Maniumpathy is a stately heritage house, ideally located, for business or pleasure, right in the heart of the capital city. It has been home to five generations of a family originating in Jaffna, in the North of Sri Lanka. First built 1906, the colonial structure has been renovated over time to give the unique character of the house today. Each room of the hotel is named after a matriarch from a different generation of the family.
The name Maniumpathy is a tribute to the town of Manipay, the origins of the first owners. Manipay was a thriving and wealthy locality of Jaffna. Dr. Savaranamuttu Hallock was the one who first purchased the land that built the house on Kynsey Road, which was then called the Harley Street. His wife, Annapuranie, was the matriarch of the family and not only found the time to raise nine children but to travel by bullock cart around the island maintaining the family coconut plantations.
The conversion of this home to a boutique hotel with all comforts and luxuries has been done sensitively to the style and heritage of the property. Framed photographs of the family hang on the walls, a grand piano sits in the lounge and all rooms are decorated with antiquity and exquisite bedding, transporting the guests to the days gone by.
The house comprises of eight double rooms all named after the matriarchs who lived at the house over the generations, uniquely designed with antique furniture and fittings which exude heritage and luxury. You can also book the full house! Children over 5 are welcomed.
The cuisine at Maniumpathy is Sri Lankan and International, based on locally sourced produce to offer guests wholesome, delicious food.
Swimming pool, library.
An ideal base to discover the capital city and all within easy reaches of restaurants, cafes and bars or art galleries, museums, theatres, and other iconic sights.