The Fortress

Situated right next to the edge of a beautiful stretch of beach in Koggala about 15 minutes from the historic city of Galle, The Fortress is a boutique hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress and with architecture inspired by both Dutch and Portuguese. The walls enclose luxuriant gardens and stunning water features, restaurants, boutiques , a Spa and the beautifully appointed room

The Experience

The dining experiences at The Fortress are as inspired as the architecture in which they are set. The chefs at Pepper, with its open kitchen and views of the Indian Ocean, combine the tastes of Old Ceylon and Modern Asia to create incredible Sri Lankan fare, with traditional flavours presented in an exciting and creatively modern way. Heat is the relaxed al fresco restaurant , set beneath the trees by the pool and beach. Pizzas and wraps, fusion Mediterranean dishes, home-made ice cream and delicious salads are all on offer for lunch or dinner. Wine3 , a superb piece of innovation, is a glass cave where even the cutlery and crockery is made from glass. Featuring an incredible array of Old and New World wines and serving fine food, Wine3 is the ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion. T is the airy Sri Lanka tea lounge with spectacular sea and garden views, which offers the flavours and traditions of Ceylon through tea. 30 premium handpicked teas are on offer for guests to watch and learn about the tea making ceremony and history of Ceylon tea. Night owls will love Sea Lounge, a seaside funky place to go for edgy decor, music and new age cocktails while surrounded by twinkling lights and a starry sky.


Venture out from this haven to experience some of Sri Lanka’s amazing sights. Investigate Galle Fort and indulge in some shopping, visit the Martin Wickremasinghe Folk Museum or the Turtle Hatchery and Spice Garden, go white water rafting or Whale and Dolphin watching. Return to The Fortress and let the tiredness of the day be taken away by the global menu of international therapies at the Spa, an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colours of the surrounding culture and nature.

The Accommodation

Inspired by the Dutch Fort design, 53 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites create sensual living spaces with a modern twist. Accommodation ranges from Fortress rooms through Ocean and Beach rooms to Lofts and the ultimate luxury the Fortress Residences. The Fortress rooms feature a king size bed and open plan bathroom and open out onto a courtyard or garden balcony. Ocean and Beach rooms are similar with each having open plan bathrooms, split level living areas and magnificent views, the Beach rooms which are on the ground floor also benefit from the addition of a Jacuzzi bath. The Ocean Lofts with their split level space create a one of a kind experience. Guests enter into an oversized living room, complete with indoor plunge pool and inviting day bed. The upper floor houses a bedroom with designer bed and stunning bathroom which has both rainfall and wall showers. The ultimate experience in sensual living space has to be the Fortress Residence. The 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.

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