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high wycombe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This was our first stay at the Fortress, but it will not be the last. From the wow-factor view of the Indian Ocean as you walk through the great wooden gates to the luxurious rooms and appetising food, this hotel ticks all the boxes and more. Enormous infinity pool, with always enough sun beds available, beautiful grounds, attentive staff and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with serene and magnificient view of Indian Ocean. Perfect for honeymoon and relaxing holiday with friends. T Lounge is very nice with the good selection of Ceylon tea. Once you get here, you never feel want to leave the hotel. Perfect!

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Thank Kamalmo
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

The hotel has a great view and great beach. The rooms are also fantastic. The food was slightly over priced in my opinion. The staff were very friendly and helped us a lot with what to do in the area and things but I guess overall the stay was great other than the price of food.

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Reviewed 20 October 2014

We booked this trip as my fiance's birthday getaway and I also took the opportunity to pop the question, so I couldn't expect a better set up and stay then at the fortress. The set up for the dinner on the big day, over exceeded my expectations and imagination. The service at the Food & Beverage outlets, from Housekeeping and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

My wife and I wanted a holiday somewhere near the Indian Ocean where we could just relax and chill out. We wanted a hotel that wasn't too big, an excellent restaurant and a decent sized swimming pool. We found everything we wanted and more. The rooms at the Fortress are furnished to a very high standard, the service is excellent... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

The best hotel and service is always the fortress and having stayed there on 5 occasion in the last 18 months I've never been disappointed. The only negative thing for me is that most people staying there fall into the following categories Honeymooners, Anniversaries and Family holidays so it can become a pretty lonely place to stay whilst on your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Very nice! Spent 6 nights with my wife in October. Weather was not great.... pretty tropical... but that's obviously not the fault of the hotel. Great for a romantic luxury pamper stay but not much going on in the immediate vicinity. Galle is about 25 mins in a tuk tuk. Infinity pool is very nice. Staff are incredibly friendly, polite... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Very pleasant stay, 4 nights was just right. Good place to relax and watch turtles swim by! The breezy coastline makes it really comfortable to laze around or sightsee. The Fortress staff are great, Sam remembered a friend of ours from 4 years ago, impressive! Funky big bathrooms. A sea view is best option.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

My second time at this resort after 6 yrs. This is my favorite resort in Sri Lanka. 6 yrs ago, when I first stayed here, there were no other competitors. No resort even came close to the service and the luxuriousness of this place. Now there are quite few resorts that are in the same or above the standard of... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We went for a family holiday. The place is on the highway and you don't realise it's there till you enter the giant doors. Once you do, you are magically transformed. Simply superb setting. Great service. Decent food (only one restaurant though). The place is simply magical. Highly recommend it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $318 - $1,603 (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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“ask for a room on the first floor in order to have easy access to the pool and beach!!”
 of 5 bubbles sergiotheexplorer, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean facing rooms on first floor”
 of 5 bubbles Laurence771, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room that faces the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Zephyrynn, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You really must go for an Ocean view room”
  • View over pool from superior double room
  • One of the sinks in superior double room
  • Balcony in superior double room
  • Toilet cubicle in superior double room
  • Jacuzzi bath in superior double room
  • Hallway of superior double room
  • Bathroom in superior double room
  • Jacuzzi bath in superior double room
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“Seafront view better”
 of 5 bubbles lbrait, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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