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Taj Samudra

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB)

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Taj Samudra
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka 3

Hotel Features.
Dining options at Taj Samudra include a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafÚ. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. This hotel has a business center and offers secretarial services and audiovisual equipment. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include currency exchange, express check-in, and express check-out.

Guestrooms.
300 air-conditioned guestrooms at Taj Samudra feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. All accommodations have balconies. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer phones. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is offered and guests may request wake-up calls.


Based on 1875 reviews
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 31-05-2016
This place is grande and in a good spot. The only problem is that everything in the hotel closes early. Colombo is boring with barely any attractions and nightlife in general but i was expecting more from this hotel.
from
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Stayed there for a day. Right from the welcome drink till we were leaving the hotel, the staff were very courteous and make the hotel a real five star property. The hotel has a heritage and colonial charm. The view of Indian Ocean was great from the room. The rooms have a balcony too. Wonderful place.
from Ooty, India
Submitted on 02-06-2016
It's really an awesome services and we are satisfied with it Everything was perfect..... Well satisfied and amazing service We've always felt welcome and everyone has gone out of their way to make our stay pleasant We're very happy with all the services available and our time spent here is always fondly remembered
from Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This is my first stay in a Taj hotel & I'm impressed by their service. Right from the check in process, room service, housekeeping, breakfast at Latitude, seafood dinner at Navratna & check out, the staffs took great care of me & my mom. We'll be back here again­???
from
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Fantastic hotel, with exceptional service. We only had 2 nights but we will be back to stay longer. We had a club room with a sea view which was modern, clean, and well appointed, but the stand out feature of this hotel was the friendliness and exceptional service of the staff.
from
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We have been frequently visiting Taj Colombo for a long time. And we are thoroughly impressed by your excellent hospitality and efficient employees. However, our favorite spot is the latitude restaurant. We also love the lobby music, it is very soothing (absolutely love the Columbian saxophonist).
from colmbo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 28-06-2016
This so far one of the best experience I had with Taj. Very good hotel for business travel and family vacation travel. You can get good experience of their different cafes and food joints which are available in-house
from Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The place stinks and the fixtures and other things are falling apart. There are people working around this section most of the time making its extremely noisy. The staff is polite and the food is average. The location is good as you face the Galle.
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Staying at Taj was indeed a memorable experience. The check in experience was great, the room with a balcony was excellent and had a beautiful sea view. The coffee shop-Latitude and the Indian restaurant-Navratna served delectable cuisine. The lobby bar with live music was an absolute treat. All in all, highly recommended.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Taj colombo is one of my favourite hotels!! Rooms renovated since my last visit 5 years ago!!! Lovely breakfast indian style and western style.Amazing indian restaurant in hotel serenaded by musicians whilst we ate!Lovely pool and staff !!
from Sri Lanka
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Had lunch at Golden Dragon few days ago and the food was so awesome. Ordered a sweet and sour prawn dish with a yummy vegetable fried rice and other side dishes. The crispy lamb was just too good. The service and the ambiance was equally excellent. Will be visiting soon to taste their dumplings
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Just returned from a week here to celebrate my birthday Anwar from housekeeping made up room on day of my birthday with flowers and towel sculpturs it was superb and made me feel special. Got a cake in main restaraunt and staff all sang happy birthday. Hotel was spotless all staff very friendly regardless of their position. Main restaraunt food was superb something for everyone. Chef said if you couldn't find something he would make it but feel that you would be hard pressed to be in that positi... Read more
from Gurgaon, India
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This is as good as it gets. Just fantastic. This place has everything, great location, great rooms, great service, great club lounge,, extremely helpful staff. The two days spent here pure joy. keep it up!!!
from
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Great check in experience as you enter the hotel you fell entering a palace very beautifully built property gives you old world feeling with elegance and modernity rooms are good and with request we got balcony sea view room very nice and helpfull staff there Indian restaurant is place to be specially there butter chicken also have a crab restaurant and the crab that they serve are awesome in other restaurants the have very good Japanese and Italian in which I ordered vegetarian pizza and pasta... Read more
from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This is the third time I have stayed at the Taj Samudra on Galle Face Centre Road in Colombo. It is incredibly well placed for all that the capital has to offer the traveller. The rooms are clean and tidy, the staff very polite and helpful and the food (a mixture of South Indian and Sri Lankan) really excellent. The staff, from those at the reception to restaurant, pool-side and those servicing the rooms could not be more helpful. If you stay at this hotel make sure that you sample everything th... Read more
from
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The buffet was a great way to meet everyone's choice. The spread was amazing and the service by Mr. Chaminda was excellent, he was prompt with our requests. I highly recommend the buffet at the Taj Samudra
from oxford
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Excellent hotel with very friendly staff, brilliant amenities and ambience, super food and beverages and extremely clean. I have stayed elsewhere in Colombo before but this is the best and that's why I now stay only at the Taj
from Mumbai, India
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Lovely room and great view of the ocean. Great service. Good gym, but it shuts at 9 pm instead of being open 24 hours. the food, especially the Sri Lankan food, was not inspiring - thsi was a big disappointment. the hotel property is fantastic,
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
THE best dimsum in colombo by far. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Special mention to Angela the hostess and Vijitha both of who were amazing. We were constantly looked after and the meal was a great experience overall.
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I would like to congratulate the Management and staff on the excellent service and food at the Latitude. Special mention of Kapila, table assistant Athauda and Chef Jagath. Thank you. Waiting to come again!! Anthea De Alwis
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 11-07-2016
A superb Five Star property in the heart of Colombo, the Taj has the best location advantage - it is right in front of the world famous Gall face Green looking at the Indian Ocean. We have become regular visitors to this hotel for our meals at all times of the day because of two main reasons. 1. The food is absolutely awesome and 2. The people here are really friendly and they look after you very well. You are made to feel at home from the moment you walk in and sit inside the 24 hr coffee shop ... Read more
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 11-07-2016
the Indian food available for vegetarians is very good, plus the pool side activities are good. we enjoyed the health spa . The morning breakfast is excellent. We had asked the cook to add Puri/Bhaji but unfortunately he could not do it.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
A delightful and perfectly-located sea-side hotel in Colombo. Uniformly friendly, courteous and efficient staff. The quality of food and service in all of the many restaurants in this 5-star hotel were excellent.
