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The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Fortress is a hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a freeflow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and exquisitely appointed rooms, lofts and residences.


The resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle’s most innovative resort experience.

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board, All Inclusive, Departure Date: Low Season, Departs: London Heathrow
7nts from £1199

Our Opinion

An exquisite World Class hotel with a beautiful beachfront setting


The Fortress is right next to Koggala beach near the Sri Lankan port of Galle which is home to the UNESCO world heritage Dutch Fort and the Dutch Reform Church. The Fortress is located 140 kilometres from Colombo International Airport (CMB).


All of the 53 gorgeous rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems with plasma screens, Bose DVD players and surround sound plus espresso machines, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private bars, day beds, in-room safes, IDD telephone.


Room types:

The Fortress Rooms have high ceilings and multilayered floors, featuring a super king 7 ft by 7 ft bed dressed in Egyptian cotton and an open plan bathroom with rainfall shower. Rooms open out onto a private courtyard or garden balcony

Ocean Rooms – Located on the upper floor with views into the gardens, beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath and split-level living area with magnificent views and feature high vaulted ceilings.


Beach Rooms – Similar to the Ocean Rooms, the Beach Rooms are located on the ground floor. Guests also have the added bliss of enjoying a Jacuzzi bath.


Beach Splash Rooms are the same as Beach Room but with an indoor plunge pool.



Ocean Lofts – The design of these split-level rooms creates a one-of-a-kind experience on each of their two separate floors. Guests enter into an oversized living room with indoor plunge pool, inviting daybed, plasma screen and Bose DVD sound system. The upper floor houses one bedroom, showcasing a designer bed adorned in soft Egyptian cotton and a sumptuous day bed. The stunning upstairs bathroom features both rainfall and wall showers.


Fortress Residences – The ultimate in sensual living space, The Fortress Residences are both on the upper floor of The Fortress and each feature one, two or three bedrooms and outdoor dining deck. Each offers guests astounding experiences, with a private cantilevered infinity edge pool to enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. Guests staying in these residences are pampered by their 24-hour personal butler, catering to their every whim.

Restaurants & Bars

Pepper – Facing the stunning free form swimming pool and the Indian Ocean, Pepper combines the tastes of Old Ceylon and Modern Asia to create incredible Sri Lankan fare


Heat – Savour the flavours of the world for lunch or dinner at Heat, a relaxed al fresco restaurant, located by the pool and beach, set beneath cascading trees.


T – open-plan, airy Sri Lankan tea lounge with spectacular sea and garden views, which offers the flavours, aromas and traditions of Ceylon through tea.


Sea Lounge – This is cool seaside funk and the place to go for edgy decor, music and new age cocktails in the surrounds of old Ceylon. The Sea Lounge offers cocktails with a modern twist, tea infused cocktails and other hip concoctions while surrounded by glistening lights and a starry night sky.



Wine – A magnificent piece of innovation, Wine is a glass cave where even the cutlery and crockery are made of glass. Wine aims to celebrate the experience of wine through the ages, bringing together wine and fine food in a breathtaking setting. Wine features an incredible array of over 2000 Old and New World wines, from rare vintages and the great classics of the old world to award-winning newfound gems. An ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion, or surprise your partner with a romantic dinner.


In-room Dining, Twenty-four hour in-room dining is available for guests wanting to indulge within the intimate settings of their room, loft or residence

Leisure & Sports Facilities

  • Yoga Pavilion
  • Freeform swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Boutiques
  • Safaris / game Excursions
  • Turtle hatchery
  • Lime Spa with sauna, steamroom, and hydrobath
For more information or to book, please contact the reservations team.

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