Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Villa Samadhi : A State of Mind

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Many would be amazed to find a place as relaxing as Villa Samadhi in the middle of the city, here in Kuala Lumpur. Discreetly hidden from street view, the most distinguishing feature of Villa Samadhi is the massive, soaring atap roof which is the signature of an urban kampong house in Malaysia.

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It has been almost a month since my visit to this retreat and I've yet to get over the feeling of utter relaxation and excellent hospitality the place had. Imagine being in a spa, totally relaxed and spaced out. With kind treats, worry-free environment and lovely gestures from the staffs of the place. Soft jazz music as background, lemongrass scent fills the room, chocolates on the bed courtesy of the Resident Manager, dimly lit candles in the bathroom with soft boils of bubbles from the jacuzzi and a super sized soft king bed to end the night with. All that whilst surrounded by trees in total serenity. That was how my stay in Villa Samadhi felt like.

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super sized soft king bed
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the view from our balcony
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english tea bags, hot chocolates, coffee, nuts & chips, homemade cookies all for us to enjoy :)
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couple's bathroom basins
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This visit was a birthday treat for my better half and I was really glad that I decided on giving both of us a retreat we've never had before. If you would like to visit this place, I should give a heads up now that this place is only meant for couples or adults but only in pairs. They do not allow children, mainly because the place is not children-friendly nor groups because their main purpose of having this place is for couples.

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gorgeous view of the pool and surrounding area
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enjoying tea on the verandah
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bumbung bar
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complimentary cocktails for the night
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us :)
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complimentary canapes of smoked duck
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main entrance at night lit up by dozens of candles
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our table right by the chandelier at Mandi-Mandi Restaurant
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complimentary homemade breads with awesome olive black sauce and something else that we aren't sure of
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papaya & banana - good!
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lemongrass marinated chicken with mash
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marsala marinated skewered seafood with safron rice which was SO SO GOOD!
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we came back to a romantically lit room and jacuzzi. Essence and candles everywhere!

A better way to put it is this is a perfect place for celebrating an anniversary or a mini honeymoon. In my opinion, a one night stay is enough if you are local because there is nothing much to do in the Villa, but if you are aiming for some quality time together, then by all means stay two nights. If you are a tourist, then probably a three night stay because Villa Samadhi is just 10 minutes drive from the vivacious parts of town like KLCSS and Bukit Bintang.

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complimentary banana muffins, homemade breads and butter cakes with marmalade and butter for breakfast
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together with walnuts, salmon, smoked fish, brie, some other type of cheese and seedless grapes
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Fruits, watermelon, mango and papayas
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my nasi lemak bungkus
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baby's egg benedict with spinach, bacon and fried potatoes which was awesome!!!!!
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brewed coffee

For more information on Villa Samadhi, do visit their website. My entire stay with Villa Samadhi was beyond perfect. I hope that your stay will be as satisfying as mine did. :D

Tip #1 The place is a little hard to find because they don't carry Villa Samadhi signage, instead they have a sign of Relais & Chateaux outside their bamboo gate. Be sure to lookout for their atap roof when you are nearby, that was how I found the place.

Tip #2 Be sure to include mosquito repellant (for the body, of course) in your luggage.

Tip #3 Rooms with pool view are better. The room that I took was the Luxe Crib which came with an indoor jacuzzi. All rooms have the overhead rain shower.

Tip #4 They provide toothbrushes & toothpaste, floss, cotton pads & buds and shaver too.

Tips #5 Try Mandi-Mandi Restaurant if you are there because they only open to in house guests and it is a chance for you to taste their fine dining delicacies.

6 comments:

  1. fantastic post and Thanks for sharing this info. It's very helpful.
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    1. Glad you found it helpful!
      Have a great day ahead!

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  2. Hi Jane, could you please tell me how much did you spend all in all because i am planning something for my other half as well:) Especially for dinner at mandi mandi

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    1. Hey there, I am not too sure since this was quite a while ago but if it's just the two of you for 1 night, it should be no more than RM1K. :) it also depends on what you order at Mandi-Mandi.

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  3. Hi Jane,

    Enjoyed looking at your photos. My husband and i plan to visit this place sometime next week. Just wanna know your view on their viccinity layout, is the place child-friendly? Any gardens and turfs for children to roam around ?
    Thanks Jane.

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    1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by.
      Well as stated somewhere in my post, the place isn't children friendly because it is catered more for couples instead of a family place. Better check with the Resident Manager if they can cater to the needs of your children. Have a good vacation!

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