The Best Hotels in Seminyak, Bali
Enjoy al-fresco dining at the Alila Seminyak, one of a number of cool hotels on the west coast of Bali | Courtesy of Alila Seminyak / Booking.com
Luxury hotels, high-end shopping, design-forward restaurants – Seminyak is one of Bali’s most happening areas, a bit more laid-back than Kuta next door, but with a hipper feel. Some of Bali’s most popular beach clubs are here, or you can chill out on the beach. Here’s our pick of top places to stay in Seminyak.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Budget Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (336 Reviews)
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Despite being in the heart of Seminyak’s action, you’d never know it, based on the serene setting at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. The gargantuan pool points straight to the ocean, flanked by modern sun decks where homemade rolled ice cream and thirst-quenching cocktails are on offer all day. Spa experiences range from fresh sea-salt scrubs to traditional Balinese massages, and the onsite Pottery Cafe is a highlight.
W Bali - Seminyak
4.7/5 (996 Reviews)
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The maze-like, terraced pool at W Bali sits against the black sand shoreline of Seminyak, with a design inspired by Bali’s sprawling rice fields. Low-hanging lanterns illuminate their beachside bar and restaurant, which dishes up an Indonesian-inspired BBQ every Sunday. With a 24-hour spa, morning yoga classes and full-service business centre, they don’t skimp on amenities whatsoever.
U Paasha Seminyak Bali
4.5/5 (763 Reviews)
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Bird’s eye views of Seminyak and beyond are a selling point of U Paasha Seminyak Bali, a modern contemporary-style hotel equipped with an enormous rooftop pool, bar and restaurant. Geometric mirrors and inventive light fixtures give it a trendy city feel with a tropical twist. Snag a lychee martini (or three) poolside and watch the sunset from the hotel’s lofty heights.
The Seminyak Suite
Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.3/5 (130 Reviews)
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Traditional Balinese touches, such as ornate wood carvings and a fresh flower garland upon check-in, make the Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa a hospitable place to hang your hat. Situated on the sandy stretch between Petitenget and Kayu Aya Beach, the resort is ideally located for both nightlife and socializing — but also for shutting away from noise when needed. The Ku De Ta beach club is right next door, along with plenty of barefoot surfer hangouts and stylish lounges.
Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head
Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel
4.8/5 (226 Reviews)
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Not only is Potato Head one of Bali’s sought-after beachside hangout spots, it’s an art-focused, creatively designed place to call home while you’re in town. Self-described as a ‘radical playground’, Potato Head Studios — their accommodation section — is both imaginative and sustainable. Their in-room bars feature custom cocktail tools and infused spirits, along with comfy slippers made from coconut husks that are fully biodegradable. Unique is an understatement.
Alila Seminyak, Bali
Resort, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.5/5 (405 Reviews)
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Located next to Pura Petitenget, a Hindu temple built in the 15th century, Alila Seminyak is within steps of cultural experiences and also Seminyak’s social scene. Five infinity pools are dispersed throughout the resort, with special designation for adults, families and events. The in-house Seasalt restaurant (which does in fact use locally-sourced salt) dishes up Japanese-inspired dishes and fresh caught seafood all day long. The terraced landscape with wall-hugging greenery makes the perfect backdrop.
Aston Kuta Hotel and Residence
4.1/5 (412 Reviews)
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Slightly more inland than its counterparts, Aston Kuta Hotel and Residence is fit for both business and luxury vacationing, depending on what brings you to Bali. The impressive outer gates will lead you into a grand-sized resort with a sandy beach pool — for when the 10-minute drive to the coast is too far — along with a spa, kids’ club, a massive ballroom and an open-air rooftop bar on the 18th floor. Be sure to stick around for a live acoustic performance or two.
Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel, Hotel
4/5 (564 Reviews)
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Budget-minded travellers who still want an upscale experience can find it at Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa. With rolling waves as a background soundtrack, the hotel is well-located right on the water but only a two-minute walk from Seminyak’s many boutiques and eateries. Their cerulean-coloured pool is complemented by a swim-up bar, giving it that oh-so classic tropical feel. For a break from nightlife, cosy up with a movie downstairs in front of the big screen at their XO Lounge Lobby Bar.
Aloft Bali Seminyak
4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
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Seeing as the rooftop infinity pool lines up perfectly with the ocean’s horizon, Aloft Bali Seminyak clearly knows what it’s doing. This industrial-inspired hotel overlooks Batu Belig Beach, with a vibrant feel thanks to brightly coloured furnishings and the XYZ Bar, accompanied by a long list of cocktails and a billiards table. With rainforest showers and open-air bathtubs, it’s a fitting tropical experience.
Grand Balisani Suites
4/5 (310 Reviews)
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Built in a style inspired by a Balinese village, the Grand Balisani Suites are well-decorated with hand-crafted woodworking, locally sourced artwork and garden-side lotus ponds. The multi-level pool has a swim-up bar, a formidable spot to snag a Bintang beer while overlooking the sparkling ocean. Choose between ocean or garden view rooms, suites, or the fully-private Sani Villa. Thankfully, hunger is never a worry here with the buffet-style restaurant offering Indonesian, Chinese and various Western plates.
These recommendations were updated on December 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.