This was by far the best experience we had in Sri Lanka. We stayed here for a week at the end of our trip (disastrous flooding further north) and were just glad to stop and relax.
Our room was fabulous, Frette linens, King Koil mattress, the Ipod loaded with tunes, the Bose system, egg shaped jacuzzi, huge rainfall shower. I could go on and on. The only decent expresso we had the whole trip was using the Nespresso system in the room (that tells you a lot about Sri Lankan coffee making expertise)
The pools were lovely, view from our room directly on to the beach, the crash of the waves lulling us to sleep, pure bliss.
Downsides were: the beach was a bit narrow, there were always a couple vendors hanging around just outside the gates and the sea was very rough, but nothing's perfect.
We loved the themed evenings, and breakfast buffet was super, lots of fresh fruit and sri lankan food.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Fortress Hotel Koggala
- Fortress Hotel Galle
- Fortress Galle
- Fortress Sri Lanka