• Swimming pool

The Fortress

A serene coastal sanctuary

The Fortress Resort and Spa is situated close to Galle on Sri Lanka's south coast, and is designed to reflect the region's historic forts. With Dutch and Portuguese influences brought together with Sri Lankan charm, its rooms and suites are modern in style, with designer furnishings and spacious open-air bathrooms. And while room service is available, the restaurants at the hotel are superb: Buffets and delicious set course of local fare go hand in hand with wine cellar selections and authentic local tea experiences. Spend days by the pool looking out to the Indian Ocean, find peace in the luxurious spa or take the short taxi ride into the heart of Galle for a look at the country's most significant coastal town. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,099  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
Beach, Chena Huts

Hotel highlights

  • Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Seafront location close to Galle
  • Attractively designed in a modern style
  • Luxurious spa with Ayurvedic therapies available
  • In-room plunge pools available

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 53 rooms
  • Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo International Airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Interconnecting Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Fortress

  • Beach
  • Only 17 km to the historic city of Galle
  • 20 km to the coastal town of Mirissa
  • Ideal location for post-tour stays
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Facilities

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Spa Naturel

This enchanting spa is nestled within a courtyard setting in the resort with a plunge pool and a menu of Ayurvedic therapies and classic treatments. There is also a beauty salon where you can enjoy a pedicure, manicure or hair treatment, and a yoga space where private sessions may be booked.

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Swimming Pool

The free-form infinity edge swimming pool overlooks the Indian Ocean and provides a great setting for days in the sun.

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Fitness Centre

The fitness centre offers a range of cardio and weight equipment. There are also fitness packages available which include personal training and Ayurvedic treatments (payable locally).

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Room Types

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Fortress Room

This spacious room has modern interiors and luxurious hardwood floors, fitted with a king-sized bed and seating area, and a large open-plan bathroom with a bathtub and rain shower. There is a flat screen TV with Bose sound system, a minibar and iPod dock.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Ocean Room

Located on the upper floors, these rooms have balconies and views of the ocean. Contemporary in design, they come with king-sized beds and open-plan bathrooms with rain showers and deep soaking tubs. There is also a flat screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and 24-hour room service available (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
a bedroom with a view of a living room

Beach Room

These rooms are located on the ground floor and feature views of the gardens and ocean beyond. They come with designer interiors which are fitted with king-sized beds and open planned bathrooms with rain showers and Jacuzzi® tubs.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Beach Splash Room

These ground floor rooms come with their very own indoor plunge pools, with views out onto the gardens, beach and sea. There is a king-sized bed and sofa, as well as a marble tiled rain shower and open-plan bathroom with Jacuzzi®. An espresso machine is provided, as well as a personalised on-call butler service to take care of food and drink reservations.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Lounge area

Ocean Loft with Plunge Pool

Split into two levels, with a bedroom and balcony upstairs, and a spacious living room and indoor heated plunge pool on the lower floor, this suite is pure luxury. It comes with an open-planned bathroom with a rain shower and Jacuzzi® tub. Enjoy a dedicated butler service and relax on the plush sofa or in the pool with a direct view onto the sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Fortress Residence

The Fortress Residence with Plunge Pool

This spacious and stylish residence comes with a private infinity edge pool, a large bedroom with king-sized bed and a living room both leading onto a large balcony with views of the sea. The luxurious bathroom comes with a Jacuzzi® bath and rain shower as well as twin basins, and you'll enjoy a personalised on-call butler service for reservations as well as Wi-Fi and an entertainment system with flat screen TV and Bose sound system.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
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Food & Drink

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White Restaurant

Located by the main pool, this restaurant serves contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine, showcasing rich flavours and traditional techniques.

Destination Dining

Unique Dining

Poolside, Beachfront or in your room. There are so many ways to create a dining experience unique to your requirements.

Lounge

T-Lounge

At T-Lounge you can experience authentic Sri Lankan tea experiences as well as other favourite drinks in a laid-back atmosphere. It serves an afternoon tea with tasty cakes and is open till late for tropical cocktails.

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Salty Snapper

This fabulous all-day dining venue is perfect for those looking for a seafood restaurant to unwind in as it offers direct access to the beach and provides breathtaking ocean views.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Includes breakfast at White Restaurant.

Half Board

Breakfast and Dinner at White Restaurant.

Full Board

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served at White Restaurant.

All Inclusive

Breakfast buffet at White Restaurant, lunch and dinner will consist of a four course set menu or A la carte dining.

Enjoy selected premium and local brands of imported spirits, along with local branded beers, selected international wines and sparkling wines, soft drinks and bottled water.

Minibar with beers, soft drinks and bottled water refilled on a daily basis. Free daily sundown cocktail. Free entry to the culture show. Complimentary DVD movies available throughout your stay. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Complimentary yoga and stretching classes, water aerobic classes, sauna and steam room.

Afternoon Tea served daily at the Butlers Lounge.

Complimentary farewell destination dinner.

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Special Offers

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Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Stay here for your Honeymoon and receive 50% discount on room rate, Fruit Indulgence platter and Champagne cocktail on arrival for all room types,

PLUS: ** Spa voucher for GBP 50 per couple, Per stay.**