Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, a welcome drink and fruit basket on arrival are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Spacious, individually designed rooms
- Southeast Asia resort ambience in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
- City views from the rooftop Bumbung cocktail bar
- Friendly, personalized service
- The hotel can arrange various activities and tours, including whitewater rafting, mountain biking and hiking
What To Know
- It’s a 10-minute taxi ride to the Petronas Twin Towers and other city attractions
- There’s no spa, but visits can be arranged to a nearby organic spa
- Free WiFi is available in all rooms and public areas
- The hotel caters primarily to leisure travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A stay at Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur places you in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, walking distance from Royal Thai Embassy and Embassy Of The Russian Federation. This 4.5-star resort is close to Petronas Twin Towers and Petaling Street.
Make yourself at home in one of the 21 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Limited parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I highly recommend Villa Samadhi to everyone, a feeling of total relaxation comes over you when you enter the villa.
The restaurant & bar staff are wonderfully lead by Sabbir & all the boys are lot of fun. Do yourself a favour & make sure you stay at Villa Samadhi next time your in KL
Myself and my partner visited the beautiful Villa Samadhi just over two and a half years ago and returned in July 2019 on our way back from Japan on the way back to Australia. I left a review back then and I just want to reassure anyone looking to visit that it is just as perfect as it was the first time we visited.
Villa Samadhi is a beautiful Villa with individual style rooms that surround a central pool, when you step through the front gate with a friendly security guard; it’s like stepping into a different world out of a big city and into a tropical paradise.
The staff are so wonderful, friendly and many of the staff that we met in our previous visit are still there, the wonderful Sabbir a hard worker who runs the bar and restaurant area with great pride, we consider him a great friend! Nissan who has started since our last visit but made us so welcome and was just lovely to meet and get to know and Hassan who could cheer up the most weary traveler with one of the biggest happiest smiles I’ve ever seen! Villa Samadhi is not only an amazing sanctuary for the people who come and stay but is also for some interesting (5 turtles/tortoises) residents who have been rescued by I believe the owners Villa Samadhi and are cared for by Hakim who has been there for almost 10 year.
We love Villa Samadhi and we love the Villa Samadhi family. I strongly recommend if you are staying in KL get away from the big commercial hotels and stay at this amazing place, I’m already planning our next trip to include a visit back!
I'm really going to re-iterate what most other reviewers have said about Villa Samadhi, but first, some background...When my husband and I began travelling in Asia in the 90s, we were quick to realise that we could afford a certain level of luxury. Wow - $100 Australian dollars could get you a pretty sweet hotel room. So what would $150 buy, we wondered. We thought it would be a great idea to keep upping the level of luxury, thinking surely the more you spend the better the experience. Fuelled by jobs which gave us plenty of time off, and a relatively strong Australian Dollar, we did this, until on our honeymoon, at breakfast in a well known riverside hotel in Bangkok, we watched a guest summon a waitress by holding a hand aloft and clicking his fingers, as if to call an obedient dog, all without taking his eyes off the New York Times (this was a while ago, people actually read broadsheet newspapers at breakfast). The poor Thai waitress scurried over and received her orders as best she could, given the guest didn't bother to look at her and certainly wasn't speaking her language.
This turned our stomachs, and we realised we'd gone too far. This was definitely not our kind of place. It's taken a few years, but now I'm pretty good at finding the balance between luxury and sensibility. We don't need a pillow menu. We don't need a butler. But we do like places that are aesthetically pleasing, and staff who are professional but approachable. When I arrived at Villa Samadhi along the tree lined driveway, stepped through gorgeous carved wooden doors into the lobby to see the smiling staff were all barefoot, I knew I had the balance right.
Another thing that is different about this place is that it seems to appeal equally to locals and international travellers. We stayed 4 nights including a Friday and Saturday, and with the weekend, the car park filled up and we noticed that local couples were enjoying the happy hour and the excellent food in the restaurant. And the manager is right, the Roti Canai is to die for. Thankfully, it is offered on the menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and at some stage or other, we enjoyed it for each of these meals. As others have mentioned, the happy hour is a winner, with a revolving set of cocktails mixed up by the friendly and professional bar staff. In fact, food and beverage staff were stand outs. A shout-out to Sabbir, who had our coffee orders memorised by the second day - thank you! You wouldn't get that at the Peninsula in Bangkok, even if you clicked your fingers.
A noise issue in our room was solved promptly, gracefully and comprehensively by the manager, Mark and the maintenance team. I don't expect a hotel to be perfect, but it's nice if issues are noted and fixed, and the team went above and beyond to solve the problem for us. Usually an issue with an air conditioner in Asia is "fixed" by someone coming into the room and looking at the unit, pressing a few buttons and then proclaiming the problem as solved. The Villa Samadhi staff MOVED THE COMPRESSOR!
It is worth noting that the location of the hotel better suits a reading/swimming/sleeping type holiday than a shopping/sightseeing holiday, because it's a long-ish walk to the nearest train station, a frustrating walk to Bukit Bintang because you have to go extra distance to an overpass to cross a busy road, and KL traffic is horrendous and you'll spend quite a bit of time sitting in a Grab car to get anywhere. But if your plan is to sleep in, wake to bird song and to watch squirrels in the trees from the comfort of your bed, then avail yourself of the all day breakfast, swim a bit, read a bit, swim a bit more, then maybe venture out at some stage, this is your place. Enjoy!