Over elaborate insincere welcome, Fortress Room was like a large cell. One looks out onto a wall with a tiny courtyard of shingle. Huge bathroom, but nowhere to hang towels within easy reach, or put one's soaps/shampoos. Loo is behind as frosted glass screen, readily visible from the bed! Huge bed, but only one chair & no table! Hi-tech TV and sound system, but the lightsa kept going out and the air-conditionig system was by units in the room, so very noisy. Live Bands resulted in sound echoing all round the building. Fortunately it stopped at 11.00pm! Food & drink are very expensive and only of average quality. We were told that the Lighthouse, same chain, nearer to Galle, offers better value. Tried the Spa, but the Jaccuzi was not working properly - not much pressure!
- 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