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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I visited Colombo for business. Airport pick up from Taj Samudra was availed, it costed me $45 but it was good considering the fact that Jet airways was delayed by more than 4 hrs and I landed in Colombo at 0130 instead of 2045. The driver was courteous, car was nice and it was WiFi enabled; the WiFi was thru...

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Sarabjeet_TajSamudra, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your review on Trip Advisor. We regret to hear about your experience with the service and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused to you. Look forward to serving you with more of our facilities. Warm Regards,

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Friendly & hospitable staff at the reception. a very big thanks to Minan & Proomode for the assistance during the very short stay. Lovely ambiance In the lobby & the rooms were renovated I was told recently.

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Sarabjeet_TajSamudra, General Manager at Taj Samudra Colombo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We value the feedback of our guests in a continuous effort to provide the best service and hospitality in Taj. Appreciate your patronage and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again....

Sydney
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Stayed here after a 12 day tour. Beautiful grounds and common areas (especially bars, breakfast area and reception) . Room was nice but a bit dated. Service was excellent and a very comfortable stay. The hotel is an excellent location across the raod from the ocean.

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your patronage and recommendation. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards,

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We stayed one night at this hotel in Dec. 2015. The room and amenities were of the standard that one would expect of a luxury hotel. The buffet dinner was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, where this hotel is lacking is when it comes to the level of service. The concierge was slack and unhelpful. The bell...

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your review on Trip Advisor. However, we have noted your comments and will certainly take corrective action to ensure it does not happen again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming...

Asia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This Taj is sort of a 1920's era version right on the Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka's Capital City. I like to stay at least one night and enjoy the breakfast buffet. Prime location and dining with island hospitality.

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear the positive feedback and appreciate your patronage. Look forward to welcoming you again soon to Taj Samudra, Colombo. Warm Regards,

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This is a pretty, large five star property, busy and superbly located on the Galle sea front which we could view from our room in all its magnificence. We felt the room, though well furnished, was surprisingly small. The balcony made the difference. The multi-cuisine Latitude coffee shop has an excellent choice and variety at their breakfast buffet, and a...

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your excellent review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us during your recent visit to Colombo. Appreciate your patronage and recommendation. We all look forward to welcoming you again soon to Taj....

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 29 January 2016

It was great experience staying at Taj. I really impressed with the hospitality of staff and the quality of room service. It was a very pleasant shock for me when one of your staff accompanied me till the car park while I was checking out and inquired about the services I got during my stay at Taj. I look forward...

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with Taj Samudra and for your excellent review on Trip Advisor. Appreciate your patronage and recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us during your visit to Colombo. It is indeed our privilege to be of service to you and we...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Thank you for everything while I was with you. You are perfect. You are friendly, kindness and lovely. It is a big deal to smile. And you already have this point from your hearts. You made me feel like we know each-other before. Thank you very much.

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that your enjoyed our service and facilities during your stay in Colombo. It was certainly a pleasure for us to be at your service and we all look forward to...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Exellent Hotel with High level of peronaised Service. Club Class Lounge is fantastique. Huge Breakfast Buffet. Well equipped Gym next to Swimming Pool. Room Service is attentive and prompt although sometimes there maybe misunderstanding with order. Reception is personalised broken in to separate tables. Value for money.

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for choosing to stay with the Taj Samudra and for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback on our service and food. However, we have also taken due note of your observations for improvement. Look forward to serving you with more of our facilities. Warm Regards,

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Run down property with no experience which you get at Taj Hotels. Even after an upgrade, the room was with torn linens, stained walls, patchy wooden fixtures and the duty manager wasnt fit enough to take a decision on something as simple as a late checkout.

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Dear Guest, Ayubowan from Taj Samudra, Colombo! Thank you for staying at the Taj Samudra and for your review on Trip Advisor. We regret to hear about your experience and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused to you. We have noted your comments and will certainly take corrective action to ensure it does not happen again. Look forward...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taj Samudra Colombo is located in the heart of the Colombo city, overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The most stylish Executive category rooms are by far the best in design and comfort in the city of Colombo. Taj Samudra offers the following choice of food & beverage outlets - Latitude - all day dining restaurant serving Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a a choice of la carte specialties Navratna - Specialty Indian Restaurant catering to North Indian flavors Golden Dragon - Authentic Chinese Cuisine with a specialty in Sichuan Cuisine, YUMI - Japanese resto bar with live entertainment from Thursday through Saturday,live sports and best of live entertainment over weekends, Lobby Lounge - Unwind over a snack, dessert or a quiet drink. In Room Dining - 24 hour room service Keeping in line with the changing times, Taj Samudra retains the colonial charm, heritage value, sense of space, privacy and luxuries for our esteemed guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taj Samudra Colombo

Address: 25 Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: €185 - €310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Samudra Colombo 5*
Number of rooms: 300
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Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo
Colombo Taj Samudra Hotel
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#1 Business Hotel in Colombo
#4 Family Hotel in Colombo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
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