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Typical Taj property - Old world luxury, friendly service and all creature comforts. You get the value and luxury for the price you pay - nothing more, nothing less. Has a bunch of bars and restaurants and shops you would expect from a Five star property in Asia. LOCATION: Fantastic location right in front of the Galle face green and with million dollar views of the stunning Indian Ocean. THE ROOM: Stayed at the Deluxe ocean view room - so this is based off that. Came fitted with all kinds of ... Read more
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The hotel was renovated. And they have surely done a good job doing it. The place looks amazing. Has some amazing restaurants. Rooms o. The VIP floor is very good. Spacious and extremely comfortable. The view from the rooms is amazing. Loved it.
from
Submitted on 14-07-2016
When we arrived in the early hours of the morning we were straight away escorted to our room and a quick check in performed there. That made a huge difference as we were very tired. The guest manager Onitha was most accommodating The room was spacious and comfortable . The service could not be faulted. Breakfast was varied and of a high standard. When requested the concierge Chryshantha booked our tickets for a literary evening most efficiently Thanks Taj for a most enjoyable stay. We have st... Read more
from Addu City, Maldives
Submitted on 14-07-2016
This was our second trip to Taj Samudra, from the arrival to departure it was an excellent service. There is zero fault to find , whom we met on arrival Akram he was very hospitable and our first impression was made. Our Room attendant Wassanthi has good eye for detailing, we were travelling from another hotel, we brought , additional water, and kept opened bottles on the table. and following day she felt that it was our need and place additional water even without our request. and same wi... Read more
from Rajkot, India
Submitted on 15-07-2016
i changed rooms three times in two days, rooms hopeless, full of mosquitos, bed cover very bad washed, in roomservice is also not good. i ordered in room for food they will first serve roti and then will serve sabji after 15-20 minutes.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Travelled to Colombo on a business visit. Situated in the heart of Colombo's business areas, has an easy access to most offices, as also to the Galle Road seaface. Can spend a nice evening on the Marine drive right opposite the Taj. Has a good variety of restaurants and a nice swimming pool area. The staff is really friendly and always prompt in helping out. Overall a nice experience.
from Sri Lanka
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Excellent, Delilisious food served at restaurants Latitude & Pebbles. Friendly & personalised service provided by staff. I very much enjoy having lunch at these restrurants during weekdays. Latitude offers a variety of salads & dressings which is value for money & Pebbles try the Fish & Chips dish, healthy & keeps your calories count down.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Hopefully this place would not loose its charm with all the new hotels opening up nearby. The refurbished rooms are very well appointed. Pool area is nice. Lobby is excellently re-done. Location is unbeatable. All the restaurants at Taj serves awesome food.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 18-07-2016
The hotel seemed little jaded. Must have seen its good times. The check-in took some time for some reason. And for some reason both the rooms they gave us were city facing. Which we refused as the sea facing ones were WoW! With some pushing and talking to senior guy, it was allotted finally. The rooms were okay. They don't have separate beds (as we were told). Which is bad. Unless you travelling with spouse or partner. The hotel is centrally located so everything is nearby or a short drive ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Great location with massive park at the beach, large estate with varies age of the building. Excellent massage, great restaurants and food, bar and nightclub. Plenty of good shops within hotel. Very comfortable and get ease atmosphere.
from Pune, India
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I stayed at the Taj Samudra on a short business trip to Colombo in July. to my pleasant surprise, I was upgraded to an Ocean view room with great views of the Indian Ocean and the landscaped gardens of the hotel. Room was large and was furnished to highest specification. Breakfast had a great spread of Indian, South Indian, continental cuisine and the staff at the restaurant were very courteous and helpful. Also enjoyed the dinner at Navratna, Indian Fine dining restaurant, accompanied by some... Read more
from Kuwait
Submitted on 23-07-2016
I was not greatly impressed with the hotel. As a foodie, I found the food quality extremely average and lacking in imagination and finesse. Breakfast is just plain bad. Actually, horrible! The restaurant where the breakfast is served is in need of a major make over. Stayed at the Club rooms and was not impressed with the lounge either. We had high tea and again, the food was a disaster. out of the four elevators, only two were working and on the last day, only one was available. will def... Read more
from
Submitted on 23-07-2016
One of the best part of my trip to Sri Lanka. Taj truly knows how to pamper. From check in to food to service everything is worth the money spent there. Will go back only to stay here. The day we checked in we had dinner there and being pure Jain we had a little problem with food at nuwara eliya but at Taj we were comforted with excellent Jain food. The staff member UDDIKA at Latitude was especially helpful of getting all best options for JAIN food. Even would like to put a word for Chef DAYLAN... Read more
from Sri Lanka
Submitted on 23-07-2016
I have visited this hotel recently. The location is very beautiful and food were delighted. The People who are working there also good and I have been experienced great hospitality.Well maintain, clean environment.
from Gurgaon
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Possibly the best place to stay in Colombo - about an hour from the airport , add another 30 minutes during the peak office hours - ask for the renovated rooms : they re big and well done - ask for rooms facing the sea - this is a must , other wise the view on the other side is poor - food is simply outstanding- try the indian food in the restaurant on the lobby level and the break fast is lavish spread the only issue is - you cannot walk in to the beach do not try the food from the shops o... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I had booked a 3 night stay at the Taj Samudra , after reading a lot of positive reviews on Trip Advisor . Happy to say I was completely satisfied with my selection . Unfortunately due to unstable conditions in Turkey ( our route back to US) we had to cut our trip to 2 days . Even though I had booked the hotel through a third party( booking.com) the management at Taj accommodated us and modified our reservation . For that a big THANK YOU Breakfast spread was great and the rooms very modern and ... Read more
from
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Every time I visit Colombo I only want to stay at this hotel. The location is beautifully situated by the great Galle Face. The food were delighted and very friendly and hospitable staff. If anything maybe this hotel should work more with the hygiene.
from United States
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Older hotel with excellent service and good restaurants. While they offer western foods, would have like to have had a broader variety and real coffee. The area around the hotel has lots of scam artists which just linger right outside of the hotel premises who are ready to take advantage of travelers....would have appreciated if the hotel had informed us of this upon arrival. If you are looking for a beach hotel, this is not it - you cannot access the water.
from
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Was passing time in the Taj lobby lounge until my flight; the staff were extremely attentive to all of my needs. Truly made it a 5 star experience for me. Must have the afternoon tea tray it is delicious! Special thank you to Dilhara and Mr. Prasanna :)
from
Submitted on 28-07-2016
excellent hotel and its service standards are as you would expect from Taj hotels. Very tasty food especially the vegetarian food at Navratna restaurant and the breakfast. and excellent and very convenient location.
