Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Dawn Pillay, Abigail Chang and Cisca Lim
Ask anyone where to stay in Bali and they’ll surely recommend you the oh-so-famous area of Seminyak – Bali hippest district; full of trendy shops, delicious food options, glorious beaches and thousand of Instagram opportunities.
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Spend the day on the beach or wandering through the vibrant Seminyak – you can decide when you wake up every morning as you are mere steps away from all the happenings and the beach!
Doesn’t matter if you’re on a tight budget or keen to treat yourself with some exquisite luxury, Seminyak has it all! From super affordable to high-end accommodation options, we’ve got a holiday option in Seminyak for you – keep this quick accommodation guide safe and get on your next vacation planning!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
A. Budget accommodation options1. A stylish nature escape within the city – Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak
Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak is another hotel that will dominate your Instagram feed. The hotel perfectly embodies some of the more natural elements of the tropical island to ensure an ultimate relaxing holiday – an uber-cool accommodation option at backpacker prices!
The hotel has a strong reputation for providing excellent guest service, with their overly-appraised staff, but also for all their comfortable amenities and facilities.
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A bare 5-minute walk brings you to the beach while the stay is surrounded by amazing food options and shops. For breakfast, you surely don’t want to miss Grandma’s banana pancakes – a favourite of every guest staying over.
This unbeatable budget option also features a pool and offers comfortable rooms with reasonable space – enough to feel cozy and intimate after enjoying their nightly live band and happy hour that runs from 6pm to 8pm!
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Not least, go for a nice massage at the hotel – it’s a good deal considering that you’ll be pampered by the spa’s attentive staff, and rates are more affordable than the surrounding massage places!
Note: Bicycle and scooter rentals are also available!
2. Act cool at this quirky, funky and fun stay – Tijili Seminyak Hotel
When it comes to creativity and design in Indonesia, you can expect much of it displayed in Bali’s hotels and cafes!
If you’re one aesthetically conscious traveller looking for a budget option to please your eyes and soul, here’s where you should be heading to while in Seminyak because Tijili Seminyak Hotel feels and looks like an art exhibition with its colourful interiors and furnishings!
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Tijili Seminyak Hotel offers a fun and funky atmosphere with tons of Instagram opportunities, while conveniently located near restaurants, bars and shops – only a few minutes away from your daily essentials!
Don’t forget to check out their restaurant – many have raved that they serve an excellent breakfast and delicious chicken skewers (Sate Ayam). The staff is also very attentive and dedicated to making your holidays memorable – they’ll even go the extra mile for vegetarian guests!
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Later in the evening, it’s time for tea by the pool while the gentle breeze runs through – the ideal way to put an end to your busy day out.
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When you are finally ready to call it a night, the comfortable, cozy rooms are the perfect sanctuary for a well-deserved rest after a long day out at the beach!
3. Your stylish budget loft living – Petitenget 501
Petitenget 501 offers uber-chic accommodation options at super affordable prices so you can brag about your stay and make your friends jealous, without breaking the bank!
This real bargain is located in the heart of Seminyak Square with plenty of restaurants and shops just around the corner while the beach is only a 7-minute walk away.
The property encompasses different loft options, with the Studio Loft being the most affordable pick – a spacious room that comes with an en-suite bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchenette, the perfect staycation for two!
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While breakfast is not included in the rates offered, you may request for it at an additional price and enjoy it being delivered to your loft itself. Because breakfast in bed is what they believe in!
4. You’ll find everything at your doorstep here – Lotus Tirta Seminyak
Lotus Tirta is located on Jalan Drupadi, which could very well be one of the best locations to stay in Seminyak.
The rooms are modern with traditional accents, and are thankfully clean and comfortable.
With the pool access rooms on the ground floor, simply slide open the glass doors of your room to get to the pool.
Of course, don’t forget to close the curtains when you’re changing in the room, or simply want some privacy.
A good thing about Lotus Tirta is that it’s approximately 700 meters from Seminyak Beach, and there are many interesting cafes and places that can be reached with just a short walk!
