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    Nearest transport:
  • Slave Island Railway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • business
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (11.9 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (28.9 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Amazing location", "Nice hotel", "Prompt service"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Galle Face Green (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Gangarama Temple (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Bally's Casino (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Dutch Hospital - Shopping (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Taj Samudra Colombo

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Features of Taj Samudra Colombo

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • nightclub
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • children's playground
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • sauna
  • spa
  • squash courts
  • steamroom
  • table tennis
  • tennis courts


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

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Hotel Description
The Taj is known world-wide for prestige, and the Taj Samudra Colombo upholds the brand’s reputation in one...see more The Taj is known world-wide for prestige, and the Taj Samudra Colombo upholds the brand’s reputation in one of the best spots in Colombo. Also within walking distance is Galle Face Green, a grassy promenade right by the water’s edge. Enveloping guests in pure Indian opulence, this property represents upscale accommodation at an affordable price. Common areas are rich in detail and feature grand open spaces worthy of the Taj moniker, while guest rooms reflect a bright, modern aesthetic with quality finishes. Positioned on 12 acres of meticulously-kept lawns, the Taj Samudra Colombo treats guests to luxurious, unspoiled views over the Indian Ocean with the beach only five minutes away on foot.
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Trevor W. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, February 01, 2016
They looked after us very well.

Food choices, staff excellent, rooms were clean.
Very nice, loved it.
Yaswin J. Solo travelers
United States of America, January 02, 2016
The Management is Piss Poor

Location, room service and room service staff.
The service was TERRIBLE! I booked a room with twin beds, but they put us in a single with one bed. I called the front desk 8 (yes 8, that's not an exaggeration) before the resolved the situation. Even then, I had to demand they not put me on hold or say they would "call me back" because the 7 times I had called before they either disconnected the line and ended the call, or would say they'd give me a call right back and never did. And after all that, they finally switched me to the proper room, but when I checked out they had charged me an EXTRA $100 USD because they wanted charge me for an extra person, even though I had already paid for an double. I was furious. This is going to be my last time EVER staying at the Taj. And if anyone ever asks me if they should stay there, I will whole heartedly plead with them to not stay there. The only thing good about the hotel is the food, the wait staff and the view. The management is piss poor and th front desk is the worst I've EVER experienced in my 32 years of international travel.
Dessagren R. Couples
South Africa, December 22, 2015
Duty Manager - very rude. Account section in a mes

Gardens very neat. Room was clean. Buffet dinner was ample and food was good & room service good
Good, except for ffg. Although I confirmed booking for vehicle to fetch us from airport it did not arrive. Rates for vehicles are on the high side eg private vehicle charged 4700 from airport & hotel charged 7500 to airport.
Gopilan G. Couples
Singapore, December 23, 2015
Excellent service

Friendly service staff, nice atmosphere, variety of multi cultural food
This was our second time staying at Taj Colombo. The stags were really friendly and they upgraded our room as we are an existing customer. The breakfast was excellent. The room conditions were more than expected. I would recommend Taj Colombo for your honeymoon / family holiday.
Manique C. Solo travelers
Sri Lanka, January 05, 2016

food/ friendly staff/ good location
The stay was excellent
Isuru S. Families with young children
Sri Lanka, December 07, 2015
Great service! Desperately in need of a make over.

Staff service, food and on time room service.
Overall pleasant stay. Rooms and lifts definitely need a severe make over to be considered 5 star.
sunil J. Business travelers
India, October 25, 2015

Rooms Hotel and food
anuwatr E. Business travelers
Thailand, October 04, 2015
Nice hotel, beach front.

Food, clean and good location in Colombo
I stayed at Taj Samudra for three nights, the room was ok, the hotel is old fashion but classic. Hotel staffs were not friendly as expected.
DieLian C. Business travelers
China, October 07, 2015
Nice hotel, great food, good service

Nice hotel, great food, good service
Everything is perfect. Except Check -in long time.
Rebecca O. Families with older children
United Kingdom, September 08, 2015
City Retreat

Staff, Swimming Pool, location
Traveling with children around Sri Lanka, the comfort, space and Pool of the Taj was the perfect way to recharge while spending a few days in the wonderful, but hot and busy, city of Colombo.

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