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Plush and lovely hotels. Enjoyed every minute of it. I would always go back to this place. The food is great and the rooms are wonderful. One of the best hotels in Lanka to have a great holiday with expensive taste.
A true slice of Paradise...
The Fortress really lives up to the Luxury Boutique hotel classification. From the time you walk in you are pampered with next level service and care. Your vehicle is valet parked and check in is smooth and efficient. The rooms are truly luxurious. We tried the Ocean Loft which is on two levels with a plunge pool at the lower level. A proper coffee maker, Bulgari Toilet products and Bose sound take the stay in experience to another level. The service is fantastic at every level, from the Pool attendants right up to management. Special mention must go to Subhan who tirelessly attended to every request. Sriyan the Restaurant manager also made every effort to ensure our meal requirements were met. Even though only one of the three restaurants were running due to low occupancy with the pandemic, the scaled down menu demonstrated the skill of the chefs. Even regular items such as Mushroom soup or tomato soup were made to taste extra special by the care taken and ingredients used. Meat items were also executed in expert fashion. Dont forget to try the seafood, the Chef did some grilled prawns for us which were extremely fresh and flavourful (See photo). The dessert Chef is also very skilled, a highlight was the Coconut mouse dessert plated within a baby coconut (see photo). Another highlight are the two large swimming pools which have little star LEDS that light up at night creating a surreal swimming experience. Whilst there isn't a very large beach, the small beach area is filled with little rock pools full of colourful tropical fish, making it ideal for snorkeling during certain times of the day. The traditional Stilt Fishers who have their stilts just outside the hotel provide stunning photo opportunities especially during sunset. All in all, one of the most luxuriant stays we have had, and one which showcases the best that Sri Lanka has to offer.
Visit at Fortress
Remarkable stay at Fortress...In the Covid 19 new-normal situation....beautiful beach and underwater 🐟 watching....tasty foods with freindly staff...specious room with plunge pool...We will visit once again ..✌
We visited this hotel in September in the midst of the covid outbreak. The hotel was well prepared to accept guests during this time. Apart from having to sanitize ourselves outside the hotel, the hotel has introduced a system to check in online which minimizes contact. The hotel itself is spacious and beautiful. We booked the ocean view rooms which is large and clean. The bathroom is also clean and large as well. We received a welcome drink and sweets. The hotel has a buffet for breakfast lunch and dinner. The buffet, albeit lacking variety for the price offered was tasty. The staff are extremely welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The hotel is quite pricey compared to other hotels of course and therefore I thought the variety was not that great compared to some other hotels which charged a comparatively lower price. The best part about this hotel is its unique beach. At the early hours of the morning and past noon the tide is low and the water recedes. At this point the beach which is covered with corals is exposed for visitors to explore. This part of the beach has a lot of corals, sea weed, sea urchins, exotic crabs, turtles and Fish that can be seen and is very unique. There is of course a safe part of the beach where visitors can bathe in. The hotel also has a free yoga session for the stay in visitors in the evening for which spans for Atleast an hour. It is only half an hour from galle fort and and has a number of activities around the area as well so you don’t get bored. Wifi is available but not that great. Our stay at the fortress was amazing and would definitely return to the hotel again.
Great Family getaway
Was there in Fortress for 2 days in August 2020. We have been there before with family and wasn't that impressed the last time. However, the experience we had was great this time. The hotel was well prepared to handle any Covid related requirements and we could see that that make sure everything is sanitized and kept clean. As usual the rooms were very clean and all tye amenities were available. Room service was fast and reliable and was there to help you anytime. The food was very tasty, and the guests had the options of either to have the buffet or order the a la carte even if you have paid full board. the pool was very clean and the guy who was taking care of the pool was very helpful. The service was impeccable and the Manager Asela was very helpful. Recommended!
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