If you’re interested, there are several rooms you can choose according to your needs; a room for two, or 2 and 3 bedroom villas when you are traveling with family or friends.
Doesn’t this sound just like the perfect hidden gem of a stay?
5. Step into an authentic Balinese inspired hotel – Mesari Beach Inn & Stables
Keeping it simple and affordable, Mesari Beach Inn & Stables makes you fit right in to the home of a Balinese.
Owned by the son of Ngurah Rai, this place is well-respected for keeping traditions, and definitely looks like you’ll be moving into someone’s house for a few nights instead of the usual commercialized hotel stay.
This relaxing and spacious accommodation even comes with a mini balcony complete with a beanbag for days you want to rest and laze around a little.
Located near Cocoon Beach Club, party the night away before coming back to this humble abode to rest your weary self.
6. Home away from home – Summerhome
The name Summerhome already speaks for itself.
This charming blue and white nautical themed décor will remind you of a cosy family home in the South Hamptons instead of a budget hotel.
B. Mid-range accommodation options
7. Did we hear COMPLIMENTARY 15-minute massage?! – The Dipan Resort
From suite rooms to three-bedroom villas, The Dipan Resort does accommodation for your different group sizes – be it whether you are here as a couple or with friends and family!
At The Dipan, you get the whole villa experience, down to the tiniest detail – the villas are charming while the on-site staff are welcoming and accommodating, there’s excellent choices for breakfast as well, and even a 15-minute complimentary massage! if that isn’t the villa life, we don’t know what it is.
If you wish to have more options in the morning, guess what, you are also only a mere 5-10 minutes’ walk to nearby cafes that offer delicious breakfast options in Seminyak!
During the day, if you are not out shopping in the area, you are welcome to find yourself a seat in the gazebo to relax by the pool, protected from the sun! And the beach is also just a 5-minute walk away, where you can get the whole experience of Bali seaside pleasures!
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Note: Baby cot is provided on request and comes with a mosquito net!
Tip: Request for a room away from the nearby club if you want to have a peaceful night’s sleep!
8. Your private and intimate villa getaway starts here – Danoya Villa Seminyak
Romance in the heart of Seminyak!
We know how it is when you’re in the throes of passionate love – can’t bear to let your partner out of your sight for even a second? Want to spend your days basking in the light of their glorious face? Danoya Villa is Da One for you.
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Inspired by a perfect blend of Mediterranean and Balinese style, this welcoming tropical villa comes with the most refreshing open concept architecture, where spying on your partner is easier than ever.
Better yet, all the modern comforts you need are easily within reach. Not only is the villa fully air-conditioned, your personal pool is easily accessible, situated next to a lush garden and sunbed chairs.
For honeymooners, the Imperial One Bedroom Villa is just what you need to begin your perfect romance getaway. Who says you need to go out to have fun? Sit back and relax in the roomy space, and make full use of the 24-hour facilities and semi-butler service!
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Other than the awesome accommodation, Danoya is also located at a strategic part of Seminyak. With the main Batu Belig road just a minute away, you just have to take a stroll to find all the best restaurants, such as Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant, and other entertainment options!
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9. Find art in every corner – Taman Sari Bali Villas
If you are an art lover, this villa is the place for you.
Its zen and modern furnishings are decorated with hints of contemporary art.
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This is especially so for its beautiful stone pool, which is decked with stone sculptures that spew water while you enjoy a soothing swim.
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Located in the lively Seminyak, you’re basically in the heart of all the latest happenings.
Don’t miss nearby local attractions such as the Kasih Ibu Hospital, Randelli Gallery and Kendra Gallery of Contemporary Art.
10. With a private air-conditioned cinema!- The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa
We can’t help but gush over The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa – be it for its convenient location, friendly staff, inviting pool or expansive rooms, everything at this resort is being raved about lately.
Being the latest star on Seminyak’s long list of places to stay at, this resort will tick all your boxes for a memorable stay in Bali’s hippest area, within walking distance to everything you need while on vacation – lots of food and shopping options all around!
