The Fortress

Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka

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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

In recent memory Sri Lanka was a fairly obscure locale for a holiday. But now that seems a very long time ago. Today it’s an absolutely first-class luxury destination, especially the Dutch colonial town of Galle, on the island’s south coast. It’s home to a picturesque fortress, with battlements surrounding the old town, and now it’s home to a Fortress of another kind — this one a luxury resort, whose fortifications today serve only a symbolic purpose.

Many of its local competitors are mom-and-pop affairs, which are great for casual intimacy. The Fortress is bigger, just under fifty rooms, and feels a bit more like a resort, albeit a small one — there’s a full-service spa, for example, complete with yoga pavilion and fitness center, and amenities include round-the-clock room service and a pillow menu. Several dining venues serve everything from Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired pizza.

It’s still got plenty of personality, though, with the rooms outfitted in a striking and vaguely retro modernist style. Here raising the luxury stakes hasn’t compromised the experience at all — who could complain about Bose home theaters and in-room espresso machines, just a few steps away from the beach?

How to get there:

The Fortress is a four hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. Contact the hotel for airport transfer requests.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 53 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

The following supplements are mandatory and will be charged at the time of booking: December 24th – Christmas eve gala dinner supplement USD 155 per adult and USD 77.5 per child. December 31st – New Year eve gala dinner supplement USD 205 per adult and USD 102.5 per child.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Beach Splash Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/70 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • butler service
    • Bvlgari bath amenities
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • Indoor Plunge Pool
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • patio
    • plunge pool
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • 2 Bedroom Fortress Residence

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    This room features 2 King Beds and is approximately 2583 ft²/240 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • terrace
  • Ocean Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/69 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Fortress Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/69 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Beach Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Ocean Loft

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 1507 ft²/140 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

The following supplements are mandatory and will be charged at the time of booking: December 24th – Christmas eve gala dinner supplement USD 155 per adult and USD 77.5 per child. December 31st – New Year eve gala dinner supplement USD 205 per adult and USD 102.5 per child.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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