Taj Samudra - Colombo

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, NONEshow map
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Overview

The pleasant Taj Samudra Hotel in Kollupitiya district offers modern rooms with views over the Indian Ocean. Residing in a 7-story Chinese building, the hotel was renovated in 2007.

Gangaramaya is about 15 minutes' walk away. The distance between Colombo city center and the property is 1 km.

Set next to restaurants and coffee shops, this hotel also offers a night club, a sunbathing terrace and an outdoor swimming pool on site.

35 minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport and 5 minutes' walk to Slave Island Railway train station.

Rooms

There are 300 guestrooms featuring deluxe one-bedroom king suite, club king room and luxury king room equipped with individual climate control, a minibar, a personal safe, TV and direct dial phone. Rooms boast a great view over the ocean. Guestrooms are outfitted with a fresh interior.

Eat & Drink

The large restaurant serves exquisite meals. Guests can quench their thirst at Poolside bar with a favorite drink. Navratna treats guests with Indian and Japanese meals and is about 100 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Taj Samudra Hotel offers airport transfer, concierge service and wedding services.

Relax

Guests can avail of a wellness centre, a steam room and a sauna as well as steam baths and massage provided on the premises. Such fitness options as a gym, a fitness centre and a jogging track are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   300.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out12:00-14:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Crescat BoulevardCrescat Boulevard2000 ft
Slave Island Railway StationSlave Island Railway Station700 ft
Khan Clock TowerKhan Clock Tower4700 ftColombo Fort
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NavratnaNavratna200 ftTaj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03
Skky BarSkky Bar500 ft42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha
The Bavarian German Restaurant and PubThe Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub800 ft11 Galleface Court 2
NihonbashiNihonbashi1000 ftGalle Face Terrace
ChutneysChutneys2000 ft77, Galle Road
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Bambalapitiya Railway StationBambalapitiya Railway Station2.1 mi
Sinhalese Sports ClubSinhalese Sports Club1.9 mi
R Premadasa StadiumR Premadasa Stadium2.1 mi
Sugathadasa StadiumSugathadasa Stadium2.3 mi
National Art GalleryNational Art Gallery1.3 mi
Srilanka National MuseumSrilanka National Museum1.3 mi
Colombo Town HallColombo Town Hall1.2 mi
Alliance FrançaiseAlliance Française1.4 mi
Asiri Surgical HospitalAsiri Surgical Hospital2.9 mi
Jami Ul-Alfar MosqueJami Ul-Alfar Mosque1.1 miSecond Cross Street
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)7.5 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)18.1 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1000 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  70  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 8.8
    Superb

    the pest one in serlanka

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel is good and clean but I prefer to stay in hilton hotel than taj, restaurant was good and lots of choices

    The first nigt we stayed was good and we were happy we liked the restaurants, the second night was worse while we were sleeping about 11:00pm we started to hear noices onthe roof, we called the reception and duty manager almost 3times and they did not do anything,we were up till 2am that was the night mare we ever had in the morning we went to see the duty manager and we explain to him that room no 758 is the worse room we had like people playing bowling on the roof. The manager understood and he appologies we left hotel when we come back we found out on the room trey full of fruits chocolates and bottle of wine as well appology letter and he refunded the second night was free we did not pay this was amazing how he took action.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    prompt services,male chamber maid n supervisor were very courtous,helpful n efficient

    rates very exorbitant does not reflect fittings n ambience of a 5 star hotel

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    i would like to mention one special thing about the decoration of the room , it was dazzling and creative and the out stand beauty of the towels , and enjoyed taking pictures of them . and i asked about the one who designed it and it was done by one of the room service "kosala" we loved his ideas so much ♥, and thank you .

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    we booked sea view facing , but while checking it was not available, but as a compensation they upgraded me to execuitve floor . and next day gave me sea view room. due to upgrade, i was able to interact with Indian cricket team players who were all in executive floor. weldone Taj

  • 9.4
    Exclusive

    Taj as its name is SHOWS ITS EXCELLENCY. Food is good breakfast spread is awesome with Indian variety. The location is unmatchable with any of the hotels in Colombo this was my second stay in 25 days.Every time the excellency is maintained.Staff is co-operative of all departments. Gym is any one is interested will find more fit with it than any where ,u can find the squash court,tennis court and newly renovated beautiful swimming pool

    Some of the rooms are still under renovation,the bad part is some part of the is not renovated so it is difficult to assume about the same not even the staff could tell or guide you. But i am sure this is temporary within few time the problem would get solved

  • 10.0
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    staff of the hotel was very warm and helpful and best ever one would find.excellent food and quality and service very prompt.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Lovely food & infastructue

    Service was a bit too much in your face on arrival. We had three gentleman escort us to our room including two managers. We had prepaid for our breakfast . This was disputed up too four times until we presented written proof from our booking ageant,

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The executive rooms that have been refurbished are to a very high standard and the balconys over superb views out to sea,the latitude restaurant is very good with all servings offering a good selection of good quality food,out of the other three restaurants only the golden dragon chinese restaurant reaches the standards you expect from a 5 star hotel

    The hotel over booked the rooms and we had to wait 5 hours for a room which subsequently wasnt the one i,d booked ,the actual room we had ,(5th floor) executive floor was of poor quality and the bathroom was dated ,the other two restaurants service was very slow with the main course arriving after an hour in the indian .,the wifi in the hotel was very poor and the charges were refunded after complaining and the swimming pool is shabby and needs repair

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The swimmingpool ist in a bad condition

  • 6.6
    Good

    I liked the splendour of the place.

    I didnt like the fact that the rooms and furnishings seems/looks old and dinghy. It appears as though it could do with a refurbishment

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Taj is a good hotel, but I feel rates are slightly higerside. Swimming pool sauna seam are required maintanance. Staffs are good.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location. Some staff very helpful. Expensive breakfast was good

    No free WiFi - poor for cost of stay. Basic breakfast should be included. One of our rooms poor sound insulation. Tiles missing in swimming pool. Some staff pressured for tips. Had to request coffee sachets for room.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent staff that is most helpful. Despite having booked online and breakfast not included that I came to know only after having paid. However, when I asked front desk, they suggested for an upgrade of room at fair increase in room rate and made my two days stay most memorable. The food spread at breakfast, service, quality was best as expected and could satisfy not only indians but also europeans and arabs

    No complain, rather a suggestion to either have the passage carpet changed

  • 8.8
    Superb

    i enjoyed the efficient service that was privded by the staff. There was a great gentleman mr kosala who attended to my needs in a professional manner, excellent service especially from him. Thank you.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  70 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out12:00-14:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)7.5 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)18.1 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1000 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi
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