The Fortress

Average Kiwi Rating


Kiwi Rating Explained

Food & Beverage
Spa & Fitness
Attention to Detail
Generosity & Value
Wow / Hip Factor
Architecture & Design
Fit to Promise

Nightly Rates from:

USD 200
Nightly Rates From

This price represents the lowest nightly rate found at this property over the next 60 days. Actual rate may vary based on seasonality and availability.

Kiwi Advantage

Book with Kiwi Collection at hotels displaying this seal and enjoy free perks during your stay.

For most standard rates* at this hotel, you’ll receive:

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic Room Upgrade at Check In (Subject to Availability)
  • Fruit Plate/Chocolates in Room at Check In
  • Internet Included
  • Welcome Refreshment at Check In

*May not apply to promotional rates or packages

go with visa

Book the Visa Premium Card Rate with any of the following Visa Premium Cards: Visa Signature, Visa Infinite or select Visa Platinum and Visa Gold and receive these premium additional benefits.

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • $25 USD food or beverage credit
  • VIP Guest status
  • 3PM check-out upon request, when available

Read Our Terms and Conditions



The Fortress brings back the best of Dutch colonialism-inspired architecture, and plants it firmly in 21st-century Sri Lanka. Two cultures and time periods have never mingled so well.

Ask for the dinner experience set within their pool.
The Dutch used to have a habit of arriving unannounced at your country's door, and making themselves at home. Although controversial, the Netherlanders did leave behind some interesting cultural and artistic footprints. In Sri Lanka's historic Galle, these have been followed and vastly improved upon to create The Fortress, a seaside resort located on the country's south coast.

Boasting 41 rooms, six Ocean Lofts, and two Fortress Residences, the interior style here turns an eye to the future, with tasteful, modern pieces set around enormous super king beds.

Spend lush afternoons exploring Galle's historic inner walls, take a ride down the River Madu, or go get your heartstrings tugged at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Yoga, a full gym, and a must-have infinity pool are all perfect for showing off a tanned exterior. For when your interior needs refueling, try Heat or Pepper, where vibrant Sri Lankan eats are sure to light up your life.

Fortress Garden Room

Room is either north or south facing and is located on the Ground Floor near the courtyard. Includes a balcony.

Oceanview Room

Room includes an open plan bathroom with a large bah, rainfall shower, and large balcony overlooking the ocean.

Beach Room

Room a view of the gardens, beach and Indian Ocean. Includes Jacuzzi.

Ocean Loft Room

Loft with split-level rooms.

Fortress Residence

Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, separate living area, entertainment area, and private cantilevered infinity pool.

Checking availability for:


We’re sorry, there was an error processing your request. To resolve this, please submit your dates again using the top search bar.
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Library
  • Meeting / Conference Rooms
  • Meeting / Private Room
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Concierge
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • Gazebo / Private Relaxation
  • High Speed Internet (Wireless)
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
  • Room Service (24-Hour)
  • Diving
  • Honeymoon
  • Relaxing
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Watersports
  • Wedding

We go to great lengths to ensure the information and advice we provide is authentic and accurate. The guest reviews appearing on our site are written by people who booked through Kiwi Collection and stayed at the hotel. In other words, the reviews are written by verified hotel aficionados like you!

No reviews are available at this time.


On the southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is near the old Dutch fort of Galle. Guests fly into the Bandaranaike International Airport, and can reach the hotel via car hire or helicopter.


Contact Hotel

Our hotel reservation specialists are available to assist with your hotel reservations, itinerary changes, or questions.

PHONE: +1.877.999.0680
EMAIL: Reservations Team

Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • The Fortress
  • Koggala Beach
  • Koggala
  • Sri Lanka