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The Kingsbury

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our daughter's wedding was held in the Balmoral Hall of this hotel. The management and the staff, along with the chef was extremely obliging and helpful. They catered to all our needs. We had both Sri Lankan and western cuisine which was utterly delicious.The waiters were at their best attending to the drinks and other needs of the guests. We... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Surangika S, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for choosing the Kingsbury for this special occasion and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are humbled by your lovely review and appreciate your wonderful comments and feedback. We at The Kingsbury make it our priority to ensure our guests enjoy the best food, beverage and seamless service at all times.... More 

New York City, New York
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82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

luxurious place and was most certainly well patronized. When I was there, there were numerous events and weddings taking place, giving the hotel a lively feel. The room is spacious and comfortable, with good amenities. The room I got had a sea-facing view which is gorgeous to watch the sunset from. However, my stay was not very restful due to... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear simalem, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We value and appreciate your feedback and comments in our efforts to continuously serve you better. Thank you once again for sharing your comments with us and for your valued patronage. We look forward to an opportunity of welcoming... More 

surat
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79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you are looking for a fine cosy yet luxurious place to stay for your vacation- Kingsbury is your where your search ends. Situated on the beach and city centre, about 10 minutes walking distance to Dutch Hospital Shopping Perdict, this hotel offers everything from great rooms, to great recreation nd relaxation, to a worth mentioning Breakfast buffet. (You have... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear saurabhnandwani, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor! We are humbled by your lovely review and greatly appreciate your kind words. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our amenities, restaurants and ambience. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

booked this hotel for good reviews and few friends recommended, once we arrive with my partner welcome desk bell boy Hussain was busy with his phone. when ask for support for luggage he ignore which I don't want to mention. then after check in we are big group stay there for 2 nights, attend to wedding I call bell desk... More 

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KingsburyColombo, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Yuliana Z, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at The Kingsbury Hotel, as feedback is very important to our continuous improvement process. Please contact myself directly at my email address below : scott@thekingsburyhotel.com in order that I might address your comments directly, Kind Regards, Scott Mawhinney Genera Manager The Kingsbury Hotel More 

Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I'm staying at the hotel. The receptionist was very helpful and courteous and the hotel staff are very friendly. Rooms are neat and clean but the room lighting is very poor, not to a five star rating. Very disappointed at the restaurant staff and chefs during our breakfast. Not very accommodating for your requests.

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear yunoos, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for sharing your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your comments and feedback as it helps us in an effort to continuously serve you better. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the issues faced during your stay further. Please contact me on scott@thekingsburyhotel.com should you wish to do so.... More 

Bintan Island, Indonesia
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I visit this hotel for my breakfast this morning. We went to The Cake. I tried prawn roll (this name was new to me) it was great test with fresh prawn inside it. I also take kiwi tart, however the cake is quite sweet. I took earl gray for my tea. The prise is not expensive, if you ever been... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Hetty M, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Gourmet Station on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and happy to learn that your first experience tasting a Prawn roll was to your satisfaction. Your feedback regarding the Kiwi tart is duly noted and we appreciate... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The beds were very comfortable, and the room was very lush. The bathroom was great and equipped with a multitude of body lotions. The housekeeping and concierge staff were very friendly and helpful. Had a great experience dealing with certain staff like Mr. Sadhun and Mr. Viraj.Waiters at the Harbour court were inattentive and understaffed, as they took a very... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Himesh S, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you were comfortable in your room and that the Bvlgari toiletries were to your liking. We regret to learn of your negative experience at Harbour Court Restaurant and hope you will accept... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Modern day rooms with a relaxed feeling like home. We were there for 2 nights and it was a very comfortable and relaxing stay. We had an amazing overview from the room covering the galle beach side. Also we were happy with the overall service that the staff provided us, they were very helpful and co-operative. Quick all round service.... More 

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear Divina Shivnani G, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share you experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are humbled by your lovely review and delighted that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. We appreciate your feedback and are very happy to learn that our team was able to ensure a... More 

Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It was a very very nice staying in this luxury hotel. All stuff was very friendly. The meals diverse and delicious. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. I have ever never stay at hotel same this so i recommand every body to stay in hotel.

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Scott M, General Manager at The Kingsbury, responded to this review

Dear ageely, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are delighted that everything was to your liking. Thank you once again for your lovely review and for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest... More 

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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to this hotel. The room is small, compact and comfortable. I love their amenities, especially the branded body shampoo! ! This trip I even found something interesting provided in the room as shown on my photo ;) They offered huge variety for the buffet breakfast, I enjoyed mine very much over there.

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Dear Wanngee, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your lovely review and are delighted you enjoyed the extensive breakfast buffet at Harbour Court Restaurant and all aspects of your stay with us. Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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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, Asian
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • 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: ₹ 10,910 - ₹ 17,592 (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 Family Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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