Saffron Hotel - Colombo

32/5, Galpotta Road, Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Lk, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 2 stars
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Saffron Hotel - Colombo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Fishing

Canoeing

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The business Saffron offers 10 large guest rooms as well as a cloakroom, currency exchange and a safe deposit box.

Many Colombo sights, including Sinhalese Sports Club, The Independence Square and Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple are 25 minutes away from the hotel. Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, University of Colombo and Colombo Town Hall are located just 3.0km away.

35 minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

They all have wooden floor and antique furniture.

Eat

The 24-hour restaurant serves Indian dishes.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Saffron include a nightclub, karaoke and a casino. Sport facilities include bowling, golf and billiards and more.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   12.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • No elevators

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Bowling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Karaoke
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • King bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 12 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

32/5, Galpotta Road, Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Lk, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Colombo
    3.5 mi
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    19.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Saffron Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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      Hotel Address:

      32/5, Galpotta Road, Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Lk, Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colombo
        3.5 mi
      Airports
      • Bandaranayake (CMB)
        19.5 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Hotel Awards

      Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboSaffron

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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      Saffron Location

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      Places of interest

      Amusement

      • Colombo City - 2.5 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.7 mi
        Isipathanara Road, Colombo
      • Dewatagaha Mosque - 2.3 mi
        Lipton's Circus, Colombo
      • Gem Museum - 2.5 mi
        43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
      • Colombo National Museum - 1.9 mi
        Albert Crescent, Colombo
      • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple - 2.6 mi
        61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Hotel Awards

      Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboSaffron

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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      Saffron Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Saffron

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        8.8

        I stayed at The Saffron for 3 nights and enjoyed the kindness of the stuff and the delicious food from the restaurant. It is a family run Guest House. Stunning building and comfortable rooms with typical furniture.The staff is very friendly and helpful, they can provide all sort of information about Colombo and the surrounding. Great food, with be personal touch. Great curry!

      • Single
        8.2

        In truth I only found this place having discovered most of the apparently higher class options were already fully booked, but what a stroke of luck. The Saffron is small and basic, but what great value, and that's not to say it lacks anything. The room was a good size, and very clean, with a good ac unit, fan, and a tv. The bed (4 poster!) was very comfortable, and there was always hot water available in the bathroom. The cost (very very cheap in comparison to a lot of the options in Colombo) included breakfast, which the staff were more than happy to make how you like each morning. The only negative was the location in respect to city attracttions (of which they aren't that many!), but having said that you're no more than 15 to 20 minutes away in a tut tut (local taxi) which are plentiful at the top of the street (or staff will arrange one to collect you from the hotel). The positive to the location is the fact its very peaceful and quiet, due to the fact its a 5 minute walk to the main road. All in all this is a great little hotel (b&b) and I would recommend to anyone, certainly anyone with at least half a brain whose travelled in this part of the world before and knows what to expect (I.E. this is Colombo, Sri Lanka, not Milan, Paris or London).

        You'd have to be a particularly fussy person to find anything to complain about certainly when you consider the relatively minimal cost. Anyone who has experience of travelling in this part of the world will know there are issues that can frustrate, but this is a fine example of getting great service, with a smile, for a relatively low cost.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        It's a great little guesthouse to stay at. The rooms and bathrooms are newly built and clean. The staff are excellent and very helpful. I loved staying there. The hotel had arranged for our Airport pickup late night, who was waiting for us on time. The breakfast was great. The hotel has its own vehicles including one auto rickshaw (tuk tuk), which can take you to the city. We hired it for the day for sightseeing and they offered a good price. We subsequently decided to take the train onwards to Hikkaduwa which meant we didn't need the tuk tuk for the originally agreed 6 hours but for only 5. So, to our pleasant surprise, on discharging the tuk tuk a little earlier the driver did not accept the full payment. He gave us a 20% discount on the price originally agreed! Never have I experienced this anywhere else in the world. I was very impressed. I would go there again and would recommend it without hesitation. (Please note: the hotel's location is not central and that is reflected in the price - the central properties are almost twice as expensive). It is not far though so kindly check the map before you book and make sure that you're happy with it, considering the great value for money it offers. Expect to pay a few hundred Lankan Rupees to be transported to the centre and back. However, given that it is only 8 kilometres from the centre of Colombo, if you use a tuk tuk, this expense is negligible compared to what you'd be paying extra for staying somewhere 'central'. The property is new, clean and the staff brilliant.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Very quiet location in Colombo, peaceful and tranquil.

