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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went for dinner it's was in galle fort food is not that much great. not value of money service were very slow they were not welcoming restaurent is smell some of staff were friendly not all of them but they need to emprove

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Ethan S, Owner at Fortaleza, responded to this review

What a strange review. Our staff are not smelly, every employee has a clean uniform provided to them and every guest is greeted at the door. Please do let us know what you had to eat and why you were unhappy with our food. Thankyou

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Fortaleza after catching the train from Colombo to Galle (which was an experience). We were greeted with cool welcome drinks and were able to go to our room to refresh before officially checking in which was a nice touch. Ethan, the hotel manager, was welcoming and helpful throughout our stay giving us recommendations of where to go....

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay the ambiance and our food. Thx for the heads up on the AC we will get it serviced. hope to see you again.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visit down town Galla and after walking around the Portuguese wall under the sun wanted to have a drink. Somehow we end up to Fortalezza. Great service great yard and great food. Try the dishes of the day !very friendly and accommodative service

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Galle Fort has some amazing top end accommodation but this was really fantastic. we stayed in 1Court Square..a fantastic apartment with a lovely balcony overlooking the square. The facilities were excellent and it was only a short walk to the main Fortaleza for breakfast. The staff were friendly and the manager excellent..friendly and efficient

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via 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 15 March 2017

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 13 March 2017

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 6 March 2017

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 2 March 2017 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 2 March 2017 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

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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 District > Galle
Price Range: $158 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortaleza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Def recommend 1 Court Square for location and ambience”
alastairm286, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor room is good.”
lonevol, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 3 at number 50. It was lovely, quiet and on the first floor!”
Gourmetfoodie, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs a much bigger.”
SP5658, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“either room upstairs”
CiaraW_11, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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