This is an absolutely first class hotel in a stunning location. Actively managed by Jan van Twest and his colleagues, staff in every department are happily and professionally dedicated to giving guests the best possible vacation experience.
Accommodation is very well equipped and presented with the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort - don't even think twice about the glass enclosed bathroom facilities - appropriate privacy is just not an issue!
Food is high class hotel standard and whilst we would have preferred a buffet style dinner option and found the menu just a bit restricted, that is a personal preference and does not detract from the quality and presentation of the product. The executive chef is justly proud to take guests into his kitchens where his crew are clearly dedicated to the high standards he sets. They are pleased to meet reasonable "off menu" requests and are clearly delighted when their efforts are appreciated. We simply could not fault the happy and flexible approach of the restaurant staff from greeting to leaving.
Outside the grounds are very well maintained and pool staff are always on hand with a smile.
In short, we were 'captivated by The Fortress' and recommend it as a wonderful place to stay in a lovely area of Sri Lanka.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Fortress Hotel Koggala
- Fortress Hotel Galle
- Fortress Galle
- Fortress Sri Lanka