The Fortress Resort and Spa Galle


The Fortress ‐ A Resort in Galle, Sri Lanka
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.

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 53 'naturally modern' guest rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems with LCD TVs, 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.

Resort services include 24-hour reception hosts; luxury car service; Tuk tuk service; airport transfers; butler service; babysitters on request; 24-hour in-room dining; poolside service; wedding hosts; Wi-Fi internet access; IDD telephone services; laundry, valet services; and foreign currency exchange.

During your stay relax in the free flowing swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, watch your favourite movies in the comfort of your own room, book your private session of Yoga in the comfort of the Yoga Pavilion or work out in our fully equipped fitness center. Our kids club is the answer for parents travelling with kids. Don't forget to browse through the attractive souvenir and jewellery boutiques.


Inspired by the Dutch Fort design, there are five distinct styles of guest rooms and residences, each creating sensual living spaces with a naturally modern twist. All are designed with either private courtyards or balconies, with views onto the magnificent gardens, water features or golden beaches out to the Indian Ocean. The suites boast of indoor plunge pools or your own private pool.