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The Kingsbury

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located in town near very good restaurants i.e. Ministry of crabs. The restaurants in this hotel is quite good. The buffet breakfast and lunch has an immense selection with everything looking every bit delicious and inviting. The food was mostly exquisite. One thing to note is that there are major constructions near this hotel- major reclaiming of...

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Dear chandrika b, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind comments and are glad to learn the hotel amenities and the hospitality of our staff were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kingsbury soon. Warmest...

Philadelphia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We spent two nights at the Kingsbury. The hotel itself has a unique colonial feel and charm to it. The ocean views are a bit marred due to the ongoing large-scale port construction, so that was a little disappointing. The wifi is spotty and the hotel is often hosting many events (weddings + conferences) so there are usually crowds in...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 3 days. On check in, the hotel put a hold on our credit card to cover the booking, which is normal procedure and at that point was no problem (I will come back to this). The good - The hotel is in a great location and close to the Dutch Hospital shopping/restaurants (practically across...

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Kingsbury for three week. The hotel will give you the feel of colonial Ceylon. I liked the enormous chairs ! Hotel room was nice and clean. Take Galle Face (Sea view room). From my 7th floor room view was amazing. Be aware of weddings which will happen almost everyday ! They have a GM who personally checks...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Located on the seafront, The Kingsbury is also a short walk from the quirky Old Dutch Hospital precinct. The rooms are a bit small and the ones on a lower floor have no view. I was given a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the ugly roof, so I asked for a change. I was switched to the 7th floor,...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We had heard about high tea in Sri Lanka from friends and saw that Kingsbury have one. We brought our 2 kids (4 and 8) to it and had fun. There was a fashion show that added to the sparkle. The food was good and there was heaps of variety, my kids loved the ice cream cones. Excellent value too....

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great location in the heart of the city. There is a lot of construction on the water front which does not make for a great view from the pool or restaurant. The Harbour Court Restaurant buffet was the best experience during our trip to Sri Lanka. The lay out, variety, freshness..... it was wonderful. The Hotel is clean, beautifully decorated...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's my great regret to inform this as I look in to Kingsbury as one of the out standing hotels . Firstly I took some of my guest which was booked by us even before they came to Sri Lanka giving us a booking conformation and all. And the hotel waited till last mint, Till I took my clients to...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Has all of the amenities and services one could need from a hotel. Rooms and neat and clean, but fairly average sized Staff and helpful and provide assistance when asked Food at the restaurants and buffet is excellent, also offer a wide variety as well

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed for 2 nights at Kingsbury colombo. It is a good and comfortable hotel located in the heart of the city. The rooms are a bit small but they are very comfortable. The breakfast has a huge spread offering options to all sorts of customers. The sky bar is a must visit. However, there is a construction site...

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  • 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
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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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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: $198 - $270 (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
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#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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