Sri Lanka
Boutique

Residence by Uga Escapes

Nestled between leafy Park Street and the lakeside Buddhist shrine of Gangarama, the Residence is a unique boutique hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. 
Built in the nineteenth century by a wealthy barrister, Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, its halls and ballrooms of this grand Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajas, European nobility and the cream of colonial Ceylon society.Its great halls, expansive gardens and stables were designed to host receptions and entertainments on a grand scale.

Today, the Residence is a unique eleven-suite luxury hotel in Colombo, owned and managed by Uga Escapes. 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.


This hotel was once a 150 year old Colonial bungalow with adjoining stables and warehouses that occupy an extent of 2 acres of land in the heart of Colombo. The hotel is approx. 30km from the Bandaranayake International Airport.

PARK SUITES
The Park Suites at the Residence are fitted out in opulent style. Warm lighting, ornate furnishings and Belgian rugs exude a sense of serenity and ease that few luxury hotels in Colombo can match.

Every suite consists of a living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom and outdoor private courtyard for dining and relaxing. All suites at the Residence are equipped with 42” flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, mini-bar and tea/coffee station. The spacious bathrooms feature rain showers and oversized vanity consoles.

  • Large Queen Bed
  • Living area
  • Mini courtyard
  • 42 Inch LED TV
  • Large bathroom with rain shower
  • Cable Television
  • Safe
  • Complimentary WI-FI
  • Tea Making Facilities
  • Espresso Machine
  • His & hers bath robes
  • Hair Dryer
  • 24 hour room service
  • Fruit Platter
  • Bluetooth enabled Geneva sound system
RESIDENCE SUITE
The palatial Residence Suite, fit for royalty, offers gracious, exquisitely proportioned and detailed apartments filled with every amenity and indulgence.

Evoking a long-vanished age of refinement and unforced elegance the Residence Suite with its large private court yard artfully blends space with luxurious amenities. Here you’ll have room to be yourself, and can enjoy just about every comfort and convenience human ingenuity can devise. A particular feature of the Residence Suite is its spacious private garden, a sylvan retreat just for you, your chosen partner and guests.
  • Large King Bed
  • Living area
  • 900sqf courtyard
  • 55 Inch LED TV
  • Large bathroom with whirlpool bath tub
  • Cable Television
  • Safe
  • Complimentary WI-FI
  • Tea Making Facilities
  • Espresso Machine
  • His & hers bath robes
  • Hair Dryer
  • 24 hour room service
  • Fruit Platter
  • Bluetooth enabled Geneva sound system

Appointments

  • Ten air-conditioned suites, Grand Suite. All suites feature private outdoor courtyards
  • 24-hour suite service
  • 24-hour ensuite dining
  • 100-seat fine-dining restaurant
  • 30-seat bar featuring a selection of premium whiskies and a connoisseurs’ cigar bar
  • Ensuite safe
  • Two private dining rooms
  • 16m swimming pool and modern gym
  • Library
  • Business centre
Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Taxi services
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Doctor on call
  • International direct dialling
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • All major credit cards accepted

Regarded as one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in Colombo, at Residence the approach of traditional haute cuisineis happily blended to a contemporary aesthetic based on unusual ingredients and imaginative preparation and presentation. Well-stored wines from our large, knowledgeably-stocked cellar complement the parade of chef’s specials, à la carte treats and irresistible desserts.

The 100-seat space, overlooking the swimming pool, is designed to allow seating indoors or al fresco, according to the weather and your mood.

If you fancy a pre-dinner cocktail, the barman at the adjacent Residence Bar will mix you the perfect aperitif. The bar is also a great place for a between-meals or late-night snack.

Private Parties
Aside from the main restaurant, the Residence also boasts two private function rooms, capable of accommodating dinner-parties of up to 6 and 14 respectively. These rooms can also be reconfigured for other functions, including business meetings and small receptions.

Dining in Your Room
As you might expect, 24-hour room service is standard at the Residence. The staff will be happy to serve you anything from breakfast in bed up to and including a full five-course dinner.