Luxury hotel holiday The Kingsbury Colombo

The five star Kingsbury in Colombo is a very chic, luxurious hotel, with excellent access to Sri Lanka's largest and most famous city. Stunning sea views and private terraces ensure the hotel retains the sense of seclusion and exclusivity that Sri Lankan hotels are so well-known for, but with a range of facilities, including numerous delicious dining options, that ooze the sophistication of a bustling city location. Stay at the Kingsbury for your first or last stop on a tour of Sri Lanka, to make the most of its proximity to the island's main airport, and enjoy the very best of Sri Lanka style, flavours, and scenery.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Kingsbury, Colombo

The Kingsbury is a 5-star hotel in an excellent central location. With a large variety of excellent restaurants, superb spa facilities and classically comfortable accommodation all offered with exemplary service, this is an excellent haven from the bustle of Colombo.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In Colombo city, 10-minutes' walk to Galle Face Beach

Closest airport Bandaranaike International Airport

Distance from airport 22 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming pool, Kings Bar, Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Harbour Court Restaurant, Yue Chuan Restaurant, Sky Lounge, Pool Bar, gym, and Senses Spa.

Complimentary

Mineral water, Newspaper, and WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Days could be spent taking in the atmosphere and sights of Colombo, as the bustling streets change daily. We would recommend, however, visiting such important places as the Galle Face Green, the World Trade Centre, the Museum of Colombo, the Dutch Hospital, and the Old Colombo Lighthouse. The Green is a beautiful coastal promenade, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the views across the sea and the gentle breeze. The World Trade Centre is the tallest building in the city, and stands as a tribute to Colombo's blossoming commercial success. The National Museum is the largest in the country, with great, in-depth insights into the history of Sri Lanka's trade and heritage. The Dutch Hospital is one of the oldest buildings in the city, originally built in the late 17th century. The Lighthouse still functions as a clock tower, and is a prime example of colonial architecture, something which has become intrinsic to any tour of the island. To witness one of the colourful Buddhist temples that populate Sri Lanka, visit the Gangaramaya Temple, which is one of the most popular places of worship in all of Sri Lanka. Many artworks can be found dotted around the halls and rooms, as well as elements of the architectural styles of other Asian countries. The Independence Memorial Hall commemorates the establishment of the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948 and Sri Lanka's freedom from British rule.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,550

Holiday Code EXH1873

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Kingsbury, Colombo

Room descriptions

The Kingsbury has 229 rooms with air-conditioning, satellite television, safe, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, and daily housekeeping. All rooms have a maximum occupancy of 3, apart from the Presidential Suite, which can accommodate 4. Higher category rooms tend to be on higher floors.

Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Premium Room
Executive Room
Suite with separate living room
Presidential Suite with large living and dining area and panoramic windows

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,550

Holiday Code EXH1873

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Kingsbury, Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). At Colombo you are met by car and driver and transferred to your hotel. A stay at this hotel is usually included as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide, in which case the services of the driver-guide will start when you leave Colombo to commence the touring itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcomed at the Kingsbury, and staff are happy to organise family activities. Babysitting facilities and extra beds and cots are available at an extra charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,550

Holiday Code EXH1873

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Kingsbury, Colombo

Highlights of Colombo

Fashion, jewellery, art, trendy homeware and Sri Lankan arts and crafts; Golf at Royal Colombo golf course; National Museum; Variety of restaurants; Afternoon tea or cocktails on the Ocean terrace of the Galle Face Hotel; Walking along the seafront at Galle Face Green; Pettah Bazaar; Buddhist temples (Gangaramaya, Bellanwilla); Colourful Hindu Kovils (Sri Subramaniam and Kailawasanthan Swamidevasthanam, the oldest); Dutch period museum. Near Colombo – Kelaniya Raja Maha Temple; Nightclubs and musical entertainment e.g. jazz, Asian pop bands, calypso, (mainly in the hotels).

Festivals in Colombo

Navam Perahera held in February is a 3-day pageant ending on Poya day (full moon), with dance troupes and decorated elephants, at Gangaramaya temple and along neighbouring streets.

Climate in Colombo

Colombo has an average temperature of 27° C, often reaching above 30° C during the day, slightly cooler in the evenings and during the monsoon season (May to August). It is hot and sticky, less so on the seafront with the sea breezes.

Travel around Colombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo to Colombo International airport: 1 hour Colombo to Bentota: 2 hours, Colombo to Galle: 2 hours, Colombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Colombo to Dambulla: 4 hours.

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