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
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

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 heart 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

The property offers elegant rooms equipped with a safe, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a private toilet and individual climate control and feature a great view over the ocean. Guests will enjoy views of the Indian Ocean from their rooms. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a shower and slippers.

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 valet parking, free shuttle bus service and dry cleaning as well as a safety deposit box, a free private car park and a designated place for smoking.

Relax

Cots, a mini club and a pool for children are provided at Taj Samudra Hotel. On-site fitness amenities include a fitness center, a gym and a jogging track.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Jogging track
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Basketball

Services

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

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
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Shared 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

  • 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. 
  • 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
    600 m
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    29.1 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    400 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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Club Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
Size: 48 m²
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
    Size: 48 m²
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      Deluxe Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or King-size bed
      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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          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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              Size: 60 m²
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                Luxury Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or King-size bed
                Size: 35 m²
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                • Private bathroom
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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
                      400 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

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                    Best Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

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                    What's nearby

                    Popular areas

                    • City Center - 500 m

                    Places of interest

                    • Crescat Boulevard - 600 m
                    • Kollupita Railroad Station - 1.2 km
                    • Temple de la dent - 1.3 km
                    • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 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

                    Convention centers

                    • Colombo Rowing Club - 900 m
                    • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 1.2 km

                    Shopping areas

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

                    Stadiums

                    • Colombo World Trade Center - 1.1 km

                    Museums

                    • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.8 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

                    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

                    7.2out 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
                      400 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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