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The Kingsbury

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to the bar.Nice view.had few cocktails.beverage was good.specially mojito.mojito taste was really good.but I had to wait sometimes to get my drinks.anyway I enjoyed my drinks and service was ok.but they should more care about their guest.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Kingsbury twice now for work. The hotel is excellent, service is great and the restaurants well worth it. The hotel used to be waterfront, but now that they are building the new waterfront it has lost some of its waterfront benefits. The hotel itself is reasonably central, but there are others that are better for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We booked to stay at the Kingsbury for 2 weeks in early January. Having lived in Sri Lanka before we were happy to base ourselves in the capital rather than travel to the beach resorts. On arrival we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a Premium room which had a separate seating area and jacuzzi bath...thank you. The large...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of staying at The Kingsbury hotel in the heart of Colombo a few months ago and was not only impressed by its heritage, style and wide range of food and beverage offers, but mostly by the kindness and extremely professional and friendly service. No matter in which area of the hotel you decided to stay for...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kingsbury – it’s build in a very grandeur manner and exception to the front desk (surpisingly they were rude and i was quite upset with how they behaved but pacified myself as i’ve stayed in the hotel before) but everything else were perfect. I have no complaints. It’s my second time to Kingsbury and i have no regrets being in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is great and so is the food. But they have no access to the sea and are surrounded by roads and buildings plus a port is being built in front so not sure about noise pollution relaxation. Out room was 5th floor and noise was borderline (but the view made up for that)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 3 from time staying in this hotel . I did 2 separate stay in this hotel this time around 1 and 2 nights. On both occasions our stay was pleasant . Some positive and negative points, -Best breakfast I had in Sri Lanka -Rooms size a bit small compared to other 5 star hotels -Worried about this...

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Bermuda
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on a business trip. Arrived at midnight and was just hoping to stay in a quiet room and sleep because I had meetings in the AM. I had stayed here before and the food is good, the rooms are clean and the location is good. This time I arrived on Halloween. Apparently the Kingsbury has a rave...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lobby, well appointed rooms (the rooms are a little tiny, would not advise if you need triple sharing) excellent service and the breakfast is to remember. Located close to the Presidential palace, great choice of restaurants at the Dutch Hospital which boasts of one of the top 50 restaurants of Asia, Ministry of Crab.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I checked in, I told the staff that we will leave on the next day very early in the morning as we need to catch up an early flight and the check out time will be scheduled on 4:30 am. Therefore, I asked him to prepare two breakfast boxes to us and reminded him to send someone to pick...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge
Cuisines: Bar
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kingsbury Colombo, located in the heart of Colombo city by the banks of the great Indian Ocean, is s really an ode to the golden age of grace and elegance. There are 229 rooms and suites in this regal edifice and all of them face the sea. The Kingsbury Colombo is also business and leisure central with shopping, entertainment, dining, Colombo Stock Exchange, foreign & local banks, World Trade Centre, historical sites as well as recreational parks being just a across the road. The Kingsbury is also just five minutes from the Colombo Central Bus Stand and the Colombo Fort Railway Station. The Kingsbury experience will be a personalized, respectful one where patrons will be treated like royalty in keeping with the promise of bringing back 'good-old fashioned' hospitality. The Kingsbury's Restaurants include The Ocean - seafood restaurant, Harbour Court - international cuisine restaurant, Yue Chuan - Chinese restaurant, The Kings - lobby bar, The Pool Café, The Gourmet Station - patisserie and the epicenter of Colombo night life - Sky Lounge. A fully-equipped gym, spa and 24-hour Business Centre and the Executive Lounge with personalized butlers and concierge services add to the pleasures and comforts of The Kingsbury, Colombo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kingsbury

Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: RM669 - RM995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kingsbury 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
#6 Business Hotel in Colombo
#7 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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