The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo

ex. Ceylon Continental

48, Janadhipathi Mawatha,Colombo 01, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732  show map
 5 stars
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The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The unique 5-star The Kingsbury Hotel provides classic rooms with a spectacular view of the sea. The hotel's Dutch building set in the center of Colombo was completely refurbished in 2012.

This hotel is situated 1.8 km away from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo Harbour and R. Premadasa Stadium. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Colombo city center.

The hotel is set next to a museum, a tower and a temple.

Slave Island Railway train station is a 15-minute walk away. The Kingsbury Hotel is 30 minutes’ drive away from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

There are 229 guestrooms featuring Premium One-Bedroom Double Room, Ocean Suite and Executive Twin Room equipped with climate control, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe and a work desk. Many guestrooms offer views of the Indian Ocean. The guestrooms feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a spa bathtub along with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a microwave and custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

European dishes are served in the gourmet restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Poolside bar to relax with a drink. The Ocean, The Kingsbury and Yue Chuen are situated in a business area, about 100 meters from the venue.

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

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage, a cash machine and free parking along with a meeting room, a business center and an exhibition space to respond to the needs of all guests.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature an infinity pool, loungers and a library. A gym and a fitness center are provided on-site.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Live entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Harbor view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Premium bedding
  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • CD player
  • Plug adaptor
  • 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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

48, Janadhipathi Mawatha,Colombo 01, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

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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

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Rooms and availability

The Kingsbury photos Room
Premium Room
Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed
Size: 465 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    The Kingsbury photos Room Suite
    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Superior Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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      Superior|SUPERIOR KING SEA VIEW

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        Executive Deluxe Single Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        The Kingsbury photos Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed
        Size: 250 sq. feet
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          Premium Deluxe Single Room
          Bed type: 1 Single bed
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          Deluxe|Premium Room

          The Kingsbury photos Room
          Executive Double Room
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
          Size: 250 sq. feet
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            The Kingsbury photos Room
            Presidential Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed
            Size: 1015 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Kingsbury Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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              Hotel Address:

              48, Janadhipathi Mawatha,Colombo 01, 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

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              The Kingsbury Location

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 3000 ft

              Places of interest

              • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 400 ft
              • Crescat Boulevard - 1.1 mi
              • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.3 mi
              • Kollupita Railroad Station - 1.5 mi
              • Temple de la dent - 1.6 mi
              • Paradise Road - 1.7 mi

              Train stations

              • Slave Island Railway Station - 4300 ft
              • Maradana Railway Station - 1.6 mi

              Convention centers

              • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 400 ft
              • Colombo Rowing Club - 2000 ft

              Shopping areas

              • Colombo Dutch Museum - 3300 ft
              • National Art Gallery - 2.0 mi
              • Srilanka National Museum - 2.1 mi

              Amusement

              • Colombo City - 1.6 mi

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 400 ft
              • Khan Clock Tower - 2700 ft
              • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 3700 ft
              • Galle Face Green - 4600 ft
              • Colombo Harbour - 1.1 mi
              • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.5 mi
              • Colombo Town Hall - 1.9 mi

              Stadiums

              • Colombo World Trade Center - 400 ft

              Museums

              • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.8 mi

              Parks

              • R Premadasa Stadium - 2.1 mi
              • Sugathadasa Stadium - 2.1 mi

              Public parking

              Marina

              • Beira Lake - 4600 ft

              Local attractions

              • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.3 mi
                Hulftsdorp, Colombo
              • Zoological Gardens - 1.6 mi
                Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
              • Gem Museum - 1.8 mi
                43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
              • Gangaramaya - 1.5 mi
                61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
              • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.7 mi
                Lipton's Circus, Colombo

              Near the hotel

              • Talangama Wetland - 1500 ft
                Lake Road, Colombo

                Restaurants nearby

                • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant - 500 ft

                  Address: 2, Galle road

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

                • The Ocean, The Kingsbury - 300 ft

                  Address: 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha,

                  76% likes this, based on 44 reviews

                • Semondu - 500 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 Lounge - 200 ft

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

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

                • Yue Chuen - 200 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
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                48, Janadhipathi Mawatha,Colombo 01, 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