Villa Samadhi

Villa Samadhi Facade | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Tucked within the recesses of Persiaran Madge is a hidden oasis within the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur is the perfect romantic getaway that is Villa Samadhi. Colloquially known as one of KL’s best kept secrets, this boutique hotel offers a one of a kind experience for those looking for a private sanctuary that is a walk away from the KL city centre and all it has to offer. But more importantly, Villa Samadhi caters to those that want that luxurious service with that much needed personal space in its natural setting.

Buddha Statue | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

The architecture of Villa Samadhi is reminiscent of a villa in the Malay countryside with its wooden awnings surrounded by slate and stone. The entrance faces a stone Buddha statue, instantly reminding you that this place is one that emphasises on a relaxing and calming experience, where you are instantly greeted with the warmth that is so famous of Asian cultures. The entire structure of the villa is paved with greenery and lanterns lining the walkway, which opens up to its gorgeous pool which is accessible from the lower level rooms.

Right Interior | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Villa Samadhi is owned by the Samadhi Group, hoteliers and restaurateurs who have built this place to deliver an experience like no other. Some other luxury villas which they own including Japamala Resorts in Tioman, Villa Samadhi in Singapore as well as Kandoola Villa in in Sri Lanka. This is in addition to their restaurants Tamarind Hill, Tamarind Springs, Neo Tamarind as well as Mandi Mandi. Samadhi Villa is fashioned like an island getaway in the middle of the city, and when asked what influenced the philosophy and design behind it, the resident manager stated: –

Villa Samadhi was created as an intimate urban retreat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. A residence of this calibre is definitely one-of-a-kind in Kuala Lumpur, it is the city’s only boutique hotel. It is inspired by traditional Malay villages (kampung) houses, bedecked with prevalent use of salvaged timber, polished concrete and bamboo, where the interior is a collage of natural elements with strong tones of earth and charcoal. Villa Samadhi is intended as ‘the gateway to a dream state’ for all who visit. — Ewan Taylor, Resident Manager of Villa Samadhi.

Left Interior | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Villa Samadhi Rooms

This boutique hotel seeks to provide an experience, one that is rare in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with each room being unique in design and layout, still adhering to its rustic and wooden fixtures. The nature centric use of stonework and wooden carvings exudes class in the perfect setting. The 5 types of room they cater for, which are the Crib, Luxe Crib, Sarang, Luxe Sarang and the Loft, each individualistic and have different amenities, some with private kitchens and some with plunge pools.

Crib | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought


There are 2 Crib rooms, equipped with a high raised king sized bed, a daybed, and a bathroom.

Luxe Crib | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Luxe Crib

There are 9 Luxe Crib rooms, equipped with a high raised king sized bed, a balcony, a daybed, and a private bathroom with a plunge pool.

Sarang | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought


There are 5 Sarang rooms, equipped with a high raised king sized bed, a balcony, a daybed, and a private bathroom with a plunge pool, and a functioning kitchen.

Luxe Sarang | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Luxe Sarang

There are 4 Luxe Sarang rooms, equipped with a high raised king sized bed, a balcony, a daybed, and a private bathroom with a plunge pool, and a private garden patio with direct access to the lagoon pool from the room.

Loft | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought


There is only one Loft room, an attic bedroom, equipped with a high raised king sized bed, a balcony, a daybed, and a private bathroom with a large dipping pool with a view facing the Petronas Twin Towers, the perfect honeymoon suite.

Bedroom | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Review: The Luxe Crib

The Luxe Crib opens up into a spacious bedroom with all the comforts of its wooden ornaments and design. The room connects to a spacious balcony and a bathroom which is accessible from the balcony itself. The air conditioned rooms gives you both the pleasure of being outside and inside at the same time in a most relaxing setting.

Bathroom | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

The balcony is spacious and equipped with a large daybed which is perfect for relaxing or some bedside reading. The balcony faces the lagoon pool with a  great view overlooking the entire establishment, complete with a nice natural and fresh breeze from the open-air layout.

