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The Fortress Resort and Spa

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

Located on the golden southern coast of the paradise island of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is just minutes away from the historic and atmospheric city of Galle. Styled after Galle's famous Dutch fort, The Fortress provides a fabulous combination of modern comforts and old style colonial charm. It's the perfect place for a relaxing break: The Fortress also features excellent facilities including a Spa and Ayurveda centre.

An indulgent holiday to remember awaits you at The Fortress in Sri Lanka:

Opulence is the perfect word to describe the five-star surroundings of The Fortress. From the super king sized bed, you'll find presiding over your room to the gorgeous open plan bathroom with rainfall shower and bath.

Just imagine cooling off under clear blue skies or beneath a canopy of twinkling stars. These are just the kind of holiday experiences that the best memories are made of.

The delightful rooms at The Fortress all have a private courtyard or garden balcony, just perfect for taking a few moments to breathe in the fresh air and savour the delights of this holiday in paradise. Inside your room, you'll also find a cutting-edge entertainment system and designer fittings including plasma screen, DVD and sound system, as well as air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, daybed, safe and telephone.

So, when you wake feeling rested, relaxed and ready for a wonderful day on holiday, how would you like to spend your time? Perhaps you'll head straight for the free-flowing swimming pool? The cool water is so inviting, and with the golden Sri Lankan sunshine to dry you off and bronze your skin, you'll soon be feeling the benefits of being away from it all. And if you want to keep on top of your fitness programme whilst you're away, The Fortress gym is on hand.

If you do need a little extra help to really relax, or if you feel in the mood for some luxurious pampering in tranquil surroundings, The Fortress also has its own Spa with Ayurveda centre on site. Once you've experienced what's on offer, you'll be sure to make time for more wonderful pampering before you go home.

The pace of life in Sri Lanka is definitely set to 'relaxed' mode so you'll soon be feeling refreshed and revitalised. And if all this relaxation builds up an appetite, you'll be delighted to discover a choice of three restaurants to choose from. For a drink and a chat, daytime or evening, there are also three bars ready to welcome you at The Fortress.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Free flowing swimming pool
  • Spa with Ayurvedic Centre*
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Fully equipped gymnasium*
  • Meeting room
  • Boutiques
  • DVD library
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Fortress Room
69m2 WiFi
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Ocean Loft Room
140m2 WiFi
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Ocean Room
65m2 WiFi
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Beach Room
65m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is minutes away from the historic city of Galle. Styled after Galle's famous Dutch fort the Fortress provides a fabulous combination of modern comforts and old style colonial charm. The perfect place for a relaxing break the fortress' excellent facilities including its Spa and Ayurvedic centre will ensure your holiday is one to remember.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Excellent place to be.

Highly recommended. Really nice people/staff, tasty food, wonderful and safe place to stay. Clean/modern/nice rooms...

One of the best hotels visited upto now. Appreciate alot the hospitality of the hotel.

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Beautiful hotel and lovely staff

This hotel is beautiful! The room was the nicest we stayed in during our time in Sri lanka, it was huge and very clean. The bathroom was absolutely stunning and the room went straight out onto the pool area. We were only here for 1 night but wish we had been there longer. The pool area was lovely, with a beautiful view straight onto the ocean. We had the seafood buffet for dinner which was absolutely delicious- best prawns I have ever had...

There were lots of options for non seafood lovers on the buffet too. All of the staff were all very welcoming, helpful and friendly - a great team!

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Superb Hotel

Review by PubuduMenakaColombo, Sri Lanka

We went to The Fortress Resort & Spa on July 17, 2020 for a one night stay. And this is the very first hotel visit just after the pandemic Covid-19.

We were warmly welcomed by the front office staff and we were given the room even before the check-in time.

We must say that they are strictly following the guidelines provided by the Health Authorities in order to minimize the risk on Covid-19 and it is really really appreciated.

The room we selected was a Beach Room and it was perfectly arranged and was so spacious. Linen and the other amenities were also really good...

Rooms were sanitized and they were willing to sanitize it whenever we requested.

We were checked-in for lunch and we requested our lunch to be served to room. They had a three course set menu for lunch with three options each to be selected from. And even for the diner, they have had the same menu but on our request they have provided us with what we have requested. Actually, at that moment, we were told that they have only a selected set of food items during this situation. There was a buffet for the breakfast on saturday and it was fine. Overall, food was delicious and provided accroding to the health guidelines given due to the Covid-19.

They have a massive swimming pool and it was nicely maintained. Clean & tidy and there was a jaquzzi in the pool too.

Overall experience at the Fortress was highly satisfied and their service standards were really appreciated. Recommended.

Pubudu Wimalagunasekara & Sachithra Jayawardena ---Travellogged by Sachcha & Pubba---

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Listen to the sound of the ocean and relax

Review by CaroK39Caerphilly, United Kingdom

We spent a week at the Fortress as C-19 really started to take a hold in Sri Lanka, so we confined ourselves to the hotel for a week's stay. From our comfortable and spacious Ocean Loft we listened to the sound of the ocean and relaxed. We used the excellent little gym most mornings before breakfast, and swum in the infinity pool and the sea during the day...

The staff are so friendly and helpful and almost felt like family when we left, having helped with travel arrangements and paperwork needed to get to the airport. We ate either from the a la carte menu or the daily buffet, and the choice and quality of the food did not disappoint. As the hotel emptied, the staff's commitment to their guests didn't waiver even though they knew the hotel would soon close with job losses. Tell your friends about us, and come back and see us, they said. So we are, and we hope we will. Thank you all, we loved our time with you!

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A little bit of heaven

Review by lauraag90Sawtry, United Kingdom

We stay here for four nights at the end of a two week tour of Sri Lanka. What an absolutely stunning hotel, built in a Dutch colonial style with spectacular views of the ocean. We stayed in a fortress room and from what we could tell was one of only 6 rooms which didn’t have a direct sea view...

But even still the room was huge and had a massive bathroom with separate shower and freestanding bath. The room had a huge balcony but we didn’t really use it as it was very over looked by the room next door. Instead we spend most days by the gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the beach and sea. There was a good amount of loungers nicely spread out so you didn’t feel to close to other guest. Breakfast was a buffet style and there was a lot of choice both hot and cold. The pancake station was especially good. The dinner selection was very tasty, we ate off the a la carte menu and also the traditional Sri Lankan buffet evening. Both were great and I particularly enjoyed the duck with risotto and grilled mango. The hotel is a short tuk tuk ride from Galle and we spent an afternoon wondering round the place. This hotel was a truly lovely way to end an amazing holiday. We left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

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