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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the place to the max. Great location, amazing service and good food. We stayed in an ocean room room with amazing views. The property is the perfect place if you just want to relax and totally de-stress. For those who like long walks along the shore, this is the place to be. Welcoming to the hotel, guests receive... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a thoroughly lovely stay at The Fortress. Picked up by the complimentary hotel car from our sea plane trip, we were given cool scented towels in the car, and chilled water. Check in was pleasant and seamless, with delicious welcome drinks. The room was fantastic- super comfortable bed and pillows, sunken lounge room with large screen tv and... More 

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Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as i got to this place I knew that this was going to be a nice stay. I simply loved the food and the attentive service.The Fortress is One of the best hotels in galle! Guaranteed 100% customer satisfaction.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my time here. Service was personalized from the moment I arrived and was greeted with a cool drink and towel. Since I was solo, I booked the smallest room on the property - which was still a huge suite with a king-sized bed, a bar for drinks/snacks, a waterfall shower, a separate bathtub and a private patio. Extras like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a weekend with family and found the hotel to be awesome. A good spread of food at the sea food buffet on Saturday night. Excellent choices for vegetarians too. The salad bar had a variety of options. So tasty and unique to the normal salads served. Breakfast was good. A spread of western and eastern. Rooms were very spacious... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third (3rd) time staying at the hotel, and it was as enjoyable as always. The setting and the rooms are exquisite. A marvelous place to relax and decompress. The staff is very friendly and attentive but sometimes they just don't know or haven't been trained yet but they try and are getting better. The food is good,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cost of a "roll in" bed at 100USD a night is unreasonable compared to prices at resorts of a similar if not higher caliber worldwide. The first two nights we experienced a "damp" issue in our suite and complained several times that our room and bed sheets felt damp and uncomfortable, even our clothes felt wet in the morning.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To describe my experience is to say that I have never been so terribly treated in any place especially as a woman. I have made a complaint to a manager at a reception of the Fortess hotel as I was about to pay for my meal that I have had at the restaurant. He was extremely rude and short with... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights while touring Sri Lanka with my parents. By the time we got to the Fortress, we had already done Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Udawalawe, and we were very ready for a relaxing two days at the beach, which wasn't exactly what we got but relaxing we did! The hotel doesn't have it's own beach,... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Fortress with my wife and family for a one night stay to relax after a hectic few weeks. We were not disappointed. From the time we entered The Fortress the staff, from the security personnel to the Resident Manager, made us feel welcome. This continued right throughout our stay and I must say it was one of the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Pepper
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Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian
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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: $200 - $769 (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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