Fantastic stay last June ( I know it was monsoon time but it was amazing weather.) The hotel was quiet in the evening but we had a great dance show with thunder in the back ground. Great place to unwind and chill, with a stunning view on the sea. We had visitors on the beach ( giant turtles ) priceless! If you are looking for buzz and nightlife I would advise Ibiza or Mykonos but the resort does what it says on the tin: once you pass the massive solid wooden doors at the entrance, you jump into another world.
Amazing staff and the Sri Lankan smiles give you so much pleasure, so don't be mean and selfish with yours. A smile cost nothing but gives a lot.
I could nominate our butler Pradeep Chathurranga who served a perfect romantic dinner by the sea for our last night at the resort but I would be unfair to everybody else because they all made us feel welcomed and happy, being very attentive and very helpful: from reception, bar, restaurant, pool, yoga teacher, fitness instructor, spa ...... and all the invisible people working hard behind the stage.
We had the chance to visit some of the rooms available in the hotel ...... Oh my! A delight of confort and luxury. It comes at a price of course but after all what's free in this world.
I would recommend the resort but like films, you have to view it by yourself.
- 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