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Residence by Uga Escapes

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- Centrally located in Colombo
- Rich heritage and history
- Elegant decor and design

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This charming and elegant boutique hotel is located in the heart of Colombo. It’s a grand Victorian townhouse dating back to the 19th century. Throughout its colourful history, it’s hosted many renowned people from all over the world, including British governors and members of European royal families. In keeping with its rich history and heritage, the hotel is suitably stylish and well maintained throughout. It makes for a great base for exploring the vibrant city thanks to its central location, though it still manages to retain a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Residence by Uga Escapes offers a total of 11 suites set out across a single floor. All offer plenty of space and are decorated in a sophisticated and opulent style. There are plenty of modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi, a 42” LED TV and air conditioning. Suites are made up of a bedroom with queen size bed, an en-suite bathroom with rain shower, a living area and an outdoor private courtyard that’s a good place to relax and enjoy some in-room dining. Room service is available round-the-clock and guests can make use of the mini bar and the tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel’s most luxurious suite, the Residence Suite, is a step up from the ten Park Suites and offers more room, better amenities and a private courtyard with a generous 900 square feet of space.

Though the hotel is very well placed for exploring all that Colombo has to offer, there are plenty of on-site facilities worth checking out. There's a garden and a 16-metre outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar, as well as a fully equipped fitness centre and a library. The hotel’s restaurant, Rare, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention high tea. Guests can tuck into an appetising selection of international dishes that are freshly prepared using Sri Lankan ingredients.

Although the hotel doesn’t offer much in the way of child-friendly amenities and there's no available babysitting service, children are indeed welcome. Parents will find that the low beds, private terraces and central Colombo location make for a comfortable and convenient family stay.

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  • Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B

    MissingLeslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023

  • Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
    We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
    Bob, May, Grace, and Lucas

    MissingRobert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

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