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Taj Samudra

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is one of the best places to stay at in Colombo. It faces the sea (though there is no beach here) and is located in a chic part of the city. The hotel itself has many facilities and is set amidst expansive and well-manicured lawns and gardens. The food, especially the buffet breakfast, is excellent and the staff are very helpful. However, the property is fraying slightly at the edges. The bolts on the door to the balcony in my room was jammed, the bathtub had some stains and the faucets etc had water stains that come with them not being polished regularly. The draperies were also old, as were some of the fittings in the room. But overall, it is a good place to stay in

Actually nice place and delicious fav marble cake and red velvet yummy that look so delicious,making me hungry,very good lovely staff,very calm place and a fantastic,I love pebbles,I'm enjoy myself,I had a great time

Really nice hotel with awesome rooms. Loved the location and settings. Good prompt service and courteous staff. Definitely recommended as one of the best in colombo. Ideal for a morning seaside jog. Will definitely go again

A nice hotel on great location. The buffet was great. Gym has tennis and squash facilities which was cool. Room were okay. Staff helpful. Short walk to galle face green beach and main street of coLombo. Really a nice place. Highly recommended for all

Dear Ms. Rakhee Lalvani, Ms. Sushasini Rajpal, Mr. Parag Kathuria, Ms. Onitha Gurugalla, Dr. David Landsman, Mr. Pradipta Bagchi I would like to bring to your attention the redden/mortifying experience which I had at Taj Samudra Colombo on 21st Sep. 2017 evening . As I normally used to visit Taj Navrathna, I went this time also; to meet my friend Mr. Navneet Rajpoot who was visiting Colombo along with my family in a dress which I feel is casual smart for tropical country (linen shirt+ khaki Short and sport shoes with tennis shocks). We had been served at Taj Navratna with an elegance and majestic approach, and never ever anybody pointed to our dress. But yesterday I was picked out by the staff, as per them I was not properly dressed and was refused service at Taj Navaratna. Neither the rule book was shared with us by the Manager Williams or Mr. Deeptha, the staff who were, vehemently pledging for existence of such rule at TAJ. Nor “NO such instruction” was displayed on the entrance of the restaurant. Displaying such instruction is a normal practice in and around Colombo, which gives me a choice of using the service or move to a restaurant where I am eagerly waited for. I strongly felt that my right has been sullied/violated by denying entrance to restaurant due to my dressing. I would further like to add in some profession or country “short pant” is included as official dress code. For example defense service or police. We can’t have 16th century Victorian myth practiced in today’s modern world by an institution who always pledged for freedom, equality and humanity. The behavior of your staff was not up to the value of Taj group, and would like to point to the historical fact that how Taj hotel started by Honorable Shri Jamsetji N Tata, founder of the Tata Group, who opened the Taj Mahal Palace, on 16 December 1903. According to a story he decided to open the hotel after an incident involving racial discrimination at the Watson's Hotel in Mumbai, where he was refused entry as the hotel permitted only Europeans. And the same value on which TAJ started was breached by your staff at Taj Samudra (SIC).The total story was narrated to Mr. Parag Kathuria, Sales Director Taj Samudra who refused to entertain my complain. Your loss of business was a gain for Iconic Galle Face Hotel Forever you’re lost benefactor. MK

This stay was very relaxing as always, I come here every time I visit Colombo. The breakfast is nice, they have a wide section of food, the exe lounge can be better as far as food goes but it is free, so you can complete to much. The host there are very respectful and are willing to get you whatever you need.

I would like to express my wonderful stay with warm welcome, kind attention and good services always. Perfect location in the heart of Colombo city. Good quality food, good place, good location- overall it was wonderful experience staying at Taj Samudra Hotel.

Taj always lives up to its expectation, anywhere you go. From checkin to checkout it was perfect. The hotel is strategically located not too far for my meetings. The evening walk just outside the hotel was superb. Would rate this one of the best in Colombo.

We stayed here for three nights after a hectic travel around SL. The biggest surprise was on being upgraded to Club Class on arrival. The Club Lounge on 6th Floor has most amazing view of the Galle Face Road and Ocean. The attention and friendly attitude of the Staff made it a memorable holiday for me and my wife, The breakfast was lavish and the signature Indian Restaurant had mouth watering dish. On one night, we tried the Famous Crab Curry at their new Crab Factory Restaurant and trust me it , this is worth the visit in itself.

This Hotel Located just opposite to Sea, well Located, we can have nice view from room. Also we can view Sun set. Taj has one of the best Lobby, where you can sit and relax with mixed culture of people. Good place for Business meetings, They have unique culture of receiving guest and night Music is arranged at many of the restaurant you can have songs at your choice. Navaratha restaurant is one of the best multi cuisine with Indian style using best quality of spices. Taj Biryani is one of the most famous both veg and non veg. No guest wish to miss eating Taj Biryani. Staying Taj always gives best feeling of Home atmosphere. They have vey good staff who keep smiling and wishing you always makes happy.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2205 reviews