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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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Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Very nice hotel! The rooms were very spacious (we had a room at the short end of the rectangle, i think it is a family room) it had a wide corridor in which the extra bed for our 5 yr old and the cot for our 2 yr old fit perfectly (and left us with some privacy!). The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I cannot embellish on any more comments that havn't already been said about this piece of Paradise. We had an ocean view room which without doubt is the best room to book and when you open the door you will see why. Every attention to detail and every whim catered for...the bathroom is huge and the bed the most comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Flight was late but transport waiting. Long transfer on poor roads except for new Southern Expressway. Excellent greeting not just on arrival but throughout our stay. Great breakfast with choices for any taste and reasonable prices for evening meals . We had only booked for one week and tried to extend but there was no rooms. Would advise anyone to... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

What an utterly magnificent hotel! We arrived here from Yala and were shown by the fabulous Chanai to our room. It was a fantastic room (number 28) with magnificent ocean views and far away from any noise from the bar/swimming pool etc. The rooms are amazingly impressive. Large comfy beds, beautiful shower and jacuzzi area. High ceilings, large tv, VERY... More 

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Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We visited the Fortress for 6 nights earlier this month and had the most amazing holiday. Our room was huge with a stunning view of the sea and it seemed like everything had been thought of from the ipod dock to the little pastries that we would find sitting in our room every evening. The staff are absolutely charming and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Best hôtel Spend hollydats on this Hotel Thé service is perfection Thé restaurant manager try Alle thé Time to help you Rooms very Nice Best qualité

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UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
73 hotel reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Much has already been said about this hotel and in the main the positive comments are all spot-on. The location, rooms and facilities are excellent and difficult to better. There are some signs of rooms getting a little tired (we were in room 52 and it was starting to look worn in places) but the overall standard of service is... More 

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London
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Beautiful setting on the coast (no beach directly but v easy to walk 2 mins), stunning building and landscaped pool area. The rooms were fab - the biggest bathroom I've ever stayed in. Free standing roll top bath, double walkin shower, two sinks and sep loo. Loads of space in the bathroom, they could have fitted a bed in there... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

This is our second time at this hotel and this time returned to get married here as we loved it so much our first visit. The staff again were exceptional, very friendly and make you feel very relaxed and welcome. Our wedding planner Chani did a fantastic job, very organised. We had 12 guests for our wedding, all staying at... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights as the last part of our 2 week tour around Sri Lanka - we were looking for a bit of down-time and a spot of luxury and the hotel delivers on both fronts. The rooms here are very nice, we had an ocean room and were very happy with it. Service was first class, as... More 

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