The Fortress

PO Box 126, Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Koggala

The Fortress 6th - 10th June

A travel blog entry by robgibbs


We had a well deserved lie in on the 6th before we moved to The Fortress on the other side of Galle. Our guide dropped us at the hotel through some very fancy double gates like you would expect on a fort. The hotel design is based on a Dutch fort and is very grand, you don't need to leave the hotel complex, everything is here. The suite is over two …

Koggala, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by woodgeandfidge


... and in a great location. We drove to Mirissa harbour for a boat tour to see Blue whales and dolphins. This is a great time of year for sightings and we were lucky enough to see about 5 blue whales and lots of dolphins. Absolutely amazing to see so close to the boat. Sri Lanka has been a superb experience, the country has lots to offer from beach, culture and safari. The people are lovely and the food also. A very memorable place and we will definitely ...

Into Africa

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley


... monkeys A wild cat - apparently these are really rare Lots of peacocks, sadly none with open feathers Lots and lots of birds - so many I can't even remember, or even know the names of them - storks, hornbills, heron, pelicans, eagles (3 types). And many more. I was so busy looking at a peacock that I didn't notice the elephant sidle up along side us! A lone male. We saw several large, lone males. But the females were proving harder to find. Eventually we ...

Mirissa and Galle

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


... a prawn-infused rice and curry, but just a couple of minutes into our meal a small commotion broke out about twenty yards from where we were sitting. On leaving our food to investigate, we found an intrepid bunch of baby turtles who had fled the nest and were making their way slowly down the beach. Despite its increased development over the last few years, Mirissa still sees a large number of turtles find their way to its beach to lay their eggs. From what we could ...


A travel blog entry by iaingardiner


... towards Galle. The intention was to stop in Ahangama to see the stilt fisherman and Unawatuna to inspect the beaches. When drove and drove and came to a small area of shoreline with a few stilt fisherman with their lines a cast. Eager to get some good shots we pulled up and I made hast towards them only to be confronted buy a man clad in fisherman apparel holding a rod. Basically he wanted us to pay him for the privilege of taking some pictures ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fortress Koggala

    Reviewed by robgibbs

    Absolutely beautiful some small but annoying points

    Reviewed Jun 7, 2012
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The loft room is amazing however if you look hard there are some rough bits, the hotel is having some minor renovations lets hope the problems get resolved. The food is excellent but you may be sharing it with chipmunks and crows as some of the guests insist on feeding them this needs to be stopped. Facilities are second to none, a full gym, spa, two souvenir shops and large swimming pool.

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    Our lounge
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    View from the bedroom - the Indian Ocean
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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Fortress Koggala

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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    Our lounge
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    View from the bedroom - the Indian Ocean
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    Plunge pool at night
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    Pool - lit up from underneath.
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