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The Kingsbury

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was a one night stop on the first day of a week long safari holiday. The hotel itself (advertised as 5*) was obviously very grand and upmarket but now presents as slightly 'tired'. We had a room on the third floor which was advertised as a non smoking floor, however on entering the bedroom the first thing we noticed...

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Dear NovaScotia53, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback and it helps us immensely in evaluating our service in our efforts to continuously serve you better. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and found the food to be the best during your...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel with luxury accommodations. The high tea they offer daily is a must, if you are visiting Colombo. The views from the top floor "sky bar" are breathtaking. Panoramic views of Colombo and views of the constructing of "Colombo Port City".

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Dear SharleneDias, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed The Kingsbury High Tea. Thank you for your lovely review and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 22 September 2016

The hotel is very large with very attentive staff, but who are extremely slow with service in the café. The pool is very big and clean with sunbeds around it. The breakfast in morning opens very early at 6 o'clock so you are able to eat should you need to leave for an early flight

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Dear CheesieReviews, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We value and appreciate your feedback and comments as it is an integral aspect in evaluating and improving our service and staff training. Thank you for your feedback and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as a treat at the end of our trip around the south West. It was the perfect end to our holiday. The staff are faultless and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a main meal in the Grill and breakfast, both were wonderful and the choice for the buffet breakfast was vast and hot...

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Dear Jane S, 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 all aspects of your stay with us and The Kingsbury would be your choice of accommodation on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you for your lovely review and valued patronage. We...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Kingsbury is a top class hotel with excellent facilities. The location was great and after being dropped off at the market (by tuk tuk from front of hotel) we were able to wander back through the diplomatic quarter which has beautiful old colonial buildings including the presidential palace. Many of these old buildings are being restored so it should...

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Dear Alex H, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your lovely review and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that you got the opportunity of experiencing our amenities and enjoyed your walk through the city. The comfort of...

Kolhapur
Reviewed 19 September 2016

m very happy is every thing is excellent ie service, food, ambiance, rooftop bar, swimming pool,i like all hotel staff thanks a lot kingsbury managemant.....good loaction...when m going again lank will stay only kingsbury....love u all managment

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Dear Chetan O, 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 our amenities and all aspects of your stay were excellent. It is always a pleasure to learn that our guests have enjoyed The Kingsbury hospitality. Thank you for your wonderful...

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went for short visit to roof terrace, didn't stay at the hotel! Views were beautiful and staff was friendly. You can go the free of charge, just take the elevator! It's a really beautiful hotel with great design!

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Dear HannaQatariina, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that the hotel and staff were to your liking. Sky Lounge, which is our roof top bar is a favourite among our guests and is a favourite spot for the best of food and beverage during sunset....

Canterbury, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Sri Lanka Colombo is full of excellent restaurants, offering different cuisines and serving different budgets. But where can you get excellence and luxury at a reasonable price? The Kingsbury PLC is one such place. I have not stayed there but I have read the reviews. During our last stay in Sri Lanka we did visit the Chinese restaurant at the...

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Dear Neville F, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of The Kingsbury! We appreciate your review and are delighted that your experience at Yue Chuan restaurant lived up to your expectations. There is no greater satisfaction for us than to learn that our guests have had an enjoyable experience at The...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Five star, top to bottom. From the front door concierge service to cleanliness of rooms, all spot on. Great pool bar and extremely well presented and trained staff. Good for business or just passing through....

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Dear Twilt23, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your review and are delighted that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest Regards, Scott Mawhinney General Manager The Kingsbury

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed for 1 night in the Kingsbury hotel and the hotel, food, view, location are very special the Outlet Pool Cafe where we spend some time the restaurant manager Indaka was very helpful and friendly its recommended to stay here.

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Dear Frank A, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are delighted that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your recommendation and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest Regards, Scott...

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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: $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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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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