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No. 20 Park Street, Colombo 01000 Sri Lanka
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#11 of 121 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 11-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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Chandri J wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Thank you very much to Dushy and Dinesh from Uga Residence. Words will not be enough to describe how thankful we are for the lovely evening that it turned out to be. From planning the event within a couple of months and the assistance and flexibility of Dushy, Dinesh and the rest of the Uga staff is unmatched. Very friendly staff who run a beautiful property in the heart of Colombo. I would definitely have another function there as there is such an amazing team to bring it together. A very big thank you once again to Dushy, Dinesh and the entire team at Uga.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Erandhi J wrote a review Dec. 2022
A beautiful boutique hotel within the ever-buzzing city of Colombo. The atmosphere was calm and elegant with a stunningly decorated courtyard. The hotel has a calm intimate vibe and would be a perfect place for a date night. We went for a very late high tea around 6.00 pm. There were a variety of items to taste. While the bread items could improve its texture as they were pretty dry (Maybe because it was a late high tea and the items were prepared earlier), the meat and dessert items were super delicious. Would certainly come back for the scones and caramel éclair (a true chef’s kiss). The service is truly commendable. Should specifically mention ‘Sithija’ of the front office as he did not refuse our request to arrange a late high tea though the hotel had its standard timings for it. And called us before our reservation slot and made sure we arrived right on time. The rest of the staff was also friendly and welcoming. Loved the hospitality and appreciate the great service provided by Sithija, and Shan who was our server for the evening.  Overall we had a wonderful time and would certainly come back once again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nethmi d wrote a review Nov. 2022
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Long overdue review, we stayed there on 9th May 2022 for our honeymoon, we were almost going to cancel our stay due to the unrest situation in Colombo but when we called the hotel Sithija from the Front desk confirmed that the situation was fine around the hotel and they will take care of us throughout the stay. When we arrived at the property Sithija welcomed us and gave all information regarding the safety measures the hotel will take in case of an emergency. We were given a delicious cake and fruits upon arrival to the room. The bed was decorated and it was a memorable stay. They were also flexible and allowed us to have our meals in our room itself. Loved the hospitality and great service provided by Sithija and the whole Uga Residence team. Highly recommended to honeymoon couples. Will visit back once we're back in Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sakitha S wrote a review Nov. 2022
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The ambiance of the place was great. The food was exceptional and the service provided by Dinesh and the team at Uga was great. Overall we had a wonderful time at Uga. Would definitely be back and recommend the place to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fernando wrote a review Oct. 2022
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Best Hotel in Colombo! 5 or 6 times there. Anytime in colombo, will go there. No doubts. Great rooms, great restaurant, amazing service, Hotel manager is the best, and they always care about the guests
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Only 11 rooms. Normally you need to book with time in advance.
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Anoja C wrote a review Sep. 2022
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
4 yers after COVID we travelled to Sri Lanka. Every time we come to SL we stay our few days at Uga residence. Always welcome us like their family. Thank you Dushyantha (resident manager) for looking after us. Uga kept their standards up to date with difficult few years of unpredictable nature of tourism. We have been transferred to Tintagel after day due to a total hotel by out for a wedding. Dushyantha and the team did everything they could to accommodate us without any disappointment. Thank you to management at Tintagel for upgrading us to Royal villa. Food and drinks (their arrack cocktails) are really great. Thank you Manjula (group executive chef) for all the lovely meals and takeaway lime pickle bottle. We wish you all the best and looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IshaniS wrote a review Jul. 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka185 contributions13 helpful votes
We visited with friends Yday for brunch & the services and quality of food was exceptionally good. The amenities of the place was beautiful & food serving portion size, price and taste was exceptional . Looking forward to our next visit and experiencing new Cusine .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anjalie A wrote a review Jul. 2022
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We choose Residence by Uga Escapes as our destination vow renewal venue. We did not regret our decision! Our stay was seamless, the food was excellent, service was world class. It was a quiet and relaxing oasis in the heart of Colombo. Dinesh & Ashan together with the F&B team, and chef Manjula made sure our evening event was as we had planned and dreamed of. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for an excellent stay and we look forward to being back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ana J wrote a review Jul. 2022
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After spending 10 days traveling through Sri Lanka, we stayed in Colombo for the last night. The accommodation was fantastic, big rooms perfectly equipped in a very classy style. Everything was of high quality and very clean. However, what made our stay so special was the amazing service. The staff was very friendly, helpful and offered an outstanding service. In particular Faiz helped us during through our stay even late in the night.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cliff T wrote a review Jun. 2022
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We decided on Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. We flew from New York to Colombo. It was a 24 hour journey and by the end of it, we were quite tired. Uga Residences was the perfect way to spend our first couple of nights in Sri Lanka. We were greeted with fresh juice, a huge suite (and we mean HUGE), and helpful staff. The rooms were clean, spacious, and had everything you might want for a relaxing, high end experience. The bartenders, Jai and Shawn (not sure of the spelling), were engaging and informative. While making delicious drinks, they talked to us about everything from the economic situation to our plans in Sri Lanka to the native fruits and herbs used in the cocktails. The restaurant manager (whose name escapes us) made sure we had everything we needed. The restaurant (Rare) provided some of the best meal included breakfast we've ever had. The executive chef came out to introduce himself and ask for feedback on the meals. The front desk attendant (whose name also escapes us) was friendly, good natured, and made transfers to the train station incredibly easy. For us as honeymooners, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Would recommend for anyone trying to do something special for their getaway to Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The suites are huge! It was bigger than our New York apartment.
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US$230 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence By Uga Escapes
Which popular attractions are close to Residence By Uga Escapes?
Nearby attractions include Lakarcade (0.4 km), Urban Island (0.4 km), and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence By Uga Escapes?
Conveniently located restaurants include FLOW, Chambers At Park Street Mews, and rare at Residence.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Residence By Uga Escapes have airport transportation?
Yes, Residence By Uga Escapes offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Residence By Uga Escapes?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Residence By Uga Escapes offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Residence By Uga Escapes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (2.8 km), Wolvendaal Church (2.7 km), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (2.3 km).