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Highbury Colombo

14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and the kids stayed here while in Colombo. We had booked a smaller room but Manoji upgraded us to a bigger room as we were 3 of us. She knew quite a bit about Colombo specially the tourist destinations and guided us well. Breakfast was good nothing to rave about but not bad either. Very centrally located and easy... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for us and awarding us with five stars. It was a pleasure having you and your kids with us. Im glad you appreciated our room upgrade and also our services. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings Manoji More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Highbury Colombo was the first place my friend and I stayed in Sri Lanka, and it was a great first impression! I would describe the setup as half boutique hotel, half homestay - there's only a few rooms and the owners live there too (and their lovely cat!), but it's all beautifully decorated and professionally run. The owners were... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful review. We appreciate your positive feed back of Highbury Colombo. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our place and appreciated our services and facilities. We apologise for not having a bottle of water in your Suite due to an oversight of the housekeeper. We hope to see you once again on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When we arrived to a hotel which we booked and prepaid, there was some kind of a problem so we finished at Highbury as they arranged for us this alternative accommodation. And finally we were happy about that change as this place is very nice, stylish and comfortable. Don't know price per night as our place cost us 50 USD.... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful review for us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us . Your positive feedback is very encouraging and we hope to see you again at Highbury Colombo for a brand new experience on your next visit to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful accommodation with a quiet garden. We had a very spacious, comfortable, beautiful decorated room. When we arrived late in the afternoon the family cooked for us a delicious meal. A great breakfast. The staff is very helpful and friendly. A oasis of rest in a busy city.

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful review on Tripadvisor and also for awarding us with five stars on Tripadvisor and for your positive feedback on Highbury Colombo which is very encouraging.We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family on your future visits to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Highbury represents excellent value for money in a town like Colombo, where most accommodation is ridiculously overpriced. The Highbury is set in beautifully landcsaped gardens in an extensive, colonial villa that has been beautifully and tastefully restored and decorated with an architect's eye for detail. It is homely but stylish at the same time. The hosts are warm and... 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 review for Highbury Colombo and for awarding us with five stars on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you appreciated the gardens and architecture of Highbury Colombo. We look forward to seeing you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had to visit Colombo for one night to extend our tourist visas and chose Highbury. The house itself is beautiful with a really well arranged communal area where breakfast is served. Our room was spacious and very quiet. Breakfast was excellent. The locality is really nice and you really can relax.

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Thank you for taking time to review Highbury Colombo on Trip advisor and for awarding us with five stars. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our services. We are truly encouraged by your comments on our breakfast. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Wattala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Amazing architecture and so peaceful and quiet amidst a busy city. The weather was not so great but it did not matter as I could just sit down and relax in the lounge area have coffee relax and read a book. It was something I was able to do after a very long time. The courtyard is amazing. My room... More 

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Thank you for taking time to write a review for Highbury Colombo on Trip advisor and awarding us with five stars. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and was satisfied with our services provided by our team. We are truly encouraged by your comments. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Like any city Colombo can be over whelming, hence why I was extremely pleased about the highbury. It's set off the main road, amongst a well maintained and shaded garden so you really do get a meditative break from the heat and confusion of Colombo. The house is impressively designed, something out of a architecture book! Our room was very... More 

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Thank you for a most wonderful review on Trip advisor. We are deligted that you enjoyed your stay with us and also appreciated our services. It was a great pleasure having you. We look forward to having you with us on your next visit to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Highbury was a space of solitude within the noisy madness in colombo . Great place to come back to after a day of exploring . Highly recommended ! And amazing affordable Sri Lankan breakfast served by a sweet young lady .The owners are so friendly and rooms are really nice and peaceful.

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Thank you for your wonderful review of Highbury Colombo and for awarding us with 5 stars. It was a pleasure having you with us. We look forward to having you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What a beautiful hotel ! Something charming at every corner of the hotel , from an interesting sculpture to sunlight bathing down a rubble wall . It was a pure delight simply sitting in the living room , enjoying the cool breeze and watching the rain falling into the courtyard . But most importantly thank you for the warm hospitality... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a wonderful review of Highbury Colombo. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found our place relaxing and beautiful. We look forward to having you with us again on your next return to Colombo. With Blessings, Manoji More 

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Address: 14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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