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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Narahenpita Railway Station (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • business
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (8.5 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (31.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Nice breakfast", "Quiet atmosphere"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Sri Lanka Cricket (2.5 Km / 30 min walk)
  • Colombo National Museum (3.4 Km)
  • House of Fashion (3.6 Km)
  • Majestic City (3.9 Km)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Saffron

32/5, Galpotte Road, Koswatte, Nawala,, Nawala Area, Colombo, Sri Lanka Colombo 005 (Show on map)

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Features of The Saffron

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • children's playground
  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • hot spring bath
  • hot tub
  • karaoke
  • kids club
  • massage
  • spa
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

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Guest House Description
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Saffron is a great choice for accommodation w...see more Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Saffron is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Colombo. With its location just 6.0 km from the city center and 32km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Royal Colombo Golf Club, Asiri Surgical Hospital, Golden Key Eye & ENT Hospital.

At The Saffron, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage are just a few of the facilities that set The Saffron apart from other hotels in the city.

Step into one of 12 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service which can be found in some rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include hot tub, fitness center, hot spring bath, golf course (within 3 km), fishing are designed for escape and relaxation. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Colombo, make The Saffron your home away from home.
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Gulira K. Couples
United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2014
Hate it

Hate it so much.
Hussain I. Couples
Maldives, November 18, 2013
Couple for medical

Clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staffs, quiet surroundings
Big and clean rooms with a comfortable bed. Love the quiet surrounding and it was the perfect place for our purpose, because it was near to the main hospitals.Though hotel is located little bit away from the main street and difficult to find,I marked it in my google maps and it was not a problem. The staffs were kind and friendly. We truly enjoyed our stay.
Achira L. Solo travelers
Sri Lanka, August 28, 2013
Avarage Hotel

City View - AC rooms
betty L. Solo travelers
Philippines, August 09, 2013
very hard To Locate

comfortable bed, friendly staff, cheap transpo to kandy
When I arrived at the airport I went to the airport taxi counter to double check with them if they knew the location of the hotel. I even gave the driver a rough map of the location. However we still got lost and had to phone the hotel. I was given a room on the second floor with a window that should have a good view of the front yard if only those vines were not hanging out from the frontage of the hotel. It is a huge house with 14 rooms. The furnitures were made of hard wood and most rooms have poster beds. They arranged for my trip to Kandy by their 3 wheeler vehicle (Similar to tuktuk) a. I was also given a breakfast of omelet and toast before we headed off to Kandy. The room was comfortable and my bathroom was clean and had a good shower. Unfortunately when I came back after my Kandy trip I found that my room wasnt even cleaned(I stayed for two nights), So that night I had some small ants in my bed and I had to remove them one by one before I went to bed. On my check out the owner(lady) only billed me for the tuktuk service to kandy for the drive to the airport. So I gave her additional payment for my breakfasts and 2 drinks. Well for hospitality the owners and people there are always smiling. The only thing that I dont like is the location which is very hard to find and a bit out of the way.
Satyendra P. Business travelers
India, July 14, 2013
Great affordable quick checkin out hotel.

The rooms were spacious. The food was satisfying and the wifi was good
The hospitality was just amazing. I was very happy with my stay at THE SAFFRON
Muhammad H. Solo travelers
Pakistan, July 05, 2013
I went to attend a conference in BMICH

comfortable, breakfast, clean room
The hotel stay was good. The staff was friendly. The location is difficult to find though. But one thing that annoyed me was that on my 4th day of hotel stay, I came back to hotel and I found my room not clean. The staff told me that they forgot to clean the room !? But the good things are: the room/washroom is well maintained, breakfast is very good. So a good choice amongst budget hotels.
James B. Business travelers
United Kingdom, April 17, 2013
Ideal for my one night stay in Colombo

The room smelt really good and a hearty breakfast was provided!
Howard O. Families with older children
Canada, May 06, 2013
Difficult to find, overpriced and poor breakfast

The main staff and owners spoke good English and were helpful. The furniture was nice.
Personally we found it overpriced and in a remote location which was very difficult for drivers to find. Though this seemed to be the case now in Colombo and Sri Lanka in general and may not be the hotel's fault. Sri Lanka hotels and attractions were much more expensive than other areas in Asia. Colombo could use some good budget traveller friendly accommodation. Until then I would opt for spending a few more dollars and picking a more central location than The Saffron. The breakfast was nothing to write home about either... Sorry saffron but we were underwhelmed and overcharged.
Lurlene C. Solo travelers
Australia, March 22, 2013
Quiet hotel with nice grounds

Garden; quiet atmosphere; friendly staff
arshad M. Business travelers
Pakistan, March 18, 2013
Over all it was good stay

Owner was friendly,breakfast was also good and service was also good
Owner was friendly,breakfast was also good and service was also good and specialy out side sitting area was so romantic.

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