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

I have been to Colombo for many times now and every time the city hasn't failed in surprising me. This time i had my stay at the newly opened Kingsbury Hotel which is a very decent services, VERY GOOD SKY BAR, and lovely Indian food.

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

Dear Razadatorque, We're delighted to have been your Colombo home, it will always be our privilege to welcome you back. Yes, Colombo is fast developing and there's tremendous growth and still more potential especially in the hospitality sector. Christmas in Colombo is also a great time to visit and celebrate in true Sri Lankan style. With warm regards and best... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband booked 45 rooms here on business so we stayed here for about 17 days. Here is what I have to say: Service in all the restaurants is pathetic. You ask them for one thing and it takes them twenty minutes to get it. I had to ask four times to get a cup during breakfast. The 7th floor... More 

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

Dear hmh1983, We're extremely sorry to note your experience so far, since you're still staying with us I will meet up with you personally to look into all issues you have mentioned. Please do bear with us till then. With warm regards, Dinithi More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kingsbury is everything one would expect a 5* to be. The staff are courteous, the breakfast buffet fabulous and the beds the softest. If I had a weekend to getaway this is where I would go to to have a relaxed time. Close to Ministry if Crab and The Dutch hospital square one can easily get out of the hotel... More 

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

Dear Naomiasv, Your review sums up The Kingsbury beautifully. We are happy to have delivered on all fronts and it makes us even more ecstatic to note you too have found The Kingsbury to be an oasis in the city. We certainly look forward to welcoming you and more of your friends back at The Kingsbury! With warm regards and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kingsbury newly refurbished hotel. staff are very polite and helpful. the sky lounge is very nice to relax and is open till early hours of the day. good modern rooms good buffet spread with variety of cosines. would highly recomend this hotel.

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

Dear vasi66, We are glad your stay at The Kingsbury had been a good one. Thank you for having chosen us and for your compliments. Sky Lounge as you have mentioned is really the epicentre of night life in Colombo and its open from sunset till 3am. The perfect place to begin with a sundown cocktail and take in the... More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (family of three) stayed here for three nights (from 15 Aug to 18 Aug 2015) and it was wonderful. The front desk officer Rishad (or Risad) upgraded us to a room with sublime views (room 711) . Impeccable service, especially from Manjula, the Housekeeping guy. Everything you'd expect from a 5 star hotel, and staff were very polite, helpful... More 

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

Dear LalinPeths, We're delighted to have lived up to expectations to have earned this lovely review. Thank you for choosing The Kingsbury. We believe luxurious comforts, culinary delights made with TLC and genuine Sri Lankan hospitality as being our winning formula at The Kingsbury. We hope your travels will bring you back to discover more of Sri Lanka and please... More 

Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Safely located, strategically built-with perfect views to the Indian Ocean, The Kingsbury lives up to its name and star rating. But it is not the classic perks I want to write about, but the rather unusual details, such as : while we were out on the terrace for a smoke, one waiter came up and asked for a cigarette; staff... More 

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

Dear Adamoroianu, First of all, thank you for the compliments but reading between the lines we have noted a grave lapse on the part of the hotel. Upon investigating all issues and corrective action has been implemented. Unfortunately as you have mentioned the construction across the road from the hotel is beyond our control. On the flip side, lying in... More 

Moragalla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed Room 803 ,beautiful hotel with good service and facilities very much enjoyed our stay. Excellent food. Special thank to Rizvi,Joseph at reservations & front office staff for being so accommodating when helping us with our reservation also big thank to the Restaurant-supervisor / manager at high tea. Will definitely be coming again.

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

Dear monika803, Thank you for the lovely compliments, indeed it's the best reward a hotel can expect when a guest is ready to return. At least that's how we look at it as we believe in building long term relationships to ensure your every need is best fulfilled when staying with us. Your special credits were shared with the respective... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This seaside hotel is situated very close to the historical part of Colombo so you can do everything by feet. Good modern rooms with sea view and speedy Wifi. the restaurant had large selection of food but in my opinion no super quality. Friendly and helpful staff . We had to complain a view times tho for the noisy wedding... More 

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

Dear PeterSilvainMooij, Your compliments on our location, service, Wifi etc... is rewarding but please do accept our apologies with regard to the noise experienced. Please note we have some measures in place to avoid such unfortunate occurrences. Please do consider The Kingsbury again as we would be most privileged to have you stay with us. With warm regards and best... More 

Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kingsbury is located right on the ocean front within walking distance to Galle face and Dutch Hospital area. Hotel is newly furnished. Good buffet spread. Sky Lounge is a great place to unwind. Service is good.

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

Dear Ankit M, Yes, The Kingsbury is the newest five star city hotel in Colombo. We're happy to have lived up to your expectations and we thank you for your compliments. We hope you will choose The Kingsbury again as it will be our privilege to be your home away from home. With warm regards and best wishes, Dinithi More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nicely located near the Dutch hospital, old light house and the beach. The atmosphere of the hotel is cousy. The breakfast is nice but I think the service should be improved. will come back again for sure.

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

Dear Altayeb A, Yes, as mentioned by you, The Kingsbury probably has the best location in the heart of Colombo and it has its advantages by way of being business and entertainment central. Thank you for the review and compliments. We eagerly await your return and assure of our best at all times. With warm regards and best wishes, Dinithi More 

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