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The Kingsbury

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Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience with the hotel started in the early morning hours with its scenic pool. I had spent a good 2 hours by it watching family and couple having a excellent time in the water next to the sea and then it was my amazing room experience. Though i have stayed in 5 star hotels before in different countries, Kingsbury...

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Dear msaleemb, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this wonderful review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are truly humbled by your kind words of praise and delighted that you enjoyed a comfortable , relaxing and rejuvenating stay with us. Thank you for your valued patronage and lovely review which is a great source of encouragement to our team....

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us had a fantastic High Tea at this Fabulous Hotel. There was a superb selection of food and First Class service. An absolute must if you live in or are visiting Colombo. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Dear Kenneth Keith C, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review "The Kingsbury High Tea" on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind words and high recommendation and are delighted that all aspects of your experience were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your wonderful review and valued patronage. We look to welcoming you back to...

New York, NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice building; well located, rooms are OK but smaller than they should be. Best part is their breakfast buffet. That said, I was leading a group of 21 friends (using 11 rooms) on a visit to Sri Lanka -- we stayed at The Kingsbury our first night and then, a week later, on our last night. Our tour operator and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Kingsbury and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is an elegant hotel with excellent service, clean and well maintained. Unfortunately our room was on the second floor, overlooking a roof top, therefore the view was quite disappointing, and was also directly over the bar with live music, so a bit loud in the evening. Other...

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Dear LilacWaterloo, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us and that most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We regret to learn of the disturbance mentioned and extend our sincere apologies for any...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good 5 star hotel situated at the heart of Colombo. Service is good. Food is also good. Near the Galle face green ( beach). Shopping area is close by. Within 1/2 an hour u can reach the air port.

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Dear NilanthiJayakody, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for reviewing The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your kind words and hope you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warmest Regards, Sheahana Wickramasinghe Customer Relationship Manager The Kingsbury

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay at Kingsbury, the rooms are clean and great sense of class and comfort. The hygiene was very good and every walk reflected elegance in the hotel. The food as well reflects the time and effort put in to make this a great dinning experience. The F&B staff was superbly warm especially Mr. Dilshan at Restaurant. I...

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Dear Christopher V, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of your experiences at The Kingsbury! We are delighted to learn that all aspects of your stays with us were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued and continued patronage and kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel many a times and after a long gap stayed there recently. Saw marked improvement in the front office during my check in and check out. The rooms are very neat and clean. Breakfast menu is awesome. Don't know if any other hotel in town has as big a spread to take care of guests...

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Dear Rajeev K, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this lovely review of The Kingsbury and for your kind words of encouragement which we greatly value and appreciate. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a comfortable and pleasant stay with us and that all aspects were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to relax for a couple of days after flying economy from London to Colombo. This was a great choice selected by our travel company (George Steuart travel - highly recommended). I would classify this as a 4 star business hotel, but was great for tourists looking for an upmarket hotel. All the hotels we stayed in, in Sri Lanka...

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Dear GrahamWSkelton, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We are humbled by your kind words regarding the food and beverage offered at The Kingsbury and...

Windsor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our introduction to Sri Lankan hotels - night 1 of our tour. What a lovely surprise! All chandeliers, crystal and immaculate tiling. A rather grand wedding or similar celebration was being held as we arrived and it was lovely to see all the dresses and colourful children - like tropical birds! This hotel was very European in design...

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Dear WinnieWindsor, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this wonderful review of your stay at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a comfortable and pleasant stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is fantastic.The food is authentic and delicious.The service is friendly and accommodating and the lunch time deals offer great value.All of this in a beautifully presented venue - we couldn't ask for more.Brilliat work !!!

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Dear Chayani G, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that your dining experiences with us were to your satisfaction and that you enjoy dining at The Kingsbury. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM667 - RM931 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kingsbury 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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Hotel Style:
#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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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“The rooms facing the swimming pool are much quieter at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Alireza79, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Trup, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room higher than second floor to avoid music from bar.”
 of 5 bubbles LilacWaterloo, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the 8th Floor have a great Sea View.....”
 of 5 bubbles christophervS9054CJ, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the backside have a view of the sea”
 of 5 bubbles 486rajeevk, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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