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Reviewed September 18, 2022

I will not have any functions or visit this hotel as long as the current general manager is there. I have recommended this place to my friends and family for the service they USED to give but not anymore. The standards have gone down to a brothel. The GM was so rude to me and my friends and such a hideous person to be the head of the hotel. Don't know to solve a problem or give a option, only thing he know is to pose for pictures with women, the hotel itself is not following hygiene standards in this pandemic situation. It was a shame to see the hotel has gone down from where it use to be. Please Please Please the higher management take necessary action unless you want to loose your guests.

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

I stayed here 1 night with my friend. I checked in 1 hour earlier than the standard time and checked out 2 hours later. Both the receptionist guy and the cashier sweetie are very friendly and helpful. Hotel and the Room was very clean and enough space. Bathroom was clean too. The swimming pool was very nice with a temperature and just 4 feets. Breakfast served at the floor no 03 was with a small selection but filling. Food was tasty. The restaurant staff are very friendly too. The house is located in the center where it’s convenient for supermarkets, hospital and a high number of restaurants especially vegetarian. This place is very accessible for all travelers like the bus stops are near and running busses all the time. And the house just need some maintenance. Overall the house was very convenient . I loved the stay here . Thank you hotel sapphire team. Hope for another visit. Thank you very much both the receptionist guy and the cashier sweetie.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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EAP Hotels H, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Sapphire, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Dear Reviewer,

Many thanks for your lovely and wonderful comments encouraging other reviewers to visit our hotel. It’s indeed pleasure to hear that you had a pleasant, enjoyable and a memorable stay at our hotel. We always consider the comfort of our customers and to feel them just like coming home.
We certainly agree with your constructive comment and we are looking forward to refurbish the hotel in the near future with all the necessary facilities.

We are eagerly waiting to serve you better in your next visit!

Sincerely yours,

Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

We stayed here ond night as our tour was departing from this location. Our room was old, dirty and smelt bad. The bathroom was disgusting and it looked like shower hadn't been cleaned for years. The room itself smelt mouldy and we couldn't use the aircon due to smell it was giving off. Who knows when it was last serviced. Our shower would only provide scalding hot water which actually burnt my hand. The maintenance people came and it took them nearly an hour to sort it out. I asked at reception to change rooms but they were unwilling to allow this. They were also very rude and didn't care. The maintenance people left dirty footprints in our bathroom and on the floor mat so I had to ask them to provide clean ones. The restaurant was Ok. They serve Chinese and Indian food not Sri Lankan which was disappointing although the restaurant staff were very nice and the breakfast was good. The hotel is not in a great location. So all in all I would not recommend staying here.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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EAP Hotels H, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Sapphire, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020


Dear Reviewer,

Many thanks for your lengthy review and elaborated on most areas. We are really concerned about the negative comments with regard to the Maintenance Staff and the Reception Staff. We have already started digging into your issue and shall contact you personally, if necessary.

The only worry we have is why wasn’t this brought to the notice of the management prior to your departure.

Sincerely yours,

Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Although rooms are of decent size the decor and everything inside is old, stale and somewhat dirty. Dull flooring and inadequate lighting in the room provided a very claustrophobic feeling. I am glad we spent only a few hours in evening and had only 1 night stay. The saving grace was the food in the restaurant that had a set menu and was excellent for evening dinner and breakfast and would like to thank the staff for the food service.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Hulem547
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EAP Hotels Hotel Sapphire, Other at Hotel Sapphire, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2022

Dear Hulem,
Greetings from Hotel Sapphire and thanking you for taking time out of your busy shadule and giving us a feedback. all your comments are taken in a positivist manner and our Housekeeper had already taken action to rectify the issues mention by you. THANKING YOU AGAIN A ND WAITING TO WELCOME YOU SOON AT hotel Sapphire.
Regards
Manoj Alwis
G.M

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Reviewed January 2, 2020

The rooms and bathrooms are below average and the hotel needs renovation. Rooms have peculiar smell and have no balcony. The staff is not friendly and lacks hospitality. We asked manager for packing our breakfast, as we had flight at early morning and he gave an offended look.The dinner served does not meets the international standard and is not served in same style as depicted in photographs. Not recommended at all.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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EAP Hotels H, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Sapphire, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your comments. We are planning to go ahead for a refurbishment in this year.

The grey areas and food issues will be looked into accordingly. We will go through in detail of your comments and get action as soon as possible. Anyhow, thank you once again for highlighting such issues which is for the betterment of the hotel.

Longing to see you!

Yours sincerely,

Rooms Division Manager

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