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The Kingsbury

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly I would like to thank Pradeep and Dinesha Perera for arranging our collection from the airport on Christmas day and also Asanga Fernando (Manager Executive lounge) and Glen (The Butler) for making our stay so special their attention to detail and their knowledge and service was fantastic. The rooms are as described and are very clean and luxurious and...

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Dear KeefyEngland, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. It is always a great pleasure to learn that our guests have enjoyed using our amenities, dining at...

Jammu, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A Good and decent Place to Stay ..Allot of restraunts to choose from. Plush but Small rooms ...Nice view of the Sea From Rooms ..Location wise quite central .. would love to visit this amazing property again soon...

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Dear Vimanyu3, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next stay in Colombo. Warmest Regards, Sheahana Wickramasinghe...

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The top photo is in our holiday brochure , bottom photo the reality . This hotel is no dream holiday . 27 sunloungers for 300 rooms . A queue system operates . Then you lie by the pool and drift off to the sound of boulders being dropped into dumper trucks , a total nightmare..

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Dear elaine_lishman, Greetings from The Kingsbury! We regret to learn that your experience at The Kingsbury did not live up to your expectations. We believe this brochure was received in the early part of last year and we have since updated our website to offer a different view of the poolside in order to avoid disappointment of our guests. Our...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our first night in Colombo. We arranged for a taxi from the airport through Airport Tourist Drivers Association as this was cheaper than using the hotel car (both hotel branded and normal car through hotel was more expensive than this). The hotel itself looks stunning from outside when its all lighted up. Check in was swift...

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Dear topcat1972, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that your stay with us was comfortable and most aspects were to your satisfaction. Your feedback which is very important to us is duly noted. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel, we had a late arrival and this was the perfect place to rest and wake up the the most amazing breakfast buffet, too much choice. Would stay again just for the breakfast hoppers and the beautiful parade of woman in saris.

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Dear Thelookalikes, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that our International breakfast at Harbour Court restaurant was to your liking and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

North Richland Hills, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My room was dirty and frankly worn out in bad need of being refurbished. The white painted furniture pieces in the room all chipped and worn out. Dirty upholstery on the chair. Walls and woodwork needing to be redone badly. Noisy A/C. The place is just terrible! They changed me to another room when I complained, and it was just...

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Dear stevewilhite, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. Naturally we are disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate your comments and hope you will accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused at breakfast. Your comments and feedback which are an integral aspect...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A Beautiful hotell with many and wonderful crew, helping waitresses, Nice pool, Good gym and a wonderful skybar! Good food at the grill and in little London, not so Good breakfast! Good drinks and LOTs of wedding! Beautiful Room and Good beds!

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Dear Therese L, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed New Years Eve with us and that most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Your comments are duly noted and we appreciate your feedback as it helps us immensely in...

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in the hotel - courtesy of Emirates after the plane got diverted to Colombo when unable to land in Chennai due to Cyclone Vardah WOW - What a service. The staff worked well in tandem. The passports were collected to get a photocopy and we were then given the keys to our rooms. The rooms were fantastic. The...

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Dear DrVRaj, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are truly delighted to learn that you enjoyed our amenities and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely place. Specious and elegant ambiance. Excellent buffet at the harbor court. One of the best hotel in Colombo. The view you get from the rooms can not be described. Expensive but worth it. 5 Star Hotel in Colombo.

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Dear travelwiththaru, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind words and it brings us immense happiness to learn that your stay with us was enjoyable and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed a the Kingsbury twice during our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and we were impressed with the hotel and the rooms. The hotel is very popular with locals for functions and wonderful weddings. The Kingsbury is ideally located however major waterfront works have ruined the views but hopefully this is only a short term issue. As the air-conditioning...

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Dear MartanneFromOz, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your comments and feedback which is an integral aspect of our self evaluation and continuous improvement process. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your evening at Sky Lounge and appreciate your recommendation. Please accept...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge
Cuisines: Bar
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
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: $156 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kingsbury 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
#6 Business Hotel in Colombo
#8 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms near the end of corridor or no connecting room”
 of 5 bubbles krayfi, 1 week ago | Read review
“don't pay extra to stay on Exe Floor they offer you nothing special.”
 of 5 bubbles 517rogert, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for rooms on the higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JatinMittal, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a room facing the entrance or BOC head office.”
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“Second floor balcony rooms”
 of 5 bubbles raosunil_in, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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