We came across this beautiful itty bitty kitty on Instagram and are so excited to introduce you to our first Sri Lankan cat, Trevor from Fortaleza Boutique Hotel in Fort Galle, Sri Lanka. Trevor is one lucky street cat who was rescued by a friend of Fortaleza’s manager, who thought her markings would match the colours in the coral restaurant. Natalie, the manager, thought she was a he and named him Trevor! By the time they realised it was too late and the name had stuck. Trevor is a great guard cat who frequently welcomes hotel guests and loves to inspect their baggage when they are checking in.

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Trevor is a full time pawtrol cat, who keeps an eye on things. She likes to hang out near the reception desk, the reception sofa, the office printer, the ledge at the top of the stairs (where she is known to playfully tap guests on the head as they walk by) and in the rose apple tree in the courtyard. Trevor’s favourite food is fresh tuna or a prawn and whiskers cat biscuits. She is very good at yelling at the Chefs in the kitchen from the doorway when she fancies a prawn! Trevor has become quite famous with Chinese guests and has been featured in a Sri Lankan news paper and a wedding shoot! And rightly so, with those beautiful eyes of yours Trevor!


Fortaleza was originally a spice warehouse built by a Dutch merchant around 1700 and is located is inside the Galle Fort featuring homely accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. The four tastefully furnished rooms feature four-poster beds with mosquito nets, air-conditioning, a clothes rack, a personal safe and ironing facilities. The ensuite bathroom comes with free toiletries. Free parking is available on site. The popular restaurant and bar is worth a visit on it’s own and serves a spread of Eastern, Western and Continental cuisine.

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Aside from getting head bumps from Trevor, Fort Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounded by the ocean. Fort Galle was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and then fortified by the dutch. Visit for walking around the streets, the architecture and churches, watch a game of cricket, scuba dive, or jump off nearby cliffs into the sparkling ocean.


Fortaleza Boutique Hotel is located at, No. 9 Church Cross Street,
Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka. +94 (0) 77 339 339 7. Rooms start from $140 USD per night. Please check the current deals and rates for this property via their website. 


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