The Fortress Resort & Spa

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

Overview of The Fortress Resort & Spa

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The Fortress Resort & Spa

5.0 star property
Koggala beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants and outdoor pool

9.4/10 Exceptional

76 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
Map
Habaraduwa, Koggala, Galle
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Mirissa Beach - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 18 min drive

About this property

The Fortress Resort & Spa

5-star luxury hotel by the ocean, rejuvenated in 2018
You can look forward to a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden at The Fortress Resort & Spa. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a deep-tissue massage, a manicure/pedicure, or a body treatment. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature international cuisine and more. Yoga classes are offered at the health club; the property also has a hair salon, a library, and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a business center.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe, and massage treatment rooms
  • Evening entertainment, a gift shop, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, beach locale, and pool
Room features
All 53 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches like pillow menus and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Frette Italian sheets, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping, and phones

All-inclusive

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

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals and snacks included

Languages

English, Russian

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 industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Property requires that all guests aged 2 and up 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 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 up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 53 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • 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 up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All-inclusive

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

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals and snacks included

Dining

White - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Salty Snapper - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
Duo - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 80 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

The property requires that all guests aged 2 and up receive on-site antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing (USD 40 per person, per stay); reservations required for on-site testing.

On-site PCR and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing are both 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 up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

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

Does The Fortress Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Fortress Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Fortress Resort & Spa on 5 Oct 2022 start from CA $254, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, onsite COVID-19 testing (Antigen/Rapid screening) is available for a fee, guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in, and disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Fortress Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Fortress Resort & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools after a day out and about. The Fortress Resort & Spa also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Fortress Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Stick Fisherman View Seafood (9-min walk), WB Villa (2.7 mi), and Wijaya Beach restaurant (4.5 mi).
What's the area around The Fortress Resort & Spa like?
The Fortress Resort & Spa is a short 2-minute walk from Koggala Beach and 2 minutes' walk from Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.4/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

6.0/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

old property needs full makeover no longer 5 stars in my opinion
6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

amazing service and location. beautiful sunrise and sunset environment
Jack, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay
The Fortress is a very special place in a magical area.
Andre, 5-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice external features and food & beverage offering. The rooms are also nice/spacious, but a little damp
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Saurin, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Crystal Clear Ocean Water and Spotless Beaches
One of the best hotels in all of Sri Lanka! The facility is extremely intimate, personal and peaceful. The rooms and decor are beautiful and modern. The ocean water was crystal blue and extremely clean. The area of Koggala is very quiet and serene. I high recommened this hotel!
Joanne, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Best Resort in all of South Sri Lanka
This is the place Hotel in all of the South of Sri Lanka! The staff was suberb, the place was spotless and very relaxing!
Joanne, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best Hotel in Southern Sri Lanka!!!
This is the best hotel in the South of Sri Lanka! The staff is top notch, very professional, very kind and very genuine. One could not ask for a more peaceful place. Thank you!
Joanne, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful relaxing weekend! I loved it!
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review