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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the highly recommended dish of the day - Sri Lankan Seafood curry and jasmine rice. The dish was way too salty. We sent it back and apparently the chef and the general manager tasted it and they maintained that that's how salty the dish should be. We've had our share of Sri Lankan curries and if this is how...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fortaleza hotel has their rooms spread out in different location at Galle Forte. We booked the Luxury Apartment at the Court Square. There was a bedroom on the ground floor and a small room with a balcony at the upper level. Enough space for a family of 4. Just one bathroom. For breakfast we had to walk up to...

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St Albans UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

So good to enjoy the comfort and ambience of this old building in the heart of the old walled town of Galle.Our room was full of character and history and very comfortable too. We were well looked after in every respect and enjoyed the courtyard restaurant.The location is perfect for wandering and discovering the old Fort.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at no 1 Middle Street We in the master suite as we wanted some out side space all of the accommodation had outside space so not worth paying the extra for When we arrived the safe didn't work, next morning air con wouldn't work, at 7.30 I went and asked for some batteries, by 8.30 the batteries hadn't...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The positives: Atmosphere is very cool. The negatives: Food here is just frankly not that good. My wife and I had the fajitas, the soup of the day (tomato) and the chicken pate and we just did not like any of it. Service was super slow. Staff was friendly enough.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After experiencing some pretty poor service in other fancy places on the south coast, this place came as something of a relief. The staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, the rooms were great, and the location excellent for those wanting to be in the fort itself. We had one meal at the restaurant, which was pretty good, and a...

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share the great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us. Warm regards Ethan

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortaleza was our last stop in our Sri Lanka holiday. And one thing i did correctly, was to book 2 nights at Fortaleza. It was one the most enjoyable travelling experience i had so far. Was welcomed by very friendly manager (sorry i couldn't spell your name) and his welcome was genuine and top notch service in Sri Lanka. Upon...

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fantastic, detailed review of your experience with us ere at Fortaleza. I am sure Wojciech will be overjoyed to read you enjoyed the running session so much. It was a pleasure to have you stay here with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Ethan

Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrive quite late at night, but were greeted with nice cool towels and a refreshing cold fruit juice, before being shown to our room.We were staying at No 50 Lighthouse Street which is just down the road from the main Fortaleza hotel. Our room was lovely, cool creams and greens, seating area, very comfortable large bed and a large...

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Another great review to be passed along to our team at No.50 Lighthouse St. Thank you so much for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at this property,we checked in early in the morning 830am and did not expect to get our room till later in the day. But on arrival we were greeted with cold towels,welcome drinks and informed that our room would be available at 1030am which was wonderful. We then had breakfast in the lovely courtyard area. Our...

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

What a great review ! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. I shall pass it along to the team at 50 Lighthouse st. Hope to see you back again. Warm regards Ethan

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Fortaleza is situated in an old colonial house with a courtyard bar/dining area. We were very warmly welcomed by the manageress who is friendly and efficient. In order to access the upper bedrooms, one needs to negotiate a small spiral staircase so anyone with mobility or vision problems must take care. The room itself was very spacious and full...

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the good review ! We value and appreciate your comments and feedback and shall take it on board to develop ourselves further We hope to welcome you back again. Warm regards Ethan

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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 

Additional Information about Fortaleza

Address: No. 9 Church Cross Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: RM611 - RM1,817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortaleza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ground floor room is good.”
 of 5 bubbles lonevol, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 3 at number 50. It was lovely, quiet and on the first floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Gourmetfoodie, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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