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The Fortress

The Fortress

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1605 Reviews
Guide Price £1,109 per person
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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. 

  • 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

Top Tips from our Experts

Melissa

Destination Specialist

This is the perfect hotel for a post-tour stay. The beach is gorgeous if you want to chill by the sea, or if you want to continue exploring it is easy access the historic town of Galle as well as close to Mirissa, one of the best place to set off from for a whale watching boat trip. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
Location Highlights

The Fortress

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

Visit the Galle Fort

Whale watching from Mirissa

1605 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1192
  • Very Good 303
  • Average 79
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 10

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 23, 2018

One of the best in Sri Lanka

Prague, Czech Republic

We stay in this beautiful hotel only for two days during our trip around Sri Lanka. Hotel is very comfortable, but what is the biggest advantage is hospitality and extremely friendly and helpful staff. We felt like at home. For sure we come back again and can highly recommend to the travelers who will appreciate top service
May 22, 2018

Pleasant and relaxing

We stayed during low season so the hotel quite empty which was not a problem as the staff were very attentive and extremely friendly. They helped us plan our excursions and recommended nearby things to do. Breakfast was very nice and decently sized. We had a spa bath room which was very roomy and cosy, only downfall was the quality of the finishes which were poor but we could look past it. Another downfall was that they way overpriced the excursions which mainly went towards the transport to and from in a nice car. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable stay, props to the staff for being so friendly and making us feel very welcome.
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The Fortress

Facilities

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 beauty salon where you can enjoy a pedicure, manicure or hair treatment, and a yoga space where private sessions may be booked.

Swimming Pool

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

Fitness Centre

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

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Room Types

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 bath tub 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

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 Jacuzzi® 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

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 relaxing on the plush sofa or in the pool gives you direct views onto the sea.

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

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
The Fortress

Food & Drink

White Restaurant

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

Water front dining

Heat Restaurant

Relax with international cuisine including pizza from a wood-fired oven and Indian specialties at this al fresco dining spot. Offering spectacular ocean views, it makes a great place to visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner - with buffets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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 laidback atmosphere. It serves an afternoon tea with tasty cakes and is open till late for tropical cocktails.

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 al la Carte dining.

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

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 WIFI 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

The Fortress

Special Offers

Free night offer

Free night offer

Stay for selected travel dates and take advantage of a 'stay 4 pay 3' free nights offer. 

Black out dates and T&C's apply. 

Travelling
Thursday, February 22, 2018 to Monday, December 23, 2019

Resort credit

Food & Beverage and Spa Credit

Book a minimum 5 nights on selected travel dates and receive resort credit for both Spa treatments and Food & Beverages. 

Black out dates and T&C's apply. 

Travelling
Thursday, February 22, 2018 to Monday, December 23, 2019
Offer ends in 577 days

Room upgrade

Guaranteed Room Upgrade

Book a minimum 5 nights on selected travel dates and receive a confirmed room upgrade to the next category. 

Black out dates and T&C's apply. 

Travelling
Thursday, February 22, 2018 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Offer ends in 524 days