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Chennai (Madras), India
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

its really an awesome visit to sri lanka i have seen and stayed an marvelous great stay place one of this seen is taj, its is situated middle of the city and infront of the galle face green one of the best sea side in sri lanka, so at a time we can able to proceed and make two in... More 

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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, Colombo and taking the time to share your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. We value the feedback of our guests in a continuous effort to provide the best service and hospitality at the Taj. We all look forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

Ireland
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

A very first thing I was impressed with was on my arrival. I was taken directly to my room. No paperwork in the reception desk. Service was really excellent. My room was very bright and spacious. Air conditioning was surprisingly not noisy. Food was fantastic. I had my dinner in both Indian and Japanese restaurant and that was truly delicious.... More 

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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 during your recent visit and for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and facilities. We have also taken due note of your observations for improvement and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming... More 

Jaipur, India
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stayed in a club room. The room was fairly spacious with all the luxuries one associates with Taj. One added highlight was complimentary access to their lounge which served non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day and alcoholic drinks (with refreshments) during happy hours (6:30-8pm). Service was immaculate. The only bad note of this stay was the apparent rip-off for taxi.... More 

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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 kind review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to note that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed our service and facilities. We have also taken due note of your observations for improvement. We hope to have the... More 

San Diego, California
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

3 night stay before heading into the backcountry. Stylish classic luxury.Located on Galle green facing the ocean close to business district Staff are kind ,warm and extremely helpful. Grand entrance with classic lux lobby in cream marble. Dining venues are beautiful with amazing food.One restaurant offers amazing buffets for all meals. Stayed in a club room with ocean view and... More 

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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 are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the property and the service. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon to Taj Samudra! Warm Regards, More 

Brooklyn, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This was my first trip to Sri Lanka, a beautiful, lush and vibrant country with some of the most genuinely friendly people. My hotel room was exquisite. The food in the hotel was delicious, fresh pressed juice in the morning was my favorite. Beautiful flowers in the room and neem-infused body products. So lovely. When I wanted to do yoga... More 

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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 excellent review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to note that you enjoyed our service and facilities. Your comments on the service provided by our associates are most gratifying and will be shared with the entire team. We hope to... More 

Bergen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Staff is really lovely and understand how to take care of customers. Infrastructure, is ageing but staff will compensate this with excellent service. Area of swimming pool doesn't give the luxury feeling you would expect, same like the balcony. Paint is required. Upgrade of outside furniture as well Went to the indian restaurant, top experience, excellent food

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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 are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we have also taken due note of your observations for improvement. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed 3 nights during X'Mas holidays and enjoyed the facilities and the hospitality thoroughly. Room was spotlessly clean with great view of the sea. The Room service and the housekeeping was excellent. One of the best Taj group hotels we ever stayed. Keep it up.

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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 during your recent visit to Colombo and sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear your wonderful comments and will share with the entire team. It was certainly a pleasure for us to be at your service and we... More 

orlando, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016

room was clan and tidy and everyone was very feiendly and helpful at the hotel. the bar and restaurant was excellent. no overly busy but jsut enough people for an atmosphere and the food was really good with a good range of western and asian foods. only drank draught liion beer but it was good and served in nice big... More 

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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 in the Taj Samudra during your recent visit to Colombo and for your excellent review on Trip Advisor. We value the feedback of our guests in a continuous effort to provide the best service and hospitality! Appreciate your recommendation and patronage. We all look forward to welcoming... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This hotel has a really nice ambience. Easy check in, beautiful foyer and amazing restaurants. The rooms were a little dated but the staff and the restaurants were outstanding. I was at the hotel for 6 days and had some special requests from the food and beverage department and they couldn't have been more helpful and efficient. If I was... More 

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

New Delhi, India
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115 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We were there for 3 nites It was another a business hotel nor a resort. No side tables to work in the room. Service was ordinary too. The hotel look old n haggered , looks badly maintained , All room amenities looked outdated , Small beds and the worst was the lift which stops at first floor n go back... More 

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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. We regret to hear about your experience with service and facilities, and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused to you. We have taken due note of your observations for improvement, so we are able... More 

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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: $263 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Samudra Colombo 5*
Number of rooms: 300
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Also Known As:
Taj Samudra Colombo Hotel Colombo
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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