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The Kingsbury

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel. Good Location, well furnished rooms with good quality amenities. The view from the Skylounge is superb, Hotel is close to local market and very convenient. The Pub serves a good light meal for lunch with a beer thrown in..., good value for money. Breakfast spread was exceptionally good. Very difficult to make decisions on what...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing location close to the local market as well as clubs and bars. It Has an amazing infinity pool and a brilliant breakfast spread. The food is really good as well. We ordered for indian vegetarian food and it was really good

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel at the beginning and end of our visit to Sri Lanka. Comfortable well furnished rooms and friendly service. Good breakfast. Nice ocean view – though currently spoiled by port construction works. We very much enjoyed dinner twice at The Ocean (a seafood restaurant in The Kingsbury). We also liked Thé Cake – marketed as a...

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Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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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New York, NY
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Thank LilacWaterloo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week 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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2Thank NilanthiJayakody
Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Christopher V
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week 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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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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
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  • 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: $202 - $283 (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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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“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.”
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“Rooms on the 8th Floor have a great Sea View.....”
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“Rooms at the backside have a view of the sea”
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“Best view, rooftop bar, beautiful view”
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