Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
What We Love
- Sunsets over the Straits of Bali
- Contemporary design
- The main pool has a sceney vibe
What To Know
- It’s sometimes hard to secure a lounge chair on the beachfront lawn
- Check in and check out on December 31 is not possible
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Glam beach retreat on Bali’s southwest shoreline, with a hip pool scene and rooftop restaurant
In the heart of the island’s trendiest beach community, the Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa merges the styles of East and West on the sun-drenched shorelines of southwest Bali. The resort’s architecture and design impress from the onset. The four-story, 60-room enclave is anchored by stark white pillars and divided by vertical wood slats that shelter expansive balconies. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to understated elegance inside, with rich dark woods and plenty of natural light. Its 60 suites feel modern and luxurious, with intricate lattice woodcarvings, traditional Balinese beds have been reimagined with Italian marble foundations, and private terrazzo tubs for two peer over panoramas of the Indian Ocean. The hotel’s main pool attracts a sceney crowd, eager to stand, pose and sunbathe in style. Two smaller pools (for Pool-Access Suites only) offer more privacy, but it’s the principal infinity pool that has the best ocean views—especially striking at sunset. The spa is first-class, specializing in traditional wellness treatments; the signature massage uses natural vanilla oil and is administered on the rooftop. Wild Orchid, the hotel’s main restaurant, serves traditional Thai and at MoonLite Kitchen and Bar you can indulge in a unique rooftop culinary experience with an evolving mood. Relax at the trendy bar lounge with an extensive selection of traditional, classic and modern beverages, including seductive cocktails and a well-stocked wine list.
In the Area
The hotel works with Tropicsurf, one of the world’s leading surf coaching schools. Book a private surf lessons for all levels, from absolute novice to advanced. Each of Bali’s beaches has its own character. Go beyond Seminyak to visit the world famous surfing capital, Kuta, or the downy sands of Legian. Visit the sacred temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu to cast on a hilltop over the Bukit Peninsul and head back to Seminyak for sunset lychee cocktail at happening beachfront spot, Ku De Ta.
How to Get There
Overall the experience was one of a kind. From beginning to end, from the massage to the amazing pools to the customer service. Our room was beautiful, very clean and the personalized note was nice. Didn't try the food there since I love to try authentic food but I'm pretty sure it would have been delicious!
My husband and I first visited Anantara chain in Sri Lanka. We visited both locations in SL and absolutely fell in love with it. With that, we decided to book with Anantara for our Bali trip.
First of all, the hotel needs A LOT of renovations. Tiles and furniture are old, tilted and broken. When called to ask for a band aid they replied “let me check if we have it first”. They showed up at our door saying they only had one when we asked for two. I was very shocked to say the least!
The hotel is so run down I didn’t even bother to spend a dime at their spa (we normally do a spa at every resort we visit). We did not eat any of our meals at the hotel besides breakfast as it was included in our booking. We only ordered room service on the very last night as my husband was not feeling well.
Last but not least, I read on their brochure they offer guests a “15 min welcome massage” which we didn’t even get. I saw other guests get theirs at the lobby today while checking in. Double standards much?!
I am very disappointed as I feel this particular location ruins the entire Anantara name. So yes, don’t bother wasting your money here you can take it elsewhere.
Anantara is a beautiful property. The ambience is brilliant. It’s extremely well maintained. The best part of the hotel was the staff! We were scammed by a money lender, in Seminyak, and it was Mr Agus, the front desk manager and Mr Suprapto helped us retrieve our money back. We were scammed of Indonesian Rupaiyah 5L. It’s an amazing property, and very well recommended!
My husband and I stayed at the resort end of September through to early October for 5 nights.
Perfection personified is all I can say.
We stayed in the Ocean View Suite.
The suite on Floor 3 was absolutely amazing, with a huge walk in wardrobe - spacious bathroom with his and her dink’s and walk-in shower and separate tub big enough for both.... but who needs that when you have a jacuzzi on you balcony?!?!
The suite also had a spacious seating area as well as a huge bed with an amazing mattress they gave us 5 nights of blissful sleep. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels - but what sets the Anantara apart is the absolute seamless service with a smile that we received throughout our stay. I’d love to call out all the team but I don’t have the names - the ladies in reception, the manager at the rooftop restaurant and Sumi and Kadek from the SPA all added to make our stay so special. The food both at breakfast and also room service and the one dinner we had in hogs was amazing - great quality and great value. The room also had a great coffee make which made the best cup of espresso - which I made a point of having everyday. The ocean view from our suite was amazing and the sunset to die for. All of this was made all the more perfect by the lovely staff. Be sure to book yourself into the Friday evening BBQ - food a plenty - grilled fresh for you and great choice.
Thank you to all at Anantara - you made our stay perfect.
We didn’t stay here, only had the most amazing meal ever (x 2). My friend and I originally went after an amazing massage. We enjoyed cocktails and platters and they were to die for. Plus you get to watch the sunset. You must go here!! We decided to book for our last night with our hubbys and they were very impressed also. We will be back, thanks