The Kingsbury Colombo

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Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, Frette Italian sheets, minibar, in-room safe
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The Kingsbury Colombo

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Bank of Ceylon Tower

8.4/10 Very good

626 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
The price is €125
Price available on 04/08/2022
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, 1
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort
  • Pettah Market - 2 min drive
  • Bally's Casino - 7 min drive
  • Galle Face Green - 3 min drive
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 9 min drive
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 10 min drive
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 11 min drive
  • Casino Marina Colombo - 13 min drive
  • German Embassy Colombo - 14 min drive
  • Marino Mall - 15 min drive
  • University of Colombo - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 11 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 22 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

About this property

The Kingsbury Colombo

Placing you 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Bally's Casino and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Nawaloka Hospital, The Kingsbury Colombo offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for LKR 9800 per vehicle. You can indulge in massages, body wraps or manicures and pedicures, and Harbour Court, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a poolside bar. Fellow travellers say great things about the location and comfortable guest rooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 229 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1973
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Frette Italian sheets

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments.


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.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Deposit: LKR 10000 per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: LKR 3250
This property charges a mandatory gala dinner fee per room on December 31.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of LKR 2600 for adults and LKR 1300 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of LKR 9800 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for LKR 7952 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 10 costs LKR 9800 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

State tax ID – 104029140-7000

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

The breakfast was the best we’ve had in Sri Lanka - we’re already missing it! And we found the bed to be exceptionally comfortable (amazing pillows…) But sadly, we asked to be in a quiet room and close to the main Wi-Fi repeater, but got neither. Apparently the staff thought that a good view was more important than what we’d asked for 🤔 so they put us right in front of the protests which was the opposite of quiet, and it was furthest from the Wi-Fi. Disaster! We also found the food, other than breakfast, to be sub-par as the head chefs weren’t present during our stay.
Roy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money!
The hotel is well located in a happening part of the city. There are a number of other 5 star hotels in the area as well including the Taj Samudra and Galle Face Hotel. The hotel is well decorated and our room faced the pool as well as the harbour. However, there was some construction going on in the harbour which spoilt the views a little bit. The hotel was also not very expensive, so it was good value for money.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Excellent service, dated rooms
Excellent service and helpful staff, dated rooms. Plenty of restaurants and bars in the hotel, especially ocean restaurant was fantastic.
Stylianos, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Average Rooms
Average hotel rooms. Good breakfast and cafe.
1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

worest horel ever
One of the worst hotel i have ever had in my entire lives So crowded and noisy and the room service was awful and the breakfast was not even to 1 star hotel I just had avery bed experience with this place
Ahmed, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff are very professional and friendly.
Rajan, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

food was nice. The room given to us didn't have a pleasant view.
Dayani, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Room was not ready when we went for check in.. also we went for late check in ..for amenities we have to call and request.. And the again next day also amenities was not put . Shower get and etc..
Ahmed, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Sue Jane, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Decent hotel, central Columbo, great food!
Nice hotel, centrally located for exploring Columbo, breakfast is first class, as are restaurants and a couple of good bars too. Fun atmosphere round the pool on Friday night and ends at midnight so ok for sleeping
Nicholas, 2-night trip
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