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Fortaleza

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No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely lively and a nice decor. Perfect place for lunch/afternoon or evening drinks. The food wasn't spectacular, nor was the variety amazing, but the Fajitas were good, and if you're looking to unwind or relax in a place with good music and a vibrant atmosphere, then this is the place for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in the barefoot apartment for two nights at the end of our honeymoon. It is absolutely stunning, a really authentic and well decorated place, very comfortable and with an outdoor shower which was liberating! A few bugs in the kitchen/bathroom area in the evening- however as long as the doors are closed its absolutely fine.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to staying in this hotel butb l found it to be a bit dissappointing. We ( 3 ) had a tripple room but to us it was only average with nothing great to say about it. No real view, average beds and cleanness

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is lots to love about Fortaleza but the aspect I loved the most was the decor. The room I was in (the Library) was so calm and peaceful. I loved the attention to detail, the respect to the architecture and the artwork spread throughout the entire space. Along with the lovely staff I had a much appreciated and needed... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hard hotel to rate because we got a room outside of the hotel itself (but managed by it), so we never actually got to see much of the hotel proper, except the reception and courtyard. The Annex is owned by a British expat currently living in Japan who has taken the bones of this old town villa... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the middle of the fort, the location could not have been better. A nice welcome and a discount was offered for spa treatments which we took advantage of an hour after we arrived. Restaurant is lovely with an open area, decent menu and we all gave our orders a thumbs up! We stayed on the ground floor and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food - Not upto expectation! Very bland.,No value for money!!! Ambiance was good Service staff was good Prices way too high Limited choice of food Shall definitely not visit this place again..!!!!!!!!

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and feedback. First of all please let me express how disappointed i am to receive such a review; in regards to the food in particular we rarely receive feedback so negative so i can assure you this will not go overlooked. I am glad that that the service and ambience factors met your expectations, however... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Small intimate hotel with beautiful courtyard restaurant, delicious breakfast and working wi fi. Turquoise room tastefully decorated and cosy, fine for one night. Central location in Galle Fort and perfect for sunset-rampart-rambling. Overall it's a fabulous space and service and attention to detail was a cut above normal levels for Sri Lanka and all the more welcome for that. Big... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic, detailed review of your experience here with us at Fortaleza. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated and i shall pass these along to the whole team. It was a pleasure to have met you and we hope to see you return again some day. Warm regards Ethan More 

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

..... of travelling around Sri Lanka. Only four bedrooms. Ethan, the manager, was borne only half an hour from where we live in UK and has an excellent taste in ambient music!! The building has been renovated in the recent past and features the best in boutique hotels with unusual and characterful decor, quality furniture and nice bathrooms. The courtyard... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the brilliant review and it was a pleasure to have met you ! To be titled 'best hotel in two weeks' gives us a great sense of achievment. Really glad you had such a great time. Please let us know when you will be returning ! Warm regards Ethan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and really appreciate the high recommendations. Very happy you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Just to let you know all the rooms have had some touch up refurbishment done now over this quiet period so in future guests shouldn't experience these faults. Again, thanks for... More 

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