This stately retreat offers the perfect tonic for Colombo’s lively bustle, while still maintaining the perfect location for exploring…

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Dating back to 1906, this stately house offers a tranquil sanctuary away from the lively bustle of Colombo. There’s a real sense of heritage here, with walls adorned with portraits of the Hallock family, who lived here for five generations.

Maniumpathy enjoys a privileged position for exploring Colombo, sitting in the exclusive Cinnamon Gardens area, with the city’s top shopping districts nearby. This is the perfect choice for visitors to Colombo looking to explore this fascinating city’s highlights – simply step out of the house and find yourself totally immersed in Colombo life. Step back inside, and you’ll be enveloped in the peace and quiet of Maniumpathy, where you can soak up the sun in the courtyard, or sit beside the beautiful grand piano in the lounge.

Breakfast at the hotel is a particular highlight, whether you choose a traditional Sri Lankan spread of hoppers, dal and curries; a traditional English breakfast; or a platter of beautiful exotic fresh fruit.

The boutique hotel is part of Manor House Concepts, which prides itself on exemplary service and uniquely stylish properties. Children over the age of six are welcome.

The eight stylish rooms here are arranged around a beautiful central courtyard, and are furnished with antiques and unique décor. Every room offers complimentary Wifi, air-conditioning, a bespoke toiletry range, a smart TV and mini-bar.

Poornam Suite and Soundhari Suite

Poornam Suite and Soundhari Suite

This spacious ground floor room enjoys views over the central courtyard and peaceful pool, and offers a queen-size bed and a luxe courtyard-style bathroom.
Vasanthi Suite and Anithra Suite

Vasanthi Suite and Anithra Suite

This king-size suite offers a private garden courtyard, king-size bed and a lavish en suite bathroom with twin vanities, shower and bathtub. Private dining is available.
Cynthia Suite and Ranee Suite

Cynthia Suite and Ranee Suite

Situated on the upper floor, this suite offers a four-poster bed, a private balcony and 47 sq m of space. The en suite features twin vanities and both a bathtub and shower.


A duplex room perfect for families, Chrysanthie features both a king-size bedroom and a mezzanine lounge that can be equipped with a double bed.


Opening onto a private courtyard, Annapuranie features a four-poster ebony bed as well as a plush lounge area that can be equipped with a double bed.
The Nandi

The Nandi

Set in the courtyard of the house overlooking the pool, The Nandi offers casual dining perfect after a day of exploring. Enjoy Sri Lankan favourites and a range of international cuisine, and speak to the staff about bespoke menus.

Maniumpathy is perfectly located for exploring Colombo, with many popular attractions close by – including Independence Square, Victoria Park, the National Museum and Gangarama Temple. Golfers can head to the Royal Colombo Golf Course, which is just five minutes away. The hotel is surrounded by a selection of charming cafes and eateries, as well as a handful of fascinating art galleries. The hotel staff can arrange a guided walk to fully explore the city, from historic Galle Face Green to busy Pettah Market. For dining, we recommend asking our Concierge team about making a reservation at the award-winning and revered Ministry of Crab restaurant, about ten minutes from Maniumpathy.  

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  • Time zone: +5.5 GMT
  • Flight time: 10-13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airlines
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Population: 21,930,455
  • National languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, M, G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Sri Lanka if you have a British passport - apply online

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