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The Kingsbury

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48, Janadhipathi Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The last night in Siri Lanka. The Kingsbury is located in new port area of Colombo, and there are some best hotels of Colombo. The employees are so nice and good service. When we arrive the room, my son was surprise for the additional bed for him. It's surprise for us, too. I guess the hotel guys got the information... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is nicely located, well-maintained with very good amenities. Food and services are commendable. The staff at the travel desk are helpful. The room was clean, well-equipped and well-maintained. We have reasonable ocean view from our room.

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

Tanim Hussain S, Thank you for having chosen The Kingsbury for your family holiday, we're delighted to note it had been a pleasant stay. Your compliments with regard to our service , location, amenities are of great inspiration to us, we assure our of best at times. We look forward to welcoming you back! With warm regards and best wishes!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel located on the coast in the northern part of Colombo. Near to the Dutch Hospital which has good restaurants & bars and a spa. The hotel has good facilities the swimming pool overlooks a not very pretty beach. There is loud unnecessary music emanating from the pool area from early in the morning to late in the evening.... More 

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

Dear Reshma R, Thank you for taking the time do this review of The Kingsbury! Your compliments are much appreciated and if I may clarify two points: Pool Cafe does have music playing throughout the day/night as its a wonderfully relaxing venue for any time of the day/night. Hence, the setting is done in a such a manner. If on... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, classic n chic. Good range of food. The views from the room were fantastic. Lovely views of the sea. Staff were nice and friendly. Room service was excellent. Amenities were good. Professional and friendly staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I had my wedding here too. A very memorable experience. Lovely ballrooms and good facilities.

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

Dear gayashinin, It's indeed a delight to note your excellent compliments and full marks on all fronts. Thank you and dear guest, be assured we will not rest on your laurels, we will aim higher with each passing day. It will be pleasure to have you patronise The Kingsbury again, hope you will find the time soon. With warm regards... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we have been there for my friends birthday... very good quality and very friendly staff. food excellent.. we had great stay beautiful surrounding....chiken butter cream curry is very delicious .....overall nice experiance...

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

Dear Gangapallimulla, We are happy you've had a memorable experience at The Kingsbury and thank you for the compliments. We hope you would try our Chinese restaurant too as its one of the rare opportunities to experience authentic Cantonese & Szechuan + Chinese Sri Lankan fusion cuisine. Please do keep in mind if you would like to organise any special... More 

Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We checked in for a 3 night stay at the kingsbury. The staff is nice and friendly, the rooms are old and need refurbishment plus the humidity in the rooms is too high. You can also smell sometimes the odors coming from the AC. The housekeeping staff passes 2 times everyday, the first time to actually ask you about the... More 

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

Dear Tinxy7, We're extremely sorry you have been given a room in this condition. This is without a doubt a mistake on the part of the hotel as these rooms were under repairs. As for the housekeeping rounds, it's a standard practice to do so twice a day. However, with regard to the breakfast buffet, I would like to mention... More 

Milano
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful lobby, very busy on a Friday night. Fantastic roof top bar, with spectacular views on the ocean and the entire bay. Baste buffet at dinner, lots of options and good quality (starters could be improved in my opinion). Service can be better, plenty of staff but no real attention to the customers.

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

Dear G974, Thank you for the compliments and we're happy you have enjoyed the longest buffet dinner at Harbour Court restaurant and the Sky Lounge - the epicentre of Colombo night life. However, your comments on service were noted and this is an aspect we take very seriously as 'personalisation' is a key ingredient in our recipe of success. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel looks like it's for one thing - weddings. The amenities and restaurants are clearly kitted out for this and there were a number going on during my two night stay. The rooms are really quite dated, pretty small and not arranged in a particularly efficient manner. It's a huge hotel and the speed of the lifts means you'll... More 

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

Dear David L, The Kingsbury is one of the most sought after hotels for weddings due to its classical elegance, culinary offerings and personalised service. As with most popular hotels, the private functions at times crowd the hotel but this is an opportunity for our foreign guests to witness some traditional Sri Lankan weddings and culture as some of them... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel ; not too big to be impersonal . Beautiful recently refurbished rooms with bath . The buffet breakfast is really awesome and overall the food was very good at the various outlets at the hotel . Sevice levels met my expectations . Will definitely stay again and again whenever I am in Colombo . It will always be... More 

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

Dear jeya577, To have lived up to your expectations and to note you will ALWAYS return to The Kingsbury is ALL what we live for. It was a privilege to have been your choice and thank you for the glowing tribute! We eagerly await your return and assure you heartwarming Sri Lankan hospitality. With warm regards and best wishes, Dinithi More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge colonial style hotel located on the coast in the northern part of Colombo, near to Galle face (walking distance) and to the commercial port (visible in the distance). The hotel is large and luxurious, with good facilities and my room (suite) was large and bright. Location: the seaside is not very beautiful, unfortunately, and is not accessible. A small... More 

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

Dear DanieleGiuffrida, Thank you for the comprehensive review and it is indeed a delight to note you were very satisfied with The Kingsbury except at the Chinese restaurant, where the food you say was below average. We have two menus at Yue Chuan restaurant; Authentic Cantonese & Szechuan cuisine and Chinese Sri Lankan Fusion cuisine. We hope the vast number... More 

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