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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We have just returned from our 10 night stay at this hotel and wow!!! We have had a great time, the staff are so friendly and chatty and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms and hotel are spotlessly clean and had everything you needed and the food was amazing. We had so much choice for breakfast and dinner. The...

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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 4 days at the Fortress after a tour of Sri Lanka. The hotel is simply stunning. Gorgeous location right on the beach. Breakfast is fantastic, with great variety. We ate at the hotel one evening. Good food but expensive. Though I guess that is expected for this sort of hotel! The spa was lovely with very good massages....

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We spent a mostly enjoyable four days at The Fortress in early November. The room was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was good, although expensive, and we ate only at the hotel during our entire stay. The day before we left, we...

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Dubai
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We spent 3 nights in October at The Fortress and it would have been really nice if it wasn't for the nosy staff constantly checking up on you or interfering in your business, and the overpriced but merely average food. At check-in staff did everything they could to accommodate our wishes and changed our rooms from the one with a...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2013

The travel from Glasgow via London, Maldives then 3 hour drive to resort was not enjoyable. However in December with media reports of gales, rain and travel chaos reflecting on our environment was very gratifying. Not only is the specific location of this resort perfect the staff are the 'Stars', your arrival is anticipated, from there on you are their...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had a truly fantastic time at this hotel. The view, surroundings and rooms are beyond five star. The service by the staff is exceptional and the food is quite simply out of this world. We stayed here the first week of October and cannot recommend it enough. The luxury within the fortress meant we truly had a trip of...

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UK
Reviewed November 30, 2013

I had high hopes for the Fortress for the last 4 nights of our Sri Lanka trip. The room was really beautiful and we were upgraded to a "plunge pool" room. The surroundings were lovely. But in the mornings it felt somewhat like a busy Spanish resort with people reserving deck chairs at the crack of dawn..... The food compared...

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Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We spent the last four nights of our stay at the Fortress before leaving Sri Lanka. The location, service, food and room were excellent. Would highly recommend. The attention to detail re our stay was much appreciated.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

This was our third visit and this is one of the best hotels on the south coast. Asela the F&B manager is great he remember little dear ails and is a credit to this hotel. The food although limited in choice is of very high quality. If you want to go out for a meal unawatuna and Galle are only...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The fortress has simply become my most favourite hotel. We were on a family holiday and this was our first visit to Sri Lanka. The hotel is absolutely fantastic and the views are stunning. The staff were attentive, efficient and very friendly. Our large luxurious room had an excellent sea view. The restaurant atmosphere was warm and inviting and the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Spa
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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: $178 - $483 (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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“Ocean View is a must”
Neese50, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in the first floor suite with a sea view. It was large and very very nice indeed. Would reccomend.”
H8730XRwaynem, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ocean view room to the west of reception otherwise you're located over the restaurant area, which might be a bit noisy late in the evening.”
BrianC740, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“all beach side rooms, spoil your self and get a plunge pool room on ground floor..”
28jeffw, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We were on the first floor which was fine no issues with noise from other rooms.”
AWSJW, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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