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Fortaleza

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No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Fortaleza for just one night in March. We were super impressed on arrival by the setting in an old spice warehouse and warm greeting from Manager, Ethan. Our room was the turquoise room on the ground floor. As reported by other reviewers, it is on the small side but is perfectly adequate. I did notice the noise... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome by Natalie, who couldn't be more helpful, giving us advice on where to go and what to do. We stayed in the turquoise room on the ground floor which although smaller than the others was chic with a beautifully comfortable bed. Modern bathroom with a good shower. A good breakfast. We didn't eat here in the evening... More 

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Stanton In Peak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small intimate and beautifully restored and refurbished hotel, set a little way apart from the main drag, which increased its attraction. Friendly efficient and attentive staff, good food (albeit with limited vegetarian options), and a nicely appointed room, all helped to make our stay very enjoyable.

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London
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here whilst staying in a hotel nearby in Galle. We went based on a trip advisor recommendation. The menu was very western but the setting was nice. The food was good though not the best I have had and a little pricey. Worth a visit but not exceptional

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely. Cafe - great atmosphere with awesome food!!! I ordered the prawn spaghetti and the line tarts!! Friends ordered the sesame seared tuna, fish n chips and the chocolate brownie with ice cream - we ordered several drinks each and the total bill was $25 per person - great value for an Aussie !!!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice outdoor and covered seating areas at the back. Good quick service but it appears that there is no supervision or training. Lots of staff but you are left to your own means and left alone to top up your own glasses. The prices are significantly higher than at similar and belter restaurants in the Galle fort. Hard to justify... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Really glad we stayed at Fortaleza! Our room was lovely, the staff were brilliant (manager is half-British so fluent English speaker) and there is a great restuarant on site. It is in the middle of Galle Fort so good location too. Worth noting there are only 4 rooms in the main building but they have a second building with a... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay here, people are still a little unaware of our additional rooms so thank you for the high recommendations. Warm regards Ethan More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fortaleza was a wonderful place to stay as a stopover between Colombo and Tangalle. It is located right in the centre of the fort and everything can be reached on foot. The room we had was also lovely, with a modern shower and (unlike many other places in Sri Lanka) free flowing hot water! Overall, a great stay!

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review ! Really happy you had such a comfortable stay with us and we hope to see you return again. Warm regards Ethan More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights after cycling a 6month journey from England and what a luxurious treat! Greeted by wonderful staff and an accommodating owner who has really made this historic old building into a beautiful friendly boutique hotel. Great location in the centre of the fort perfect to walk all around the fort. Room was great with huge comfortable... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It really was brilliant to have met you both, really enjoyed listening to the stories of your travels, i must say it is great what you are doing. Feel free to contact us for any travel tips and enjoy the journey onwards ! Warm regards Ethan More 

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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We decided to stay in this place because of the impression the room pictures give and information on their website. We stayed in room 3. Compared to the impression the pictures give this room was really disapointing. Small, blinded windows, noises from upstairs, no television, no safe, no minbar and even no safe. Very very basic for a more than... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback, it really is a great tool for our development and we appreciate your support. My apologies that the room you were given did not meet your expectations, the two turquoise rooms on the ground floor are smaller than those upstairs however we have not really experienced any issues with guests getting the wrong idea... More 

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