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The Kingsbury

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mumbai
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We fell in love with Sri Lanka enough to want to extend a day to our trip. We checked into Kingsbury with high-expectations considering it is rated among the top luxury hotels in Colombo. Furthermore, it is a hop skip and jump from the Dutch Hospital area. It is built to be a luxury hotel, however the lobby is extremely...

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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This is such an awesome hotel. Very clean rooms and amazing view from bedroom 801. Loved the high quality toiletries and the fluffy bathrobes. Beautiful flower displays in the lobby, very inviting. We love the selection of food in the breakfast /dinner buffets. Where ever we stay in Colombo while we are on holiday, we always end up here for...

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Karachi
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On my way back from Ahungala and after staying in hotel Roy SriLanka,I stayed at Kingsbury hotel Colombo for one night. Supposed to be one of the best hotels of Colombo, I had great expectations but had a bit of disappointment. Being very tight bathroom as far as space was concerned, it had a sliding door. It was sliding with...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luxurious hotel, very friendly staff and comfortable bed, huge breakfast buffet, but when we arrived at 3:15 PM one of our rooms were not ready, we had to wait for 20 min, noisy if your room is facing the street, we were on the fifth floor and smell of smoke was coming to our room apparently the sixth floor has...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Superb dinner buffet. Excellent spread and value for money. Nice ambience. Sky lounge bar is really nice. Very good service. High tea also has an excellent spread. Again good value for money. In terms of spread I thing this is one of the best in Colombo

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, this is a great hotel. Rooms are beautiful and very clean. Staff are great too. We only stayed here 1 night after arriving in Colombi for vacation and this was a wonderful start. Only thing I have against the place was the location... Sunday morning and nothing was open in the area, surrounded by other hotels and other business...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the start of a 10 night holiday! The hotel was excellent. Our luggage was whisked away from the car to our room rapidly and check in was done in the executive suite by our butlers. It was a really nice room and the executive lounge was great! No trouble was too much including getting...

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Reviewed 5 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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Dear Inder Jit S, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are truly humbled by your kind words and delighted 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...

Reviewed 6 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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Dear Komal V, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor! We are delighted to learn that your experience was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warmest Regards, Sheahana Wickramasinghe Customer Relationship Manager...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • 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: $202 - $284 (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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#11 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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