The Saffron

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1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of The Saffron

The Saffron

3.0 star property
City-center Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte hotel with restaurant

7.0/10 Good

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
32/5, Galpotte Rd, Koswatte, Nawala, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, 00500
Main amenities
  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Free babysitting
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lanka Hospital - 8 min drive
  • Asiri Hospital - 8 min drive
  • Diyatha Uyana - 16 min drive
  • Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall - 12 min drive
  • Department of Immigration and Emigration - 15 min drive
  • German Embassy Colombo - 16 min drive
  • Marino Mall - 8 min drive
  • University of Colombo - 18 min drive
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 20 min drive
  • Casino Marina Colombo - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 49 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 19 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 28 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Saffron

Placing you 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Nawaloka Hospital and 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Bally's Casino, The Saffron offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for LKR 4032.00 per vehicle. Guests will have free perks like WiFi, valet parking, and self parking. A rooftop terrace and a garden are other highlights, and rooms at this Art Deco hotel offer 24-hour room service and LED TVs.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 AM
  • 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

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free babysitting


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Free babysitting

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Video-game console
  • 22-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of LKR 725.00 for adults and LKR 500.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of LKR 4032.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 LKR 1500 per night


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Saffron Hotel Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Saffron Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Saffron Sri Jayawarnepura Kot
The Saffron Hotel
The Saffron Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
The Saffron Hotel Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely and good room etc perfect. Thank you.
Even allowed for 3 am check in! All wonderful. Thank you very much. Just need to update sign so can see from road in the dark.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice Hotel With Restaurant
I stayed at this hotel for a week and I really enjoyed it. The room had AC, hot water and good wifi reception. I had the american breakfast and it was delicious. I would recommend this hotel to others since it was well priced.
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly helpful staff in a lovely old building
I arrived late, there was someone there to greet me. I didn't stay long but would recommend this hotel.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely people
Anthony and Dilrukshi are fabulous hosts. They were helpful before arrival with information and suggestions, and really stepped up when travel plans had to drastically change. Great breakfast!
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Outdated. Horrible location.
No facilities. Too far from the city colombo. Completely outdated. Needs renovation.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not worth the savings
We were just staying the night to catch our flight out of Colombo the next day at noon. Every tuk tuk driver we had, none of them knew where it was. They refused to look at my map on my phone and just went around asking instead. They ended up having to call the hotel. There is nothing around the hotel, no food or anything. While my reservation said that it included breakfast, we arrive and they told us there is no breakfast. We went downstairs in the morning to confirm our airport transfer, there was no staff there until 8:00 until we were making a lot of noise til he woke up. Not with booking this place. Stay closer to city center to cause less stress.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

being fixed up
This hotel is in the middle of being renovated,I am sure it will suffice on it's completion but at the moment it is not up to scratch
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best guesthouse option in Colombo
Run by a friendly couple, this is probably your best guest-house option in Colombo. Unless you want a fully-serviced hotel in the busy city center and mind being 10-15 minutes away from the hustle-bustle, I can't think of a better place to stay, in a relaxed, residential neighbourhood by a green lake, with spot-clean rooms decorated with wooden furniture, and some of the best food I had in Sri Lanka, served in a homely hut in the garden. The staff is superb, from the owners to the three family-like assistants who will go out of their way to make your stay pleasant.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable family hotel.
Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Excellent food both breakfast and evenings. Excellent beds, towels and hot water. Wi-Fi good. Few km out so nice and quiet. Tuktuk average 500 rupees. Staff very willing. Good choice.November can be monsoon. Rain all week and just 2 days with Sun.
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel in perfect place/value of money
Hotel in perfect place near to all tourist attraction places we took toktok to everywhere there and doesn't cost us match it's also near Colombo fort in case u need train to visit candy..the madam owner of hotel is very helpful and advised us a lot ...really value of money
Verified Expedia guest review