The balcony doors, beachfront restaurants, infinity pools and beach clubs have opened at the hottest new address in town, and it's five-star designer style and luxury all the way! Check out and check into the gorgeous new Alila Seminyak
Insert happy, five-star relaxed <sigh> here. Meet the hottest, newest Seminyak hotel and resort to open that anyone who’s anyone is talking about… for all the right reasons: luxury, tranquility, understated designer style, incredible food and endless, absolute beachfront in the prime location right next to Potato Head! Alila Seminyak is here.
If you’ve stayed at any of the luxe, beautiful Alila properties across Bali already (Alila Uluwatu’s Spa just won Top 10 in Bali by Forbes magazine), Alila Seminyak needs no introduction as you’ll already be an Alila fan. If you haven’t, Alila’s new Seminyak address is opening up a whole new world of gorgeous luxury for Bali resorts – so read on! They’ve upped the ante on tropical cool.
The first ‘hotel’ style concept of this luxury report brand to open in Bali, Alila Seminyak is more accessible in both location and price than its other iconic, villa-only properties across the island in remote, off-the-beaten-track locations [Uluwatu, Ubud, Manggis, Soori].
From the minute you drive in off Jalan Petitenget and arrive into the vast, double-height, vertical garden that surrounds the vast lobby area, you relax into a sense of tranquility that’s at beautiful odds with buzzing Seminyak. And with two enormous infinity pools [perched on top of their restaurants] that look out to the blue horizon, you soon forget you’re in Seminyak at all! [Until you wander next door to Potato Head]. Here’s what else we loved:
Alila Seminyak offers seven room and suite options, plus that incredible three-bedroom penthouse with private infinity pool [amazing], and they’re all luxe-plus. Spacious, beautifully understated in the Alila-style they’ve become known for, the rooms offer all amenities and finishing touches you want for a styling, Seminyak beach stay. But it’s the sophisticated, elegant touches that sets this resort apart.
Entry level Superior or Deluxe Rooms [46sqm] are located closest to street access only a short walk to the main hotel area, then into the Deluxe Garden or Ocean Suites [72sqm] with lovely big chill-out zones on your balcony or terraces. Or book into the Club Suites at 117sqm for more space to lounge and love. Huge bathrooms in designer style completes your private holiday stay space.
To truly live it up, go for one of Bali’s most styling penthouses – 811sqm of ocean-facing sophistication, three bedrooms, and an infinity pool with an outdoor dining and living terrace that is bigger than most entire villas! If only.
RESTAURANT & BEACH BAR
The Restaurant [all day dining] has an impressive menu from breakfast through to dinner, sprawling from indoors to outdoors, between the bar and the main pool and fronted by ocean views. The impressive and varied menu goes on for hours, and you will want to try at least three or four things each guaranteed. It’s all veree delish.
With endless communal tables, comfy seating and sun loungers, overlooking that Seminyak beach as well as internal open kitchen, merges the a la carte menu with Asian Noodle Bar and a Grill & Rotisserie. All bases covered!
The Beach Bar is a breezy, prime spot for unwinding under the sun or stars. Sink into the daybeds or armchairs with an an Alila signature cocktail or two, and enjoy Middle-Eastern inspired menu of snacks whilst the DJ or live music acts provide the perfect sundowner playlist. You’ll be a there a long, leisurely while!
TIP TOP LOCATION
Say. No. More. You’re in the bullseye of Seminyak’s shopping, dining and drinking district here at this one. Yet the best bit, is you wouldn’t know it once inside the resort as it’s a peaceful haven of luxurious space, sophistication and quiet.
You’re beachfront neighbours to Potato Head and La Lucciola, or street-fronting neighbours to Petitenget restaurant/cafe, hu’u bar and restaurant, Bambu and only small walking distances up or down Jalan Petitenget towards Mexicola, Sea Circus and Bali Boatshed or the new Shanghai Baby and Saigon Street restaurants, along with Magali Pascal and Lulu Yasmine boutiques for your shopping heaven. Location perfection.
PAMPER PLEASE – As with all properties, Alila Seminyak has a blissful Alila Spa offering that [naturally] really must be experienced whilst on holidays. From massages, facials and body scrubs through to the gorgeous Avocado and Coconut Hair Smoothie or Shirodara treatments, you’re in excellent hands with the spa team.
ALILA EXPERIENCES – A gorgeous added touch, customised Alila Experiences are offered to guests to become immersed in the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle of Seminyak-Bali, including a vintage ride along Bali’s gorgeous and glamorous southwest coast, a sensational personalised shopping day [yep – expert tailors and the best of Bali’s fashion secrets no less!], and uncovering the secrets to the island’s romantic side. Niiice.
So, our verdict: Five star review all the way. Alila Seminyak is the welcome and wonderful addition to Seminyak’s hotel and resort scene for this very, contradictory reason – it’s the perfect, elegant Seminyak ‘scene’ you crave, when not wanting a Seminyak scene at all.
Alila Seminyak, Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 3021 888.