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The Kingsbury

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 27 hotels in Colombo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We gave this hotel a second visit after a mediocre visit last year simply because it was one of the cheaper 'good' hotels and we were only passing through for one night. I am happy to report that the teething problems seem to have been ironed out and that our stay was very pleasant this time around. Rooms are small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Strongly recommend this hotel for all kind of activities They have excellent rooms with acceptable size Rooms furniture excellent They have high standards Of SPA with experience staff Their open buffet excellent in huge area in/out door

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The Hague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, but fitness opens at 6 am (not convenient when you travel through time zones) and the view from the pool was not as nice since there was a huge pile of ruble on the beach. Staff member who works at the pool bar tried a scam at the ATM just opposite the hotel.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my first time in Sri Lanka (work/play). I had researched and read a couple of reviews when trying to choose a hotel and i found this one tick most of the boxes. On our arrival at the Kingsbury Hotel i was pleasantly surprised as i was not expecting the lobby or service to be what they had portrayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during the long holiday in colombo and the hotel is plush and modern and without doubt is the top star class hotel in colombo. Always get a room facing the 'galle face' as the rear harbor view is having some reclamation of the sea, so it makes you feel a bit dull. Check in staff were a bit rusty... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seven of us visited Sri Lanka as holiday from 04/04/2014 to 06/04/2014. We stayed at the Kingsbury. We had booked 4 rooms. We were pleasantly surprised by the view and the hospitality at the hotel. The buffet spread is one of the best I have ever enjoyed. The addition of the local cuisine in the spread was a welcome change... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kingsbury is a good property in a great location. The hotel is well furnished as it has been refurbished just two years ago. The food is good too. What they can do a little better on is service, particularly at the main restaurant. The club floor with the club lounge (9th floor) is the best. The service levels on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a frequent traveller to Colombo and have been staying there since the last one year. Location is very good, the rooms are neat and clean. Good brand of toiletries.Awsome Breakfast menu. Quality of food is very good. Only the service is not as per expectation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colombo is incomplete without staying at the Kingsbury. Hotel staff very helpful and polite. Food is truly amazing. Multi-cuisine and great taste. Situated right on sea front, one can get an amazing view of the sea. A place I would recommend to all travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed in Colombo in another hotel (across the road) before setting on the road trip, arrived at The Kingsbury. Excellent service from all staff though the reception team could be a bit better when dealing with multiple guests, rooms are great and the service at Sky Lounge is fantastic having been there on two consecutive nights. Great cocktails with... More

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Address: 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 27 hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Kingsbury 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the turquoise blue brilliance of the Indian Ocean, The Kingsbury enjoys an unrivalled position in the heart of Colombo. It is by far the only city business hotel in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital that offers the best of both worlds – every conceivable amenity and convenience for the business traveler coupled with a unique ambiance that transports each visitor to the realms of luxury resort life. A win-win service offers that is ideal for both the business and the leisure traveler. Situated in Colombo’s central business district – and just a minute’s walk away from the heart of the city’s commercial icons, The Kingsbury is the preferred choice of visiting dignitaries and VIPs. An expansive and impressive entrance beckons, the classical English architecture melding perfectly and endearingly with the colonial charm of the city’s surroundings. Majestic to the eye at first glance, The Kingsbury is one of Colombo’s most lavish hotel properties that are also an architectural icon. Classical English elegance rules the architectural stance. Public spaces that are largely neutral in tone are brought alive by shots of colour infused through tasteful décor interspersed with elegant fittings and luxurious fixtures. In the luxurious and personal confines of the 229 rooms earth tones please the eye, white marble bathrooms, and furniture with a relaxing ivory tone, gives a sense of luxury and space. A truly European ambiance prevails, artfully balanced with the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality.Look out of any one of the 229 rooms at The Kingsbury and enjoy the endless views of the Indian Ocean melding with the kaleidoscopic colour that rules the famous Galle Face promenade. By early evening, The Kingsbury is Colombo’s best place to witness the riot of colour that is characteristic of the Sri Lankan sunset. The options are endless – be it in the solitude of your room, or over a glass bubbly at the Sky Lounge or even while enjoying a dip in the infinity-edge pool. From different vantages enjoy the various faces of Colombo – and it is only at The Kingsbury that this scenic luxury is generously dished out.The Kingsbury brings to Colombo, a culture of hospitality that is equal to the very best offered by global hospitality stalwarts. The Kingsbury is a fully functional five-star luxury hotel and the very first of its kind in Colombo. ... more   less 
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