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“Still working out the kinks”
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Fortaleza
Ranked #9 of 128 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Karachi, Pakistan
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Still working out the kinks”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

I would have loved to give this restaurant an "excellent" rating but just cannot and I'm cutting it some slack because it is newly opened. Unfortunately, I can only comment on three-quarters of our order: the mezza platter was good, the fish cakes a bit rubbery but I'm told that that is the "Thai" way, my chicken burger was very good but somehow, when it came time for the delivery of my wife's dinner special, we received a shocked look from our waiter -- telling us, but not telling us that he had not placed the order. Thank goodness the mezza platter was a good size.

Wonder decor. Looking forward to returning when they have all of the kinks worked out.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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UK
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Fantastic location, decor and ambiance. A lot of effort has gone into keeping the original features of the courtyard. Local knowledge by the owner Natalie with regards to local hotspots was outstanding and helped us find a little piece of beach heaven off the tourist trail. Thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2012

This has to be one of the most delightful restaurant settings in Galle Fort. Natalie the owner is charming and has created a great venue. The menu is small but varied and enjoyable. The staff friendly and the atmosphere good. There courtyard has been beautifully designed and it is a great place to enjoy a special occasion. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fortaleza

Property: Fortaleza
Address: No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortaleza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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