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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful, nice pool, great brach and excellent restaurant. The staff is nice and helpful, rooms are nice but lack a little bit of cleaness (smelly pillows and fire alarm covered in spider web). Same is applicable for the spa which lacks of ambiance, too bright, no music, no sented candles and no real after treatment attention. A...

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful property with welcoming,excellent staff. Thank you for making my birthday so special. The split level room was fantastic with an amazing bathroom. The pools where magical at night. A perfect 2 night stay after a lot of travelling around Sri Lanka. The Spa was extremely good and I would highly recommend it. Thank you to all the staff. Will...

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Colombo, PR
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very beautiful place , they maintain good service . excellent room, service is great and very helpful.breakfast buffet was excellent , there have many varieties such as sri lankan ,Europe , Asian food was delicious . perfect spa service ..basically entire hotel services were great .

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Property, Private, Excellent Room Service, Loved it! From the night lit pool area to the beach and plunge pool room - everything about the hotel was great - only concern is the maintenance of some of the room furniture that needs proper up keep.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for the restaurant to eat dinner, there was a sea food buffet. The dinner wasn't cheap compared to local standards ( about 40$ for person with the drinks),but everything was incredible tasty and fresh. The place is beautiful and very romantic. Definitely recommend for special nights

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing spa services at the Fortress hotel in Sri Lanka. I'm generally pretty fussy when it comes to massages but the great therapists at Fortress surprised me with their awesome massage skills. They were quite easy to communicate to and understood my requirements well. This was the best massage service I have received in Sri Lanka so far.

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Lightwater, Surrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights after a 6 day tour round the island and this place was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Quite simply it is stunning, the food, the staff and the service were outstanding and our ocean view room was incredible. The joy of waking up to the sounds of the rolling waves of the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fortress for 7 days as part of our wedding organised through Kuoni. The hotel was amazing and the room upgrade was wonderful. We travelled with our 3 year old son who was looked after by the excellent staff all day. The hotel team were very friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem at all. The...

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Budapest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A step back into history by staying in this old Fort which is beautifully located on the beach. Sea far too rough to swim in though. The suites are a good size, although the garden terrace looks out onto the boundary wall. The suite is basically a large bedroom with no lounge area. 3 restaurants, 2 of which serve good...

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St Albans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really top quality resort with excellent staff, service and good quality. We have been going to the Maldives for 20 years and prices have got ridiculous. Ok so they have fabulous golden beaches and great diving, but for the price the Fortress is a great choice to get the family together. We paid for half board but it isn't worth...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Fortress

Address: Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: $246 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fortress 5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka
The Fortress Sri Lanka/Koggala
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“Ocean view rooms are the best”
SATH2011, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean View is a must”
Neese50, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the first floor suite with a sea view. It was large and very very nice indeed. Would reccomend.”
H8730XRwaynem, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room to the west of reception otherwise you're located over the restaurant area, which might be a bit noisy late in the evening.”
BrianC740, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all beach side rooms, spoil your self and get a plunge pool room on ground floor..”
28jeffw, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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