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

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Billiards/Pool tables

Badminton

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Situated on a spacious territory of lush gardens, this five-star hotel is located in the heart of Colombo and within 37km from Colombo International airport. The Taj Samudra Hotel overlooks ocean coast and Galle Face Green – the main city landmark.

The 300 hotel guestrooms are spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated. All of them are fully-equipped with all modern facilities including air conditioner, comfortable beds, private bathroom, mini-bar and hair dryer. Rooms also feature breathtaking views of the ocean and garden.

This charming hotel also includes several restaurants, bars, fitness center and a variety of meeting rooms. You can also make use of catering services and special rates for groups and conference participates.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   300.

Rooms

The hotel has 300 elegant rooms divided into pool or sea view rooms, executive floors, executive rooms, luxury suites and presidential suites. Every room is spacious and modern and features all modern facilities such as air-conditioner, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, hair dryer, room service and a balcony. All rooms come with a king size bed or two single beds; executive rooms and luxury suites have a living room. Presidential suite has two-bedroom, separate dining and dressing areas.

Non-smoking rooms available as well as babysitting services. There is also children's pool in the hotel.

Dining options

There are numerous dining options in the hotel ranging from the informal lounges and coffee shop to restaurants with traditional local and Cantonese cuisine and elegant restaurant “Steak & Grill House” which serves a selection of steaks and world-renowned wines. Room service is also available for limited hours.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The property offers six meeting rooms, including spacious ballroom, with a capacity from 30 up to 500 people. Catering is also available for any kinds of events.

The hotel also offers special price for meetings and conferences starting from booking of 10 rooms.

Leisure

Recreational facilities in the hotel include fitness center, swimming pool, different treatment programmes and a variety of massages. There are also facilities for playing tennis and squash.

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Facilities

General

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

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Activities

  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

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

Media

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

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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City Center
  • Colombo
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    18.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
    200 ft
  • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    300

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The hotel has 300 elegant rooms divided into pool or sea view rooms, executive floors, executive rooms, luxury suites and presidential suites. Every room is spacious and modern and features all modern facilities such as air-conditioner, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, hair dryer, room service and a balcony. All rooms come with a king size bed or two single beds; executive rooms and luxury suites have a living room. Presidential suite has two-bedroom, separate dining and dressing areas.

Non-smoking rooms available as well as babysitting services. There is also children's pool in the hotel.

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Club Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 520 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Taj Samudra Club SuiteTaj Samudra Club SuiteTaj Samudra Club Suite
    Club Suite
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 520 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
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    Room features views of the city skyline. It comes with a satellite TV, minibar, tea/coffee maker and safety deposit box. Free bottled water is provided. Includes: - Exclusive access to the Club Lounge: - Welcome drink on arrival. - Daily continental breakfast at the Taj Club Lounge. - Complimentary use of the Club Meeting Room for two hours (subject to availability). - Service of hot & soft beverages throughout the day, at the Taj Club Lounge. - Laundry service/pressing of 2 pieces of garments/one suit per stay. - Daily evening cocktails at the Taj Club Lounge featuring a selection of carefully crafted petit fours and hors d’oerves. - Access to a fully equipped fitness centre with steam, sauna & spa pool facilities. - Convenience of an early arrival (09:00) and late departure (18:00), subject to availability. - Choice of newspapers and magazines - Exclusive check-in and check-out facility

    Room facilities
      Taj Samudra Double RoomTaj Samudra Double RoomTaj Samudra Double RoomTaj Samudra Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 520 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      DOUBLE CABINE WIHT BUNKS

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        Taj Samudra Exclusive SuiteTaj Samudra Exclusive SuiteTaj Samudra Exclusive Suite
        Exclusive Suite
        Bed type: 2 Single beds
        Size: 520 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        This twin room offers great views of the city. It is fitted with 2 single beds and offer free high speed internet for 24 hours. Includes: - Exclusive access to the Club Lounge: - Welcome drink on arrival. - Daily continental breakfast at the Taj Club Lounge. - Complimentary use of the Club Meeting Room for two hours (subject to availability). - Service of hot & soft beverages throughout the day, at the Taj Club Lounge. - Laundry service/pressing of 2 pieces of garments/one suit per stay. - Daily evening cocktails at the Taj Club Lounge featuring a selection of carefully crafted petit fours and hors d’oerves. - Access to a fully equipped fitness centre with steam, sauna & spa pool facilities. - Convenience of an early arrival (09:00) and late departure (18:00), subject to availability. - Choice of newspapers and magazines - Exclusive check-in and check-out facility

        Room facilities
          Taj Samudra Deluxe Double RoomTaj Samudra Deluxe Double RoomTaj Samudra Deluxe Double RoomTaj Samudra Deluxe Double Room
          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed
          Size: 380 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          DOUBLE DELUXE-CITY VIEW

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            Taj Samudra Deluxe Upper Floors Double RoomTaj Samudra Deluxe Upper Floors Double RoomTaj Samudra Deluxe Upper Floors Double Room
            Deluxe Upper Floors Double Room
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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            Located on higher floors, room features views of the pool and the city skyline. It comes with a satellite TV, minibar, tea/coffee maker and safety deposit box. Free bottled water is provided.

