Located on Koggala Beach just 15 minutes from Galle, The Fortress has incredible views of the India Ocean and combines a chic and contemporary style with colonial style architecture. You enter the property through its towering walls; these encircle the entire hotel. Inside the hotel boasts a range of 5* facilities, including a swimming pool, a bar and wine cellar, a yoga pavilion, a spa and a variety of restaurants. There are 53 rooms spread across two floors. Each room has a 7×7 ft bed and a private courtyard or balcony. The Fortress Rooms boast views of the gardens; they have high ceilings, open plan bathrooms and comfy beds draped in Egyptian cotton sheets. The Beach Rooms are a little larger and are located on the ground floor, looking out to the gardens and ocean beyond. The Ocean Rooms are located on the upper floors, so they enjoy some of the best ocean views. The Ocean Loft Suites have two separate floors with an oversized living space, and the Fortress Residence is the biggest of all with two bedrooms. This is an excellent option for those looking for a contemporary retreat near Galle.