I stayed in the sapphire hotel in September 2010 while attending a conference in Colombo. First of all, reservation by email was easy, they didnot request credit card information to book the room. They also, upon my request, arranged for my pick up from the airport, which although pricy, is a good idea. I wont, however, recommend you depend on the front desk to book your taxis, because they overcharge as I discovered later throughout my stay. You can easily buy a local mobile SIM card and make all the taxi bookings yourself. If you intend to go sightsighing throughout Colombo, u can easily book a cab for the whole day to drive and wait around for you, and for a very reasonable price too.
As for the rooms, they were fairly clean and tidy, although the style was quite dated in my opinion. The front desk staff were helpful, though not particularly friendly. The room service was good: upon my request, they send my breakfast to my room very early in the morning for no extra charge. The downside is that they speak very little english, and sometimes I dont get through to them at all!!
The hotel is small with a quiet lobby, I sat there in the evening as the Wifi signal was much stronger, with almost no disturbance.
All in all,if you are looking for a moderately priced, basic room, I would say Sapphire hotel doeas the trick.
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