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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
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great place to stay for a romantic break / chill out. Stayed here for the second time for a solo business trip, this time the room was ocean facing and the outlook was great. Room has everything you could dream of and much more, its definitely classed locally as very expensive but this place is 5 star. Staff are helpful,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a very belated review but i'm catching up on my admin :-) I visited the Fortress last year with my partner and have to say it's probably the best service I have ever received globally, and I've done my fair share of travelling/staying in nice places. Highly recommended and would definitely return ! Thanks :-)

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited this hotel with my wife & my daughter for vacation. I was really impressed by the high quality of standard of service.Ms.DILINI NADEESHA at the reception was outstanding. She made us feel at home from the begining. The room was of highest quality with remote control operated lighting system. The bathroom was fabulous with a Jacuzzi. Overall room... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed at The Fortress in March 2015 for 5 nights. Property is impressive on first entering but on closer inspection is looking a bit tired, especially the rooms. Our room was an ocean facing room which had a small balcony overlooking the sea. It is worth paying the extra for one of these rooms. The pool and setting of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If the price can come down , I would stay more.Very expensive.Other than that there no complains, Good Location, Really good staff,Very helpful.Overall excellent service.Good location to relax.Beautiful set up.I like the place very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This hotel does not need an over the top entrance lobby, the view of the sea and pool as you enter the big fort door is enough to take your breath away, we arrived hot and bothered after a 7 hour drive from Sigriya and instantly felt relaxed. The pool side staff are happy to help and there are a... More 

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