from
Submitted on 31-07-2016
I really enjoyed my staying in this hotel. the views were nice and the pool is refreshing. the service is the best and they treated us nicely especially the breakfast staff like Mr.allan and Mr. chaminela, Nilanka. The Indian chef Dayalan was the best and he makes the best Dosa ­???­??? Also the reception staff were good especially Mr. Azam Note: it will be better if they prepare the bathroom in a Muslims style.
from Charlottesville, VA
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Stayed at the Samudra because of an incredible experience in the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. Although not quite up to that standard of service, this is a very nice bright and clean hotel with a good and attentive staff. A view glitches here and there are made up for with a very dedicated and friendly team of hotel employees. Would stay here again.
from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Got some very nice restaurants... Breakfast & dinner buffet in Latitude restaurant is good. Rooms are specious but too old... Beds need major renovation as you can see bed corners are out under mattress. Some lamination of wash room door is scratchy as pasting is getting removed due to age. this could hurt if not careful. Also i didn't expect to see painted wash basin and tub in the wash room which is done because of those are too old!!
from
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We booked 2 rooms 25th of juli. They told us check in time 12.00.we went to the hotel (29:06:2016)13.00 but rooms are not ready. After 1 hour they gave 1 room key. 2nd room key we got after 16.00. Otherwise everything is good. Tasty food. I love location.
from Norway
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Taked long time to check in. We went to hotel afternoon 13.00 but we check in 16.00. But normal check in time 12.00. Otherwais everything is good. Nice place. Tasty food. Near the beach. Nice view from rooms.
from
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Hotel is a great location. Rooms are good and comfortable. Staff are good and helpful. Food and buffet spread very good. Renovation of the rooms were going on so the rooms were smelling of fresh paint.
from
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Great hotel for a few days in Colombo. Service and staff are very attentive - couldn't ask for more. Location is fantastic, everywhere seemed close. Lovely views of galle face green outside. Stayed in a Club King room - great view of the ocean, well furnished new room. Didn't use the pool area but looked OK, not the main attraction of the hotel I don't think.
from
Submitted on 05-08-2016
We selected this hotel as it was opposite the ocean. Not as grand as the one in Mumbai but reasonably good. Polite staff and the breakfast buffet is superb. Rooms are clean and I loved the little balcony. The view of the ocean and the beach were lovely. Right in the heart of the city and close to all the restaurants and shopping yet peaceful and quiet. Particularly liked the flora and fauna around the hotel.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Hotel is at the prime location. A sea view room would be a delight. City view rooms offer not such a great view. In house restaurants are nice. Rooms would require a slight upgrade. This is a good option for business travellers and tourists.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We were so happy to have chosen the Taj Samundra as our last night for our anniversary trip. We were lucky to have been upgraded to the club floor and we enjoyed every moment. The rooms are very spacious with beautiful decor and modern bathroom with a scenic sea view. The room service and housekeeping are flawless. The restaurant is very compact and crowded for breakfast with limited space to move around. The highlight of our stay was Christine who gave us an memorable send off, she made sure th... Read more
from
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We stayed for three nights in the Ocean view Club Room. From the moment we walked in the service was amazing. The room itself was very big and well appointed. The bathroom luxurious and spacious. One minor issue was the smell of smoke coming from the room next to us but it wasn't it a major problem. I suggest you let the hotel know in advance. The club lounge was nice and the service faultless. Will return again!
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 08-08-2016
When we booked Luxury ocean view room at Taj, the was plenty of things running on my mind....I still used tripadvisor customer review and found few negative reviews and just ignored it assuming that there will be no chance of error in our case... However,before leaving DXB we called them and ensured if early check in is available since our arrival is at 0700 am in Colombo. Well once we reached hotel, we were told that early check in is not possible at the moment and can arrange Deluxe room. The... Read more
from mumbai
Submitted on 08-08-2016
The warmth and attention to detail of the staff was amazing...from the front desk to house keeping to the restaurants. An upgrade for our stay was just the start to our anniversary celebration. The hotel staff went out of their way to make our anniversary special...cake, flowers, gift, dinner...the surprises kept coming all day! Even though the property is slightly older, it is well maintained and is being renovated in phases. The location is excellent, with a fantastic view of the ocean. A spe... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Stayed in Taj samudra for 4 nights. The sea facing rooms have fantastic view. Deluxe Room : Has the usual amenities but need a modern face lift . Also room size is a bit smaller than expectation but adequate. The lobby and gardens are grand. Expected a better concierge and value added services like some shopping/stores etc . (Cinnamon grand scores on this) All in all still good but must change with the times.
from Wuhan, China
Submitted on 10-08-2016
You will be amazed once you step into this hotel, as it is so different from the other hotels we stayed in Sri Lanka. It is like a palace, shining and sparkling, reception staff very detailed and plesant. Location of the hotel is very good as well, the day we leave is the country's national day and the ceremony is held right in front of our hotel on the beach. Having said that, the room itself does not match the impression of the lobby, quite small, aged and not impressive at all. If a refurbish... Read more
from
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The most delicious south indian menu for breakfast! Chef Dhayalan who is working with Taj for over 6 yrs now, makes u feels @ home with his stunning preparations of Dosa, onions & coriander Uttapam, Medhu Vada and much more... Must visit for break-feast! :)
from Chennai (Madras), India
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Excellent location facing the sea,special mention for chef Dayalan and team for tasty Indian breakfast,rooms are neat and clean but needs renovation for fresher look,house keeping service was good. Navaratna was good if you like mughalai food.Altogether it was an awesome experience for sea facing stay and Indian veg food since iam a vegetarian.
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Really well looked after at this hotel - all the staff are very helpful. I stayed last year and it is clear that they are taking care of the fabric of the building and upgrading the facilities. I was in a sea view room last year - these are much better than those that face inland.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 14-08-2016
From the minute I arrived at the hotel, the staff went out of their way to welcome me and to make me feel special. The hotel is beautiful with a view of the sea. I was upgraded to the club level and the room was very large and elegant with a big marble bathroom with shower and separate tub. I travel a lot and I can say that this is one of the best hotels. Also, their restaurant is wonderful. So, if you are looking for an elegant and beautiful place to stay in Colombo I will strongly recommend t... Read more
from DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Stayed here for two nights on a business trip to Colombo. Right from the check in till check out had a memorable experience and great service. I used the GYM and SPA facilities and the breakfast spread was amazing. Will stay here again and recommend to my friends and colleagues.
from Bamyan, Afghanistan
Submitted on 14-08-2016
It was excellent to stay in Taj Sammudra hotel. the service is flexible and nice, the managers were helpful and it has best location in Colombo city. I recommend every one to stay in this hotel and enjoy all the services.
