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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntsville, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
72 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a suite with plunge pool and the room needs remodeling. Both hand sinks upstairs and downstairs don't drain well. Shower was good and loved the Bulgari amenities. We complained to our butler but no difference. I think lines need to be flushed out. View is beautiful from both up and down. Hate the light switches as they are too... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights with another family after a business trip. Our daughter who was also with us had her own room. The rooms were excellent, with doors opening right on the beach access. The staff could not have been more helpful. (great laundry service!) We had a lovely room, with a spa bath and a shower; our... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel to relax and enjoy and is located right at the beach. Unfortunately my travel programme allowed me only a short stay, but I would have loved to stay longer and will definitely come back to. Super comfortable room sea view. Warm and friendly staff, smiling!! A great Sri Lankan chef. We were there a Wednesday... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at the Fortress, but visited to use their facilities during our recent stay in Sri Lanka. It cost approx. £5/adult for the day which was excellent value for the available facilities. The Fortress is located right on a lovely stretch of beach with a segregated area for swimming (the current can be pretty bad at certain times... More 

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Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a house nearby and had herd great things about the food at the Fortress - and we were not disappointed. After a hard morning by the pool we took a tuk tuk down to the fortress where we enjoyed a great lunch - king prawns, fish currey and a good bottle of wine. All with stunning... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 25 is not good enough to be offered by a 5* hotel. It is damp and dark, having only a very short view onto a concrete wall. Eventually we were offered another room (48), which was of nominally the same standard but had a lovely veranda allowing some sunlight into the room. If we had had room 48 from... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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84 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the setting and the restaurant's vibes. Went with friends for a seafood night. Best tries are: Giant Lagoon Prawns with Sweet Pepper Sauce or Creamy curry sauce and Sri Lankan Condiments - Sri Lankan Spicy Marinated Reef Fish Fillet with Garlic Rice, sautéed Kan Kun with Saffron Sauce - Black Pepper Crab with County Rice and condiments. All excellently... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fortress at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka to relax after a lot of travelling around. The hotel was recommended to us by friends and lived up to our expectations. We stayed in an ocean view room, it was located on the upper floor of the hotel and the view was lovely. However, it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Kangaroo Cab from Colombo to Koggala, cost us 10,000 rps, not including toll fee of 400 rps. Experienced driver, and it took us almost 2 hours to get to the resort via highway. The resort was easy to locate, iconic fortress door. The staffs welcomed us with a gong and led us to the lobby. Behind the fortress... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with our 6 month old son in May 2014. the hotel is very impressive and the staff very attentive on arrival. Just the kind of welcome you want from a long drive with a baby. Our Room was on the ground floor facing the sea. Quite glad we didn't opt for the room with its own pool... More 

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