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

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

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
  • A la carte restaurant
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Colombo
    600 m
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    29.1 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    300 m
  • Maradana Railway Station
    2.2 km
Restaurants
  • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
    40 m
  • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
    150 m
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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Size: 48 m²
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          Size: 35 m²
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                Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
                Size: 63 m²
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                  Deluxe Quadruple Room
                  Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                    Luxury Double Room
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                    Size: 35 m²
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                        Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
                        Bed type: 1 Single bed
                        Size: 98 m²
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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
                            600 m
                          Airports
                          • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                            29.1 km
                          Train Stations
                          • Slave Island Railway Station
                            300 m
                          • Maradana Railway Station
                            2.2 km
                          Restaurants
                          • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                            40 m
                          • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                            150 m
                          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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                          Popular areas

                          • City Center - 500 m
                          • Colombo Rowing Club - 900 m
                          • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 1.2 km

                          Places of interest

                          • Crescat Boulevard - 600 m
                          • Kollupita Railroad Station - 1.2 km
                          • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 1.3 km
                          • Temple de la dent - 1.3 km
                          • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.6 km
                          • Paradise Road - 1.8 km

                          Train stations

                          • Slave Island Railway Station - 300 m
                          • Maradana Railway Station - 2.1 km

                          Amusement

                          • Colombo City - 1.3 km

                          Monuments and Landmarks

                          • Galle Face Green - 800 m
                          • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 1.1 km
                          • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.2 km
                          • Khan Clock Tower - 1.6 km
                          • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 1.8 km
                          • Colombo Town Hall - 2.0 km
                          • University of Colombo - 2.7 km
                          • British Council - 2.7 km
                          • Colombo Harbour - 2.9 km

                          Museums

                          • Colombo Dutch Museum - 1.5 km
                          • National Art Gallery - 2.1 km
                          • Srilanka National Museum - 2.1 km

                          Parks

                          • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.8 km

                          Business areas

                          • Colombo World Trade Center - 1.1 km

                          Public parking

                          • U.S. Embassy - 1.1 km
                          • Colombo Town Hall - 2.0 km
                          • Alliance Française - 2.3 km

                          Marina

                          • Beira Lake - 1.0 km

                          Local attractions

                          • Gem Museum - 1.6 km
                            43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
                          • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 2.3 km
                            Hulftsdorp, Colombo
                          • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 3.7 km
                            Kotahena, Colombo
                          • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.8 km
                            Lipton's Circus, Colombo
                          • Colombo National Museum - 2.5 km
                            Albert Crescent, Colombo

                          Near the hotel

                          • Talangama Wetland - 1.1 km
                            Lake Road, Colombo
                          • Zoological Gardens - 1.4 km
                            Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
                          • Gangaramaya - 1.3 km
                            61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo

                          Restaurants nearby

                          • Navratna - 40 m

                            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 - 240 m

                            Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
                            Phone: 011 242 1577

                            68% likes this, based on 158 reviews
                            Cuisine: German
                            Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 23

                          • Chutneys - 580 m

                            Address: 77, Galle Road
                            Phone: 112497372

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

                          • Skky Bar - 150 m

                            Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

                          • Nihonbashi - 300 m

                            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

                          Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColomboTaj Samudra

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                          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
                            600 m
                          Airports
                          • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                            29.1 km
                          Train Stations
                          • Slave Island Railway Station
                            300 m
                          • Maradana Railway Station
                            2.2 km
                          Restaurants
                          • Navratna (cuisine: Indian)
                            40 m
                          • Skky Bar (cuisine: Japanese)
                            150 m
                          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

                          Use Badge