Maniumpathy Hotel | 19th Century Hotel in Cinnamon Gardens

Maniumpathy Hotel is a star-class boutique hotel located in Cinnamon Gardens near Borella in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

Constructed in 1868, the ownership of the Maniumpathy bungalow was transferred to a Sri Lankan family from its original Dutch owners (Tennakoon, 2018). The building went through renovations and additions in 1906, 1920 and again in the 1950s and 1960s (Tennakoon, 2018). In the 1970s, as required by the socialist government, the land of the mansion was segmented and sold (Tennakoon, 2018). The building was refurbished and transformed into a hotel between 2010-2016 (Tennakoon, 2018).

The entire bungalow reflects Victorian architecture and British influence with elements of Jaffna culture (Tennakoon, 2018).

1) Tennakoon, P.M., 2018. Dwelling on the colonial dichotomy: comparison of elite colonial dwellings in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Brisbane, Australia. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy at The University of Queensland, School of Architecture. pp.71-78.

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This page was last updated on 16 October 2022

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