Wondering where to stay in Bali’s hippest ‘hood? From luxury resorts with private villas to affordable hotels on the beach, here’s where to stay the hip Seminyak 'hood...
Think Bali is all about Uluwatu’s beaches, Canggu’s bars and Ubud’s yoga studios? Think again. If staying right at the centre of Bali’s most buzzing neighbourhood is your thing (think cafes, boutiques and luxe spas!), you’ll want to check out Seminyak – the place to see and be seen in South Bali. This haven for travelling fashionistas and fancy foodies is home to numerous cool spots, and luckily all within walking distance. And with so many high-end boutiques, fine-dining restaurants, Instagrammable cafes, glamorous spas and a happening nightlife scene, staying in Seminyak is a must.
So, to help you decide on where to stay in Seminyak, we’ve put together a list of best resorts and hotels in Seminyak for every budget. From superb five-star resorts on Seminyak’s golden sandy beach, to humble stays so you can splurge on Seminyak’s best restaurants (there are a lot!), this list has got it all. Shop, eat, sleep and repeat – it is Seminyak after all!
WHERE TO STAY IN SEMINYAK: The best hotels & resorts
SPLURGE STAYS: Luxury five-star resorts & hotels in Seminyak
1. W Bali – Seminyak
Situated in the centre of all things glitz and glam, W Bali – Seminyak is where it’s at for swanky suites, fine food, beach views and so much more. You can choose to stay in one of the garden-view rooms, ocean-facing suites or the private pool villas, all decked out in high-tech amenities, curated art pieces from local artists, 350 thread count cotton linens and sleek designs. And for when you decide to venture out of your swanky abode, you have the 24-hour AWAY Spa on your doorstep, as well as a fully equipped gym, that iconic rice field-inspired pool, two world-class restaurants (home to the island’s most popular Sunday brunch), and the world-famous Woobar for those beachfront sunset cocktails… All of this, and that’s before you leave the resort!
W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Kerobokan, p. +62 361 300 0106
2. Alila Seminyak
Glamorous, chic and oh-so sophisticated, Alila Seminyak is a haven of breathtaking architecture, the most fabulous food, a world-class spa and endless beachfront opportunities for your holiday necessities. We can’t get enough of the luxurious suites with their modern designs and Balinese influences, complete with plush sofas, a large LCD TV in the living area, and desks for remote workers. For VIPs, you can also live it up (high up!) in the Alila Penthouse – a breathtaking 811 square metre space with three bedrooms, giant bathtubs, a private pool with a large sundeck, and a spacious lounge area for your nightly dinner soirees. And with one of the best infinity pools on the island, you’ll want to spend each day here lapping up the sunshine and endless ocean views…
Alila Seminyak, Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, p. +62 361 3021 888, e. [email protected]
3. Potato Head Suites at Desa Potato Head
Perfectly located right behind Potato Head Beach Club, the Potato Head Suites are a sight to be seen indeed. Decked out with eco-friendly amenities galore plus every mod-con you could dream of (hellooo in-suite garden and private rooftop jacuzzi!) these enormous, architecturally-designed abodes are some of the best we’ve ever seen. Waltz in to your open plan living and dining area in your biodegradable slippers and cotton robe, then take full advantage of the in-room bar before soaking in your own tub and all-natural bathroom necessities. Though you’ll never want to leave these superlative suites, but step outside and you have access to the beach club’s daybeds, gym, the Sunset Park rooftop bar, countless wellness experiences and if course, Desa Potato Head’s world-famous wining, dining and beach-clubbing destinations.
Potato Head Suites, Jl Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, p. +62 361 473 7979, e. [email protected]
4. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
So much more than ‘just’ a five-star resort, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is a design-led lifestyle destinations that’s dedicated to celebrating the flavours, culture and character of its local neighbourhood, AKA Seminyak. Step inside and you’ll be blown away by the striking designs, Balinese textiles, impeccable craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind knick-knacks throughout the resort. All of this and that’s before we mention the countless cafes, restaurants, swimming pools and of course, the choice of a suite or private pool villa. Trust us when we say you’ll want to pamper yourself silly at the resort’s award-winning spa, then settle in for a candy-coloured sunset at SugarSand.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, JI Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, p. +62 361 209 9999, e. [email protected]
5. The Legian Seminyak, Bali
An oldie but a goodie, The Legian Seminyak, Bali never goes out of style, and this Seminyak icon still makes it to the top of every must-stay list. Perhaps it’s the stellar location right on Seminyak beach, or the elegant abodes with premium ocean views. Or maybe it’s the traditional designs featuring local art and natural materials. Whatever the reason, you’ll feel right at home in one of the studios or two-bedroom suites. Or, go all out and stay at The Club by The Legian Seminyak, Bali – the resort’s collection of luxury private pool villas. Each villa comes with a walled garden, a swimming pool, and even a chauffeured limousine and the exceptional service of a private butler, trained by The Guild of Professional English Butlers!
