Review: The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa, Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed By: Tony Hall, Editorial Director, Asia Pacific, Travel Daily MediaUser role is=
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Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 7308 14 Web: www.theseminyak.com
Located in the heart of the Seminyak Beach glitter strip, The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa is perfectly positioned to step right into fashionable Seminyak’s feisty dining and shopping beachside arena.
Only a handful of Seminyak resorts are located on the wide and clean beach, which is perfect for swimming, dining during spectacular sunsets or taking long, leisurely walks at any time of day.
The resort is only 45 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, right in the center of a sophistical modern cultural scene which is nicely buffered from the more boisterous Kuta area further a few kilometers down the beach.
The resort has two restaurants – the Mediterranean inspired Sanje which is elevated right on the beachfront and provides the perfect position to enjoy the spectacular Bali sunsets before dinner. Sanje is also open for a la carte breakfast. The larger Santan Restaurant is an open dining pavilion which serves a very tasty western and Balinese breakfast and is also open for lunch and dinner serving a range of tasty meals with fresh ingredients sourced from around Indonesia. Both restaurants offer a comprehensive selection of beverages and wines from all the best global regions.
In addition, the resort also has KLASS & BRASS – a Hemingway-inspired Whisky & Wine Bar that taps into a 1920’s/30’s vibe, an era considered by many to have been the golden age of travel and discovery. A place where you can chill to nostalgic live jazz performances while enjoying a range of signature whisky-based cocktails, curated wines, rare spirits, serious food offerings, and ‘Thank God it’s After 8’ chocolate truffle pairings.
Furthermore, private dining is available from the discrete luxury of in-villa to a romantic beachside dinner à deux to a starlit family feast, extraordinary culinary experiences are expressly tailored to individual wishes.
Rooms and Villas
With 94 large rooms and suites plus 12 exclusive villas including a luxurious penthouse, The Seminyak delivers a high-end room solution perfect for singles, couples, retirees, families or business travelers.
All rooms are fitted with wooden floors and modern furnishings blended in with well-chosen Balinese luxury styling. Bathrooms are very large with hand-carved accents, twin vanities, spa baths and rain showers.
Each room is supplied with a very generous selection of amenities including up-market beauty products, silk robes, slippers, tea/coffee and a large mini bar.
The Kahyangan Spa is a masterpiece of artistic design and offers a large range of Balinese and Indonesian inspired treatments in a relaxing and healing casual environment.
The resort also boasts a well-equipped fitness center, a huge infinity pool with ocean views and comfortable seating areas, a very popular wedding pavilion with stunning views, conference rooms and business lounge. Complimentary afternoon tea is also offered daily.
Numerous tours and activities can be organized directly with the resort to take full advantage of all that Bali offers. From mountain and rice field trekking to bike rides, fine dining to white water rafting – there is so much to do and see in Bali that multiple return trips are required to enjoy all the natural and cultural delights that make this Indonesian island so popular and special.
– Large immaculately fitted Bali-style rooms, many with sea views
– Fast wi-fi at which at times clocks a very impressive 100mbps download speed
– Absolute beachfront dining which is perfect for spectacular sunsets
– Numerous in-house activities and a very large infinity pool right on the beach
– Nearby access to the best of Seminyak’s dining, art culture, shopping and nightlife
– Friendly and highly efficient staff providing excellent service at all times
– Overall up there with a select group of the best-priced quality beachfront resorts in the Seminyak area
– Highly recommended for its quality rooms, service and perfect beachside location