The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo

ex. Ceylon Continental

48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732  show map
 5 stars
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The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Situated in the center of Colombo, the 5-star The Kingsbury Hotel offers the outdoor restaurant serving European cuisine. Remodeled in 2012, the property features Dutch architecture.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean the hotel boasts perfect setting just a 25-minute walk from U.S. Embassy. This prestigious venue is 1 km away from the center of Colombo.

Apart from proximity to banks, government offices and embassies, this hotel offers a meeting room, an exhibition space and a business centre.

The Kingsbury Hotel lies within 30 minutes’ drive to Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 229 classic guestrooms with a spectacular view on the sea. The rooms have soothing decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks. A business area features The Ocean, The Kingsbury and Yue Chuen within 100 meters of the venue.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs USD 11.50 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel also offers limousines for rent.

Relax

Guests can avail of a spa center, a treatment room and a sauna as well as steam baths, foot massage and beauty therapy provided on the premises. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness centre at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   229.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Harbor view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • Daybed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Down comforter
  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Cell phone charger
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    4600 ft
  • Maradana Railway Station
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant
    500 ft
  • Sky Lounge (cuisine: Asian)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    229

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColomboThe Kingsbury

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Rooms and availability

The Kingsbury photos Exterior Hotel information
Premium Double Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    465 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Free mineral water daily
  • Carpeted floor
  • Adjoining room
  • Ergonomic chair
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Fire alarm
  • Newspapers
  • Shoe polisher
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

PREMIUM OCEAN

Premium One-Bedroom King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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The Kingsbury photos Exterior Hotel information
Club Suite
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    510 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Privilege access to executive lounge
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Standard Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room

King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Separate lounge
  • Closet
  • Free mineral water daily
  • Ergonomic chair
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Fire alarm
  • Newspapers
  • Butler service
  • Shoe polisher
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Instant hot water
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Data ports
  • Wireless keyboard
Room Description:

OCEAN VIEW SUITE

The Kingsbury photos Room
Superior Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Closet
  • Cell phone recharger
  • Free mineral water daily
  • Carpeted floor
  • Adjoining room
  • Ergonomic chair
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Fire alarm
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Electric blankets
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Data ports
  • Pay movies
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Ocean Double Room

The Kingsbury photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Closet
  • Free mineral water daily
  • Carpeted floor
  • Adjoining room
  • Ergonomic chair
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Fire alarm
  • Newspapers
  • Shoe polisher
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Instant hot water
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Pay movies
  • Radio
  • Wireless keyboard
Room Description:

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW

Executive Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Separate lounge
  • Closet
  • Free mineral water daily
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Fire alarm
  • Newspapers
  • Butler service
  • Shoe polisher
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Data ports
  • Pay movies
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Room

The Kingsbury photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Privilege access to executive lounge
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
Presidential King Suite
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
The Kingsbury photos Room
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Privilege access to executive lounge
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio

The Kingsbury Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo400 ft
  • Colombo Rowing Club2000 ft
  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka400 ft
  • Crescat Boulevard1.1 mi
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.3 mi
  • Kollupita Railroad Station1.5 mi
  • Temple de la dent1.6 mi
  • Paradise Road1.7 mi

Train stations

  • Slave Island Railway Station4300 ft
  • Maradana Railway Station1.6 mi

Amusement

  • Colombo City1.6 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka400 ft
  • Khan Clock Tower2700 ft
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque3700 ft
  • Galle Face Green 4600 ft
  • Colombo Harbour1.1 mi
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple1.5 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 mi

Stadiums

  • Sugathadasa Stadium2.1 mi
  • R Premadasa Stadium2.1 mi

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum3300 ft
  • National Art Gallery2.0 mi
  • Srilanka National Museum2.1 mi

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.8 mi

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center400 ft

Public parking

  • U.S. Embassy1.4 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 mi
  • Alliance Française2.1 mi

Marina

  • Beira Lake4600 ft

Local attractions

  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp1.3 mi
    Hulftsdorp, Colombo
  • Zoological Gardens1.6 mi
    Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
  • Gem Museum1.8 mi
    43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
  • Gangaramaya 1.5 mi
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
  • Dewatagaha Mosque1.7 mi
    Lipton's Circus, Colombo

