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“"Great Hotel , Fantastic Service"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Kingsbury
Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
California, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Great Hotel , Fantastic Service"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

I had my wedding in this hotel. I was surprised with the variety of foods. Excellent buffet. Every guest mentioned about the food. Service also very good. I really thankful to the Continental staff. Keep up with good work.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shyanika S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Love this hotel although a little expensive. Terrific location and I have stayed there on many occasions. The food is excellent and the service also very good. Mostly the service in Sri Lanka goes one step beyond the normal. Having lived in Sri Lanka for over 6 years the one thing that is very apparent is that their customer service is par excellence with only few exceptions.

Room Tip: All rooms have full facilities and the hotel is strategically placed that the views from most rooms...
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I have stayed a few time in this hotel.I really enjoy the ambience of the hotel.The rooms are good abnd comes with a sea view.The restaurant has variety of foods .The sri lankan lunch spread on saturdays were delicious and great for the money spent..The bar had good varieties of whiskys and a good range of both lical and imported beers.The receptionist made my day by allowing me to stay until 7.00pm for my rflight to singapore.I had 3 great days at the discotheque nearby with a band performing good range of songs

Room Tip: The high floor rooms gives a marvellous sea view
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank krissafe
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Colombo
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I went to have dinner with my family . I was surprised by the warm welcome and the excellent quality of the service rendered. The best srilankan Dinner buffet in Colombo . Keep up with good work.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank bell412slaf
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

This hotel is well located for seeing colombo's top sights. The staff are friendly. The decor could do with some modernising

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GarethKZN
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California City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

I had the pleasure of staying at the Ceylon Continental Hotel during my summer vacation in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Due to the great location the hotel is situated in, it was the right choice to choose this hotel for my weeks stay in Colombo. My room had a view worth a million worlds. I was surrounded by the lushes blue waters of the Indian ocean and a magnificent view of the Colombo city. The food was amazing. Each meal had a different theme and each dish had it's own significant mouth watering taste. Every night, the spread was different and consisted of a variety of dishes from vegetarian to non-veg. The desserts were my favorite part as I was able to taste a vase spread of international deserts and natural fruits I had never tasted before. The service at the hotel was very homely. Everyone was smiling from the time I walked in. The cafeconti has some wonderful pastries and cakes to offer along with some mouth watering lunch specials. My favorite was their "Nasi Goreng" as I had never tasted anything like it before. I was also able to be a part of their "Rendezvous" event that took place while my stay at the hotel and it gave me an excellent opportunity to meet other expats in Colombo. Their themed parties are a wonderful way to spend the night life and to let loose and have fun.
I strongly recommend this hotel to any guest looking for a hotel to stay in while in Colombo. Take my word for it, you will not regret it!

Room Tip: The top floors give a better view of the ocean and the city.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Amanda W
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CCHColombo, Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 24 July 2012
We loved reading your review and thank you for staying at Ceylon Continental Hotel.

We are glad you enjoyed the facilities, services and of course the food. We very much appreciate you recommending our hotel.

Ceylon Continental Hotel is currently undergoing a refurbishment as part of our continual effort to upgrade the facilities. Due to the scope of this refurbishment, the hotel is closed for a period of approximately five months.

The hotel will be re-opened with state-of-the-art facilities and personalized service to make your stay more comfortable and luxurious.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you better in the near future.

Thank You
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

This is a good hotel for business travelers. There're WiFi connections in the rooms which you need to pay for access, major TV channels, clean and spacious rooms with friendly service. Though the hotel is quite old, the rooms and facilities have been well maintained. There's a decent gym for you to work out which opens from 6am till 9pm. The Emerald Cafe serves good buffets and the breakfast spread is pretty good with lots of variety. If you have any special requests, they will try their best to accommodate. Laundry service is also pretty good and timely. Overall, I'm happy to stay at this hotel for my business trips. The hotel will be closed from Feb 2012 for a 6 month renovation.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nikonwarrior
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Property: The Kingsbury
Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kingsbury 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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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