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The Fortress
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Koggala
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing..best service ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful. Free upgrade to sea view. Amazing views,good food..great service. The staff are among the friendliest I have come across. Defo will be coming back again. I would give this place 6 stars!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Superb seaview room, beautifully appointed and wonderfully comfy beds along with the excellent choice of food made this lovely property one of our favourites. Our gorgeous room faced out onto the sea and the sight of the fishermen on sticks added to the great atmosphere of this place. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Superior Sea View is well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Fortress Resort is one of the finest boutique hotels located along the beach, on the southern coast of sri lanka. Ensconced in the historic town of Koggala, The Fortress is an oasis of tranquility, a place where you can leave the cares of the real world behind.

The Fortress Hotel situated on the southern coast of sri lanka is a 20 minute drive from Galle and 15 minute drive from Unawatuna. Koggala lake and the Koggala airport are about 5 km away.

All guest rooms and suites at The Fortress have been designed to reflect the resort´s colorful charm and tranquility, allowing guests to relax and unwind in the most stylishly decorated rooms equipped with all the amenities that ensure an experience of absolute comfort. 53 luxurious rooms await you at The Fortress, with full-length French windows, modern residential-style décor with contemporary Sri Lankan furnishing, and fashionable soft earth-tone shaded upholstery and cushions.

All resort accommodations are smoke-free and feature spacious open plan bathrooms, full-length mirrors, dual designer sinks and luxury hardwood flooring. All rooms are also equipped with mini cinema size LCD TVs with Bose DVD players, mp3 players and satellite channels. In-room amenities include a private mini-bar in each room, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as IDD activated telephones. Fortress Residences, Ocean Lofts, Beach Rooms, Beach Splash Rooms and six Ocean Rooms also have the added luxury of a private jacuzzi in each room.

Guests can enjoy authentic Sri Lankan specialities and Mediterranean dishes at the hotel restaurant.And can also learn to cook the Sri Lankan way under the guidance of Chef’s expert tutelage.

Slip out of the real world, take a journey down the pathway to relaxation at Spa Natural and discover the true meaning of bliss. Awaken your inner spirit with a wide array of signature Ayurvedic therapies that are designed to rejuvenate and replenish your body and soul. A special bath with delicate flower petals is offered complimentary along with other water therapies where you can luxuriate in a hot steam bath or lounge in the soothing warmth of the sauna. Ride on a wave of renewed serenity amidst flickering candle lights as expert masseurs knead your body with long deep strokes and feel the tension and stress ooze out of your sore muscles. A day at spa will calm your senses and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.

http://goo.gl/DaiB1V by MALBEVEN SRI LANKA TRAVEL

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Saint Vith, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Check in: + earlier than previewed, warm welcome by staff, welcome drink
- we arrived with backpacking so not well seen by the hotel staff
Room: + very nice, well equiped, clean - the rooms are fabulous (we booked superior seaview
room) with wonderful seaview, nice lounge music in the room, 2nd cleaning service in
the evening
- nothing to say :rooms are simply perfect
Pool Area: + big pool very nice and clean
- 2nd pool not clean, not enough umbrellas for everybody, which is unacceptable for
a 5 star hotel!! they tell you that they don t have enough, so even you go under
the trees or you stay whole day in the sun - no choice
Entertainment: + Sri Lankan Dance Show and live music - very good
Dinner: + very good a la carte menu, even proposing theme buffet, choice is ok
- staff is too insisting to guests to take buffet
the waitors (for ex Chaminda) aren t very professional, f.ex. we asked for sparkling
water, water was not more good (no more sparkling) but waitor was insisting that water
is good - they don t know their wine (they can t advice beetween dry and sweet wine
we asked three times for the bill
General View: in general good hotel, good design, nice beach, nice area - but not a real 5 Star
Hotel - not so professional yet

Room Tip: Superior Seaview Room very nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed for a week at The Fortress over new year and had a fantastic time. The hotel is fabulous,the staff are very professional with high standards of service and the rooms are spacious and well appointed and ours had a wonderful view of the beach.food excellent with lots of choice. Did not have a kids club as such it wasn't that sort of hotel although kids very welcome and well catered for.

Room Tip: Nearly all rooms had a direct sea view with balcony and or terrace. Our room was a corner suite had...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

The hotel looks like an ancient Portuguese fort with a modern twist. We booked two rooms facing the ocean. The rooms are magnificent, cool decor, bose sound system with a nice selection of music on the ipod provided. Along with a nice lounge over looking the beach, a well stocked minibar, and a spa bath, you couldn't ask for a better way to enjoy the picturesque sunset over the Indian Ocean from the room The kids had a wonderful time playing in the pool while we sipped cocktails overlooking the beach. I love this place.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

A wonderful hotel, amazing staff, perfect room with all the mod cons and on the beach. We've been taken care of from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to come again. They know how to take care of their guests.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Fortress
Address: Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Koggala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fortress 5*
Number of rooms: 53
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

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