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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 33 hotels in Colombo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was just a "Wowww" experience. Welcome desk gave such a warm welcome that it never felt that I am visiting the hotel for the first time. Escort to the hotel by a representative was also a different thing, which is not seen usually these days in hotels. Decoration of the room in a unique way was amazing. In Latitude,... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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405 reviews 405 reviews
58 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Taj Samudra Hotel is very well located near to the central sites of Colombo and everything can be reached with a three wheeler ride. The Crescat shopping centre with an excellent supermaket is only a 5 minute walk or brief three wheeler ride away. The hotel is very well appointed. We have eaten there on numerous occasions whilst on... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your compliments on hospitality, location, food and other facilities. Hope to see you again soon at Taj Samudra, Colombo! More

Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location with beach view. The interior looks grand. I did not stay here but did an event over here. The service staff was helpful and responsive to your needs. Food was nice too. Would like to stay here for my next trip to Sri Lanka again.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo. Thank you for your great review of our location, Interior and service. We very much appreciate your valuable positive feedback on our services and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel with reasonable rates, centrally located in the heart of Colombo.Was surprised at quite a few negative reviews on trip advisor for this hotel. We were upgraded to a club room, with beach facing windows, the bathroom was awesome with all the latest grohe fittings.Very personalised service, that one expects and tends to take for granted with a Taj... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and so glad to know that you had an enjoyable stay at Taj Samudra, Colombo. Your encouraging feedback on our rooms, restaurants as well as our service is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcome you again! More

Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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 3 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 4 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

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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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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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#6 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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