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4.0 out of 5

"Facilities: Typical; Value: Over-priced; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Immaculate; " More

By Marisa, from Singapore on Mon 03 Dec 2012

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Koggala awaits you at The Fortress Resort & Spa. Within steps you'll find Koggala Beach and Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 3 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor swimming pool.

Smart TVs with DVD players are featured in all 53 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while premium bedding and pillow menus invite a good night's rest. 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages. The restaurant, White, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite health club and pool loungers. Business amenities include a meeting room and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of airport pick-up service.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 5-star Koggala hotel include Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort.

Fortress Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$170* Per night/room 1 Aug. - 2 Aug.

Ocean Loft Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Beach Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Beach Splash Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Fortress Residence Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Fortress Resort & Spa ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Fortress Resort & Spa

Family (1)
4 out of 5
Pros: Stunning views, huge bathroom, close to everything, amazing breakfasts
Cons: Overpriced
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Typical; Value: Over-priced; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from Singapore on 3 Dec. 2012

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About the The Fortress Resort & Spa

Location Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle

All-inclusive Details

  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included

Property Features

Some rates at The Fortress Resort & Spa are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. The Fortress Resort & Spa offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Fortress Resort & Spa. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free valet parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Koggala hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 2008
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Train station: Midigama Railway Station (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

The Fortress Resort & Spa offers 53 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2018.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

White - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Salty Snapper - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Duo - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 2500.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Fortress Resort & Spa

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 25 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 200 per vehicle
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 2500.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Fortress Koggala
  • Fortress Resort
  • Fortress Resort Koggala
  • The Fortress Hotel Koggala
  • Fortress Sri Lanka
  • Fortress Hotel Galle
  • Fortress Galle
  • The Fortress Resort Spa

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Globe
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