Taj Samudra Hotel - Colombo

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, NONE  show map
 5 stars
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Taj Samudra Hotel - Colombo

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Taj Samudra Hotel is located close to wonderful beaches. The charming hotel was built in 1984 and refurbished in 2007.

The hotel is right in the center of Colombo. The property is located 1 km away from Colombo city center with a tower, a temple and a museum nearby.

Law Courts of Hulftsdorp is 2.3 km from the hotel and Chabad House is 1.6 km away.

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

Rooms

A great view over the ocean welcomes guests to deluxe quadruple room, luxury one-bedroom suite and luxury twin room with fresh décor offering a private balcony, individual climate control, a safe, direct dial phone and a minibar. Guests will enjoy views of the Indian Ocean from their rooms. These modern guestrooms have carpet floor and classical furniture.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Chinese dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Refreshing drinks are offered in the poolside bar. Offering various dining options, Navratna and Skky Bar are about 5-minute walk away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can use wedding services, airport transfer and concierge service as well as a gift shop, free parking and a news stand.

Relax

A spa center, a sauna and a health club are available on site. Taj Samudra Hotel offers a jogging track, a gym and a fitness centre for guests to keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Jogging track

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 24 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, NONE

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City Center
  • Colombo
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    18.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    1000 ft
  • Maradana Railway Station
    1.4 mi
Restaurants
  • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
    200 ft
  • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    300

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Rooms and availability

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Club Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
Size: 520 sq. feet
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    Club King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 520 sq. feet
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      Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 520 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
        Size: 380 sq. feet
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          Deluxe One-Bedroom King Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 680 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Queen Room
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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              Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
              Bed type: King-size bed
              Size: 680 sq. feet
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                Deluxe Quadruple Room
                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                  Executive Suite
                  Size: 650 sq. feet
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                    Luxury Twin Room
                    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or King-size bed
                    Size: 380 sq. feet
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                      Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
                      Size: 1055 sq. feet
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                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Taj Samudra Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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                        Hotel Address:

                        25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, NONE

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Colombo
                          2000 ft
                        Airports
                        • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                          18.1 mi
                        Train Stations
                        • Slave Island Railway Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Maradana Railway Station
                          1.4 mi
                        Restaurants
                        • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                          200 ft
                        • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                          500 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • Number of floors:
                          7
                        • Number of rooms:
                          300

                        Hotel Awards

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                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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                        What's nearby

                        Popular areas

                        • City Center - 1700 ft

                        Places of interest

                        • Crescat Boulevard - 2000 ft
                        • Kollupita Railroad Station - 4000 ft
                        • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 4300 ft
                        • Temple de la dent - 4300 ft
                        • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.0 mi
                        • Paradise Road - 1.1 mi

                        Train stations

                        • Slave Island Railway Station - 700 ft
                        • Maradana Railway Station - 1.3 mi

                        Convention centers

                        • Colombo Rowing Club - 3000 ft
                        • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 4000 ft

                        Shopping areas

                        • Colombo Dutch Museum - 5000 ft
                        • National Art Gallery - 1.3 mi
                        • Srilanka National Museum - 1.3 mi

                        Amusement

                        • Colombo City - 4300 ft

                        Monuments and Landmarks

                        • Galle Face Green - 2700 ft
                        • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 3700 ft
                        • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 4000 ft
                        • Khan Clock Tower - 1.0 mi
                        • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 1.1 mi
                        • Colombo Town Hall - 1.2 mi
                        • University of Colombo - 1.7 mi
                        • British Council - 1.7 mi
                        • Colombo Harbour - 1.8 mi

                        Stadiums

                        • Colombo World Trade Center - 3700 ft

                        Museums

                        • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.1 mi

                        Public parking

                        Marina

                        • Beira Lake - 3300 ft

                        Local attractions

                        • Gem Museum - 5200 ft
                          43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
                        • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.4 mi
                          Hulftsdorp, Colombo
                        • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 2.3 mi
                          Kotahena, Colombo
                        • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.1 mi
                          Lipton's Circus, Colombo
                        • Colombo National Museum - 1.6 mi
                          Albert Crescent, Colombo

                        Near the hotel

                        • Talangama Wetland - 3600 ft
                          Lake Road, Colombo
                        • Zoological Gardens - 4700 ft
                          Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
                        • Gangaramaya - 4400 ft
                          61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo

                        Restaurants nearby

                        • Navratna - 200 ft

                          Address: Taj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03

                          84% likes this, based on 30 reviews
                          Cuisine: Indian

                        • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub - 800 ft

                          Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
                          Phone: 011 242 1577

                          68% likes this, based on 158 reviews
                          Cuisine: German
                          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 30

