This hotel is excellent and is five star, from the room to the food and service. This hotel is outstanding. The travel from the airport is around four hours which makes it difficult after a long flight however when you arrive it makes up for the inconvienent trek. We initially stayed in a Fortress room but later in the stay we were upgraded to an ocean room which was fabulous. The food is very good and is a little expensive by Sri Lankan standards but it is worth it. If you want cheaper food you need to take a tuk tuk ride to Unawatuna beach were there is a number of beach front cafes. Sam is the bar manager at the hotel and is very good ensuring that we had canopes each evening with our drinks. Around the pool you are served drinks and each morning they come around with fruit kebabs. Sugarth works in the restaurant and is brilliant. Before each meal we were given cold face cloths. There is only a small beach and the pool is the main area of sunbathing. If you are requiring the use of a tuk tuk then please do not use the beach boys. They are extremely forward and they will hassle you to use them.
Outside of the hotel is an association of tuk tuk drivers. We used baba who was excellent and took us on a number of tours. If anyone is wanting relaxation and good food and excellent accomodation then this is the hotel for you. If you are wanting entertainment each evening then choose another hotel as the theme of this hotel is relaxation. If you wish to remain in your room there is ample to do eg bose surround sound with an IPOD dock and DVD player. There is a good book and DVD library at reception and the IPOD is full of great tunes. Outside the resort they are clearly recovering from the Tsunami which is sad to see but they rely heavily on tourism. The only thing that you must bear in mind when traveling to Sri Lanka that if you want a good hotel you must look at five star. Other hotels do not have the high standards that this hotel has. Truly a wonderful holiday met lots of great people
- Also Known As:
- The Fortress Hotel
- The Fortress Hotel Koggala
- Fortress Hotel Galle
- Fortress Galle
- Fortress 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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