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The Fortress Resort & Spa

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#1 of 5 hotels in Koggala
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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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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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 Coffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5
2,125 reviews
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The Fortress Resort & Spa emerges as a sanctuary of tranquility, with its serene, luxurious atmosphere often highlighted by guests, especially when personalized for special occasions. Its rooms are frequently commended for their comfort and breathtaking views, though some guests mention the pricing as steep, many feel the indulgent experience justifies the cost. The hotel's standout service, prime beachfront location, and praised cleanliness further enhance the guest experience. Moreover, the exceptional spa and immaculate pool are just a couple of the amenities that garner consistent accolades.
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Picturesque
Atmosphere
Serene
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding
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Shib2016 wrote a review Feb 18
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fortress and Spa is an outstanding hotel! I proposed to my girlfriend whilst we were staying and the hotel staff, particularly Asela, could not have been more helpful with the planning ahead of our trip as well as whilst we were there. I had a lot of ideas and they happily worked with me so that these ideas could come to fruition on our holiday! The rooms, pool, setting and the food were exquisite and on the day of the proposal, they went above and beyond and organised flowers and candles in our room as well as a private dinner for two on the beachfront. They also sourced fireworks for me to go off over the Indian Ocean that evening! I could not recommend enough- we were treated like royalty and will definitely be going back! Oh P.S. she said yes!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask the staff for unusual requests. They’re very accommodating
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C h wrote a review Feb 12
Hoogeveen, The Netherlands21 contributions
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Very good resort directly at the Beach. Very Nice and quiet place. Nice pool, beautifull big room with very good beds and above all the friendly staff. The food in the restaurant is amazing. They also have seafood and Sri Lakan buffets. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear C H Many thanks for your review containing many positive comments about our hotel. Glad that you enjoyed the stay and the Sri Lankan buffet and the Fresh seafood buffet.
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K Reynolds wrote a review Feb 9
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions
Truly an amazing stay! The grounds are fantastic, especially the infinity pool overlooking the beach (where we saw turtles swimming!) The room was immaculately kept and beautiful, the smell as you soon as you enter is delicious. Thank you so much to Shammi who went the extra mile to make our stay special. All of the staff were friendly, polite and attentive at all times ensuring all our needs were met and catered for - we must also mention Sam the Deputy Manager of the restaurant and chef Khan who served us the most delicious food, the variety and quality of the food was excellent. The whole experience of the hotel was very relaxing and special, we would love to return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Nick R We are humbled to read the contents of your excellent review. Thanks for the bold caption " Amazing stay at The Fortress" Shall share your positive feedback with Shammi, Sam and Chef Khan. We are happy to hear that you would love to return and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back
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nitramp2023 wrote a review Feb 8
Colchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
This is an outstanding hotel set in a lovely area on the sea front A wide range of food is offered and all outstanding quality and taste The staff are all so helpful and polite, a real pleasure to stay here The rooms are of a high quality Lots of surrounding areas to visit
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Nitramp2023, Thank you for your review titled "A wonderful place to stay" we value the positive comments made in the excellent review. Glad that you had an enjoyable time at The Fortress
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Storyteller794812 wrote a review Feb 8
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Amazing hotel, superb service and food, great staff. Definitely recommend. Location is perfect with beautiful views of the beach. Staff really friendly and helpful and always have a smile and warm welcome. Lovely hotel for couples and families. We will definitely be back to Sri Lanka and the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Story Teller 794812, Its a pleasure to read your recent excellent review. Many thanks for the positive comments made therein. We are delighted to hear about your intentions to travel back to Sri Lanka and also visit our hotel again. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again
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shrill wrote a review Feb 8
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We stayed here for 8 nights and enjoyed excellent service throughout. Shami kept our room in perfect condition and decorated it for my husband’s birthday. Sam , restaurant manager, was helpful and attentive throughout our stay and ensured allergies were dealt with. We enjoyed excellent food throughout from the a la carte menu. The room was large beachfront and would have been ideal had it not been split level with 2 steps and no handrail. This room is actually described on booking.com as wheelchair accessible! My husband has severe mobility issues but can manage a couple of steps fortunately as, throughout the hotel , there are steps with no ramps or handrails. We were offered a wheelchair but it was really of little use as there were steps to and from restaurant and bar and garden area. The beach can only be reached by a flight of stairs, again no handrail. The hotel is quite isolated and, being small,nowhere really to walk to safely. There are, however, Tuktuks immediately outside. The 4* rating reflects the accessibility issues which are not publicised.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There are accessibility difficulties
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Shrill Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad that you both had an enjoyable time at our resort. We appreciate that you highlighted the requirements of guests with mobility requirements. We have discussed those suggestions within our team. We will take those into consideration and will address them during our forthcoming off season refurbishment program. Many thanks
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Sash0084 wrote a review Feb 7
London, United Kingdom47 contributions
Stunning hotel. Fabulous location. The staff are ever attentive and helpful with suggestions for any queries you may have. The food was delicious for every meal. The breakfast spread is vast. You will be hard pressed to not find something to your liking. Can't think of a single thing to fault. 5 stars!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sash0084, Thank you for your excellent review posted recently. We value the generous comments made therein. Thank you very much for rating us 5 stars.
