The Fortress Hotel | Galle | Sri Lanka


The Fortress located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast just south of the historic city of Galle, sets the standard in luxury and quality on this island that already offers a diverse array of accommodation, both five-star and lesser hotels.

The company behind The Fortress fashioned Huvafen Fushi and Dhoni Mighili, which are atoll resorts in the Maldives and both considered as leading-edge in terms of design, amenities and service.

The resort is built to include some unique features including a glass cave housing an array of new and old world wines, a panoramic cocktail bar, an art gallery and a fibre optic lit pool. The hotel also features a traditional Ceylon T Bar where professionally trained staff serve an assortment of the best of the islands acclaimed teas.

The cuisine is exquisite while offering both International and traditional Sri Lankan. There’s Al fresco dinning by the pool, a pizzeria and tea room. The property also features its own Sen Spa offering both international and traditional ayurvedic treatments. To keep you fit, there’s a gymnasium, yoga pavilion and water sports centre. Other amenities include a library, turtle hatchery, wedding chapel, Little Adventurers Club, boutiques, art gallery and tours with the resort naturalist. Also available at an extra cost are bicycles, golf and tours of Galle and surrounding areas.

The most exclusive accommodation at the Fortress – the Residences -feature a unique and stylish cantilevered pool from their second storey balconies, so you can step out of bed, straight into your pool. The Fortress is designed to spoil yourself and enjoy a relaxed and pampered holiday in paradise.


Inspired by the Dutch Fort design, there are five distinct styles of guest rooms and residences, each creating sensual living spaces with a naturally modern twist. All are designed with either private courtyards or balconies, with views onto the magnificent gardens, water features or golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.


Recreating history, the architecture of The Fortress is styled after Galle’s famed Dutch Fort. Naturally modern design forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with Sri Lankan motifs, innovative architecture and designer amenities. Rising next to the seaside, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens sheltering hammocks, day beds and stunning water features. All of the 49 “naturally modern” guest rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems with plasma screens, Bose DVD players and surround sound. The spa allows guests to experience Per Aquum’s signature treatments and the ancient South Asian healing art of Ayurveda.


Pepper – Light, international cuisine and authentic Sri Lankan specialties. The main dining venue at The Fortress.

Wine3 – A glass cave with a breathtaking array of old and new world wines.

Heat – Serves delicious hot creations from the wood-fired pizza oven. Set in the lush Fortress gardens.

In-room dining – Twenty-four hour in-room dining is available for guests wanting to indulge within the intimate settings of their room, loft or residence.

T – An authentic experience where you will discover the various flavours of authentic Ceylon tea.

Sea Lounge – Beach cocktails under a starry night sky.

Destination Dining – Private dining experiences in secluded areas of the gardens within ‘The Fortress’ walls or on the golden sands of the beach.


An inner sanctum reflecting the rich colours of the surrounding culture and nature close by. Sri Lankan culture incorporated through traditional Ayurvedic treatments. In addition, a menu of international spa therapies.

Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary ‘Degrees’ water therapies including sauna, steam and hydrobath.

Spa facilities include a Yoga Pavilion, Single and Double Treatment Rooms, and Ayurvedic Treatment Rooms with traditional steam beds.

Services :Spa with Ayurvedic centre, Yoga pavilion, Fully-equipped gymnasium, Free flowing swimming pool, SCUBA diving – PADI certified, offered off-site, Water sports centre, Business centre and meeting rooms, Boutiques, Little Adventurers Club, Bicycles for hire, Art gallery featuring local artists, Wedding pavilion, Turtle hatchery, CD & DVD library, 24-hour reception hosts, Luxury car service, Tuk tuk taxi services, Airport transfers, Butler service, Multilingual staff, 24-hour in-room dining, Poolside service, Wedding hosts, Resort naturalist, Wi-fi internet access, IDD telephone services, Laundry, dry cleaning and valet services, Pillow menu, Bath menu, Foreign currency exchange.

Check-in/Check-out Time Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.

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