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What We Love

  • The resort faces Galle Face Green, Colombo’s elegant oceanfront promenade
  • Guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Indian Ocean or the city center
  • Amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and a fitness center

What To Know

  • Free parking and free WiFi for up to two devices
  • A choice of seven dining options, including Szechuan cuisine, Sri Lankan specialties and a top-notch steak house
  • Club Rooms include access to the lounge, for all-day drinks and snacks, early arrival and late checkout, and laundry service for two garments per stay

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Sprawling retreat fronting Colombo’s elegant oceanfront promenade, between the Indian Ocean and the city center

The Lowdown

Set on 11 acres of manicured gardens, this 300-room resort enjoys a best-of-both-worlds location within strolling distance of Galle Face Green and the city center. The modern guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Indian Ocean or the skyline, and a soothing pastel color scheme keeps things light and bright. Goosedown duvets and pillows, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and free WiFi come standard in all rooms, and the bathrooms are equipped with robes, slippers and Forest Essentials bath products made in India from natural ingredients. Upgrade to an Executive Suite for round-the-clock butler service, free high tea, and evening cocktails at the Taj Club Lounge. Seven restaurants and bars mean you can eat your way around the world without traveling far. Start with a morning coffee at Latitude, feast on Indian food for lunch at Navratna, and cap off the night with sushi or cocktails by the pool at Yumi.

In the Area

The hotel sits right along Colombo’s famous Galle Face Green, an oceanside promenade laid out by governor Sir Henry Ward in 1857, when Sri Lanka was under British rule. Today the busy green space is a popular spot for walkers, cricket players, kite flyers and street food vendors. Settle down at night to watch the sunset while feasting on the offerings from the stalls, or stroll down to the colonial-era Galle Face Hotel for a cocktail on the iconic veranda. When you’re ready to explore, Colombo’s major tourist sights, as well as shopping malls and the ritzy residential enclave of Cinnamon Gardens, are just a tuk-tuk ride away. Find a well-curated selection of original home goods and colonial knickknacks at Paradise Road Studio. Gambling is legal in Colombo for foreign passport holders, and two casinos, the MGM and Bellagio (no relation to the Las Vegas casino of the same name), are within easy reach.

How to Get There

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2895 Reviews
Excellent location
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Very well located property facing the gale. Liked everything about this place.The staff is curtious, the service is good and prompt.Had buffet breakfast and dinner, they were both good with a good variety. Bonus being the water in the room is free.

Pool was excellent especially Jaya
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our morning swim by the pool and the friendly and very helpful assistance by Jaya, made us have a real holiday feel.

The temperature and the ph level was something very well maintained and not something you can find in other hotels. I highly recommend if you are a big fan of less chemicals in a pool.

Big thank you to Jaya for our poolside assistance! 5 star service!

Stop off before heading to Maldives
Reviewed 3 days ago

I can say with some conviction that I am a seasoned traveller, barely a week goes by when I do not spend a night in a hotel.
The Taj is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
Why? The hotel is immaculate, attention to the smallest detail is covered, for example the lovely smell of Jasmine that wafts around the hotel.
The staff are tremendous, such lovely people, a credit to the hotel.
Our room was fabulous, with ocean views, very comfortable and spacious.
Finally the food was excellent, each of the restaurants we went into were superb, the buffet breakfast and dinner in Ports of Call was truly fabulous. If you are heading to Colombo, I urge you to try the Taj, it really is fabulous.

Amazing service, warm hospitality, brilliant location
Reviewed 4 days ago

Has to be hands down the best hotel in Colombo. Great rooms, amazing service and wonderful staff. Rooms are spacious and great views. I stayed with my family and there was special care taken of our young children. Its class and ambience stand apart.

Pleasant stay at the Taj
Reviewed 7 days ago

Our family stayed at the Taj for two days. Our room was on the club floor, so we had access to the club lounge for snacks and refreshments. The service at the Taj is second to none. The hotel is most suitable for those on a business trip or couples, not ideal for small families with children. Ms Dinusha and Ms Navranjali did their level best to ensure we had enjoyed our stay, especially our two year old son. The team payed special attention to our son, and surprised us with a birthday cake for him, along with several gifts. What the hotel lacks in terms of facilities for children, makes up in quality of service. The hotel offered babysitting service, which was ideal for us as my wife and I wanted to enjoy our lunch at the Ministry of Crab, which was a great experience. The breakfast buffet at the Taj is simply amazing, and would definitely give Four Seasons Hotel a run for their money. We would definitely stay at this hotel again once our son is a bit older. Overall a pleasant stay, with great service.