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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here the week before our wedding for a couple of nights and it was glorious! Walking through those huge gates is a trip into pure luxury. On arrival, we were told that we had been upgraded so that we could enjoy our last few days before the wedding which was elsewhere in Galle. The room we were shown...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We travelled to Sri Lanka, in May for our wedding. It was very hard to choose the hotel, but after seeing all the good reviews on tripadvisor, we decided for the fortress. It took us nearly 3 hours drive from Colombo to the hotel. As soon as we arrive, we realized why the name Fortress. The doors were amazing. We...

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2Thank Sandocas82
Newmarket, England.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We try to visit new destinations and Sri Lanka and The Fortress were on the to do list especially for this celebration. Sadly the journey from the airport took 4 hours. Unusual length of time and we were trying to get the driver who had not done the journey before to speed up. Sadly no luck. The new motorway was...

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1Thank MadMarch
Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We just returned from a 5 day stay at the fortress. We have high expectations as we come from the Middle East where service and luxury are outstanding. We felt this resort has few faults but still is not excellent. We stayed in the pool room, great location of room as you walk straight to the pool, beach... We were...

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2Thank Lucy W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at The Fortress and would most probably choose it again if we were to turn back the clock but I did feel that it failed a bit in some key areas - especially for the price tag. The pros first: The room was spectacular. Probably the second best hotel room I have ever stayed in. It...

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2Thank Honeymooner1988
Reviewed 3 June 2014

So friends have told us about this hotel and we were lucky to spend a night here. Actually unlucky to spend only a night here. Colonial style splendor with the usual very friendly Sri Lankan staff. Good food and great views. Makes me want to come back so that's in our plans

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 June 2014

If your looking for the perfect beach holiday with a luxury twist this is the place to be. The attention to detail is obvious when you step into your room - designer equipment to the best of comfort living. Simply amazing!

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2Thank TeruniD
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2014

After a week of trekking and doing Adam's peak, we needed this hotel. A superb room, with jacuzzi and power shower, loads of space, great lighting in the room and the ocean view is wonderful. The buffet is a cut above the other (very good) buffet's we had at other hotels and their sandwiches for lunchtime are large enough to...

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1Thank SatL199
Manchester
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Just back from a great week away at the Fortress Hotel. As you can read in the reviews the place is amazing. The hotel staff are friendly, always welcoming you with a smile, the restaurant and food is world class(esp hot curries for breakfast) We had a loft room (nr39) above the small bar, the room was great and Bose...

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1Thank Dewy25
Argentina
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This place is stored away in my heart. The best place I've stayed with my wife we did not want to leave here. The place is as it says a fortress and made us feel very special. We will come back here and recommend anyone going to Sri Lanka to visit here also they will not regret it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $363 - $2,198 (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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