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Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I stayed for 3 nights 19-21st Dec'16 at this splendid hotel. The hotel is conveniently situated facing the port and new land reclamation. Staff were generally very humble, warm would go out of their way to make anyone feel at home. Having stayed at different hotels in Sri Lanka, The Kingsbury is simply the best for breakfast and all meals....

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Dear Denis P, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet, dining at our restaurants and the hospitality of our staff. We greatly appreciate your high...

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Food is great, Amazing spread, so is the service. Great location and chef can get you some customized Indian dishes. All the departments please you Ask for the second floor balcony room you can get to see the 'Sea' for those who have nt booked Sea view rooms

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Dear raosunil_in, 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 all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Colombo. Warmest Regards, Sheahana Wickramasinghe Customer Relationship Manager...

Colombo
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We recently had a Company function and the service of banquets and was exceptionaly good.Specially captain saman and the crew.They did there best for the party and also the food was tasty thanks to chef athula and the kitchen. Here comes the bad part. After service from the hotel is very bad,specially the finance department we had to visit numerous...

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Dear thishanh2016, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for your kind words regarding our banquets and culinary teams. We regret to learn of your negative experience and hope you will accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We humbly request you to contact me on crm@thekingsburyhotel.com so that I may address this matter directly. We look forward to hearing...

Kolkata, India
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Best Hotel in the area, in the heart or business center of Colombo. Have visited twice very well behaved and cooperative staff. Have visited twice already, will certainly visit again. I will also recommend this place for leisure trip to Colombo.

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Dear Mr D Santanu Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that your experience at The Kingsbury was to your satisfaction. We value your continued patronage and appreciate your kind recommendation . We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days and found the place convenient and pleasant. The staff are pleasant and helpfull. The breakfast buffet is excellent and would highly recommend it. The pool is a bit small but clean and nice.

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Dear sanjay s, 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 International breakfast buffet at Harbour Court restaurant and the hospitality of our staff. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards,...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There was a very good spread . The food was very good and the staff were excellent and efficient. It was worth the price and exceeded our expectations as this was our first time here. Remember to make a reservation before going as it's full most of the time.We really enjoyed our evening and will definitely come here again! I...

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Dear devini j, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for your review of The Kingsbury High Tea on Tripadvisor. It brings us great joy to learn that your first experience with us was excellent and that we were successful in exceeding your expectations. We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to The Kingsbury very soon....

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It is a fabulous Hotel and location is also too good. You can see the sea and the port from the rooms. Visited the sky lounge and the ambience out there is out of the world. Breakfast spread is good. Dutch Hospital shopping center is also near by and you get good variety of food out there also.

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Dear Ramkumar S, 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 experience at Sky Lounge and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on...

Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Went with 4 of my friends for the lunch Buffett.The selection of the food was fabulous. They had a Mongolian part also attached. The servers were friendly and efficient.The chefs worked in the buffet were quick and the food was superb.I enjoyed the mussels very much. Should go and taste the buffet at least one time.

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Dear Nimesh W, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Harbour Court restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our lunch buffet and the hospitality of our staff. We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and recommendation. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The kingsbury is undoubtedly one of the BEST star class hotels in Sri Lanka. Extremely nice and clean rooms. Located near the World Trade Center - Colombo easy access to trains buses and shopping. Food is excellent.

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Dear damith30, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed dining at our restaurants and that you consider The Kingsbury one of the best star class hotels in Sri Lanka. Thank you for your lovely review and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming...

Stresa, Italy
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Kingsbury Hotel. As it was full moon, we saw a lot of weddings and took a lot of pictures in the entrance hall. We did not try the pool as we were busy going around in Colombo and elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but from the window it looked great. The only problem is the...

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Dear piriot, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful and comprehensive review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed witnessing the traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremonies and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We appreciate your comments and feedback which are of utmost...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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
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: $199 - $272 (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 Family Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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“Any room above level 4 is the best to selkect from. Have a meal at the seafood restaurant. The prices are very reasonable”
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“Get a room in higher floor”
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“Pizza at the pool bar”
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“Go to the rooftop lounge for fantastic sunset views!”
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“Ask for a room with a sea view”
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