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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few days at The Fortress with our young family. Lovely rooms, had a beach access room which had a great bathroom and bath with jets for the kids. Breakfast was a good spread - worth getting included in your room rate. My only complaint would be the price - I booked through an online hotel booking service in...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there is a perfect boutique hotel, this is it! From the moment you step in through the enormous gates, till you leave, the placeis your heaven. Huge rooms, wonderful aircon, and the perfect service. We stayed there for a week, and, honestly, I could find no single fault in service. Every, I mean every, request was addressed immediately. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just stayed at the fortress hotel for 2 nights at the start of a 10 day trip around Sri Lanka. The hotel is lovely and everything we expected from a 5* hotel - the food was very good, as was the pool and the beach ideal for nice walks as the sunset comes down in the background. The...

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in southern with excellent beach view and tasty foods. Calm and quiet environment for special dining facing beach & pool. Wide selection of local and international menus. Very helpful staff. Thank you so much.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at fortress (salty snapper restaurant) was good but nothing that blew us away for the price we paid. The salty prawns was presented well and quite tasty with a sauce that didn't seem to match. The prawn curry with white rice was quite well done with a salad that didn't really serve any purpose for the dish expect for...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the hotel is truly like stepping into a fortress and you are already swept away by the hospitality. You are greeted by the staff with warm smiles, a delicious cinammon iced tea and a breathtaking view of the ocean just beyond a clear pool. The hotel is beautifully built and tastefully decorated. My husband and I stayed at the...

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West SussexUK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, Probably the best hotel we've ever stayed at. From the welcome, the surroundings , the exceptional service from the staff. The view .The mind blowing room and just the whole package, its so so good. We stayed B&B, the breakfast was always classy with eggs Benedict one of our favourites. The walk along the beach in the evening was...

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1Thank deannewton
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Great beach exceptional food and fantastic staff However Absolutely no entertainment except for a singer with accompanying organ and guitarist well intentioned but every night ? No bar ! To be specific drinks are brought to your table removing a social point of contact which whilst formal and pleasant it wasn't enough for us ( no pool bar ) Superb...

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Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka
Reviewed February 19, 2017

My wife and I came here for our anniversary trip and stayed four nights. Not sure where to begin but we were truly amazed by the service provided. The room was spectacular; it was very spacious and we totally loved the open bathroom concept. The view from the room was really nice as it overlooked the pool and the beautiful...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Simply put, it is a paradise on its own. One might need at least 2 nights (taking costs into mind), one can lay endlessly in the pool sipping on a cocktail or two watching the sun go down. From the time, you check in to the time you check out the staff ensure your stay is most welcoming and would...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Minibar
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  • 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: $251 - $982 (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.”
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“Sea view is a must”
 of 5 bubbles JoepublicLondon, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Ocean Room views are specatular”
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“Ask for room no 2. Close to main areas without hearing noise and facing beach”
 of 5 bubbles Dazza_Loves_Holiday, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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