Located on the cusp of Colombo’s most affluent neighbourhood, this elegantly upgraded heritage home dates back to 1906, and was built by a doctor from Jaffna. Named after family matriarchs, each of the eight rooms tells its own story through one-of-a-kind artifacts, sepia family photographs and aged Ceylonese prints. Four-poster beds, slipper bathtubs and strong showers all proffer 20thcentury luxuries though the character of this grand abode remains pleasingly unchanged.
This small boutique hotel, sister property to The Kandy House, The Last House and Taylors Hill, feels less like a city hotel and more of a home from home; facilities include a sitting room sprinkled with magazines and books, a long hall with formal dining for 18, a serene garden edged by tropical foliage with swimming pool, and a courtyard for al fresco dining. Bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries are a stroll or a short taxi ride away.