The Fortress


The Fortress With its naturally modern design that fuses the colonial architecture of Galle Fort with slick modern styling, the Fortress is an innovation on the south coast. Stretching along a narrow strip of sun-drenched beach, the hotel is situated within tropical gardens whose grassy flower and tree-flecked lawns wind around the meandering swimming pool which at night is beautifully lit by tiny fibre optic colour-changing lights. Aside from the fact that each of the rooms has exclusive state-of-the-art entertainment systems, the hotel also features an air-conditioned gym, a business centre, a boutique, an art gallery and a very excellent Spa.

Fortress by name, fortress by nature: Huge pillars, endless polished cement, dark wood floors and high ceilings characterise this hotel, which is surrounded on three sides by towering walls. The effect is softened by modern furnishings, splashes of colour, intelligent lighting and very friendly and helpful staff who make it their aim to cater to your every need and whim. Each of the rooms are sumptuously designed for guests' supreme comfort with everything in them that the modern traveller could possibly wish for including espresso makers, Jacuzzis, i-pods and super king-sized beds.

The cuisine is delicious, and comes from a handful of restaurants while the all-glass wine cellar features as many as 2,000 bottles of wine. At The Fortress, the comfort and satisfaction of guests is paramount and while there is plenty to see in the local area - turtle hatcheries, tea factories, Galle - it protectively encourages you to stay put. Our tips? Order your table for a romantic dinner to be set up in the shallow end of the pool overlooking the ocean or enjoy a refreshing cocktail with your feet curled into one of the 70's style Perspex hanging chairs overlooking the ocean. Bliss!
Distance From Colombo : 128 km
Rooms are exquisitely appointed, very private and feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, 7ft x 7ft super king-sized beds dressed in Egyptian cotton, espresso making machines, private bars, intelligent lighting, in-room safes, IDD telephones, open plan bathrooms filled with delicious toiletries and in-room bath menus as well as state-of-the-art entertainment systems with plasma screen TVs, Bose DVD players and surround sound. The rooms are all strongly two-tone - dark woods such as mahogany and teak contrast with delicate white and cream furnishings - and very spacious.
The Fortress
  • Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist 2007 in the hotel category for The Fortress and in the Spa category for Lime Spa.
  • The Fortress is a member of Sri Lanka In Style and Leading Hotels Of The World.
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