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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Residence

The Residence

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Bambalapitiya

8.2/10 Very good

47 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
471 - 4/1, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo, 00300
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Terrace
For families
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bambalapitiya

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 46 min drive
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 6 min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 17 min drive


  • Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • Cafe 1959 - 3 min walk
  • The Barefoot Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Roots - 4 min walk
  • The Gallery Café - 3 min walk

About this property

The Residence

When visiting Colombo, The Residence is a great choice to consider. The helpful staff and spacious guestrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby; discounts available

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–9 AM
  • Shared microwave

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Elevator


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Residence Hotel Colombo
Residence Colombo
The Residence Hotel
The Residence Colombo
The Residence Hotel Colombo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Residence offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Residence does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Residence?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Residence?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Residence?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Residence?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at The Residence?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Marina Colombo (18-min walk) and Bellagio Casino (4-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around The Residence like?
The Residence is a short 6-minute walk from Bambalapitiya Railway Station and 6 minutes' walk from Marino Mall.



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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic Residence Hotel in Colombo,Sri Lanka
Fantastic residence-type business hotel to stay.Very attentive, helpful and friendly receptionist (all) and breakfast staff. Room serviced daily, and there is always help available if you need it. Healthy breakfast with tropical fruits and juice ''continental breakfast''. My experience with this hotel is excellent and up to standard. I will definitely be back at this hotel someday. Thank you.
Vick, 3-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Extremely good staff & easy accessibility for everything
Naveetha, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is tucked away in a little alley across from Barefoot Cafe. The room is spotless, cozy, and filled with free coffee and cookies. Imran was very friendly and was able to arrange transportation to the airport.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is in an office building on Galle Road, a few hundred meters from the sea. The rooms are nice, aircon and ceiling fans are strong, hot shower, good breakfast. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance. Easy to get Uber or auto rickshaw out front. Will definitely stay again. Thanks to Imran and the staff for a great stay.
AsiaSalesMgr, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nicely furnished hotel, clean and tidy and staff were extremely helpful. Also, a very nice cup of coffee in the morning.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lianne, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Imran, Haq and Imdad were really hospitable and really took care of me. The place is very clean and comfortable.
Ayaz, 8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Okaish but needs improvements
The bathroom size was way too small, when sitting on the toilet your knees will touch the wall which makes it uncomfortable.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place to enjoy the heart of the city,
Main attractions were excellent location, healthy breakfast and very helpful staff especially Imdad , Imran and Newfer who served breakfast daily, Very secure place to stay within the city and all shopping within walking distance,
jey, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review