Although their address is Church Cross Street, the main entrance, pictured right, lies on Lighthouse Street. They opened Fortaleza in 2012 and offer four, beautifully furnished, air conditioned en-suite bedrooms. In the adjoining courtyard, you will find their stunning Restaurant and Bar with its impressive exposed coral walls.
The main facade on Lighthouse Street is fronted by tall, fine timber columns, headed with carved, floral motifs. Careful attention to the renovations is reflected in all parts of the building
The two Turquoise rooms are located on the ground floor, from the entrance hall. These are the two smaller bedrooms.
A wooden spiral staircase from the hallway leads to the two larger bedrooms on the first floor; The Master Bedroom and the Library Room.
All their rooms have four-poster beds with mosquito nets, thick mattresses and the finest quality linen. The rooms are stylishly, but simply furnished with handmade furniture and local fabrics. All rooms have some interesting books about the Fort and are decorated with fresh tropical flowers.
Originally, a spice warehouse built by a Dutch merchant around 1700, this was our first building in the Fort and they were enthused by the scope for a small boutique hotel and restaurant, in certainly one of the most elegant buildings within the Fort.
Their Restaurant & Bar is open all day from breakfast through to the evening. They usually close the kitchen at 10pm and guests are free to linger on. The photo on the left shows the entrance to the restaurant from Church Cross Street.
Their food is an eclectic mix of western and Asian dishes, although aim to take advantage of the very best local ingredients.