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4.0 out of 5

"Nice view and good location. Not as luxurious as usual taj hotels. Probably other better options " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 26 Feb 2018

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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£85* Per night/room 15 Aug - 16 Aug

Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grande Luxury, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Taj Samudra get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Galle Face Green. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and 7 restaurants are available. Built in 1984, this 5-star hotel has 300 rooms over 7 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LED TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LED TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking, self-parking and Motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Enjoy Indian cuisine with garden views at Navratna, one of the property's 7 restaurants
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the pool
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Taj Samudra ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Taj Samudra

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3 out of 5
Nice view and good location. Not as luxurious as usual taj hotels. Probably other better options

Posted by on 26 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Feb 2018 by Taj Samudra, Colombo

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your review on Expedia. Your comments on the facilities and service have been well noted. We appreciate your recommendation and looking forward to welcoming you again soon to Taj Samudra, Colombo!

5 out of 5

Taj

Very good location in Colombo. Easy to get around, friendly staff ready to help any thing what ever time of the day, Beach just across the road

Posted by on 31 Dec 2012

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Taj Samudra offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kids' pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There are 7 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business centre on site. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Taj Samudra. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Colombo hotel.

  • 300 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 7 dining venues
  • Built in 1984
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) (35.3 km / 22 mi)
  • Train station: Colombo Fort Station (5.3 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Taj Samudra offers 300 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers and bidets. This Colombo hotel provides 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.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Navratna – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Golden Dragon – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Yumi – This bar specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Lattice – This café specialises in international cuisine. Open daily.

The Crab Factory – On-site seafood restaurant. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

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.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Taj Samudra

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless checkout is available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 11
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Taj Samudra offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Free in-room WiFi has a 4-device limit.

Awards & 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.

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