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The Fortress Resort & Spa

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Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala 82104 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Koggala
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Ayanthi A wrote a review Oct 13
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We had the best experience at The Fortress. Starting from the check-in with Dumindi, through to the service during our entire stay, everything was truly excellent. In particular, thank you very much for accomodating our meal requirements and being flexible. Impressed with the overall organisation around COVID safe practices as well. Would highly recommend The Fortress to anyone. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Tweawh wrote a review May 2021
Hamburg, Germany40 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed there during the pandemic, traveling from Germany in an almost empty plane to find the hotel of course on a very low occupancy as well. Most of the hotels would then cut costs through reducing service massively. Not so at the fortress! We enjoyed great hospitality and everybody was giving their maximum effort to fulfill every wish you had. Ales with a smile, a chat and a new idea how to make your stay memorable. Always while handling a strong hygiene concept which gave us a good and safe feeling. The food was outstanding, even though the half board menu was written for Europeans - but once again: you ask and the chef will do his magic. A must do is the private teppanyaki experience - a little pricy but worth every penny. We had a wonderful time made memorable by a great team. Thank you to Mr van Twest and his team.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Meurling, General Manager at The Fortress Resort & Spa
Responded May 24, 2021
Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! It’s a pleasure to read your encouraging feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so fascinated and I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation for taking the time and effort to mention the factors that made your stay very exceptional. We are very much humbled by your kind words and rest assured that these comments will be shared with the rest of the team to serve as an inspiration to continue on providing outstanding services to all of our guests. We look forward to your next visit Stay Safe!! Warmest Regards.
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BerlinSista wrote a review Apr 2021
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We did not stay at the Fortress before but we will definitely come again! We really felt at home away from home. The whole facility is just great and the staff is extremly friendly and attentive and caring. We also enjoyed the food SO much!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in an Ocean Room and liked it very much
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Response from Brendon Meurling, General Manager at The Fortress Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 25, 2021
Dear Valued guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! It’s a pleasure to read encouraging feedback from our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so fascinated and I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation for taking the time and effort to mention the factors that made your stay very exceptional. We are very much humbled by your kind words and rest assured that these comments will be shared with the rest of the team to serve as an inspiration to continue on providing outstanding services to all of our guests. We look forward to your next visit Stay Safe!! Warmest Regards.
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Armin S wrote a review Apr 2021
Ravensburg, Germany53 contributions28 helpful votes
We spent almost 2 weeks in this wonderful resort and spa. Everything was well organized. Hygienic standards in times of corona very high. The staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful. The chef and his team had a great variety of fresh and delicious dishes. Even cooking classes were offered. The treatments in the spa were excellent. And not to forget two very interesting excursions despite the corona crisis which were conducted with a safe and good driver. Overall a very good reason to come back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Imran Mannan, Marketing at The Fortress Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 7, 2021
Dear Valued guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! It’s always a pleasure to read an encouraging feedback from our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so fascinated and I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation for taking the time and effort to mention the factors that made your stay very exceptional. We are very much humbled by your kind words and rest assured that these comments will be shared with the rest of the team to serve as an inspiration to continue on providing outstanding services to all of our guests. We look forward to your next visit Warmest Regards,
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Ute & Ingo wrote a review Mar 2021
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We have just returned from 15 days in this beautiful resort and are already dreaming of our next visit. The staff are very very nice, the beautiful and stylish rooms (we stayed in a beach room on the ground floor) are spacious and have direct access to the lawn and just a few steps to the pool (olympic size!) and the beach. The location is awsome - there were turtles to watch at high tide every day. The choice and quality of the food (we were on half board) at dinner and breakfast was very good - especially if you are fond of sea food. The hygienic measures were very convincing - we really felt „safe and secure“ all the time. This also acounts for the three excursions we were able to make „within the bubble“ to the National Parks. Special thanks goes to Subash, our driver and guide who provided us with a lot of interesting information. And also thanks to Nadeesha for answering all my millions of questions beforehand ;-)
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: The rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the lawn
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Response from Imran Mannan, Marketing at The Fortress Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 1, 2021
Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! It is always a great pleasure to read reviews of satisfied guests. Particularly regarding the service of our very amicable staff. We are very happy and delighted that we were able to create the pleasant experience and make a difference to you in our resort. Your appreciation will be shared with the team to ensure they are motivated to strive for excellence. We greatly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to The Fortress real soon. Warmest regards
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the fortress hotel koggala, fortress hotel galle, fortress galle, fortress sri lanka
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictKoggala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fortress Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Handunugoda Tea Estate (3.2 miles), Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (0.2 miles), and Mihiripenna Beach (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Follow the White Rabbit, A'la carte restaurant, and Surfing Wombats Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does The Fortress Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Fortress Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Fortress Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Koggala.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (7.9 miles), Galle Fort (8.2 miles), and Meera Mosque (7.9 miles).