        Hot water seemed to have been adjusted in such a way as to keep the water tepid.

      • Single
        9.6

        Excellent my stay at the saffron and staff is very friendly. Hotel arranged my airport pick up by a comfortable car.The person who came to pick me very nice. They always ready to treat their customers with a smile. Location is very quiet. No any noises. Ideal location for a relaxation. Very fast internet. They made me a worth city tour for a reasonable price by their tuk tuk. It was a really good experience. Indeed it is not in the city center but we can easily access to the city within couple of minutes time. They do arrange on your request. I had to leave early morning coz my train was 7.00am to Kandy.it was comfortable for me with the hot water early in the morning. They arranged my breakfast take away. It was fantastic. To the railway station cost 2.6 usd. Just try their local food (sri lankan rice & curry) it's very tasty.

      • Couple
        7.8

        Anthony and his wife are kind, helpful and very knowledgable about Sri Lanka. Food was delicious and the rooms are clean and large.

        The only gripe was regarding the water pressure. It was very weak making it hard to wash hair.

      • Older travelers
        3.8

        Bed sheet dirty, Shower damaged, raining season no hot water

      • Family with children
        7.4

        The best thing is family like atmosphere. Staff was caring. The guest house owners (Anthony n his wife) were cooperative and guided a lot about places in srilanka. we also hired a van of anthony's brother for visiting other cities. Van was comfortable n driver was very caring.

        Away from city center and good shopping areas but it was manageble. Quite far from airport.

      • Single
        6.6

        clean rooms, friendly staff

        double room is very small for 2, it's hardly for one, it wasn't a big problem for me because i'm solo traveller.

      • Single
        7.4

        The Saffron hotel has the most beautiful garden settings, it feels like being in your own little paradise. It is very secluded and has a very relaxed environment despite being at the centre of Colombo which is a very busy city. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made me feel very much at home. I also very much appreciated the friendly pick-up and drop-off service that I received.

        It is 1 and a half hour's drive from the airport on a very busy road.

      • Single
        5.4

        The informal and friendly atmosphere, the price is correct. I stayed only one night so that put things into perspective

        difficult to find, i had a room "without" any view, wifi is there but has very bad quality.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Cozy, budget-friendly and helpful staff!

        It's great except for the location.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        Excellent stay, well recieved and looked after.Room loverly and clean.Given packed breakfast as we had to leave early, we all were pleasantly surprised.Best stay value for money on trip.

      • Group of friends
        5.4

        The price and the owner of the place. He was very helpful.

        The location. Far from the city.

      • Group of friends
        4.2

        A mediocre place and extremely poor value for money. Too far from anything of importance. A drab room that was not serviced. Very tiny TV and no desk for a laptop. Breakfast, a carefully allocated offering was extremely slow to arrive and carefully rationed...exactly 1 sachet of instant coffee and one banana per person. The worst though was unreliability. I organised with the owner for an early morning tuktuk to catch a 6 am train. She also promised to provide a take-away breakfast. At 5 am as arranged....nothing. It was not until 5:25 we were able to raise staff and make a mad dash for the railway station. I am still awaiting an apology.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Saffron Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      32/5, Galpotta Road, Koswatte, Nawala, Colombo, Lk, Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colombo
        3.5 mi
      Airports
      • Bandaranayake (CMB)
        19.5 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Hotel Awards

      Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboSaffron

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

      Use Badge

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