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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We dropped by for dinner without a reservation and the staff were very helpful and had us at a table in no time. The food was amazing, as was the cocktails and deserts. Service was great and the facilities were beautiful. The prices are expensive for Sri Lanka, but well worth it for a nice meal out. Overall we couldn't...

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We were here on our honeymoon. When I can first thing I noticed when we came was amazing service - people from stuff were really friendly and open. We arrived very early but they managed to prepare a room for us in few hours (three or four hours earlier then it was by the rules) while we were having breakfast...

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Framingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 November 2014

It was great place to have a tea over looking the sunset and infinity pool. Had a nice time and the service was good. Next time planning to stay over night. This place is not too crowded as other hotels.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

A great hotel made even better by friendly, helpful staff! We returned back for a second time, and as they say, consistency is king - it felt like we had hardly left! Certainly worth upgrading from the Fortress rooms to the beach view rooms - we had a little rain in October, but with a beach view room were able...

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We went here for our honeymoon and found the place quite nice. Our stay was two nights in a beach room - the room itself is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. If you stay in a beach room, you have direct access to pool and beach. Their pool is absolutely great but I cannot say the same about beach. Comparing...

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Bangladesh
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Galle is one of the place I love most in Sri Lanka. Me & my partner was in a road trip completely last time we went back to Sri Lanka. So how can we miss Galle! I was already been to Light House so we were looking to experience a new place. So we were looking for something in tripadvisor...

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
Reviewed 28 October 2014

No doubt - a most beautiful setting for the most relaxing hotel stay. The rooms are amazing and spacious. When you wake, you see the swimming pool and the ocean at the same time from the comfort of your bed. Breathtaking. You will have a hard time leaving the place. The private beach is wild and charming. The service is...

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high wycombe
Reviewed 27 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...

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2Thank marley100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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Reviewed 21 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: RM1,177 - RM4,953 (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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