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 15-08-2016
In all aspects it is an excellent place to stay like your own home as people in the hotel are very helpful and kind and always with a smiling face.Excellent place to stay with the sea vies and easy to go for walk and excercise.Be prepared for future competition with neighbouring hotels and u can still make more improvement.Have a mucical lounge in the lobby for us to sit and relax over a cup oif sri lankan tea.
from
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Great hotel with excellent services. Location of hotel is also great, it's just opposite to the beach and very near to the Colombo business districts. Enjoyed excellent food at their "Navratna" & "Golden Dragon" restaurant during my stay. Only issue is with the Wi-Fi services provided by hotel, both speed of the net as well as coverage of the net need to be improved.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Was traveling for 2 day business trip to Colombo. Its a great hotel for family holiday or business. Loved the sea facing view. Great rooms, clean hotel, excellent breakfast & super internet connectivity for work.
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is great hotel with good services. Location is very good right opposite to the sea near the business districts of Colombo. he Like the food especially at Chinese and Indian restaurant. The only issue is the internet speed providing over Wi-Fi, definitely some thing need to be done to improve this speed as well as coverage within the hotel.
from Bangalore
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Both for personal & business trip. Love the view, breakfast, rooms, internet connection and safety in rooms. I liked the Taj Hospitality, cleanliness of hotel & overall ambience. Excellent rooms and great food.
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 07-09-2016
A very good place for a holiday or a business event. I recently had a business event in there and the service they provided was amazing. I must mention about the deliciousness of food and cleanliness. Pleasant environment for great relaxing.
from Kolkata
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Taj Samudra has always been a very satisfying stay. The food, service, rooms, hospitality is excellent. The only negative aspect is the Internet Connectivity on Standard Plan. It was bad. Poor connectivity and low bandwidth. The Wifi connection dos not connect easily outside the room.
from BANGALOR, India
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Ambiance of the hotel is the best, i never stayed and seen the best one my life in Taj and other start hotel even other country too Another best thing is Room type exact traditional style. The excellent chef in the restaurant and always food will yummy.....
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 11-09-2016
I simply loved staying in here. I like everything starting from entrance lobby to the room and if you get the ocean view room, then nothing like it. The restaurant just take care of my Indian food options and I simply loved all my stays here.
from Melbourne
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We got two times upgrade in Taj!!! Which really surprised me and we do enjoy the stay over there. The breakfast is really yummy and both western and Sri Lankan food. Definitely go back to stay. The service is good stuff are friendly and checkin checkout is quick. But the first night we were upgraded to luxury room which was not good facilitated. But second time upgrade to vip room made this up. Increased loyalty as a customer and satisfied stay will make the revisit happen.
from
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights and it was simply awesome. Great hospitality from staffs made our stay more comfy. The property was gorgeous, very luxurious and well maintained. Restaurants served the high class food. Daily breakfast at Latitude restaurant served us a huge variety of dishes. We ended up having heavy meals to begin the day :)) We tried the Japanese restaurant - was delicious :) Would love to try again in our next visit to Colombo. Overall it was a Great experience in another Taj Prope... Read more
from Thane, Maharashtra, India
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I stayed recently in this property. Took the morning flight from India and landed early morning in the hotel.Tried to sleep and had a terrible time. There was work happening in the hotel and the noise levels were horrible. Quality of room was very ordinary and the bathroom was actually bad. Did not enjoy the experience. The only good point was the food which was enjoyable. People were friendly and check in check out was smooth. But overall not a quality which can be expected in a Taj Hotel at a... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I stayed here only 01 night and it was great experience. perfect breakfast Buffet with very Nice staff :) during my stay i have to mention F/O Gayan and HK Sunil to providing us excellent hospitality.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 15-09-2016
We were here for 2 nights. The most happening feature is the infinite ocean in the front. In addition to the luxurious ambience, the staff is courteous.The rooms are exquisite with an ambient view. If the above points aren't enough to convince you,the food here is finger licking delicious! This is one commendable hotel. Have a great and enjoyable stay. Happy Holidays.­??? P.S This is the downright example of the Taj lifestyle.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 15-09-2016
we stayed here on our first visit to Colombo and found this hotel very good in terms of room quality and service. We have stayed at taj hotels in India and this was the reason we chose this for our stay in Colombo, and we were not let down. The food here was the best we had in our entire trip.
from
Submitted on 16-09-2016
At AUD $500 per night (incl 25% govt tax) this ain't in everyone's budget, but this was out last night in Colombo so we treated ourselves. It was definitely worth the experience. The service as you can imagine is impeccable, and the food excellent. We had the buffet dinner... bestate buffet I experienced in all the hotels we stayed, I was disappointed though that there was minimal Sri Lankan curry options at the buffet. I mentioned this to a passing chef... and he promptly went back to the kit... Read more
from Vadodara, India
Submitted on 16-09-2016
I have visited Colombo on my business visit. All the time I prefer to stay in this hotel because of great location and good services. Breakfast is also very good During my recent visit at the time of check in Mr. Dannaja Caldera has upgraded to sea facing room. He has helped me a lot during my visit. He always ready to help with smiling face. I strongly recommend to stay in this great hotel
from
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Food especially the options in the breakfast are global and you will get tired trying different things but the options will not be over!!!!.....very good service and hospitality. Though its comparable to 3-4 star hotels in Indan metros. USP for this is the Galle face center just across the road from hotel.
