Why we love it
Fortaleza might not be one of the most famous hotels in Galle but we love it. Fortaleza, and its collection of properties, is the ideal accommodation to explore the historic Galle fort, the surrounding region and the nearby beaches.
There is something very special about having your own renovated merchant house in the heart of the 16th century Dutch colonial Fort. Each of the properties have been beautifully and respectfully converted and each has a very different style. They offer a luxurious feel but without the high price tags of some of the other larger hotels within the fort.
We also love the bar and restaurant, which is located at the main headquarters on Middle Street. Stepping down into the sunken courtyard is where the heart and soul of Fortaleza lies, and the restaurant and bar really take shape. A talented head chef produces the perfect array and food, using only the best local ingredients. Lovely dishes can be matched with a nice cocktail or a glass of wine from the varied wine list.
Fortaleza is a collection of five exquisite properties. Comprising of sixteen separate bedrooms, one a spice ware house, now an established boutique hotel and courtyard restaurant and four renovated Dutch merchant houses.
Each of the villas and bedrooms are unique in style and design. They vary from luxurious master suites, comfortable queen size bedrooms, twin bedrooms and family suites. All properties are a short walk from each other, to the restaurant, the shops, boutiques, and museums. Fortaleza’s aim is to provide stylish accommodation, with a homely touch and personal service.