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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights to finish off our trip in Sri Lanka by the ocean. The hotel and their staff were very helpful in accommodating most, if not all, of our requests. (From extending check-out times, extending wifi, etc. They even let me use their staff meeting room after checking out as I had to... More 

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Pickering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights and we had a beautiful room with a view of the pool and the sea. No faults found. Service was five star to match the hotel. The pool is amazingly large, and as we were out of season it was very quiet with no problem getting a sun-bed. It was a great place to end... More 

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

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a trip around the south of the country and it stood out as one of the best hotels on our tour. From the road the hotel looks exactly like it's name - a long, two storey wall protecting you from any street noise. The courtyard is a lovely open space that... More 

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Macau
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled with young family from Macau to meet family from London in this stunning resort! The first point to make is the hotel is truly pictoresque with huge wooden entrance and well kept gardens. We stayed for ten days and stayed in the seaview rooms on the second floor which afforded us a fantastic view of the beautiful pool and... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this hotel 5/5. However, when we booked we didn't realise that we had booked a room with a view of a wall! The room also had a damp problem too. For a hotel of this quality it is surprising that they have a room of such poor quality. After one miserable night and a lot of complaining... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel down the beach but we ate the buffet at The Fortress for lunch and dinner. It was amazing and good value too when you consider the quality. Also the staff was so friendly and helpful. The hotel is also very nice but we tend to skimp on accommodations and splurge on food so it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best resorts in the area. The service provided by the hotel staff is exceptional. Fine dining options are great and the quality of the food we had was fantastic. The infinity pool is spectacular. . The rooms are spacious and the jacuzzi was brilliant. Definitely worth the premium. Will definitely return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stayed here a few years ago and really there is nothing to say other than how utterly beautiful this place is! This was a once off treat and I don't think there's many other hotels I will stay in that will compare to The Fortress! The staff know all of the guest's names and are thoroughly attentive. The room was... More 

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Adelaide Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This hotel was amazing. From the pool, to the fine dining, to the rooms to the everything else.....Strongly recommend a stop here to all visitors to Southern Sri Lanka. The large doors facing the street open out into a wonderful vista of pool and the Indian Ocean. The service is awesome, nothing too much trouble. Breakfast had a great exception... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There are plenty of lodging options in the south of Sri Lanka. Around Koggala The Fortress would rank as the best. It's comparable in many ways to The Lighthouse hotel in Galle with a much better design and newer more spacious rooms. The check in was nice with free cinnamon drink and cold wet towels. The reception staff would accompany... More 

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