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Taj Samudra, Colombo

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#5 of 87 hotels in Colombo
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
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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 - Ports of Call - all day dining restaurant serving Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a choice of A la carte specialties Navratna - Specialty Indian Restaurant catering to North Indian flavors, Golden Dragon - Authentic Chinese Cuisine with a specialty in Sichuan Cuisine, YUMI - Japanese resto bar with live entertainment and live sports, Crab Factory - Seafood Bistro, 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. Keeping guests’ well-being paramount, we have implemented enhanced standards as per the norms laid down by statutory bodies, to ensure safety, hygiene and physical distancing in our hotel at all times. • Our rooms are rested post check-outs and prior to reoccupation. • Thermal screening is conducted for and health declarations are sought from entrants into the hotel premises. • Digital technology is used for seamless check-ins, check-outs, payments and dining experiences. • Proven solutions are used for regular disinfection of all hotel areas and for laundry and housekeeping. • Seating and movement layouts have been altered to ensure physical distancing. • Protective equipment and sanitization stations are provided for use by guests and associates. • In-Room Dining Service has been improvised and made safer. • Our associates have been trained on the renewed standards and undergo regular health check-ups. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Malay
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4.5 of 5 bubbles5,429 reviews
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The Taj Samudra in Colombo receives mixed reviews, with guests appreciating its elegant atmosphere and prime location near the ocean and city attractions. While some guests commend the spacious, clean rooms and the hotel's cleanliness, others find the rooms outdated and not up to par. The professional service and amenities, including a well-maintained pool and diverse dining options, are often highlighted positively, although experiences with service can vary. Opinions on value for money are divided, with some guests feeling the offerings do not justify the pricing.
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Elegant
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Dated
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Expensive
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Inconsistent
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Keshab M wrote a review Apr 12
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We went to Golden Dragon restaurant. We had the Egg Fried rice, Singapore Prawns and Kung Pao Chicken. The food was superb, prepared by Chef Chinthana. Service was excellent as well, notably Kasun and Lasantha attended to us and served us well. Will definitely recommend and come back again
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Rahul S wrote a review Apr 12
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Very pleasant stay. They have upgraded my room without any extra charges. They accepts all kind of payment credit card /dollers/srilankan rupees/UPI. In room dining service was quite good and fast, specially veg biryani was cooked in pot in a traditional way having delicious taste.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Duni R wrote a review Apr 12
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Kasun, Lasantha, Gamini, Malan served us well and the food was delicious ( specially the dumpling and the hot butter prawns ) Service was excellent and atmosphere was calm as well Fully recommend to visit golden dragon at taj Samudara Colombo
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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hardika_shah wrote a review Apr 11
Bengaluru, India13 contributions
+Fabulous location on Galle Main Road +We had a Taj Club Oceanview room and it was worth it to unwind watching the activity on the beachfront and the sunsets +Taj Club service was nice - tea/coffee anytime. happy hour with unlimited beer/wine/cocktails and snacks. +Rooms were nicely appointed. +Check-in was smooth. Anjalee and Bermi at Reception were helpful and efficient. +Dinner at Yumi was delicious +concierge support was great. special shout-out to Anushka - when I couldnt get a slot at Jiva spa due to shortage of female staff, he recommended and booked spa service at Spa Ceylon down the road where the products and the therapist were exceptional. Anushka also gave us some "tourist scam" warnings about what happens around the beach area. Never hurts to be reminded... - Breakfast was ok-ok. Typical spread of continental, indian, sri-lankan options. but just was missing something in flavours - Welcome drinks at most Taj hotels are unique and delish. coming in at 3pm on a hot sunny day and being given orange juice from a tetrapak that wasnt even chilled was disappointing - would have been nice to have - came to celebrate my birthday. booked using the celebration surprise package. most taj hotels do something special for their platinum guests. a cake, a bouquet of flowers, anything like that would have been a nice gesture to make the experience superlative
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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manjitha dias a... d wrote a review Apr 11
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
