the pool at The Fortress, Galle
The pool at The Fortress, Galle
pool and wellness area at The Fortress, Galle
The main pool and wellness are at The Fortress, Galle
beach rooms at The Fortress, Galle
Beach Room and Beach Splash at The Fortress, Galle
fortress room and fortress residence at The Fortress, Galle
Fortress Room and Fortress Residence at The Fortress, Galle
ocean room and ocean loft at The Fortress, Galle
Ocean Room and Ocean Loft at The Fortress, Galle
salty snapper and duo at The Fortress, Galle
Salty Snapper and Duo at The Fortress, Galle
white restaurant and the bar at The Fortress, Galle
White Restaurant and the bar at The Fortress, Galle

The Fortress, Galle

Bed & Breakfast 7 nights from £1,049 per person Including Flights


Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is minutes away from Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting living city, Galle. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is the perfect destination for a relaxing stay.

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 53 ’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 resorts Spa Naturel offers a range of international and ayurvedic therapies, beauty treatments.

Further reading: The Fortress is featured in our guide to the top 10 spa hotels in the Indian Ocean.

Whats included?
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • In resort assistance
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Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka & only 17 kms away from the historic city of Galle.

  • Road transfers from Colombo Airport take approximately 3 hours.

There are 53 rooms altogether, and all are designed with either private courtyards or balconies, with views onto the magnificent gardens, water features or golden beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean.

  • The Fortress Rooms feature a super king bed dressed in Egyptian cotton and an open plan bathroom with rainfall shower and bath. Rooms open out onto your own courtyard or garden balcony. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
  • Ocean Rooms are located on the upper floor of The Fortress. Views are into the gardens, beach and Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath and split-level living area. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant.
  • Beach Rooms are located on the ground floor with views into the gardens, beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. A highlight of these rooms are the jacuzzi baths and magnificent views. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant.
  • Beach Splash Rooms are re located on the ground floor and come with an indoor plunge pool, a private veranda and panoramic views of the garden, beach and Indian Ocean. The bathroom feature a Jacuzzi and rain shower. Sleeps 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant.
  • Ocean Loft Suites are split-level rooms that create a one-of-a-kind experience on each of their two separate floors. Guests enter into an oversized living room with indoor plunge pool, inviting day bed, LCD and Bose DVD sound system. The upper floor houses the bedroom, showcasing a designer bed adorned in soft Egyptian cotton and a sumptuous day bed. The stunning upstairs bathroom features both rainfall and wall showers. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
  • The Fortress Residence Suites are both on the upper floor of The Fortress and each feature two bedrooms and outdoor dining deck. Each offers guests astounding experiences, with a private infinity edge pool to enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. Guests staying in these residences are pampered by their 24-hour personal butler, catering to their every whim. Sleeps 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

  • White - Enjoy a delightful mix of international and Sri Lankan flavours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am-11am, 12pm-4pm and 7pm-11pm.
  • Duo - A romantic wine cellar with a calm ambience, a decadent menu, and over 2,000 old and new wines from around the world. Open 12pm-11pm.
  • Salty Snapper - A lovely outdoor seafood restaurant with direct access to the beach, and a tasty ice cream menu for dessert. Open 12pm-11pm.
  • T-Lounge - A laidback and welcoming cafe with gorgeous garden views, premium hand-picked Ceylon teas, and special tea making ceremonies. Open 7am-11pm.

  • Outside infinity pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa with Ayurvedic centre
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • SCUBA diving - PADI certified, offered off-site (additional cost)
  • 9-hole golf course, located close to the resort (additional cost)
  • Turtle hatchery (additional cost)
  • Various excursions offered off site (additional cost)

  • A range of activities are available such as pool games, chess, bingo, cards, scrabble and billiards
  • Babysitting services available upon request
  • High-Chairs are available in all restaurants
  • Baby Cribs are available in rooms upon request

The All Inclusive package includes:

  • Buffet Breakfast, 04 course set menu or A la Carte Lunch and Dinner at the White Restaurant, or In Room Dining
  • Selected premium & standard brands of imported spirits, unlimited selection of local branded  spirits, beers, soft drinks & bottled water from 11am to 11pm
  • Selected International sparkling wines and regular wines
  • Minibar with beers, soft drinks and bottled water refilled on a daily basis
  • Afternoon high tea served at the butlers lounge
  • Free daily sundown cocktail
  • Free entry to cultural show
  • Free farewell destination dinner
  • Complimentary DVD movies available throughout the stay, and Netflix available on request
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the resort
  • Complimentary sauna and steam room

Sri Lanka is a largely Buddhist country and you will often find restrictions on alcohol in place. On Full Moon Poya days and public holidays the government prohibits the serving of alcohol, but guests are able to enjoy pre-purchased drinks or those from the hotel minibar. To see which days are affected, please see here.

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