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Taj Samudra

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Iconic 5 star Hotel with 3 star facility!!!!!. the very small and the hotrel needs a renovation to keep the reputation of the brand. Buffet Breakfast spread is not so great and need more options. we had a bad bathroom as the exhaust was not workingh and, staff could not fix it even on the third day. The best part is the room service and Reception. Location is great facing Indian Ocean and also the hotel is located in the heart of the city . Hotel needs a face lift.

I Stayed at the property with family. The hotel understood my needs and made sure my family and I felt absolutely comfortable. Check in and Check out was a breeze. The Front office team made all of us feel special. Wonderful welcome and the rooms were laid out in advance as requested. Traveling with children are not always easy. The team here ensured that my wife and I did not have to call anyone for any child needs. All taken care of....they scored big on that front. The breakfast was excellent and here again, we felt that our children had a wonderful experience...they were pampered crazy with all the attention. This stay was the last couple of days of our 10 day trip to Sri Lanka. They stay made us leave with a smile on our face.

Sri Lanka is on the other side of the world from where I live. I have traveled there for weeks at a time several times a year for business. It's exhausting and lonely being away from family that long. This hotel has made me feel welcome - they remember me when I return each evening and they even remember me between trips. It is beautiful and clean, the air conditioners always work, the food is great, the gym is great, and the pool looks nice although I've never had time to swim in it. I highly recommend it. They also have "high tea" every afternoon which as an American I LOVE because we (sadly)don't have that in our country.

I have visited the hotel twice and both times had a good experience With regard to service and food. The reception area and restaurants are well maintained and the service excellent. The rooms, however, are not well maintained and even they are spacy and the beds comformtable, they give not a good impression.

Very convenient hotel with amazing sea view. Excellent hotel for business stay with over all very good service. Hotel offers all amenities along with a good Gym and restaurant. Hotel staff was very friiendly and helpful.

Upon arrival, the lobby is impressive and grand. It is a pity the same experience doesn't translate to the other parts of the hotel. Showing signs of age, the rooms were old, and you can tell it from the design, furnishing, right down to the beddings and linen. No bottled mineral water served in room. They provide more filtered water when asked for mineral water. Breakfast spread is not as wide as other hotels on this level. Overall, with the other upcoming and relatively new hotels along this stretch, this experience is overpriced. Good thing is, all their power sockets work, and this hotel's shower gives you hot water right at the beginning! Heard they are in the renovation progress and my room was the old room, so will not recommend until they complete their renovations.

Located on Galle Face, the Taj is a very welcoming and well-run hotel. Everything worked well and the food in the several world-class hotels as well as the full range of breakfast choices was excellent. Conveniently located and with well-equipped facilities such as gym and pool it caters for a wide range of guests who are there for a variety of reasons. I would thoroughly recommend!

Stayed 4 nights. Rooms are way too overpriced for the quality, really rundown rooms. Room carpets stained and dirty not to mention smelly. Housekeeping very poor, closets never cleaned as full of dust and dirt. Bathrooms not cleaned properly. Pillows are lumpy and uneven, could not sleep well at all. Food is just about alright. Will not recommend this hotel to anyone.

We had a fantastic stay at the Taj Samudra both times: when we arrived in Colombo from Mumbai as well as before we left Colombo for Mumbai. The entire staff was outstanding in their service, friendliness and their efforts to keep us happy with our rooms as well as the food service. We would particularly like to single out Madara (both stays) and Buddhi (on our second visit) for their exemplary service, and their complimentary upgrade of our rooms to a sea facing view on our return stay, a promise made by Madara at the time of our initial stay on arrival. We will be back at the Taj Samudra on our return visit to Sri Lanka. Thank you for making our stay truly wonderful!

Nice stay in Taj Samudr Colombo I would like to thanks Fron Desk staff as well as F&B staff who helped me to experience my stay in a good level and feel home there always while stay. All the people very friendly and understanding as well.

25 Galle Face Centre Road Colombo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Colombo District, Taj Samudra is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as High Commission of India and St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church. This 300-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Centrally located in Colombo, the hotel is also a short walk from Galle Face Green and Nawaloka Hospital.


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 get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


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. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer designer toiletries and bathrobes. 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. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 45.00 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, City 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 2136 reviews