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Taj Samudra

5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, 3, Sri Lanka
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Great location with beautiful unobstructed views of the Gallface Greens and the Indian…

    Feb 27, 2021

  • Excellent hotel with great staff and nice pool and great breakfast service. Club lounge…

    Mar 4, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Convenient
Dining options
Walkable
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 300 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • In a state park
  • Galle Face Green - 6 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 7 min walk
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 21 min walk
  • Bellagio Casino - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View
  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Grande Luxury, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Taj Club, Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Taj Club, Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ocean View
  • Taj Club, Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View

Location

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, 3, Sri Lanka
  • In a state park
  • Galle Face Green - 6 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a state park
  • Galle Face Green - 6 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 7 min walk
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 21 min walk
  • Bellagio Casino - 28 min walk
  • High Commission of India - 6 min walk
  • St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church - 7 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 9 min walk
  • One Galle Face - 9 min walk
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 28 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 23 min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 300 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 11 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (4-device limit)

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 7 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1984
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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 café specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

The Crab Factory - Onsite seafood restaurant. Open daily.

Awards and 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • 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

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 130 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Taj Samudra does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants, featuring Indian cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Nihonbashi Main Restaurant (6-min walk), Navratna (6-min walk), and The Lagoon (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bellagio Casino (3-min drive) and Bally's Casino (6-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Taj Samudra has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully comfortable hotel. We had club access and were able to sit in one of the glass enclosed dining nooks and it was dreamy. Our room was comfortable and well equipped. Pool was great for laps. Note, they do not have a Sauna, we were told But that was ok as everything else perfect.

    EllieK, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the Taj!

    We had a great stay at this hotel. We were upgraded to Executive Level and the room was amazing. Great decor and view and an amazing bathtub. We loved the lobby for cappuccinos in the morning, too!

    Kelly, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Poor service bad staff

    Really poor customer service. Lots of attitude with the staff

    1 night trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    We just used the facility to stay one night. It was average.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Our room was comfortable and had a great view of the sea . Staff were all helpful and courteous . The only unsatisfactory experience was the smell of sewage at times in the bathroom ! As we were there only for a short time , we didn’t want to make a fuss and change our room ( no 621) but the Maintenance dept in the hotel may want to sort it out for future guests .

    4 night romance trip, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Some rooms are very dated. We had to change the first one we got as that was not acceptable for a 5 star property and definitely not expected from a Taj property.

    Satwik, 4 night romance trip, Jan 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome!

    My stay was excellent with the support of hotel staff. Prashan from house keeping was great in his work.

    9 night business trip, Jan 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good hotel - rooms are a bit small and bathroom is dated. Overall was a pleasant stay.

    Henna, 1 night family trip, Dec 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    New Years Stay

    Taj Samudra feels like an extension of home in Sri Lanka as Taj is a chain we are all used to ! It was all decked up for Christmas and New Years and felt very joyous & festive ! The General Manager himself makes rounds of the lobby and connects with the guests to add an extra special touch ! Everyone is really helpful ! The newly refurbished rooms on the 4th floor were very spacious and comfortable ! All in all a very pleasant stay and value for money!

    Nishita, 4 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One night at the Taj

    Beautiful hotel. I only stayed one night so I did not use the facilities - pool, fitness room, etc. My room was comfortable. The shower was in the bathtub, which I generally don’t like but the rain shower head and the glass doors made up for it. You just have to be careful getting in and out. The restaurant serves mostly Asian food. I ordered a lobster roll which is a specialty borrowed from the Boston Taj. It was more bread than lobster. Breakfast, which also consisted mostly of Asian dishes, had enough western food for a good western breakfast. Chris at the concierge desk was especially helpful to me. He secured a car and driver for my trip through Sri Lanka, advised me on my itinerary, and recommended hotels for my journey. I would definitely stay at the Colombo Taj on a return visit.

    Carolyn, 1 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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