We went for our 2nd Anniversary in Feb'13 and though it was the high season, we had a fabulous stay at the Fortress! The tariff was high but it was so worth it… The hotel is wonderfully located, just by the edge of the Indian Ocean and it boasts of a huge pool which is just awesome. Though the hotel was packed, the pool was big enough to not feel crowded. And the best part was the access to the ocean, it was superb. Just half a minute walk by a side door and one is there! and because of the rock formation few meters in the water, it is like a naturally formed seawater pool… we had so much fun there.
The food was good but as in all 5 star places, not the ideal place to try local cuisine as the food is made neutral to suit all tastes.
Our ocean suite on the 1st floor, overlooking the pool, was fabulous.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Fortress Hotel Koggala
- Fortress Hotel Galle
- Fortress Galle
- Fortress Sri Lanka
- The Fortress Sri Lanka/Koggala