Near the hotel

  • Talangama Wetland1500 ft
    Lake Road, Colombo

    Restaurants nearby

    • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant500 ft

      Address: 2, Galle road

      71% likes this, based on 236 reviews
      Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

    • The Ocean, The Kingsbury300 ft

      Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha,

      76% likes this, based on 44 reviews

    • Semondu500 ft

      Address: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1
      Phone: 112441590

      74% likes this, based on 93 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian, International

    • Sky Lounge200 ft

      Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha
      Phone: +94 (11) 242-1221

      51% likes this, based on 31 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

    • Yue Chuen200 ft

      Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha
      Phone: 011 2421221

      60% likes this, based on 4 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      229

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColomboThe Kingsbury

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

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    The Kingsbury Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Kingsbury

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 77 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      It was convenient for me and at the right price.

      Everything was fine except there was a smell of smoke on the 8th floor when I thought I had a Non smoking room.

    • Single
      6.2

      Personel was great, really helpfull and nice

      This was probably a good hotel but it definitely got old now... AC was making lots of noise, I could see outside between the join of my windows and it was horribly humid in my room. Only one of the two elevators was working so you had to wait a looooooong time before you get a lift... And one last thing about the price

    • Couple
      7.4

      There is no water hose. You will get a pot to clean your bottom. lol

    • Family with children
      2.8

      Very poor hotel.bookig internet one rate after that they r charging more.all r fraud.don't go to this hottel.I Never seen in my life.this is not 5star hotel fesilities very poor hospitality.

    • Group of friends
      6.6

      Tariff is on the higher side. Renovation work was inplace and too much of noice during day time

    • Single
      5.0

      Th ereception was smart

      Place is being over-hauled - I was there x 2 days - incessant banging by men with sledge hammers - from 09.00 to 18.00 as they demolished a building attached to the hotel - so all noise reverberated through the entire hotel. I appreciate that work is needed - but management had pushed the boat out (ha!) and had x 2 men doing the (manual) demolition. I pointed out that x 4 or x 6 men would at least get the job over and done with quicker - and this would be better for guests. Shrug of the shoulder from the manager. He really was not bothered. Oh - and the waiter in the bar - his trousers looked as if they had not been washed in weeks. So bad it quite put me off my lunch. Nothing really bad - just way off the standard you would expect. A lovely hotel that has clearly gone wrong.......

    • Family with children
      6.0

      It is not similar to a 5 stars hotel.It needs a real renovation.

    • Single
      8.8

      It was a very good atmosphere with lots of social activities, but also not too loud from the rooms.

      It was a bit too expensive given the rooms.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The good about this hotel its location is near the sea only.The rooms not like what you expect..I booked by 145 $ but thy ask me for 195$ and Every 30 minuets some one will nook your door for any service (thy need tips only).

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      Location, comfort and oceon view.

      Non professional management unmindful of the comitments with the guests and guest relation aspects of Hotel Management. Failing on this aspect eclipsed all other qualities.

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      Very friendly staff, excellent location and nice food.

      Everything was great.

    • Single
      7.8

      Hotel charm was typically Sri Lankan. Being so close to Galle road along side the beach made it very attractive. The hotel is minutes from anywhere.

      Hotel seemed tired and publci areas could do with a bit of a spruce up. The 2 elevators are not enough to keep up with guest traffic.

    • Couple
      4.2

      location was safe

      cleanliness, quality, smell, expensive services (european prices!!!)

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      good view, the crew was so helpful and good food.

      dirty toilets.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      great swimming pool, coffee house has great selection and coffee/tea specialities! front desk made an early check in possible (10am) - wonderful with a child!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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    Hotel Address:

    48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Colombo
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Bandaranayake (CMB)
      17.4 mi
    Train Stations
    • Slave Island Railway Station
      4600 ft
    • Maradana Railway Station
      1.6 mi
    Restaurants
    • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant
      500 ft
    • Sky Lounge (cuisine: Asian)
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      229

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColomboThe Kingsbury

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

    Use Badge