The Fortress Resort & Spa

Tropical beaches and enchanting sights surround this southern Sri Lankan gem near Galle

Step beyond the amber-coloured walls of The Fortress Resort & Spa and you’ll think you’ve struck gold. Designed in the style of a historic fort, this exclusive beach retreat encircles lush gardens and luxurious features. Inside you’ll find a heavenly Ayurveda spa, Yoga pavilion, an inviting free-flowing pool and a selection of restaurants. With the glittering Indian Ocean just beyond, The The Fortress Resort & Spa feels like an undiscovered treasure.

Each room comes with a private terrace or balcony, while suites promise individual plunge pools and butler service. Expect enormous beds, crisp white fabrics and ultra-modern furnishings. Spend your days on a stylish lounger beside the pool, as the waves lap at the beach just below. Then experience utter bliss with a signature ‘water therapy in the exotic surrounds of the hotel spa. By night, feast on fresh seafood, Sri Lankan spiced dishes or Mediterranean menus – with chilled cocktails afterwards.

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Speak to the dedicated Journeys Concierge who can help you plan trips and tours to discover the region. The Fortress Resort & Spa puts you close to Galle, where you can wander the town, admire Dutch colonial architecture and visit the renowned fort. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is within day trip distance too. This spectacular lowland rainforest is home to unique flora and fauna. Visit the wildlife sanctuaries of Yala or Uda Walawe to observe wild elephants and leopards. For a chance to relax in a beautiful setting, Koggala Beach, which fringes the hotel, boasts pristine sands and swaying palms.


Enjoy your stay!


53 Rooms |  2 Floors |  3 Restaurants | 

4.8 /5

863 reviews

Considerate

Considerate Collection

Beach

Beach Resort

UNESCO

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Spa

Spa

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Actively sustainable luxury hotels

 

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Environmentally Conscious

With every room offering an awe-inspiring view of the Indian Ocean, The Fortress puts coastline protection front and centre of their agenda. The resort is certified by Green Globe for its exceptional sustainable standards, including its efforts in keeping its coastal environment pristine. The hotel runs its own turtle conservation project to help protect the area’s endangered native sea turtles. Every year from October to April guests can take part in releasing the tiny hatchlings into the ocean – a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in a very special place.

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Cultural Custodians

An extensive list of nearby cultural sites can be found in the resort app and on digital display boards, especially those with particular local significance and influence on the daily lives of the community. The resort also hosts weekly cultural sessions for guests which include traditional Sri Lankan cookery classes, music and dance performances, local arts and crafts exhibitions, and handicraft demonstrations. To get a taste for a centuries-old fishing practice seen along this stretch of coast, be sure to order the one-of-a-kind ‘Stilt Fisherman Indulgence’ dessert.

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Community Minded

To supplement its organic vegetable and herb garden, the resort has a close relationship with local suppliers to source fresh fruit, fish and meat from ethical fishermen and farmers. Alongside a regional tree planting programme, The Fortress promotes and sells locally made handicrafts, paintings and porcelain to highlight the work of traditional artists and artisans. The Fortress also offers a wide range of immersive experiences within the local community, from tea and cinnamon plantation tours to Sinha Raja Rainforest and Madu River excursions.

Our rooms

Fortress Room


Sleeps 3
King
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Ocean Room


Sleeps 3
King
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Beach Room


Sleeps 3
King
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Beach Splash Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Ocean Loft Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Fortress Residence Suite


Sleeps 5
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

863 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.3 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

1986 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

The hotel is located on a fantastic beach and only 15 minutes by tuk tuk to see the sights of Galle

Impressive entrance and imposing position on the sea. Wonderful beach walks. Good spa.

By Mark Feb ’22 Trip Type Couple


4

Nice hotel

It was a very nice hotel with very welcomming staff,

By Henrik Jan ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

splendid beach side location

Located right at the sandy beach facing South, our spacious beach splash room had direct access to the lovely maintained garden with plenty of garden-chairs, beach towels and umbrella's and the magnificent swimming pool. Although the busy coastal road is located directly behind the hotel, because of Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthe smart lay out of the hotel premisses the road noise is effectively blocked from you so not bothering you at all. The only sound you hear is the Indian Ocean surf, the squirrels and birds.

By Paul Feb ’19 Trip Type Couple


The Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

The hotel is located on a fantastic beach and only 15 minutes by tuk tuk to see the sights of Galle

Impressive entrance and imposing position on the sea. Wonderful beach walks. Good spa.

By Mark Feb ’22 Trip Type Couple


4

Nice hotel

It was a very nice hotel with very welcomming staff,

By Henrik Jan ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

splendid beach side location

Located right at the sandy beach facing South, our spacious beach splash room had direct access to the lovely maintained garden with plenty of garden-chairs, beach towels and umbrella's and the magnificent swimming pool. Although the busy coastal road is located directly behind the hotel, because of Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthe smart lay out of the hotel premisses the road noise is effectively blocked from you so not bothering you at all. The only sound you hear is the Indian Ocean surf, the squirrels and birds.

By Paul Feb ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Parking
Parking
Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
24-hour
24-hour room service
Air
Air conditioning

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Free parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • DVD rental
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Onsite laundry
  • Family friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

From global flavours to regional specialities, The Fortress Resort & Spa’s three restaurants take guests on a culinary journey. In Heat, relish crisp wood-fired pizza one day, and Lebanese delicacies the next –served al fresco with sublime pool and ocean views. Discover aromatic Sri Lankan spices in Pepper, where you can watch chefs give authentic Ceylon dishes a contemporary twist. Visit Duo to sample a selection of wine from the 2000-strong cellar, or settle into T-Lounge for a time-honoured tea ceremony.

Salty Snapper

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Salty Snapper is an outdoor alfrescoe restaurant overlooking the ocean and serves fresh seafood delicacies.

White

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine in a modern fashion. International dishes- creative special temptations created by the master chefs. Dishes of traditional flavour blended with creative presentation. Show kitchen in the restaurant displays the arts of the Asian kitchen- spice preparation- cooking methods and flare of the Sri Lankan cuisine. The wood fired pizza oven with eclectic and vibrant staff enhance the overall experience.

T Lounge

The T Lounge on the Mezzanine floor has a light and refreshing feel with the cool sea breeze and open plan. The making of tea is a century old tradition that has traveled the globe- here you can learn the story of Ceylon tea. The counter in as a central part of the floor plan- guests are engorged to watch the ceremony of tea making in front of them with interactive explanations

Duo

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Wines from the world in a glass cellar and are selected from the world best vineyards. Duo offers fine dining to our guests. Located adjoining the Sea Lounge and White restaurant facing the Indian ocean

Spa

The Ayurveda Spa Naturel at The Fortress Resort offers soothing signature treatments as well as tailor-made, Prakriti-based therapies. Both are inspired by Sri Lanka’s ancient healing rituals, and use herbs and oils drawn from nature. Between treatments, experience water therapy in the rejuvenating saunas and steam baths.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Fortress Resort & Spa

Koggala

Habaraduwa

Galle

Sri Lanka

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1200

What3words location:

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Where is it?

1 kms to airport Koggala Airport

165 kms to airport Katunayake

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