During my stay I have observed that 95% of the customers were of Indian origin, extremely demanding for no reason and Kudos to all the employees who are patient beyond my comprehension. I would like to say a few words on the following employees who actually made my stay special at Taj Samudra. And let alone considered to be a 5star Hotel, just because of the service excellence. Receptionist - Berni Was most welcoming of them all and willing to accommodate my early check-in. She also inquired on my well being each time I passed by the lobby. Laundry - Laksiri One of my shirt were sent back with a bleach burn on the sleeve. Lakisiri the supervisor took ownership, immediately came to my room. Not only apologized but attentively looked for a solution and gave me the options on what can be done from their end. Breakfast Buffet (Ports of Call Resturant) - Dileka & Chathuri Dileka - I believe one of the supervisors at the buffet, regularly came by and checked on my well being during the busy breakfast service, promoting breakfast options available on that day. Chautri - Always with a pleasant smile each time I see her. I was in a hurry one morning and had no time to enjoy breakfast and only asked for a quick coffee. She offered me a paper cup with a lid, and a to-go-box which was completely unexpected and it just made my day. Pool attendant - Jayalath Jayalath was a refreshing individual to speak with every morning. His positive, energetic and polite attitude was consistent throughout my stay. Was exceptionally willing to accommodate my early swimming sessions and always in anticipation of my needs while promoting Taj’s health center. Thank you Jayalath.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The rooms seems dated
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Cy I wrote a review Apr 11
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Excellent property and wondeful staff. The service is above and beyond any other place. Food is excellent in all the restaurants. The service staff is unbeleivably hospitable. I would definitely come back for another visit. The pool area was under construction so not as enjoyable as the rest of the property.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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MOHAMED A wrote a review Apr 10
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Port,s of call restaurant The service are excellent & staff are very friendly and best services The below names staff are well done during our visit for the dinner special my birthday Dilhara, Tithila, Thuhina, Chalani, idunil, Gayan Best of luck Regards Adam
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sayuri s wrote a review Apr 10
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Dear all, we came to have dinner at the buffet and the food was good as usual! Additionally, the staff was also exceptional, particularly Dilhara, Thithira, Thuhina, Chalani, Indunil and Gayan! We were mainly served by Dilhara who made our experience even more pleasant. Definitely will be back again!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chandra R wrote a review Apr 9
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We enjoyed our stay. Though the property is somewhat aged, the service quality and the food offering was very good. We would like to acknowledge some staff members for their very good service, although I don't recall all names. Anjalee from Guest Relations. Port's of Call restaurant - Dilhara, Dileka, Chathura, Amila, Madhu, Malaka and Nilanka Michael from the Taj Lounge Front office desk were excellent Porte cochere staff were very friendly and always helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Samudra, Colombo
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for your gracious feedback on Trip Advisor which is highly appreciated. These comments are encouraging and have been communicated to the entire team. We thank you for your kind compliments and look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest wishes, Samrat Datta TAJ Area Director Maldives & Sri Lanka.
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mayurkan wrote a review Apr 9
Bengaluru, India12 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Taj Samudra. Location is perfect. Views are fantastic. Staff are courteous, warm and polite. Negative points: The hotel needs maintenance and refurbishment desperately to keep up with the newer hotels which have come up. The pool Jacuzzi section was barricaded and closed for repairs, swimming pool tiles have come off at many places (and which I believe will be repaired soon). In our room (suite ocean facing room) there were 2 main drawbacks we felt .. 1. the rooms don't have balconies or place to dry your cloths once you are back from the beach/swimming pool. 2. Wardrobe space is very limited, no space to keep bags and cloths (which can be a lot if you are travelling with family for 5 days). Considering the cost, its totally worth it if you are not looking for modern interiors. Could do with some refurbishment, but then you can blame them...the Hotel just completed 40 years last week! Tip: The extra buck for ocean facing room is worth every penny. The city facing is purely for people on work who dont really spend much time at the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Samudra, Colombo
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for visiting the hotel and for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your patronage and taken a note of your expressed concerns and would like to assure you of our best efforts to address the team. Kindly provide us with an email Id or a contact number to karan.maini@tajhotels.com on which we can correspond directly to understand our areas of improvements better. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you and look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm regards, Samrat Datta
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Samudra, Colombo
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Nearby attractions include Jewel Qudsi (0.3 miles), Galle Face Green (0.08 miles), and In on the Green (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sapphyr Lounge, Shangri-La Colombo, King of the Mambo, and Golden Dragon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Samudra, Colombo have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Samudra, Colombo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Samudra, Colombo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Colombo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Samudra, Colombo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Samudra, Colombo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.