Welcome to Fortaleza
A wonderful mix of rooms in restored colonial-period properties dotted throughout the southern coast’s little historic urban anomaly.
Boutique living in the heart of Galle Fort
16 rooms altogether from classic boutique hotel (four in No. 9 Church Street) to private Rococo elegance (No 1. Court Square) and town-house high-style (Middle Street).
All properties are within a short cobbled-street stroll of No. 9, whose courtyard restaurant and bar serves as gathering spot for guests and, often, the wider Galle crowd. Each property can serve as ideal spot to hop into the Fort’s labyrinth of gem stores, boutiques and cafes, or jaunt a little further to beaches of the south.
An informal restaurant that attracts guests and visitors alike - the courtyard at No. 9 has a kind of Tropico-Latin vibe. Rough stone walls show off the buildings heritage but mix with modern touches.
Head chef, XX, serves a menu fairly timeless and well-perfected. Pan-fried mahi-mahi (a local white fish) and quite enormous grilled prawns sit alongside quicker lunch options of wraps and salads; all well complimented with homemade pickles and chilli jams.
Deserts of banoffee tart and coconut panacotta give something, perhaps, a little more familiar.