Visited for two nights stay & was impressed in comparison to the same place 3 years ago. The check in was swift, the rooms was upto mark with all modern amenities like Bose sound to intelligent lighting. The jacuzzi in the room was nice. Trying upgrading to a beach rooms as it's worth the bucks.
Food wise the pros is that service is superb. Special mention of mr. Amjad in the restaurant who is an asset. They have two menus, try the PEPPER menu rather than the HEAT. Breakfast was very ordinary though there was selection, it didn't have taste, for instance the chef I think does not even know how to make a basic string hoppers which was " don't talk abt it".
Try there lamprais rice which was wow. Don't try there hummus & pizzas which was very ordininary.
I think the hotel management has to really push the kitchen to greater heights. Check out the food for instance in Ullagalla wallauwa.
Spa was also very nice and professional.
Keep it up fortress as it's still the best property down south in Srilanka & hope the management doesn't take my criticism too personal.
Will I return again- yes bcus of the service & the lamprais.
- 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 Resort & Spa Sri Lanka/Koggala