Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
At a Glance
One of the few boutique luxury properties in Kuala Lumpur, with only 21 rooms
There is a lovely free-form swimming pool at the center of the property, dotted with shaded cabanas
The rooms are incredibly spacious, and some have a Jacuzzi tub or plunge pool
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to their other restaurants in the city
Set in a fairly quiet residential area, but only a 10-minute walk from the city center
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Year round destination. Tropical without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm and often humid, while nights are fairly cool. Average daytime temperatures in Kuala Lumpur are around 27°C (82°F) year round. Although there’s rain through the year, March to April and September to November are the wettest months.
To start planning your vacation to Villa Samadhi
Villa Samadhi is a hidden gem in the busy capital of Kuala Lumpur. This is one of the few boutique luxury properties in the city, and is ideal for couples looking for a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle, with warm, personalized service.
Despite being set in a fairly quiet location in a residential area, Villa Samadhi is just a 10-minute walk from the city center of Kuala Lumpur. This offers the best of both worlds; being able to easily explore the key sites of the city, and then retreat to a peaceful haven after a busy day of exploring. The hotel only allows guests over the age of 12, and so this is perfect for honeymooners and couples.
The property is designed to feel like a traditional villa. There are only 21 rooms and they are all wonderfully spacious, with large beds, lots of floor space and enormous bathrooms. They all have an outdoor terrace, some with direct pool access. The higher room categories have a Jacuzzi tub or plunge pool, and a few even have a kitchenette.
The villa encompasses a charming pool area, dotted with shaded cabanas and fringed by lush green plants and trees. There is only one restaurant at the hotel, but it is excellent, offering a range of local and international cuisine made using seasonal produce. You can also benefit from a complimentary shuttle to the hotel's sister restaurants around the city.
There are only 21 rooms at Villa Samadhi, and so it is worth being aware that it can get booked up very far in advance. The rooms are incredibly spacious, with a modern Asian design. All of the rooms feature modern amenities such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and a minibar. The bathrooms are also huge. As well as rain showers, some of the higher categories have a Jacuzzi tub or a plunge pool.
Villa Samadhi only accepts guests over the age of 12.
Given that there are only 21 rooms, Villa Samadhi does not have a huge amount of facilities. However the facilities that the property does have are absolutely charming. There is a lovely free-form pool in the central courtyard, furnished with comfortable cabanas. There is also an excellent restaurant which serves Western and local cuisine. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to its other restaurants in the city.
There is plenty to fill a couple of days' stop-over in Kuala Lumpur. There are city tours, foodie tours and excursions further afield, where it is possible to visit a traditional Malaysian village, or explore the enormous Batu Caves to the north of the capital.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
Villa Samadhi is an alternative place to stay at in Kuala Lumpur as it is a small boutique hotel rather than a high rise city style hotel. It has a very tranquil atmosphere and it is almost as if you aren't even in the city! This could be a plus or a minus, depending on personal preference. Perhaps if you are there for a minimum of two nights, this may be quite a nice option as it has a lovely big pool with comfortable pavilions to relax on and you can enjoy a much more personal service than a bigger hotel. All the staff will know you here as there are only 20 rooms so it really is quite special. It is best for couples as it is not particularly child friendly, although the rooms are massive; they only have two extra beds that can be supplied. It would make a great first night or two for a honeymoon if you are flying into Kuala Lumpur.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
It's incredible to find such a charming boutique hotel, quite so close to the city center. Samadhi is located on a very quiet street in a very residential area. The hotel has 20 rooms, all varying slightly. The downstairs rooms have step access to the pool and their own decking for more personal privacy. I particularly enjoyed my evening at their award winning restaurant, Tamarind Springs. Although they have a restaurant on site, they offer free transfers to their sister restaurants around the city which is a lovely touch. The breakfast goes on all day and their pool is an incredibly soothing place to relax. Its hard to imagine you are a ten minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Batu Caves & Royal Selangor Pewter Tour
This half day tour will take you to the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, where you will visit Malaysia's most prestigious pewter factory as well as the Batu Caves; one of the country's most iconic and holy sites.
Forgotten Trails of Kuala Lumpur City
Kuala Lumpur is often regarded as very much a contemporary city, with modern streets and towering skyscrapers. This tour aims to go behind the scenes, and explore more of the local life within Malaysia's capital.
Half Day City Tour of Kuala Lumpur
For first time visitors to KL this tour is a great introduction to the city taking in the main attractions of the melting pot of a city.
Kampung Tour - Kuala Lumpur
Head out of Kuala Lumpur to gain an insight into Malaysia's rural life. Spend the afternoon visiting a local village before taking a boat trip into a mangrove forest, where there are often thousands of fireflies lighting up the trees on the riverbank.
Petaling Street Heritage Food Walk
Spend a few hours enjoying the sites, smells and flavors of Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown area. This is a fun but fairly gentle introduction into Asian streetfood. You will also have the opportunity to visit nearby temples.
Malaysia and Borneo Honeymoon
Gaya Island, Kinabatangan River, Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi
from $4700 pp 13 nights
- A great adventure perfect for those wanting to combine fascinating wildlife with beautiful beaches
- Discover the diverse city of Kuala Lumpur from the mighty Petronas Towers to the local Batu Caves
- Langkawi offers the perfect respite at the end of your vacation. Relax on the white sand beaches or discover the underwater world in the calm waters
Kuala Lumpur & Tioman Island, Malaysia
from $1500 pp 9 nights
- Dine out in one of Kuala Lumpur's critically acclaimed restaurants.
- The accommodation on Japamala island is traditional Malay style and the staff are so warm and welcoming - a real island retreat.
- Ascend the Petronas Towers at sunset for spectacularly romantic views across Kuala Lumpur.
Location & directions
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Villa Samadhi is located in a residential area just 10-minutes from the city center.
How to get there
12-hour flight from London to Kuala Lumpur with either BA or Malaysia Airlines then a 60-minute drive to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.