Why we love it

Once an impressive family stately home, Maniampathy has recently been lovingly restored to exceptional standard, whilst also maintaining its historical splendour. It’s fast becoming one of the most unique and impressive luxury boutique hotels in Colombo.

It’s in a fabulous location in Colombo 7, close to the trendy areas of town for shopping, galleries, eating and drinking. The butler service is second to none and everything seems to be taken care of.

We particularly enjoy sitting in the courtyard restaurant, which is also open to outside bookings, which serves delicious international and local cuisine and brings in touches of Jaffna flavour to it’s dishes.

The property:

The house is decorated in traditional style, with antique furnishings and picture frames showcasing the rich history.  There is a grand dining room, serving up fine dining or the more relaxed ‘Nandi’ restaurant outside. There is also a nice swimming pool, which is a nice touch after a few hours exploring the city.

Activities:

The activities and excursions can be booked directly at the property. We’d certainly recommend the following activities:

  • There is some relatively good shopping to be done now in Colombo’s new shopping centres.
  • We can help organise a guided city tour to see some of the tourist highlights including Independence Square, Town Hall, Victoria Park, National Museum and the Gangarama temple.
  • The Royal Colombo Golf Club is one of Sri Lanka’s best golf courses.
  • Try out Colombo’s top restaurants and bars (we’ll happily advise the best jaunts in town)
  • Enjoy a curated culinary dining experience with Culinary Ceylon
  • Head down for a sundowner drink at Galle Fort Hotel, over looking the ocean.

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Rooms


Annapuranie Suite

Room rates: $402 (May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2019), $455 (23 – 30 Apr 2019), $510 (Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug 2019), $617 (15 – 22 Apr 2019)

Annapuranie (1865-1920) was the grand matriarch of the family and this master suite is in tribute to her. It’s a beautiful, opulent ground floor suite that consists of a private lounge that can double as an extra double bedroom, a king size ebony canopy bed, changing room, large bathroom with a bath & shower, and a small private garden area.

The extra bed (sofa-bed) can accommodate either an adult or child (7 – 12 years). An adult will be charged US$65++ per night and a child US$55++ per night.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

Family Suite

Room rates: $320 (May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2019), $371 (1-14 & 23 – 30 Apr 2019), $422 (Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug 2019), $525 (15 – 22 Apr 2019)

The Chrysanthie Suite used to be the old surgery for Dr. Saravamuttu Hallocks and is a split level room, with a colonial king size bed on ground level and and a mezzanine floor that can be used as a lounge or extra bedroom area for families wanting to share with younger children. There is a large bath room with shower.

The extra sofa-bed can accommodate either an adult or child (7 – 12 years). An adult will be charged US$65++ per night and a child US$55++ per night.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

Superior Suites

Room rates: $320 (May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2019), $371 (1-14 & 23 – 30 Apr 2019), $422 (Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug 2019), $525 (15 – 22 Apr 2019)

There are four superior suites, Vasanthi & Anithra are located on the ground floor, with access to their own secret gardens to the rear of the property. Cynthia Suite & Ranee Suite are located upstairs, with generous balconies looking out over the garden and swimming pool. They all feature colonial king size beds and spacious bathrooms that include his and hers wash basins, bath tubs and showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Private bathroom

Deluxe Suites

Room rates: $256 (May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2019), $282 (1-14 & 23 – 30 Apr 2019), $307 (Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug 2019), $410 (15 – 22 Apr 2019)

The Soundhari Suite & Poornam make up the 2 deluxe suites, which feature queen size four poster beds and Jaffna styled courtyard bathrooms with showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Private bathroom

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