The Saffron Hotel - Colombo

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The business The Saffron Hotel is rated 2 stars and features 12 rooms for guests to stay in. Built in 2005, the hotel is a combination of art deco architecture and contemporary facilities.

The venue is 2.3 km away from Sinhalese Sports Club, Arcade Independence Square and British Council. The center of Colombo is 6 km away from the venue.

R. Premadasa Stadium is 5.0 km of the property, while St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo is around 4.1 km away.

Narahenpita Railway train station lies within a 15-minute walk. 35 minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

Guests of The Saffron Hotel can make use of a closet, TV, a seating area, a dining area and individual climate control. Some rooms feature a beautiful view over the garden. They offer private bathrooms with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Services

Comforts like a luggage storage, a safe deposit box and a lift are provided on site.

Relax

Parents will find a kids' club and video games for their children on-site.

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

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

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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)
    19.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Narahenpita Railway Station
    4300 ft
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station
    2.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Standard Triple Room
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Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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How to reach hotel

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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)
    19.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Narahenpita Railway Station
    4300 ft
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station
    2.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Hotel Awards

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The Saffron Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Barefoot Gallery - 2.4 mi

Places of interest

  • House of Fashions - 1.1 mi
  • Arcade Independence Square - 1.4 mi
  • Gangaramaya Tempel - 1.6 mi
  • Laksala - 1.9 mi
  • Paradise Road - 2.2 mi

Train stations

  • Narahenpita Railway Station - 4000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Apollo Hospital Colombo - 1.1 mi
  • The Independence Square - 1.6 mi
  • University of Colombo - 1.9 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall - 2.1 mi
  • British Council - 2.2 mi

Stadiums

  • Sinhalese Sports Club - 1.4 mi

Museums

  • National Art Gallery - 2.0 mi
  • Srilanka National Museum - 2.1 mi

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park - 2.2 mi

Public parking

  • Asiri Surgical Hospital - 4000 ft
  • Alliance Française - 1.9 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall - 2.1 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 - 1.8 mi
    Albert Crescent, Colombo
  • Gangaramaya - 2.5 mi
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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The Saffron Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 71 reviews

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 The 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)
    19.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Narahenpita Railway Station
    4300 ft
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station
    2.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboThe Saffron

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

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