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The Kingsbury

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 32 hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Vadodara, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed in the hotel with a group and have enjoyed all 4 nights stay. Location is superb with rooms facing Galle and Ocean on the back side and city view on the front. Located on a down town area neighbouring Hotels like Taj, Cinnamon etc.. Staff is very cooperative and courtious. Breakfast served on the Lobby level is... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear ThomasOommen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury, much appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for giving us an excellent rating and praise. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel should your travels do... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent 5 star hotel. Downside during my stay was external building works at poolside. No chance of a peaceful environment! Also I would advise that this is not a hotel for children around the pool. The flooring is marble and I saw a number of people slip over. Very dangerous for children!

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear nigeldransfield, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury, much appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have noted your comment on the pool tiles, rest assured that these tiles are non slip (not exactly marble, however looks like). I look... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our flight landed at 5 am and we were offered early check in by the friendly airport executive of the hotel . Superb rooms and lavish breakfast . Spa and saloon a bit over priced though . Check out the casino packages they offer . Worth trying out . The air lounge on the terrace offers breathtaking views .

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Pranaya, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your nice comments. I look forward to welcoming you back should your travels bring you back to Colombo. Kind regards, Maurice Cook General... More

Shanghai, China
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Kingsbury two nights. Had $1500 quietly and professionally stolen from room safe while staying there. Obviously an experienced thief - able to open safe, didn't take anything that could have been incriminating. Passports, credit cards, laptop all untouched - even a small wad of Thai Baht was not taken. This is a noisy, impersonal hotel that has not... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear WorldTrav234, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Kingsbury. I believe that the e-mail sent to the hotel dated 10th July from the concerned guest is for the same issue for which I have responded separately via e-mail. For the record and other Tripadvisor readers, the guest arrived at the hotel on 3rd July... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we drove up to the main entrance of The Kingsbury, there was an immediate WOW! A friendly and helpful welcome followed, by a speedy check-in. While my bags were delivered to my room, I went to the spectacular dining area overlooking the pool and the ocean, and it really took my breathe away. There is absolute luxury everywhere. High... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear hotpasta, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am glad to hear that we surpassed your expectations and that you really enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back if your travels do bring you back to Colombo. Kind regards, Maurice Cook General Manager More

Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Kingsbury two nights. Got a noisy room by the elevator on the 5th floor overlooking the pool. First there was drilling and later non-stop music from the function room. There appeared to be a conference or something and every area was noisy, packed and service was slow. In the coffee shop, it took 35 mins to get... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear OverHere_12, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your stay at the hotel. I have taken up your comments with the relevant section heads. I look forward to welcoming you back if your travels do bring you back to Colombo. Kind... More

Hyderabad, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is supposed to be a five star hotel, but badly managed with plenty of loopholes. The moment you enter the hotel you can feel it. Very noisy, we cannot hear each other also. The front desk is connected to a lobby/restaurant where you can see children playing till midnight. In the night it continued hence could not sleep properly.... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Usha65, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel. It seems like everything was not up to your expectations. I have taken up your issues with the relevant section heads. I look forward to welcoming you back if your travels do bring... More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday(26/6/14) again we went there in the afternoon round about 2-3pm. Ordered tea with cheese croissant. Your staff serves tea and goes away without giving any sugar!! got up and asked for the sugar, waited till the tea got cold, and asked where is my croissant, all the staff looked at each other’s face and they had no clue because... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Sheena S, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am sorry to hear about your experience at our high tea. I have taken up this matter with my Director of Food & Beverage and he will be looking into further staff training, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I... More

Shanghai, China
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my last night in Sri Lanka. The foreground of Mr Look very ugly, very impatient. Room has a heavy smoke, a woman came, and his face too ugly... After a difficult communication, finally change the room. The room was very noisy and late into the night, heard about the wedding held in later. The faucet in the bathroom... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Xingruomuyue, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am sorry to hear about the problems you faced at the hotel. Rest assured that I will be looking into your comments. I look forward to welcoming you back if your travels do bring you back to Colombo. Kind regards, Maurice Cook General... More

Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summary : Kingsbury hotel is located in an outstanding location in the heart of Colombo and right next to the ocean. in usual reviews you look for what is available or offered in the hotel, well for this hotel you need to revers the question to what is NOT available ,, for me I tried my best to challenge them... More

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Maurice C, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Mr AkBlack, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Kingsbury. I am glad to hear that we surpassed your expectations and that you really enjoyed you stay at our hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back if your travels do bring you back to Colombo. Kind regards, Maurice Cook General Manager More

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Address: 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Kingsbury 4.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo #4 Business Hotel in Colombo #6 Spa Hotel in Colombo #9 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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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 decor 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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