We’d love to say we have one of the most exquisite boutique hotels in the Galle fort, but actually we have five. Each property has its own unique story and charm as do each room and suite within them. A spice warehouse from the early 1700’s, colonial Dutch merchants’ residences and a lawyer’s chambers; they were all carefully chosen and painstakingly restored to offer visitors extra-ordinary accommodation in Galle. Likewise the Fortaleza Restaurant & Bar takes its patrons on a remarkable culinary journey. Our menu features an array of Western and Asian favourites that have been infused with a typically ‘Fortaleza’ flavour that is the talk of the fort.
There’s a reason why Galle features so prominently in the tales of ancient travellers. Ptolemy (AD 100 – c. 170) thought it important enough to feature near the centre of his map of the world.
Over the centuries it became a popular port of call on any voyage to this part of the world. Chinese, Indian, Javanese, Arab and European sailors came calling in droves. Many of them never left. So while Sri Lanka became home to many nationalities and cultures that visited its shores, Galle cemented its place as the island’s melting pot.
The fort is indeed the focal point of Galle. But look a bit further and you’ll find many more attractions that woo the traveller. There’s the beach of course; miles and miles of it in either direction with wonderful spots for safe swimming, snorkelling, surfing as well as wrecks and reefs to explore…
No 50 is Absolutely Gorgeous. We had a comfortable quiet stay and the shower is incredible, by far the best shower of our 3 week holiday.
Thank you for an amazing stay and an ultra relaxing start to our trip. This was the perfect boutique hotel With A luxurious welcome. The staff were helpful and kind. The food was amazing we are so sad to leave! Hope to be back soon.
We were most impressed by the beautifully restored Dutch mansion (No 5) and it was great to spend a few relaxing days within the fort walls. The staff were helpful and friendly and the restaurant was nice and close by.
Felt as though we were living in a gracious family home, very welcoming staff. Thank you. We have enjoyed getting to know the friendly Sri Lankan people.
We had a great stay @ Fortaleza Landesi. The property is fabulous. The room was perfect and the staff very attentive and helpful. This was the best stay we had in Sri Lanka. We look forward to coming back and staying with Fortaleza very soon.
I am awestruck at how beautiful this place is the attention to detail is staggering. The fans the lights the switches the flower arrangements you guys have thought of everything. One of the nicest places I have stayed at. Loved the candle touches in the bedrooms. We are so coming back here. Thank you.