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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was great seeing the island but as you walk through the huge doors and enter the oasis of calm with the most amazing views, we knew we had made the right choice for our r and r part of our holiday. The room was excellent, large well equipped bathroom, there were 3 steps down into seating area which perhaps...

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights.Calm and nice environment..Our room was spacious, comfortable. Superior service by the staff. I recommend this hotel to others.Superb food and staff definitely coming back to this hotel.

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York, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful property. We stayed in a spectacular room with vaulted ceilings and plenty of room for three. Waking up on the ocean every day was marvelous. The included breakfast was delicious. The staff was always gracious. The infinity pool was incredibly relaxing. While the room was very comfortable during the day, the "open concept" bathroom was a little problematic. Hard...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is wonderful, especially the room with your own private dipping pool. The service was good and when there were any little problems, management stepped right in. My husband arranged a pool side intimate dinner to celebrate my birthday and it started out great with the service, but when the entree's arrived they were cold and not very good...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Fortress for 3 nights in October 2016. The hotel is amazing and in a beautiful location on the beach in Koggala.I t has quite striking architecture especially when you arrive. We stayed in an Ocean Loft room which was amazing with great views of the ocean. In particular the service was first class - our butler...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside this hotel looks like a prison ,but once inside the gates we were blown away by the setting.Infinity pools seem to merge with the Indian ocean creating a stunning turquoise backdrop ,with palm trees and the noice of the waves.You could just look at it all day long and not get bored. Our room was wonderful ,with...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We obviously had the most Amazing stay here. Almost Everything was perfect. All the staff went out of their way to accommodatefor all of our needs.. If you arrive early, due to the new flight timings as the check-In time in the hotel is 2pm the hotel management will you approached and offer you an alternative room for resting on...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic 7 night stay here in a beach room on all inclusive basis. A beach room is worth the extra money for the comfy patio chair for 2 where you can enjoy a drink from the mini bar or waiter service whilst watching the sun set. You also have proximity to the beach which is clean and...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only visited for dinner and we were blown away. The hotel do a seafood buffet on Saturdays and all I can say is that if you have the opportunity to indulge do it. It was the best food we ate in our two week stay in Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large in size but not impersonal or with lots of rooms. I think approx 40. Well decorated. Really enjoyed my stay there, you feel close to the beach from any room facing the garden or when eating at the restaurant. Garden area great, the sea is so close, but at a safe distance. Nice stretch of beach for walking. For...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $279 - $968 (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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“We were on the first floor which was fine no issues with noise from other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles AWSJW, 2 days ago | Read review
“room with a dipping pool is great”
 of 5 bubbles jennmelzer, 1 week ago | Read review
“Sea view is a must”
 of 5 bubbles JoepublicLondon, 1 week ago | Read review
“The Ocean Room views are specatular”
 of 5 bubbles E1325JRmarkr, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for room no 2. Close to main areas without hearing noise and facing beach”
 of 5 bubbles Dazza_Loves_Holiday, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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