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The Fortress Resort & Spa, Galle [Sri Lanka]

 

The Fortress, a modern and luxury boutique resort, located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka, 17 kms away from the historic city of Galle. Styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous, the resort features six distinct styles of guest rooms and residences. This tranquil resort is a 4-minute walk from Koggala Lefts, a notable surf spot. It's also 2 km from the 13th-century Kathaluwa Old Temple.


Accommodation

The resort has 53 rooms categorised as :

Fortress rooms : Located on the upper and ground floors of the resort overlooking private garden or a patio, the fortress rooms comes with a bedroom with a king size bed and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate shower.

Ocean Room : Located on the upper floors overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Ocean rooms of the resort comes with a bedroom with a king size bed , one double sofa bed, and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate shower. The rooms also has balcony with direct view of the Indian Ocean.

Beach Room : Located on the ground floors overlooking the Indian Ocean, the garden or the beach, the beach rooms comes with a bedroom with a king size bed, one double sofa bed, and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate rain shower and a jacuzzi . The rooms also come with a butler service.

Beach Spalsh Room : Located on the ground floors overlooking the Indian Ocean, the garden or the beach, the beach rooms comes with a bedroom with a king size bed, one double sofa bed, and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate rain shower and a jacuzzi . The rooms also comes with a butler service and a private indoor plunge pool.

Ocean Lofts : Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Ocean loft is split over two levels . The ocean loft rooms comes with a bedroom with a king size bed, one double sofa bed, and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate shower . The rooms also has balcony with direct view of the Indian Ocean a plunge pool and have butler services.

Fortress Residence : Located on the upper floor overlooking the Indian Ocean, the fortress residence comes with a bedroom with a king size bed and two single beds and lounge and ensuite open plan bathroom with a separate rain shower and a jacuzzi . The rooms comes with a private butler service.

Each room is elegantly furnished and appointed with all modern amenities including LCD TV, and free wifi.


Dining

The Dining Venues at the hotel are :

Heat: The heat is an all day dining al fresco restaurant at the hotel specialisng in barbeque food including seafood, Indian Tandoori and traditional Artisan wood fired Pizzas.

Pepper: An all day dining restaurant, the pepper blends the flavours of Old Ceylon with modern Asia to create fusion Sri Lankan dishes. The restaurant features a live kitchen, where cooking methods and ancillary preparations can all be experienced.

Duo: Duo specializes in old and new world wines, from rare vintages and the great classics of the old world, “surf and turf”, food & wine pairing and dining.

T-Lounge: Overlooking the spectacular sea and garden, the T Lounge with its verandah-like open spaces serves variety of tea including over 30 Dilmah premium handpicked teas with homemade cheese cake to compliment the setting.


EXPERIENCES

The experiences offered at the Fortress Resort and Spa are :

  • Ayurveda & spa: The resort has an exclusive Ayurveda & spa section that specializes in Ayurveda therapies. The Spa uses natural ingredients sourced locally by the hotel’s in-house Ayurveda doctor. The guests can consult the In house doctors to find out his/ her body constitution (Prakrthi) and the state of body humours (Dosha), upon which personalized treatment plans can be formulated.
  • Excursion to Yala National Park: Yala is one of the best places to see Leopards, boasting the highest concentration of leopards in the world. The park is also home to a good number of Asian elephants, sloth bear, spotted deer, crocodiles, wild boar, water buffalo, grey languor and several other species of large animals.
  • Excursion to Udawalawa National Park: The Park is home to several large herds of Asian elephants as well as many other species of large animals such as deer, buffalo and more.
  • Excursion to Balapitiya for Madu river Safari.
  • Excursion to Sinharaja Forest Reserve: one of the least disturbed and biologically unique lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka.
  • Excursion to Pinnawala elephant orphanage:The orphanage is the first of its kind in the world, and is now a place where abandoned and disabled elephants get and given a whole lot of love, care and protection.
  • Excursion to Kanneliya Forest Reserve one of the main rainforest found in Sri Lanka apart from the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

Location

Address : Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle 80000, SRI LANKA

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