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The Kingsbury

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via 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... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via 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 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

delicious food in day and night.wide range of food is there.had a dinner as a 2nd wave at late night.All the things are good.but chefs engage in action cooking seems to be lazy at late night.Worth for money

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only spent a single afternoon and night here when visiting for work and was completely blown away upon arrival, not really knowing what to expect. The large, airy lobby was beautiful and the check-in a breeze. The rooms are well more than adequate, you really feel as if the people there take pride in their work. Very clean and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place located at central Colombo. You will get a feeling of entering to a French court. They have few good restaurants in Colombo and a wonderful lobby. I love harbor court, poolside bar and high tea at Kingsbury. They have variety of food, good choice of beverages and cakes. Well trained staff and good service. The view from the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a 2 weeks round trip to Srilanka with a group of 23 people. The exciting round trip was arranged by a swedish company called Solresor. It was a cultrual-historical-social all around travel to learn and experience the different faces of Srilanka......the green Emerald of the indian Ocean. Our first night we stayed at this very lovely hotel with... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed previously at this hotel on several occasions under different name/ownership over the past 30 years, we were looking forward to see it in its refurbished Kingsbury guise, and we were not disappointed. This is a lovely hotel having been refurbished to a very high standard. Our bedroom although a tad small was well appointed but would benefit from... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time stay. Lobby is always crowded. Everyday can see wedding event, the local culture. One day seen 3 wedding couples. Think this period could be the season for blissful marriages. The hotel atmosphere is pretty local and not international like Hilton Colombo that I stayed last month.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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 Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $227 - $366 (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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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