The Fortress Resort & Spa - Galle

Po Box 126, Galle, Sri Lanka  show map
 5 stars
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The Fortress Resort & Spa - Galle

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

Overview

The Fortress Hotel is perfectly placed in the golden coast of Sri Lanka within easy reach from the city of Galle, close to the Galle Fort and the mosque, and the National Maritime Museum.

This five-star property is housed in the powerful fortress style building that features elegant gardens, outdoor swimming pool, large spa centre, few restaurants and bars, wine cellar, gymnasium, DVD library and meeting rooms.

The property includes 49 fashionable rooms and suites equipped with king size bed with Egyptian cotton, private bathroom with rainfall shower, bathtub and hair dryer, plasma screen satellite television, DVD player, air conditioning, mini-bar, in-room safe and telephone.

Guests are provided innovative Sri Lankan specialties, Mediterranean dishes and variety of cocktails at three on-site restaurants.

The Fortress Hotel is situated 2km from the Habaraduwa railway station and 200km from the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   49.

Rooms

There is variety of rooms and suites with picturesque views over the ocean and the gardens and five distinct styles of interior design. The room amenities include comfortable beds, work desk with lamp, large living room, access to the indoor plunge pool, plasma screen satellite TV, DVD player, well-stocked mini-bar, telephone and private bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.

Dining options

Guests may flavor tasty authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and seafood delicacies at the stunning Pepper restaurant, delicious homemade ice cream, fresh salads and Mediterranean dishes at the Heat, as well as innovative international dishes and variety of wines at the Wineі restaurant.

The hotel The Fortress Resort & Spa provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

The property comprises spacious business centre with wireless internet connection, laptops and printers, and few meeting rooms perfect for conferences, meetings, private events and weddings.

Leisure

Guests are also provided with spa centre, offering signature Ayurvedic therapies, different massages and treatments, sauna, steam and hydro bath, six dual spa suites, manicure and pedicure zone, Jacuzzi, vitality showers, yoga pavilion and fitness studio.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/Videos for children
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view
  • Ocean view
  • Beach view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror
  • Dining table
  • Paid mini-bar

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 100 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Po Box 126, Galle, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Galle
    13.1km
Airports
  • Koggala (KCT)
    1.1km
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    92.3km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

There is variety of rooms and suites with picturesque views over the ocean and the gardens and five distinct styles of interior design. The room amenities include comfortable beds, work desk with lamp, large living room, access to the indoor plunge pool, plasma screen satellite TV, DVD player, well-stocked mini-bar, telephone and private bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.

The Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe First Floor Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe First Floor Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe First Floor Double Room
Grand Deluxe First Floor Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 70m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Located on the ground floor, contemporary rooms feature panoramic views of Indian Ocean. Rooms include a private indoor plunge pool. Room can accommodate up to 2 adults only. Children cannot be accommodated in this room type.

Room facilities
    The Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Grand Deluxe Double Room
    Grand Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 70m2
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    • Air conditioning
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    Grand Deluxe Double Room - Breakfast Included.

    Room facilities
      The Fortress Resort & Spa Beachfront Double Room Beach RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Beachfront Double Room Beach RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Beachfront Double Room Garden
      Beachfront Double Room
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 70m2
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      • Air conditioning
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        The Fortress Resort & Spa Double Room Fortress RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Double Room GardenThe Fortress Resort & Spa Double Room Fortress Room
        Double Room
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
        Size: 65m2
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        • Air conditioning
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        DOUBLE FORTRESS ROOMS

        Room facilities
          The Fortress Resort & Spa Superior Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Superior Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Superior Double Room
          Superior Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 70m2
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          Features great views of the ocean, high ceilings and a split-level seating area.

          Room facilities
            The Fortress Resort & Spa Deluxe Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Deluxe Double RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Deluxe Double Room
            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 70m2
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            Enjoys a beachfront location and features a spa bathtub.

            Room facilities
              The Fortress Resort & Spa Residence RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Residence Room PoolThe Fortress Resort & Spa Residence Room Pool
              Residence Room
              Size: 240m2
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                The Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex Suite
                Duplex Suite
                Bed type: Double Bed
                Size: 140m2
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                Duplex Suite - Breakfast Included.

