Another feather in the cap of Uga, this 250yr old colonial bungalow in the heart of Colombo's 'best' residential and business area is one of the best boutique hotels, offering more intimate, stylish and flexible accommodation than big city chains.
Set within 2 acres, allowing for such features as a gym, meeting room and wifi, in converted store houses, this is a perfect refuge for both leisure and business travellers.
Uga has converted and refurbished The Residence in an impeccable style, using rich fabrics, beautiful antiques mingling comfortably with strong, dark wood modern fittings and bathrooms to die for.
The location is ideal for business travellers needing a little cossetting and an exclusive setting for sensitive meetings or important entertaining. It is also a delightful retreat for tourists wanting to explore Colombo's shops, ancient temples and colonial history, for whom the vastness of the city tower block hotels is overwhelming or too impersonal.
Cool off after a busy day in the delightful swimming pool then relax in the lounges, terraces or pretty gardens.
The Residence has 1 Residence Suite and 10 Park suites.
Residence Refurbished appartment of the former owners, a couple who were prominent members of Colombo's business and social scene. Designed in a grand colonial style they combine beautiful antique furniture with luxurious modern amenities.
Park Suites occupy the converted warehouse. They are very spacious with high ceilings and tall windows overlooking the garden terrace. The open plan layout defines areas for sleeping, living, dining and dressing. Striking floor to ceiling curtains form a backdrop to the sleek, modern, darkwood furniture and water-hyacinth and leather accessories. The walls provide a personal gallery for original paintings by a foremost Sri Lankan artist, which are available to be purchased.
Large king size beds are dressed with superfine Indian linens and standard in each room is a music system, cable t.v. and d.v.d., safe, hair dryer and coffee machine. All the en suite bathrooms have rain showers to revitalise the spirits after the city's heat and 5 have jacuzzi spa bathtubs.
The varied menu encompasses both Asian and Western cuisines and special requests will be undertaken gladly whenever possible.
The main dining room is indoor/ openair, but meals are also served al fresco by the pool. Room service is available 24 hrs and a sophisticated selection of cocktails and wines is available at the bar or dining room.
Facilities and leisure
Swimming pool and gym
gardens and terraces for sunbathing
library with books, dvds and board games
internet and wifi for use with own laptops
in room massage
private function areas