The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Two-thirds of the property is a spacious garden (unusual for the Seminyak area) with thatch-roofed gazebos for reading, massage or relaxing
- A large infinity pool (big enough for laps) that directly faces the beach
- A wedding chapel that overlooks the ocean, with incredible sunsets
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Guestrooms in the Garden Wing are in an entirely separate building across the street from the main hotel
- The rooms in the Beach Wing do not directly overlook the beach
- Lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant, which is set back on the hotel grounds, so there's no view of the ocean, only the garden
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Stylish minimalism with distinct Balinese touches. The main building has four open-air floors, and the guestrooms are contemporary and spare without being overly designed. There is an appealing — though some might say sterile — simplicity. Landscaped gardens separate the rooms from the beach, providing a pleasant setting for the walk down to the pool, and they’re dotted with half a dozen thatch-roofed gazebos to sit and read in. Entering the air-conditioned sanctuary is a welcome and soothing relief from the tropical heat.
Bed and Bath
The chic bathrooms take center stage. Separated by a glass wall (with a shade that can be lowered for privacy), they feature porcelain stand-alone tubs, walk-in showers (big enough for two) and a handy amenities kit with products from Aromatherapy Associates. Suites also come with Jacuzzi tubs. Interiors are uncluttered. Dark hardwood floors and dressers with plenty of closet space are set against cream-colored walls and crisp white bedding. Beds are comfortable and come with pillow menus, and there’s a nifty switch that illuminates the bed base and controls the room’s ambience via mood lighting.
The hotel is the only one in the area that offers rooms, suites and villas, so it attracts a mixed group of guests, but not a lot of families. A swim-up cocktail bar encourages guests to linger in the infinity pool, and the Sanje Sunset Lounge is a prime spot for cocktails served with awesome ocean views, particularly at sunset. Santan restaurant is made up of a collection of dining pavilions that cut through waterways and tropical greenery; the breakfast buffet is piled high with local fruit, and the espressos are made from beans from Java. The beachfront wedding chapel is a storybook location facing the ocean, and the spa offers bridal party hair and styling.
How to Get There
We stayed at this Hotel for our first 3 nights in Bali. I can easily say this is the best hotel/resort I have ever stayed in. Location perfect, infinity pool- just incredible with the sunset views, rooms are super clean. And most of all, the staff are super nice and professional. They really made us feel at home there. Special thanks to SangTu, who worked at the pool area! Very professional, super service, he also helped us with further planning on the island.
This place exceeded our expectations and we came back for 4 more nights in the end of our vacation! 10/10👏🏻
Erlend & Helene
We went for a five day break and decided to stay here. My wife had been before and this lived up to hype. Great service, food and activities. The pool is amazing and the complimentary sun glass cleaning was a bonus!
We stayed in the 2 bedroom Villa over the December festive period.
My children loved the villa pools.
The Villa hosts went out of their way to make sure we were happy at all times,
Rocky and Oggy
in fact all staff at TSBR&S were polite and respectful , they made the holiday.
There is a plethora of 5 star accommodation options in Bali these days, all of which I’m sure live up to their rating and reputation. I have stayed in a few of them and haven’t had too many bad experiences in any. But from the moment I stepped foot in The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa I was treated like royalty. Once through the reassuring security and into the resort the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. They literally couldn’t do any more to make us feel comfortable, from the beautifully scented lei around our necks to the traditional welcome drinks. We were then taken on a guided walk around the resort by Mahendra so we knew where everything was and a rundown of the facilities.
We were then taken to our room on the 3rd floor, the Ocean View Suite, and the view was to die for, looking out over the resort, through the palms to the Indian ocean. The room itself was every bit what you would expect from a resort in this category and price point. Entering the room it smelt fresh and clean and every detail was meticulously attended to. The bed was super comfortable and the pillows (which to me are a personal indicator of the quality of the accommodation) were literally perfect, with crisp clean white sheets. The air con was nice and cold and the wifi strong and fast which is important if doing work while on the road. There was also a nice little desk which was great to set up my laptop etc. to do some work while looking out to the ocean.
The resort has 2 restaurants, the Santan restaurant which hosts the breakfast Buffet (plus lunch and dinner) and the Sanje restaurant which has to be one of the most scenic dining locations I have ever experienced. With rustic furniture which looks like it’s made from driftwood (but very comfortable) all in white wash subtle tones broken only by splashes of colour with turquoise blue cushion on the seats, all set under tropical trees virtually right next to the beach. Sitting there of an evening watching the sun set with soothing tunes playing and subtle low key lighting, it really doesn’t get any better than that.
The food at all restaurants was magnificent, from the breakfast buffet which had one of the widest selections of food I’ve seen from a buffet, let alone a breakfast buffet. All the food is very fresh and the service from the staff is exemplary. The dinners we had at the beach front Sanje Restaurant were definite highlights of our stay and we actually looked forward to dinner each day it was that good. The menu had a good selection of dishes to keep most people happy and the dessert selection, while not good for the waistline, was just too good not to indulge oneself.
There is also a full bar called Klass & Brass Lounge, tastefully appointed in 1920’s/30’s decor, where the Bar Manager Marlon does a mean Espresso Martini. Other features include a business lounge, fitness centre, boutique and money exchange.
On the 3rd day we arranged a day trip to see some of the sights of Bali. Ingrid Hotanijaya was incredibly helpful and professional in arranging the trip to take in the places we wanted to go to. Our driver Wira was exceptional, being very easy to communicate with and his knowledge of the land and culture of Bali was exemplary. We visited the Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Monkey Forest, Tegenungan Waterfall, a Balinese Temple and the Ubud markets. A fabulous day.
We treated ourselves to a 60 minute full body massage in the Kahyangan Spa which was the best I’ve had in Bali. You are first seated in a relaxing room and given a traditional tea and asked what your preferences are regarding the message, before you’re given a foot salt scrub in a warm petal filled basin. The masseuse was obviously very well trained. Having had many massages in bali on previous trips, you could tell they knew what they were doing. Once finished you are shown to the ‘relaxation room’ to let the whole experience sink in. An exceptional experience in a stunningly appointed spa which is well worth the money.
The resort has 2 infinity pools, one being 45 m long. Floating around in the pristine blue water with the beach literally metres away, watching the crashing surf reminds you of the stunning location this resort holds.
There is also a sunken swim up bar in the smaller of the two pools and also a Tiki bar next to the main pool.
The gardens of the resort and kept in impeccable condition with staff out before sunrise each morning picking up leaves from the lush green grass that have fallen from the palms and bushes. A beachfront pavilion / chapel sits as a main centerpiece when looking across the gardens towards the ocean, which is used for weddings (we saw two during our stay).
All in all this resort stands alone with it exceeding it’s 5 star rating standard easily. But what sets it apart from others is it’s strong theme of Balinese tradition and culture. Some contemporary resorts have all the features and service but lack any sort of authenticity or identity. The Seminyak Resort has this in spades, which to me enhances the whole experience of traveling in foreign country.
What can I say....simply perfect Love this hotel We have now stayed here about 5 times Each time we just love it more Staff,food,pool,rooms,grounds,location and villas all 5star The new pool bar very nice and the poolside daily treats great