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The Kingsbury

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in a suite overlooking the sea. There is work being done on the sea front but this didn't spoil our stay. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom had a lovely jacuzzi bath. The staff in the hotel were courteous and very helpful, particularly the concierge and the staff in the executive lounge.

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Dear sknjnorton, 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 a comfortable and memorable stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage and kind review. We look forward to welcoming you...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best good rating hotel and the staff is very welcoming and give the best service. They are well trained. Food is so tasty and rooms are very clean. Uper rooms are very nice and have a nice view. Parking is very easy.

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Dear SKY T, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words and are delighted that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Colombo. Warmest...

sydney,australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of staff at the entrance to assist with queries and check in, we were quickly whisked up to our 9th floor room which had fantastic views of the coastline and the old parliament house. Our room was a little oasis of comfort, though not large it was well fitted out with plenty of amenities like fluffy robes...

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Dear hamilstra, 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 enjoyable and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage and lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast buffet staff friendly front office (reception) needs more training. Not that welcoming. Housekeeping done a good job. Beds are very comfortable. Live place. I will recommend this place to my friends and family

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Dear Violetsilva, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are glad that most aspects of your stay with us were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your comments and feedback which we greatly appreciate and have been duly noted. Thank you for your valued patronage and recommendation. We look forward...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kingsbury is the perfect place after a tiring journey to relax and unwind. If you have the money I mean why not. They have a lovely pool overlooking the port and the Indian Ocean. The buffet dinner menu is to die for. The number of dishes are too much to try all for a meal. You might just end...

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Dear NatnZin, 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 you enjoyed a comfortable and memorable stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage and wonderful review. We look forward to...

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved the hotel for seven days. The stay was going well until we found a bed bug on our bed. I did catch and gave to the guest services. However, nothing did I until the next day when I came to the front desk and request be checked out. The management did not make any attempt to offer alternate...

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Dear dilbull, Greetings from The Kingsbury! We regret to learn of your negative experience and extend our sincere apologies for the delay and also the inconvenience caused. As we have not received any feedback from our other guests in this regard, we would greatly appreciate if you could furnish us with further details in order to get a better understanding...

Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Except for the elegant entrance, this hotel doesn’t have much charm. Some rooms might have good sea views, but our faced a backyard. Lift capacity in the hotel is clearly insufficient but fortunately we could use a personnel staircase.

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Dear Luxotraveller, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We regret to learn that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your comments and feedback which we greatly value and appreciate and are very useful...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kingsbury offers everything you expect from a 5-star hotel. It is a high-end hotel with excellent service. Slight drawbacks is that for some reason it took a bit longer than usual to check-in and that the free Wi-Fi in the room drops out every now and then. The location is very nice just a short walk from the Dutch...

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Dear ZachIO, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that most aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction and that your time with us was comfortable and enjoyable. Your comments regarding the Check-in process and Wi-Fi are duly noted and are being addressed by...

Camby, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in the summer, and this was a fantastic hotel. Comfortable beds, and very quiet, even though there is construction on the beach. The views from the pool are a bit skewed, due to this construction. However, if you go to the rooftop bar, the views of the ocean (and the city) are incredible.

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Dear Melissa T, 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 you enjoyed the view from Sky Lounge and that most aspects of your stay were comfortable and to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage and kind review. We look forward...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Sri Lanka we stay at The Kingsbury, however our last visit exceeded our expectations and our stay gets better and better each time! The rooms and bathrooms are beautiful and spacious and we had a beautiful view of the city and Galle Face Green. The gym also had a great range of equipment and pool was very...

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Dear RDDS91, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us and that all aspects of your time at The Kingsbury were to your satisfaction. Your comments are much appreciated and noted with Thanks. In order...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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 Centre 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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $213 - $296 (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
#7 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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“Any room above level 4 is the best to selkect from. Have a meal at the seafood restaurant. The prices are very reasonable”
 of 5 bubbles melvilles2017, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Violetsilva, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pizza at the pool bar”
 of 5 bubbles NatnZin, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go to the rooftop lounge for fantastic sunset views!”
 of 5 bubbles ZachIO, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view”
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