Residence by Uga Escapes was the one time original abode of Sheik Salehbhoy Moosajee, who belonged to a prominent family who first arrived in Sri Lanka at the turn of the century. The property has been caringly refurbished maintaining its old world charm while creating a contemporary and informal ambiance. Residence by Uga Escapes now consists of a ‘Main House’ which now houses a lounge, a Master Suite, library and a characterful bar. The 10 Suites are housed in what used to be an extensive warehouse located at the rear of the bungalow.
The elegant interiors are decorated with period furniture, local art and colonial period photography. The swimming pool is set between the Main House and the Suites.
Suites: Ten suites open out to a small private garden terrace at the rear and the swimming pool in front.
Grand Suite: This spacious suite consists of a bedroom, sitting and dining area and elegantly designed en-suite bathroom. The Grand Suite has its own private garden and verandah for outdoor dining.
– Experience colonial architecture with a visit to the Fort – Colombo’s three-mile long rampart originally built in the 16C by the Portuguese and then further developed by the Dutch and the British.
– For those interested in more contemporary Sri Lankan architecture, visit some of late Geoffrey Bawa’s creations.
– Colombo’s Town Hall, Buddhist temples, Hindu Kovils, shopping malls, spas and restaurants are all just a walking distance from the hotel.