Why travel experts chose this hotel
The verdant side of Singapore
Close to amazing restaurant
Housed in a 1920 black and white colonial garrison, Villa Samadhi is a 20-room adults only boutique hotel settled in the 22-hectare Labrador Nature Reserve, Singapore.
Furnished in harmony with its colonial surroundings, each of the hotel's rooms seamlessly fuses modernity with history, with extra care taken to preserve its colonial charm. The property has been restored keeping as much of its original structure as possible, each room is adorned with beautifully preserved vintage centrepieces that were collected during off-the-beaten path adventures across Southeast Asia. Not suitable for children under 16.
The hustle and bustle of Singapore is a short drive away from Villa Samadhi but one of the city's best restaurants, Tamarind Hill, headed up by talented and award-winning chef Pin is right here at Villa Samadhi. This striking dining space in a colonial bungalow is where Chef Pin produces her exquisite Thai dishes including deep-fried river prawns and spicy papaya salad.
The room rates at Villa Samadhi include a breakfast feast of smoothies, local pastries, fresh fruits & juices as well as afternoon snacks, evening cocktails, and a nightcap. The library is the ideal place to enjoy your nightcap and pre-dinner drinks and this is where you can shoot a game of pool whilst you taste some classic and innovative cocktails flavoured with Thailand's most fragrant spices.
For authentic street food in Singapore be prepared to queue at Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle (a bit of a mouthful!) or Tai Hwa Pork Noodle - both worth the wait and worthy of their Michelin star.
The 20 rooms at Villa Samadhi all feature comfy king-size beds, air-conditioning, rain showers, WiFi and iPod docking stations. The 11 Crib rooms are located on the ground and first floors, the 2 Luxe Cribs are on the upper floor and have four poster beds, 3 of the Sarang have indoor plunge pools and the other 3 are located in a small building next door with outdoor plunge pools open to the jungle. The one and only Luxe Sarang is also located in the building next door and boasts a private outdoor plunge pool and large living room.
Runners should try out the park's fitness stations and running trails. If you are after off the beaten track experiences then Travels with Samadhi can put together bespoke itineraries in Malaysia and Singapore. Villa Samadhi also has sister boutique hotel properties including Japamala on Tioman island off the mainland of Malaysia.
The sights, sounds and trendy bars & restaurants of Singapore are just a short drive away from this 20 room peaceful adults-only boutique hotel where you can relax, dip into private plunge pools and flop onto four poster beds.
If you are after a beach during your stay at Villa Samadhi then Sentosa Island is the closest you are going to get in Singapore. The Labrador Nature Reserve is part of the Southern Ridges which is made up of 7 miles of trails leading to the forest canopy at Telok Blangah Hill.