Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birthday holiday at an Urban retreat - Villa Samadhi

You know how sometimes you are so tired, and want to get away but just too lazy to fly to another country or drive to another state?
You don't have to do that anymore because I found the perfect urban retreat recently. My bestfriend and I(both of us have the same name btw) decided to have a short getaway right in the heart of KL but secluded from the traffic jams that plague the city..... Plus, she was so sweet as to celebrate my birthday there with me as well:) Just the two of us off to a romantic getaway?!?

May Sze and Mei Sze

You basically turn off one of the busiest road in KL which is Jalan Tun Razak into Jalan U-Thant and the villa is at the corner with a few rooms..besides the awesome location.... the place itself is so calm and serene...feels like I was on an's why?

Greeted by a huge statue and greenery all around as you enter

The decor of the surroundings is mostly Balinese + Thai with wooden panels, and water features all around

Pool with an oasis

We were served chocolate cake at their restaurant because they didn't key in our reservations..the wait amounted to an hour...ZzzzZZZ....

The restaurant itself had the same theme

With our warm chocolate cake which was delicious!!!!!!!!!! So worth the wait in the end...

Time to head to our room....

Huge bed with even huger bedside lamps at the side

The toilet is another thing's not only huge but has all the elements of a dream bathroom

Two sinks which means you don't have to fight for it in the morning

My favourite, a jacuzzi win your own room which overlooks the patio, a REAL one!

The balcony which overlooks the pool

The view from uptop

Let's go for a swim at the magnificent pool on a hot day....

Time for water yoga?

Or just chilling on the beds by the pool?

Tell me how would people not think we are on an island?????? Coz I sure feel like I was!!

When you feel like a night out after so much soaking in the pool and your own jacuzzi, you can just drive out to the city center which is literally 5 minutes away to have drinks or some local food with your friends..

Ivan came and visit us in KL where we chilled at the view...

Just have to state that a HUGE downside of the place for us was the fact that we couldn't bring guests in or even outside food? If guests were to come in, they can ONLY hang around the pool area...Not only that, guests are NOT allowed after 12am...... I've never encountered any hotels like that before, it was definitely a turnoff for me...

That horrid experience aside, we had a great sleep and woke up for one of the best western breakfasts I've had in Malaysia 

Served homemade bread with butter and jams

Amazing egg benedict

May Sze's potato rostie

Many people would say it's expensive to stay at a villa in KL at RM580 a night but when you think of it, it's really convenient and you basically save the cost and effort of travelling. For me, it was a great birthday getaway just for a night. Like I said, it's a romantic place, perfect for reflection, and rest with a closed one. Not only that, the service staff were polite, smiley and very attentive with great food but what I didn't like once again was the rules instated at the villa itself. Perhaps there will be a change in the future on the rules?

So if you are thinking of getting away but still want to stay in the city for the convenience, this is a highly recommended place in my opinion. However, be reminded of the rules, no outside food allowed, no guests after 12 and guests before that can only stay in the pool area *winkz*


P.S. It's called Villa Samadhi :) Don't tell anyone else!!


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