Nestled between leafy Park Street and the lakeside Buddhist shrine of Gangarama, the Residence is a unique boutique hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. Built in the nineteenth century by a wealthy barrister, Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, the halls and ballrooms of this grand Victorian townhouse once welcomed British governors, Indian maharajahs, European nobility and the cream of colonial Ceylon society. Today, the Residence is a unique eleven-suite luxury hotel in Colombo.
Despite its central location, the atmosphere is of secluded peace and quiet. The design of the hotel is elegant, contemporary and comfortable, yet pays tribute to its rich history and that of the neighbourhood. With its spacious, leafy gardens and private courtyards, its gourmet restaurant, swimming pool, gym, bar and ‘great room’ for private functions, the Residence is a perfect choice for long or short stays in Colombo, as well as the ideal place to meet, relax or celebrate.