We had a truly fantastic time at this hotel. The view, surroundings and rooms are beyond five star. The service by the staff is exceptional and the food is quite simply out of this world.
We stayed here the first week of October and cannot recommend it enough. The luxury within the fortress meant we truly had a trip of a lifetime. The staff were amazing and struck the perfect balance of being helpful and not intrusive.
We were half board and the food was out of this world. One night we sat outside overlooking the ocean, with a chef special seafood BBQ evening taking place, we ate the most beautiful seafood, drank cocktails and listen to the live classical guitar band playing next to us in the restaurant was quite simply bliss.
There are no negatives about this hotel at all. Whilst staying here we did visit Yala national safari park for one night then returned to the fortress. Yala is definitely worth visiting but if you are touring my tip would be to head from the tea plantations to Yala then to the fortress (we went tea plantations, Colombo, the fortress then Yala.) Colombo was not worth the detour.
- 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