                Room facilities
                  The Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Duplex Suite
                  Duplex Suite
                  Size: 140m2
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                  A spacious suite which provides great views of the ocean. It has a living room equipped with sofa and an indoor plunge pool.

                  Room facilities
                    The Fortress Resort & Spa Private  Beachfront Room Beach RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Private  Beachfront Room Beach RoomThe Fortress Resort & Spa Private  Beachfront Room Beach Splash
                    Private Beachfront Room
                    Size: 70m2
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                    Room facilities
                      The Fortress Resort & Spa Presidential SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Presidential SuiteThe Fortress Resort & Spa Presidential Suite
                      Presidential Suite
                      Bed type: Double Bed
                      Size: 240m2
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                      Presidential Suite - Breakfast Included.

                      Room facilities
                        The Fortress Resort & Spa Ocean Top floor Double Room Ocean Room
                        Ocean Top floor Double Room
                        Bed type: King Size bed
                        Size: 70m2
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                        • Air conditioning
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                        Room facilities
                          Ocean Room
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                          • Air conditioning
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                          Room facilities
                            The Fortress Resort & Spa Ocean LoftThe Fortress Resort & Spa Ocean Loft PoolThe Fortress Resort & Spa Ocean Loft Pool
                            Ocean Loft
                            Bed type: King Size bed
                            Size: 140m2
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                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel The Fortress Resort & Spa - Galle Galle location
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                              Hotel Address:

                              Po Box 126, Galle, Sri Lanka

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Galle
                                13.1km
                              Airports
                              • Koggala (KCT)
                                1.1km
                              • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
                                92.3km
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  2 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2010
                              • Number of rooms:
                                49

                              Hotel Awards

                              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalleThe Fortress Resort & Spa

                              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                              Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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                              What's nearby

                              What's nearby.

                              The property is placed within easy reach from the Handunugoda Tea Factory, the Kanneliya Rain Forest, the Martin Wickremasinghe Folk Museum, the Turtle Hatchery and Spice Garden, the Yala National Park, the Mirissa Water Sports Centre and the Yatagala Temple.

                              Local Attractions

                              • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications - 12.8km
                              • Fort Shri Sudarmalaya Buddhist Temple - 12.9km
                                Rampart Street, Galle
                              • Weherahena Buddhist Temple - 18.9km
                              • Maritime Archeology Museum - 12.8km
                              • Whale Watching Mirissa with Geeth - 15.4km
                                Harbour road, Mirissa

                              Getting there.

                              The Fortress Hotel is within easy reach from the Bandaranaike International Airport by means of train from the Katunayake railway station to the Habaraduwa railway station or using hotel’s shuttle service.

                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  2 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2010
                              • Number of rooms:
                                49

                              Hotel Awards

                              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalleThe Fortress Resort & Spa

                              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                              Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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                              The Fortress Resort & Spa Reviews

                              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa

                              Average guest rating

                              8.4out of 10
                              Exceptional
                              Based on 26 reviews

                              Rating by category:

                              Rooms
                              10.0
                              Service
                              8.0
                              Value
                              9.0
                              Location
                              8.0

                              Individual guest reviews

                              • Group of friends
                                9.6

                                As soon as we walked through the large wooden doors we caught our breath as the view was spectacular! Staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and well priced. We were happy to eat in the hotel restuarant for all 3 meals across our 4-day stay. The hotel was luxurious and had a beautiful beach view. The pool is amazing! We were very happy to spend all of our time in the hotel, by the pool or at the spa.

                              • Couple
                                8.8

                                The relaxed atmosphere and the service provided by the hotel staff. Also the restaurant serves excellent food with a elaborated wine suggestion.