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 17-09-2016
We had booked to stay at The Hilton Residences, but had a terrible experience so quickly booked and moved to the Taj. I am so glad we did. From the moment we arrived we were treated as VIP's and a special note of thanks goes to Riz/f at reception for his courtesy and professionalism. First class! He suggested a room upgrade as we asked for sea views and for a small amount extra we had Taj executive rooms with great views and lounge access. Really nice rooms, noting lacking at all. This was a re... Read more
from Negombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We had excellent stay with you & It was really nice. Room was Excellent & food as well :) & I want to thanks Mr.Sunil , Roshan from House keeping, Mr.Kapila ,Ruwan,Desh from the restaurant, Asangi from IRD , Sameera from F/O they help us to make our stay with comfortable. I would Like see you again as soon as. & keep it up with your excellent job :)
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We stayed for a couple of days. The room had a fantastic view of the ocean. (Ocean view rooms are worth it). The service is what you would expect from a star hotel. The wifi was fast in patches and lost connectivity few times. I think they should do away with the standard and premium wifi. This was Definitely one of the best hotels we've stayed in. Worth visiting the restaurants even if you arnt staying here.
from Chennai (Madras), India
Submitted on 21-09-2016
The hotel is located in the most beautiful part of Colombo and is close to almost every thing that one would like to do - Eating out ,Shopping or new tourist spots etc . The Hotel rooms offer a fabulous view of the sea and the waves .
from Shanghai, China
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Taj Samudra is an exceptionally excellent hotel. We truly enjoyed our stay. Upon arrival we were very well received with lemon iced tea. The rooms are clean and tidy. Hotel staff were nice and helpful. Breakfast was more than we imagined! I would recommend this hotel to my friends.
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 24-09-2016
As a relatively frequent visitor to Taj Samundra, my latest visit was a disappointing one. It is reasonable to expect better wifi at a hotel in this price bracket that claims to cater for business travellers, and for the fitness centre to be open earlier than 7am and later than 9pm. The rooms are comfortable and the location hard to beat but with greater competition on the horizon the Taj Management need to invest further time and effort to improve the services to levels commensurate with its ro... Read more
from Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Business hotel with perfect manners and conducive atmosphere but we found even relaxation very happening here. Overall a fabulous experience. We had a very nice and comfortable stay. Just one thing, lamb biriyani was Hyderabadi style as they claimed. Being a connoisseur of biriyani, I feel it was close but not close enough. Rest of the food was just too good!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Excellent Service by all especially the staff at Latitude Restaurant, members of the reception team and managers. The rooms were very clean and well stocked. The beds and pillows were very comfortable.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-09-2016
The recently refurbished taj lives up to it's name . The decor is exquisite , service par excellence and rooms divine. The buffet is amazing- a range of ,srilanks , Indian and European cuisine. Take time over buffet breakfast. Wifi v slow and erratic. This must be rectified. Roof top a great place to drink and dine
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 27-09-2016
A lovely wonderful hotel with lovely courteous n helpful staff during our short stay. Will definitely be back in a heartbeat when we do come back to the country!. Well done, keep up the good work always!!
from NAVI MUMBAI, India
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Wah Taj ! This hotel made me realise my dream time out for enjoyment with family. The rooms are very well done up & spacious. The food DELECTABLE. The SERVICE OUTSTANDING and most importantly A Warm SMILE!
from Bangalore, India
Submitted on 27-09-2016
The hotel is situated at one of the best locations in Colombo . The hotel has undergone renovation - but some rooms are yet to be renovated & has old musky smell. The staff are very courteous . I feel there are lot of Hotel coming up in Colombo in the next couple of years & they might not be able to keep it .
from Ahmedabad
Submitted on 29-09-2016
This Hotel is part of India's top group TATA and Taj Hotels are known for their finest hospitality. I certainly feel there was nothing bad about my stay but still left some thing is missing in the Air. Check In : Smooth Check Out : Perfect Breakfast : Good but not extravagant Swimming pool : Lovely, especially after sunset when the blue lights come on. Lobby : Very quiet and needs some spark. But classy. Rooms : nice and functional in all aspects. After hours : Lacks a club to unwind. P... Read more
from
Submitted on 29-09-2016
1) Deluxe rooms or rooms below Taj Club rooms as 1 - 2 star hotel quality rooms. Like a motel feel, does not make you feel like you're in a Taj property. Really old, dark, untidy, no luxury feel at all, basic bathroom. 2) Extremely pricy for a room with considerations as above. Had to pay close to 250 odd usd per night to get a decent room and upgrade myself, the only option to get a decent room is the Taj Club room. 3) Their hotel cars have good drivers but really old model and low category N... Read more
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Submitted on 01-10-2016
Good experience staying in Samudra, something I always wanted to do given the rave reviews I was privy to.We booked an Ocean facing room and the view was stunning. As always like all Taj hotels the food was delicious and the staff paid attention to all our needs including customized baby food and general house keeping requests. I would recommend this to people who travel on business. Overall a pleasant experience!!
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-10-2016
We were taken to the brunch at the hotel, we didn't stay here. However, it was one of the best brunches I have eaten in a long time. Such a pleasant change from the brunches in Doha and the rest of the Middle East where the food always looked "tired" The food here was displayed well and well labelled, with Asian foods as well as Western foods.
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Lower Floor Rooms are very Old. Not value for money. Other better choices are available at same price. Every time stafff apologizes but they don't change. Other amenities are also costlier than other better charges available in Colombo.
from New York, United States
Submitted on 02-10-2016
i wrote a fabulous long review on previous page..please refer to that...thanks so much for always being so helpful, accommodating, friendly and warm...I definitely feel like a part of a very warm and close knit family when i am at the Taj Colombo.(which is quite often).
from
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Hi! We as a team of 10 stayed in Taj Samudra and had one of the best times. Particularly happy with the Breakfast. Chef Mr.A.Dhayalan was kind enough to hear our requirements and filled our stomach with variety of food every morning. Will come back & stay any day without re-thinking. Only Issue was the WIFI connection. It was too slow to do anything. Taj Management need to look out for better Wifi providers and give better connection for customers.
from Karachi, Pakistan
Submitted on 04-10-2016
The Taj is a place where one would love to stay and enjoy the hospitality but one very important catch which almost get you to pay more. This is the point I would like to highlight. I booked through the online travel site which very implicitly said that your lowest price is confirmed in dollar but you will pay in local currency. The official rate of exchange between 144-148 to a dollar dpending on buying and selling. I asked at the counter the rate for changing dollar and they said 143. Than w... Read more
from Mangalore, India
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Many areas to be addressed,from the people in reception,duty managers,room service everythng has to be improved,which needed a strong General Manager or else according to me the guest who staying for the first time in this property may not prefer to stay again in any of the Taj property.Taj culture is totally missing,at the end i felt i wasted my 4 days staying in this property.
from Ernakulam, India
Submitted on 05-10-2016
This is my very first visit to Sri Lanka and the property is well maintained,courteous staff , good food and fabulous decor.. Definitely i would recommend Taj Samudra for anyone who wish to visit colombo.
