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Highbury Colombo

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed here just one night before moving to the east coast but had a good time here overall. Quite a few positives going for this hotel: + very tastefully done rooms and common areas, beautiful furnishings, nice garden area (loved the fish pond!) + well-located: central, and still very, very quiet; just a stone's throw away from Mal-Key Car...

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Eresha w, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back on Highbury Colombo. It was unfortunate that you arrived very late. It was apparent to you that the guest who was going to occupy the room had already arrived and it was not possible for us to extent the check out time till 12.30 pm although we adhered to it. As you have commented...

Whangamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

If you are after a flash, expensive, up market hotel with sea views and room service then Highbury isn't for you. If you are looking for an thoughtfully designed, homely, well priced and friendly atmosphere than Highbury "is" the place for you. The hidden garden was a pleasant surprise once we opened the gates and found this little piece of...

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful and kind review!We are happy to hear that you and your girlfriend had a great experience at the Highbury.We have made many new improvements and hope the two of you and your friends would return again for a greater experience.Hope you all are keeping well and...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

First day in Sri Lanka and a good start! The hotel is located 30-40 min by bus #120 (20-40 lkr/pp) with a/c. Staff is really nice and give good advises. The hotel enterance was hard to find and took quite some time (look for a black door and a golden number 14) Breakfast menu is small and the food average....

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

After reading all the glowing reviews I literally went back to google if there was more than one Highbury in Colombo, maybe we stayed at a different place? We found a cold and aloof staff, rooms that desperately needed TLC (scuff marks all over the walls, loose bathroom fixtures, A/C that was insufficient for the room size) and a mediocre...

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We are saddened by your comments and sorry that you did not have a great stay with us. We were overseas for a while as it was the off season and the staff we hired was different. I was aware that we had a few issues with the air conditioning which was beyond our control but it was fixed within...

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The food was perfect,the service was quick and efficient,the staff was wonderful specially little Eresha,the rooms were BAWA style rooms!Very clean and tasteful.The place was like a dream.Everything was just perfect!Will be back soon!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very peaceful boutique hotel in Havelock Town. Stayed three nights. Located in a quiet road with some very nice residential homes, a perfect retreat from the polluted roads of Colombo, but within a short cab ride to major sites. The owners were away, we were upgraded to a larger room on the first floor overlooking the garden by their lovely...

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This place was truly magical.It is in the center of the city but it is hidden and quiet.The rooms are bawa style rooms and very comfortable ,fully equipped! The staff was wonderful and the meals were amazing and fresh and all home cooked.Good wifi.No complaints.I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

I spent many nights in this place with my friends and it was one of my best stays in Sri Lanka. The rooms have garden entrances and the wi fi in the room worked well. We had amazing local food and had most meals at this place. Breakfast was served in the garden and it was very relaxing. My room...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Made three phone calls to notify our pending arrival, all unanswered, on arrival none of the usual welcoming greetings, we had to find the person in charge. All seemed a bit casual with a lack of interest in new guests. Our room was in the "garden" somewhat shabby but reasonably large with a well functioning aircon. The bathroom looked like...

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We are sorry to see your comments on tripadvisor. The toilet flush was repaired. The mirror is new but as we are close to the beach the mirrors do not look so great as the saltiness in the air damages it. Towels are given on request and every room has a note on it. We are sorry you did not...

Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had a most enjoyable stay in this hotel with great gardens and great rooms. The breakfast Eresha made was fabulous and she even did a cookery demonstration for us. We had most of our meals here and enjoyed the local experience. For us it was a home away from home. The staff was super friendly and attentive. Would definitely...

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Beautiful rustic styled fully air conditioned apartments clean, bright and breezy located in the heart of Colombo in quiet, safe, peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highbury Colombo

Address: 14 / 1, Skelton Road | Havelock Town, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: €60 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Highbury Colombo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Garden rooms are super !”
HarryC505, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try the home cooked dinner. Beef curry was excellent!”
BigKev30, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good place to stay for one night”
vrankenp, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main house seem to be better.”
7cliffe15, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Family suites are great with garden entrances”
807manelf, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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