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Taj Samudra

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Grande Luxury, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View | Beach/ocean view
7 restaurants, lunch, dinner served; Indian cuisine
Front of property - evening/night
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
7 restaurants, lunch, dinner served; Indian cuisine

Overview of Taj Samudra

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Taj Samudra

5.0 star property
Colombo beach hotel with 7 restaurants and outdoor pool
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

292 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, 3
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a state park

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 44 min drive
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 11 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 17 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 24 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • King Of The Mambo - 6 min walk
  • The Manhattan Fish Market - 9 min walk
  • Fazly's Halal Refreshments - 4 min walk
  • Beard Papa's - 7 min walk
  • Bavarian German Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

Taj Samudra

Taj Samudra is a great choice for your beach stay in Colombo. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages. Navratna, one of 7 restaurants, serves Indian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a sauna. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Hindi, Italian, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 300 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 7 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1984
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Banquet hall


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi (4-device limit)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.


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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 147 per vehicle (roundtrip, maximum occupancy 3)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Taj Samudra offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Taj Samudra does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Taj Samudra?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Taj Samudra?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Taj Samudra?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Taj Samudra?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Taj Samudra?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 147 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Taj Samudra?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Taj Samudra?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bally's Casino (3-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (3-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Taj Samudra and nearby?
Taj Samudra has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Taj Samudra?
Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants, featuring Indian cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Taj Samudra like?
Taj Samudra is in the heart of Colombo, a short 6-minute walk from Galle Face Green and 11 minutes' walk from Nawaloka Hospital. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

An oasis of calm The food is delectable and the service levels are the benchmark other hotels in the city mark themselves by.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel looks opulent on the ground floor. The pool, gym and breakfast are top notch. The food in the Indian restaurant was bland and the room was a bit dirty on check-in, especially the bathroom floor. Rooms are a bit shabby but come with plenty of free water.
Jacob C, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
A good pleasant stay enhanced by the great service and friendliness of the staff
Bijoy, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Elegant, great location
Elegant architecture, wonderful breakfast buffet, clean, and very good service. I also felt very safe, there were staff members everywhere checking in and making sure all my needs were met. The only downside is that to get to the pool / gym / steam room, you have to go through the gorgeous lobby that is usually filled with well dressed people there for some fancy event... so it's rather uncomfortable to walk through in a robe or cover-up... there should be some sort of keyed entrance straight from the rooms.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel, friendly staff but service can be a little slow at times. The breakfast buffet is a little limited and could do with being more varied to cater for all dietary needs.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable and friendly
I enjoyed my stay. The hotel is comfortable and the rooms are good size. But the rooms need updating. The Navratna, Golden Dragon and Yumi restaurants serve good Indian, Chinese and Japanese food respectively. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Pradeep, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels in Colombo. We will stay there again...
Kamani, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
All staff esp Sanjeewa and hotel Chef Dayalan were great with food for my 2yr daughter.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mayur, 1-night trip
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