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Hotel The Saffron

No 32/5, Galpotte Road | Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have just returned from a very enjoyable, if exhausting short research trip to Colombo. The hotel arranged my transport from the airport and welcomed me on arrival at about 4:30 in the morning. The room was comfortable, with good WiFi which matters, with a decent selection of food. But the best part was just how friendly and accommodating all... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Room was clean and well-appointed, with a generous breakfast provided. However the location was a bit difficult to find (down a side street, at the end of an alley) so I suggest calling reception for specific directions before reaching.

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Its more of a guest house away from the city Pros Hotel is clean and staff who are young boys are helpful and efficient. The owners have their own tour staff Cons The guest house is way off from the city, so returning back late can be quite worrying especially when since the taxis and tuk-tuk don't know the place.... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a lovely little hotel on the outskirts of Colombo. From the owner Anthony down all the staff were attentive, helpful and couldn't do enough to make the stay a happy one. I found it excellent value for money and had a lovely week. The hotel staff will help you to plan trips around the Island or locally in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, the staff are really helpful and very friendly. Antony and his wife who own this are on hand also to help guests with holiday plans....Nice clean rooms, hot shower. Fantastic food breakfast and evening meal.. Actually the best food I've ever had in a hotel or resturant this chef is amazing she could win Master... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very beautiful hotel just few miles from Colombo City. Nice spacious rooms with wide and beautiful beds. Clean bathroom. They serve tasty Sri Lankan food. The lady is nice and helpful. Nice and unexpected view for a hotel closer to Colombo city. Just look at the hotel photos. It looks better than photos when you are there.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed for 2 weeks in July-August 2014, solo female traveller, in the "budget single room". This place was perfect for me - it was small, quiet, friendly, away from the hectic centre and tourist hotspots. If you are here to party, this is maybe not for you. If you want somewhere relaxing for your holiday, or calm for work,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night in a budget double room. The stay was very nice but very far from town and the sights, we had issues with finding tuk-tuks to take us back (didn't know where to go) and prices to and from the guest house. We also had issues with hot water in our room... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were at The Saffron in june 2014. Nice place homely staff. Food was good and they assisted with late checkout and transport for sightseeing and an airport drop at an nominal extra charge. Very good for a family with teenage kids. Best management thus far. where customers satisfaction if highest on their list. if i ever visit lanka I... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent service, staff is very helpful, very courteous, and go out of their way to help. Food is really home cooked! The free breakfast and free WIFI are added surprise for a very small hotel like this! When I booked the hotel through expedia, I requested for a first floor room, since I'm having trouble climbing stairs, what they did... More 

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