The Fortress, Koggala
The Fortress is a modern luxury hotel and spa located on Sri Lanka's south coast, to the east of the city of Galle. It is the perefct destination for some lazy days of relaxation but is also convenient for visiting nearby places of interest, including Mirissa for its excellent whale-watching excursions (December to April).
Fortress Rooms (below) offer contemporary facilities and open out onto your own courtyard or private balcony. Bathrooms are spacious with marble-tiled shower and toliet cubicles and bath tub. Upgrades are available to a variety of suites.
There is a choice of dining options: the alfresco Heat restaurant offering international food and magnificent views of the hotel's swimming pool as well as the blue waters of the Indian Ocean; or the elegant Pepper Sri Lankan restaurant. For drinks there is the excellent Duo Bar, candlelit in the evening, which also offers food, whilst the T-Lounge is a traditional Sri Lankan tea lounge where you can learn about the tea making ceremony and the story of Ceylon tea as well as sampling the hotel's delicious home made cheese cakes!
There is a large outdoor pool and a spa and fitness centre.