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Taj Samudra, right in the city of Colombo, is a great property facing the ocean. Enjoy the warmth of the hospitality, lavish spread of food and the splendors of the property. Though five star property, staff is friendly and shall make you feel home. No snobbish behavior from anyone, something Indian subcontinent likes about. Superb!
from Bentota, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 07-10-2016
I stayed here for one night in the club room with Ocean View with a friend. Well worth the extra cost. The rooms are on the 6th floor and a lot nicer than the lower floors. We received excellent service at all times by all staff from bell boy to manager. I have stayed here before and many of the staff were the same experienced staff which was perfect and felt good. The public areas are all superb including the lovely pool for a swim in the evening with blue lights and mosaic tiles. Of course the... Read more
from
Submitted on 08-10-2016
An exotic location facing ocean. Sea facing rooms are good. Very good ambience in and around. But room needs to be furnished with Modern features. Breakfast is awesome. Has excellent variety of food and great hospitality.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Let us start with the property location. Located in the city centre and facing the beach. The property has lot of green cover inside the compound. A very warm welcome by the staff. It was a very swift check-in. The service standards are a benchmark for others. All the staff members were on their toes and helped me whenever i needed any help. The rooms are very nice and elegant. The food is also great with lot of dining options. Must visit property in Colombo. I commit myself to stay there during... Read more
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Submitted on 13-10-2016
Awesome stay....People are very friendly...Morning breakfast spread was top notch and chef Mr.Dayalan made heavenly delicious dosa....I would recommend this hotel to all my friends for the hospitality and food ­???
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 15-10-2016
It's was really good experience with Taj Samudra hotel. Really good food with many varieties. And the taste is mire in to Sri Lankan. Staff was really friendly. I really enjoyed at Taj Samudra hotel and recommended.
from
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Taj Samudra has got an amazing location facing the Galle beach.. an amazing property..grand in every manner.. I loved the breakfast buffets as it had ample choices for vegetarians..it also has nice Indian restaurants along with other speciality restaurants. The rooms facing the sea front offer great sunset views. My only concern is the mattresses that needs immediate replacement. As the doble bed had two single bed mattresses and they were too soft in the middle for comfort and me and my wife sl... Read more
from Klang, Malaysia
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Very pleased with the service and the experience of staying in Taj. Room service was excellent. More than expectations. They make sure everything is perfect and take care of you so well and make you feel at home. Very pleasing staff and very friendly and helpful .
from
Submitted on 17-10-2016
The hotel is conveniently located near and beach and the central part of town where its close to many attractions, but also has nice views. The check in process was very efficient, and it has the feel of a 5 star hotel from the moment you set foot on the property. It is a bit dated in some areas but there are renovations to update it. I recommend it for weekend travelers or for a short business trip.
from Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Submitted on 17-10-2016
It was nice and short,The Whole Taj team was very much concern about us and we had a nice time in there,As for the star its highly recommended place to spent your time in Colombo.The view of sea was nice and the food was super..
from Chennai (Madras), India
Submitted on 19-10-2016
This is conveniently located hotel and like all Taj hotels the staff is particularly hospitable and try to make the as convenient as possible. Good dining options and proximity to the beach is another positive that may be considered.
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 19-10-2016
It's not the newest hotel by any means. But it certainly is one of the grandest. We're talking high ceilings, robust columns, airy common areas. The rooms though are a tad jaded. For business, I can look past that. The food, the staff service was impeccable.
from Amritsar, India
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Checked in on 12th October with high expectations as i had come here 10 years ago. The new avatar looked chic and much more luxurious. Had my 4 year old and wife with me. The 1st nite was a disaster as my son was bitten by insects all over his leg on the extra bed. In the morning the door of the cabinet that houses the mini bar fell on my wife's feet leaving her with a limp and a swollen foot. The fixing of that delayed us and the breakfast was over by then. The second day was just about so so ... Read more
from Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Submitted on 20-10-2016
We stayed for two nights at Taj Samudra. Check in was very quick.Location is good. Service was also good.But, the choice for vegetarian food was very limited for Buffet and not up to the mark. Bathrooms are quite small. We would have appreciated if a shuttle service is available to Casino as this is a major attraction in Colombo.
from DXB
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Had great time at the hotel which is located right on the beach...had beautiful beach facing rooms with great facilities. Highlight of the stay was the food at the restaurant especially the fantastic south indian breakfast options...the chef was also very helpful to pack breakfast for our little one to carry with us...Definitely looking forward to our stay in future as well!!
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 22-10-2016
I have stayed at this hotel for about 2 months on business travel.Overall, my experience was good. Breakfast spread has good combination of south india and north Indian menu (In addition to continental options). Rooms were well appointed. They take good care of ensuring that reservations are seamless. I had to extend my stay a couple of times and the hotel accommodated in busy season.
from
Submitted on 22-10-2016
We stayed here after we stayed at the beautiful and magnificent taj umiad bhawan palace hotel in Jodhpur, India. Hotel is good with good services , however the the staff were not very attentive , especially the room service, overall very good experience
from Kochi (Cochin), India
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Rooms are showing their age and badly in need of refurbishment. Shower in the tub, not at all comfortable. I hate pompous hotels, not providing a health hose in the toilet in a region where 99% people use water for the purpose. But this one one was a joke that they provided a mug. Hotels in South Asia : please be sensible and provide both options. Anyway, from the mug, I am sure that Taj will do that in their next refurbishment. The check in and checkout was smooth and had good customer service ... Read more
from INDIA
Submitted on 24-10-2016
This hotel is a luxury hotel which has every facility.The rooms and service and the food everything is excellent.The hospitality is lovely and the location is sea facing where we get to have a excellent view.I recomend this every traveller or family
from Jamshedpur, India
Submitted on 25-10-2016
My stay at Taj Samudra during my recent trip was excellent. I had hassle free and pleasant experience right from arrival at the hotel till departure. Great service and excellent food. I would like to stay at the hotel during my next visit to Colombo.
