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Fortaleza

No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #26 of 155 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights in August 2014 in the "Library Room" in the first floor. It is amazing what they did with this old house. The room had such an atmosphere; the guys in charge for the interor decoration did a splendid job. The service / staff was charming, over-friendly and very helpful. The manager (??) on duty... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here so much ! I shall pass the good comments along to the entire team. Warm Regards Ethan More

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nothing special here. Overpriced (as with most of Sri Lanka!) but the room was nice and clean so no particular complaints there. Breakfast which was included in the price was entirely forgettable if not regrettable. Overall - nothing against the place but with a bit of looking around you'll find more special hotels.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. I must assure you feedback from our guests is valued by us all here greatly as we understand it is a great tool for our future development. In response to your experience of breakfast, I am very sorry to hear you felt this way, usually the food is something that we are highly commended... More

Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A small but comfortable room where thought has gone into the details. A bit like staying with friends who are spoiling you for the weekend. Great breakfasts and in the heart of Galle's historic district. Trevor the cat a friendly face for those missing their cats.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and feedback, it is great to hear we were able to make you feel so much at home, clearly Trevor the cat has become an important member of the team too ! We hope to welcome you back again. Ethan More

Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Round of applause for this sleeping giant...I have to say I am surprised that this incredible venue hasn't been a hot topic of conversation but perhaps because its better that way. Set inside the magnificent Old Galle Fort this exquisitely decorated boutique hotel is superb. From the first moment I stepped through the bougainvillea covered side entrance till the moment... More

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

I am honestly overjoyed to read such a fantastic review from one of our guests. The owners and team have done well to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and its great to hear you were able to appreciate this so well ! Thank you very much for this fantastic review. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your travels... More

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience here with us; your feedback gives us all a great sense of achievement, i will be passing your comments along to the team. We hope to welcome you back to our little 'oasis in the fort' again... More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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

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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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