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.
Fabulously spacious rooms at 75sqm each with the Residence Suite offering 176 sqm
Perfect location in the city centre, and only 30km from the airport
Beautiful outside pool area, and dining option
Very popular restaurant with delicious twists on traditional Sri Lankan food
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.
When to visit
Definitely the best hotel in Colombo, for overnighters before a flight, and longer.
Uga Residence is located in a leafy residential area of Colombo, between Park Street and the lakeside temple of Gangarama.
Colombo - Cookery Demonstration
Visit a local market to choose ingredients before heading to Mrs Dole's house where she will explain and demonstrate the art of Sri Lankan cuisine. Visitors can participate in the cooking and then enjoy the fruits of their labour with a delicious lunch.
Colombo - Mark Forbes Walk
Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo's hidden corners. Mark Forbes or one of his team will take you on a tour of the city's historic buildings before visiting the Pettah Market. This tour lasts around two to three hours.
Colombo - Tuk Tuk Safari
Enjoy this four hour tour of Colombo by tuk tuk. A fun way to get around, this tour is an interactive immersion into local life, culture and a chance to sample Sri Lankan food and of course tea. Heading to famous landmarks including the Dutch Hospital.
Colombo Night by Bike
Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.
Colombo Walking Tour
Go on a walking tour of Colombo's pre- and post-colonial sites with Mark Forbes.
Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car
Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion
Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colourful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.