Uga Residence, Colombo

Best For

An escape within the city of Colombo.

the Low Down

Nestled between the shady Park Street and the tranquil lakeside Buddhist temple of Gangarama, Residence by Uga Escapes is one of the most lavish boutique hotels in Colombo. Built back in the 19th Century by a wealthy barrister by the name of Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, this Victorian townhouse once welcomed governors, maharajas, nobility and the cream of Ceylon’s colonial society. Today, Residence is a unique 11-suite luxury resort in the heart of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, offering the perfect secluded spot from which to explore the bustling city of Colombo.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive one complimentary bottle of house wine placed in Suite during stay.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • The original mansion is 180 years old, and has been converted into a trendy boutique hotel
  • There are 11 suites in total that provide ultimate privacy and exclusivity
  • The hotel is home to the largest collection of whiskeys in Colombo
  • The hotel is also home to the largest suites in the city centre
  • Residence is perfectly placed between the largest temple in Colombo and the vibrant nightlife location, Park Street Mews.
  • Accommodation:
    With 11 suites, The Park Suites feature lavish furnishings, florid rugs, and stylish décor to complement spacious en-suite bathrooms and private outdoor courtyards. Meanwhile, The Residence Suite will have you feeling like royalty during your stay with us. This abode combines Sri Lanka’s distinct interior styling with all the latest amenities, while its 900-sqft courtyard is certainly a highlight.
  • Location:
    The hotel gives you easy and quick access to the city’s business, entertainment, and shopping hotspots. The location gives Residence by Uga Escapes a unique positioning amongst the luxury hotels in Colombo; a balm for weary travellers and the perfect base for a few days of shopping or revelling in some exciting urban culture.
    Despite being at the centre of a busy city, the hotel is located in a tranquil refuge amidst the concrete jungle, affording you a breath of peace and quiet.
  • Getting there:
    The hotel is 30 km away from the Colombo International Airport.
  • What to pack:
    Something comfortable for exploring the city.
  • Restaurants:
    Rare at Residence, the hotel’s only restaurant, offers a host of mouth-watering delicacies in an atmosphere that exudes elegance. Rare’s team of culinary magicians are some of the best in the country, which helps set it apart from other luxury restaurants in Colombo. If you feel like a pre-dinner cocktail, the barman at the Residence Bar will mix you the perfect aperitif. You could also head over to the bar for a late night snack.
  • Spa:
    Let the experienced therapists pamper you with a range of treatments to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
  • Signature Activities:
    Make sure you book a dining experience at the Rare Bar + Kitchen.
  • All rates are subject to 29.8% government tax and service charges
  • The hotel can accommodate a maximum of 2 children up to 3 years old when sharing the adult’s room. Accommodation is complimentary when sharing with parents or another adult – meals and transfers and other services are chargeable.

Rates include:

  • Daily breakfast

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Visa Cost

Tourist visas can be applied for prior to arrival and cost $25. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Ride the cute train around Ella through the most bewitching of landscapes – tea estates, forests, waterfalls, hills, bridges – is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee


Peak period is December to April as it's cooler. Off-peak period is May to November yet Sri Lanka is an all year destination.


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