What We Love
- American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Within easy reach of Seminyak's beaches, bars and boutiques
- The laid-back Meja restaurant serves top-notch food all day
- The rooftop bar for quirky cocktails served in jam jars and sea views
- There's a petite gym on the first floor open 6 a.m. through 9 p.m.; staff can open up later on request
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The rooftop pool is shaded, so if you want to sunbathe, head to the beach
- The glass-walled bathrooms are not entirely private — potentially problematic if you're traveling with a friend
- There's no spa on-site, but guests can use the facilities at sister hotel, The Amala
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its minimalist architecture, modern decor and sleek, clean lines, the Ize Seminyak is not a traditional Balinese hotel. Striking slate-gray geometric paneling wraps around the property, and polished concrete, muted stone and light wood have been used to create an austere aesthetic. Light floods the lobby and corridors, blurring the line between interior and exterior, and the hotel feels expansive despite not being set on sprawling grounds. It’s a hip urban hotel that caters to a young crowd (25 to 35) looking for stylish, no-fuss comfort.
Bed and Bath
Of the 81 guestrooms, the higher categories (Ize Club) are furnished in dark woods and have iPod docks, whereas Deluxe and Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms are kitted out with blond woods and have significantly smaller closet space; all have pale blue throws and jumbo pillows atop platform beds. The bathrooms are either a highlight or a drawback, depending on how much privacy you require, as they’re separated from the bedrooms by glass walls. There are shades that can be drawn across, but they don’t offer full coverage — fine if you’re on your own or with your partner, but potentially unsettling if you’re traveling with a friend. Bathrooms are equipped with a handy amenities kit, signature products and fluffy white towels that make stepping out of the shower or tub feel indulgent.
The Meja restaurant has a laid-back vibe, with distressed floors, vintage toys and pastel-colored rotary phones dotting the shelves. Helmed by Australian chef Bradley Harrison, it serves Balinese and European dishes from an open kitchen; the roasted pumpkin salad with quinoa and feta cheese, and the butterfish entrée are particular highlights. After dinner head to the rooftop bar for sea views and cocktails served in quirky jam jars.
In the Area
Seminyak attracts a party crowd, and the Ize puts you right in the center of the action. The lively neighborhood is packed with surfers and shoppers during the day and comes alive in the evening with all-night revelers. The hotel is flanked by bars, including the popular SOS Rooftop Lounge and Potato Head. For eats, try Mama San, a converted two-story dockside warehouse that serves Asian tapas on the ground floor and cocktails in the lounge upstairs; or Mozaic, located right on the beach.
How to Get There
This is by far the best value 4 star hotel in seminyak. We are addicted to the location in the middle of the hustle and buzz that gives seminyak a romantic Vegas appeal the location for shopping coffee and romantic restaurants lounges and nightlife is unsurpassed and this is the second year in a row. What differentiates this place apart from the pack is the service all around restaurant and laundry but the best are the receptionists whom intelligently can provide the appropriate upgrades for special upgrades for the right circumstances and prudent /special care and attention to us as couples. Free laundry service for 5 pieces was offered daily for pool view room and suite plus a must DVD player.
Most notable staff mentions at the reception desk are Kasih (spreading love with a smile), Juli (so caring and warm) and Desk (who served on demand).
Absolutely come to Ize in our opinion has defeated some of the lame 5 star resorts and 4 star hotels in category due to staff service, room appeal, location and entertainment.
Wonderful stay with IZE, reception are extremely excellent, good hospitality, five star service, definitely will come back for sure, special thanks to reception staff Akashi, Heri and everyone who was taking good care during my stay. Lovely stay, gorgeous service, 2nd time here and lovely stay
Not only was Ize Seminyak a beautiful, welcoming place to stay in a great location, the team were lovely and accomodating all of our needs. We were always greeted by the reception team and asked regularly if there was anything that could be done to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Breakfast was lovely, rooms were cleaned thoroughly and promptly everyday and beds are very comfortable. I stayed here for my 30th birthday with family and friends who are all also very impressed with the hospitality. We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit to Seminyak.