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“One of the best in Colombo”
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The Kingsbury
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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43 reviews
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“One of the best in Colombo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Hotel is the heart of Colombo city and right of the sea shore.View from hotel is breathtaking rooms are very nice and comfortable.Swimming pool is a must visit place in the hotel.
Staff is vet cooperative and welcoming.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our trip to Sri Lanka. Rooms were small but comfortable and clean. Pool area is nice and there's a café that provides snacks at reasonable prices. We ate here one night (buffet) and it was ok. Breakfast good in the morning with plenty of choice. It does feel like you've gone back to another age here. Perfectly suitable for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

The Kingsbury is a delightful experience. It has an old colonial feel but is also very modern and has been renovated to a very high standard. The pool was lovely and the room was great.

We ordered room service for breakfast and lunch and both times it turned up cold which was a shame but it was still tasty. My suggestion would be to supply slightly harder pillows as they only had feather and very soft pillows so an alternative would just make the hotel that much more accommodating!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kingsbury as a great choice for your Colombo stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank poshw5
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
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Hong kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed here for 1 night only. The rooms are nice and new. After sitting in the room not 5 mins after arrival reception staff called to ask if everything was ok and then for some unexplained reason asked what time we were checking out the next day. I thought this was pretty uncalled for since we had just checked in. Its a small thing but it leaves a little undesirable taste. Was not impressed about this

Asked the concierge for some recommendation on some local seafood, and all he could mention was the ministry of crab which everyone knows is the most expensive seafood place in the whole of the country. Pushed for a better recommendation with explicitly instruction to advice on a local place he suggested a terrible restuarant which I have been to few years back and then says everything is closed, and that nothing is open bc of the new year. Well Ill have you know my friend took us out that night to a fantastic local restuarant that was very open and the food was smashing. It was not closed and was doing good trade.
Point is the concierge has no clue, is probably not a Colomboite and can merely point guests to spots that your lonely planet or any guidebook would have covered in better detail. Please hire someone who has real knowledge of the city as your concierge and travel arranger

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed the last two nights before returning home at The Kingsbury. The location is perfect to discover old Colombo on foot which we did. Our room was on the 8th floor and through the huge window we had a stunning view towards Galle Face green and Galle Road. Spacious with a lovely bed, super cushions a a beautiful bathroom we had nothing more to wish for. The rooftop terrace was the ideal place to enjoy a drink or two, and the menu offers fabulous food. After a day of sightseeing in Colombo the pool is the place to refresh and relax on the sunbeds. All the staff were very friendly and very keen in making our stay as comfortable as possible. So we can highly recommend this hotel and hope to come back again.

Room Tip: We had 811, suberb view on Galle Face Green and Galle Road
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
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Dubai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We gave this hotel a second visit after a mediocre visit last year simply because it was one of the cheaper 'good' hotels and we were only passing through for one night. I am happy to report that the teething problems seem to have been ironed out and that our stay was very pleasant this time around. Rooms are small but very nicely kitted out and offer good views. The pool area now has a bar etc which is always a plus! and the buffet offered in the restaurant if excellent, offering a vast array of tasty food including some local dishes.
Check in/out was a lot smoother this time and we were able to securely store our luggage after check out until our airport transfer.
Just a word of warning: keep your wits about you in the surrounding area as there are opportunist con men kicking about, so watch out for tuk tuk scams or offers to show you sights etc etc. same as all cities I guess.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Strongly recommend this hotel for all kind of activities

They have excellent rooms with acceptable size

Rooms furniture excellent

They have high standards Of SPA with experience staff

Their open buffet excellent in huge area in/out door

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Oufiss
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Kingsburylk, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Kingsbury during your last visit.

Your appreciation and recognition of the hotel, along with your positive comments, is a great motivator for The Kingsbury team.

We would appreciate if you will continue to be a valued guest at our hotel and should you require my personal attention for any of your needs at the hotel, please email on gm@thekingsburyhotel.com


With best wishes,

Sunil Dissanayake
Director/General Manager
The Kingsbury
Report response as inappropriate
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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 #13 of 50 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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