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4.5 out of 5

"The hotel's charm was deminished by the new Colombo port being built at the end of the infinity pool, which truely made it feel finite for the hotel. ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at The Kingsbury Colombo get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Galle Face Beach. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and 3 restaurants are available. Built in 1973, this 5-star hotel has 229 rooms over 10 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine with pool views at Harbour Court, one of the property's 3 restaurants
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the comfortable guestrooms and the location
  • Steps from Bank of Ceylon Tower and Colombo World Trade Center
  • Airport, train station pick-up and local-area shuttle service available for a fee

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£114* Per night/room 19 Apr - 20 Apr

Premium Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Harbour View, Executive Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Kingsbury Colombo ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Kingsbury Colombo

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4 out of 5

Okay hotel if it wasn't for the new porr

The hotel's charm was deminished by the new Colombo port being built at the end of the infinity pool, which truely made it feel finite for the hotel. Though lovely inside, the staff would not address my partner through her gender alone. Lovely hotel, though do expect to pay London prices.

Posted by , from London, UK on 8 Feb 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely and comfortable

I stayed at the Kingsbury on the last night of 3 weeks of backpacking around Sri Lanka. I cold cloth on arrival and a nice porter took the bags to the room. The 1st receptionist, porter and doorman in the lobby were the only 3 members of staff that were polite. The first place (out of 10) that we didn't get a welcome juice. The bed was very comfortable, feather pillows .......... bliss. Lovely toiletries and tea and coffee making facility in the room. There should be a shower in the pool area. My daughter was asked 3 times for her room number while sitting by the pool. Seemed strange as we had been sitting at the pool cafe and charged food and drinks to our room. It is expensive for food and drinks. Afternoon tea and breakfast were good. Plenty of choice. We organised an airport transfer, that got a bit confused at the time of booking and when it came to leave. Ignore the pretentiousness and it's a lovely hotel.

Posted by on 20 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel, shame about the view!

This hotel has lovely helpful staff, lots of facilities and good restaurants but unfortunately for them the sea view has been wrecked by a major building project with lorries and bull dozers moving huge boulders around and piling them up right in front of the hotel spoiling the view of the sea. The Dutch Hospital is just arpund the corner so location is good as long as you're not bothered by the view! The Skybar on the roof is fabulous!

Posted by on 9 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5
Staff was very helpful. Food outlets in the hotel outstanding. Unfortunately some of the official pictures are misleading. The beach area that used to be in front of the hotel no longer exists. There is a lot of construction work going on which however was not disturbing to me.

Posted by on 14 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

Hotel mit Baustellenlärm

Sehr schöne SkyBar! Ausblick vom Pool nicht aufs Meer - sondern auf Steinhaufen:( Viel Baustellenlärm! Als internationales Hotel sollte ich als Frau auch gegrüßt werden, nicht bloß mein Sohn:(

Posted by on 10 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Direkt am Meer, das Hotel entspricht den Erwartungen ...

Wir wurden mit einem Welcom Drink begrüsst, der Aufenthalt war angenehm. Freundliches Personal und grosszügiges Zimmer.

Posted by on 7 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5

Hyvä ja ystävällinen palvelu

Monipuolinen palvelu ja hyvä uima-allaspaikka. Erikoinen ruokakulttuuri.

Posted by on 20 Nov 2014

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5 out of 5

Sehr gutes Hotel für Übernachtungen in der Hauptstadt Sri Lankas

Das Hotel liegt am Meer von Colombo, ist sehr gepflegt, der Service ist sehr gut, die Leute sehr freundlich und hilfreich, gutes und sehr grosses Frühstücksbuffet, Zimmer ausreichend gross, schöner Pool

Posted by on 4 Apr 2014

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4 out of 5

ist super aber für die verhälnisse in diesem land eher an der oberen grenze

Ich war beindrukt aber das essen und trinken sind an der oberen grenze aber sonst alles ok

Posted by on 5 Mar 2014

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5 out of 5

Best hotel in Colombo

After having stayed in several 5*-Hotels in Colombo, the Kingsbury is the only one to actually deserve their 5*-rating. Nice, new, clean, friendly staff, perfect location. Highly recommended!

Posted by on 12 Jan 2014

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About the The Kingsbury Colombo

Location 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, 1

Property Features

The Kingsbury Colombo offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kids' pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business centre and a limo/town car service are available. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Kingsbury Colombo. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking and valet parking are free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Colombo hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 229 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1973
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) (35.2 km / 21.9 mi)
  • Train station: Colombo Fort Station (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

The Kingsbury Colombo offers 229 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes day beds. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. This Colombo hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • Day bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Harbour Court – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

The Ocean – This restaurant specialises in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Sky Bar – This rooftop bar overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Yue Chuan – This restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 3 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for LKR 7952 per night.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Kingsbury Colombo


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. Tax ID - 104029140-7000. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. The tax ID number is 104029140-7000.

  • One child stays free
  • Property Registry Number – PQ203
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Tax ID – 104029140-7000
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: LKR 10000 per day
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: LKR 3250

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: LKR 2600 for adults and LKR 1300 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: LKR 9800 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: LKR 9800 (one-way), (from 2 to 10 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: LKR 7952 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kingsbury Colombo
  • Kingsbury Hotel
  • Kingsbury Hotel Colombo
  • Kingsbury Colombo Hotel
  • Kingsbury
  • The Kingsbury
  • The Kingsbury Colombo Hotel
  • The Kingsbury Colombo Colombo
  • The Kingsbury Colombo Hotel Colombo

You should know

  • The Kingsbury Colombo offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child aged 3 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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