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
My wife and I stayed 6 nights and found the location to perfectly suit our needs. The resort is set back from the beach by its gardens so you are sheltered from the wind, peddlers and the party music from down the beach. Everything is still right there when you want to party and there's even some beach breaks if you want a surf.
They have a vegetarian menu and a healthy eating menu so there are options for vegans that were hard to find in the surrounding restaurants.
We had a great stay and the staff were very nice.
My family and I had an excellent stay at Royal Seminyak MGallery. Just whenever you stay at MGallery or Sofitel brands, you expect to have an outstanding stay and this hotel did not disappoint. Even though this hotel is old, it is very well-maintained and very clean.
Things I loved about this hotel:
-Spacious and clean room
-This hotel has an exotic tropical feeling
-Quick access to clean dan fabulous Seminyak Beach
The only thing that I disliked was the bathroom in the room. For a 5-star hotel in Bali, the bathroom (especially the toilet pot and shower) was annoyingly and relatively old-fashioned, small, and unsophisticated.
In overall, it was an excellent stay and if you want to have a tropical feeling stay in Bali, this hotel is a very good choice.
Second time here. Very relaxing. Comfortable spacious rooms. Great staff. Casual excellent breakfast venue. Love the garden pool for a morning dip.. had it to ourselves. Peaceful gym. Easy stroll out to the local shops for local food or a massage etc. Direct access to the beach for cheap beer or surfboard rental. Can walk along the beach to other venues. Not forgetting the wonderful sunsets. Highly recommend