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The Fortress Resort and Spa

The Fortress Resort and Spa


Hotel Highlights

  • Secluded residences with Indian Ocean views and private swimming pools
  • Luxury spa with signature Ayurvedic treatments and private or couples yoga
  • 24-hour in-room or poolside dining served by personal butlers

The Fortress Resort & Spa - luxury hotel in galle

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.

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.

  • 53 rooms
  • 5 restaurants
  • 1 floor

The rooms

Fortress Room

Sleeps: 3 People.

These Rooms feature a king size bed & open plan bathroom with rainfall shower & bath. Rooms open-out onto your own courtyard or garden balcony.

Smart TV and Geneva sound system, air conditioning, overhead fan, in-room safe, IDD telephone & Complimentary WIFI is available in these rooms. Approximately 65 square meters.

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Ocean Room

Sleeps: 3 People.

Located on the upper floor overlooking the Indian Ocean beyond. There rooms feature high-vaulted ceiling, a king size bed, open plan bathroom with rainfall shower & bath.

Smart TV and Geneva sound system, air conditioning, overhead fan, in-room safe, IDD telephone & Complimentary WIFI is available in these rooms. Approximately 65 square meters.

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Beach Room

Sleeps: 3 People.

Located on the ground floor. Views on to the gardens, beach & the Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath.

Split-level living area. Guests also have the added bliss of enjoying a Jacuzzi bath whilst taking-in the magnificent view. Approximately 70 square meters.

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Beach Splash Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Four uniquely designed Beach Splash Rooms are located on the ground floor, offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean

70 sqm

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Ocean Loft Room

Sleeps: 3 People.

The design of these spilt-level rooms creates a one-of-a-kind experience on each of their two separate floors. An oversized living room, interior plunge pool & inviting daybed.

The upper floor houses the bedroom, showcasing a designer bed adorned in soft Egyptian cotton & a sumptuous daybed with a Smart TV and Geneva sound system. The stunning upstairs bathroom features rainfall & wall showers. 140 sqm

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Fortress Residence

Sleeps: 5 People.

The ultimate in sensual living space. Located on the upper floor and features two bed rooms and outdoor dining deck.

Offers guests outstanding experiences, with a private cantilevered infinity edge pool to enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. Guests in these Residences are pampered by their 24 hour personal butler, catering to their every whim. Approximately 240 square meters.

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Key Features

Air conditioning


Exercise gym


Wireless internet connection

Suites and Beach Splash only

24-hour room service

Wedding services

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  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • All inclusive
  • Analog data port
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Computer rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference space
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • DVD/video rental
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Fax service
  • Flip charts
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Half board/modified American plan
  • Health club
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • In room
  • Jogging track
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial service
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Suites and Beach Splash only
  • Turndown service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • CD player
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Jacuzzi
  • King bed
  • Minibar
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Childrens program
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting


This hotel has been awarded:

  • Luxury Boutique Hotel 2015 - Luxury Hotel Awards
  • Luxury Spa Hotel 2015 - Luxury Hotel Awards
  • The Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence for Luxury Resorts - Spa, 2015 - Seven Star Luxury Travel Awards 

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.

Sea Lounge

Cuisine type: International

Funky decor music and cocktails set the mood for relaxation and fun here. It s a place to chill and enjoy the modern atmosphere in the surrounds of old Ceylon. Cocktails with a modern twist- tea infused cocktails and other exciting flavours to cool you down in a cool casual relaxed atmosphere.Located facing the pool and beach


Cuisine type: Continental

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

Salty Snapper

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Salty Snapper is an outdoor alfrescoe restaurant overlooking the ocean and serves fresh seafood delicacies.


Cuisine type: Mediterranean

Meals served: 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.


Cuisine type: International

Meals served: 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 Naturel, an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colours of the surrounding culture and nature. Complementing the global menu of international therapies, the spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurveda therapies that are non-invasive while true to form. Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary 'Sublime' water therapies which include a sauna, steam and hydro-bath. Spa Naturel focuses mainly on Ayurveda rituals with natural ingredients sourced locally by our in-house Ayurveda doctor for the mind, body and spirit using herbal products. Ayurveda is a time tested ancient system of medicine which is now popular around the world. It is a science that not only addresses bodily infirmity but encourages social, spiritual, emotional and psychological well being. Our well trained local and foreign therapists specialized in their treatments provides you warm and genuine care that flows through their hands to relax, and heal your body and mind.


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