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mumbai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying about 10 minutes drive away at Villa Nilaya. One morning we decided to have the breakfast at this beautiful hotel. I had visited this place about 6 years back and at that time I was highly impressed. Even today it was same like before. It's right on a small beach. The lobby, lawn and poolside had excellent...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 10 days here, it was an absolute joy. Peaceful surroundings, enhanced by the sound of the crashing ocean waves. Exceptionally clean room and common areas. Choose an Ocean View room at least. Very big and well kitted out room. Huge comfortable bed. Lighting could be improved though. Staff everywhere always smiling and friendly. Gardens immaculate. Lovely pools and no...

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Surrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival, the hotel offers an impressive oasis after travelling through Sri Lanka. Very well placed along the Koggala Beach area although during our stay the crashing waves made the sea a 'no go zone'. Excellent, attentive service from all staff, helpful, smiling and always ready to engage in conversation. The accommodation was good, and may be 5 star for...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over last couple of years Sri Lanka has seen more 5 start hotels built and open but this place is still the best for a luxury and romantic hotel. Stayed again just briefly whilst passing thru but welcome was exquisite and food and service to die for. Thank you See you all soon

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fortress for 13 nights. Complete bliss! Beautiful rooms with stunning views over the ocean. The hotel staff were helpful and always happy. The hotel was expensive for food and drink, but as it is a 5* hotel it's nothing more than I would expect. However, the food at the hotel was superb. The only thing I...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: £137 - £369 (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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