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The Kingsbury

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My October stay here was my 3rd time to Kingsbury, Colombo. A nice view of Galle Face from my very comfortable, clean and classy room. Plenty of satellite tv channels and better than average in-room wifi connection. Very classy toiletries and a very nice adult swimming pool. Also, good location; close to banks and shops at the Dutch hospital. Wide...

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

Dear Trin17, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are grateful for your continued patronage and welcome the opportunity to address your concerns directly. Should you be willing to do so, please contact me on scott@thekingsburyhotel.com . Thank you once again for your valued and continued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The service, staff and rooms were all fantastic with the only downside being the massive amount of construction going on in front of the hotel. The pool area also lacked serenity and could do with more plants to break up the paving and concrete. Great for a couple of nights.

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

Dear Emma V, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your comments and feedback which is an integral part our self evaluation and improvement process. Thank you for your valuable suggestions and patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest Regards, Scott Mawhinney General Manager The...

Srilanka
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you stay here try and get a room facing galle face. The rooms at the back overlook the building of port city so there is construction noise. This is not the hotels fault so it is unfortunate. We didn't like being woken up at 7am so that someone could check the mini bar despite having the do not disturb...

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Dear Julia P, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We deeply regret to learn of the inconvenience experienced and wish to extend our sincere apologies for this. As your feedback is of utmost importance to us, we invite the opportunity to discuss this further for which you could...

Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hotel is a very modern setup with very fresh feel. Swimming pool cafe is a very interesting location. Spa is great . Harbour court restaurant - Absolutely a great experience in this Pool facing Buffet dinning. Fabulous spread . I stayed for more than 1.5 month in this hotel. Great service. Restaurant is a big hit amongst the top shots...

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Dear nitinrusty, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to have had you stay with us for over one and a half months and to learn that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The hotel is well placed great view over Galle Face Green, right next to the Trade Towers for work. The reception is fresh airy and modern - the rooms are bright ad have a British feel. There is a roof top bar, a great selection of restaurants which I had a great Sri Lankan curry! The gym is ok quite...

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Dear holiday_OCD, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for sharing your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We value and appreciate your feedback and are delighted to learn that your stay with us was comfortable. Thank you for your feedback and valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Colombo. Warmest Regards, Scott Mawhinney...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Kingbury for business. The whole thing lasted 2 days. Firstly we had a press conference, the room was set up so professionally. The only downfall here was that the room was really hot. The reception after had lovely food but it was too hot. All the delegates were complaining. The event was cut short due to the heat...

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Dear Vuly N, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for sharing your experience at The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words and feedback. We extend our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and would greatly appreciate if you get in touch with me on scott@thekingsburyhotel.com in order to get a better understanding of the issue faced, so that...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I called at 11.25am today to make a reservation for high today...I was kept on hold first time round for 2.16 mins and then they disconnected the line..then I called again and the operator kept me on hold for over 5 mins...then I got fed up and disconnected the line myself and called again..the same operator picked up the phone...

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Dear ashanthimendis, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor and bringing this unfortunate incident to our notice. We have looked into the issue at hand and addressed it with the relevant department heads who are taking necessary steps to ensure this situation does not repeat. Please do accept our sincere apologies...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a very nice hotel located centrally making it convenient to explore the centre. The room we had offered an amazing view of the Indian Ocean apart from the fact that it was renovated and very clean. The restaurant offered an insight on the local & International cuisine. I definitely recommend and if the choice had I would stay...

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Dear Betty78Sin, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Colombo. Warmest Regards, Scott Mawhinney General Manager The Kingsbury

Reviewed 23 October 2016

This glorious hotel made our Colombo experience even better! Set in a really great location this gorgeous hotel was the perfect choice. Absolutely incredible buffet breakfast, beautiful restaurants & pool area, lovely clean & bright rooms, luxurious beds and pillows, dimly lit bars, free wifi and grand, marble foyer. The drinks were sold at western prices, but we didn't mind...

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Dear Kellie R, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that we were able to live up to your expectations and all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very...

sydney
Reviewed 23 October 2016

After travelling for 14days in rural Sri Lanka spending 3 nights at he Kingsbury is just what we needed. Comfortable bed and nice pillows, good size room and bathroom and Bvlgary ammenities where perfect. The breakfast buffet had good variety and tasty food and service was attentive. The hotel has 3 a la carte restaurants we did not try but...

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Dear sidney2000, Greetings from The Kingsbury! Thank you for taking the time to review The Kingsbury on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for this lovely review and your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmest Regards, Scott Mawhinney General Manager The Kingsbury

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge
Cuisines: Bar
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
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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: ₹ 9,940 - ₹ 13,864 (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
#7 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#10 Family Hotel in Colombo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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