Our one night stay in Fortaleza turned into a big decision making after we found out how great this place was. Arriving to Galle from Colombo by busy train the step over the threshold of this place was like a step into different world. Instantly I felt like I travelled few centuries back into the era when time didn't matter and everything from food to furniture was made with love.
Believe it or not they really do have only three rooms which is what makes it so spectacularly cosy. On top of it Natalie and her husband do take care of you from the very beginning till the end by always being present and ready to help or simply have a little chat with you. They love the place which makes you love it too. Our cosy Turquoise Room was located at the ground floor only one step from the cobblestone street and two steps into the courtyard restaurant/bar. Here we had our first meal after spending a month in India and it was simply amazing.
Fortaleza is located in the Galle Fort and so we spent our time wondering around and discovering the streets of this community mixture of all religions living peacefully together on such small plot of land.
Having planned to move on the next day placed us infront of dilemma whether not to cut our journeys and enjoy more of this safe haven. But as we agreed we will remember only the best of it if we leave it this way so with great help of Natalie we got our car sorted for the next day and left knowing we will be back.
Fortaleza definitely deserves to be on the top of all Galle hotels but with such a small number of people who can actually go through it simply can not. And this is good as it is for this reason this place is such a treasure.
- 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
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