Its relaxed beachy atmosphere creates a welcoming home away from home for your entire stay on this paradisiac tropical island. And arguably the best feature of this resort is its four-tiered swimming pool which guarantees plenty of fun in the sun!
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Rooms are a good mixture of contemporary to traditional Balinese but are most importantly expansive and airy.
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Booked a night flight? Sit comfortably at the resort’s departure lounge instead of heading to the beach with your suitcases!
11. An ideal family option in Seminyak – Montigo Resorts Seminyak
We know that family vacations are different for all of us but one common criteria we look out for is certainly “FUN!” Another one would be “pool and beach”! These are ultimate saviours when you have children in tow.
Montigo Resorts is ideal for all ages to enjoy, complete with an expansive pool and the beach is just a 7-minute walk away.
Contemporary coastal design is the spotlight at this resort, which also features a welcoming Kids Club for times when you need to enjoy some couple time without the little ones!
With various rooms options with good offers for families, we recommend going for their Deluxe Family Suites, which is designed to provide a space where everyone can come together and have those heart-to-heart chats before bedtime.
And you can be ensured that privacy is at its utmost, so enjoy your family time!
12. Head up to the roof for a glorious pool – U Paasha Seminyak
The suites and penthouse at U Paasha Seminyak come with modern contemporary style and the latest trends exhibited in every corner of your stay.
Its prime location offers easy access to Seminyak’s most sought-after shops and restaurants, but what intrigues us most is its rooftop pool and bar, where you can enjoy views of the forever changing skies at sunset time!
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Lounge in one of the comfortable sunbeds or get cozy on a bean bag while sipping on cocktails and munching on their nibbles.
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In addition to the rooftop pool and bar, U Paasha Seminyak also features a restaurant. Head over to Alcove for breakfast, lunch and dinner and indulge in nutritious and healthy cuisine, with a hint of Balinese style – resident chef Taskara Maguna will make sure to set a party in your mouth with an explosion of flavours!
How can you make your stay a tad bit special? Look out for their U Choose Programme – you get to decide on your choice of pillow, soap, tea selection, minibar items as well as iPod music and DVD selections, prior to your arrival!
13. Lagoon outside your room at Villa Seminyak
Imagine being able to slip into the pool from your front door.
And the water edge of the 60-metres-long lagoon is just right outside your window.
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That’s what you get when you stay in the Lagoon Villa at Villa Seminyak, which is just a short distance from the Seminyak beach.
How much closer to the sea can you get? (Pun fully intended)
14. Feel like a mermaid at this Water Villa – Villa Laksmana II
Do you love water? Is soaking in cool calm water your favourite pastime, and you wish you were born a mermaid?
If so, you’ll love this exotic water villa, one of the rare villas you’ll find in Bali that’s completely surrounded by water.
In fact, the first thing that greets you upon entering the villa is the pool!
You also get two huge comfy beanbags for nights when you just want to soak your feet in the water and admire the starry night sky.
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15. Cutting-edge architecture: Ize Seminyak
With a futuristic design, Ize Seminyak is a hip urban hotel in Bali’s most exciting neighbourhood, where you can find many interesting bars and restaurants along Jalan Kayu Aya.
It’s located just minutes away from the Seminyak beach, perfect for those who are seeking beach, surf and sun.
If you are staying at the Deluxe Pool room, you will be able to slip into the pool from a side door directly from your room.
Ize Seminyak also has a rooftop infinity pool where you can just lounge in and watch the clouds drift by.
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If you’re looking for nightlife, look no further at Single Malt Whiskey. Stepping into it is like stepping into Prohibition-era New York.
You’re transported back to the 1920s and Single Malt is an underground speakeasy, with its brick walls, oversized leather armchairs, vintage lamps and Persian rugs.
But the biggest draw of Single Malt Whiskey has to be the wide selection of (surprise!) whiskey.
There are 60 different types, including the rare and the vintage. Add to that the affordable prices (drinks are sold for as low as USD 10, and available by the glass), and these reasons make Single Malt a great place to hang out.
