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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
  • 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

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 1 week ago

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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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

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 2 weeks ago

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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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

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 2 weeks ago

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

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Highbury with two of my friends awhile back . We were welcomed by a nice lady ,perhaps in her twenties , who recommended many places for us to visit .She also served us with an amazing breakfast in the morning . Breakfast at highbury was another experience .In the morning you can see many birds and squirrels... 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 also for awarding us with five stars on Trip Advisor. It was a great pleasure having you with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. More

Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with a friendly family that speaks excellent English. The house itself is very beautiful with an open living space and a couple of very stylish rooms. One of the best places we stayed at in Sri Lanka.

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Thank you for a most wonderful review of Highbury Colombo on Tripadvisor. We also appreciate your positive feed back. It was a pleasure having you with us . We look forward to having you with us again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Manoji More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Highbury is a small private mansion converted to a guest house. There are rooms in the main building and two small rooms in what seems to be converted servants quarters. We stayed in one of these. The room was very nicely decorated and had a very modern-chic cottage-style bathroom with rough stone and shiny chrome contrasts making for a... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your feed back on the budget room which is part of a heritage cottage. It is by no means servants quarters although it is close to the service area. I'm sorry you found the room damp perhaps due to the heavy october rains. Because the building is old it is given for a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Highbury Hotel is one of my favourite places I have stayed. It's is a beautifully designed house and accompanying buildings. The rooms are gorgeous and it truly feels like a home, so welcoming and warm. Manoji and her staff are wonderful, helpful and thoughtful. I stayed there my first night in Sri Lanka and I booked in for my last... More

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you India for taking your time to write a most wonderful review for Highbury Colombo on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also glad that we were able to be of service to you. it was a great pleasure bringing you from the airport and having you with us during your... 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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