you want in a retreat. Next to the beach that is pristine and long. Space for everyone and beautiful grounds. We were there during Sri Lanka New Years. The hotel brought in an elephant for the children to ride as well as organised games and amazing dancing in the evening. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is luxurious and a great place to relax. The staff are friendly and professional and the food is really nice. We enjoyed playing pool on the table which any guests can use anytime. The housekeeping was really good and they change your towels twice a day. The pool is fantastic and massive. Never too busy and over looks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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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