We spent two nights at The Kingsbury back in December 2014 and we were not disappointed. The hotel is beautifully decorated and on arrival we received a fresh arrangement of roses to our hotel room door. The bathroom was adorned with Bulgari products and the whole place oozes class.
During our stay we dined at The Harbour Court restaurant which boasts a huge buffet stretching over a large area, with a terrine buffet, a mixture of Western and Asian style foods, and my favorite, the dessert buffet did not disappoint with both Western and traditional Sri Lankan sweets on offer. I have never seen so many soups and bread rolls to choose from!
We were staying here while we were attending a friends wedding, so I decided to try out the salon in the basement to have my hair done. The young man that did my hair was so polite and did an absolutely fantastic job, I actually felt like I fit in while walking through the hotel lobby with Hollywood hair! And the salon prices were great value, I wish we had talented hair dressers like this at home. I was truly impressed. And several people dropped in to the salon without appointments for massages and manicures and pedicures and the staff were very friendly and obliging.
There is not a lot of shopping or much to see in the immediate area surrounding the hotel, but the hotel taxis are very reasonable.
All in all a very high class hotel for a reasonable price, I have to say I felt a little uncomfortable not having an extensive designer label wardrobe, but when you look around most of the guests are dressed comfortably and we were not treated any differently by the hotel staff. Highly recommended.
- 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
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