The Fortress Resort & Spa

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On the beach, white sand
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Fortress Resort & Spa

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The Fortress Resort & Spa

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle

Explore the area

  • AirportKoggala (KCT)2 min drive
  • Popular LocationJungle Beach13 min drive
  • Popular LocationGalle Fort15 min drive
  • Popular LocationMirissa Beach20 min drive

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About this area

Koggala

Located in Koggala, The Fortress Resort & Spa is near a train station and on the beach. Galle Fort is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Unawatuna Beach and Mirissa Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum - 2 min walk
  • Stilt Fisherman - 4 min walk
  • Jungle Beach - 13 min drive
  • Galle Fort - 15 min drive
  • Mirissa Beach - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • White — 1 min walk
  • Salty Snapper — 1 min walk
  • Stick Fisherman View Seafood Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • WB Villa - 4 min drive
  • Wijaya Beach restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

The Fortress Resort & Spa

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of The Fortress Resort & Spa's 3 restaurants. All 53 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Comforts include Frette Italian sheets and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
The Fortress Resort & Spa offers 53 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

This Koggala hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2018.

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at The Fortress Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals and snacks included

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Property requires that all guests aged 2 and over receive on-site PCR COVID-19 testing (USD 40 per person, per stay); reservations required for on-site testing
On-site PCR testing is available for a on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is also available for a fee
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 25 for adults and USD 12 for children
  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 1 poolside bar and 1 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Business services

  • Business centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated guest rooms – May 2018
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • 55-inch smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 80 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Shuttle transfer per adult: USD 170 (one-way)
  • Shuttle transfer per child: USD 170 (one-way)
  • Administrative fee: USD 80 per person, per stay
  • COVID-19 testing fee (PCR screening): USD 40 per person, per stay.
  • COVID-19 testing fee (antigen/rapid screening): USD 40 per person, per stay.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 25 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 80 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Fortress Koggala
Fortress Resort
Fortress Resort Koggala
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Sri Lanka
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
The Fortress Resort Spa

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 76 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 76 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 76 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 76 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 76 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
old property needs full makeover no longer 5 stars in my opinion
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
amazing service and location. beautiful sunrise and sunset environment
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect stay
The Fortress is a very special place in a magical area.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very nice external features and food & beverage offering. The rooms are also nice/spacious, but a little damp
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing sea front property with nice rustic design
Amazing property with infinity pool and great proximity to sea. Nice big rooms with great comfort and rustic interiors. Unique design of the room and bathroom within. While not of much beach area and not recommended for any sea sports. However the Welingama beach is a great beach and great for sea sports.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019