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The Kingsbury

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my wife have been a regular at Skylounge at the Kingsbury Colombo . The location and the atmosphere are really outstanding hats off to the management of Kingsbury to have come up with this wonderful idea. We have been visiting this place for the past 6 months on and off the staff is very friendly and the service... More

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Nagpur, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the kingsbury from 24th Aug to the 28 Aug. I was traveliing with a group of 10 guys. The holiday planned was just for relaxing and fun and that is what we had. We arrived very early in the morning at 8, however the Hotel was kind enough to give us couple of rooms which were ready... More

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

Dear Zaheer87, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, 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 apologize for the room service delay, I have taken it up with... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've planned to stay at this hotel on my visit to Sri Lanka,because this has been re-branded and reviews looks great, made the call around 10.48 am on 28/08 local time to book a suite, the girl in the reservation desk quoted $300 per night, because I've done some research found the price on bookings.com and hotel website cheaper than... More

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

Dear teddyperth, Thank you for your review even though you cancelled your booking at The Kingsbury Hotel. I am not certain about the issue as it appears a bit vague to me as the reservation was not made to begin with, rather an inquiry. Nevertheless, I do apologize if you found the agent to be rude in her answer. Kind... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent hotel. Excellent views and great location. The staff are very well trained in customer service and were attentive at all times but not over bearing. The breakfast buffet has pretty much anything you could think of and is good quality. The roof top bar has excellent views and needs at least one visit. The only disappointment... More

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

Dear Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, 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... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Corporate events are a regular feature in Colombo. Ideal locations are a few. Not just the final impact, the process leading upto it requires a lot of attention. And the support from the hotel is important in this

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

Dear Tusitha k, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to "the place for events," much appreciated. Kind regards, Maurice Cook General Manager More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the large picture window at the end of the room. The shower was the best one on our entire Sri Lankian trip, although the shower room was a little small (made bigger with the mirrors). When we arrived we went to the pool bar for lunch, but felt a bit intimidated by a squad of SL army lounging... More

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

Dear Andrew M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, much appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and have noted your comments about the pool area. We do have toilets/changing rooms connected to the pool area from the basement level,... More

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kingsbury is situated in a very good location in Colombo Sri Lanka.Close to banks night clubs and other restaurents and shopping complexes .The food and service was excellent .There is a very good view of the harbour and the the city .

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

Dear Lakshmanisaac, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, 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... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

True that kingsbury is a nice fancy hotel. but i recently had a very bad experience. we were invited to a wedding at kingsbury a couple of days back. my husband and i got there around 8.30pm and the place was crowded. A nice fancy Porsche came, owner got off, gave the key to the security guard and nicely walked... More

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

Dear Gangani G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to you attending an event at the hotel and the parking at The Kingsbury. The hotel has up to 350 parking spaces and due to the high volume of events taking place, sometimes parking a vehicle can be a challenge. I apologize for the inconvenience.... More

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been there with family in a conference for three nights. It was a great and pleasant experience all together. Very friendly staff, service in the restaurant as well as in the rooms were satisfactory.nice pool with ocean and harbour view were increasing the beauty of the hotel. Little costly but worth paying.

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

Dear Satish J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with regards to your recent stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, 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... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite frankly – where do you start with this one. Checked in for 5 nights, only stopped two. Not very good at all and I’d avoid at all costs. Firstly, with the exception of the concierge and the cleaners, the service level is appalling. I put this down in a large part to the fact that service charge is automatically... More

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

Dear 1234querty5678, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay at The Kingsbury. I am rather perturb to read your comments despite my personal attention/apologies to you and a friendly jovial discussion with you and your family prior to check out in the lobby with the refund gesture (as you have stated). Sincerely, Maurice Cook... 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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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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