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Uga Residence

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  • About this holiday

    The Uga Residence is an intimate, stylish boutique hotel located in central Colombo. This is a delightful alternative to large traditional city hotels – the Uga Residence is a calm oasis with welcoming staff. This property has a genuine heritage and is a characterful, attractive city hotel which is well placed for all of Colombo’s attractions.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room.
    From £1,610 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Uga Residence is an excellent choice for those wanting to spend a day or two in central Colombo staying in a small boutique hotel that oozes character, opulence and a sense of history.

    Hotel description

    The Uga Residence is a former prominent Moslem family’s residence on a leafy street in the heart of Colombo, boasting a colourful history dating back over 250 years. Restored and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 2007, The Uga Residence now offers a combination of old-world charm and modern, stylish design. The restaurant, terrace and bedrooms are arranged around a pleasant courtyard garden where an inviting swimming pool takes pride of place. The eleven suites are airy and spacious with striking modern art adorning the white walls. The two plush suites are resplendent with original teak floors and antique furniture, each having their own sitting room and patio garden. The restaurant is popular with Colombo residents for its al fresco dining and its delicious modern continental and Asian cuisine. A stay at the Uga Residence offers a taste of Colombo’s vibrant culture and lifestyle, both past and present. The atmosphere here is intimate and personal and a charming alternative to Colombo’s larger hotels.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 1 hour by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    There are 12 rooms at Uga Residence.
    Deluxe Room. Bathroom with walk-in rain shower and jacuzzi, (bathrooms are semi-open to the bedroom), TV and DVD player, Internet access.
    Suite with garden. Original teak floors, antique furniture, Bathroom with walk-in rain shower and jacuzzi, TV and DVD player, Internet access.

    (The Begum Suite bedroom has a four-poster bed and enough room for an extra child bed.)

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Uga Residence include: 24-hour dining, gourmet restaurant, open-air terrace and lounge areas, courtyards, gardens, swimming pool and loungers, and an in-room massage service.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Fitness centre/gym.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to the Uga Residence in Colombo are: Dutch Period Museum, National Museum, Gangaramaya Temple, Vihara Maha Devi Park, The Fort, Pettah Market, Shopping centres, arts & crafts and designer shops.

    Sports nearby

    Activities nearby: Golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.


    Minimum stays

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