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The Fortress

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Koggala | Habaraduwa, 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at the Fortress after a longish flight ( I can recommend Sri Lankan Airways ) best service ever ) The car journey was pretty hairy I don't recommend driving unless you have nerves of steel !The welcome was great towels and cold drinks.We had a ground floor room with french windows on to a lovely lawn & ocean... More 

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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60 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My recent experience at The Fortress exceeded all expectations. Friends from London were staying there so over a period of a week I ate, drank and relaxed there almost as much as they did. The Service is world class, guest privacy exceptional. Rooms (i was not supposed to go to the room, house rule NO ONE except the people booked... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing week stay at the gorgeous Fortress with the family. As soon as you enter the huge doors you are greeted with a view across the pool to the ocean, very special. It is very modern & chic, with a laid back vibe but still has all the facilities for a luxury holiday. We had a spectacular split level... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

6th visit and I think this place is one of the finest hotels in Sri Lanka. The service is excellent and with great attention to details. The setting is one of the best, lovely pool, sea and the turtles on the reef, what more do you want. The quality of the food is excellent and if you need s change... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fortress has a laid back ambiance and perfect for a couple getaway as well as a family trip. There are fun filled activities for the kids and multiple activities to keep the adults busy. All of the staff were very friendly, but one of the staff stood out with his attention to detail service, always helpful and recommending extra... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth visit to The fortress... the amazing views, relaxing and luxurious rooms are fantastic. We stayed in Beach Room on the ground floor, the Loft Room as well as the Residency... The rooms were extremely clean and staff very helpful, ensuring we could sit back and relax...they cater well for couples as well as families... Our 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband, as you walk through the big doors it is completely different from the hustle and bustle outside. Relaxed, open and offering beautiful views. As you sit in the bar or pool area you cannot here the beeping traffic outside - in Sri Lanka I found this to be a small miracle. The staff were incredibly... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a 4D/3N stay at The Fortress based on its reviews on Trip Advisor. This hotel is best suited for coupes, although were a number of families staying whilst we were here. The hotel at first glance is beautiful with colonial style columns and marble flooring. The reception is a large open air space that provides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a gruelling flight from the UK, and then a 3 hour drive from columbo, you will question whether it's all worth it...and I'm glad to say it is. This is truly one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, whilst remaining utterly unique. The food is of a higher standard than many starred restaurants and the service matches.... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
51 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fortress is about 2 hours away from Columbo, via two separate sections of the new motorway. Galle is about 25 mins away longer by tuk tuk ( which are very dangerous). The hotel is small and beautifully formed, big rooms, clean and service is great ( just tip well). Positives: 1. Service was great, people have moaned about not... More 

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