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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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72 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
51 helpful votes 51 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 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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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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