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The Fortress

Sri Lanka, Galle

  • Inspired by Galle’s Dutch Fort
  • Super king beds in all rooms
  • Fine dining and handpicked wines at Duo
  • Ayurveda treatments with natural ingredients at Spa Naturel
  • Indigenous furnishings inspired by Old Ceylon

Located on the golden shores of the south coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is a boutique hotel offering comfortable and spacious accommodation. Rooms with garden or ocean views are available as well as select rooms offering a private in-room plunge pool. Guests can dine in three restaurants, offering different types of cuisine including Sri Lankan, Indian and international dishes. For those who wish to relax, a visit to the Spa Naturel is a must with a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments to choose from.


Hotel child prices apply to ages 3-11 years.

The hotel has 53 rooms.


Optional All Inclusive - what's included

Buffet breakfast, 4 course set menu or à la carte lunch or dinner, selected premium and standard brands of imported spirits, unlimited selection of local and branded spirits, beers, soft drinks and bottled water, selected International sparkling wines and wines, minibar with beers, soft drinks and bottled water refilled on a daily basis, afternoon high tea served at the butlers lounge, daily sundown cocktail, entry to cultural show, farewell destination dinner, DVD movies available throughout the stay, Wi-Fi throughout the resort, yoga and stretching classes, water aerobic classes, sauna and steam room.

Added value

Early booking discount

Book 45 days prior to arrival and guests receive 25 GBP food and beverage credit and receive 25 GBP spa credit per room per minimum of 5 nights stay (valid for bookings made on bed and breakfast, half board or full board) for holidays between 11 January - 07 April 2018, 27 July - 31 August 2018 or between 01 November - 23 December 2018.

Book 45 days prior to arrival for a minimum of 5 nights stay and receive a free room upgrade from Fortress Room to Ocean Room, and from Ocean Room to Beach Room for holidays between 08 April - 25 July 2018 and 01 September - 31 October 2018.

Honeymoon offer

Bride receives up to 50% discount on the room rate, fruit indulgence platter, champagne cocktail on arrival for holidays between 11 January - 23 December 2018.

Please note not all offers are combinable.


Bars & Restaurants


Serving gourmet delights from a Table D'Hote menu as well as featuring an impressive wine list with over two thousand bottles in its glass wine cellar.


Opening Times:
Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 23:00

Included With:
Half Board, Full Board

An al fresco restaurant serving wood fired pizzas and Indian specialities.

Guests on bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all inclusive can dine at this restaurant.


Opening Times:
Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 23:00

Included With:
Bed & Breakfast , Half Board , Full Board

Located by the pool with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, Pepper serves international dishes and Sri Lankan favourites. 

Guests on bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all inclusive can dine at this restaurant.


Opening Times:
07:30 - 22:00

Here guests can enjoy a range of the famous Ceylon teas and learn about the history of Ceylon tea. Afternoon tea is also offers, accompanied by homemade cheesecake.

Beach & Pools


Relax in the luxurious pool, lined by palm trees and with a glorious sea view.

Spa & Wellness

Spa Naturel and Salon

The Spa offers signature Ayurveda therapies, including Shirodhara, which eliminates mental fatigue, and Ayu Purification, which includes a herbal oil head massage. 

The Salon offers a range of high end services to guests, including manicures, hair styling and saree draping. 

Fitness Centre

The Fitness centre offers personalised programs to help you achieve what you want with your body.

About the location
Galle is a city of contrasts: bohemian and cosmopolitan; modern luxury and traditional heritage; city and beach. Although it was also ruled by the Portuguese and the British, it's the Dutch influence that's most evident today, thanks to UNESCO-listed Galle Fort. This historic quarter, guarded by thick ramparts, is chock-full of Dutch colonial villas, often housing cool cafés and chic boutiques selling jewellery, spices and colourful kaftans. Set on a promontory, it's got fantastic ocean views and is a prime spot for watching the sunset. To the east and west of the city are the beaches - sweeps of golden-syrup sand framed by groves of tall palm trees. Some spots have offshore reefs, making for great surfing at certain times of year.
Transfer time
2 hours 15 minutes from Colombo International airport
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Sumeetbr, Fortaleza, CE
Tripadvisor review Dec 13 2017
superb structure and location..the ocean rooms are amazing..very large and tastefully done up..beds..linen..towels..amenities..all high class..service at the restaurant and all other parts of the...
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Great place to relax!
Nirosha D,
Tripadvisor review Dec 13 2017
My family just returned from the The Fortress.'Had one of the most relaxed holidays.The food was good and well presented.Friendly n helpful staff. The rooms were v comfortable. In short..the holiday...
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