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The Kingsbury

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kingsbury is one of the best hotels in Colombo withthin walking distance to the World Trade Center and neighbours to the presidential residence and the navy headquarters. Hotel is front to the breezing Indian ocean and it is a meditating scenery at the evening sunset. The ocean sea food restaurant and the harbour court restaurant are very well for...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A key feature of this hotel is its central location. To banks and the office complexes at the world trade centre for work at walking distance and the Dutch Hospital Road promenade for fine dining and a leisurely stroll thereafter in the night. The breakfast spread is quite wide and varied and the in room dining experience equally good except...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited the sky lounge for a casual drink. It is a fabulous place and nice view. Their cocktails are very good and well presented. The service is extremely good. It should be very popular among locals and foreigners. Good place for a casual drink

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Dear 14111966, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Sky Lounge and that all aspects of your experience were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Sheahana Wickramasinghe...

Reviewed 6 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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Dear yasimaxic, 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 the Mojito and the view. In order to get a better understanding of your experience, we would greatly appreciate if you could furnish us with further details so that any concerns...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week 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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Dear Andrew P, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We hope your stays with us were comfortable and greatly appreciate your feedback as it helps us immensely in our continuous efforts to serve you better. As your feedback is of utmost importance to us, we invite the...

Leicester
Reviewed 1 week ago via 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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Dear Filtzi, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this wonderful review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We greatly appreciate your kind words which are a great source of encouragement to our team. The pleasure is truly ours....

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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Dear shangkary, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and that most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We regret any inconvenience faced during the Check in process for which we extend our sincere...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Dear Wdido2014, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that the food and service aspects were to your satisfaction and hope you enjoyed a comfortable and wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Dear Satheesh V, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor.We are glad that most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction and appreciate your feedback on all aspects as it helps us greatly in our continuous efforts to serve you better. We...

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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
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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $207 - $309 (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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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