Nestled between leafy Park Street and the lakeside Buddhist shrine of Gangarama, Residence by Uga Escapes is amongst one of the most unique boutique hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. Built in the 19th century by a wealthy barrister, Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, the halls and ballrooms of this grand Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajas, European nobility and the cream of colonial Ceylon society. Today, Residence is a unique 11-suite luxury hotel in Colombo. Despite its central location, its atmosphere of secluded peace and quiet is pure calm for weary travellers.

Park Suite

The Park Suites are furnished in an opulent style along with warm lighting, ornate furnishings and Belgian rugs. Every suite consists of a living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom and outdoor private courtyard for dining and relaxing. The spacious bathrooms feature rain showers and over-sized vanity consoles.


800 sq ft

Residence Suite

The palatial Residence Suite offers gracious, exquisitely proportioned and detailed apartments filled with a range of amenities, standing out from many Colombo boutique hotels. The Residence Suite features a large private courtyard and garden – a retreat just for you, your chosen partner or your guests.


1,894 sq ft

rare at Residence

Inspired by the flavors of Sri Lanka, rare at Residence is a creative take on modern international cuisine with an emphasis on Sri Lankan ingredients. The signature dishes have a gastronomic flair all to themselves, each unique in its flavor, 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.

Residence Bar

Unwind after a day out in Colombo and sip some of the best made classic cocktails, or try our inventive new mixes filled with surprises and exotic local ingredients. For whiskey aficionados choose from an exhaustive range of single malt whiskeys or just simply soak up the relaxing ambiance of the unique, inimitable Residence bar.

Private Dining

The Residence has two private rooms, capable of accommodating dinner-parties of up to 14 guests. If guests prefer a private meal in their suite, the hotel can create the perfect setting.

Colombo Street Food Tour

Be guided through lesser known areas of Colombo with an expert and discover the local cuisine in its most authentic form. Starting off with a shot of the local spirit “Arrack” and then grab a tuk tuk to explore Sri Lanka’s exotic street food such as traditional sweet treats, delicious curries and savories.

Colombo Culture Walk

Experience Colombo with a local guide and discover the melting pot of cultures that make Sri Lanka unique. Stroll through scared places of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian influences and the lively market of Pettah. Travel by tuk tuk and enjoy the city as never before.

Bawa in Colombo

Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo focusing on Sri Lanka’s greatest and most popular architect Geoffrey Bawa and his associates in the art, architecture and textile field. Discover their work and explore the city through their creative eyes and end the day with a drink at the iconic Gallery Café and an exhibition.