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Uga Residence

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Uga Residence is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Colombo. It is an eleven suite city hotel managed by Uga Escapes, and as such is both a sophisticated and luxurious option.

At a Glance

  • Fabulously spacious rooms at 75sqm each with the Residence Suite offering 176 sqm

  • Perfect location in the city center, and only 30km from the airport

  • Beautiful outside pool area, and dining option

  • Very popular restaurant with delicious twists on traditional Sri Lankan food

  • Excellent service which you come to expect from Uga Escapes

Couples, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Definitely the best hotel in Colombo, for overnighters before a flight, and longer.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Even if you're not going to stay try out the restaurant. It has a unique twist on traditional Sri Lankan dishes.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Check out the lakeside temple of Gangarama one of Colombo's principal Buddhist shrines and right next to the hotel.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Enjoy a Sri Lankan curry with a twist, Uga Residences fine dining restaurant adapts international cuisine with an emphasis on Sri Lankan ingredients.

Scarlett Richard

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Uga Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Colombo


Uga Residence is a contemporary hotel with a glamorous and exclusive feel. Built around a central courtyard it gives a feeling of space and the outdoors with a great area for the pool and beautiful little outside dining area. The ideal location for couples looking to relax in the capital.

Uga Residence has just 11 suites each one measuring 75sqm consisting of a living room, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and outdoor private area. The Residence was originally a family home belonging to Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, who designed it in the 18th century as a place to host large parties and grand scale receptions. As such the hotel retains much of its heritage feel and glamorous past.

Uga Residence is well-located within the city, only 30km from the airport, with easy access to the Colombo's business and shopping hotspots. The restaurant has been a huge success since the hotel opened with locals and guests alike, enjoying the haute cuisine with a contemporary twist, and giving the hotel a great atmosphere in the evenings. There is also a great cocktail bar with inventive new mixes including local and more exotic ingredients.


Uga Residence has 11 suites, consisting of a living room, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private outdoor dining area. The suites are equipped with mini-bar, Nespresso machines and tea facilities, as well as large flat-screen TVs.

10 of the suites measure 75sqm, with one Grand Suite measuring 176sqm.


Uga Residence has a large garden, swimming pool, gym, bar and 'Great Room'. The suites consist of a living room, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private outdoor dining area.


The staff are very helpful and will organize any sightseeing you are interested in. They will also book taxi's and drivers were necessary. There are so many wonderful things to do and see in Colombo, including museums, galleries, and restaurants, you certainly won't be bored!

Location & Directions

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Uga Residence is located in a leafy residential area of Colombo, between Park Street and the lakeside temple of Gangarama.

When to go

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

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