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Excellent place to be.
Highly recommended. Really nice people/staff, tasty food, wonderful and safe place to stay. Clean/modern/nice rooms. One of the best hotels visited upto now. Appreciate alot the hospitality of the hotel.
Listen to the sound of the ocean and relax
We spent a week at the Fortress as C-19 really started to take a hold in Sri Lanka, so we confined ourselves to the hotel for a week's stay. From our comfortable and spacious Ocean Loft we listened to the sound of the ocean and relaxed. We used the excellent little gym most mornings before breakfast, and swum in the infinity pool and the sea during the day. The staff are so friendly and helpful and almost felt like family when we left, having helped with travel arrangements and paperwork needed to get to the airport. We ate either from the a la carte menu or the daily buffet, and the choice and quality of the food did not disappoint. As the hotel emptied, the staff's commitment to their guests didn't waiver even though they knew the hotel would soon close with job losses. Tell your friends about us, and come back and see us, they said. So we are, and we hope we will. Thank you all, we loved our time with you!
Beautiful hotel and lovely staff
This hotel is beautiful! The room was the nicest we stayed in during our time in Sri lanka, it was huge and very clean. The bathroom was absolutely stunning and the room went straight out onto the pool area. We were only here for 1 night but wish we had been there longer. The pool area was lovely, with a beautiful view straight onto the ocean. We had the seafood buffet for dinner which was absolutely delicious- best prawns I have ever had. There were lots of options for non seafood lovers on the buffet too. All of the staff were all very welcoming, helpful and friendly - a great team!
A little bit of heaven
We stay here for four nights at the end of a two week tour of Sri Lanka. What an absolutely stunning hotel, built in a Dutch colonial style with spectacular views of the ocean. We stayed in a fortress room and from what we could tell was one of only 6 rooms which didn’t have a direct sea view. But even still the room was huge and had a massive bathroom with separate shower and freestanding bath. The room had a huge balcony but we didn’t really use it as it was very over looked by the room next door. Instead we spend most days by the gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the beach and sea. There was a good amount of loungers nicely spread out so you didn’t feel to close to other guest. Breakfast was a buffet style and there was a lot of choice both hot and cold. The pancake station was especially good. The dinner selection was very tasty, we ate off the a la carte menu and also the traditional Sri Lankan buffet evening. Both were great and I particularly enjoyed the duck with risotto and grilled mango. The hotel is a short tuk tuk ride from Galle and we spent an afternoon wondering round the place. This hotel was a truly lovely way to end an amazing holiday. We left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and would recommend this hotel to family and friends.
Beautiful hotel, beautiful people
We have just returned from Sri Lanka. What a stunning island. The people are so so friendly and infectious. This hotel is stunning. Set a little way outside Galle, it takes about 25 minutes by tuk tuk to get into the main town. Nestled on the coastline, a mere drop to the beautifully warm Indian Ocean. The hotel grounds are spotless and extremely well maintained. Our room was delightful, plenty of room, plenty of storage and always immaculately kept. We had an ocean view room on the first floor. The ground floor has direct access to the hotel grounds, ie one can walk out of the patio doors into the garden. I would return to The Fortress in a heartbeat. Sadly, because of CV, outside facilities closed down as we arrived. However, being kept at The Fortress was a pleasure - no hardship involved. The food was delicious. The pool beautifully clean and well maintained. If it hadn't been for the little shop within the hotel we would not have had anything to bring back. I cannot finish without saying a few words about the staff - they are first class. Ayubowan. We will return.
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