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Highbury Colombo

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Barcelona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For our last days on Srilanka we have chosen the highbury Colombo because we were searching for a restful place not to far from the city center, in which we succeeded! the hotel is an architectural perl in a very nice and quite area of Colombo, with a shopping mall, ATM and food market in the direct neighbourhood and a...

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Eresha w, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful review. We are delighted that you appreciated our services and enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you with us. With Blessings, manoji

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not very encouraging review for this place as my booking confirmation was cancelled at the last moment without any notification to me. The hotel made an excuse mentioning that they could not authenticate my Visa debit card.

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Eresha w, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We will look into your cancellation. Unfortunately we are unable to reserve a room without a valid credit card and a notification is sent to you thru booking.com requesting you to send us a valid credit card. We hope to see you at Highbury Colombo for a brand new experience. With Blessings, manoji

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I mostly like to stay in hostels as they often give you a better insight into the country, you're traveling in. However, we had an unfortunate hotelstay the prior night in Colombo and decided to relocate to Highbury. In all honesty I have a 'pretty big thing' for Asian culture, architecture and food. In my humble opinion: this place was...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would just start by saying that we arrive there after a long flight, we got to a new country exhausted and Manoji provided a driver for us to pick us up at the airport! The driver was very nice but very tired, we risked our life's several time because he wasn't able to stay awake, we had to stop...

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Eresha w, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

I'm sorry I could not mail your phone charger. It slipped my mind as it was the high season. Shall look into it and mail it to you as soon as possible. I am sorry to hear about the taxi driver. As highbury closes at 10 pm and your arrival was early hours in the morning we had no option...

Lisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 days to visit Colombo. This family and staff know what hospitality is all about, they serve you with great information, super lodging and home cooking. What more do you want? Of course, a nice garden and a quiet location in a very busy Colombo. The house and rooms are very nicely constructed and decorated and...

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Eresha w, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for a most wonderful review on tripadvisor. It was delightful reading your comments and we are glad you enjoyed our services, house and also location near the beach. It was a pleasure having you with us. We hope to see you again on your next return to Sri Lanka. With Blessings, manoji

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I checked in for the first night in sri lanka and we had a really nice stay. The staff is friendly and helped us with any requests we had. Also one guy Shiran, who is a nice guy and a great cook, picked us up at the airport and dropped us at any place in the city...

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Trelleborg, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Highbury is set in a small quiet street yet only a 10 minute tuk-tuk ride from the very centre of this bustling noisy and traffic fumed city.Almost unbelievably once inside the peaceful garden all one hears is the sound of birds and not trucks!The couple who own it are helpful and friendly.Sherlock their right hand man is brilliant. He...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Got a lift to the airport in the morning with Sherlock. He was a charming man & very helpful He made us smile at 5am which isn't easy. Totally trustworthy and reliable. He even gave us a wake up call All in all 5 star and totally recommend

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stayed at Highbury for two days during my last visit to Colombo. Starting from airport pickup till the checkout, hospitality was exemplary. Have to mention Sherlock here, a thorough gentleman, was kind enough to wait out for 4 hours as my flight was inordinately delayed. The property is very tastefully done. Definitely recommendable.

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The english manor house brings you back to a modern version of the colonial Sri Lanka. Surrounded by a beautifully created garden the family hosting us lives in a architectural interestingly made complex of colonial Sri Lanka meets japan modernity. We had some confusions in the beginnings, but they at least tried their best to solve our booking problem. We...

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Beautiful rustic styled fully air conditioned apartments clean, bright and breezy located in the heart of Colombo in quiet, safe, peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highbury Colombo

Address: 14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 4,253 - ₹ 7,862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Highbury Colombo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Garden rooms are super !”
HarryC505, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try the home cooked dinner. Beef curry was excellent!”
BigKev30, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good place to stay for one night”
vrankenp, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main house seem to be better.”
7cliffe15, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Family suites are great with garden entrances”
807manelf, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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