The Fortress Resort & Spa

At a glance

  • Upgrade to a room with a private plunge pool
  • World-class service and cuisine
  • Amazing spa facilities

The Fortress Resort & Spa

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A fusion of Dutch and Portuguese styles, The Fortress is stylish, luxurious and right on the beach.

Close to the fortified city of Galle, this beachfront hotel echoes the city’s charming architecture with immense gates, white-washed walls and an extensive courtyard. This is the focal point of the resort, with many people enjoying the cooler air and pretty gardens located within. Here you’ll also find the spa, known for its range of Ayurvedic treatments and water therapies.

There are two restaurants to choose from – White, the all-day venue specialising in innovative Sri Lankan cuisine and international dishes, and Salty Snapper which serves seafood al fresco in the resort’s garden. For a special occasion, Duo is a romantic fine dining venue which has walls that are lined with floor-to-ceiling wine racks. There are also two lounges, one serving a variety of local teas and the other serving cocktails, including some that are infused with tea.

Rooms are spacious and modern and some even come with a private plunge pool; as a Kuoni guest, you’ll get a guaranteed upgrade to the next room type if you travel between April and October. Fortress Rooms have an enclosed terrace or balcony with a view over a walled area. We highly recommend upgrading to an Ocean Room or a Beach Room for great views. Beach Rooms are on the ground floor with direct access to the pool and beach area. The Beach Splash Rooms are located on the ground floor and feature an indoor plunge pool which overlooks the resort’s gardens and beach.

All Inclusive option

All Inclusive option

Choose to upgrade for peace of mind, convenience and value.

Spa

Spa

Escapes for total relaxation, with pampering treatments from some of the best therapists, personalised wellness programmes and energising activities.

Weddings

Weddings

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TripAdvisor rating

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Key information

Beachfront, close enough to Galle for shopping and dining out

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 53

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
The Fortress is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 7th in Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka category for 2019.

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights 25 Dec-07 Jan. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

53 rooms

Activities

• Enjoy a signature therapy in the spa* • Explore the nearby city of Galle • Sample local tea varieties in the T Lounge* • Visit a turtle hatchery*.

Dining

2 restaurants, one private dining area, 2 lounges

What's included

Breakfast at the White restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £46 • Breakfast at White Restaurant • 4-course dinner set menu at White Restaurant or Salty Snapper

Full Board from £79 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the White Restaurant or Salty Snapper

All Inclusive from £112 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the White Restaurant or Salty Snapper including à la carte • Selected wines, soft drinks, spirits, local beers and bottled water from 11am-11pm • Daily afternoon high tea • Daily sundown cocktail • Entry to the cultural show • Farewell destination dinner • Minibar refilled daily • Wi-Fi • Yoga classes.

Special offer
From
£1049
 
SAVE UP TO £928 PER COUPLE
Price per person for 7 nights
ROOM & BREAKFAST
FORTRESS ROOM
Selected dates in Sep 2019
 
Fly with Emirates from London Gatwick. Upgrade to half board from an £163pp

*Denotes local charge