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Dubai
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I have nothing negative to say about this place! Just got back after spending 4 nights at this lovely resort. From checking in to checking out everything was just perfect and hassle free like every holiday should be. I felt a certain calmness at this place, always service with a smile from all the staff. Lovely pool and a beautiful...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Stunning entrance-beautiful property with an amazing seaview and infinity pool, Loved the carefree squirrels scampering all over the lawn and the general lot out. Rooms were well fitted - amazing equipment ( the i-pod was not working though!) but the wear and tear of being right at the beach front showed in the stained blinds n wobbly floor boards. Furniture...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Here they realy now what hospitality means. During the 4 days that we stayed we encountered that in everything they think "guests first". Together with the beautiful location, the superb rooms and great Kitchen it made our holiday complete. Definetly a place to come back. From here you can do a lot of excursions. It is a good spot to...

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tunbridge wells
Reviewed 27 July 2014

i much prefer a more .natural normal place.this is ok if you are nouveax rich.or russian my advise if you want real life with real people .go to mirrissa beach .for maybe 10 pounds per night you interact with locals .and interesting people .or go to welligima .these places are not real life ,avoid if possible

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5Thank nilantha2013
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Love this hotel. Beautiful pools, lovely rooms, great service and ambience. We had a lovely time here. The food quality is incredible throughout whole property and head chef to be commended. You must have the chicken biryani , it is amazing. I looked forward to it every day. The pool staff so friendly and the fitness instructor played soccer with...

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1Thank Cindi D
Melbourne
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing spot! We stayed here 5 years ago and wanted to stay again, they gave us a discount as a returning customer and it still upholds the same or even more reputable customer service! Breath taking views and amazing staff! They care for you so much! Food is brilliant, if you get a chance stay on a Thursday night...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My family spent 5 days at The Fortress. It really did offer exceptional quality in all areas. Beautiful location with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The swimming pool was perfect and uncrowded. There is also a safe swimming area at the beach area to swim in the ocean itself. There is a turtle hatchery on site. The food was...

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3Thank AMiltonS6
Ashurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon trip tour of Sri Lanka after being badly let down by another local hotel who had over booked. When we first arrived we were not in the best of moods but our minds were soon put to rest that we had actually ended up in a far superior hotel. The warm...

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1Thank James A
Reviewed 18 July 2014

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!...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 July 2014

one of the best designed hotel with equally beautiful view of indian ocean, the stay was very comfortable thanks to a very good hotel staff, very good veg. cuisine made by chef and activities to keep our 3 year old busy. better to stay in fortress. it worth the money spent.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • 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: €239 - €904 (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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