In prime position next to the lake and nearby Buddhist shrine, Uga Residence screams old-world elegance in modern Colombo. Nestled on a verdant avenue, this perfectly-appointed Victorian mansion offers an escape and some peace and quiet within the bustle of the city. Guests can relax in their luxurious suites, bedecked in rich materials and textures, or on their private terraces; alternatively, they may enjoy tranquil walks in the shady gardens. Relaxation and reinvigoration are close at hand with massages available on request and the hotel pool awaiting with cooling waters in a sunny courtyard. A la carte dining is a sumptuous affair at the poolside restaurant, where guests may begin with a cocktail from the adjacent bar and continue with wine from the cellar to accompany the gourmet delights on offer.
Why We Love This Hotel
History: Since the late 19th century, this elegant townhouse has welcomed dignitaries, governors and nobility from all over the world.
Location: Set on leafy Park Street in central Colombo, Uga Residence is an urban oasis.
Service: With years of experience, the hotel’s team is on hand to advise on city excursions, onward travel and anything else that’s required.
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Banquet Facilities
- Business Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Shuttle Service
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
Richly decorated with heavy silks and embellished designs, the 11 rooms at Uga Residence appeal to those with a taste for the luxurious. From flat screen TVs and high speed wifi to over-sized vanity consoles in the bathroom, everything is appointed with convenience and comfort in mind.
Guests can relax in utter luxury with every convenience in the spacious Park suites at Uga Residence. The separate bedroom features en suite facilities with a rain shower, and the living space boasts a 42" flat-screen TV.
Palatial in proportion, the Residence suite at Uga Residence is an opulent retreat fit for royalty. With a king-sized bed and sumptuous decor, it features a private terrace and garden, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
Creating the perfect oasis in the middle of the city, Uga Residence combines excellent service with beautiful amenities. Guests can relax and unwind by the pool, with snacks and drinks from the bar, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage. Parties too are catered for in the exclusive function space.
For private functions with a little something extra, the hotel’s richly-decorated ballroom is available for reservation. The long history of nobility gracing the hall will lend any event a little more elegance.
The hotel’s large outdoor pool acts as a central courtyard, offering shade as well as sun for bathers seeking a little respite on the comfortable loungers after a refreshing swim.
At Uga Residence, dining is a sensory pleasure. From morning to evening, guests can take their meals al fresco on the terrace by the hotel’s elegant pool, or indoors, according to preference. For a snack in between, the hotel bar serves light refreshments along with delicious cocktails.
Guests can enjoy an aperitif or night cap in the hotel bar next to the restaurant, where classic cocktails are mixed with flair and the wine list is also available for perusal.
Diners will be delighted by the gourmet offerings served up at the poolside restaurant, including chef’s specials, paired with drinks from the well-stocked wine cellar. Classic haute cuisine meets chic contemporary surroundings in this 100-seat space.
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