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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 2 days ago
AMiltonS6 Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family spent 5 days at The Fortress. It really did offer exceptional quality in all areas. Beautiful location with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The swimming pool was perfect and uncrowded. There is also a safe swimming area at the beach area to swim in the ocean itself. There is a turtle hatchery on site. The food was... More

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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon trip tour of Sri Lanka after being badly let down by another local hotel who had over booked. When we first arrived we were not in the best of moods but our minds were soon put to rest that we had actually ended up in a far superior hotel. The warm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic stay last June ( I know it was monsoon time but it was amazing weather.) The hotel was quiet in the evening but we had a great dance show with thunder in the back ground. Great place to unwind and chill, with a stunning view on the sea. We had visitors on the beach ( giant turtles ) priceless!... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

one of the best designed hotel with equally beautiful view of indian ocean, the stay was very comfortable thanks to a very good hotel staff, very good veg. cuisine made by chef and activities to keep our 3 year old busy. better to stay in fortress. it worth the money spent.

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

Anyone used to the grand luxury of SE Asia's great hotels and resorts will probably agree that by comparison, this place is no more than ok. The location is alright - though the beach is neither private, nor the ocean safe to swim in. The hotel itself is nicely finished, and the rooms are big, but they've placed emphasis on... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 180 degree views of the ocean, a huge pool, superb rooms and outstanding food, this is a place not to miss. Though its location is a bit away from the Fort area, but hotels inside the Fort are small and since there is not that much breeze inside the fort area, it is not nice during the hot months... More

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Tredegar, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most reviewers have already covered the excellent rooms, great food and awesome location. But to me what made The Fortress extra special was the quality of the customer service. The welcome we received from the delightful Chamindi was the best "front of house" service I have ever received, and significantly better than many top-level hotels that I have visited. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we knew it would be a wonderful holiday. The hotel was luxurious. The staff were so helpful and hospitable. Every member of staff treated you as a special person and nothing was too much trouble. The infinity pool stretched along the edge of the shore, amazing to just relax and watch the waves rolling in.... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 4 days at the fortress over Easter break to celebrate my sister's impending wedding. The pool was absolutely amazing. Food is lovely - ordered the chicken biyriani (very authentic) pool side - bliss. The staff were excellent - special mention goes to Asla at the restaurant. He organised lumprais and dosas which weren't available to us on the menu... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here the week before our wedding for a couple of nights and it was glorious! Walking through those huge gates is a trip into pure luxury. On arrival, we were told that we had been upgraded so that we could enjoy our last few days before the wedding which was elsewhere in Galle. The room we were shown... 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*
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The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka

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A luxury 53 room boutique resort located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka. The Fortress has been styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous furnishings to echo the historic days of Old Ceylon. This has been artfully and sensitively fused with innovative architecture, high design features, state-of-the-art technology, sensual living spaces with naturally modern design, and incredible gastronomic experiences, to stunning effect. The Fortress will offer unprecedented levels of service, extraordinary innovation, attention to detail and a unique blend of Old Ceylon with Modern Asia. ... more   less 
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