                                Some problems with payments with Mastercard and pin code with their terminals. Also the prices of food and beverages at the pool are a bit expensive.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.8

                                Quality of food was excellent - obviously good chefs The room was very stylish and always spotlessly clean and well cared for Great watching turtles in the waves Very chic hotel Would recommend it

                                Decking work was being undertaken and seemed extremely slow to progress Service in the restaurant could do with a lot of improvement - it did not match the quality of the food, nor the rest of the hotel Generally the majority of the staff seemed to lack confidence and not have sufficient training or abilities to properly manage a top class hotel - lack in leadership

                              • Couple
                                9.2

                                The Fortress is amazing, very luxurious and spacious, a great end to our holiday!

                              • Couple
                                8.8

                                Stunning hotel with staff who will pander to your every need. The food is fantastic and there was some light entertainment some evenings. The hotel itself is stunning and situated right on the beach; the views are perfect. You will relax at this hotel.

                                It's a little far out from Galleries city centre and hikkaduwa (it will take you an hour at least to get to the latter).

                              • Group of friends
                                9.6

                                The Fortress ist noch ein Hotel wo einfach alles stimmt. Es ist nicht billig, aber dafür kriegt man auch etwas und man trifft dementsprechen auch ein Publikum das ein gewisses Niveau hat. Wir fühlten uns einfach rundum wohl und bedauerten, dass wir nicht noch 2 Tage mehr gebucht hatten. Aber auf jeden Fall werden wir schon im Januar wieder zurückgehen.Das

                                Das einzige was ich ändern würde, wäre, dass man keinen Kaffee mehr aus Amerika imortiert, da es in Sri Lanka den besten Kaffee der Welt gibt. Marke Hansa! Aber das wirklich nur am Rande erwähnt.

                              • Couple
                                7.8

                                luxury hotel on a great location

                                food not to the level of the hotel

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                Very comfortable. Beautiful location. Just one excellent restaurant - not too much choice, and the hotel was not too big.

                                It would have been nice to have a beach for when our grandchildren visited us.

                              • Couple
                                10.0

                                I liked everything about The Fortress. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, it was wonderful. The staff was very attentive, friendly and polite. Our room was large, clean, and comfortable. Dining at the hotel was very good with a nice variety of foods on the menu and an extensive wine list. Lounging by the pool was fabulous, along with the poolside service. I felt like a princess. I look forward to going back.

                              • Couple
                                5.8

                                Location, camere molto spaziose, piscina molto grande, spa attrezzata

                                Servizio molto approssimativo. Piscina tenuta male e senza servizio. Cibo normale ma estremamente caro per sri lanka. Troppo staff, poco servizio

                              • Family with children
                                8.8

                                This is really 5 stars hotel. In compaire to other hotels near, I think this is best choice (taken note the price). Really nice rooms. All rooms to the beach, nice deisign and really good personal. Beautiful swiming pool as well at night time (led lights on the bottom!). Ifyou like wines - this is the best hotel for you :)))). One evening there was Sri Lanka show and small cocatil party. Very comfortable and beatuful spa. Many options If you would like to try other food - 400 metrs from the hotel there is small restaurant with red mark "Sea Food". Really simple, but absolutly best prices and best tastes :)))

                                Food actually wasn't so high class even good looking. And very expensive. Quit expensive spa. No restaurants or shops near hotel (except good and chip one).

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                I spend 5 days In décembre Best Hotel Of sri lanka

                              • Family with children
                                5.8

                                The design and the swiming pool,SPA are very nice and the nature and alos beach

                                As the location is best for swiming and beach but when it started to rain the staff asked us dont swim even in the pool which is not fair ,we paid a lot of money but we could not use the facility . the staff are not very kind and polite. they charged also morethan the rate that we expected!

                              • Couple
                                7.0

                                a brand new hotel with modern facilities,

                                it seam that its little too high priced,

                              • Family with children
                                8.2

                                Location,rooms and food.

                                taking photocopies of my identity card.

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel The Fortress Resort & Spa - Galle Galle location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              Po Box 126, Galle, Sri Lanka

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Galle
                                13.1km
                              Airports
                              • Koggala (KCT)
                                1.1km
                              • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
                                92.3km
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  2 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2010
                              • Number of rooms:
                                49

                              Hotel Awards

                              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalleThe Fortress Resort & Spa

                              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                              Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

                              Use Badge