from London
Submitted on 26-10-2016
I stayed from 15 to 21 Oct 2016 in room 261. The hotel entrance and lobby look good, and I was given a sea view room with balcony. Sadly the room is very tired. The bathroom is worthy of a 3 star hotel with a shower curtain and shabby fittings. The door to the hall is wafer thin. The air conditioning control does not stop the cooling when the set temperature has been reached so the room turns into an ice box. I could find only one modern socket and much else is well below par. Simply not a Taj. ... Read more
from Turin, Italy
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Very efficiency personnel and under all aspects, a very nice pool gave me a beautiful rest. Room was clean and confortable, toellette functional and with a choice between bath and douche. Excellent food to the restaurant with asiatic and western food. Stay in that hotel has been a very good experience.
from
Submitted on 27-10-2016
It's an awesome experience.buffet brake fast is OMG(very delicious).fresh honey comb I totally loved it.staff very courteous Would love to go there again.rooms r very clean. Raavi raajakumar from Bangalore
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Pleasant stay. Over all quality and service good.Main challenge was atight toilet flush and shower opener. This probably reflective of the age of the hotel. i did not experience this in my earlier stay, so I may have drawn a lemon of B'room. If you get a chance have a meal at the Chinese restaurant. My second experience and not disappointed.
from Kabul, Afghanistan
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Everything about this hotel was great! From the arrival/check-in experience, the relaxing room with a great ocean view, the food, the pool and gym, the conference facilities, to my departure/check-out. Every single employee at this hotel treated me with respect, courtesy and a smile. Thanks to all of you!
from colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 01-11-2016
all the staff at taj samudra Colombo had a great smile and was very professional and we enjoyed our short stay. well done., breakfast buffet was very nice and catered to most of the nationalities had some arbaic, continental, Sri Lankan, vegetarian, south Indian food to satisfy the taste buds, for the healthy conscious guest had healthy food as well, the decor was modern and sleek , waiting staff was attentive and very helpful.
from Northern Virginia, Virginia
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Service is great, very friendly and helpful staff. Room was clean, excellent. Wish we had more time to spent there. Ocean view room is great. We would definitely will stay there. Excellent staff. Room is large, Bath room is very clean and shower water power was great. We really like to stay there again.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Overall the stay was pleasant. Rooms were big though a bit old. Staff was very friendly, the service was extremely good. There were multiple food options. If you are a vegetarian there would be tonnes of choices. The location is excellent - just across the sea beach.
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 07-11-2016
We came to Taj Samudra Colombo and had dinner at the Golden Dragon. The food was really good n enjoyed the dim sum alot. The service was good n w loved the atmosphere. It is open daily during lunch n dinner. The hotel is close by to the Falls Face beach. Evenings a walk is great. We are planning to come again in Dec during the season. Thank u for the lovely meal.
from Mumbai
Submitted on 07-11-2016
Colombo is a beautiful place and the Taj Samudra is the icing on the cake. Located on the scenic Galle Face road, the hotel is magnificently constructed and superbly maintained. The lobby is opulent and spacious. The sea facing rooms are awesome. The staff is warm and welcoming. The food is spectacular. Service is impeccable. All in all a superb place to stay. If you're a vegetarian, you'll love this place, as generally in Sri Lanka, you might not find the right kind of food. But the Taj is one ... Read more
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 07-11-2016
The hotel to stay in Colombo.On the beach. Most of the city locations r in walking distance. Beach stroll in morning n evening with open air seafood carts n eateries. Hotel has large no of rooms, some r sea facing. Staff is friendly. Restraunt has good spread. It has an exclusive Indian restaurant as well.
from
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Nowadays you would like to stay there. You should know there is construction noise around it.Unfortunately you can not sleep well due to construction noise ! Hotel room is very comfortable.The reception check in room was occupied by someone. However it is five star hotel for breakfast and dinner.
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Everything about this hotel is luxury - rooms, service (concierge and hotel staff are fabulous), and restaurants. The Latitude was great. The front desk staff was wonderful! They were very helpful answering questions as well as making recommendations. Excellent view from our room. Rooms and property are immaculate. THe staff is very attentive. The location and views are unparalleled!.
from Chenai, India
Submitted on 09-11-2016
The hotel and the ambiance was excellent .The staff both at the reception and at all the restaurants were very courteous and kind .We enjoyed every bit of our stay and the room was very comfortable too.
from
Submitted on 10-11-2016
After a wonderful Sri Lanka trip had to be at Colombo for overnight to catch flight back to Pune.. no place can be better than our own Taj. From the moment you enter the lobby you have that feel good feeling with wonderful staff and no comparison on hospitality level there. Had a wonderful time specially the breakfast served is superb with chef from Madras will win all your love for Dosa Idly and Vada(never had so crispier Vada) Loved it
from Sri Lanka
Submitted on 12-11-2016
The room and amenities was very good .The cleanliness was of a very high standard. The food especially breakfast at the Latitude ,was excellent. It has a wide range of Indian/Asian items which was really the best spread in Colombo. The Iddlis in particular were nice and light. There were healthy smoothies on request . Dimsum and sushi was available as well as an array of tasty bakery products including gluten free breads. The herbal porridge was too watery the first day I tried it and I didnt... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 13-11-2016
The time is an impressive property. The service standards are impeccable and the restaurant was excellent. However, the rooms are certainly showing their age. Colombo is booming at the moment and there are several new international hotels being completed. It feels the Taj is ready for a significant makeover or it will be well and truly left behind.
from BANGALORE, India
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Opulence, sober, quiet efficiency and comfort..hallmarks of stay at the Taj group. Enjoy a wide spread of the breakfast buffet or the exotic menu at the Golden Dragon. Blue ocean facing rooms with views of manicured lawn and garden are a beautiful sight ...a wonderful way to begin the day. Hospitality at it's very best...efficient, unobstrusive staff.
from
Submitted on 15-11-2016
One of my favorite place to spend evening while enjoying a coffee. Prices are reasonable. I always try there cheese cake and iced coffee. The choco chip cake & blueberry muffin are the best I ever had so far. Parking available for customers. Friendly staff and good food.
