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The Fortress

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fortress hotel is supreme! After staying there, it is clear. Why they have won so many awards! The hotel and staff are quite simply the creme de la creme. We went for our honeymoon. Our room was spacious, and cleaned twice a day. Staff were polite and respected privacy. As was our experience in Sri Lanka, no request went... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and concur with other reviewers in that it is charging 5* prices for 3* service. The actual rooms would not pass any basic Occupational Health and Safety tests. Far too many uneven surfaces and steps. Ridiculous layouts in the bathrooms, who in the world would not enclose the toilet closet. I have no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fortress is an exceptional property combining stunning ocean views with great service and well appointed spacious rooms. Service: Impeccable! We were assigned a personal butler, Achira, from the moment we arrived. He stayed with us throughout the visit and did an outstanding job. He showed a great sense of detail without being the least intrusive and the kids loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

there is no getting away from the fact that this is an expensive hotel to stay,eat and drink in.It is on the beach but the strong currents make swimming dangerous although there is a sheltered area nearby where the locals go. the hotel is some miles from Galle - about 30/35 minutes by tuk tuk (don't pay the hotel's recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had booked 3 nights at this hotel expecting some luxury at the end of our holiday. We had an ocean view room which had a bathroom as big as the bedroom area, a small sitting area and a balcony and the room had TV and sound system, mini bar and tea/coffee facilities. Sounds wonderful but we were disappointed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice colonial architecture, design rooms....hanging out by the pool and looking at the see was so precious and the food was just excellent ! And only 20 mn tuc tuc from Fort Galle, yet isolated. Perfect destination to end our 2 weeks trip in Sri Lanka.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The other reviews giving this property a 4 or 5 contain a lot of valid points - the hotel is well located on the edge of Koggala beach, with large airy rooms, spacious pools and fairly decent food. This said, when we arrived here toward the end of a 2-week trip of Sri Lanka I couldn't help but feel really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After long flight and transfer of 2 1/2 hours arrived, really tired rain came on, oh no!! Apprehensive about Sri Lanka as we usually go all inclusive in the Caribbean and love the sea and water sports that weren't here and sea is rough. It's Sad to say but you do focus on negative trip advisor comments more than the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first good thing about this resort is: Getting to it ! In the past it took easily 5-6 hours from the airport in Colombo to reach this region at the South Coast. Since one and a half years ago the new highway connects airport CMB and the Fortress more or less seamlessly. The total transit for the 160 km... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy with The Fortress. It was rebuilt after the tsunami, and sits on the beach in a lovely location on the South West Coast of Sri Lanka. The spa treatments were fantastic (and very reasonably priced). The food was also fantastic - very tasty. It is well located to explore nearby well known sites, such as Yala... 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*
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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