We contacted the hotel directly and got a fantastic last minute price, so couldn't really complain!
The communal areas (the lobbby, reception, bar, pool, restaurants) are all great and 5* standard. The rooms are OK - but do smell pretty damp. We have actually stayed here on 2 occassions now - and the second time we got a smoking room - and it actually smelt better as it masked the smell of the dampness!!
It is a very convenient and good value for money place to stop overnight. If you are planning to spend a few days in Colombo, I would probably spend a bit more and stay elsewhere!
- 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
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