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Luxury Sri Lanka Holidays

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

A hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress its architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle's most innovative resort experience. Guests are greeted at Bandaranaike International Airport by resort hosts and escorted to your resort getaway by your chosen means of transfer: Arrive at the picturesque Koggala Lake by helicopter or drive through the rich colourful culture that Sri Lanka is known for in your own private luxury car.

Ocean Rooms

Located on the upper floor with views into the gardens, beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath and split-level living area with magnificent views and feature high vaulted ceilings.

Beach Rooms

Similar to the Ocean Rooms, the Beach Rooms are located on the ground floor. Guests also have the added bliss of enjoying a Jacuzzi bath.

Ocean Lofts Rooms

The design of these split-level rooms creates 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 daybed, LCD TV and Bose DVD sound system. The upper floor houses one 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.

Fortress Residence Rooms

The ultimate in sensual living space, The Fortress Residences are both on the upper floor of The Fortress and each feature one, two or three bedrooms and outdoor dining deck. Each offers guests astounding experiences, with a private cantilevered 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.

Fortress Rooms

The Fortress Rooms feature a super king 7ft by 7ft 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. 

A cutting-edge entertainment system and designer fittings include LCD TV, Bose DVD and sound system, air conditioning, overhead fan, private bar, in-room safe and IDD telephone.


An inner sanctum reflecting the rich colors of the surrounding culture and nature close by. Complementing our global menu of international therapies, the spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurvedic therapies that are non-invasive while true to form. Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary 'Sublime' water therapies which include a sauna, steam and hydro-bath.

Resort Overview

Resort services include 24-hour reception hosts; luxury car service; Tuk tuk service; airport transfers; butler service; babysitters on request; 24-hour in-room dining; poolside service; wedding hosts; Wi-Fi internet access; IDD telephone services; laundry, valet services; and foreign currency exchange. 

During your stay relax in the free flowing swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, watch your favourite movies in the comfort of your own room, book your private session of Yoga in the comfort of the Yoga Pavilion or work out in our fully equipped fitness center. Our kids club is the answer for parents travelling with kids. Don't forget to browse through the attractive souvenir and jewellery boutiques.

Destination Dining

A private dining experience in secluded areas of the garden's within the walls of The Fortress.


Savour the flavours of the world for lunch or dinner at Heat, a relaxed al fresco restaurant, located by the pool and beach, set beneath cascading trees. Homemade ice cream, a customized salad with fresh ingredients and dressings of choice prepared-to-order at your table, and hot creations from the wood fired pizza oven such as a Sri Lankan Curry, pizza, and wraps (from Greek to Lebanese). Funky fusion Mediterranean dishes.

White Restaurant

Facing the stunning free form swimming pool and the Indian Ocean, WHITE Restaurant combines the tastes of Old Ceylon and Modern Asia to create incredible Sri Lankan fare. Using the history of Sri Lanka's cuisine, spices and traditions, customary flavours are presented in an exciting and creatively modern way. White features a show kitchen, which allows guests to witness the arts of the Asian kitchen, spice preparation, cooking methods and flare of Sri Lankan cuisine. Whether you choose the Sri Lankan breakfast, a seafood delicacy for dinner or our specialty deserts, the imaginative twist on traditional dishes will wow the palate.

Sea lounge

This is cool seaside funk and the place to go for edgy d├ęcor, music and new age cocktails in the surrounds of old Ceylon. The Sea Lounge offers cocktails with a modern twist, tea infused cocktails and other hip concoctions while surrounded by glistening lights and a starry night sky.

T Lounge

T is the open-plan, airy Sri Lankan tea lounge with spectacular sea and garden views, which offers the flavours, aromas and traditions of Ceylon through tea. With a central preparation area, guests can watch and learn about the tea making ceremony and the story of Ceylon tea. Over 30 Dilmah premium handpicked teas are on offer, including many specialties such as 'white tip tea', which is said to fight infection and strengthen the immune system. Enjoy a cup of afternoon tea with our homemade cheese cake to compliment the setting.


A magnificent piece of innovation, Wine3 is a glass cave where even the cutlery and crockery are made of glass. Wine3 aims to celebrate the experience of wine through the ages, bringing together wine and fine food in a breathtaking setting. Wine3 features an incredible array of over 2000 Old and New World wines, from rare vintages and the great classics of the old world to award-winning newfound gems. An ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion, or surprise your partner with a romantic dinner.

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