Nestled between the shady Park Street and the tranquil lakeside Buddhist temple of Gangarama, the Residence by Uga Escapes is one of the most lavish boutique hotels in Colombo. Built back in the 19th century by a barrister named Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, it is one of the few remaining buildings of its kind in Colombo. Originally a family home, the house was designed to host receptions and entertainment on a grand scale, with great halls, expansive gardens and stables for visitors' carriage-horses. Today, Residence is a unique, 11-suite luxury resort in the heart of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, offering guests the perfect secluded spot from which to explore the bustling city of Colombo. Guests can enjoy a variety of gastronomic experiences at the on-site restaurant, featuring a suave blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, as well as fresh ingredients and imaginative presentation.