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A hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a freeflow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and exquisitely appointed rooms, lofts and residences.

The resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle’s most innovative resort experience.

Check-in Check-out
2017, 11, 23
2017, 11, 23

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Price: (per night) Price for your stay:
391 US$
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Sea Lounge 

This is cool seaside funk and the place to go for edgy décor, music and new age cocktails in the surrounds of old Ceylon. The Sea Lounge offers cocktails with a modern twist, tea infused cocktails and other hip concoctions while surrounded by glistening lights and a starry night sky. (Open 9.30 hrs to midnight, seven days a week)

T Lounge 

T is the open-plan, airy Sri Lankan tea lounge with spectacular sea and garden views, which offers the flavours, aromas and traditions of Ceylon through tea. With a central preparation area, guests can watch and learn about the tea making ceremony and the story of Ceylon tea. Over 30 Dilmah premium handpicked teas are on offer, including many specialties such as ‘white tip tea’, which is said to fight infection and strengthen the immune system. Enjoy a cup of afternoon tea with our homemade cheese cake to compliment the setting. (Open from 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs, seven days a week)


An inner sanctum reflecting the rich colors of the surrounding culture and nature close by. Complementing our global menu of international therapies, the spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurvedic therapies that are non-invasive while true to form. Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary 'Sublime' water therapies which include a sauna, steam and hydro-bath.

Focusing mainly on Ayurvedic rituals with natural ingredients sourced locally by our Ayurvedic Doctor for the mind, body and spirit using the newly created essential oil products. Ayurveda is a time tested ancient system of medicine which is now popular around the world. It is a science that not only addresses to bodily infirmity but encourages social, spiritual, emotional and psychological well being.

Six dual Spa suites

  • Ayurvedic lounge and treatment sanctuary – don’t miss the Ayurvedic Herbs on display
  • Manicure/Pedicure and facial Zone
  • Sensuous relaxation spaces
  • Aroma Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi, and Vitality Showers
  • Yoga Pavilion and fitness Studio

Resort concept and philosophy

Recreating history, the architecture of The Fortress is styled after Galle's famed Dutch Fort. Naturally modern design forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with Sri Lankan motifs, innovative architecture and designer amenities. Rising next to the seaside, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens sheltering hammocks, daybeds and stunning water features. All of the 49 'naturally modern' guest rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems with plasma screens, Bose DVD players and surround sound. The Spa enrobes guests in exclusive experiences and environs whilst offering an array of signature treatments, yoga and meditation along with the ancient South Asian healing art of Ayurveda.


Wherever you eat or drink and whatever you eat or drink at The Fortress, innovative creative design, incredible flavours and the freshest, finest ingredients are its hallmark. Whether you seek authentic Sri Lankan specialities, Mediterranean fare al fresco, funky decor and new age cocktails or a gastronomic journey matched with incredible wines, dining at The Fortress will take your taste buds on a sensational journey.



Facing the stunning free form swimming pool and the Indian Ocean, Pepper combines the tastes of Old Ceylon and Modern Asia to create incredible Sri Lankan fare. Using the history of Sri Lanka’s cuisine, spices and traditions, customary flavours are presented in an exciting and creatively modern way. Pepper features a show kitchen, which allows guests to witness the arts of the Asian kitchen, spice preparation, cooking methods and flare of Sri Lankan cuisine. Whether you choose the Sri Lankan breakfast, A seafood delicacy for dinner or our specialty deserts, the imaginative twist on traditional dishes will wow the palate. Modern international fare is also available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Service hours: 7.00am to 11.00am breakfast; 12.00pm to 4.00pm lunch; 19.00 hrs to 23.00 hrs dinner, seven days a week)


Savour the flavours of the world for lunch or dinner at Heat, a relaxed al fresco restaurant, located by the pool and beach, set beneath cascading trees. Homemade ice cream, a customized salad with fresh ingredients and dressings of choice prepared-to-order at your table, and hot creations from the wood fired pizza oven such as a Sri Lankan Curry pizza, and wraps (from Greek to Lebanese). Funky fusion Mediterranean dishes. (Service hours: 7.00am to 11.00am breakfast; 12.00pm to 4.00pm lunch; 19.00 hrs to 23.00 hrs dinner, seven days a week)


A magnificent piece of innovation, Wine³ is a glass cave where even the cutlery and crockery are made of glass. Wine³ aims to celebrate the experience of wine through the ages, bringing together wine and fine food in a breathtaking setting. Wine³ features an incredible array of over 2000 Old and New World wines, from rare vintages and the great classics of the old world to award-winning newfound gems. An ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion, or surprise your partner with a romantic dinner.

Destination Dining

A private dining experience in secluded areas of the gardens within the walls of The Fortress.

In-Room Dining 

Twenty-four hour in-room dining is available for guests wanting to indulge within the intimate settings of their room, loft or residence. 


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