- Residence by Uga Escapes is a lavish boutique hotel set in a 19th century historical Victorian mansion in the best location in Colombo.
- Uga Residence is a calm oasis in the heart of the city, boasting a superb location along Park Street, close to shops, spas and high-end dining, and its suites are spacious and relaxing. There’s an inviting 15-metre swimming pool and the restaurant is top notch.
- The hotel has a winning location in Colombo, pitched along Park Street, just 100 metres away from Park Street Mews, a cobbled high-end wining and dining precinct. The city’s most-visited Buddhist temple, the Gangaramaya Vihara, home to treasured religious relics, is a 300-metre stroll away.
- 11 suite property that provides ultimate privacy and exclusivity, with the largest suites in the city center.
- Rare Bar & Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant, is exceptional, and infuses Sri Lankan flavours with modern international cooking styles. A staple on Colombo’s high-end dining scene, the long minimalist restaurant can seat as many as 100 and looks out over the courtyard and pool. It offers the largest collection of whiskeys in Colombo
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Explore your surroundings and take a ride through a local village. Embark on a thrilling journey in a three wheeler commonly known as a “Tuk Tuk”. Enoy the fresh air and excitement of travelling like a local and get an inside view of the daily life of a Sri Lankan village. The tour will take you through the rice fields, lakes and temples and finally to a village house to experience a traditional Sri Lankan meal. Learn some culinary tips and tricks and cook your lunch with the lady of the house, Mrs. Chandrapala, and create memories that will last a life time.
There’s more to Ulagalla than the view from your hotel room. Wake up as the sun rises to the sweet chorus of the birds and take a guided walk around the estate and beyond. This leisurely 60-minute nature walk in Anuradhapura includes a walk along the banks of Wannemaduwa Tank, a traditional irrigation reservoir designed and built over 2,000 years ago.
Take to the waters of the Wannemaduwa Tank in a kayak at dawn or dusk, to experience the breathtaking wildlife at a time when it’s most active. Paddle quietly with your friendly staff guide through floating islands of lotus, strands of water reeds, and overhanging boughs. The soft light of the rising or setting sun makes for a picturesque setting for this excursion offered by our Anuradhapura resort.
Discover the humble simplicity of Sri Lankan village life with this two-hour guided bicycle excursion. Keep an eye open for exotic birds and small wildlife along the route – expect surprises on one of the best Sri Lankan bike tours! Your destination is Veheragalla, a traditional farming village not far from the hotel.
If you prefer riding on horseback, you can spend an hour or so exploring the estate and neighbourhood on horseback with a staff groom. We also offer longer Sri Lankan horse riding excursions through prior arrangement.
For the nature-loving gourmet: we offer a guided tour of Sri Lankan organic farming and of our organic herb and vegetable garden, during which you can pick fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables for your lunch. End your walk with a visit to our traditional hearth kitchen, where the herbs and vegetables you’ve selected will be transformed into delicious Sri Lankan dishes especially for you.
Surrounded by the birds and the trees of Ulagalla, we offer exclusive archery excursion in Sri Lanka. We even supply the equipment – bows, arrows, and targets – and expert advice as well as some friendly competition from our recreational assistants, who are graduates of the Colombo School of Archery. You may even engage in a tournament with your own party or fellow guests.
All over South Asia, children, as well as adults, engage in the popular pastime of making and flying kites. This is one of Sri Lanka’s favourite pastimes. Learn how to craft, launch, and fly a bamboo and paper kite of classic Sri Lankan design – naisarungal (cobra kite), wowla (fruit bat), or monara (peacock). These designs are not just cosmetic but offer different attributes in the air as well. The fruit bat, for example, is the easiest to make but the hardest to control in the air while the peacock is the exact opposite. This is one of the most unique activities available at Anuradhapura’s luxury resorts.
Nestled between the shady 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. Rare Bar & Kitchen is considered to be the finest restaurant in Colombo and offers you a variety of gastronomic options in an elegant setting. While its spacious 100-seat dining area overlooks the swimming pool, it allows for both indoor seating as well as al fresco.
Located between the largest temple in Colombo and the vibrant nightlife location park street mews. Colombo is a place where people and histories mingle. It is a city that is, apart from its own people, culturally and architecturally enriched by a host of influences from those who once colonised Sri Lanka – Portuguese, Dutch, British – to those that traded goods at its ports – Indian, Arab, Chinese, Malay. Within this cauldron of culture and colour, there are plenty of things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This cosmopolitan Asian port city offers you a host of stylish contemporary eateries, galleries, and museums, as well as markets, shops, and historical sites. The city also boasts a lively nightlife and is great for a weekend of shopping.
Uga Escapes has a range of perfectly positioned resorts in prominent locations around this beautiful island. Within that chain, Residence is considered an urban delight and among the best hotels in Colombo. Despite being in the centre of the city, the resort is located in an oasis of serenity, magically cut off from the bustle outside. Moreover, the rooms at Residence have been meticulously planned to incorporate urban elegance and supreme comfort – the perfect amalgamation of colonial Sri Lanka and modern luxury. Our Park Suites feature lavish furnishing, florid rugs, and stylish décor to complement spacious en-suite bathrooms and private outdoor courtyards. The Residence Suite will have you feeling like royalty during your stay with us. This abode combines Sri Lanka’s distinct interior styling with all the latest amenities, while its 900-sqft courtyard is certainly its unforgettable highlight.
Park Suites - 800 sqf
Warm lighting, ornate furnishings, Belgian rugs, and all the creature comforts one desires make up the Park Suites at Residence by Uga Escapes. Our luxury resort exudes serenity and comfort like no other five-star hotel in Colombo.
Each suite consists of a living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom, and an outdoor private courtyard for dining and relaxing. All our suites come with a 42” flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, and a tea/coffee station. The spacious bathroom features rain showers as well as impressive vanity consoles.
Residence Suite - 1,895 sqf
Our Residence Suite is a lavish abode fit for royalty – offering spacious, exquisitely designed living spaces with a range of luxurious amenities. Crafted around Sri Lanka’s past age of refinement and unforced elegance, the Residence Suite features a large courtyard for private walks or an intimate dining experience. The open private garden acts as a tranquil retreat just for you, your partner, or your guests, making it one of the finest among the luxury boutique hotels in Colombo.
Residence by Uga Escapes presents matchless dining experiences, featuring a suave blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine as well as fresh ingredients and imaginative presentation. Complemented by our extraordinary selection of fine wines and spirits in addition to elegant settings, our culinary team will take you on an inspiring gastronomic journey with their chef’s specials, à la carte options, and irresistible desserts. Our main restaurant overlooks the resort’s stunning pool and is designed for indoor seating and al fresco.
Rare Bar + Kitchen
Our fine dining restaurant Rare offers you a host of mouth-watering delicacies in an atmosphere that exudes elegance. Rare’s team of culinary magicians are some of the best in the country, which helps set it apart from other luxury restaurants in Colombo. Inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka, rare Bar + Kitchen is a creative take on modern international cuisine with an emphasis on Sri Lankan ingredients. Our signature dishes have a gastronomic flair all to themselves, each unique in its flavour, aroma and presentation. Experience a culinary tour de force unlike any other at one of the best restaurants in Colombo with fine dining that is both inspired and inventive.
Our luxury hotel in Colombo offers a host of modern amenities and creature comforts. Stylishly designed with serenity and comfort in mind, our lavish abodes feature private outdoor courtyards and 24-hour en suite dining, while the resort also boasts two private dining rooms, a modern gym, business centre, and a well-stocked library.