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The Kingsbury

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48, Janadhipathi Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

name is joe .We stayed here for three nights it was really excellent .... Room was in 5th floor good ocean view . The staff are very friendly and helpful specially front desk upon departure that front desk guy did very good job ...excellent job Thank you

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Kingsbury was about 30-40mins ride from the airport. Note that if you did not manage to arrange a pick-up, there is a booth at the arrivals area for certain hotels and you simply coordinate with them for a ride. SUMMARY: * Dated but well maintained * Has so many buffet restaurants in one floor * No convenience stores nearby... More 

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Deerfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a delightful hotel - from the bright airy lobby areas, to the super rooms (quiet, soft bed, and ocean view) - everything was great. For dinner, the main restaurant looks buffet only, but there is an excellent menu available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights with our two year old son and were really pleased with our choice. It's a five min drive from the station so excellent base for trips to Kandy etc. staff were really helpful and friendly even though it was a bit hectic with a wedding going on they soon brought a cot up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A clean, safe, and upmarket hotel. Equipped like most 5* hotels. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The buffet restaurant is top notch offering a wide variety of tasty meals from different parts of the world. I would say no matter where your from you could get some familiar quality food. I would recommend as a quiet oasis from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights... great food... great view...close to casual dining restaurants within walking distance. Rooms were a bit small but the view and location compensated for it. Sheets were soft and beds were super soft and comfortable... definitely will get a good nights sleep!!!

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Dinithi S, Public Relations Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear toothdoc2015, It is indeed a delight to note your experience at The Kingsbury, thank you for having chosen The Kingsbury. As much as our central location in the city of Colombo, the luxurious comforts are carefully planned with discerning guests like you in mind. It will certainly be our pleasure to welcome you back to The Kingsbury, if your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Splendid location and property!!! Hotel is filled with richness - all the bunches of guests are of elite type and its interiors are also so grand!!! Beach is just barely few steps away!!! Restaurant is one of the best one- but pork and beef are highlighted there - little difficult for Indians!!! Overall we all enjoyed the property!!

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Dinithi S, Public Relations Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Tiruvalavan S, Thank you for the compliments, The Kingsbury in its design and persona is it truly a classical and an elegant property that attracts guests such as your self seeking timeless beauty. We have noted your comments with regard to the meat items available at the Harbour Court, our international cuisine restaurant buffet. As stated, since we're catering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After 3 weeks at an Ayurvedic Hospital in India, the Kingsburry was heaven on earth. We were warmly welcomed by the doormans and the check in was absolutely smooth. Our room a beautiful sea view suite on the 9th floor was wondereful. We loved the 2x2 meter sized bed with crispy linnen and fluffy duvet, from where we overlooked the... More 

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Dinithi S, Public Relations Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear FrankandChristine, This is music to our ears and indeed an honour to have been the hotel of your choice and in your words ' heaven on earth'. We have addressed the issue of noise emitting from the Sky Lounge and can very confidently assure that it will not be a bother in the future. On your return to The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a pity we could only stay for one night. We were absolutely impressed by the amazing staff, especially the Butlers on the executive floor. We had a wonderful suite facing the ocean. The bed wes wonderful, soft comfy linnens and a nice fluffy duvet. The bathroom was stocked with Bulagri amenities and wonderful plushy towels. Sitting in the bathtub... More 

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Dinithi S, Public Relations Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Christine S, Thank you for the glowing tribute paid to us and we're glad to have made your stay at The Kingsbury a delight. We strive to provide you with a level of service that is both personalised and respectful as done by our butlers on the Executive floor. However, please do accept our apologies with regard to the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kingsbury's so-called Chinese restaurant, Yue Chuan, is an awful establishment. When it first opened, about 3 years ago, it was fine, so we decided to go there again today, but ugh, what a wrong choice we made. The food was absolutely rotten - the chef had crazily put almost a full packet of salt into each of our dishes.... More 

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Dinithi S, Public Relations Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Meghana P, We're extremely sorry you've had such an unpleasant experience at one of our restaurants. In the event had you expressed your dissatisfaction while dining, I can assure you the restaurant staff would have certainly offered you a fresh set of dishes to meet your preferences. We're very seriously looking into this and we would appreciate if you... More 

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