Located in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. The city offers a great, high energy contrast to Ishq’s serene setting and manicured gardens. Colombo’s origins date back to the 16th century, and its port serves as an important harbour in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. Its ageing colonial-era buildings combine wonderfully with the rapidly increasing shiny-new high rises. The villa is centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood, offering easy access to Colombo’s upscale restaurants, lively bars, healthy food cafes, excellent contemporary art galleries, and shopping centres.
Families, Couples, Groups, Corporates, Diplomats
Number of Rooms
BB until 31 Mar 23 | BB+ and HB+ from 1 Apr 23 onwards
Ishq Colombo was the much-loved home of the Yusoof family and continues to welcome discerning visitors as cherished personal house guests. The name, ‘Ishq’ stems from the Arabic word for love and passion. Designed by Channa Daswatta, a protégé of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa, this exclusive-use four-suite luxury villa sleeps up to 10 guests and was born out of a passion to share the epitome of luxury and the warmth of a family home. Inspiration is everywhere – interior areas are adorned with Moroccan artwork and carpets, rare collectibles and Sri Lankan pettagamas whilst outdoor areas are an exotic vision of mature gardens, terraces and tumbling vines.
A discerning team of managers, butlers and attendants staff the villa, with private chef poised to create incredible personalised dining experiences. Tucked into a quiet leafy neighbourhood, the villa provides a tranquil and very exclusive base for experiencing Colombo’s attractions, spas, contemporary art galleries, varied dining scene and independent boutiques. After a day spent exploring the city, return to the exclusivity of the villa for a balmy dip in the swimming pool and a sensational meal shared with friends, followed by a post- dinner soak in the rooftop jacuzzi.
The villa has a 2-bed spa room. Treatment and therapists are available on request and chargeable.
Food & Drink
Ishq Colombo believes in the concept of gourmet dining at home where nourishing multi-cuisine dishes are shared amongst friends and family in a relaxed and informal environment. Offering some of the best fine dining in Colombo, our chefs are flexible to your requests and can cater to all dietary requirements. Breakfast is included while lunch can be picked from our a la carte menu and includes Sri Lankan dishes and international fusion cuisine. Dinner will be curated by the Chef.
- Library with rare books