            Room facilities
              Taj Samudra Deluxe One-Bedroom SuiteTaj Samudra Deluxe One-Bedroom SuiteTaj Samudra Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
              Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 680 sq. feet
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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                Deluxe Quadruple Room
                Bed type: Quad
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                • Free Wi-Fi
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                QUADRUPLE DELUXE

                Room facilities
                  Taj Samudra Executive SuiteTaj Samudra Executive SuiteTaj Samudra Executive Suite
                  Executive Suite
                  Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 1 Single bed
                  Size: 650 sq. feet
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                  • Air conditioning
                  • Private bathroom
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                    Taj Samudra Luxury Double RoomTaj Samudra Luxury Double Room Guest roomTaj Samudra Luxury Double RoomTaj Samudra Luxury Double Room
                    Luxury Double Room
                    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
                    Size: 380 sq. feet
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                    • Free Wi-Fi
                    • Air conditioning
                    • Private bathroom
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                      Taj Samudra Luxury One-Bedroom SuiteTaj Samudra Luxury One-Bedroom SuiteTaj Samudra Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
                      Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
                      Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
                      Size: 1055 sq. feet
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                      • Free Wi-Fi
                      • Air conditioning
                      • Private bathroom
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                      This suite has a balcony, satellite TV and bathrobe. Includes: - Exclusive access to the Club Lounge: - Welcome drink on arrival. - Daily continental breakfast at the Taj Club Lounge. - Complimentary use of the Club Meeting Room for two hours (subject to availability). - Service of hot & soft beverages throughout the day, at the Taj Club Lounge. - Laundry service/pressing of 2 pieces of garments/one suit per stay. - Daily evening cocktails at the Taj Club Lounge featuring a selection of carefully crafted petit fours and hors d’oerves. - Access to a fully equipped fitness centre with steam, sauna & spa pool facilities. - Convenience of an early arrival (09:00) and late departure (18:00), subject to availability. - Choice of newspapers and magazines

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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)
                          18.0 mi
                        Restaurants
                        • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                          200 ft
                        • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                          600 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-In:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-Out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • 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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                        Taj Samudra Location

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                        What's nearby.

                        Located in the center of Colombo, the Taj Samudra hotel is situated within a proximity from the main city landmarks and attractions: Colombo World Trade Center 500m, Bank of Ceylon Tower 500m, Pettah Market 1km, Khan Clock Tower 1km, Jami Ul Alfar Mosque 1.2km, Beira Lake 1.5km, Colombo Town Hall2.5 km, Sri Lanka National Museum2.7 km, National Art Gallery 2.7km, R. Premadasa Stadium 3km, Sugathadasa Stadium 3.2km, University of Colombo 3.4km, Sinhalese Sports Club 3.6km, Mount Lavinia Beach 11km.

                        Popular areas

                        • City Center - 1700 ft

                        Places of interest

                        Amusement

                        • Colombo City - 4600 ft

                        Local Attractions

                        • Gem Museum - 1.0 mi
                          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 - 3500 ft
                          Lake Road, Colombo
                        • Zoological Gardens - 4800 ft
                          Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
                        • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple - 4500 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 - 900 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 - 2100 ft

                          Address: 77, Galle Road
                          Phone: 112497372

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

                        • Skky Bar - 600 ft

                          Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

                        • Nihonbashi - 1200 ft

                          Address: Galle Face Terrace
                          Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

                        Getting there.

                        The Taj Samudra hotel is located in the heart of Colombo, close to the Colombo World Trade Center, Bank of Ceylon Tower, and Pettah Market. Katunayake Airport is within 37km from the hotel. The nearest train station is within steps from the property.

                        Getting around.

                        The Taj Samudra hotel is located within 37km from Katunayake Airport and within five minutes walk from the nearest train.

                        Hotel information
                        • Check-In:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-Out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • 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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                        Taj Samudra Reviews

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

                        Average guest rating

                        7.4out of 10
                        Very good
                        Based on 40 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Location
                        10.0
                        Rooms
                        8.0
                        Service
                        8.0
                        Value
                        8.0
                        Dining
                        8.0

                        Individual 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)
                          18.0 mi
                        Restaurants
                        • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                          200 ft
                        • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                          600 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-In:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-Out:
                          until  2 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2007
                        • 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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