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An Expressions holiday includes return scheduled flights from London to Colombo on Sri Lankan Airways economy class, private return taxi transfer airport to hotel and bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.
Sample prices for a luxury holiday to The Fortress in Koggala, are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room:
7 nights from about £1290 (low season), £1490 (high season).
The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.
The Fortress in Koggala near Galle is elegant and refined with a traditional feel and relaxing ambience.
The Fortress in Koggala is an outstanding deluxe resort hotel which is elegant and refined with superb views of the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s south coast. Styled after Galle’s famous Dutch Fort, The Fortress has been constructed in a quadrangle around a vast inner open-air courtyard, comprising 53 bedrooms and suites, a spa and a variety of indoor and outdoor wining and dining facilities. The innovative architecture at The Fortress blends contemporary design with traditional Dutch, Portuguese and Sri Lankan touches whilst capturing the natural beauty of its stunning ocean setting. The infinity-edge swimming pool and verdant gardens appear to drop into the sea whilst hammocks, daybeds and soothing water features have been strategically placed for peaceful relaxation. The Fortress' luxuriously appointed guest rooms have open-plan bathrooms and rain showers and open out onto a patio terrace or balcony, mostly with ocean views. Relax by the elegant pool or indulge in a treatment at the Spa Naturel, which offers a variety of spa and beauty therapies as well as signature Ayurvedic treatments. The Fortress has earned much acclaim for its excellent cuisine, a mouth-watering choice of seafood, international dishes, Sri Lankan curries and delicious wood-fi red pizzas. There is also a trendy glass cave where guests can enjoy an array of old and new world wines. The Fortress is in a handy location for watching stilt fi shermen and taking excursions to Galle, inland rainforest reserves, Koggala lake and along the south coast.
Galle, Sri Lanka
About 2 1/2 hours by car
Colombo International Airport.
53 bedrooms and suitesAll rooms have open-plan bathroom with rainfall shower, air conditioning, DVD player, minibar, safe, telephone. Type A: Fortress room with garden view. Type B: Ocean room. Type C: Beach room. On ground floor with Jacuzzi. Type D: Loft room. On two floors with living room and indoor plunge pool. Type E: The Fortress Residence. On upper floor with two bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living area, outdoor dining deck, plunge pool and 24-hour butler service.
Facilities at The Fortress, Koggala include: Restaurant, Terrace with bar and restaurant service, Lounge bar, Sri Lankan tea bar, Wine cave, 52-metre swimming pool, Spa with Ayurvedic centre, Gym, Bicycles for hire, Little Adventurer’s Room, DVD library, WiFi internet access, Gift shop, Laundry service, Wedding pavilion, Weddings arranged by a wedding planner.
Gym, yoga pavilion, bicycles for hire
Near to The Fortress are the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum; Galle and its Dutch Fort; Koggala Lake, turtle hatchery, Handunagoda Tea factory; Kanneliya, Kottawa and Hiyare Rainforest reserves; Samakanda organic farm; Activities nearby: Snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing, diving, cycling; whale-watching boat trips.
Water sports centre and scuba diving nearby.
Children of all ages are welcome. Family rooms and suites are available.Cots are available free of charge and must be booked at the time of room booking.
A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for the period 23 December 2013 to 10 January 2014.
Standard Category Luxury – First class.
Special Events Galle Literary Festival (January), Whale watching (December to April), Hikka festival (1st week of August).
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We are open Mon 8.30-17.30, Tue-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.
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CapitalSri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, with Colombo the commercial capital AirportBandaranaike International Airport is 1 hour from downtown Colombo CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (£1 = 208 Sri Lankan Rupees) Size268 miles long and 139 miles wide Population21 million Average temperatureThe climate varies dramatically between coast and interior year-round, and between the south-west and north-east according to time of year. Average coastal temperatures in areas we feature is 30 degrees whereas the temperature is much cooler in the hills, with hot water bottles needed (and provided) at most hotels. Rainy season in the south-west is September to October, and April to May in the north-east.
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