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We went there on a vacation. We were put in a room above the room being renovated. There were constant construction noise from the room below that disrupted our sleep and the staff told me the work will be going on until 8PM. After arguing with the front desk staff, they gave us another room and we had to pack up all out stuff and move...something that you don't like to do on a relaxing vacation. The new room was less comfortable and didn't have the balcony we really wanted. Ate at the hotel restaurant and the food wad just average. Won't go back again...

This is for the 3rd time I stayed. Staffs are very much motivated.. cleaning staffs are terrible. It takes long hours to get them, do the job badly. Restaurents are good...Best was the transport services and ur desk staffs are excellently well behaved and provided us out of imagine type of services.

Rooms were smelly and old. Not worth the room rate of 250 dollars per night.

We had business in Colombo which required an over night stay. In subsequent visits to Colombo we stayed at the Hilton and Kingsbury hotels, both were a major disappointment. What a pleasant surprise the Taj Samudra turned out to be! Be warned, don't make the same mistake we made. The Taj Samudra and all its beauty and gracious staff needs to be appreciated with a commitment of a multiple day stay. Our brief one day visit denied us the opportunity to really sample the greatness of this hotel.

I have been to Sri Lanka 20 times or more and the Taj is where I always begin my stay. It has a wonderful staff, food is superb, rooms are very clean and comfortable. Seaside rooms have a stunning view of the sunset. Unlike the newer hotels the Taj has character as well. I won't stay anywhere else in Colombo. Highly recommended.

The taj was fantastic. Good location to explore the city. Convenient. We were upgraded to suites, and wow! Would recommend this hotel.

The Taj looks and feels like a five star but with a three star price. The staff is always tring to make your stay better and does. Breakfast was great just don't expect American pancakes. I would recommend the hotel to anyone.

25 Galle Face Centre Road Colombo

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Kollupitiya, Taj Samudra is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. This 300-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking.


Dining

Get your fill of Indian cuisine for lunch, or dinner at Navratna, one of 7 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the garden views at Golden Dragon. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Taj Samudra's 300 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have bathrobes, bidets, and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

Taj Samudra features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 130 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Grande Luxury, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Taj Samudra

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Other (1)
2

this place is nothing like a taj.

Everyone

We went there on a vacation. We were put in a room above the room being renovated. There were constant construction noise from the room below that disrupted our sleep and the staff told me the work will be going on until 8PM. After arguing with the front desk staff, they gave us another room and we had to pack up all out stuff and move...something that you don't like to do on a relaxing vacation. The new room was less comfortable and didn't have the balcony we really wanted. Ate at the hotel restaurant and the food wad just average. Won't go back again...

By on Oct 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your kind review on Expedia. We have taken a note of your concerns with regards to overall experience at the hotel and would like to assure you of our best efforts to address them.We all look forward to welcoming you again soon to Taj Samudra, Colombo. Warm regards,

3

nicely located, needs more re hauling

Everyone

This is for the 3rd time I stayed. Staffs are very much motivated.. cleaning staffs are terrible. It takes long hours to get them, do the job badly. Restaurents are good...Best was the transport services and ur desk staffs are excellently well behaved and provided us out of imagine type of services.

By , from dhaka on Sep 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your kind review on Expedia. We appreciate your wonderful feedback about the service and facilities. Thank you once again and hope to see u soon at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. Warm regards,

2

the hotel is in a terrible condition, old, smelly

Everyone

Rooms were smelly and old. Not worth the room rate of 250 dollars per night.

By , from Dubai on Dec 27, 2016

5

brief stay, big mistake

Everyone

We had business in Colombo which required an over night stay. In subsequent visits to Colombo we stayed at the Hilton and Kingsbury hotels, both were a major disappointment. What a pleasant surprise the Taj Samudra turned out to be! Be warned, don't make the same mistake we made. The Taj Samudra and all its beauty and gracious staff needs to be appreciated with a commitment of a multiple day stay. Our brief one day visit denied us the opportunity to really sample the greatness of this hotel.

By , from San Diego, California on Dec 17, 2016

5

the only hotel i will stay at in colombo.

Everyone

I have been to Sri Lanka 20 times or more and the Taj is where I always begin my stay. It has a wonderful staff, food is superb, rooms are very clean and comfortable. Seaside rooms have a stunning view of the sunset. Unlike the newer hotels the Taj has character as well. I won't stay anywhere else in Colombo. Highly recommended.

By on Jul 16, 2016

5

sri lanka extended

Couples

The taj was fantastic. Good location to explore the city. Convenient. We were upgraded to suites, and wow! Would recommend this hotel.

By on Dec 3, 2015

4

perfect for a family or couple

Other

The Taj looks and feels like a five star but with a three star price. The staff is always tring to make your stay better and does. Breakfast was great just don't expect American pancakes. I would recommend the hotel to anyone.

By on Jan 24, 2014

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