Don't let the name put you off, this is anything but a fortress.
All rooms face the Indian ocean and are spacious and superbly fitted out, the bathroom area is larger than most ordinary hotel rooms!
The infinity pool must be olympic size and is brilliantly lit at night.
Squirrels roam the grounds.
The evening meal is usually a themed smorgasbord e.g, seafood and is exceptional.
The staff are courteous and nothing is too much trouble. The Hotel is close enough to Galle to visit easily.
A long languid beach stretches to the North, great for a dip and bodysurfing ( don't be put off by the large Eastern Europeans in G-Strings!).
A great place to stay and wind down and its easy to be tempted not to venture out
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury 53 room boutique resort located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka. The Fortress has been styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous furnishings to echo the historic days of Old Ceylon. This has been artfully and sensitively fused with innovative architecture, high design features, state-of-the-art technology, sensual living spaces with naturally modern design, and incredible gastronomic experiences, to stunning effect. The Fortress will offer unprecedented levels of service, extraordinary innovation, attention to detail and a unique blend of Old Ceylon with Modern Asia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fortress Hotel Koggala
- Fortress Hotel Galle
- Fortress Galle
- Fortress Sri Lanka