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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
  • Paid 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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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
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
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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Shaniana E wrote a review Dec 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Plush and lovely hotels. Enjoyed every minute of it. I would always go back to this place. The food is great and the rooms are wonderful. One of the best hotels in Lanka to have a great holiday with expensive taste.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us, and enjoyed everything that we had to offer. We are especially happy to hear that our F&B team were able to make such a positive impression on you. Thank you once again for your compliments and we look forward to welcoming you soon! Warmest Regards,
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Shanaka Cooray wrote a review Dec 2020
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The Fortress really lives up to the Luxury Boutique hotel classification. From the time you walk in you are pampered with next level service and care. Your vehicle is valet parked and check in is smooth and efficient. The rooms are truly luxurious. We tried the Ocean Loft which is on two levels with a plunge pool at the lower level. A proper coffee maker, Bulgari Toilet products and Bose sound take the stay in experience to another level. The service is fantastic at every level, from the Pool attendants right up to management. Special mention must go to Subhan who tirelessly attended to every request. Sriyan the Restaurant manager also made every effort to ensure our meal requirements were met. Even though only one of the three restaurants were running due to low occupancy with the pandemic, the scaled down menu demonstrated the skill of the chefs. Even regular items such as Mushroom soup or tomato soup were made to taste extra special by the care taken and ingredients used. Meat items were also executed in expert fashion. Dont forget to try the seafood, the Chef did some grilled prawns for us which were extremely fresh and flavourful (See photo). The dessert Chef is also very skilled, a highlight was the Coconut mouse dessert plated within a baby coconut (see photo). Another highlight are the two large swimming pools which have little star LEDS that light up at night creating a surreal swimming experience. Whilst there isn't a very large beach, the small beach area is filled with little rock pools full of colourful tropical fish, making it ideal for snorkeling during certain times of the day. The traditional Stilt Fishers who have their stilts just outside the hotel provide stunning photo opportunities especially during sunset. All in all, one of the most luxuriant stays we have had, and one which showcases the best that Sri Lanka has to offer.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms on the Seaside offer spectacular views and the relaxing sound of waves breaking on the shore
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! We thank you for your review and feedback on your recent stay with us. It is delightful to receive such a positive evaluation of the services and facilities we offer to our guests. The team will undoubtedly be encouraged by your compliments. Your feedback will deliver a promising message to all the guests who wish to visit us in the future. Especially during this difficult times.. Thanking you once again for experiencing a stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back and host you again. Yours sincerely,
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Kamal Wijayalath wrote a review Dec 2020
Gampaha, Sri Lanka6 contributions
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Remarkable stay at Fortress...In the Covid 19 new-normal situation....beautiful beach and underwater 🐟 watching....tasty foods with freindly staff...specious room with plunge pool...We will visit once again ..✌
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us, and enjoyed everything that we had to offer. Thank you once again for your compliments and we look forward to welcoming you back real soon! Warmest Regards, Imran Mannan
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FHI wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka113 contributions10 helpful votes
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We visited this hotel in September in the midst of the covid outbreak. The hotel was well prepared to accept guests during this time. Apart from having to sanitize ourselves outside the hotel, the hotel has introduced a system to check in online which minimizes contact. The hotel itself is spacious and beautiful. We booked the ocean view rooms which is large and clean. The bathroom is also clean and large as well. We received a welcome drink and sweets. The hotel has a buffet for breakfast lunch and dinner. The buffet, albeit lacking variety for the price offered was tasty. The staff are extremely welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The hotel is quite pricey compared to other hotels of course and therefore I thought the variety was not that great compared to some other hotels which charged a comparatively lower price. The best part about this hotel is its unique beach. At the early hours of the morning and past noon the tide is low and the water recedes. At this point the beach which is covered with corals is exposed for visitors to explore. This part of the beach has a lot of corals, sea weed, sea urchins, exotic crabs, turtles and Fish that can be seen and is very unique. There is of course a safe part of the beach where visitors can bathe in. The hotel also has a free yoga session for the stay in visitors in the evening for which spans for Atleast an hour. It is only half an hour from galle fort and and has a number of activities around the area as well so you don’t get bored. Wifi is available but not that great. Our stay at the fortress was amazing and would definitely return to the hotel again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from The Fortress Resort and Spa! We thank you for your review and feedback on your recent stay with us. It is delightful to receive such a positive evaluation of the services and facilities we offer to our guests during this unfortunate outbreak times. The team will undoubtedly be encouraged by your compliments. Your kind words will not only compliment the service of our dedicated associates, but also will deliver a promising message to all the guests who wish to visit us in the future. It would be a delight to host you again, and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Yours sincerely Imran Mannan
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riand wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka252 contributions66 helpful votes
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Was there in Fortress for 2 days in August 2020. We have been there before with family and wasn't that impressed the last time. However, the experience we had was great this time. The hotel was well prepared to handle any Covid related requirements and we could see that that make sure everything is sanitized and kept clean. As usual the rooms were very clean and all tye amenities were available. Room service was fast and reliable and was there to help you anytime. The food was very tasty, and the guests had the options of either to have the buffet or order the a la carte even if you have paid full board. the pool was very clean and the guy who was taking care of the pool was very helpful. The service was impeccable and the Manager Asela was very helpful. Recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Sep 9, 2020
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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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 is 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 and a 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).