The Kingsbury - Colombo

ex. Ceylon Continental

48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732show map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Overview

Set in the heart of Colombo, this unique hotel features 229 rooms and offers a hairdresser, a steam room and live performances. Built in 1973, the hotel is a combination of classical architecture and contemporary facilities.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean the property boasts a perfect location in Fort district of Colombo. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Colombo center.

Business opportunities at government offices, embassies and banks nearby as well as a business centre, a meeting room and an exhibition space on-site are available.

It will take 35 minutes by car to get to Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

For the comfort of the guests The Kingsbury Hotel offers classic rooms with complimentary wireless internet, a private safe, cable television, a refrigerator and a DVD player. The guestrooms look out on the sea. The rooms are appointed with en suite bathrooms and custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy fine meals at the outdoor restaurant serving European cuisine. Poolside bar is available on site. A variety of dishes are served in The Ocean, The Kingsbury and Yue Chuen, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

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

Services

The facilities as currency exchange, an elevator and a beauty shop are offered for guests.

Relax

A spa centre, a treatment room and a sauna are available on site. Such sports activities as lawn tennis and squash are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Central Bank of Sri LankaCentral Bank of Sri Lanka400 ft
Colombo Dutch MuseumColombo Dutch Museum3300 ft
Dutch Hospital Shopping PrecinctDutch Hospital Shopping Precinct400 ftHospital Street Galle Fort
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison CellKing Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell500 ftBank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo 1
Khan Clock TowerKhan Clock Tower700 ftColombo Fort
Old Parliament BuildingOld Parliament Building900 ftFort
LaksalaLaksala1100 ftNo 60, York Street No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla.
The LighthouseThe Lighthouse1300 ftColombo Fort
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Galle Face Hotel RestaurantGalle Face Hotel Restaurant500 ft2, Galle road
Sky LoungeSky Lounge200 ft48 Janadhipathi Mawatha
The Ocean, The KingsburyThe Ocean, The Kingsbury300 ft48 Janadhipathi Mawatha,
Yue ChuenYue Chuen200 ft48 Janadhipathi Mawatha
SemonduSemondu500 ftDutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1
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Bambalapitiya Railway StationBambalapitiya Railway Station2.8 mi
Sugathadasa StadiumSugathadasa Stadium2.1 mi
R Premadasa StadiumR Premadasa Stadium2.1 mi
Sinhalese Sports ClubSinhalese Sports Club2.6 mi
National Art GalleryNational Art Gallery2.0 mi
Srilanka National MuseumSrilanka National Museum2.1 mi
U.S. EmbassyU.S. Embassy1.4 mi
Colombo Town HallColombo Town Hall1.9 mi
Alliance FrançaiseAlliance Française2.1 mi
Gem MuseumGem Museum2100 ft43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw
St. Thomas ChapelSt. Thomas Chapel2100 ftSt. Thomas College
Dutch MuseumDutch Museum3600 ftPrince Street
PettahPettah3900 ft
Jami Ul-Alfar MosqueJami Ul-Alfar Mosque3900 ftSecond Cross Street
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)8.3 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)17.4 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station4600 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.6 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  56  reviews
  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The hotel is very very old and the furniture of the rooms are very bad

  • 6.0
    Good

    indian resturant ,

    they need to have a good staff

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    my stay at ceylon international hotel was truly a refreshing and amazing expereince. the staff was freindly and the service was good and the food spread was also lovely. the hotel interiors and the construction is quite antique and would be great if they would refurbish the rooms. otherwise i would give a 2 thumbs up for this hotel.

    i would like to add that the though the hotel gives an antique look the loby looks a bit crowded and the rooms are slightly smaller. could revamp the rooms and i think this is a fantastic hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The food was the best point, the tandoor Indian restaurant adjacent to the hotel was excellent, and the breakfast buffet was a real treat. Overall we found the the food in Sri Lanka disappointing, but not at the hotel where it was delicious. The bar happy hour was also good value for money and the fashion show held in there was an unexpected but pleasant surprise to watch.

    Only very minor things but the swimming pool does get extremely shallow at one end, and it makes doing full lengths on front crawl that bit more difficult. Sun loungers with some shade would be nice too as it can get quite hot outside in the afternoon. I think that if this hotel was after the 'luxury' tag then it may have to upgrade / refurbish the bathrooms which seem to have served their realistic lifespan, as our one (although good and nice to use) does show signs of wear and tear over the years.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff on the front of house and also housekeeping were clean courteous and always helpful. Especially all of the guys on the concierge desk and on the main doors all had sunny smiles and great sense of humour. Housekeeping were polite and also helpful and efficient. The receptionist at the Spa when i went to book a massage was very nice and courteous and explained the treatments as well. [he was a young man cannot remember his name]

    I thought the pool area was very tired looking. Also as an ex hotel person I would say that the staff at the swimming pool need more training. There is very little selling of foor or beverages and very little understanding of either with some of the staff. Everyone goes outside to smoke so make sure the tables have ashtrays. After the rain tilt the chairs so the rain falls off as many people would like to sit on the chairs without getting wet. Having your florists at the pool is a bit of an invasion of privacy for your hotel guests. Some of the staff in the Emerald were very helpful and courteous others were good at slamming plates onto the trolley after cleaning up tables at breakfast time and not looking too happy to be employed by Ceylon Continental.

  • 6.6
    Good

    the staff is very kindly and the air con is very strong .

    the facilities of this hotel doesn't worthy that much of the room rates.....

  • 7.0
    Very good

    great staff in the lobby and door,the Indian restaurant was very good, the waters in the main outlet need more attention to detals also the bar men in the heist, need to lisen to what people order, and not take it for granted that they want it the way most people wants thing, spesialy when requested in a spesific way.

    when i requested a taxi/car to drive me to the airport on the booking and talked to the front desk regarding getting the the transport orgenised, and they still did not make the arrangement for the sett day, is something they need to work on. it went well, but it can be quite a headace when you are on a sceduale

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.......

  • 6.0
    Good

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)8.3 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)17.4 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station4600 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.6 mi
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