Beach room

Beach room

Tea lounge

Tea lounge

The Fortress pool at night

The Fortress pool at night

The Pepper restaurant

The Pepper restaurant

The pool

The pool

 

Standing by the beach, its great fortress styled walls enclose an oasis of verdant gardens with water features and a hotel full of chic style and tranquillity. The Resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles so evident in this old Sri Lankan port of Galle. Setting a new standard of luxury in Sri Lanka, this hotel is well worth the transfer or as a place of relaxation at the end of a tour.

 

Location

 

Enjoying a beautiful beachfront setting at Koggala about 30 minutes from the historical town of Galle in south west Sri Lanka. Approximately 4 hours drive from Bandaranaike airport in Colombo.

 

 

All rooms are designed with either private courtyards or balconies with views over the magnificent gardens, water features or the sea. All of the 49 naturally modern guest rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king sized beds, open plan bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems with plasma screens, Bose DVD players and surround sound. There is a pillow menu and a bath menu for you to choose from to create your ultimate sensual living space.

 

Fortress Room

65 square metres. Rooms open out onto a courtyard or balcony, and feature an open plan bathroom complete with rain shower and bath. The rooms are characterised by a cutting-edge entertainment system and designer fittings, including an espresso machine, air conditioning, minibar, daybed and safe.

 

Beach Room

70 square metres. Located on the ground floor with views into the gardens, beach and Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath and split-level living area.

 

Ocean Room

70 square metres. Similar to the Beach Rooms but located on the upper floor and also featuring high vaulted ceilings. In addition, guests can also enjoy an in room Jacuzzi whilst taking in the magnificent views

 

Ocean Loft

140 square metres. Unique split level rooms with two separate floors. The ground floor features an oversized living room with an indoor plunge pool, an inviting daybed, plasma screen television, and Bose DVD sound system. The upper floor houses the bedroom with a large bed adorned with Egyptian cotton and sumptuous daybed. The stunning upstairs bathroom has both a rainfall shower and wall shower.

 

 

Pepper – light, flavoured international cuisine and authentic Sri Lankan specialities. The central dining venue at The Fortress.

 

Heat – set in the lush Fortress gardens offering creations from the wood-fired pizza oven.

 

Wine 3 – a glass cave with an excellent range of wines to taste and enjoy.

 

In-room dining – 24 hour dining is available for those wanting to enjoy the setting and privacy of their own room.

 

T – an authentic experience where you will discover the various flavours of Sri Lankan tea.

 

Sea Lounge – for celebrating with a funky tea-influenced cocktail while surrounded by glistening lights and a clear night sky.

 

Destination Dining – a private dining experience in secluded areas of the garden or on the golden sands of the beach.

 

  • A freeform swimming pool curving its way through The Fortress gardens.
  • Per Aquum Spa offering signature treatments and the ancient South Asian healing art of Ayurveda.
  • Unique turtle hatchery helping to preserve Sri Lanka’s biodiversity, and allows guests a close-up look at these amazing creatures.
  • Watersports centre.
  • PADI certified scuba diving.
  • Yoga pavilion.
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art gymnasium.
  • Boutique shops.
  • Art gallery featuring local artists.
  • CD and DVD library.
  • Internet access.
  • Bicycles for hire.
  • Little Adventurers Club.