Sapphire Hotel

371 Galle Road, Colombo, 00600, Sri Lanka | 2 star hotel
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Bangkok -> Colombo (Sri Lanka)

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij on Aug 07, 2014

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... Malaysia there is another 2,5h time difference in the other direction. Why for god sake not 2h or 3h? As if that half an hour is going to make the difference?! Very annoying to make international appointments if you ask me. Dat was weer vroeg opstaan. Om 5h ging de wekker en ik was pas om 2h gaan slapen... Ik zal dus maar proberen op het vliegtuig een beetje bij te slapen. This morning it was very early again. At 5h the alarm went off and I only went to bed ...

Random night in Colombo

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw on May 13, 2014

... were again tested though, ready for those going to special needs to make flowers, out of pipe cleaners, card and tissue paper. On Monday afternoon we have a project at a children's home run by monks in the pm, two weeks ago we had the girls instead of the boys, this week we did have the boys but they had allready been assigned a project which was to make lanterns, we only found this out after allready doing a lesson plan, slightly annoying but fine. Once we arrived ...

Just a short entry.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Feb 16, 2014

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... a good song title some day if it has not already been used) it turned out that he had the slightly improbable forename of Shane and his grandfather (or was it great grandfather?) had been an Irishman who had come to the then Ceylon to help run the
railways. Strange coincidence as my maternal grandfather was a railwayman himself which led to an interesting conversation. He did tell me his surname which was equally British, I think it may have been White but ...

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A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Jan 30, 2014

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... didn't see one. The location means that it is about 20 - 30 minutes in a tuk-tuk into the centre or
slightly longer on one of the buses that run regularly along the Galle Road. If you really want, you can walk along to Wellewatta station and get the train (about 20 minutes) which I did just for the experience butthe bus / tuk-tuk is a better bet. If you do not fancy these options,
the hotel can call you a conventional taxi.

There is ...

South India and Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by sarahstead on Nov 29, 2013

1 comment, 53 photos

... rickshaw driver who took us to some traditional markets. This was really interesting. The Indians love bananas and the banana market in madurai is quite impressive. There are 6 colour of banana (yellow, white, black, red, green and brown) and 16 different varieties. Never seen so many bananas in one place. We tried a red banana which was very nice, quite sweet. So, our time in India had come to an end. It had been a fascinating journey, we'd seen and experienced ...

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Location

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 TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sapphire Hotel Colombo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good