Feb 3, 2011

(Belated) Birthday

I haven't updated anything about my birthday and now it's already February, which means I'm almost a month being 27 ;) Nothing extraordinary, just this 2011 marked my first celebrating as a wife.

Husband had nothing planned actually, until the wife came across a promotional stay by the newly opened Villa Samadhi which just a stroll away from KLCC. For this soft launching promo, all rooms were offered at 50% discount and after checking Agoda, they discounted further making our total payment alot lesser than original promotion! :)

Villa Samadhi

Little info on Villa Samadhi; it's actually a new sister hotel to Japamala. They have altogether 21 rooms, however only 8 rooms currently available for stay. Located just opposite U-Thant Residence (or if you know where US Embassy is) made a perfect location for weekend getaway without having us to leave KL. We noted the ongoing construction of remaining rooms, so we put aside all the high expectation we used to have about this new hideaway...

siap cucikan kereta..too bad the car not ours! hehe

Check-in was smooth, we were brought to our room which just a level above the lobby. The interior was rather basic, with small plunge bed overlooking the pool. We didn't fully enjoyed the view as it also facing this one, huge guest villa opposite down there. Each time we took off the blind, we saw the opposite guests conciously looking back at us, as if we going to skodeng them..hmm not their fauly anyway, the villa design that caused it. Malas nak drama, kitorang tutup je blind dan layan DVD! Feeling dengar pool fountain je la uols :p

dream shower rain

marvelous night view..

lagoon access room still in progress

to lobby

Not long after we checked in, the staff came handy with kuih bingkang ubi. They used to serve this too at Japamala by the way, sempatla keep the tummy happy while waiting for dinner ;)

After maghrib, we left for birthday dinner at nearby Rama V, a fine Thai restaurant. They suggested us private room (they have few if you're planning for closed function), but we thought extra RM100 for the privacy is abit steep...so we forego the idea and picked the normal tables. Here we had typical Thai dishes; tomyam, green curry, lime steam fish and softshell crab cooked in lupe dah nama masakan tu :p My favourite obviously the crab, unfortunately the portion was too huge for couple eaters and in fact, by the time the food came our tummy dah full dengan deep fried platter yang agak besarrr la jugak before tu. The price no doubt on high side; but given the good food, service and right ambience, we overall satisfied for what we paid :)

the starter

The next morning, we breakfast at their in-house restaurant, Mandi Mandi - the latest addition to Tamarind Springs family. I was expecting something like Japamala; a semi-buffet where guests can have the basics from buffet line and order some from kitchen...sadly here, no. Only omelets/scrambles made to order. Buffet choices? Lots to improve unfortunately.

Mandi Mandi at night, only for in-house guests

We then went to check out their rooftop bar, Bumbung. Very cozy, since it was still early the bartender will only be there upon request. All we did up there was enjoying as much the view, i bet the bar must be a lot better at night with all the lightings.

We couldn't extend the checkout as the villa was fully booked that day. Took some pictures before we left, and not forgetting, some words in their guestbook.... :)


bride2wife said...

What a perfect celebration ashylla!

But I still can't believe it, villa in the heart of KL?hehe...No doubt it's good for a weekend gateway la kan...hehe...

You guys got a good taste for holiday ey..I like! ;p

The Spasmodic Scribbler said...

The Villa Samadhi is already opened? I thought still under construction! I was waiting for it to be completed to be honest. Hehehe. After reading your review, maybe I should check the villa out sometime after September, lol!

Fiance and I are fans of good hotels. He promised to bring me to all the nice hotels around KL, Penang, Langkawi etc once we get married. Our pre-honeymoon will be in KL, before we fly off to Bali. Hotel Marion Counter kahwin tu. Hahaha.

BTW, you can really be a good reviewer. Buatla review hotel banyak2 lagi! Hihihi.

hidden.wing said...

good taste ey? actually hubby selalu question whyyyy hotel i pilih mesti yang ada design kayu2 buruk hahaha..!!

if only our villas here equal to those in bali...attached private pool with super reasonable rate haih, mesti heaven kan? :D

i have few friends whose hubbies working outside KL. everytime the hubby got meeting/assignment in KL, the wives can join the hubby staying at those fancy hotels for free, and very very often too! i soooo envy you cos your time will come soon toooo! hehehehe ;p