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S de Silva wrote a review Feb 5
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Let's start off with the welcome - a warm welcome from the start till oir departure at every step of our way with the bright Srilankan smile was presented. Then the spacious rooms with all the amenities just was amazing. Dinner was a seafood themed buffet and I'm not a seafpod lover but I was able to enjoy it without a doubt. Breakfast was amazing specially the poori made by chef Khan. All in all you get a clean beach access and can enjoy your stay with access to their sauna, jacuzzi and the steam room to relax. Highlight of the stay were the staff Thilan if if I'm not mistaken then Ahamed to every single person was truly amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Mr De Silva, A big Thank You for your review posted recently. Thanks for the very positive comments made about the hotel and its services. Shall share your encouraging comments with Chef Khan, Thilan and Ahmed. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us.
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Sally W wrote a review Feb 5
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What an amazing beautiful hotel! We couldn’t fault anything,the food was absolutely delicious ,the service was incredible and everyone was so friendly & courteous,they couldn’t do enough for you! ….. and our beach front room was to die for!! We Couldn’t recommend it more 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sally W Such a pleasure to read your recent review titled "Paradise" Many thanks for the lovely comments made therein. We truly value the recommendation given to all travelers Thank You very much.
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RajeevMG wrote a review Feb 3
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
From greetings upon arrival to the late check out provided the experience here was superb. Room: Spacious, clean and fully equipped. The lady at the front desk accompanied us and gave a full room tour. Pool: Splendid. Large and clean. Kids activities: 4yr old kiddo was kept entertained. They have a kids activity room with toys, coloring books, reading books etc. Beach: The hotel has a beach with some reefs in the vicinity so it will make the waves less rough and ideal for a sea bath while walking deep into the sea. The general public too can access the same area. The reefs gives a nice area to snorkel. Mr. Laksiri at the hotel is well experienced in the subject and took us on a session. Food: Excellent. Wide selection but not enormous. Whatever they had was of high quality. Should mention about the Indian food. They taste was fantastic and very authentic. Cannot forget the pani pooris. Chef Khan was very attentive and was ready to make any Indian dish we wanted that was not already available in the buffet. Facilities: Gym - unexpectedly fully geared and well kept. Small library, Sauna, Spa, Steam room and a Jacuzzi. Me and my wife were very impressed with their services. Even with a full house all our requirements well promptly attended. Even refills of water, tea sachets, coffee and sugar sachets were provided before we asked. All in all we were very happy with our stay and was well taken up how all the facilities were packed into this hotel. We hope to be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Vagabond, Thank you for your recent review. Thanks for the appreciative comments about virtually the entire hotel. its a pleasure to note that all services and divisions came together to meet your every expectation. We are most delighted to hear that you hope to come back and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. Best Wishes Suraj Perera General Manager The Fortress Resort and Spa gm@thefortress.lk
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $324 (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), Ashintha Tours & Taxi Service Koggala (0.9 miles), and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (0.2 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 Surf 'n' Turf, A'la carte restaurant, and Wijaya Beach 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 airport transportation?
Yes, The Fortress Resort & Spa offers airport transportation 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 Galle Fort (8.2 miles), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (7.9 miles), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (8.1 miles).