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About The Saffron


Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Saffron is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Colombo. Only 32km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Royal Colombo Golf Club, Asiri Surgical Hospital, Golden Key Eye & ENT Hospital within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Saffron is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, hot spring bath, golf course (within 3 km), fishing. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Saffron.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage(s)
  • Spa
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Playground


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 28 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 5 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:45 AM
Distance from City Center: 6.0 km
Distance to Airport: 32km
Internet Usage Fee: 00 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 12
Parking Fee (per day): 00 USD
Reception Open Until: 11:30 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 2005
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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based on 32 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.3
  • Location 5.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.7
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Food and dining 6.5
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Gulira from United Arab Emirates
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
Hate it
Hate it so much.
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Hussain from Maldives
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 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.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Achira from Sri Lanka
Solo travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2013
Avarage Hotel
City View - AC rooms
Reviewed August 28, 2013

betty from Philippines
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in August 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.
Reviewed August 09, 2013

Satyendra from India
Business travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 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
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Muhammad from Pakistan
Solo travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 6 nights in June 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.
Reviewed July 05, 2013

Howard from Canada
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in March 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.
Reviewed May 06, 2013

James from United Kingdom
Business travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2013
Ideal for my one night stay in Colombo
The room smelt really good and a hearty breakfast was provided!
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Lurlene from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
Quiet hotel with nice grounds
Garden; quiet atmosphere; friendly staff
Reviewed March 22, 2013

arshad from Pakistan
Business travelers
Stayed 1 night in March 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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013


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