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The Fortress

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koggala | Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a cheap hotel, but very well appointed and right on the beach front. Excellent pools and restaurants add to the charm. Go in non peak periods for better value and pick an ocean front room. Swing in the hammocks in the ocean breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So initially we found the bling and pomp off putting after so many homely historic places in Sri Lanka, but it was wonderful to relax and unwind after a hectic 10 days of driving and safaris. Our room was originally close to the bar area ( Ocean room No 39) ... Beware these are noisy and after an hour of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent. A very nice room close to the pool and hotel facilities looking out over the beach. However, swimming from the beach in front of the hotel is not recommended because of the undertow and rocks. The hotel pool was extremely nice though. Nice food and reasonable prices. The historic town of Galle is fairly near and well worth visiting.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Swing open those huge wooden doors and you enter into the calming world of The Fortress. It is a small boutique hotel with 50 odd rooms and one of the best of its kind. The room was large, beautiful and luxurious. It opened to a garden, where you could enjoy a cup of ceylon tea each morning. The room had... More 

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

A tremendous set of gates once opened leave you with an inspiring view into the open aired reception. Service throughout was great (except perhaps at times slow in the dining area). Our room was brilliant with a huge light bathroom with plenty of features, a massive and comfy bed, sitting area, and balcony. Sound system and tv a bit complicated.... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fortress was the 4th of five hotels we stayed in on our Sri Lanka trip and was my personal favourite. It was an oasis behind the large wooden doors and just what we needed after 6 days of travelling. Our first floor room was a good size with a very comfy bed and an amazing bathroom - the double... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As soon as you enter the huge wooden doors (see picture), you're presented with a courtyard that is inspiring. Whether it's the greeting from the person checking you in, or the housekeeping staff, the team at The Fortress is impeccable in their manner and willingness to help. We loved the pool...and we loved the beach right in front of it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Words can't describe this place! We went here for our honeymoon and It is simply heaven on earth. From the moment the big gates open you slip into another world. The service is second to none! We had the two storey suite with plunge pool and it was simply luxury. The staff are amazing and friendly and are willing to... More 

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

This hotel really does deserve 5 stars. The staff are fantastic and can't do enough for you, yet aren't intrusive. The food was unbelievably fantastic too, the way they do the buffet is great in that they cook most of it there in front of you, I suppose this is the beauty of only having 50 rooms in this wonderful... More 

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

When the heavy wooden doors opened up into the courtyard and we caught our first glimpse of The Fortress we knew we had arrived at a very special place! The hotel oozes calm but is so very welcoming at the same time We travelled with our eight year old son who enjoyed the infinity pool fresh smoothies from the bar... 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*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka

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