Hotel Sapphire

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of Hotel Sapphire

Hotel Sapphire

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Colombo with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.2/10 Good

52 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is €28
Price available on 22/07/2022
No. 371, Galle Road, Colombo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Wellawatte
  • Mount Lavinia Beach - 11 min drive
  • Marino Mall - 10 min drive
  • Lanka Hospital - 12 min drive
  • German Embassy Colombo - 11 min drive
  • Asiri Hospital - 13 min drive
  • University of Colombo - 14 min drive
  • Casino Marina Colombo - 12 min drive
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 14 min drive
  • Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall - 16 min drive
  • Galle Face Green - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 12 min walk
  • Colombo Fort Station - 29 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Sapphire

Hotel Sapphire offers an airport shuttle (available during limited hours) and puts you 4 mi (6.4 km) from Nawaloka Hospital and 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Bally's Casino. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit The Chinese Golden Palace, which serves Chinese cuisine. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a terrace are other features. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1973
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Chinese Golden Palace – This restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 12.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Sapphire Colombo
Sapphire Colombo
Hotel Sapphire Hotel
Hotel Sapphire Colombo
Hotel Sapphire Hotel Colombo

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Need upgrades
Staff are friendly. Hotel need upgrades. Lobby, Room and elevator need to change the floor. Floor is very dirty.
Sarvalojani, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Mylashan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Yes overall I am satisfied tks it was an experience cos I saw no cockroaches well done
Arul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel friendly staff
The staff was great. All very helpful from front desk to housekeeping. The room was spacious and comfortable. In room coffee, tea, refrigerator, and tv. Shower was good and hot. Breakfast buffet at additional charge was well appointed with local and western food selection. Hotel had a nice pool that was good since beach was a bit distant but walkable. There were many food places in easy walking from stores, bakeries, food stalls, and restaurants. Area was safe but always be careful. I could easily recommend the Sapphire for leisure, business, or family stays. One must always remember where they are and not compare to home hotles, especially chains. This is not a 5 star but was more than satisfactory for the price. One caveat which is not the fault of hotel; the crows in nearby trees were relentless in sqwaking. Traffic horns made for good competition in volume. Perhaps the hotel could replace windows with newer glass for sound barrier. Otherwise a very nice and well run hotel. I would stay again but ask for a room away from street.
James, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Reception was not helpful as I requested Double bed instead twin. He seemed ignorant to my request.
Gnanasambander, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It’s ok. Only thing there bathroom is so bad. Other than that staffs are good.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

front desk receptionist services very good and room &restaurants Services nice
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Poorly maintained hotel
Poorly maintained hotel. Bathroom and rooms are not clean. Poor services
4-night family trip
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