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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely. The only negative I can think of is the extras were overpriced. We expected to pay less for food and wine. When we got there those rates were very expensive in relation to our room rate. Anyway it was great. Staff were friendly and the beach was beautiful.

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Doha, Qatar
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a lovely 4 days at the Fortress where we went for the Ocean Suite which is a beautiful suite split on 2 levels and facing the ocean. Amenities are first class including a bose sound sytem on both levels with an Ipod, an indoor plunge pool, expresso coffee machine and a beautiful decoration and high tech lighting system.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We have just checked out of the Fortress and I am compelled to write a review as it has been too tremendous experience not to share. This review though will only be echoing previous ones as there is barely anything I could fault. We stayed here under an all inclusive package which meant that meals and drinks were included along... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at the Fortress after a longish flight ( I can recommend Sri Lankan Airways ) best service ever ) The car journey was pretty hairy I don't recommend driving unless you have nerves of steel !The welcome was great towels and cold drinks.We had a ground floor room with french windows on to a lovely lawn & ocean... More 

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My recent experience at The Fortress exceeded all expectations. Friends from London were staying there so over a period of a week I ate, drank and relaxed there almost as much as they did. The Service is world class, guest privacy exceptional. Rooms (i was not supposed to go to the room, house rule NO ONE except the people booked... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

An amazing week stay at the gorgeous Fortress with the family. As soon as you enter the huge doors you are greeted with a view across the pool to the ocean, very special. It is very modern & chic, with a laid back vibe but still has all the facilities for a luxury holiday. We had a spectacular split level... More 

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

6th visit and I think this place is one of the finest hotels in Sri Lanka. The service is excellent and with great attention to details. The setting is one of the best, lovely pool, sea and the turtles on the reef, what more do you want. The quality of the food is excellent and if you need s change... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Fortress has a laid back ambiance and perfect for a couple getaway as well as a family trip. There are fun filled activities for the kids and multiple activities to keep the adults busy. All of the staff were very friendly, but one of the staff stood out with his attention to detail service, always helpful and recommending extra... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our fourth visit to The fortress... the amazing views, relaxing and luxurious rooms are fantastic. We stayed in Beach Room on the ground floor, the Loft Room as well as the Residency... The rooms were extremely clean and staff very helpful, ensuring we could sit back and relax...they cater well for couples as well as families... Our 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Came here with my husband, as you walk through the big doors it is completely different from the hustle and bustle outside. Relaxed, open and offering beautiful views. As you sit in the bar or pool area you cannot here the beeping traffic outside - in Sri Lanka I found this to be a small miracle. The staff were incredibly... More 

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