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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
1. The location of the hotel.
2. The service!
3. The space and the quiet whilst you’re on the beach beds!
4. The food! The breakfast everyday - oh so worth waking up for! They had a coffee of the day and eggs of the day ... mmmm mmmmm good!
Rooms are dated, could use a revamp but it was spacious and clean.
We will be back again and again...
thank you for a memorable stay Royal!
Stayed here for 1 night and this is quite old hotel, big hotel, but it was beyond my expectation, the room was spacious, although the furniture is simple but well maintained.
I like this hotel is for its facility, very big nice garden, nice pool, and also I can swim at the beach, although this hotel doesnt have private beach but the beach is clean and not too crowded with people and people selling something, recommended for families with children who will spend the time at the beach.
In comparison to other resorts we’ve stayed in over the years we rate the Royal Seminyak Beach Resort as good.
The best things are easily the location, its right on Seminyak Beach & the gardens are immaculate, its sculptured like a botanical gardens. The staff are very friendly and aiming to please.
Disappointments, the resort is in definite need of upgrading. Its certainly comfortable and clean but it is tired. It just lacks the lustre of a new or renovated resort. We were upgraded for free to their best room but it didnt blow us away at all, its plain, poorly decorated, poor outlook from room 173, its just bigger. The other disappointment is the cost & value of food & beverages poolside. Once you add x2 taxes the prices are Australian but the value & quality is under par.
All this being said I think youll be hard pressed finding a resort at this price in this local. We have so far had a wonderful time, we just wont be eating and drinking here. Even the 2 for 1 happy hour is not comparable to the bars on the beach in price. The breakfast is good with lots of choice, the open dining hall again looks tired. Im being fussy based on comparisons but hey thats what tripadvisor is for. We loved the little Indonesian basically next door in the street, great prices, authentic food, clean and tidy. We ate here 5X
I stayed here with my girlfriend in a deluxe room. Overall a great hotel for the price, highlights included the beachfront location with direct access to the beach from the pool area, which was also great. We enjoyed the excellent customer service, the delicious & extensive buffet breakfast and daily massages in the hotel day spa. Only negative point was there was a bad smell from neighbouring sewage area which came and went, however I would not blame this on the hotel. Highly recommended! :)
We stayed here when we attended a wedding last year and we were pleasantly surprised by what it had to offer considering the price. We loved the gardens, the pool, the breakfast buffet and happy hour by the beach because of the live music and the spectacular view of the sunset! The amenities may need some updating though and while rooms are quite clean, comfortable, the layout of the bathroom/toilet can be improved by making it more functional (our toilet didn't have enough room for our legs). Overall we had a great stay and we'll definitely come back again!