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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 7, 2014

After a horrendous 2 nights at The Haridra, we escaped to The Fortress, quite literally! We rang and they managed to book is in immediately. Upon arrival they upgraded us to an Ocean Loft suite and they couldn't have looked after us better. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The food is fabulous. The rooms are spectacular, wifi, TV,...

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 6, 2014

I dont recognise this hotel from the (few) poor reviews posted on this site. Accommodation was excellent with amazing views from the bedroom to the ocean. BUT the very best bit was every single member of the staff. I've stayed in some special places around the world but have never received the welcome and the service we got here. Outstanding...

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2014

We spent ten days at the hotel and we couldn't have been more impressed. The hotel is amazing with a fantastic view. The food was excellent. The hotel is incredibly clean and well cared for. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We spent a very relaxing holiday by the pool and felt very pampered. Prices...

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our last hotel from our tour around Sri Lanka. Spent 5 nights at this lovely hotel and hardly had to lift a finger as service was 100%+. View from the room had ocean room was breath taking and never tired of it, would defiantly pay the extra to have either beach or ocean room as well worth it. The room...

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El Calafate
Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in some beautiful places around the world but this is up there as one of the best. It really is pure heaven and I couldn't fault it. The rooms are amazing, the staff are brilliant, the food is gorgeous, the infinity pool is stunning, the spa treatments are fabulous and the service is second to none. They...

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Hook, Hampshire.
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We recently spent a week at the Fortress Hotel & Spa and were very impressed. The staff were highly attentive and always smiling. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and the rooms clean and comfortable and to a very high standard. We would recommend the sea view rooms which are superb. The spa was excellent and reasonably...

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Sherston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2014

My family and I went to Sri Lanka last christmas for 1 week, and it was the best time of my life! My eldest brother joined us as well, and it was a great family occasion! The view out towards the sea is amazing, and it's great to watch the sun go down in the evening with your loved ones!...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2014

We arrived at The Fortress after an 11 hour flight and a 2 hour drive and were immediately met by friendly staff with drinks, refreshing towels and the great news that we had been upgraded. And the service never dropped from then on, we were thoroughly looked after. The room was beautiful and comfortable and tricked out with a Bose...

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Reviewed September 17, 2014

A fantastic hotel in a beautiful and tranquil spot about 20mins from Galle. We spent a little bit extra for what we hoped would be luxury surroundings in a boutique five star hotel in order to recharge at the end of our Sri Lankan trip and were not disappointed. The hotel and decor itself are tastefully done. The staff and...

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Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent 6 days in the Fortress on the last week of July. In all honesty, the Fortress was not our first choice. We initially were booked in another luxury hotel about 30 miles away but they mixed up our reservation and my super travel agent (Direct Link Tours) managed to book me in the fortress on virtually minutes notice....

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Amenities

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  • 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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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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”
 of 5 bubbles E1325JRmarkr, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“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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