What We Love
- Romantic old-world Malayan charm at a newly opened boutique hotel – includes breakfastThe peaceful location within a nature reserve – this tranquil sanctuary feels a world away from the city
- The beautifully curated, rustic-luxe furnishings – all selected by the owner
- Wandering up the lantern-lit paths to neighboring Thai restaurant, Tamarind Hill
What To Know
- Villas are super spacious; some have a kitchen, living room, and private plunge pool
- Don't miss the free happy hour cocktails at the rooftop bar
- An outdoor lagoon pool weaves throughout the garden resort
The Samadhi Group certainly knows how to create an urban sanctuary. The latest addition to the hotel portfolio, opened at the turn of 2017, is the buzzed-about Villa Samadhi – sister hotel to its original namesake in Kuala Lumpur. Located within a lush nature reserve just west of Singapore’s harborfront, it offers a tranquil escape from the buzz of the city.
Housed in a lovingly restored colonial residence, this 20-room boutique hideaway oozes bygone Malayan charm. Traditionally crafted furnishings, antique wares and rustic shutters have been mixed with contemporary luxuries for a chic balance of old and new. The less-is-more concept encourages you to simply take time out and absorb the surroundings, perhaps with a walk in the grounds or a cocktail in the bar.
As for dining, you’ll be in excellent hands. Just above the hotel, you’ll find the acclaimed Thai restaurant and lounge, Tamarind Hill, in an equally magnificent 20th century property. Reserve a table outside on the terrace, then wander back to your super-soft king-sized bed for a heavenly night’s sleep.
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My second Samadhi property after the one in KL. Overall better experience.
1) Priced reasonably for a Singapore hotel.
2) Close to nature. Morning walks would be fantastic.
3) No screaming kids !!
4) Lovely breakfast, as per Samadhi brand.
1) Wifi from Room 11 is horrible
2) Rotten fruit served in room, photo as attached
3) No UHT milk provided, even when there is a label stating so.
4) Curtain drape in WC is rather transparent, no privacy from those outside. I actually went to check with the light on.
Lovely as it is. But probably would be my last Samadhi experience.
As a birthday treat we booked into the Villa for the weekend and were well looked after. It's a surprisingly relaxing place despite not being too far from the city. The room was lovely and old, with balconies for each room. On arrival we enjoyed the complementary afternoon tea and an afternoon of chilling out. Make sure you enjoy the cocktails, they're delicious!
Singapore is a beautiful metropolis city, amazing buildings, landscaped terraces, delicious food everywhere you go. The Villa Samadhi sits just at the edge of the city. It's a short walk to the business center and the subway, yet it feels more like a remote village while you're there. The hotel sits inside a conservation park which gives it a quiet and tranquil feeling, which the antique-feeling rooms and the friendly staff accentuate.
The hotel goes the extra mile with a few extra touches, which really sets the place apart. You walk into your room to a fresh fruit plate and a welcome scroll, there is a complimentary cocktail hour each night, and at the end of the night you can sip on some port wine that they set out at your room for you each day. They also have the best breakfast experience I've ever had at a hotel. You can sit on a porch overlooking the jungle and listen to the birds while you sip on coffee and fresh-made juices. Of course the food is delicious and the staff as friendly as ever.
Can't recommend enough!
What a delightful retreat from the chaos of Singapore! This wonderfully stunning colonial style guest house is located in Labrador Nature Reserve - just moments from central Singapore, but it's so peaceful, it may as well be on an entirely different island. You may be concerned about the rooms being basic, or lacking in comfort - they don't. On arrival, and after a charming and very personal welcome, we were served an absolutely delectable afternoon tea. Every evening sees a very relaxed cocktail hour in the lounge. There are many more delicious surprises to uncover, such as a small decanter of delicious port with your turn-down - the perfect nightcap! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the restaurant which was sumptuous. The breakfast proposal however, (also served at the nearby restaurant) whilst clearly very locally sourced, was a little odd and not necessarily "something for everyone" - we also felt that the service was at times a little off at breakfast, although it was lovely to meet the manager and chat with her about the history of the property. Service at the hotel though couldn't have been more attentive, kind, friendly and charming. A romantic property where one can relax and feel transported back to a simpler, but no less comfortable time.
Stayed one night. Lovely. Very nice welcome at reception, complimentary mini afternoon tea after our long journey, complimentary cocktail hour and a really nice room. Spacious bathroom, lovely bed but the best part is the building itself. Really nicely refurbished and maintained. No swimming pool though.
Restaurant is also beautifully decorated.
Very enjoyable stay.