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Uga Residence

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#15 of 86 hotels in Colombo
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Nestled between the shady bustling Park Street and the tranquil lakeside Buddhist temple of Gangarama, Residence by Uga Escapes is one of the most lavish boutique hotels in Colombo. Built back in the 19th Century by a wealthy barrister by the name of Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, this Victorian townhouse once welcomed governors, maharajas, nobility, and the cream of Ceylon’s colonial society. Today, Residence is a unique 8-suite luxury resort in the heart of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, offering guests the perfect secluded spot from which to explore the bustling city of Colombo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Concierge
Doorperson
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
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Ruwana De alwis wrote a review 7 Feb
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions3 helpful votes
Went to dine at Rare; needed to say that the food and the plating was nice but the service didn’t match the standards, ordered a raw mango juice and it had a off taste and I feel it was not made from fresh mango. The server who served payed attention to the opposite table to us in asking if the drinks were okay but didn’t see nor had interest to inquire if my drink which was not consumed even at the moment he cleared the juice. Kind of disappointing given the brand that Uga carries. The service by Ian I guess from concierge was exceptional and of true hospitality and attention to detail.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hope the service will improve
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William L wrote a review Jan 2024
Boulder, Colorado5 contributions2 helpful votes
5/5. Quaint boutique hotel with only 12 suites. Rooms were comfortable and large, staff was attentive and inviting. Restaurant dishes truly elevated, delicious and gourmet in preparation. Located conveniently for sightseeing and we felt quite safe on our evening stroll
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave wrote a review Jan 2024
Carnforth, United Kingdom192 contributions182 helpful votes
Truly an oasis of calm with lots to do on your doorstep. Rooms are magnificent with comfy bed, nice lounge area and a luxurious bathroom. There is a lovely pool for a cool off. Staff are friendly and helpful and the manager makes a point of talking to each guest. The breakfast was delicious. I can’t think of a better base to explore Colombo from.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tim G wrote a review Jan 2024
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A sanctuary in the heart of Colombo with an exceptional restaurant where Chef Manjula creates exquisite Sri Lankan and European cuisine and the staff are generous and considerate. It was a delight to be there and hard to leave.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Barbara F wrote a review Dec 2023
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From the moment I stepped into Uga Residence in Colombo, it felt like I had entered a realm of tranquility and warmth. This was my first stop upon arriving in Sri Lanka, and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to this beautiful country. The welcome I received was nothing short of wonderful, setting a tone of hospitality that lasted throughout my stay. The staff at Uga Residence are the epitome of charm and kindness. Each person I encountered was dedicated to making my stay comfortable and memorable. Their attention to detail and genuine care made me feel like royalty. Every meal was a delightful experience, a touch of gourmet fitness, the presentation was always impeccable. The ambiance of Uga Residence is a perfect blend of elegance and serenity. It’s a quiet place that radiates charm, making it an ideal spot to unwind and rejuvenate. The surroundings invite you to relax and soak in the peaceful vibes.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Angelina A wrote a review Nov 2023
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After several bad experiences in hotels in Colombo, I sent my request to Uga Residents, even though it was early in the morning, the friendly manager Sithija responded immediately, he offered me a resonable price for the low season. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome, friendly staff and large rooms with a huge bathroom and separete living room. The staff and the manager did their best to make my stay unforgettable. I felt like at home in that wonderful colonial mansion, everything was within reach, including the pool in front of my room and the restaurant with excelent food. I really enjoyed my stay from the breakfast which was delicious, lunch and dinner with my friends. The food was simply brilliant and unique, my compliments to the chief. The manager Sithija was so kind to keep my things while I was on the trip but also to hand them over to my driver who took it to my new destination. Uga Residence went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for good accommodation, top service and a warm welcome.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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8thSky wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions4 helpful votes
A beautiful boutique hotel with charm, away from crowed and traffic. The room was large, very clean, well decorated and fully equipped. Staff members are top professional; friendly and helpful, they add to the charm of the house. Last but not least, the restaurant makes it a good address in the city for its great food and relaxing atmosphere. Bravo !
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay longer than you have planned !
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Flavian wrote a review Oct 2023
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Tranquil oasis in the heart of the city with huge beautiful rooms and bathrooms. Excellent breakfast here. And staff went out of their way to make one of my requests come through. Cute pool and bar. 2 mins walk to Park Street Mews for bars and restaurants. Will definitely utely be top of my list for my next visit
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Date of stay: October 2023
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rahul6432 wrote a review Sept 2023
Bengaluru, India17 contributions3 helpful votes
The service is the standout at this charming boutique hotel just off the Park St Mews which features several v good restaurants. I stayed all of a day and very quickly knew the names of the front of house. Sitija, Thilottama and Shiraz welcome you and trouble shoot to solve issues as if I had stayed there multiple times. the pool is peaceful and pretty and almost on the doorstep of several rooms. Breakfast was creatively served but the sri lankan breakfast needed a better curry. The only drawback is the rooms are a little dark though huge and well appointed. The decor in the rooms also browns and greys adding to a slightly gloomy feel. Some Barefoot splashes of color would lift the place
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Date of stay: September 2023
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WS wrote a review Jul 2023
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Quiet, boutique property, with the most wonderful staff who have remained with the hotel for a long time. The staff make a real effort to get to know you and remember you. A home away from home whenever I am in Colombo.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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PRICE RANGE
£209 - £341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uga Residence
Which popular attractions are close to Uga Residence?
Nearby attractions include Lakarcade (0.3 miles), Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple (0.06 miles), and Urban Island (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Uga Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Uga Residence?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Uga Residence?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Uga Residence?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Uga Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include FLOW, Virticle By Jetwing, and Food Studio at Colombo City Centre.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Uga Residence?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Uga Residence have airport transportation?
Yes, Uga Residence offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Uga Residence?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Uga Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (1.8 miles), Wolvendaal Church (1.7 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (1.5 miles).
Is Uga Residence accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.