                        • Chutneys - 2000 ft

                          Address: 77, Galle Road
                          Phone: 112497372

                          71% likes this, based on 165 reviews
                          Cuisine: Indian

                        • Skky Bar - 500 ft

                          Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

                          62% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                          Cuisine: Japanese

                        • Nihonbashi - 1000 ft

                          Address: Galle Face Terrace
                          Phone: 0094 112 323847

                          68% likes this, based on 101 reviews
                          Cuisine: Japanese

                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • Number of floors:
                          7
                        • Number of rooms:
                          300

                        Hotel Awards

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

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                        Taj Samudra Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Taj Samudra

                        Average guest rating

                        7.2out of 10
                        Very good
                        Based on 41 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Location
                        10.0
                        Rooms
                        8.0
                        Service
                        8.0
                        Value
                        8.0
                        Dining
                        8.0

                        Guest reviews

                        • Couple
                          9.6

                          Very friendly staff, excellent location, value for money breakfast buffet, amazing night life @ The Mix Bar

                        • Couple
                          7.4

                          Great reception area. Nice view from room. Good restaurants.

                          Noisy at night from parties. Hard to sleep. Bed was uncomfortable. Rooms kind of run down for the star quantity they have.

                        • Single
                          5.0

                          - Staff were generally polite.

                          - I was disappointed by the on site travel desk. Further, there was a Michael Jackson tribute concert which meant that there was a lot of noise until 11 PM on two evenings (one was a rehersal evening). I was not informed of this at the time of making the reservation.

                        • Single
                          7.4

                          a good location and comfotable hotel with pleasant satff

                        • Single
                          6.4

                          Good hotel... Carpets seems to be pretty old. Staffs are very courteous and willing to help always. Health Faucets are a must in the toilets, as many Asians are used to it, when a mug is not provided.

                        • Group of friends
                          9.2

                          nice place & nice Hotel i love it

                          the ++ is 30% which is expensive

                        • Single
                          9.6

                          Excellent hospitality and wonderful staff.

                        • Single
                          6.2

                          The location and restaurants are very good.

                          The quality of the room is very shabby.

                        • Single
                          6.6

                          Staff is very friendly and the service was very good.

                          I found that the double bed which I was offered was not very comfortable...could feel the springs of the mattress. Luckily for me there was a separate single bed in the room.

                        • Single
                          4.6

                          The fair name of Taj -as a prime Hotel Property is severrly tarnished.The facilities are not on class to be called 5 sar- at Best 3 Star. The furnishing, facility in room are of having reached beyond their life.

                        • Single
                          7.4

                          Quiet and the Chinese restaurant

                          I expected much more from such a reputed hotel. Nothing complimentary fro guests and also no information about room service provided.

                        • Family with children
                          5.8

                          Food was very good

                          The hotel was run down and could use a renovation.

                        • Single
                          6.4

                          I chose the Taj because I wanted to spend the last two days of my vacation lying at the pool. When I arrived, I learned that the pool was closed for renovation. I think that should have been mentioned in the online booking site. Patrons were offered to use the pool of a nearby hotel, which had virtually no service and broken chairs. Secondly I chose the Taj because it also had tennis courts. But when I arrived I learned that there would be no one to play with for one of the days. When I finally got a chance to play, we were provided with four balls _ all soggy and one that was falling apart and unuseable. I would have expected more from a five-star hotel. The water pot in my room didn't work. I asked to have it fixed. They provided a new pot, but it didn't work either. I finally figured out that it wasn't the pot, but the electrical outlet, so I plugged it into a different outlet and that worked. My other complaint was that ever time I closed my eyes for a nap, somebody came to the room asking if I needed anything, replace a light bulb, asking if the service at the hotel was fine, etc. My fault for not putting up the ``Do not disturb sign.''

                        • Couple
                          6.6

                          Most of the hotel staff is absolutely lovely with the exception of the men working behind the from desk (especially the service center head) who were quite rude.

                        • Older travelers
                          8.8

                          Outstanding service and staff. Excellent food. Imposing common areas. Good value spa.

                          Not really a negative comment, but some of the facilities were a bit tired, eg bathroom and swimming pool.

                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Taj Samudra Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
                        Show big map »

                        Hotel Address:

                        25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, NONE

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Colombo
                          2000 ft
                        Airports
                        • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                          18.1 mi
                        Train Stations
                        • Slave Island Railway Station
                          1000 ft
                        • Maradana Railway Station
                          1.4 mi
                        Restaurants
                        • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                          200 ft
                        • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                          500 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • Number of floors:
                          7
                        • Number of rooms:
                          300

                        Hotel Awards

                        Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColomboTaj Samudra

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

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