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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beach exceptional food and fantastic staff However Absolutely no entertainment except for a singer with accompanying organ and guitarist well intentioned but every night ? No bar ! To be specific drinks are brought to your table removing a social point of contact which whilst formal and pleasant it wasn't enough for us ( no pool bar ) Superb...

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Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I came here for our anniversary trip and stayed four nights. Not sure where to begin but we were truly amazed by the service provided. The room was spectacular; it was very spacious and we totally loved the open bathroom concept. The view from the room was really nice as it overlooked the pool and the beautiful...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply put, it is a paradise on its own. One might need at least 2 nights (taking costs into mind), one can lay endlessly in the pool sipping on a cocktail or two watching the sun go down. From the time, you check in to the time you check out the staff ensure your stay is most welcoming and would...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful setting looking over the ocean with direct access (steps not a jump as a previous review suggests!) to a long sandy beach. The undertow in the sea is very strong so not many swim there; however the hotel pool is enormous, very clean and warm with more than enough seating for everyone and friendly, attentive staff. The room was...

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. Nice room. Wasn't overly impressed with the food options. (we paid extra for the A la Carte restaurant and the Chefs table by the pool - both exceptional.) Maybe it was just our taste but we were the only ones who used either whilst we were there). Was windy by the pool/beach which wasn't a problem for us...

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Powys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this nice hotel and had a superb afternoon tea with my husband and daughter and her husband. Lovely sandwiches,cakes,scones, cream and jam. And copious amounts of tea or coffee. Wonderful service and super attention to detail. At a very reasonable price.We will be going again soon. Can't wait.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

the trip was litt, my man was madd helpful. The food, LITT, all it needed was meek mill playing in the background. The weather was peng still, defo need another visit. Exotic and splendid, with a hint of LITT

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to the Fortress in January 2017 for a friends wedding. We had an absolutely amazing time. I stayed in a Fortress room with another friend, the room was large, airy and very comfortable with a big terrace balcony with sun loungers and a view of the sea over another balcony. The staff at the hotel couldn't do enough...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to spend the weekend. Our 3rd visit. Everything was very nice. The location, staff, food, condition- every aspect was excellent. There's a positive vibe to this place - it gets reflected through both people and the objects - equally so! Highly recommended- probably come back again...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

My review is based on an early morning breakfast buffet we had at Fortress. The hotel has a legendary reputation, been around for a while. But although the natural setting, location is fabulous, they may have not kept up with some of the other top tier hotels in the region and country-particularly in terms of aesthetics, facilities, decor, interior. Although...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $390 - $1,661 (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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“Ground floor beach rooms very good”
 of 5 bubbles Ensigna, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcony room offer an amazing view, especially the ones above the restaurant area!”
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“Any beach side room :)”
 of 5 bubbles Aus_Mili, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The ocean view rooms were obviously stunning but we found that the Fortress room was larger. Both were well equipped and very luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaM412, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor beach access room.”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherD326, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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