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Fortaleza

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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amsterdam
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortaleza is a haven of welcome and comfort. Arriving after a dusty bus ride along the coast, it was liking walking into an oasis of calm. Our room was airy, furnished with beautiful old furniture and had a huge, comfortable bed and a fabulous shower en suite. Dinner in the restaurant was also all we hoped for, as was breakfast... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were arriving to Colombo Late Night from Mumbai. Ethan helped arrange a very comfortable pick up with some Sandwiches at our arrival at Fortaleza. We really enjoyed our short stay at Fortaleza, this is a very nice property located in the heart of Galle Fort; our room was very comfortable and welcoming (solid wifi!) We spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Fortaleza last summer at the end of our trip in Sri Lanka, and that concluded with perfection our holidays. The city is great, the beaches nearby are beautiful and, above all, the time spent in the hotel & restaurant of Fortaleza was like staying in a haven, full of charm and History. Our room (upstairs)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have stayed at Fortaleza several times now and I am always given a friendly and warm reception. Having stayed in both large and smaller rooms I cannot fault them, from excellent showers ( very important to me!) to comfortable beds they provide a secure haven from the world outside. The restaurant has also been a pleasure whether its a... More 

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Natalie R, Owner at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Its a always pleasure to have you to stay with us, Thank you for you wonderful feedback. We all hope to see you again soon! More 

Kandegoda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Once again a lovely lunch. It's great to walk into the cool of this courtyard restaurant. The menu is diverse and there are usually interesting specials. Loved the mango salad today. Helpful and attentive staff and the best passion fruit sodas around. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Thank you Fortaleza for another nice meal and great service – we look forward to coming back again soon! Always a nice place to go and relax from the hasle of Gale town. Quality of the food served is always good and the friendly staff complete the package.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

And thank you for the great review ! We hope to see you back again soon ! Warm regards Ethan More 

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Perfect mediterranean setting in the heart of Galle Fort. The resturant offers a limited but decent menu and the food is served along with generous smiles. If only the portions had been as generous, so would've my review. The Iced Tea jug was the highlight, highly recommended to get you refreshed during humid Galle afternoons. The food was average with... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your views on your experience with us here ! I am glad to hear you appreciated the environment, it really is quite different to anywhere else in the fort. Regarding the food, it disappoints me to hear we didn't meet your expectations but i assure you it hasn't been overlooked, although the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We arrived in Galle Fort with some trepidation having just had a not great experience elsewhere and so we decided not to book but to go there and look around as we had checked that there was availability in the area (luckily we were not traveling in high season). We went to a few places and then found Fortaleza -... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic detailed review of your stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to have met you and we all hope to see you return some day Warm regards Ethan More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was rather nervous booking the Fortaleza reading the reviews. Both my wife and I LOVE the Dutch Fort : but we have never stayed INSIDE the Fort itself. As such, this weekend we wanted to book a place inside the historic Fort : and found the Fortaleza browsing Trip Advisor. What really caught my attention was the name :... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience here with us at Fortaleza. Allow me to say it was an absolute pleasure to have you both as our guests, we are all overjoyed that you had such a great time here and i will be passing along the good comments to the entire... More 

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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): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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