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The Fortress

Koggala, Sri Lanka

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The Fortress

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Excellent wellness hotel. Good for sightseeing and has a beach nearby. Awesome vibe. Great room.

Enter a world of chic sophistication infused with boutique luxury as you step through the great wooden doors of The Fortress Resort and Spa. Ensconced in the historic town of Koggala, The Fortress is an oasis of tranquility, a place where you can leave the cares of the real world behind. Let your eyes be enticed by silky white beaches as the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean gently caresses your skin. One of Sri Lanka's finest boutique resorts, The Fortress is a sanctuary of serenity and private luxury with world-class facilities that will ease your mind and purify your soul.

All guest rooms and suites at The Fortress have been designed to reflect the resort's colorful charm and tranquility, allowing guests to relax and unwind in the most stylishly decorated rooms equipped with all the amenities that ensure an experience of absolute comfort. 53 luxurious rooms await you at The Fortress, with full-length French windows, modern residential-style decor with contemporary Sri Lankan furnishing, and fashionable soft earth-tone shaded upholstery and cushions.

The best in culinary delights are served daily at the two conventional restaurants, Pepper & Heat, which offer everything from international and Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired Pizzas, and Indian Tandoori specialties. The Duo (Surf & Turf) an unique wine cellar restaurant which aims to celebrate the experience of wine and fine dining together in a breathtaking setting. Dining at The Fortress will take your taste buds on a sensational journey.

Spa Naturel, an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colors of the surrounding culture and nature. Complementing the global menu of international therapies, the spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurveda therapies that are non-invasive while true to form. Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in water therapies which include a sauna, steam, and hydro-bath. The well-trained local and foreign therapists specialized in their treatments provides you warm and genuine care that flows through their hands to relax, and heal your body and mind.
Hotel Address:
  • The Fortress
  • Matara Road
  • Habaraduwa
  • Koggala,
  • Sri Lanka

Location Summary
In the historic town of Koggala just minutes away from the historic town of Galle.

Directions to Hotel
Guests travelling to Koggala upon arrival in the country will begin their journey from the Bandaranayake International Airport. The airport is the hub for the country's national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines and the budget airline of Sri Lanka – Mihin Lanka. The second airport is at Mattala in Hambantota, within a distance of 130 km and a traveling time of 2 ½ hours. Katunayake is 35km North of Colombo, and the distance from Katunayake directly to Koggala is approximately 180km.
Note Bene
The Ramparts of Galle is a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the best preserved examples of colonial fortifications found anywhere in the world.
Banquets & Meetings
Special events are more memorable at The Fortress where the pristine beaches and the immaculately groomed lawns provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
Fine Dining On Site
Surf & Turf is an unique wine cellar restaurant which aims to celebrate the experience of wine and fine dining together in a breathtaking setting.
Fitness Center
Open 24 hours a day, the fitness center is equipped with cross-trainers, treadmills, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, multi stations, 6-position FID benches, fold-up Olympic Combo benches, adjustable ab benches, and dumbbell racks.
Pool Outdoor
Infinity-edge pool.
Spa Facility
Spa Naturel, an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colors of the surrounding culture and nature.
Regarded by many as an ideal holiday destination, Koggala is home to some of the most beautiful beaches along the southern coast. Surrounded by stunning reefs and soft golden sand, the beach exudes an atmosphere of absolute peace and tranquility.
Ecological Tourism
Guests can take part in The Fortress Turtle Conservation Project.
Jogging Running
On the beach.
Shopping in Galle and there is a gift shop on site.
Theatre Museums
Visit the famous Koggala Folk Museum, built in honor of one of the greatest novelist in the history of Sri Lankan literature.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums