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The Fortress

4.0 of 5 Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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London, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 -... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent a week relaxing in this wonderful hotel. Best hotel room ever from Bose sound system to enormous bed and state of the art bathroom - with incredible views over the ocean. Staff are excellent, attentive and caring without being over the top. Spa facilities are sublime, had some fantastic treatments. Food and drink were excellent. I can't fault... More

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Address: Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fortress 4*
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Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka

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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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