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The Fortress Resort & Spa
Why we like it
- Located in the historic town of Koggala
- The Fortress is a sanctuary of serenity and private luxury
- Spa offers ayurvedic therapies
- 53 elegant guest rooms and suites all with designer fittings and state of the art amenities
- All rooms suites have a balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean or the gardens
- A choice of three restaurants and an excellent wine cellarPerfect for couples and families alike
Learn to cook the Sri Lankan way with the head chef, and discover a whole new world of culinary delights.
All in all a great trip and we will be recommending Sri Lanka and Abercrombie & Kent to our friends.
- AM, Hampshire
Originating from the Dutch Fort design and located on Koggala beach minutes from Galle, there are five distinctive styles of guest rooms and residences creating a spacious room with a naturally modern twist. Families are welcome at The Fortress and The Little Adventures Club is the perfect place for children and provides interactive activities as well as there being lots of family friendly excursions that can be taken from the hotel. This luxurious hotel has exceptional staff and the Fortress Suite comes complete with a 24 hour butler service. Food is exceptional here, there are three restaurants or dine in the privacy of your own room or balcony. Facilities at the hotel include the spa, fitness suite and large outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy superb sunsets can be seen from the deck by the infinity pool over the ocean.
Best time to be there
During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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