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Hotel The Saffron

No 32/5, Galpotte Road | Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and friendly personal!!! They was happy to help us with any questions ! It's 300-350 rups from central bus stations ! I can recommend this hotel for sure... Very clean! Speaking English , awesome food! Good locations ! We feel there like at home!!!

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Raipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place i stayed , i was in colombo since for 4 days and last day i checked in this hotel which was little far from moumt lavinia but actually very good , there is only one draw back as the airport is very far from this hotel and takes 3500/- rs from this place to airport... More 

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife, our two children (aged 8 and 6), and I stayed at this hotel from September 23-25. The hotel is quite nice, and our third floor room was very good. BREAKFAST - The breakfasts were pretty good (toast, eggs, sausages, coffee, etc.), and you can either eat it in outdoor, covered restaurant downstairs or ask to have it brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank intrepidtraveller288
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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 15, 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 62 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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