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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After an initial shock of being offered a room which faced nothing but a 12 foot wall and cut out all the light in the room, we asked to be moved. In all of the top hotels we have stayed in I found the initial response surprising especially since they have won so many accolades. This dismissive response was surprising... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kogalla beach location is superb, the staff members are wonderful and always smiling, polite, friendly & helpful. Beautiful pool. Amazing food, the room was fantastic with super comfortable bed and pillows. I Loved this place, it was value for money, it's a great place to visit with your families and friends.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Second time staying here after 4 years, still at awe at the hotel. The hotel is simply put relaxing, a world of its own. The high roof ceilings and decor, and the sea view. I wouldn't mind staying in the room. The only drawback on the hotel was the food, i.e. lunch and dinner. it some improvement and did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hotels in Unawatuna, very clean, buttlers are very attentive, the place is really relaxing, huge space and high-class amenities. Best for couples or family. Location is also few minutes away from tourist spots. A bit pricey but you get what you paid for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Resort and Spa has the potential to be one of the great holiday hotels of the world. The building makes full use of its location allowing guests to relax on the lawns beside the ocean in a serene setting. A warm welcome on arrival and low key, friendly staff made our stay one of the most enjoyable we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome surrounding and set up.. Spacious rooms like a sueit.. First time in koggala during my annevasary trip Truly dedicated staff Dinner from Sea food market.. Best sea food I ever had.. Deserved 5 start class.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two kids and us spent 2 nights here. This is our 6th visit and we just love it. Rooms are big and can easily accommodate four of us. Rooms are showing a little bit of age now but still very good and comfortable. Beautiful pool. Sea was rough during this time. Food is to die for. It's a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in this hotel for four days and I was sincerely impressed. When we arrived, we were welcomed with a nice cocktail and wet towel; this first warm impression was confirmed during all the holiday (the staff is simply great). The room was very big with a Jacuzzi inside and a balcony directly on the garden close to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sea side hotel is a great place for relaxing holiday. The pool, access to the beach, spacious rooms, views from the rooms, access to the pool and the beach from the ground level rooms and super friendly and helpful staff, will make it a wonderful experience. Reasonable good spread at the Restaurents and very good service all round. Some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for five days recently. Immediate impressions are of a big 'wow factor'. The location directly overlooking the ocean is beautiful, the pool area is nice and the room is huge - with a massive bathroom area. But, as the stay progressed, cracks began to show. The facilities, for such a hotel, are minimal. Essentially one restaurant area with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Pepper
Pepper
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Fortress

Address: Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: $198 - $579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fortress 5*
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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