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The Fortress Resort & Spa

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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
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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This is the best hotel in Sri Lanka, best food, best service, beautiful pool, beautiful beach, nice big rooms overlooking the ocean. We stayed here for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were so attentive and couldn't do enough for us.
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We stayed here at the end of a hectic 10 days touring Sri Lanka. It’s right on the sea with a fabulous infinity pool. Our room overlooked the sea and was large, very comfortable bed. Food was excellent with the choice of three restaurants. Staff were very helpful. They were able
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We spent our final few days in Sri Lanka at the Fortress after touring around the entire country. The service was great at the Fortress, staff were very helpful. The rooms and pool are well appointed. The food at the restaurant was good, especially the fresh fish. Wow. The fresh
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For my mom's birthday we decided to spend 5 nights in Sri Lanka, and since my parents are not adventurous travelers I decided to make the trip as comfortable as possible for them. I booked the 5 night Sri Lankan tour through The Fortress that culminated in the three night beach
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Stayed at the Fortress for 4 nights at the end of January. We had been on a 10 day tour around Sri Lanka and chose this fantastic hotel to chill out at the end of our holiday. Wonderful food and wonderful staff in a beautiful location, I would definitely recommend it.
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Dear Kate, If required we can provide/ arrange return transportation to Galle and back. This is always arranged with the taxi association which we work together to help their community. You can always enquire with our front office team if you have any transportation requirements. Looking forward to welcoming you to Fortress Soon. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
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Hi Sophia, No you will not need. Look forward to welcoming you to Fortress.
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Agree, it’s hard to get accurate feedback, but it’s always warm, frequently humid, and we found the sunny days to be intermittent ....a little like Southern Queensland, you tend to get sunny times in the morning, a light cloud during the afternoon so you can tuk-tuk down to the intriguing Galle fort area and explore the Dutch/Portuguese architecture, the euro style street layout with myriad shops and a good selection of food alternatives before/after you’ve rambled around the fort proper...we experienced heavy rain but it blows away leaving an aromatic garden around the Fortress...and when the sun blazes down slip into the fantastic pool and gaze across the wild Indian Ocean.
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"away from the road."
"Loved our Ocean view room"
"We had rooms 1 and 2 on the ground floor near the lobby and direct access to the pool area. I imagine all the rooms are excellent."
"Beach front rooms are best. Avoid those above the restaurant as there is live background music every night."
"A room on the first floor on the left hand side of reception"
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PRICE RANGE
$236 - $923 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the fortress hotel koggalafortress hotel gallefortress gallefortress sri lanka
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictKoggala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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