One of the finest 5-star hotels in Colombo is the Kingsbury hotel, located very centrally in Colombo with easy access to entertainment, shopping, and business needs. The tag line of the hotel “At Kingsbury, we see it differently” does complete justice to the magnificence and grandeur of the hotel, which makes it more like a palace. There is absolutely no compromise on the comfort of the guests and you are sure to have the most overwhelming experience of a lifetime. Here are some parameters which make The Kingsbury Hotel unique and loved by all.
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It’s blessed in way of location and is easy to locate. It is situated between the Galle Green Face, the world trade Centre, and Dutch Hospital Precinct. An appeasing stay is ensured due to the availability of almost anything and everything, inside and near the hotel. Traveling to and from the hotel should be least of your concerns because of the orderly travel services provided by the hotel and reasonable rates.
You can see and feel the true meaning of grace and splendor in the accommodation, which is of two types, rooms and suites. The hotel is designed to keep every different luxury in mind. There are 229 rooms in total, with an occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children per room. The rooms are floored with white marble and furniture is tastefully selected by the management giving the rooms a rich feel. The rooms range according to the prices, the least expensive being the premium, superior and executive rooms and most expensive being the deluxe rooms and the suites. The flexibility of the check-in and check-out times (subject to availability) is a boon for the guests coming from faraway places before the check-in time. What makes the stay even better is the hospitality and in-room services from restaurants and the warm attitude of the staff.
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If you are looking to be spoilt on your vacation with exotic food from all around the world, then Kingsbury is the right choice. The extravagant restaurants and bars inside the hotel offer you a variety of cuisines to choose from, you also have the choice of eating at the authentic Sri Lankan cuisine at the Harbor Court Restaurant. Kingsbury is known for some of its eminent restaurants and unparallel dining experiences:
Honey Beach Club
By the beach is not the only option in an island country of Sri Lanka, so they brought the concept of dining by the infinity pool giving you the ultimate experience of a pool party. It is an ideal place to unwind yourself in the swimming pool bar and enjoy a sumptuous dinner among the glistening water.
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CÉ LA VI Restaurant And Lounge
A very classy Asian cuisine serving restaurant located atop Kingsbury hotel is the center of attraction for the business meetings and the cocktail parties. The dress code of smart and stylish formals gives the place a very sophisticated and affluent environment. With world-class entertainment, there is a new dimension in beverages, cocktails, and cuisine. This place gives you a multi-sensory experience that uplifts your mood and sets your spirits free. Besides the restaurant serving modern Asian cuisine, there is an availability of a sky bar and a lounge with incomparable entertainment.
A premium Chinese restaurant in Sri Lanka, serving the best Cantonese and Schezuan delicacies with a hint of Sri Lankan flavors. Not only is it adorned by decorative pieces, chic designs, and lavish furniture but also possesses a glass-fronted kitchen which displays to the guest, the method and intricacy of preparation.
Safety & Security
Safety and security are of the utmost importance when it comes to traveling abroad, and Kingsbury provides to its guests enhanced security and safety measures for a carefree stay. The security measures start right at the time of booking, and the hotels take bookings only through reputed and authorized travel agents, passport copies and other details of the guests are intact for identification. Metal, body, and bag scanners are present not only at the entrance of the hotel but also at the restaurants and spa area. All vehicles are scrutinized at the entrance. The efficient measures of safety are ensured by state security. For the traveler’s personal belongings, there is a fireproof safe and locker with keys belonging only to the guests.
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Kingsbury Hotel is rightly known as luxury on a budget. The rooms are reasonably priced ranging from USD 95-160 (INR 7000-12000) per night. The suites and executive rooms are a bit costly. The cost is inclusive of bed and breakfast. The restaurants and bar costs are not included in the above price. Keeping in mind the grandeur and extravagance, the restaurants are a bit costlier than usual. There are several offers on international debit and credit cards which you may avail for discounted prices. There is one spa facility included in your package, after which the spa treatments are chargeable. Keeping in mind the booking and additional costs, Kingsbury offers you a 5-star experience comparatively cheaper to the 5 stars elsewhere in the world and there is absolutely no compromise on the beautiful stay.
Places To Visit Near Kingsbury Hotel
Being located very centrally, sightseeing is very convenient and accessible by foot or car. You can visit the Gangaramaya temple which is known for its Buddhist culture and teachings and feel the presence of spirituality and peace. For all the history lovers, the National Museum of Colombo and the Independence memorial hall are interesting places to visit and learn about the past of the country and its freedom struggle. The romantic Galle Face Green is a beautiful and alluring promenade to walk on and watch the sunset and sunrise. Reminds you of how beautiful this life is and you feel euphoric and a sense of gratitude.
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My stay at the Kingsbury Hotel has overall been a 10/10 experience and I totally recommend it to all those who enjoy luxury, which comes at a reasonable price. This review is just the tip of the iceberg and only when you yourself stay at the hotel; you will realize that this review is a pure understatement of the hotel’s grandeur. Whether you’re looking for a destination wedding, a honeymoon, family vacation, or a business trip, it is bound to suit your taste and budget.