Hotel Sapphire Colombo
Hotel Sapphire Colombo

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 600 Lankan Rupees. A cab ride to Colombo’s international airport from this hotel will take at least one hour and cost 4000 Lankan Rupees. Location of the hotel is an issue. It is a good choice if one has business in that area. Otherwise, its kind of far away from everything – casinos or Galle Face Green. A small advantage of this location is proximity to the sea which 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. Maybe good for a morning or an evening walk.

Hotel Sapphire has three types of accommodation – Standard, Deluxe, and Luxury with the tariff starting at 75 USD per night without breakfast. In-room breakfast is available with options for Continental, Sri Lankan, and American.

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Lobby
Hotel Sapphire Colombo Lobby

I stayed in a standard room whch 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 ants hidden in the furniture that gathered around the sachets of sugar, cream, etc. after I made tea. I saw them on the side table as well as on the work desk. So, ants were everywhere. Luckily, they were not on the bed.

I did not order breakfast but tried a sandwich on the day of my check-out which arrived in 30 minutes. Quality-wise, it was OK.

Hotel Sapphire Colombo Standard Room
Hotel Sapphire Colombo Standard Room
Standard Room at Hotel Sapphire Colombo
Standard Room at Hotel Sapphire Colombo
Hotel Sapphire Colombo Bath in Standard Room
Hotel Sapphire Colombo Bath in Standard Room

There is nice shopping mall on this road (about 300 rupees by Tuk Tuk) called Majestic City. Opposite Majestic City, I found a nice little foot massage place called Foot Spa.