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The Fortress

Sri Lanka, Galle

Optional all in
Good for Couples

  • Marvel at the Galle’s Dutch Fort inspired architecture
  • Be pampered with five star service at every touch point
  • Indulge in fine dining and excellent wines at three gourmet restaurants
  • Relax with one of a kind natural Ayurveda treatments

Laid out on glimmering golden sands and surrounded by huge rugged boulders, The Fortress is a spectacular property, ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves in local culture. Inspired by Galle’s 16th Century Dutch Fort, which you’ll find just a short drive away, the resort boasts buttressed walls, towering columns and elegant courtyards, as well as a fine building that will make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time.

Despite the traditional exterior and architectural features, the style inside is chic and modern, with contemporary lighting, bright colours and trendy bubble chairs. A beautiful juxtaposition between the old and the new. The rooms are similarly impressive. Each features a super king bed, wireless sound system and a powerful rain shower. And if you fancy your very own private plunge pool, be sure to book a Beach Room.

The resort is just as family friendly as it is perfect for a romantic escape. The pool has a kids’ area, including a fun ‘beach’ wading area, which is popular with younger guests. For the grown ups, an intimate candlelit dinner for two can be found at the three gourmet restaurants. Or if you’re in the mood for some pampering, simply take your pick from the relaxing couples’ treatments on offer at the luxury spa.

Optional All Inclusive – what's included

Buffet breakfast, 4-course set menu or à la carte lunch and 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 from 11:00–23:00, 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.


Bars & Restaurants


Set inside the impressive wine cellar, Duo offers a unique candlelit gastronomic experience. With over 2,000 wines to choose from and a variety of table d’hôte menus, you’ll be sure to enjoy an exciting meal bursting with flavour.

Salty Snapper

Serving up succulent fresh seafood in an alfresco environment, the Salty Snapper is an excellent choice for lunch with a view, or dinner under the stars. Don’t forget to leave room for the delicious range of homemade ice creams available for dessert here.

The White

The White restaurant offers guests the opportunity to indulge in a menu filled with a fusion of international and more traditional Sri Lankan delights. The relaxed ambiance and stunning Indian Ocean views make this poolside eatery the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed evening meal.


Enjoy afternoon tea with a twist at this colonial style restaurant. Here you won’t just drink tea, you’ll also learn the history of it and the journey from plantation to cup. Featuring an unrivalled range of locally sourced varieties of Ceylon tea and a delectable selection of sweet treats, this is a unique experience.

Beach & Pools


Just a stone’s throw from the hotel, you’ll find a wave washed stretch of flawless golden sands to relax on. The beach stretches a few miles to the west, making it a superb location for a romantic sunset stroll.


Nestled among palm trees, you’ll find a free form design pool compete with an infinity edge. This is the perfect place to relax, sip a cocktail and soak in the refreshing waters, while the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean provide a serene soundtrack.

Spa & Wellness


Complete your pampering package with a trip to the salon, where you will find everything from manicures to hairdressing.

Spa Naturel and Salon

As well as typical treatments like massages and wraps, you can experience authentic Sri Lankan healing rituals by indulging in some Ayurveda therapies at the luxury spa. Carried out by the trained staff using local oils and herbs, this is relaxation at its finest.

Fitness Centre

Keep your fitness regime on track during your stay with a visit to the state of the art gymnasium which contains a premium range of cardio, resistance, free weights and bench equipment. Yoga sessions and a steam room are also at your disposal to sooth muscles and aid recovery for the next session.

About the location

The Fortress is located in the thriving city of Galle, where you can immerse yourself in everything Sri Lanka has to offer. It’s home to lively markets, shops and restaurants, as well as golden sandy beaches and a fascinating colonial heritage.

Spend the day on the beach, taking a dip in the ocean or heading inside for a cool cocktail. Alternatively, wander through the town and stop off in the bohemian boutiques, picking up delicious street food as you go. This is one of the best places to watch the sunset, with chic bars providing the perfect setting.

Transfer time

The Fortress is 2 hours and 15 minutes from Colombo International Airport.

Fortress Room

Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child

Fortress Rooms measure approximately 65m² and feature a king size bed, sofa and spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.


Ocean Room

Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child

Ocean Rooms measure approximately 70m² and are located on the upper floors with wonderful views of the Indian Ocean that can be viewed from the furnished balcony. A king size bed, sofa and spacious bathroom make this a great choice for a comfortable stay.


Beach Room

Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child

Beach Rooms measure approximately 70m² and are located on the ground floor with views of the garden, beach and Indian Ocean. The bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi® bathtub and separate shower.


Beach Splash Room

Sleeps up to 2 adults

Beach Splash Rooms measure approximately 70m² and feature an indoor plunge pool with views of the garden, beach and Indian Ocean. The room also has a king size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi® bathtub and separate shower and butler service.


Ocean Loft Suite with Plunge Pool

Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child

Ocean Loft Suites measure approximately 140m² and are split over two levels and feature a separate bedroom with king size bed, spacious bathroom, living room, in-room plunge pool and butler service. Ocean Loft Suites have views of the Indian Ocean.


New Year Early Booking Discount

Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 - 31 March 2019 booked by 28 February 2019.

Free Half Board Upgrade

Guests staying between 01 May - 31 July or 01 September - 31 October 2019 will receive a free upgrade to Half Board booked by 28 February 2019. 

Free Room Upgrade

Guests staying in a Fortress Room will receive a free upgrade, subject to availability to an Ocean Room when booked at least 45 days in advance.

Guests staying in an Ocean Room will receive a free upgrade, subject to availability to a Beach Room when booked at least 45 days in advance.

Valid for stays of a minimum of 4 nights between 01 May - 25 July and 01 September to 31st October 2019. 


Please note not all offers are combinable.

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Kim H, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Mar 25 2019
We arrived at the Fortress after 10 days of touring Sri Lanka inc a safari. But when we walked into the hotel grounds and then our sea view room all we could say was Wow. And that didn???t changed at...
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Absolutley fabulous!
Tripadvisor review Mar 24 2019
As a couple from Yorkshire we can be hard to please. Not here. The place is set on a stunning beach front with two really clean pools much better than some in the Caribbean. We had a Ocean Room on...
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