Uga Residence

An opulent urban oasis

A 19th-century boutique gem in Colombo

Located close to the lakeside Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Residence by Uga Escapes is one of the finest boutique hotels in Colombo.

The grand Victorian townhouse was built in the 19th century, its halls and expansive gardens once entertaining British governors, Indian maharajas and European nobility.

Today, its 11 unique luxury suites are a calm and secluded oasis despite its central location. The style is elegant, contemporary and comfortable, with numerous hints of its rich heritage.

This urban retreat also has a wonderful swimming pool, private courtyards, a gourmet restaurant, bar and gym within its walls.


11 suites

180 year old mansion

Swimming pool

Private courtyards

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Koggala Lake

Kahanda Kanda
Kahanda Kanda is a tranquil hideaway set among the lush jungle and tea plantations on the northern fringe of Koggala Lake. Just a 30-minute drive from Galle, you can easily experience the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying beautiful scenery and the feeling of total seclusion. There are ten villas inspired by local culture and beautifully decorated with a mix of antiques and contemporary design pieces. Each villa has its own unique style, from the colonial air of the Tea Suite and the monochrome Peacock Suite to the cool green and white tones of the Nelum Suite and the elaborate English 18th-century style of the Garden Suite. Three villas come with private pools and many feature verandahs looking out over the treetops towards the Koggala Lake and a working tea estate. Fruit, vegetables and spices are grown on-site and used alongside fresh local produce to create mouthwatering Sri Lankan curries and fusion cuisine. If you’re a whizz in the kitchen, then learn how to create the perfect blend of spices during a cooking class. There is also the option to enjoy a romantic meal in the garden, under a blanket of stars. You are perfectly located to explore the surrounding countryside – take a tour of the local tea estate, visit the bustling markets or enjoy a boat ride on the serene waters of Koggala Lake – and the historic Galle Fort is just a short drive along the coast. There is also a swimming pool and a spa nestle among the tea plantation where guests can unwind with a massage.