from Bangalore
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Hosted an evening (Seminar plus Cocktails and Dinner) for ~ 120 persons at the topfloor Conference Centre. Sadly the quality of attention or service was simply not anywhere near "taj" standards (waiters chewing gum, aimlessly wandering, clattering dishes, doors left half open, dirty glasses left here and there) - but once we firmly requested - the management did improve slightly DInner itself was rather poor (perhaps they don't know vegetarian fare?) and seriously tasteless. Good looking prop... Read more
from
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Been here numerous times. First preference to conduct our family & official meetings organization functions here. One of my favorite place in Colombo. Competitive rates. Wonderful Galle Face View. Nice coffee launch. Very recommend to have business meetings. Navaratna & Golden Dragon are my favorites. Staffs need to be more trained. They speak louder & few shy typed stewards are observed. Building's side edges & edges near car park need to be more cleaned & maintained. (Actually these o... Read more
from
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Great hotel, placed on coast of Indian ocean, gala face. Great food, good rooms. Go for sea facing rooms only. Little costly but worth it. Limited vegeterian options available. Try South Indian food. Try Coconut soap offered by Taj.
from
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Time you spent at Taj Samudra is well spent. you will never regret the stay, the food and the warmth of the reception.The elevators after replacement gives you a different experience. you don't feel that you are travelling.
from Chennai
Submitted on 20-11-2016
the Hotel continues to maintain its old-world charm and the locational advantage--facing the Sea! Excellent view from the sea-facing rooms. And it is the staff who have made the difference to the guest. But being an old property, there are always a few issues reg: maintennace, housekeeping, etc,--especially on the outer side, the poolside, etc. But the personalised attention and good food make up for these small issues!
from Ahmedabad, India
Submitted on 21-11-2016
No words to describe my experience, Incredible hospitality. I feel like staying at home away from Home. Great place to stay. Location is good and food is great. There is not other option better than this in Colombo.
from
Submitted on 22-11-2016
Nice hotel facing Galle beach. The room had a big balcony with wonderful sea breeze. Staff was friendly and easy to make small talk with, they speak good English too. Food served at the hotel was quite impressive..i've not seen such a wide array of choices in a room service menu. The curries were superb as expected. The welcome committee when i checked in was just royal! A good place to stay if you visit Colombo.
from
Submitted on 23-11-2016
This is my second stay here. On both occasions Internet was near unusable. Had to wonder around looking for a good enough signal. To those who require connection I suggest Ministry of Crab. Great food there too. The rooms are very outdated and definitely not 5 star. Possibly 5-10 years ago. Sheets and bedding feel old and used. The only 5 star I give this place is the price.
from
Submitted on 23-11-2016
It was my second visit to Taj. Even after 5 years Taj did not disappoint me from its first look. From the very step it self you will feel the luxurious and the most comfort. Every hotel may have small issues in their staff or facilities they provide. But overall Taj has taken a great effort to keep their good standard and serve the customers to their best. It's tranquility is the best thing i love. Then the mouthwatering food and the friendly staff.
from Sofia
Submitted on 25-11-2016
Hotel has a great location, very good service, and wonderfull lobby. The pool is also good. The price of taxi from airport to the hotel is 3000 rupies around 20 dollars. Around one hour trip. Good conference hall on the top floor with a great view to the ocean.
from Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Still one of the best hotels in Colombo, positive welcoming attitude by the staff. but very old rooms, we had water problem in the toilet, we were having brown iron water for few hours. other than that, we experienced a nice breakfast, good choices, great Japanese and Chinese restaurant. wish to stay there again.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Certainly one of the better properties in Colombo. Having seen some negative reviews of the rooms, I had my reservations, particularly as I was booked in the lowest category (Deluxe) for this work trip. However, perhaps due to the fact that I arrived at the uncivilised hour of 1am, I was happily upgraded to a luxury ocean view room. Room: The room had been rather tastefully redone with some nice modern touches such as plentiful, strategically placed universal outlets. Nice view of what I guess... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Really loved the experience, the staff is very courteous and helpful, since it was our special day, they had arranged a very yummy cake for us in our room, since we were very tired we were sleeping the entire day and eventually when we went out at around 9 at night, we had requested the housekeeping for cleaning the room, and they were very nice to do it so late evening, also, the sea view is just awesome..the breakfast spread is one of the best I have ever had, the indian chef made the best wad... Read more
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 30-11-2016
I visited on an official trip and stayed in Taj Samudra Colombo for almost 8 nights spread over 2 visits. While the first visit was good but not extraordinary - the second one was a disaster! They gave me a room on 1st floor whereby a) internet was not working b) AC was not working c) even shower threw water at the pace at which it would have taken me an hour to bathe (and i was on an official trip!). My overall review as follows - 1. Rooms - see above. The other room that they provided on 3r... Read more
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Good rooms and exelent services in the restaurants and also amazing food and the organizing , compliments to Mr E Williams, and to rest manager Mr, Chrishantha. We could have a good spread of food items.
from Pune, India
Submitted on 01-12-2016
The hotel is value for money. The location of the hotel is great, with a splendid view of the sea face. One can go for an early morning walk or jog on the sea face and experience the freshness. Evening are very pleasant. The food and beverages are very good and there is a wide choice of restaurants. Few floors need immediate renovation and wifi in some rooms may be an issue.
from
Submitted on 01-12-2016
My short stay in Taj Samudra with my family was amazing. We really loved the luxurious room we stayed. Food was excellent. Kind staff and perfect five star luxury. Hotel was very clean and the view overlooking was heart catching.
from Pickering, Canada
Submitted on 02-12-2016
This is hands down the best hotel in Trinco. There is without a doubt no hotel in the area that can compare to it. I booked this last minute online for my family and I as we are traveling around Sri Lanka for a month. The atmosphere and the staff and rooms are gorgeous. Since it's off season to travel in Sri Lanka, we were the only guests in the resort, but the staff made us feel very welcome. We did have one mishap with ordering food the first night with the food taking over 45 min to arr... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 04-12-2016
We stayed at Taj Samudra for our last night in Sri Lanka. We came here after experiencing the finest of hotels like Grand Hotel at Nuwaral Eliya, Jetwing Yala, Jetwing Light House. However at the check-in itself we got a taste of poor service and attention by the check-in staff. We were not offered a cold towel and welcome drink at our arrival. The check-in staff was in kind of hurry. We were left in the lift with the key to our room to find it on our own with no assistance at all. This was b... Read more
from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Submitted on 04-12-2016
Two day stay in Taj Samudra with my family made me felt heaven. We had the birthday of my beloved wife during the stay. Hotel staff was keen and very grateful to offer us a free birthday cake which made my wife surprised. My daughter was thrilled with the luxury of the room. Food was excellent although we were on BB. Thank you Taj Samudra for the kind hospitality once again. We look forward to come back soon....
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