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“Charming but Quirky Boutique Hotel”
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Villa Samadhi
Ranked #1 of 342 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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“Charming but Quirky Boutique Hotel”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

KL sorely lacks good five star hotels so I was delighted to try out the Villa Samadhi which has been open almost two years now. Part of the Relais et Chateaux group of hotels, it is located behind the US Embassy about ten minutes from the central business district. The hotel has 24 rooms and is a traditional styled structure with lots of concrete and reclaimed wood.

My room was quite large with a nice bathroom. The restaurant on site is very good for breakfast, lunch or dinner (please note that it opens at 8am unless you ask them ahead of time to open a little early). There is a pool in the compound although it is not really designed to swim laps. There is no health club. I suggested that they at least provide yoga mats in each room.

A charming hotel yet it is quirky. First, it seemed a little understaffed. One night we went up to the cosy roof top bar but there was no bartender. We grabbed beers out of the refrigerator and wrote down what we consumed on the honor system. The first morning, I had trouble getting the TV to work, so at 6:45am I went downstairs but there was no one on duty until 8am.

The whole experience reminded me of borrowing your best friend's luxury ski lodge for weekend. It was a beautiful place, but it took a while to figure out the whole place works.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

First words out of my husband's mouth was '...' he was absolutely gobsmacked by the splendor, luxuriousness and tranquility of Villa Samadhi and to think that it is right in the middle of KL City, the perfect staycation destination for anyone wanting a break away from reality.

The wonderful hospitality of Cherie & her staff made us feel so welcome and right at home immediately; indeed we never wanted to leave.Thank you thank you thank you to Cherie, Cornie and to all the staff at Villa Samadhi for making his birthday a most memorable one!

We stayed at the Luxe Crib, a spacious choice with direct access to the pool, a balcony/sundeck and a huge jacuzzi in our bathroom. Although there were other guests at the resort, we only saw them during breakfast time. We sought peace and relaxation, and definitely got it!

We eagerly look forward to our return and would highly recommend Villa Samadhi!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

My partner and I absolutely loved our stay at Villa Samadhi. The hotel and rooms are out of this world - amazing decor, attention to detail and every comfort you could want. Whilst not a cheap hotel, considering the standard of the accommodation it is definitely good value for money. Additionally, the staff (particularly Cherie) were wonderful and went completely above and beyond. We definitely hope to return to Villa Samadhi!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Villa Samdhi is a dream cine true for a city central property! A bit tough to get to when driving, but acceptable, the retreat is worth it! Love the serenity within, large size accommodation , pool right in front of bedroom, jacuzzi at entrance parlor! Couldn't be a better choice for an anniversary getaway of 3 days!
I like the simplicity of the food! Original no complications, and hey NO TELEPHONE, perfect !

  • Stayed December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

To be fair to the hotel, we dropped off a bottle of champagne as a present for a couple of friends staying there as a birthday present. We simply asked for it to be left in their room. Of course, the hotel may have lost some revenue but we thought it was not an unreasonable request. The girl at reception hardly not a single word!! Unsmiling, she approached us and we had to explain what we wanted. She clearly understood english and spoke it well; she was just not in the least bit interested, and shuffled off with the bottle and a disgruntled "OK"

Luckily, we hadn't booked in. But front of house first impressions count, and this little hotel looks very tired and run down, in an isolated residential neighbourhood. We would not ever consider suggesting it to friends when KL is full of excellent hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

From the moment we were collected from the airport by their staff to our check out we were made to feel special and totally at ease. The hotel itself is beautiful, our suite was so romantic with a jacuzzi. The staff light candles in the evening and the aroma of essential oils fills the bedroom. I cannot fault anything about this place....superb.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

The staff at this hotel are all fantastic! From our airport pickup to our airport drop off we were looked after with the highest level of customer service. From the little cakes and fruit that was left for us in our room each day to the candles around the jacuzzi each night. It's amazing how the little things really make this hotel stand out from the crowd.
I would highly recommend the weekend at the casino package which not only gave us the transfers and hotel room but also gave us 2 staff members showing us around some of the temples and ofcourse taking us to the casino. It really made you feel safe and gave a bit of knowledge about the sights. Thanks heaps and we will be sure to visit again soon!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Villa Samadhi
Address: No. 8, Pesiaran Madge | off Jalan Madge, Kuala Lumpur 55000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#14 Family Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#16 Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa Samadhi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best described as Kuala Lumpur's ultimate treat to nest in. This ravishing villa-in-a-room boutique hotel is one-of-a-kind in the capital city. Tucked within an upscale locale just 10 minutes drive from town, Villa Samadhi becomes an immediately accessible respite to restore soul into one’s exhausted self. Its collection of 21 contemporary Asian-inspired rooms, with each spanning from 600 square-foot to over 2000 square-feet of living spaces are accented with a collage of elements to create a raw yet sophisticated Asian dwelling. Discreetly recede from street view, the most distinguishing feature of Villa Samadhi is the massive, soaring grass thatched-roof that shouts 'Malaysia'. But most eye-catching is the mysterious-looking multi-layered thatched roof structure of the rooftop bar-lounge ‘Bumbung’ which is floating above all else. Open the bamboo-clad gate and the surprise is over, a facade in absolute russet harmony. ... more   less 
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