8.7

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8.9

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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FREE
Popular landmarks
Galle Face Green 130 m
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 1.2 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 1.3 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 1.3 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 1.7 km
Viharamahadevi Park 2.0 km
Colombo National Museum 2.1 km
Independence Square 3.0 km
Independence Memorial Hall 3.1 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 9.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Galle Face Green 130 m
SKKY Bar 170 m
Kama Colombo 200 m
Inn on the Green 210 m
Amuseum Boutique Bar 260 m
Cantaloupe Boutique 330 m
Slave Island Railway Station 330 m
Indian High Commission 330 m
American Information Resource Centre 340 m
DHL Worldwide Express 340 m
Taj Samudra Colombo

"Great service from the staff in the breakfast room and a massive choice."

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Taj Samudra Colombo

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9411 - See map
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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
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Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 170 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money7.6
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport12.3 km

Rooms available at Taj Samudra Colombo

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Deluxe Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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TAJ Club Room City View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Taj Club Twin Bed Ocean View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Executive Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom Suite Ocean View
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  • Room size: 182 m²/1959 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury King Ocean View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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One-Bedroom Luxury Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 98 m²/1055 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Bed Ocean Facing
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Taj Samudra Colombo?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Taj Samudra Colombo?

Taj Samudra Colombo is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Taj Samudra Colombo has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Colombo with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Taj Samudra Colombo?

Taj Samudra Colombo does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Taj Samudra Colombo

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Dinner was a grand spread and so was breakfast."

    Anthea

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    January 15, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Only 1 day to stay and we will come back again"

    Pattamaporn

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    January 30, 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is professional and obliging;"

    Iranjali

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    March 7, 2021

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Room comfort score
8/10
Room size
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Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
831 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.9
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Great value for money, spent 2 nights there last week.
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More about Taj Samudra Colombo

More about Taj Samudra Colombo

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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Food & Dining

16 mentions

Breakfast

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Swimming Pool

5 mentions

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What they offer

10.0

Exceptional

"Keep up the good work amidst this chaotic times."

Iranjali

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Restaurants on site

Latitude
Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
Golden Dragon
Cuisine:Chinese
Menu:Buffet
Yumi
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet
Crab Factory
Cuisine:Seafood
Menu:Buffet
Navaratna
Cuisine:Indian
Menu:Buffet
Lattice
Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet
Ports Of Call
Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
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Cleanliness8.2
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Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.2
Value for money7.6
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9.0
Exceptional
Denzil from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Huge central located hotel with the works”

Central location, friendly staff, fantastic facilities, great buffet

My partner and I stayed at the Taj Samudra 2 nights (on 2 separate occasions) and we loved our time there. Hotel is centrally located and across the road from Galle Face Green, as well as a short walk or tuk tuk ride to many of the central sites and Colombo Fort railway station. The hotel itself has a great range of facilities, several restaurants, pool gym etc, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was a generous size, had nice decor and a decent view of the city and hotel gardens and all in-room facilities were to be expected. My only issue was the internet (wifi) was not included and worked out to approx $18AUD per day.

Reviewed January 07, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Shobana from United Kingdom
Group
Luxury Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Great location, fabulous room and nice pool”

My sister and I stayed for one night and we were not disappointed. We had stayed here last year and decided to come back as we really enjoyed our stay. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a club room and the check in was really quick and efficient. I wish I could remember the name of the lovely man who checked us in...he was a great help and very courteous. All the staff actually were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend anyone travelling to Colombo to stay here at Taj Samudra.

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
david from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Amazing and beyond our expectations”

We stayed at Taj Samudra numerous times in years past, visiting a couple of days to a week each time. We made great memories with our small children at that time. Now that they are mostly grown, my wife and I were alone for a few days. We wanted to go someplace special to have some quiet time together. We decided to return to Taj for old time's sake. Our experience was amazing. We were so impressed with the staff, they genuinely wanted to help with even the smallest need. Mr. Yaseetha, of the hotel reception, was the best. He greeted us and treated us so nicely. He made us feel very welcome to return and thanked us for choosing Taj. The staff all seemed so glad that we came. We loved the many upgrades they have done to the place and it demonstrates a commitment to excellence we have seen in Taj properties throughout south Asia. Our travels have brought us to Taj family properties in Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives. As always, tastefully decorated, professionally staffed and delectably stocked. Highlights were: flowers in room, quality coffee in the Club Lounge and the juice selections at breakfast. We will not soon forget your kindness and excellence. Keep up the good work team Taj!

Reviewed April 25, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
suzanne from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Stunning and Welcoming”

We stayed at Taj Samudra at the start and finish of our trip, we were welcomed by all staff both times. Location is a short couple of kilometres from the centre of Colombo The hotel is stunning , dining varied and staff helpful and attentive . On our second stay we were welcomed back as known guests and given an upgrade. - Sensational ! Suzanne from Australia

Reviewed August 01, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Charles from India
Family with young children
Triple Deluxe City View
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Luxurious five star hotel”

This was my second time at Taj Samudra, first time with my family. As always, Taj hotels and their hospitality is a reminder of what a true five star hotel should be. Simply superb hotel, the rooms, food at their restaurants and a very safe and secure hotel even when the situation outside in Colombo was tense

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Fahim from Bangladesh
Business traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 5 nights in January 2014

Top-notch facilities and service”

Excellent restaurants, attentive service, great value for the money

I was greeted by a host immediately upon my arrival and taken directly to my room, rather than having to wait at reception to sign in - this made a great first impression. Concierge and travel desk were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Particularly, Allen at the concierge desk had excellent suggestions regarding shopping and dining options. Since I had back-to-back business meetings, I booked a car with the travel desk. The charge was quite reasonable, and service very professional. Used the pool and steam room a couple of times. The staff was very attentive and made sure I was comfortable. The room was large, well-appointed and clean. Housekeeping was prompt with the cleaning and turn-down services. Ate at 4 of the 6 restaurants on-site. Food was excellent, and surprisingly reasonably priced for a 5-star restaurant. The Japanese restaurant / bar Yumi was particularly good. Checkout was seamless. There was a slight issue in the bill, where mini-bar and WiFi were mistakenly charged. Once I pointed this out, the issue was resolved immediately. Overall, a terrific stay at the Taj Samudra, and would look forward to coming back.

