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The Residence in Colombo



ri Lanka, although the small island neighbour of

Southern India, offers so much within its famed

“teardrop” contours to wow the intrepid visitor

in a rugged land of tropical rainforests, diverse wildlife

and endless Indian Ocean beaches. It has a rich cultural

legacy of ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-

century citadel of Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes,

and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its eclectic and

flavourful cuisine reflects a history as a maritime trading

hub and latter day colonial jewel of the British Empire.

Uga Escapes is a prestigious collection that includes three

5-star boutique hotels and resorts located in just the right

locations to offer a balanced tour of this fascinating

country including its cosmopolitan capital, the ancient

city of Anuradhapura and the wilds of Yala National Park.

The Residence in downtown Colombo is a restful

sanctuary consisting of 11 suites in a beautifully

restored grand Victorian townhouse offering a tranquil

bolt-hole in the heart of the bustling modern capital. It

would make an ideal stopover for a few days before

travelling up-country to the ancient capital city of

Anuradhapura to stay at Ulagalla.

Once the ancestral estate of local nobility, Ulagalla

features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20

private, ecologically-built villas spread across 58 acres

of lush greenery. From Ulagalla, the cultural highlights

of the region are easily reached making this the ideal

base in which to explore both the local ancient sights as

well as planning a day trip to Sigiriya.

Nestled in seven acres of wilderness with Yala National

Park on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other,

Chena Huts is the latest boutique hotel to join the Uga

Escapes family and opens in December 2015.

There will be 14 wooden cabins with semi-circular roves

made from palm leaves which will blend perfectly with

Uga Escapes

Discovering the natural and cultural treasures of Sri Lanka.