The spirit of Uga Residence
Nestled between leafy Park Street and the lakeside Buddhist shrine of Gangarama, Uga Residence is amongst the most unique boutique hotels in Colombo; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital city. Built in the nineteenth century by a wealthy barrister, Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, the halls and ballrooms of this grand Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajas, European nobility and the cream of the colonial Ceylon society. Its great halls, expansive gardens and stables were designed to host receptions and entertain guests on a grand scale. Today, Residence is a unique eleven-suite luxury hotel. Despite its central location, its atmosphere of secluded peace and quiet is pure balm for the weary, the city-drained and travel-stained. Its appointments are elegant, contemporary and comfortable, yet pay tribute to its rich history and that of the neighbourhood. With its spacious, leafy gardens and private courtyards, its gourmet restaurant, swimming pool, gym, bar and ‘great room’ for private functions, the Residence Colombo is a refined choice for stays in Colombo, as well as an ideal place to meet, relax or celebrate.
What we love about Uga Residence
- Enjoy a sumptuous feast, at Rare at Residence restaurant, where the approach of traditional haute cuisine is happily blended to a contemporary aesthetic based on unusual ingredients and imaginative preparation and presentation.
- Gorgeous suites furnished in an opulent style along with warm lighting, ornate furnishings and Belgian rugs.
- Lounge at the alluring pool with a colourful, tropical cocktail in hand, dipping in when the dazzling golden rays are at their boldest and brightest.