Colombo, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • A charming hotel, full of character

  • Peaceful setting in the heart of Colombo

  • Good access to art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants

  • Part of the exclusive, Manor House Concept portfolio

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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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Insider's View

Escape the hustle and bustle of Colombo in this private retreat where you can relax in the inner courtyard where you will be greeted with nothing but peace and calm

The Master Suites have really spacious bathrooms with a lovely roll-top bath

Don't miss out on trying the Sri Lankan breakfast

For a truly luxurious stay, choose the Master Suite that comes equipped with a roll top bath and private garden.


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Recently taken over by the exclusive Manor House Concept group, Maniumpathy offers luxurious boutique accommodation in the center of Colombo. Enjoy this colonial house styled with chic bold fabrics and oozing old world charm.

Be taken back to the days of old Ceylon with Maniumpathy, its grand entrance, high ceilings, antique furniture and an old-world, personalized service bringing a touch of elegance to bustling Colombo. In an affluent area in the heart of the city, Victoria Park and the Town Hall are just a few minutes by foot away. In the immediate vicinity, there are also a handful of quaint cafés and art galleries.

Find the beautifully appointed rooms are set around a delightful courtyard style garden. Each features large antique beds, some of which are four-poster, and spacious bathrooms. The Master Suite boasts a private outdoor space, perfect for a more intimate evening soiree. Meanwhile families can enjoy ideal accommodation in the Duplex Family Suite.

The property doesn’t offer much in the sense of facilities as they have worked hard to maintain the colonial feel of this former private mansion. There is a lovely but small pool set in quiet courtyard, which is the ideal escape from the chaos of Colombo’s notoriously busy streets. Guests can enjoy casual alfresco dining in the hotel’s beautiful garden or for a more formal affair, fine dining is offered in the house’s dining room.

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There are eight rooms in total. Choose from the Master Suite with separate living area and outdoor space or one of two Deluxe Suites with Queen beds. There are also four superior suites with king sized beds with balcony/access to garden. For families, the Duplex Family Suite features a King Bed and 1 sofabed on an upper level.


Families are warmly welcomed at Maniumpathy. Please be aware however, the hotel does not accept children below the age of seven. The Family Duplex Suite is perfect for young families, however please note the hotel does not offer specific facilities for children.


Maniumpathy boasts a small pool set in a charming courtyard. Here enjoy alfresco dining in the courtyard. Private in-room dining is also available.


Maiumpathy is perfect for exploring Colombo's city center with its imperial architecture, Victoria Park and for enjoying a walk along the coast at Galle Face. A Tuk Tuk can be arranged to get around or your driver can take you on a guided tour.



Charlie Loughlin (Staff)

A stay at the Maniumpathy will be a welcome break after a long journey to Colombo. Based on the outskirts of town this old colonial house will make you feel at home. With only 9 rooms you will be able to relax and unwind in the courtyard and cool off in the pool. All the rooms are named after ladies of the family who owned this house for over 200 years, so this little property is packed full of charm and character.


Rikki Poynton (Staff)

A lovely boutique hotel set within a historical colonial building in the heart of Colombo. Each of the beautifully appointed rooms ooze charm and the service is attentive but never overbearing.


Scarlett Richard (Staff)

This boutique hotel has a rich cultural heritage dating back to over a century as seen by the history, architecture and antiques that beautifully decorate the hotel. Each room has been dedicated to different women who once lived there and are decorated with vintage inspired furnishings. As well as being incredibly charming, the service is second to none and total flexibility to provided to ensure that guests feel at home.


  • 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.

Vacation Ideas

  • Epic Sri Lanka

    Colombo, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Hatton, Galle & Balapitya

    from $4100 pp 13 nights

    • Sri Lanka is an endless treasure trove of offerings and this trip ensures you explore the very best in style
    • The cuisine in Sri Lanka is exceptional and with each area you visit you can enjoy an array of amazing dishes to tantalise the taste buds
    • Featuring the best of Sri Lanka's boutique hotels, you will enjoy stays at sister properties The Fort Bazaar and Kumu Beach


Warning about Traffic Please note hotel is located in the center of Colombo and therefore during rush hour there can be some traffic heard nearby.

Location & directions

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Located in central Colombo, near Victoria Park and the town hall.

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

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