Kuala Lumpur, we love you. But if you’re from the city and you have a long weekend coming up, hey, R&R isn’t always a flight away. Our latest escape, The Glades Villa, is a 35-minute drive away equally from the heart of the city or from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Situated in Putra Heights off Subang Jaya, the villa enjoys a location far from traffic and crowds, surrounded instead by modest greenery and low-rise architecture. The Glades is a gated and guarded development with top-notch 24-hour security, making it perfect for families.
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The rooms: The villa encompasses four bedrooms, five bathrooms; sleeping a total of eight people. As the show unit of The Glades, it’s like a page straight out of an interior design magazine. On top of the common pool, this villa also features it’s own private plunge pool.
What to do:
- Hit the Club (House). Make full use of your stay and head to the residents-only waterfront clubhouse. The club recreates the atmosphere of a luxury tropical resort with an infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzis, kids’ pool, gym , tennis court, a yoga deck and more.
- Explore the vicinity. The Glades is a stone’s throw from the recently launched LRT train line. Closest attractions include the i-City ‘City of Lights’ in Shah Alam, and Sunway Pyramid shopping centre in Bandar Sunway.
- Experience Kuala Lumpur by night. Just when you think you’ve seen it all in KL, a swanky new restaurant opens pops up, or maybe you hear about another one of KL’s speakeasies. If you’re working up an appetite, go a hunt for the best local food recommendations.
Nomad rating: 5/5
Most memorable: Seeing a new side of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, while still being easily connected
We’d recommend it to: Families and business travellers