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Last 5 reviews
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!
Great Ambiance, Great Service with an Unforgettable experience
Probably the best hotel experience considering how dedicated the staff is at this property We have been welcomed warmly and staff was very friendly. The view from room is very beautiful. Rooms are clean cozy and comfy. Food was amazing, I really like to thank Ms Thejani Chaminda and your friendly, understanding full service during our stay at the Fortress . We have been visiting so many hotels during my leisure times and I must say that I have never met such a such a great service provider. Once again thanks a lot for helping us in every way to make us feel better and great during our stay at your hotel we enjoyed a lot and we wish to visit you again in future. Special Thanks for the reservation department ( Handling 0771889641 Wts app )
My first visit to the hotel. The facilities are great with 2 lovely pools, gym and many relaxing areas. Managed to dip into the rock pools although the sea was rough. Food and the service was superb. The highlight of my stay was the sundown yoga session and the sunrise meditation conducted by Priyantha Hettige. It was evident from his instructions that he had a passion for teaching. Worth a try for anyone who is interested.
Refuge to destress - Great place to relax
I stayed for 7 nights at The Fortress. And the beautiful scenery, the fresh ocean breeze, the sound of the waves helped me to destress. I enjoyed the 50m swimming pool directly facing the ocean. And I had some good treatments at the Spa. The Spa is big and has a variety of treatments done by well trained therapists. My nice room had a beautiful ocean view. The good food (including a Hopper Night on Friday, and a great evening Buffet on Saturday) and the very kind service team completed for me the picture of a place to find rest. And even in the rainy season, it is nice to be there, because the temperature is just right (not too hot).
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