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Highbury Colombo

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14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night. Came late, and left early for the airport. The manager and staff were helpful and friendly and easy to get in contact with. The room was very nice and clean and the bed wasn't too hard which is a rare thing in Sri Lanka. The house is beautiful and located in a nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place with great interior design in a quiet area of Colombo but it's still very centrally located. We had a family apartment which was huge and simply perfect and cosy. Thank you Manoji for your hospitality and help with the picture (painting). Highbury is a must - we hope to come back! Cheers, Janine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stayed at the Highbury for two nights at the start of our Sri Lankan holiday a few months ago. I found it on Tripadvisor and as I love good architecture and design, was very excited to stay here. The look of the place didn't disappoint, it is a beautiful tropical modernist design with a central courtyard that's open to... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review of Highbury Colombo on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you appreciated the architecture and design of Highbury Colombo. I apologise for the misunderstanding on the breakfast table. Breakfast is generally served in the garden. As the garden is small breakfast for families is inside the premises. It was unfortunate that the table inside... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Highbury hotel Colombo was a lovely place to stay for our first night in Sri Lanka. The hostess picked us up from the airport and was most friendly. We had a lovely room which was clean, spacious and bathroom that had a great shower. Breakfast & the coffee were delicious. I would highly recommend this quaint hotel - such... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We thank you for a most wonderful review on tripadvisor and also awarding us with five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us . We also thank you for recommending us on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you with us. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My room in the garden was very spacious and comfortable and I found it very relaxing to wake up in the morning to the sounds of the birds. Nature lovers and bird lovers will love this home stay!!! Also, despite the fact that the Highbury is located in the bustling city of Colombo, it is very quiet and peaceful. The... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful detailed review of Highbury Colombo. We also thank you for giving us five stars on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our place and we also appreciate the detailed description of your experience staying in the courtyard room. We look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very pleased with the accommodation. Was very rustic and individual. There's not a lot around the guesthouse but tuktuks are cheap enough. Owners very friendly and were not intrusive. Difficult to find if you don't know where it is as it's not signposted.

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for Highbury Colombo on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you with us. We look forward to seeing you again for a brand new experience. Kind regards Manoji More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First of All i didn't feel like i was away from home. The people were so fantastic. The rooms were well designed and the hospitality was lovely and greatly appreciated. Thanks to Manoji and her family. It was certainly a fantastic start to our Sri Lankan journey!

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We are glad you liked our rooms and also appreciated our facilities. We look forward to seeing you with us again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings Manoji More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed 1 night but were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation The hosts were very helpful We had a recommendation of a seafood resturant on the beach Our hosts drove us to the resturant in their new electric car The room was huge with good air conditioning and quality fittings

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are glad you appreciated our services and facilities provided to our guests. We hope to see you again on your next return to Colombo. With Blessings, Manoji More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stayed here at the beginning of our trip in Sri Lanka just for one night. The place was a little hard to find but we gave our taxi driver the phone number so he could call to get directions. We arrived quite late so went straight to bed. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Towels and... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for recommending Highbury Colombo on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More 

Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was after two entire years that I revisited Colombo, as the last leg of a family vacation, and I had absolutely no second thoughts about booking a room in Highbury Colombo. To my utter delight, nothing had changed from my first visit. The lovely tropical courtyard by the living room, the lush green gardens and the lip smacking breakfast... More 

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful review on your second stay with us. It was a delight having you with us. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. Kind regards, Manoji More 

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