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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed here on a recent family holiday, the location is fantastic and has good cafe's at a walkable distance, the restaurants they have offer decent food.

The rooms are ok, but one has to ask for sea facing room which is really amazing...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hanaa D
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed in this hotel in the last leg of our Sri Lanka trip. I must say, the location is one of the best for any city hotel. Even though our recetion was pedestrian but we stayed in a upgraded Luxary Ocean View room with a breathtaking view. We witnessed the sunset over Indian Ocean from our balcony sipping a cup of ceylon tea and the experience was magical. But for the view, the room was modest and the bathroom with yellow tinted and black stained floor, was a big No No for anyone. Perhaps the room needs a bit of renovation. The room decor was good but the smelly mat (carpet?) was a downside. We were offered a bigger room but not on the ocean side and so we didn't go there. The staffs were polite, well behaved and a good listner but the service was a bit sloppy.
The reception and lobby area were opulent and there were a few excellent restaurents. The breakfast at Latitude was really really good but the best food served in our whole trip was here at the Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant. The ambience was great and the food was delicious.

We did take a round around the hotel and the landscaped garden and lawn were elegant. The best part was the location of the hotel. We had a great morning walk on the clean and beautiful promenade and a few minutes walk along the pavement, we did enter in to the shopping area with plenty to choose from.

Mr Chand, the Taj Executive really helped us for everything and the best of all was the extended stay we enjoyed in this sprawling hotel. A very good stay at the end and the hotel is indeed a traveler's delight.

Room Tip: Rooms with ocean view is a must.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Gopal L
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed one night (our last in Sri Lanka) and it was such a nice experience. Right from the time when we checked in, the service was outstanding. The room was very comfortable and the view of the sea was great. The facilities at the hotel was also top notch.

Pros :

1. Great location right by the sea & outstanding service. The staff was very helpful. Especially the guy near the pool. I went for a swim and he was very attentive in providing the towel, drinks, waiting for me to finish my swimming session and guided me to the sauna, jacuzzi area. The travel desk person was also very helpful in recommending local speciality restaurants near the hotel. Also I had left the handphone in the cab at the airport and the hotel staff were prompt in sending the car back to deliver the hp.

2. Comfortable Room & great facilities

Cons :

1. Found the concept of charging for wifi appalling. Further even when we paid for it, the quality surprisingly was poor. Very Slow.

All in, a great experience in a 5 star hotel.

Tip : Please do go to the beach opposite the hotel in the evening when there are stalls selling local specialities. The food is truly delicious and is not to be missed.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Karthik1009
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The best part is you get really good Indian breakfast here. Buffet spread is quite good. Rooms are average but the reception and lobby looks excellent. Sleep quality is good. Prime location with beach view. Room had an old TV and definitely needs an uplift to be counted as a 5-star hotel. Still I would go for a good rating to the good food, great location and courteous staff.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean facing room.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank SarathSubash
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

As mentioned in most reviews, the hotel is centrally located and faces the Indian Ocean. Since i landed early morning, Swift chk in scored a brownie point. The staff is extremely helpful and courteous.
The rooms are very spacious and clean.Food and service is excellent. Needless to say,
Taj lives up to its brand.

Room Tip: Request for a room with a balcony
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank ShalakaDesai
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