11 rooms from £207 per night
Photo of Residence by Uga Escapes

“Set amidst luscious gardens this eleven bedroomed mansion, dating back to the 18th-century evokes both its rich heritage with some contemporary twists. Rooms are expansive, decorated in dark woods and rich red and gold accents. They feature private patios and large, black marble bathrooms. Divine. ”

“Set amidst luscious gardens this eleven bedroomed mansion, dating back to the 18th-century evokes both its rich heritage with some contemporary twists. Rooms are expansive, decorated in dark woods and rich red and gold accents. They feature private patios and large, black marble bathrooms. Divine. ”

Hotel Review

An oasis of calm amidst the beeping bustle of Sri Lanka’s biggest city, Residence by Uga Escapes is a stylish boutique bolthole in a fabulous location. Housed in the nineteenth century home of Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, 11 luxurious modern suites open onto a striking courtyard with a wonderful pool. There’s no shortage of action nearby: pop to the city’s largest park, hit the shops or stroll along the tree-lined boulevards of historic Cinnamon Gardens, lined with houses, galleries and cafes. Park Street Mews - home to some of Colombo’s trendiest restaurants - is mere moments away, as is the glittering Gangarama Temple. When you’ve had your fill of the city, retreat to the tranquility of the pool, sip a cocktail at the swanky Residence Bar, or grab a table under the flowering frangipani tree for a delicious dinner by candlelight.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Stylish interiors, gourmet dining and rooms made for lingering. Great for couples.
  • City Style
  • A relative newbie in town that has fast become one of Colombo's best addresses.
 

Written by Saskia Walker

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Stylish interiors, gourmet dining and rooms made for lingering. Great for couples.
  • City Style
  • A relative newbie in town that has fast become one of Colombo's best addresses.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Barefoot Cafe has swinging live evening jazz performances.
  • Learning
  • The nearby National Museum is an informative visit.
  • Other Activities
  • Enjoy a sundowner at Bu Ba on Galle Face Beach.
  • Great walks
  • Take a turn around nearby Viharamahadevi Park.
  • Golf
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club is within easy reach.
  • Quiet
  • Gourmet
  • Free wifi
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Designer
  • Artworks
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Romantic
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Luxury
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access

Facilities

  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge.
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Close to nightlife
  • Barefoot Cafe has swinging live evening jazz performances.
  • Learning
  • The nearby National Museum is an informative visit.
  • Other Activities
  • Enjoy a sundowner at Bu Ba on Galle Face Beach.
  • Great walks
  • Take a turn around nearby Viharamahadevi Park.
  • Golf
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club is within easy reach.

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Set amid gardens (with a handsome outdoor pool) and built as the home of Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, the 11-suite mansion is decorated with abundant silks in striking colours, in a style that’s both in keeping with its 18th-century heritage and quite contemporary.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)