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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

IT is important to book the Amazing spa in advance!! - it is stunningly gorgeous ! - the food is in no doubt unpeccable ! - the resort have to be perfect, but I am not shure as I haven't slept here ! - sunset perfect - beach perfect - the service was extremely satisfying - the releasing of turtle... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous place. We got married here and had a wonderful time. The only reason I have only scored it 4/5 is the bar and restaurant staff where not particularly attentive for a five star resort, taking quite a lot of time to eventually get their attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this hotel. Stayed here many times but this is first review I've done. The staff have been here for years and always provide outstanding service. Rooms are grand and very comfortable. Pool is extraordinary and the restaurant fantastic. Can't recommend this place enough

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at the Fortress hotel. The rooms were fabulous and the view of the ocean rooms were breathtaking. My advice to travels is to book BB as it is more economical and have a la carte. The only downside is that when you book the rooms they immediately deduct from your credit card even before you... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 10 days in April, amazing weather, top class food 3 times a day. We ate out a few times but never lived up to the food on offer here. Amazing view from the bedroom, woke looking at breaking waves every morning. Near lots of good surf spots, few rocks out front of hotel but still got in there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fortress hotel makes the most of its grounds to provide spacious rooms with wonderful views of the ocean. The real selling point for me though is the attention of the staff (to keep guests happy by being attentive and resolve issues immediately and without fuss) and the high quality rooms. This area is inundated with subpar accommodation and this... More 

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Freezing in England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect hotel! Employees cannot do enough for you. Place is spotless. It's got it's own turtle sanctuary. The only issue with the whole place is that it's too perfect. (Bear with me). The Fortress is one of those unique hotels that is simply amazing in every way. But, as the food has a huge choice, the staff are... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit to the Fortress and we enjoyed our stay as much as we did the first time when it first opened. It has a beautiful setting and the ambience is calming. The pool overlooks the Indian Ocean and creates a wonderful atmosphere. The staff are excellent and the rooms are maintained to very high standard.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful hotel right on the beach with the sound of the surf all day long. Very nice decent sized hotel pool right against the beach - please note that the beach is magnificent but swimming can be dangerous when the surf is up. There is a small area in the rocks where it is always safe to swim but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has to be one of the most stunning places I've ever stayed in. The location is beautiful. ..we could wander out of our beach room straight into the pool or the Indian ocean. The rooms are perfect. ..spacious, extremely comfortable, well serviced and luxurious. The staff are extremely professional and courteous, friendly and couldn't be more helpful. All... More 

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