Jacuzzi | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

The bathroom is ornate with wooden and slate fixtures, complete with a large rain shower. The plunge pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi is sizeable for a relaxing dip, complete with bath salts to sooth your worried muscles. On one side of the plunge pool, you are able to directly access the balcony, perfect for a dip and dive if you fancy.

Complementary Drinks | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

The room also comes with complementary welcome drinks in the form of a carafe of brandy, perfect for unwinding for the start of a relaxing holiday.

Lagoon Pool | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Lagoon Pool

The lagoon pool is a large asymmetrical pool accessible by rooms on the lower floor. The pool is perfect for those looking to have a dip about in a quiet and serene setting. Cabanas filled with daybeds line the sides of the pool, which makes excellent spots for sun tanning, light reading or just to be enjoyed for the perfect couple experience.

Mandi Mandi Happy Hour | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Lagoon Bar (Bumbung Bar)

The bar (formerly situated on the rooftop) is situated beside the lagoon pool and Mandi Mandi Restaurant offers a complementary happy hour from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, where cocktails and canapes are served, which is perfect for pre-dinner drinks in the relaxing environment. Do try their signature Villa Samadhi Gin and Tonic.

Mandi Mandi Restaurant | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Mandi Mandi Restaurant by Villa Samadhi

The in-house restaurant, Mandi Mandi by Villa Samadhi, serves refined contemporary Malay and Thai cuisine, set beside the lagoon pool, with the choice of dining in the air conditioned restaurant, or if you prefer, in the outdoor beside the lagoon. The restaurant also serves the room service kitchen, which is exclusive for residents only.

Cabana | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Perfect Romantic Getaway

One of the best elements that Villa Samadhi seem to offer is that the villas are only available for persons above the age of 12. This is to guarantee a romantic setting for people looking for some peace and relaxation. Another reason is because most of the design of the place is not suited for children, with ledges and stairs peppered throughout the hotel. This is also perfect for newlyweds and couples on their honeymoon looking for some personal time in the natural setting.

Walkway | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

The Villa Samadhi Experience

It is uncommon to find boutique hotels that can deliver these types of experience, especially in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, an experience of an island holiday, all within walking distance of what a city has to offer. The perfect couple and honeymoon find, Villa Samadhi has managed to not only create this experience, but has also delivered in terms of service and hospitality. When asked what their philosophy is towards customer experience, the explained: –

Best described as ‘Kuala Lumpur’s ultimate treat to nest in’ we aim to deliver the ultimate gateway nestled in the city matched with warm and comforting Asian hospitality.

For the perfect cityscape serene and back to nature couple experience, look no further.

For a choice of a Thai and Burmese restaurant, please see our review of Tamarind Hill.
For a choice of an Indochinese restaurant, please see our review of Tamarind Springs.

Villa Samadhi
Persiaran Madge,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.
+603 2143 2300


Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic and drinks writer and is the editor of independent publication Food For Thought. He has been a freelance journalist for the 15 years and has previously worked as a lawyer and in digital marketing. He currently is the Principal Consultant of A Thought Full Consultancy, a food and beverage marketing consultancy.


  1. What a nice little review. Quite a romantic spot. I’m going to have to badger my husband to take me. 🙂

  2. This looks like a island in Thailand or Indonesia. I did not know Malaysia have a place like this.

      • Haha. You guys are really funny. But Faisal, I reckon you have to bring your wife now, but rest assured, you won’t regret it.

  3. I would love to take my kids here but I don’t think it wouldn’t be fair to the other guests. Guess I have to leave them at home.

  4. Hi Khun Nicholas,

    We would like to engage you for a review of a hotel. Will you be interested and can we have your details?

    • Hello Khun Narun,

      You can drop me a message via my contact page where you can make a “reservation”. 😉

      Speak soon.

  5. This looks like a nice place to visit in Malaysia. Do you know how much a night would cost for me and my wife?

  6. What a beautiful retreat this is. Couldn’t believe that it is in Kuala Lumpur, the concrete city.

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