Very good 7.4
Based on 121 reviews

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About this property


Authentic Sri Lankan hospitality and local ambience characterize this centrally located hotel. Providing a restful base from which to explore Colombo’s plentiful attractions, the hotel’s position on Galle Road is just 45 minutes from the airport and especially convenient to the National Museum, Dehiwali Zoo, and the Cinnamon Gardens. Travelers seeking more than just a generic hotel stay will be drawn to the Hotel Sapphire’s genuine warmth and affordability. Adding to the hotel’s appeal, the property is often the venue for Hindu weddings, offering guests the rare opportunity to experience real Sri Lankan culture.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 1:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 34. Km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 40
Reception Open Until: :00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 121 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.3
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 7.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.9
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for money 7.2
  • Food/Dining 7.0
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Kana from United Kingdom
Business travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
Friendly staff team, Thanks
Reviewed September 10, 2016
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NOELINE from United Kingdom
Families with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2016
Easy access to transport and shopping good restaurants nearby.
Had variety of delicious food for breakfast.
Reviewed August 19, 2016
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Abdulla from Maldives
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Good location but the hotel was bit less than average
Provided face towels instead of bath towels. We requested for bigger towels few times but were unable to provide. The next day when we checked out, receptionist came and told that two towels are missing!!! We requested him as well as the duty manager to check on our luggages which they refuse too and apologized later for the same act. It was a horrible moment that they claimed something that was never provided and refused the offer to check on luggages. Awful and very unpleasant experience!
Reviewed August 16, 2016
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Thissil from Sri Lanka
Families with young children
Standard Room
Stayed one night in August 2016
Great for families
This is a nice hotel. Located near to supermarkets and restaurants. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were very helpful.
Reviewed August 06, 2016
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Sivaloganathan from Sri Lanka
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed one night in June 2016
Thank you
Reviewed June 08, 2016
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PACKIANATHAR from United Kingdom
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
excellent hotel in wellatta
Location best for my needs . , staff friendly , good food
It was a nice excellent stay , staff very friendly , very well served
Reviewed February 17, 2016
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ibrahim from Maldives
Families with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
very good
service, location, comfortable
that was the 2nd time we stayed in this hotel i feel very homely and comfotable ,staffs are very friendly bell boys provide excellent service rooms are clean and big ,swimming pool area is very private .i recommend this hotel for relax, business and for the ,arpico ,nolimint and many shops around this area, next time when i come colombo i will choose this hotel. thank u all staff of the hotel aishath fareeda and ibrahim niyaz
Reviewed January 05, 2015
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Elizabeth from Australia
Standard Room
Stayed one night in December 2014
Stay at Colombo
Friendly staff: Efficient administration staff and matters : Clean rooms
Overall stay was good no complaints however there was a very limited choice on the menu for those of use who have a meat free diet.
Reviewed December 26, 2014
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Kathy from Hong Kong
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
A basic hotel with helpful and pleasant staff
1. The room was clean; 2. The staff was helpful; 3. The swimming pool is available at any time
Though it does not locate in the city center, it is easy to to get there by taking a tuk-tuk. The hotel staff was helpful and pleasant, and they even let us to use the swimming pool after the official hours!
Reviewed October 10, 2014
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Aidli from Singapore
Stayed 9 nights in February 2012
A Gem In the Middle of Colombo
Great Location, Helpful Staff and Big Spacious Rooms
Getting to know Colombo from Hotel Sapphire is a great idea. Located at Wellawate, the hotel was close to amenities, public transport and lots of wonderful restaurants. And did we mention our spacious suite? Value for money!!!
Reviewed September 13, 2014
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