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The Fortress

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Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I spent 11 night's at this hotel and can not fault it. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and wanting to please. The hotel room was immaculately clean and always at the perfect temperature. There are plenty of sun beds by the pool and they are dressed with 2 towels and a matress. This point may... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to have an exclusive service with exclusive facilities, without a shadow of a doubt this is the hotel that you should choose. The hotel people were kind enough to upgrade our room to an Ocean Loft (Face to the sea) which has a plunged pool. The room we had have two LED TV's equipped with BOSE speakers.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my 5th visit to Sri Lanka and and the second time I have stayed at the heavenly Fortress hotel, which in my world is a misnomer, for imo a more appropriate word might be heaven, as it is a veritable sanctuary, a healing balm for the soul for a weary business traveller who globe trots around the world... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fine quality dining set in historic surrounds in a light airy environment provided a great place for a business lunch. The meals were excellent, the service discreet yet engaging and the wine list provided good options for selections and time of day or mood. Prices are on the high end of local venues; but you will not be disappointed seated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 NIghts in their non-sea facing room ( It is considered lowest category room). Beautiful property and excellent service. Perfect for relaxing by the pool and spending time with family. There is nothing much to do nearby so you would need a car to get around for anything you wish to do. Galle city is at least 30 min... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was exactly what we wanted: To tumble out of bed into the pool before breakfast, spend the day between pool and sunbed reading or swimming... until the gorgeous sunset. In the evening, we hired a car with a driver, and explored many other communities with excellent seafood restaurants on the beach (Unawatuna, Weligama, Wijaya). We stayed one night... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for four nights beach time. Super setting right on the beach although sea swimming is not possible here, they do have a large pool. Sun beds are very comfortable lots of towels. Our bedroom which was an ocean view,was well appointed and did have a lovely view. Restauarants have a good choice service spot on. Thank goodness... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fortress is simply magnificent! We decided to treat ourselves to some R&R after 10 days of touring around. I did a huge amount of research and decided that The Fortress was where we wanted to be! The images online do not do this hotel any justice. The staff are fantastic, helpful and polite. The food is excellent, probably the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to arrive at the hotel after a 6 hour drive from Nuwara Eliya. Entrance is through a massive double gate and the reception staff are alerted to your arrival by the ringing of a ships bell. There was no delay in being checked in and then we were shown around the hotels facilities before being shown to... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us had dinner there a few days ago. I invited one guest. We did not stay at the hotel. It was the worst buffet dinner I had experienced in Sri Lanka. There was little variety in the food. The pork was tough. The desserts were pathetic. The price was exorbitant. Stick to the a la carte menu and... More 

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