Very Good 1623 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • An upgrade to the next room type up is included for stays of four nights or longer (allocated at check in)
  • The special ayurvedic treatments at the on-site spa
  • Fortress Rooms have private courtyards or balconies; Beach Rooms have Jacuzzis
  • Turn-down service includes handmade macaroons and a cinnamon-infused oil lamp
  • Direct beach access
  • Take advantage of private dining: You can be served alfresco by a private butler anywhere on the resort grounds

What To Know

  • Better for adults, although families are welcome
  • Two full-service restaurants on-site, which is good; the area around the resort is sparse
  • Although some attractions are within walking distance, you’ll mostly need a car to get around
  • The hotel is more than 100 miles from Sri Lanka’s only international airport; transfers are about $170 per car, each way


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa in Koggala (Galle District), you’ll be minutes from Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Handunugoda Tea Museum and Mihiripenna Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 53 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring minibars (stocked with some free items) and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Fortress Resort & Spa
Koggala, 82104 Sri Lanka


4.5 Very Good 1623 Reviews
Great experience
Reviewed 4 hours ago

What an experience, went with my family in May 2018 and not just the resort but each and every member of the staff were so good and respectful.The view especially from the ocean room was simply marvelous and breathtaking. The scenic so beautiful and from the food to the pool, the spa, the hotel staff, ambience was simply superb.I live in the USA but let me tell it is nothing less then superb to what I have seen in this part of the world. All in all great experience even my parents who are almost 80 years had a perfect vacation. Once again strongly recommend for a great getaway for all ages especially with the hospitality given to all the guests by every team member so thank you the team of fortress. Lalit sippy

Lovely Experience
Reviewed 16 hours ago

We stayed at the Fortress for 2 nights. We had a lovely room with a huge bathroom. Although, no sea view. Staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was good. Unfortunately the weather made dining a bit of a challenge with sea spray being driven into the dining area.

Finest Hotel in Sri Lanka!
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I enjoyed an amazing stay at this incredible hotel. Ocean rooms had it all and more. Incredible food and service. Will hopefully be back in the near future with my partner!

Sunset walks by the ocean was a perfect way to end the day. Highly recommend.

Beautiful hotel with stunning ocean views
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed for nights of comparative luxury at the end of 2 busy weeks touring Sri Lanka. It’s the perfect hotel for this type of break. Plenty of attention and pampering available! A lovely pool and great food to suit all tastes

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff members here are probably the best I’ve ever experienced! Happy, friendly and offering the best ever service (everyone from gardeners to managers without exception). You get the feeling that they really enjoy their work - it’s just heavenly. The hotel is in a perfect location just on the beach with a huge infinity pool set in front. The rooms (we had Ocean view) face the sea and are spacious, very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are huge with free-standing bathtubs that could easily fit 2! Ours had a jacuzzi bath. The food is great with plenty of choice. We were in a party of twelve for 6 days and we couldn’t find fault at all. The spa offers extensive treatments - we tried various massages and exfoliation scrubs (again very professional and reasonable value for money). A wonderful stay!