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The Kingsbury

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located on the seafront, The Kingsbury is also a short walk from the quirky Old Dutch Hospital precinct. The rooms are a bit small and the ones on a lower floor have no view. I was given a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the ugly roof, so I asked for a change. I was switched to the 7th floor,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had heard about high tea in Sri Lanka from friends and saw that Kingsbury have one. We brought our 2 kids (4 and 8) to it and had fun. There was a fashion show that added to the sparkle. The food was good and there was heaps of variety, my kids loved the ice cream cones. Excellent value too....

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location in the heart of the city. There is a lot of construction on the water front which does not make for a great view from the pool or restaurant. The Harbour Court Restaurant buffet was the best experience during our trip to Sri Lanka. The lay out, variety, freshness..... it was wonderful. The Hotel is clean, beautifully decorated...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's my great regret to inform this as I look in to Kingsbury as one of the out standing hotels . Firstly I took some of my guest which was booked by us even before they came to Sri Lanka giving us a booking conformation and all. And the hotel waited till last mint, Till I took my clients to...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has all of the amenities and services one could need from a hotel. Rooms and neat and clean, but fairly average sized Staff and helpful and provide assistance when asked Food at the restaurants and buffet is excellent, also offer a wide variety as well

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We recently stayed for 2 nights at Kingsbury colombo. It is a good and comfortable hotel located in the heart of the city. The rooms are a bit small but they are very comfortable. The breakfast has a huge spread offering options to all sorts of customers. The sky bar is a must visit. However, there is a construction site...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing hotel located in downtown besid trade center. Very convenient location if you have business in downtown. The food and the roof top bar was a good experience. A beer is about $10 canadian dollars. Dinner buffet is $30 canadian dollars. Remember when you stay hear your in up town. Very big summing pool. Must go in the pool at...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This high T visit was amazing the spread of food was fab , you were able to see the chefs at work creating tasty finger food and fresh short eats both savoury and sweet. By far the best high T selection I have seen and tasted. Service was OK and nothing to scream about.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for our first night in Sri Lanka before heading to Kandy. The rooms were amazing, very nice bed and excellent added services like choosing the type of pillow you want! The building is amazing and has lovely, attentive staff too. Breakfast was a buffet. Was nice enough but the pancake chef offered my girlfriend cold pancakes. When asked...

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to Colombo, stay at the kingsbury for 7 days. Overall had nice time, great hotel, clean, hotel staff are very polite, specially the coffee shop manager(who is in the morning shift) always making sure that we are happy and everything is alright. Very busy hotel, spectacular rooftop bar. Impress with the vanity kit Bvlgari.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge
Cuisines: Bar, Asian
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kingsbury Colombo, located in the heart of Colombo city by the banks of the great Indian Ocean, is s really an ode to the golden age of grace and elegance. There are 229 rooms and suites in this regal edifice and all of them face the sea. The Kingsbury Colombo is also business and leisure central with shopping, entertainment, dining, Colombo Stock Exchange, foreign & local banks, World Trade Centre, historical sites as well as recreational parks being just a across the road. The Kingsbury is also just five minutes from the Colombo Central Bus Stand and the Colombo Fort Railway Station. The Kingsbury experience will be a personalized, respectful one where patrons will be treated like royalty in keeping with the promise of bringing back 'good-old fashioned' hospitality. The Kingsbury's Restaurants include The Ocean - seafood restaurant, Harbour Court - international cuisine restaurant, Yue Chuan - Chinese restaurant, The Kings - lobby bar, The Pool Café, The Gourmet Station - patisserie and the epicenter of Colombo night life - Sky Lounge. A fully-equipped gym, spa and 24-hour Business Centre and the Executive Lounge with personalized butlers and concierge services add to the pleasures and comforts of The Kingsbury, Colombo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kingsbury

Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $159 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kingsbury 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
#6 Business Hotel in Colombo
#8 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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“Get a room on a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles PrachiJ21, yesterday | Read review
“Rooms on front of hotel look onto Galle Face and see less of the construction work”
 of 5 bubbles michaelwilliam222, 1 week ago | Read review
“go with a sea view...I mean proper sea view..”
 of 5 bubbles Rajamax, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Higher the floor the better to avoid the noise from functions.”
 of 5 bubbles 557RobertH, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Die Zimmer an Westseite ist ruhig.”
 of 5 bubbles 92420513, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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