The hotel was sheer luxury and probably the most exclusive in the area.
Staff were wonderful and food great .
The Spa and pool staff were especially very attentive
Is well worth venturing out and about you must visit Galle and Marissa.
I would strongly recommend using the Tuk tuk guiding services of a young man we met on the beach outside the hotel for your visits to surrounding areas.
His name is Chaminda and he lives in Koggala.
He is a wonderful guide and he speaks quite good English and has a wealth of knowledge of the area. He took us where ever we wanted and the cost was very reasonable.He is a very careful driver and his Tuk tuk is the cleanest I have driven in.We felt very safe on trips with him and he would wait for us where ever we went especially out for dinner in the evening ,so no need to look for transport back to the hotel.
- 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