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Taj Samudra Colombo

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 32 hotels in Colombo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

According to the staff the carpets have never been shampooed since they were put in a few years and they agreed they were filthy but a clean refurbished room would be an extra USD80 and I would still need to put up with the noise of the refurbishments during the day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Taj is in a prime location with beach views overlooking Galle Face Green. The Hotel is of a high standard, especially for Sri Lanka, and we ate at the buffet for lunch which was again of a high standard. The service was very attentive, though they did over service us - it is very apparent that the feedback forms... More

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to stay at Taj Samudra, Colombo on your visit to this beautiful Island. We appreciate your encouraging feedback. However, we have noted your comment and will certainly take corrective action to ensure it does not happen again. Look forward to welcome you again! More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated just in front of Galle Face, it has a wonderful view of sea which I hope travellers would mostly welcome. Outside landscaping and interior looks are designed maintaing its grandeur look. I had a wonderfull experience at Pebbles with most courteous service of the staff their including Executive Chef.

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. It always helps us to serve you better. We are happy to know that you liked the Pebbles Restaurant and the service extended by our friendly staff. We look forward to see you again at Taj Samudra, Colombo. More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice hotel facing the beach- a lovely view from the rooms which are quite spacious. You can take an early morning walk on the beach. It's also fairly close to the 2 main shopping areas - Galle rd & Duplication rd. Good breakfast buffet and decent dining.

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

We really appreciate your encouraging feedback on our rooms and the view. Thank you for staying at Taj Samudra, Colombo. It is a pleasure to note that you had a nice stay with us! Look forward to welcome you again! More

Ballarat, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights when we arrived into Colombo, the location across from Galle Face is fantastic (take advantage of the night markets for food they are wonderful). However, despite the initial impression of grandeur in the lobby the hotel is tired, and run down in some parts. Currently in is undergoing renovation and there was jackhammering through the... More

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Taj Samudra, Colombo. We appreciate your feedback and have taken due note of your observations for improvement. We do hope you will stay with us again. More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Colombo, just in front of the famous Galle Face Green this is a very popular hotel. Specially the guests who like the sea will select Taj Samudra. You can get an excellent view of the sea from the hotel.

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your valuable feedback. Look forward to welcome you again! More

India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Taj Samudra multiple times over the last 10 years - this time I went back after a break of 5 years (had stayed at the Cinnamon Grand on last few trips to Colombo). The hotel facade and lobby has been renovated, and looks impressive. I got a sea facing club room - which was very nice.... More

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Rohit K, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Taj Samudra, Colombo and for your kind review. It was a pleasure to note your compliments and we were pleased to note that you had a wonderful stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back! More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here several times over the years, and they never disappoint. The customer service is consistently good from the managers down to the bell boys. The buffet is excellent, with both local and international cuisine. They were doing some renovations this time, so there was a minor inconvenience, for which they apologized repeatedly. Get a room overlooking the... More

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Thank you for your great review of your stay at Taj Samudra, Colombo. We are delighted that you had a good stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back! More

Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Colombo with a nice view of the ocean. It has been one of the popular five star hotels in the city for decades but the age is showing in the property now and needs an upgrade. The staff is friendly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the club room , Amazed by the super friendly staff, Front Desk Manager was very helpful in assisting us with locations and attractions nearby, Hotel Chauffeur was very helpful- Clean cars and built in wifi connection

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Additional Information about Taj Samudra Colombo

Address: 25, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Taj Samudra Colombo 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Business Hotel in Colombo #7 Family Hotel in Colombo #8 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
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Taj Samudra Colombo is located in the heart of the Colombo city, overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The most stylish Executive category rooms are by far the best in design and comfort in the city of Colombo. Taj Samudra offers the following choice of food & beverage outlets – Latitude – all day dining restaurant serving Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a a choice of la carte specialties Navratna – Specialty Indian Restaurant catering to North Indian flavors Golden Dragon – Authentic Chinese Cuisine with a specialty in Sichuan Cuisine Steak & Grill House – Fine Dining Restaurant that offers the best Steaks in town MIX Bar – A game of pool, live sports and best of live entertainment over weekends Barbeque Terrace – an open air barbeque restaurant Lobby Lounge – Unwind over a snack, dessert or a quiet drink. In Room Dining – 24 hour room service Keeping in line with the changing times, Taj Samudra retains the colonial charm, heritage value, sense of space, privacy and luxuries for our esteemed guest. ... more   less 
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