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“Ok, modernish hotel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sapphire Hotel
Ranked #32 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
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90 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Ok, modernish hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stayed here for the Test match in April, and was a bit sceptical at first, but it did the job.

The bed was comfortable and the air con good, wifi and tv were fine with a good amount of channels.

The pool looks really nice but I didn't use it.

Towels in the bathroom were a bit grey, but the shower was good.

Had room service one night when feeling unwell and was surprised by how good the food was.

Biggest problem with the hotel is the location, Galle Rd isn't exactly full of charm, but its about 2-300 rupees in a tuk to Galle Face or Mt Lavinia.

It was about 400 rupees to the P Sara Oval for the cricket.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

I have stayed at Sapphire 2 nights after arrival to Sri Lanka. The hotel is located at Galle road (which runs pretty much through whole of Colombo) and any rickshaw driver I have asked knows the place, so no trouble getting there. The hotel itself could use a bit of refurbishment, but it is in good condition. Room spacious with good A/C, bathroom clean with all the toiletries you might need provided. Wifi was not the best, but speak to the reception if you have troubles and they will sort it out. The only thing I have missed is more power sockets, there is only one for the TV/Fridge and one for the coffee maker. Minibar is not provided, but complimentary water bottles are. Breakfast was delicious with absolute load of choices of sri-lankan, indian and western food. Don't miss the chicken curry! Overall the hotel is well managed including the laundry service and the staff is very effective. I can definitely recommend this place and would stay again while in Colombo.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Doha, Qatar
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31 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Stayed at Sapphire Hotel for one night. Location is on very poor and crowded area on Galle Road. Very run down place but managed quite well. Very poor quality of bathroom towels (not hygenic). Breakfast seemed to cooked at 5:00 am and left there. Rooms are large but the bathroom is very small and rundown
On the positive side, Wi-Fi is free and works very well.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is truly a unique business hotel, on the galle road means ease of logistics and the staff were took care of each and every need, going beyond the obvious

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Well situated in Galle Road. Rooms well furnished with free WiFi. Staff friendly and efficient. Very good hotel bar.

  • Stayed April 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

I stayed at Sapphire for 2days (mar 21-23).Hotel was clean and neat.Right on the Galle road.Easy access to shopping and other places.One can stay here and explore city on his own.Rooms are big and with bath cubicles.Food is also good.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Hotel is good for business trips. Right in the Galle road. Rooms are clean and large. The bed is a little small for kingsize but managable. TV is good with lots of channels . Bathrooms are well stocked and nicely organised.Staff is friendly . It has a swimming pool but on 1st floor and a small one. Restaurant is average with average buffet fare. Good for a day's stay in Colombo on a business visit .

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sapphire Hotel

Property: Sapphire Hotel
Address: 371 Galle Road, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sapphire Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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