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71.0% Based on 2999 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 out of 5

Hotel Description

5-star beach hotel near Galle Face Beach

Oceanside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Kollupitiya hotel, you'll find Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. High Commission of India and St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church are also within half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This luxury hotel includes 7 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, LED TVs

The 300 guestrooms feature free WiFi, LED TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee/tea makers.

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$122 per night

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

Taj Samudra ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Taj Samudra

Family (1)
5 out of 5
The Taj Sumadra was the quintessential 5 star experience. The attention to detail in terms of service especially our room attendant Sunil, the amenities which included an excellent gym and pool, the location and food made it possibly our best hotel stay ever. The check and check out staff made the whole stay extremely special and will be an experience our family will never forget. Thank you Taj!!!

Posted by , from Washington DC on Jul 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 12, 2019 by Taj Samudra Colombo

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Samudra Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your wonderful review on Expedia. We appreciate your recommendation and patronage. We all look forward to welcoming you again soon to Taj Samudra Colombo! Warm regards, Pulkesin Mohan Hotel Manager

4 out of 5

Pleasant stay

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
The only thing I didn't like that they did not serve traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. I was very disappointed in that.

Posted by , from New York on Feb 3, 2011

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Property Features

Taj Samudra offers its guests an outdoor pool, a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. There are 7 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Taj Samudra. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free valet parking is 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • 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 valet parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) (36.9 km / 22.9 mi)
  • Train station: Colombo Fort Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Taj Samudra offers 300 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, and bidets. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • 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 drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Navratna - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

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

Yumi - This bar specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Lattice - This cafe specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

The Crab Factory - Onsite 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 an outdoor tennis court, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Racquetball/squash on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • 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 are 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. 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

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

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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.