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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this beautiful resort. From the moment you step thru the enormous front door you are treated like family. The staff, all of them end up becoming your best friends. They can't do enough to make your stay more memorable. The rooms are a great size and beautifully decorated. The pool is enormous and the view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went to the fortress for the day. We paid 1000 rupees each to enjoy the pool and the beach. This was 100% worth it and we thoroughly enjoyed using the pool and the drinks at our sun bed. We did have treatments booked in at the spa. Our massages were great however afterwards we felt rushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Im currently sat by the pool looking out towards the Indian Ocean......simply stunning.This is our last day staying at the Fortress, having spent the last ten days here......what makes this hotel is the staff, a true credit to the hotel. Every body from the warm welcome when you arrive to the pool team who sort out your sun beds each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at the Fortress and did not want to leave. The food was exceptional; we ate from the buffet every evening and particularly enjoyed the abundance of amazing fresh local seafood. We were offered a free room upgrade which was a nice touch and the service was exceptional, with a large number of very attentive staff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister booked this holiday and I didn't know what to expect. It has been a long time since I have arrived at a destination and been totally bold over by the breath taking views! The Indian Ocean is captivating!!! The staff are genuine, caring and go out of their way to take care of your every need. The Restaurant... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The moment we arrived at The Fortress itself made us feel great to have chosen the hotel to spend our holidays, the soaring walls with its beautiful fort doors really gives the ambience of a fortress, and upon entering on to the wide verandah and the lobby of the hotel which boasts the view of the beautiful sea after the... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights in a huge, magnificent room overlooking the ocean. From the moment you walk through the wooden gates you are entranced by the location. Buffet breakfasts and dinner were fantastic although prone to seafood and meat being overcooked as appears largely the norm in Sri Lanka. Head chef helpful in identifying gluten free options - most desserts made... More 

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Stonehouse, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel it was amazing. The infinity pool is beautiful.The rooms were outstanding and the service efficient. The staff were so friendly.. The food was fantastic. We would recommend this hotel unreservedly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at this lovely hotel at the end of our 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. We had been looking forward to staying here and we were not disappointed. The hotel is beautiful and the service is excellent. We were upgraded to a beach splash suite which was fantastic, we even had our own butler! I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful hotel! The moment that you walk in through the large wooden gates and see the infinity pool with the Indian Ocean just behind, you know that it's a special hotel. We had an ocean view room which was lovely. Breakfast was excellent every morning, and dinner was consistently very good. Service was amazing, and staff were very... 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
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Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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: $185 - $609 (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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