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Taj Samudra Colombo
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Being a lover of watching sunsets, the view from my room at the Taj Samudra was a perfect affair between sundown and the sea. Except the noteworthy views, the attention to detail in the "business rooms" as well as the service from staff made my short trip (stayed there for two nights) worth it.
The convenient location of the hotel made it easy for us to explore the markets and busy lanes of the seat of business - Colombo. The reception staff was cordial and helped us figure out the good places to see and eat! We moved around the city with ease - thanks to them!
Great job yet again Taj!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dhiresh_Sharma
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

I had a 6 days business trip in Colombo and stayed therefore in the Taj.

While checkin in, they were so friendly offering me a deluxe room facing the sea for the price of a room facing the land. I noted then that it was a room with twin beds. These beds were for me (i am 1.90 cm tall) fairly to short and i asked then to take another room with a queen bed, unfoturnately only facing to the more quite garden area. The queen bed room was better for me alone, but I have to mention that the queen bed would for two persons also be quite small.

Otherwise, the room was quite nicely decoraed. The bathroom on the other side has rather a standard of a 3 star hotel.

The largest disappointment was the internet. You pay approx. USD 17 per day (what is very high, especially also for Sri Lanka). The further disappointment was that the internet was not at all stable. The iphone often did not work and the network had to changed frequently. In the lobby area and in the restaurants, the internet (although paid) was also not properly working.

On the other side, very pleasant is the pool and the fitness area. Also positive is the very friendly staff which are helpful. They do an excellent job.

Also very good is the breakfast. There is a variety of food there, also for vegetarians and vegans quite suitable.

Room Tip: If you are alone, ask for a queen bed in advance. It is also recommended to take an external wifi solution which is less expensive and probably works better.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank ElmarBacher
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel offers the service that you expect from a Taj. For some reason, I ended up with an allergy at the property however, the hotel staff tried their best to find the reason and solution to the problem. The breakfast was simply amazing.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank theindiantraveller02
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

From moment of arrival to checkout, the Taj Colombo lives up to its rating and reputation.
Modern upscale appointed rooms that are kept impeccably clean. A fitness center staffed with trainers to assist. A restaurant with wide variety of well prepared foods. We loved the breakfast buffet that offers an array of regional foods from European continental to Indian paratas. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: I was under the impression when we were there that the hotel was undergoing some renovation, although it wasn't disturbing at all, in fact we wouldn't have known. Anyway, if that's the case then I'm sure we had one of the renovated rooms. You may want to make sure you do as well.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank DBurchette
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The hotel was recently renovated but other than the lobby, did not find anything much changed from before. the food has got better. The Indian food here is just awesome and the best you can find in Colombo. The chef was personally in my room to ask if there was anything special that I needed. What more do you need? In all, value for money and a good place to stay in Colombo.

Room Tip: Ask for the sea view - it is very calming.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Padma m
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