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Villa Samadhi is a boutique hotel built in a restored 20th century garrison. Bustling central Singapore sits only ten minutes away but the property is an ideal city escape thanks to being cocooned inside Labrador Nature Park.
20 rooms make up the hotel each with plush beds, WiFi and iPod docks. The Large suites feature a private outdoor pool and views of the surrounding trees, the Luxe Crib rooms are spacious with four-poster beds and a colonial elegance whilst the Luxe Sarang is a luxury chamber with living room and plunge pool.
When it comes to dining, Tamarind Hill restaurant sits just a two minute walk away (via the boardwalk) where Chef Wanthana Nikonsaen serves traditional Thai dishes using heirloom recipes and locally sourced ingredients.
Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge, a tipple at the bar or unwind with a book in the library which boats great views of the surrounding Banyan trees. For those wanting to explore further there's a host of attractions nearby for everyone as the history buffs can explore the National Museums of Singapore, the culture vultures can pay visit to Sri Mariamman Temple and the Nature Park serves the recreational.
Why we love it
The building that Villa Samadhi is housed within was constructed during the nation's colonial days and once housed the army's distinguished officials!
Katie, Original Traveller