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Highbury Colombo

14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 68 Colombo B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The photos don't do justice. The home is so tastefully done that you wish you can prolong your stay here. Straight out of an interior design magazine, the bungalow is done up in a typical garden house concept. The room with different levels, the verandah, the inner courtyard, the garden, the coconut trees, everything is beautiful and gives a warm... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we spent an enjoyable two days at Highbury. The hostess Manoji and her family were very helpful. Highbury is very conveniently located close to most of Colombo's attractions and there are plenty of restaurants closeby.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to experience and live the pure Sri Lankan ambience and share the house of a welcoming lovely family. Other than a hotel it is a residence in a highly residential area a few minutes away from the city center. Surrounded by inspirational nature. Strongly recommended for Architects, Artists and interior designers.

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Colombo, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from china for a vacation in Sri Lanka. Living in here is such a enjoy of life. The house is very well designed with sense of art. The owner is a couple , who are very generous and nice. They made a delicious breakfast for us during our second day in the house. This is a place where... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Highbury Colombo for your memorable occasion in Colombo and also for taking time to write a wonderful review on Tripadvisor and for appreciating our services and hospitality. Hope you had a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka. We enjoyed your company very much. It was a pleasure to have such a nice family staying with us. We... More

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely small hotel tucked away in Colombo suburbs. Friendly owners, comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful small garden and within a short tuktuk ride of Central Colombo. Thoroughly recommended

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are glad thar you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Manoji More

London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night at the end of my 2 week tour and after my taxi driver having a bit of a hard time finding it, this place was a lovely little hidden gem. I stayed in the suite and it was so beautifully decorated, with large, clean beds and a nice air con system. The grounds are... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful detailed review for us on Tripadvisor recommending us. It was a delight having you with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. With blessings Manoji More

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Highbury Colombo in a 'standard double' room at the start of our trip. The room was amazing! Really big, very clean, with large windows, and a huge bed on a raised platform above the rest of the room where we had a lounge area, kitchenette and bathroom. The room was really comfortable, nicely furnished... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a most wonderful detailed review for us on Tripadvisor. We are happy that we were of service to you and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings Manoji More

Ravenna, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was initially only staying for one night but decided to stay another night as I enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere and the beautiful room I stayed with dutch windows opening out into the garden. The main feature in this room is the bathroom as its rustic styled with a modern massage shower. Breakfast was yummy. Banana pancakes with tropical fruits... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review for us on Tripadvisor and also for awarding us five stars on Trip advisor. Hope you had a memorable stay in Sri Lanka. We look forward to seeing you again before you leave Sri Lanka. With blessings Manoji More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed three nights in the Heritage/Budget room. Room was dirty and never cleaned once during my three day stay. Breakfast varies but is basically tea, toast and egg, anything else is at the whim of the owner. For 800 LKR this is a complete rip off. Place is out of town and location is unknown to tuj tuk drivers, so... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We are very sad to read your review. The room you stayed in is closed now for refurbishment and would soon be opened as a twin room for families as it has kitchen space. I'm sorry that you did not request us to clean the room as we have left a note in every room that rooms are cleaned daily... More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stayed at Highbury Colombo for 3 nights. Arrived at 1.40am into Colombo Airport and our pre-booked airport pick-up was there waiting for us in the arrivals hall. A friendly and chatty driver and comfortable car took us at the guest house for $35 USD. The driver showed us to our room but never gave us a key and there were... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you feel this way about us. Maybe I was very busy in the morning as most arrivals are for one night and all rooms are taken during the season. Since we are closed at 11 pm airport transfer is arranged and I'm sorry he did not ask you to sign on... More

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Address: 14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful rustic styled fully air conditioned apartments clean, bright and breezy located in the heart of Colombo in quiet, safe, peaceful surroundings. Highbury Colombo is the ideal point of departure for all that this vibrant city has to offer - Pettah, Fort (Dutch Hospital), Galle Face Esplanade, Museaum Temple, Dehiwela Zoo, Mount Lavinia Beach, Victoria Park. All within a 15 minutes drive. Central to almost all of Colombo's must see sites.It also provides a central gateway to Kandy hills, beautiful beaches of the South and also to the surfing paradise of the East Coast.Each room includes a coffee area or a kitchenette and Free Wi Fi and are surrounded by lush green gardens and courtyards. Guests are assuared of a memorable restful stay in a natural environment at this luxurious property. An oasis of calm you can find in very few places in Colombo. ... more   less 
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