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Taj Samudra

Star Rating
5 out of 5
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Reviews

4.2 / 5Very Good
236 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Green
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    High Commission of India
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Beach
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)
    50 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Taj Club, Room, 2 Single Beds, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Taj Club, Room, 2 Single Beds, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Grande Luxury, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Colombo

Located in Colombo, Taj Samudra is in the city centre and by the ocean. Shoppers can check out Pettah Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and Water World Lanka. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Green - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    High Commission of India - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Beach - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nawaloka Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beira Lake - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo Fort Station - 14 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Navratna – Garden-view restaurant offering Indian cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • Golden Dragon – Garden-view restaurant offering Chinese cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • Yumi – Bar offering Japanese cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • Lattice – Café offering international cuisine. Open daily.

About this property

Taj Samudra

5-star beach hotel with a conference centre
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and a steam room. All 300 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LED TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and coffee/tea makers.
Taj Samudra offers 300 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and a bidet.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
In addition to an outdoor pool and a kids' pool, Taj Samudra provides a sauna and a fitness centre. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 7 restaurants, and guests can grab a coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a nearby snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
A 24-hour business centre is on-site at this 5-star property. This luxury hotel also offers tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, a round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. On-site self-parking and valet parking are complimentary.
Taj Samudra has designated areas for smoking.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 11 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types

American Express
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 130 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property. Free in-room WiFi has a 4-device limit.

Property is also known as

  • Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo
  • Taj Samudra Hotel
  • Taj Samudra Colombo
  • Taj Samudra
  • Colombo Taj Samudra Hotel
  • Taj Samudra Colombo Hotel Colombo
  • Taj Samudra Hotel
  • Taj Samudra Colombo
  • Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
  • Free in-room WiFi has a 4-device limit

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: USD 15 per person
  • 7 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Malay

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • LED TV
  • premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Theme parks

Where to eat

  • Navratna – Garden-view restaurant offering Indian cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • Golden Dragon – Garden-view restaurant offering Chinese cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • Yumi – Bar offering Japanese cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • Lattice – Café offering international cuisine. Open daily.
  • The Crab Factory – Seafood restaurant. Open daily.
4.2

Very Good

5 - Excellent
121
4 - Good
67
3 - Okay
28
2 - Mediocre
12
1 - Poor
8
4.3
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.5
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Excellent service staff are very efficient and very helpful

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

2/5

Location unbeatable. But rooms (certainly on the third floor) in need of a major upgrade.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

2/5

The service was poor throughout our stay with my wife and son - most members of staff don’t acknowledge us despite going through the main lobby several times. The atmosphere feels cold and lacks any soul. The duty manager on the day we checked in (27th August) was excellent and took the time to learn our names/room number and showed us some of the facilities - this is the type of service you’d expect from this type of establishment. Breakfast at Ports of Call was shambles, we’d be directed to a table by Nilanka, we wouldn’t be offered a child seat despite being with a 1 year old and getting a tea/coffee felt like we were asking a staff member for a kidney (Nilanka did redeem himself by offering our son lunch). The Sri Lankan food items were cold but spread was good. Eggs and pancakes were tasty. Staff were prompt however when asking to sign for the bill. We ended up having breakfast at a hotel nearby by the end of our stay despite this being included with our room rate. We had an ocean facing club room on 7th floor but you can’t help but notice the windows were filthy. The club room was nice, few snacks on offer and alcoholic beverages between 6:30pm and 8pm - however you will still be asked to sign an invoice for drinks you may not have consumed (but assured these are complimentary). The location of the hotel is great and the rooms + lobby are good. It’s the staff and poor management which lets it down.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

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