Hotel Sapphire Colombo Review

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hotel Sapphire is a business hotel located in the Wellawatta Area of Colombo at 371, Galle Road, Colombo-06, right on the main road. Tuk Tuk fare to this hotel from Galle Face Green will be around 300-350 Lankan Rupees. A cab ride to Colombo's international airport from this hotel will take at least one hour and cost 2500 Lankan Rupees. I stayed in a Standard Room which cost me 92 USD without breakfast in August 2012. In-room breakfast is available at a price starting 550 Lankan Rupees for Continental and Sri Lankan Breakfat to Rs. 750 for American Breakfast. Standard Room was large with a comfortable double bed, a large TV in the front, a work desk, tea/coffee maker with supplies, and a basic but clean bathroom with a separate shower enclosure. Noise from the road did not reach my room. Free wifi in the room worked well. Sleep quality was good. The room gave me a cause for only one complaint. There were some very tiny ants hidden in the furniture that gathered around the sachets of sugar, cream, etc. after I made tea. This happened on the side table as well as on the work desk. So, ants were everywhere. Luckily, they were not on the bed. I ordered a sandwich on the say of the check-out which arrived in 30 minutes. Quality-wise, it was OK. There is nice shopping mall on this road (about 100-150 Rs by Tuk Tuk) called Majestic City. Opposite Majestic City, I found a nice little foot massage place (Rs. 1000 for 1 Hour) called Foot Spa. (See pictures of Majestic City and Foot Spa below). The sea is at a walkable distance from the hotel. One needs to cross the road in front of the hotel, go a little to the right. There is a lane on the left side of the road that leads to the sea. Its not a beach, but there is a road along the sea. Overall, Sapphire is a good choice if one has business in that area. Otherwise, I would prefer a hotel closer to Galle Face Green. (See hotel and room pictures below...)

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Guest Ratings & Tariff Comparison

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Pictures

Hotel Sapphire Colombo

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Lobby

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Standard Room

Standard Room at Hotel Sapphire Colombo

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Bath in Standard Room

Majestic City Shopping Mall, Galle Road, Colombo

Foot Spa Foot Massage Galle Road Colombo

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