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The Fortress

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Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay for a romantic break / chill out. Stayed here for the second time for a solo business trip, this time the room was ocean facing and the outlook was great. Room has everything you could dream of and much more, its definitely classed locally as very expensive but this place is 5 star. Staff are helpful,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very belated review but i'm catching up on my admin :-) I visited the Fortress last year with my partner and have to say it's probably the best service I have ever received globally, and I've done my fair share of travelling/staying in nice places. Highly recommended and would definitely return ! Thanks :-)

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this hotel with my wife & my daughter for vacation. I was really impressed by the high quality of standard of service.Ms.DILINI NADEESHA at the reception was outstanding. She made us feel at home from the begining. The room was of highest quality with remote control operated lighting system. The bathroom was fabulous with a Jacuzzi. Overall room... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Fortress in March 2015 for 5 nights. Property is impressive on first entering but on closer inspection is looking a bit tired, especially the rooms. Our room was an ocean facing room which had a small balcony overlooking the sea. It is worth paying the extra for one of these rooms. The pool and setting of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the price can come down , I would stay more.Very expensive.Other than that there no complains, Good Location, Really good staff,Very helpful.Overall excellent service.Good location to relax.Beautiful set up.I like the place very much.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel does not need an over the top entrance lobby, the view of the sea and pool as you enter the big fort door is enough to take your breath away, we arrived hot and bothered after a 7 hour drive from Sigriya and instantly felt relaxed. The pool side staff are happy to help and there are a... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent buffets. Staff very helpful and welcoming, particularly Asela, Shakila in the restaurant and Subash our driver. The reception staff were also very good. Highly recommend the place to relax and enjoy the south beach.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow where to start. My husband and I thought we'd spend a little bit extra on a really nice hotel as we really needed to relax and get away from it all. We were so glad we did, the hotel cannot be faulted! We were welcomed with cold towels and a delicious iced tea and then personally shown all the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous ocean view room, amazingly comfortable bed with deluxe bed linen. Huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub, large shower and two sinks. Everything you could want in your room as well as an iPod complete with playlists Staff at resort are super helpful and attentive. Would love to return!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely. The only negative I can think of is the extras were overpriced. We expected to pay less for food and wine. When we got there those rates were very expensive in relation to our room rate. Anyway it was great. Staff were friendly and the beach was beautiful.

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