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Highbury Colombo

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Just spent 4 very relaxing nights at The Highbury. An oasis tucked away a short distance from the city centre with attentive owners on hand to help with taxis and bar/restaurant recommendations, all of which were excellent. Room was comfy with air con & fan. Didn't try the breakfast or meals and were not pushed to do so but it...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Very friendly hosts. Excellent value and very large room, delicious Sri Lankan breakfast. The hosts helped us find a nice restaurant and transportation to the old Dutch hospital. We slept really well as the neighbourhood is quiet. I highly recommend it!

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Pokhara, Nepal
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

It was a mixed experience for me to stay in this place. It was beautiful and very peaceful. It was runned by a friendly family like it's a homestay but it felt like they were running a star hotel that was a bit too much focused on money. For example breakfast was very expensive while it wasn't that special. Yet,...

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.We are sorry you found the breakfast too expensive.We will most certainly work on improving it soon.We appreciate the honesty.Hope to see you soon for a greater and better experience. Regards, Eresha Weerasuriya

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This hotel is a family run home turned guest house. It was really comfortable, good home-cooked food is available and had lots of useful amenities, including airport pick-up or drop-off and laundry service. Beautiful interior garden views.

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is a beautiful place in a residential area of Colombo with very comfortable rooms. The garden room I found quite small but the room on the second floor was stunning. The food the hosts serve is tasty but it's not included with the room rate. Even breakfast comes on top of your bill... It's a lovely place but I...

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manojicolombo, Owner at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time on writing a review for us on tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. As we have only five rooms situated in half an acrea with gardens and two buildings the maintainance cost is very high for us and also the tarriff and electricity which is 36% is included in...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The room where very hight quality, nice and clean. The breakfast was amazing, I like spicy food and it was spicy and tasty! I got help with everything. I got there in the night without notifying the hotel, my bad, but they opened up and was super friendly anyway! 4:30 in the morning. So if you are coming in to...

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Highbury Colombo!Thank you for your kind review.We hope to see you again for a greater experience. With blessings, Eresha Weerasuriya

Jerusalem District, Israel
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We came to highbury for 2 nights and it was perfect!! the girl was very nice and helpfull and the rooms were very clean and comfy. good location. I was very suprised that it was so good camperd to the price.

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.We are glad you enjoyed your stay.We hope to see you and your girlfriend again for a greater experience at the Highbury. With blessings, Eresha

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Pros: - Safe and good location: This is a very safe and decent location (compare to the ocean front near Galle Road), it is still easy to get to major tourist areas - Beautiful garden - Nice deco fused with nature - Option for three meals a day with good food as the host is a very good cook. -...

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manojicolombo, General Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a most wonderful review for us. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Colombo Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Eresha

Rockingham, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The staff were terrible, the young woman, the daughter left us as she was going out. The room they gave us was up 3 flights of stairs , I had asked for ground floor room. The room itself was crowded, toilet very small no glass in opening for a window Room hot despite fan and air conditioning. NO Phone in...

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

I totally deny the contents of your review.We are sorry you could not enjoy this room which others have reviewed so positively. Although i was not available to you that night after 9pm two staff members were in the premises at your service,who work after hours on every night. It is also clearly stated on booking.com that we do not...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Highbury is one of my favourite places in Sri Lanka and this was my second visit to Sri Lanka where I spent seven nights in Colombo visiting the museums, art galleries, mount Lavinia beach and the bars. Night life was terrific. I found Highbury very relaxing and pleasant with beautifully decorated rooms and good wifi in the rooms. I would...

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manojicolombo, Manager at Highbury Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a most wonderful review for us. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Colombo Sri Lanka. With Blessings, Eresha

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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: $81 - $165 (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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