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The Fortress

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$338*
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Excellent. A very nice room close to the pool and hotel facilities looking out over the beach. However, swimming from the beach in front of the hotel is not recommended because of the undertow and rocks. The hotel pool was extremely nice though. Nice food and reasonable prices. The historic town of Galle is fairly near and well worth visiting....

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Swing open those huge wooden doors and you enter into the calming world of The Fortress. It is a small boutique hotel with 50 odd rooms and one of the best of its kind. The room was large, beautiful and luxurious. It opened to a garden, where you could enjoy a cup of ceylon tea each morning. The room had...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2015

A tremendous set of gates once opened leave you with an inspiring view into the open aired reception. Service throughout was great (except perhaps at times slow in the dining area). Our room was brilliant with a huge light bathroom with plenty of features, a massive and comfy bed, sitting area, and balcony. Sound system and tv a bit complicated....

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2Thank crbarton
Lancashire
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The Fortress was the 4th of five hotels we stayed in on our Sri Lanka trip and was my personal favourite. It was an oasis behind the large wooden doors and just what we needed after 6 days of travelling. Our first floor room was a good size with a very comfy bed and an amazing bathroom - the double...

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1Thank BartieLancashire
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2015

As soon as you enter the huge wooden doors (see picture), you're presented with a courtyard that is inspiring. Whether it's the greeting from the person checking you in, or the housekeeping staff, the team at The Fortress is impeccable in their manner and willingness to help. We loved the pool...and we loved the beach right in front of it....

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Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Words can't describe this place! We went here for our honeymoon and It is simply heaven on earth. From the moment the big gates open you slip into another world. The service is second to none! We had the two storey suite with plunge pool and it was simply luxury. The staff are amazing and friendly and are willing to...

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2Thank Chunky82
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This hotel really does deserve 5 stars. The staff are fantastic and can't do enough for you, yet aren't intrusive. The food was unbelievably fantastic too, the way they do the buffet is great in that they cook most of it there in front of you, I suppose this is the beauty of only having 50 rooms in this wonderful...

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4Thank angieraven
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

When the heavy wooden doors opened up into the courtyard and we caught our first glimpse of The Fortress we knew we had arrived at a very special place! The hotel oozes calm but is so very welcoming at the same time We travelled with our eight year old son who enjoyed the infinity pool fresh smoothies from the bar...

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2Thank babymummy1
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is a beautifully minimalist hotel property about 20km south of Galle. You enter through a large gateway into the rectangular courtyard and then walk up to the open air reception desk. I had a room on the first floor facing the sea, and found the room to be a large split-level space with an enormous bed, a free-standing bath...

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1Thank Qw1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Let’s get the negative points out of the way first – this is an expensive hotel and I’ve drunk better cups of espresso. Having said it’s an expensive hotel, we came away feeling we had value for money and we can’t wait to plan our next trip back there. What’s not to like about the place? The rooms are lovely....

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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: Seafood, Sri Lankan
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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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  • 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 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Koggala
Price Range: £133 - £446 (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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