Residence by Uga Escapes

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Park suite

Park suite

Park suite



An all-suite colonial mansion in compelling Colombo, including breakfast and a bottle of wine

Gone are the days when travellers would simply fly in and then high-tail it out of the Sri Lankan capital without so much as an overnighter. Not just the gateway to the dramatic west coast but a worthy destination in its own right, characterful Colombo is a fascinating mishmash of old and new.

Close to the vast Viharamahadevi Park - the largest green space in the city - Uga Residence offers tranquil five-star environs, a small distance from the bustle of Pettah market and historic Fort. The character is distinctly colonial, with a leafy, collonaded courtyard and a row of traditional planter’s chairs overlooking the swimming pool. 

Uga Residence's 11 oversized, high-ceilinged suites are evocative of a bygone era, and yet the restaurant has taken a different direction, putting a creative spin on fresh Sri Lankan ingredients - much of which is dug from the hotel’s own organic gardens. It’s a big-hitter on the city's high-end dining scene, not least because of its reputation for top-notch service - as recognised in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2017 awards.

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We like

  • Each suite has its own private courtyard and spacious lounge
  • The expertly stocked, 450-bottle wine cellar
  • Mouthwatering dishes like cinnamon-smoked lobster at Rare at Residence

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