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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a bed and breakfast and for the $180 I paid for the night I would have expected way more, I assume your paying for the location more than anything else. I stayed one night only in this room. I had Room number 5. Nice sized room and clean. Smelt musty, I assume due to the age of the... More 

Thank Mxr14816
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

First of all please allow me to express my apologies for the level of service you felt was delivered during your stay with us here. It is saddening to read such a review from one of our Guests, we constantly emphasize the importance of ensuring all of our Guests are paid special attention to and are well looked after. Your... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb for lunch. We just had some starters which were delicious. Very chilled WITH FUNKY tunes! The courtyard is an oasis from the heat. I imagine it would be lovely in the evening with a glass of wine!

Thank Teresah00
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The courtyard has great atmosphere and was a lovely place to eat. Wine was delicious and good value, and the food itself was great! We had a lovely evening - will be back! Suggest also going to the little shops around the area which are great.

Thank millyloat
Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sri Lankan curries are wonderful complex things. But sometimes the tongue craves simplicity. We lunched at Fortaleza and found that simplicity courtesy of chef Lakmal Shivantha (apologies if I misspelt his name). The restaurant is set on a cool dark courtyard. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. And the food is cleverly simple. I had seared tuna and my wife... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Fortaleza which is situated in the centre of the historic fort close to all the things we wanted to see for 6 nights in October in 2 different rooms. Room number one was on the ground floor small but very comfortable and the second room was up the stairs and was very large. Both rooms were very... More 

Thank SP5658
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed escaping the mid day heat of the fort in this charming restaurant , it's set around a cool courtyard and a bar, I had the chicken liver pâté , which was great and followed up with probably the best burger I've had not only in Sri Lanka but for a long time, very tasty. Spent a lovely couple... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were only in Galle for one night but we found this little gem on Orbitz or one of those websites. It only has 4 rooms as it is an old spice house but it has a great restaurant and location was so perfect. You are greeted by the friendliest staff and the house cat may be laying about to... More 

Thank B002013
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

On my side I had as a starter the tuna credo which was a first for me and it was delicious. My boyfriend has the bruschettas that were very good. As a main course I had the chicken fajitas and my boyfriend the beef burger, of course our choices were not full of adventure but the good was very tasty... More 

Thank Manon R
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We only stayed here for one night. It is expensive for what it is! But I guess you are part paying to stay inside the Fort. Forgetting the price, it is a nice B&B - there are 4 rooms, 2 upstairs, and 2 down by the reception desk. Definitely stay upstairs if you can, we had a good sized room.... More 

Thank Ciara W
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were warmly greeted on arrival by the woman - I didn't get her name but she so helpful and friendly with recommendations on where to eat and go etc. Room size was small but adequate. the place was very clean and staff really friendly. We ate lunch and breakfast there and had a drink and it was all delicious.... More 

Thank trekker2013

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortaleza

Address: No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: ₹ 9,849 - ₹ 26,195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortaleza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms upstairs a much bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles SP5658, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“either room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles CiaraW_11, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second/upper level are quieter than the ground level room that faces the main street.”
 of 5 bubbles N3269GDjamesc, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Master room was quite noisy. Did not have a chance to view other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyK795, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“best view, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles rehanf2016, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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