The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali – MGallery Collection
What We Love
- Beautifully tended grounds, 11 acres in total, make this a real oasis
- Chef Gede Sujana, who conjures up a dynamic brand of Balinese fusion
- Balinese architecture that makes the hotel feel like a living museum
What To Know
- Skip dangerous motorbike taxis in favor of safer car services, which can be arranged through the hotel
- Some high-end shops and restaurants have unpredictable hours so have the hotel call ahead
- Staying in Bali's most stylish area can also mean fighting the island's traffic jams
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The essential appeal of the Royal Beach is in the details: thatched poolside “bales” (the Balinese answer to gazebos), soft lights encased in stone carvings, soaring roofs that look as if they belong on a temple, intricately carved doors and windows. The 128 rooms and 17 private villas are set around two pools, one right by the beach and a second in the lush garden area.
Bed and Bath
Guests staying in one of the resort’s 17 villas can look forward to a private pool and plenty of marble and soft linens. However, most people staying here will be in one of the rooms housed in a winding block which curves like a sail across the grounds. Mosquito nets draped above the beds add a romantic touch, as do highly polished floors and lush views over the gardens.
The Royal Beach excels when it comes to dining: open-air Capris is a homage to Mediterranean food with beachfront views. Husk leans more towards fusion, while Japanese chefs show off their slicing, dicing and grilling skills right in front of the customers at Teppanyaki. The detox rituals at Namaya Spa are an enticing antidote to over indulgence.
In the Area
Seminyak was once separated from Kuta by rice fields. They’ve long been built over, but “The Yak” retains a distinctive and superior mien, business class to Kuta’s economy. Baba’s is not untypical of the sort of gourmet Asian lounge/bar/restaurants that dot the area, while Mint’s 25-meter-long bar simply enhances its popularity. This is upmarket partyville: as the saying goes in Seminyak: “Eat, Play, Love.” For a taste of the shopping on offer, hit Seminyak Square to stroll among the stylish boutiques.
How to Get There
Stayed one night before travelling home in a standard room which was large and well equipped. Hotel is beachfront so can watch sunset. Large pool with a proper deep end (over 2m). They had a 3-piece band singing cover versions as sun set which was great. Bar food we ordered was ok, as were drinks (expected slightly better).
This is a family hotel and was busy but not enough to feel crammed.
They have a good gym with proper weights.
Breakfast buffet is huge and every taste catered for.
Hotel has a family of monitor lizards which were cool to watch.
This place is not brand new but VERY comfortable - an oasis in busy Seminyak. Great staff, facilities, location, food and service.
Close to the beach and close enough to shopping and restaurants to keep everyone happy. Beautiful grounds and relaxed vibe - Santai.
We stayed here at the end of the trip as our travel agent recommended it as a bit of “luxury.” While it was nice I wouldn’t say it was luxurious. The place is huge and seems to have lots of empty space that could be utilised better. The pools are beautiful but the service there was so extremely slow it took us half an hour to get 2 drinks and the same with the food. Our room was fine but our shower would overflow onto the toilet floor and bathroom which was a bit of a bummer as we had to keep cleaning it up. However, the breakfast buffet was extremely impressive and the location was handy to both the beach and to shopping.
Beautiful hotel but beware very expensive for wine. Found a bottle shop just up the road (to the left on the road( for a fraction of the price. Once again, as a single female traveller, I was given a poor room (in the corner &dark) would have complained but as I was just there for 3 nights didn't care but noted plenty of nice rooms were empty. Will not be back. C. Bisgaard
As soon as we arrived in the hotel, we were already greeted with the warmest Balinese hospitality. Check in was a breeze! The staff was very knowledgeable with our questions especially pertaining to the benefits of my AccorPlus Card.
As we entered the room, I immediately saw the rose and the small gift they gave us to celebrate my anniversary. The room had more than enough space for two people, the beds are comfy and the view from the balcony was such a treat.
Although we had a minor problem with the bathroom, their plumbers immediately came (even if it was in the middle of the night) to attend to our needs.
The staff at the pool bar and restaurants are also the kindest and the most attentive.
Pool side cabanas are perfect especially in the afternoon. The pool is the perfect size especially for the number of guests. The adult pool was also something that people should visit- quiet and tucked away in a garden. Other facilities, to be honest, it needs upgrade, especially the gym.
Overall, even if there are minor glitches, our stay was perfect. Would definitely recommend to other people!