The Fortress - Galle

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The Fortress – A Resort in Galle, Sri Lanka
A hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a freeflow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and exquisitely appointed rooms, lofts and residences.

The resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle’s most innovative resort experience.

Resort Concept & Philosophy
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.
Guestrooms and Residences
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 out to the Indian Ocean.
11 Fortress Rooms - 65 sqm
The Fortress Rooms feature a super king 7ft by 7ft bed dressed in Egyptian cotton Frette linen and an open plan bathroom with twin headed shower and bath. These rooms open out onto your own courtyard or garden balcony. In addition, all rooms present a cutting-edge entertainment system and designer fittings that include Plasma screen, Bose DVD player and sound system, espresso machine, air-conditioning, overhead fan, private bar, day bed, in-room safe and IDD telephone.
12 Beach Rooms - 70 sqm
Located on the ground floor, these guestrooms offer views into the gardens, beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath, rainfall shower and a split-level living area.
18 Ocean Rooms - 70 sqm
Similar to the Beach Rooms, the Ocean Rooms are located on the upper floor of The Fortress and feature high vaulted ceilings. Guests also have the added bliss of enjoying a bath in the Jacuzzi whilst taking in the magnificent views.
6 Ocean Lofts - 140 sqm
The design of these split-level rooms creates one-of-a-kind experiences on each of their two separate floors. Guests enter into an oversized living room with indoor plunge pool, inviting day bed, 42" plasma screen and Bose DVD sound system. The upstairs level houses the bedroom, showcasing a luxury 7ft.x7ft. bed adorned in soft Egyptian cotton Frette linen and an additional day bed. The stunning upstairs bathroom features both rainfall and wall showers.
2 Fortress Residences - 240 sqm
The ultimate in sensual living spaces, The Fortress Residences are on the upper floor of The Fortress and each feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a separate living area, entertainment area and outdoor dining deck. Each offers guests astounding experiences, with a private cantilevered infinity edge pool enjoying magnificent views of the coastline. Guests staying here are pampered by their 24-hour personal butler, catering to their every whim.
Dine & Imbibe
Pepper - Light, flavourful international cuisine and authentic Sri Lankan specialties. The central dining venue at The Fortress.

Wine3 - A glass cave with a breathtaking array of Old and New World wines.

Heat - For savouring 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 Sri Lankan tea.

Sea Lounge - For celebrating with a funky tea-influenced cocktail while surrounded by glistening lights and a starry night sky.

Destination Dining - A private dining experience in secluded areas of the gardens within the walls of The Fortress or on the golden sandsof the beach.

Experience. Your stay at The Fortress is designed to satisfy your individual desires. Pique your artistic senses, immerse yourself in underwater scenery, shop the boutiques or just relax in the gardens alongside the freeform pool.
Art Gallery

Imagination. Memory. A showcase for local artists. While at The Fortress, see your surroundings through the eyes of local painters and artisans. Encounter Sri Lanka as remembered, re-interpreted and shared by those who know her best.

Turtle Hatchery

Celebrating and preserving Sri Lanka's biodiversity. The turtle hatchery helps in re-establishing sea turtle populations and allows guests an up-close look at these amazing creatures.

Little Adventures Club

A holiday is meant to be cherished by all. Our modern Kids Club will allow your children to savour their holiday as much as you. Your children will be well cared for and looked after, and you are free to enjoy some time of your own, as your children enjoy kids' time with their own exciting activities.

Scuba Diving

On land, Sri Lanka is a county bursting with colour. Diving the reefs and shipwrecks offshore, you will see the vibrancy above the waterline is matched, if not exceeded by the bright scenery below. The Fortress arranges Scuba Diving trips with a local PADI-certified dive operator.


In a peaceful setting such as the sanctuary of The Fortress, the best way to unwind can be a fascinating book. If a quiet corner of the gardens seems to be calling your name, borrow a book of your choice from the Library and dive in. A selection of CDs and DVDs is also on hand, and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room.


Get fit. Keep up your regular work-out routine, or indulge in some healthy relaxation. The state-of-the-art equipment will help you feel as pristine as your surroundings.

Swimming Pool

A freeform pool curves its way through The Fortress gardens. Float or swim your way through the sensual curves, as you enjoy the beauty around you.


Money can't buy you love, but it definitely helps to pass the time in style. Purchase some extraordinary gifts for loved ones and pick up some memories to bring a piece of The Fortress experience home with you.

Lime Spa
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.

Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is minutes away from Sri Lanka's most historically interesting living city, Galle.
Products & 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 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.

In association with
Sri Lanka Tourism Board

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