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No. 9 Church Cross Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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Fortaleza boutique hotel is located within the heart of Galle Fort, As its coral walls attest was once a 17th century Dutch spice warehouse. Now five comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms decked with hand made furniture and flowers exude their own personality. Set behind this beautiful building lies our shady courtyard restaurant and bar, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a great meeting point to chill out with friends.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Free internet
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Ironing service
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Hotel is located within the historic fort area and gives a good feeling of staying within an old shop house including internal courtyards and very nice front rooms. Maybe a bit pricey for what it is but otherwise pretty good. The transfer arranged for us with 50% higher than most other places.
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We stayed at Fortaleza on the last night of our 10 night trip to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon last year. The Fortaleza is made up a few hotels on various streets inside the Galle walls we stayed in the main building in one of the 4 rooms they have there. We were given a warm welcome by the staff on arrival and they were able to help us with our every need for the one night we were there. The room itself was huge with beautiful decor, a huge and very comfortable 4 poster bed, the bathroom was small but had everything you need with a lovely waterfall shower. We also decided to have dinner in the restaurant which was a little bit pricey compared to other places but the food was absolutely delicious and was well worth the money we thoroughly enjoyed it. After a restful nights sleep the same can be said for the breakfast which was delicious. You got to chose one cooked to order item off the menu and then choice of tea and coffee along with some fresh fruit. Overall a wonderful stay in this beautiful Gem of a hotel the best in Galle.
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We went for a visit to Galle fort and roam around found this nice place. Manager there Mr. pushpakimara spoke to us and welcome. Just wanted to try brownies and ordered. If anyone wants to eat brownies go to Fortaleza. The texture is wonderful. Even in Colombo can’t find brownies like this. Highly recommend this place for anyone, compared to other places in fort this is very reasonable place for dining. Will definitely come back.
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Stayed here for two nights in the Middle Street location. Such a beautiful hotel and room, which was such a luxury at the end of our 2 week trip around Sri Lanka. Check in was great and welcomed with a cold towel and a freshly made juice drink. Reception is just around the corner and we were escorted to their other location on Middle Street. There is no reception desk there, it’s almost like staying in a private apartment, but there are staff available 24/7 if you need anything. The room was on the ground floor opening up onto a beautiful courtyard. The room was massive with a 4 poster bed, and beautifully designed. It’s actually a relatively new build but they used much of the old building material to recreate an old Dutch style colonial home. Breakfast is back at the other location around the corner on Lighthouse Street. Lots to choose from and plentiful. Location is perfect for exploring the fort area, as well as for getting to the cricket ground or train station. Would definitely recommend and stay here again!
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A beautiful restaurant situated within the fort at Galle. The staff are helpful, attentive and friendly. The food is well cooked, very tasty and very well presented. A must visit when you are in Galle.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fortaleza
Which popular attractions are close to Fortaleza?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.2 miles), Cara Jewellers (0.1 miles), and Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fortaleza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fortaleza?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fortaleza?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fortaleza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isle Of Gelato, The Bungalow Galle Fort, and Cafe 82.
Does Fortaleza have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fortaleza offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fortaleza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Galle.
Are there any historical sites close to Fortaleza?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 miles), Galle Fort (0.2 miles), and Meera Mosque (0.2 miles).