The Legian Seminyak, Bali, Jl Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 361 730 622 / +62 811 3821 8771
6. The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
Fit for Indonesian royalty, The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa sits right on Seminyak Beach, famous for its never-ending infinity pool that stretches far along Seminyak’s bright white sands. Its elegant rooms, suites and one- and two-bedroom pool villas are decked out in the best of Bali’s aesthetics, each with breathtaking views of the ocean or lush resort gardens. And, despite being located at in prime position, this resort is quiet and tranquil, a place where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak or even cosy up for a romantic honeymoon. Spend your days lying on the beach, recharging with a couple’s massage at the resort’s Khayangan (AKA heavenly) Spa, or settle in for sunset and a private dinner by the seaside.
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, Jl Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 361 730 814, e. [email protected]
EVERYDAY STAYS: Mid-range and affordable hotels in Seminyak
7. The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali
A colonial-style boutique hotel just a short stroll from Seminyak’s wining and dining action, The Colony Hotel is an Instagram sensation, with white-painted walls, wooden furnishings and a 14-metre pool taking centre stage. The hotel’s estate-like structure is home to a number of spacious and comfortable rooms, designed to give you a quiet and secluded stay just footsteps from it all. Chill out by the pool, sign up for a massage sesh courtesy of Jari Menari’s therapists, or head next door to the famous Kim Soo Cafe.
The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali, Jl Laksmana No. 22, Seminyak, p. +62 361 736 160
8. Kanvaz Village Resort Seminyak
A boutique resort with classic European designs and vintage vibes, Kanvaz Village Resort Seminyak is where you go for an affordable yet elegant stay right amidst Seminyak’s famous boutiques and restaurants. Choose to stay in one of the cute and comfy rooms with or without balconies, or go big with one of the 75-square metre suites, perfect for families and couples. Got a sweet tooth? The resort is home to its very own French pâtisserie, helmed by the world-renowned pastry chef, Vincent Nigita. We’ll take ten macarons, s‘il vous plaît!
Kanvaz Village Resort Seminyak, Jl Petitenget No. 188, Seminyak, p. +62 821 3877 0554, e. [email protected]
9. IZE Seminyak Bali
With its sleek designs, state-of-the-art amenities and affordable price-tag, IZE brings stylish, Scandinavian-inspired vibes to the Seminyak ‘hood. A favourite for Bali’s millennial crowds, you can choose to stay in one of the upper-floor rooms with a balcony to nab those sweeping Seminyak views, or go for the ground floor rooms with direct access to the pool. And when the sun goes down, you’ll want to head upstairs to the rooftop pool bar, or book a seat at the hotel’s Meja Restaurant for drinks and dinner ’til late.
IZE Seminyak Bali, Jl Kayu Aya No. 68, Seminyak, p. +62 361 846 6999, e. [email protected]
10. Island Houses
Your home away from home, the Island Houses are a collection of individually-designed beach houses that take you away from it all. Peaceful and homely yet just footsteps from Seminyak’s cosmopolitan vibes, these little slices of paradise are truly one of a kind. Each one is features a completely different design aesthetic, from the the Indian-style Desu House, to the Balinese-style Round House and even the mystical Africa House. Each one is equipped with its own swimming pool and in-room dining from Café Bali, as well as the homely essentials like WiFi, TVs and comfy linens. And psst – there’s a strict no-party policy here, so you’re guaranteed peace and tranquillity…
Island Houses, Jl Sari Dewi No. 29, Seminyak, p. +62 882 1909 8957, e. [email protected]
11. Lloyd’s Inn Bali
Lloyd’s Inn is a hidden oasis where architecture meets nature, just minutes away from Seminyak beach. The rooms are minimalistic, timeless and offer no-fuss comfort, with all the essentials like TV, WiFi, and daily breakfasts. You’re in prime position to explore all of Seminyak’s best bits here, then when you’re done with your Seminyak adventure, head back to the hotel to one of its many cosy nooks, like the Hideout Lounge and The Canopy Spa, or even just the the poolside hammocks or snuggly garden swings…
Lloyd’s Inn Bali, Jl Arjuna (Double Six), Seminyak, p. +62 361 475 5560, e. [email protected]
12. U Paasha Seminyak Bali
A luxury hotel without the hefty price tag, U Paasha is home to Seminyak’s most iconic rooftop pool, with three-sixty views and plenty of space to soak up the sun. We love the hotel’s “24-hour concept”, which allows you to enjoy your room for a full 24 hours from arrival (rather than sticking to the usual check-in times), and personalise your stay with the “U Choose Programme”. Stay in one of the suites or the swanky penthouse, and settle in to the luxurious bedding, spacious lounges, breezy balconies, double vanities and large rain showers. Bliss!
U Paasha Seminyak Bali, Jl Laksmana No. 77, Seminyak, p. +62 361 846 5977 / +62 877 3838 7766, e. [email protected]
Happy Seminyak vacay, Honeys!