UGA Residence


A luxurious eleven-suite city hotel. Built in the eighteenth century by Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, it is one of the few remaining buildings of its kind in Colombo. Originally a family home, the house was designed to host receptions and entertainment on a grand scale, with great halls, expansive gardens.

Colombo offers the visitor a melting pot of culture with a colourful history that includes Dutch, Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Malay and British influences interwoven with the traditional local culture. The UGA Residence offers the perfect central location in tranquil surroundings to take in the different activities, architecture, cultural highlights and ambiance of this port city. The glamorous contemporary style of the décor and furnishings fit beautifully into the historic building adding to its luxurious comfort. 


  • Unusual architecture
  • Central city centre location
  • Relaxing gardens


Colombo, Sri Lanka

Best time to go

Sri Lanka has generally good weather year round but does have two monsoon seasons in two different regions. From late May to late September, the southwest lowlands and central hills are affected and from November to February, the northeast side of the island is affected. March to mid-April is generally dry throughout the country as is June to September though it is hot

Our thoughts

Situated in central Colombo, you’ll be forgiven for thinking its going to be a bustling hotel. Despite its location, the hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere with lush tranquil gardens and quiet guest areas to escape to. The appointments are comfortable, elegant and pay tribute to the rich history of the neighbourhood. Offering a more refined choice for stays in Colombo, you’ll find the Residence perfect for an escape and ideal for a place to meet, relax or celebrate. 

  • Large garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Great room
  • Restaurant


The wine cellar of the restaurant at Residence is tipped to be one of the best in Colombo and in combination with the fine cuisine offered in the restaurant, is sure to delight every palate. The restaurant offers both indoor and al fresco dining with a menu that is fun, adventurous and a culinary escapade. 

A total of 11 luxurious suites are available.

Ten Park Suites are 75sqm & one Grand suite of 176sqm. Each suite includes a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom, living room and outside private dining area.

  • Swimming
  • Walks in the nearby parks
  • Shopping
  • Sight seeing


Babysitting can be arranged.

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