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).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a place where senses are delighted and desires indulged. A place of colours, sounds and unexpected pleasures. A place where you pick the pace and you choose the mood. Uncompromising on comfort the finely built guest rooms are tastefully decorated and designed with valuable antique furniture. Providing free Wi-Fi, The Saffron in Colombo has air-conditioned rooms, some with views of the lake. A satellite TV is included. En suite bathrooms have a shower. Guests can enjoy Indian, Arabic, Maldivian and Western food at the on-site Wadiya Restaurant or through 24-hour room service. The WADIYA style restaurant with beauty view of a lake. It has wide range of traditional Sri Lankan and Asian cuisine to choose from and specialize in corporate outing, Birthday parties or even a family outing. ... more less
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