The Fortress Resort and Spa is an all round deluxe hotel, with appeal to couples and families with attractive spacious accommodation.
The Fortress Resort and Spa is regarded as one of the top resorts on the south coast. The hotel takes its design influence from the Portuguese and Dutch inspired fort at Galle which is 20 minutes away.
Colombo airport is just under 3 hours drive.
The Fortress Resort and Spa’s 53 rooms & suites have bright and contemporary interiors, either facing the courtyard pool or towards the beach, whilst the exterior has a colonial sleek elegance.
You have a choice of 49 guest rooms.
The entry level are the 9 Fortress Rooms which are ground and upper floor with either garden or patio and face the courtyard.
You then have 22 Ocean rooms which are on the upper floor with views of the ocean from the balcony.
The 12 Beach Rooms are ground floor with direct access to the gardens and on to the beach.
The 4 Beach Splash Rooms have additionally an indoor plunge pool.
In the suite category, you have 2 Ocean Loft Suites which are duplex, with indoor plunge pool and elevated bedroom.
The 2 Fortress Residence Suites on the upper floor, with a spacious bedroom and separate living room and probably the best views in the hotel, overlooking the ocean.
One of the largest spas
The beach here is attractive, but as is common with this coast line, the sea is probably best appreciated by the more confident swimmer and you do need to strictly adhere to local warnings and advice
The Fortress Resort and Spa is a good all round deluxe hotel, with appeal to couples and families with attractive spacious accommodation.
In the last few years the hotel has undergone some subtle and rather expensive enhancement without detracting from the essential style.
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