Reviewed January 29, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Anuj from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Best Indian Food in Colombo”

Hi I have been staying @ Taj Samundra on business trips to Colombo and i alwys like to stay in their newly done rooms - see facing . The location and the Buffet breafast is great , and the during the evening u can stroll down the Galle road and face dinner at Indian restaurant

Reviewed February 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
DONALD from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Best hotel”

Staff , Service , Food.

I have stayed at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo many times before & enjoyed my every time with their excellent friendly staff & the excellent service they provide.The location is ideal & easy access to everywhere.

Reviewed March 12, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
BJOERN from China
Solo traveler
Luxury King Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Excellent”

Much better than Galle Face Hotel (except the latter is direct by the sea, but not possible to swim anyway), very attentive and helpful staff, rooms have balconies (not att Galle Face) and small bathtubs (not at Galle Face), but it is annoying with all crows everywhere in Colombo.

Reviewed February 17, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Anthea from India
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Excellent choice”

I was totally impressed with the service, right from the moment I stepped into this hotel.Let me start with Premnath who was at the door, the security staff at the frisking, Bernie and Jeyamani(I'm not sure if I got her name right) who took me through the checkin process. I was offered a room upgrade to a suite and this was a pleasant surprise. Dinner was a grand spread and so was breakfast. The staff were so willing to pack me a take away for breakfast, since I was in a hungry to go out and didn't have time for a sit down breakfast. Dhamikka helped us with our luggage and accompanied us upto our cab to say goodbye. I recommend these staff be given a token of appreciation for their service. That will motivate them to work with the same enthusiasm and once they are happy, your service will always be the best.5 stars and wish I could give more....Great experience...next time I plan a more relaxed and longer stay at Taj Samudra.

Reviewed January 16, 2020

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9.3
Exceptional
Gopilan from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in December 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.

Reviewed December 23, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Rosamund from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Grand large hotel with good facilities”

Excellent service

The lobby is very grand, the rooms themselves were a little tired. However we were upgraded to a sea view which had a great sunset and given a late check out for no extra cost which meant the world with a very late flight home. The staff were also very helpful when a private taxi booking to the airport had let us down. When at the pool, complimentary water and fruit is handed out. Location is great. Easy to walk into Colombo and to visit Galle Face Green.

Reviewed February 15, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Ingram from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

One of the best in Sri Lanka”

The best hotel we stayed in during our trip to Sri Lanka. The food is excellent and the staff eager to help. The overall quality of this hotel is not as good as in Taj hotels in India, but compared to the alternatives in Colombo the place is first rate, and I would happily stay there again. We were also delighted to be given a free upgrade to a three-room suite.

Reviewed May 12, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Govindan from India
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Expectional service & hospitality”

In the center of Colombo city facing the lovely Galle beach front. The staffs are very friendly, expectional service by the front desk team especially Ms. Chemila. Very quick check-in, the restaurant serving break-fast so good a lot of variety to choose from for morning break-fast. Keep up the good reputation going, would love to come back.

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
VASANTHI from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

A memorable stay at Taj Samudra”

It was our 35th Wedding Anniversay. The Staff picked up the date from the form that i was given to fill and surprised us with cake, flowers and a gift. It was very heartwarming and will remember this visit to Sri Lanka and would definately recommend Taj Samudra. It is a beautiful hotel, friendly staff, food is good and cleanliness is excellent.

Reviewed December 16, 2016

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8.7
Excellent
Sulochana from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

It is a lovely hotel with an impressive entrance ”

the service

The stay in Taj Samudra was wonderful and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer to enjoy the warm hospitality of the staff who went out their way to ensure that we had a comfortable stay.The breakfast is die for but then I stuck to the Indian breakfast . They were very generous with their passion fruit jam. The room can do with some makeover to bring it on par with other hotels in the Taj group.

Reviewed January 02, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
Manish from India
Business traveler
Single Deluxe City View
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Fantastic property ”

I have stayed before with taj in Colombo , the location n food is fantastic , the staff Are very good n very energetic, Breakfast is full of varieties n chef dayalan will personally takes care if ur requirement Thx to seniors Mr. Avee Ram n Mr. Mohan to look after the guest need Will stay again only request is to modernize the rooms with new tech😀

Reviewed June 13, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Shazana from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Beautiful Hotel”

Good location, comfortable room, great room service

We were visiting Sri Lanka for the first time and chose to stay at the Taj Samudra because of its good reputation. While the service may be a bit rough around the edges (not all levels of staff were warm, helpful and professional), we were overall satisfied.

Reviewed December 29, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Saideep from India
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Nice hotel with central location”

Large property with great views and friendly staff!

generally the hotel staff were excellent and attentive. the housekeeping staff in particular were especially friendly. the hotel had reasonably priced car service to all popular attractions within colombo as well as all over sri lanka. one minor point is that the concierge/travel staff could have been more informed about the best times to leave for excursions out of the city. we were informed to leave slightly later than we realized was optimal and this caused us to get stuck in traffic and miss certain activities at various sites on our trip to kandy.

Reviewed March 30, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 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.

Reviewed September 08, 2015

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