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Fortaleza

No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #18 of 148 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Marriet_deVries Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here for some drinks and bites after a long day of traveling and sight seeing. Although it's on the expensive site, you can manage here. Service was impeccable, with people who genuinely seemed to like their job. It was such a calm and nice environment and we could really relax and enjoy each other's company here. We actually... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have just returned from a trip from Sri Lanka. We stayed in Galle for one night and chose Fortaleza as the property has a history. We arrived past 9pm, but the hotel manager was awaiting for our arrival. We had a smooth check in and were to our room. We stayed at the Master Room. The room was huge... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire team here i thank you for this fantastic review of your experience here at Fortaleza. Really glad we were able to live up to your expectations ! I trust you enjoyed the remainder of your journey here in Sri Lanka. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards Ethan More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed at Forteleza for one week and were perfectly looked after by Ethan and the team! Great rooms, very clean and all modern, a terrific menu in the restaurant and a perfect location to see the area. thanks to the team at Fortaleza! We will be back

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review ! Really glad everyone had such a great time; it was a pleasure to meet everyone. We look forward to welcoming you all back here again. Warm regards Ethan More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a great place to end our three week holiday. Fortaleza is a beautifully decorated boutique hotel. The rooms are cool, clean and stylish. Bed was the best we've slept in in Sri Lanka. We stayed in the turquoise room or room Nr 1. The hotel is in the middle of the fort so it is a great place to... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments, it was a pleasure to have met you. We appreciate the feedback regarding the water, we will definitely be looking into it. Thanks again More

london
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After two months in Sri Lanka I was longing for something smart but cosy with a good variety of food. My staple was the chicken burger or beef with potato wedges. but I also loved the basil pasta with lots of delicious prawns, and the baramundi fish with Risotto was excellent with people coming specifically for it. The restaurant itself... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, truly glad you enjoyed the experience, we hope to see you back again soon ! More

Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our room was smaller than we expected but it was very clean and the quality of the bed linen and furniture was fantastic. Fortaleza is in the centre of the small fort area. The quality of the food served was excellent, but very expensive. No tv, safe or fridge and noisy from the room above. The bed was a standout.... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank your for your constructive feedback, were all very glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us here in the center of Galle Fort. I apologize if you experienced any noise disturbance, this is not usually an issue here. Your suggestions will not go overlooked and we are already in the process of introducing better safety deposit systems for... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

From the reservations, check-in, to the delicious dinner each night, we absolutely loved our stay at Fortaleza. Our room was comfortable, clean with beautiful decor. You can't go wrong with either the Western or Sri Lanka Breakfast. Natalie and Liam have a well trained staff who cater to your every need. The chef and kitchen staff have new specials nightly.... More

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johnathan98, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I shall forward your positive feedback on to Chef and the entire Fortaleza team. Im sure you enjoyed the remainder of your journey too, we wish you a safe trip home and hope you will return to stay with us again in... More

London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent one night here and we didn’t regret our choice. We stayed in the library room on the first floor. The room was beautifully furnished and the bed was comfortable. We had a huge afternoon tea at the Amangalla hotel so we didn’t have space to try an evening meal but the menu looked good! The staff were friendly... More

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York, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights over new year. Stayed in room 1, 1 and 2 are downstairs and less expensive. Galle is very expensive, we went to Galle 2 years ago and it has got more touristy and expensive over the past 2 years so I think you have to expect to pay over the odds to stay in the old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Fortaleza is a real gem! A beautifully restored small hotel in the heart of Galle Fort. Period, colonial features and fixtures, excellent food and lovely, helpful staff. Highly recommended, possibly the best bed we slept in during our 6 week stay in Sri Lanka.

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Address: No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As its coral walls attest, this boutique hotel in the heart of Galle Fort was once a 17th century Dutch spice warehouse. Now three wonderfully comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms decked with flowers exude their own personality. Set behind this beautiful building lies our shady courtyard restaurant, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a great place to just to chill out. ... more   less 
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