Sapphire Hotel

371 Galle Road, Colombo, 00600, Sri Lanka | 2 star hotel
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Colombo City

A travel blog entry by barbiewyatt on Aug 07, 2013

A hilly winding rough road drive by tuk-tuk (amazing how and where these little vehicles with a 175cc motor can go), took us to the start of the track up to a large cave that is well protected from the elements.Reputedly inhabited 10,000 years ago, British archaelogists discovered 10 skeletons and other relics there. Next to the cave is a permanent …

One extreme to another

A travel blog entry by lorenhine


... absolutely beautiful and so quiet. Once we go into the city it is very busy but it is such an interesting place. Dubai was flashy with lots of money and rich people whereas people in Colombo are just trying to look after their families. Anyway we are off to watch the football tonight (at 12.30pm) in a hotel as they are not interested in it at all here (which doesnt bother me, but Steve was struggling with not watching ...

First few days

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw

... some spicy foods, not bad and tasty food, as well as a lot of it! On Tuesday we had an induction day, which was at a hotel it was more going through questions and what we expected to do, say and wear. Still confused by some of it but I'm sure once we get going it will become clearer. Had a bit of a look around the town locally to the hotel as our home stay group needed a travel adaptor. Then we also had a bit of a swim, which was refreshing although as it was about to ...

It begins

A travel blog entry by tobyhb

... I almost fail to notice a family walking past with a brand new washing machine...

After waiting around for literally hours, we finally get into a minibus and make our way to Colombo to the homestays in which we'll be living. This is my first taste of the Sri Lankan road, and one immediate thing I have learnt is that road safety isn't really a thing here. Seatbelts are non-existent, there are barely any traffic lights, and ...

A very high tea indeed.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... is one of the few concessions I have seen to the mobility impaired in Sri Lanka.

When it came time to leave, Treshi absolutely insisted on paying. I had fully intended to pay but she had the advantage over me of speaking Sinhala and thus persuaded the maitre d' to give her the bill. Because of this you will notice that I have not put the cost here. I refuse, as a matter of principle, to look itup on the internet. If the reader wishes to ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 371 Galle Road, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Minneriya National Park, Colombo National Museum, and Horton Plains National Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSapphire Hotel Colombo

    Reviewed by barbiewyatt

    City Sojourn

    Reviewed Aug 7, 2013
    by (23 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Good location adjacent to shopping

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sapphire Hotel Colombo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good