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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We felt it's over hyped. Food is just average. We didn't find it flavourful. It's costly. Ambience is great. All said, you can find much better place in Galle. Make sure you sear a bit and pick a place suiting your appetite and taste.

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really impressed with the food at Fortaleza. Can defenitely recommend the pepper encrusted tuna (starter), sesame encrusted tuna salad, vegetable samosa and the prawn pesto pasta was amazing. Lovely cool restaurant in the heart of the historic Galle fort. Having stayed here previously can also recommend the accommodation - comfortable, tasteful and the room with the circular window is quite...

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Battaramulla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captures the essence of the Galle fort with a rustic and heritage ambience. The staff very friendly and makes you feel welcome. The menu albeit limited is presented well and tastes great. Unfortunately no pork in the menu - would have definitely helped enhance the menu. Would go again. Presume dinner ambience would be even greater. Tried the fajita and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, efficiënt staff, the tuna and fish & chips were amazing. Only slight negative is that beer is quite expensive at 550 roepies for a small can, cocktails relatively cheap. Nice classy mood without being pretentious, definitely recommend!

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Sheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Fortaleza last night and also ate there with our Sri Lankan friends. The rooms are gorgeous, as are the communal areas. Lovely artwork and furniture. Food was excellent in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and service was great. Thanks Fortaleza, we will return when next in Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting we booked a table as it gets busy. Food was delicious and well presented. Service at the start was a little slow but not enough to not recommend this restaurant. Both western & Sri Lankan dishes served.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've consulted Trip Advisor for years and always rolled my eyes at overly critical reviews. However, today I was treated rudely at Forteleza Restaurant and feel compelled to write a review. My husband and I came in for a cup of coffee. It was quiet - only one other table - and it was a great inconvenience for our server,...

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Thank Jodi K
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fotaleza is not just a single boutique hotel but has a number of historic properties sylishly converted to provide rooms in the nearby lanes. We stayed at Number 50 Lighthouse Street a 1-minutes stroll to the main Fortaleza base. It was incredibly well located in Galle and nearby all the lovely shops and cafes. We had the main suite and...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and it was one of our best meals in Sri Lanka. The atmosphere is great, set in a courtyard with fairy lights. Service is great, very welcoming staff. The food is awesome. Vegetable samosas for appetiser. Fantastic basil shrimp spaghetti and mahi mahi. The dessert was ok, not fantastic but ok. Value for money was...

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Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights recentlyand enjoyed the master bedroom. The age of the building is amazing and has been tastefuly restored without compromise. The bed was soft and ensured a good nights sleep and the mosquito net a welcome touch as there were mosquitos about (attracted by the cool dark wood), despite shutting windows and provision of a wall plug...

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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: $229 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortaleza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
“Master room was quite noisy. Did not have a chance to view other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyK795, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
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