16. Traditional Home with Modern Luxuries: Villa Atlantis
A hidden gem in trendy Seminyak, this unique villa is perfect if you and your partner seek a private space to relax in and yet want to be close to all the hip boutiques and restaurants.
The villa features a private pool, a koi fishpond, an open living area with Cable TV, fast Wifi, an Asian-style dining area by the pool and a comfortable minimalist wooden couch. It also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a bar table.
Just by stepping over a fish pond, you’ll reach the bathroom, which is decorated with fengshui-style pebbles and follows the Balinese concept of the semi-outdoors.
The air-conditioned master bedroom is upstairs, with custom-made furniture and a king-sized bed.
Much care has gone into planning every detail of the villa.
To preserve the natural look of the house, traditional Balinese shingle roofing is used. The cute loveseat sunbed is also the perfect spot to chill with your new spouse.
And guess what? On top of all these, the rate is actually inclusive of daily continental breakfast – how’s that for a bargain?
C. Luxury accommodation options
17. You are sure to get luxe and privacy at this villa – The Akasha Villas
If your ideal vacation includes a generous serving of peace and quiet, a dash of cosmopolitan sizzle with a whole lot of luxury sprinkled on top, you just can’t go wrong with Akasha Luxury Boutique Villas Seminyak.
Akasha offers exclusive luxury with 12 stunning villas located a hop and skip from the beach and mere minutes from the world-class dining and shopping of Seminyak, while still offering an authentic feel of Balinese tranquility away from the crowds.
For the ultimate pampering experience, Akasha’s two-bedroom pool villa offers not just your own private pool, but also a decadent outdoor jacuzzi tub.
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After soaking in all the healing vibrations of Bali in the alfresco tub, sneak off for an afternoon nap in the beautiful bale.
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Akasha Luxury Boutique’s villas are the perfect choice for anyone looking for that added bit of privacy and independence during their stay in Bali. But that doesn’t mean that you have to do without any of the perks of a luxury resort. In addition to the gorgeous villas and glistening pools, Akasha also features a luxe spa which treats guests to healing treatments in the privacy of your very own villa.
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The breakfast spread doesn’t look too bad either!
Oh and did we mention that as a guest at Akasha, you’ll be treated to front-row seats to the best sunsets in Bali?
18. Find your luxury life balance here – Equilibria Seminyak
With an objective to help you find your balance in life while on vacation, this special accommodation in Seminyak is known to be a wellness retreat for your every need!
From comfortable and sustainable bed linens to nutritious meals and carefully curated spa treatments, Equilibria Seminyak is where all your senses align to reach a perfect state of peace and equilibrium – the perfect escape for that mid-year slump!
Indeed, a stay at Equilibria is much more than comfortable beds and hot showers – they are conscious about your health and wellbeing by providing unique experiences that are peppered with incenses of romance, pampering, senses, nutrition, wellness and sustainability.
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With all of these set in balance and in perfect state, you are sure to make the most out of your vacationand leave feeling energized!
Besides movie nights in the main pool, they are also known for their digital butlers, 24-hour in-villa dining and a long list of unique villa experiences. Equilibria is the place to be in order to recover from your yearly accumulated stress while you unplug in a unique accommodation.
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Pool or waterfall villa? You get to choose what would be best to recharge and relax your mind. Start saving, it will be worth it!
19. Secluded but close enough to all the action – Hu’u Villas Bali
Calling all party-goers – here’s a pick for you!
If you are part of the A-list crowd and always on the lookout for high-end stay options, consider the outrageously luxurious Hu’u Villas – a fine collection of private and exclusive villa options that are fit for the ones with deep pockets.
Between their loft, villa or penthouse, it is an interior designer’s dream come true with minimal but modern design.
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It is so easy to love your vacation when you are staying at a place like Hu’u Villas as it is located near the beach and each villa is equipped with a private swimming pool so you don’t get disturbed by other guests when you want to start the day with some swim laps.
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Planning a long night out to discover Seminyak’s incredible night scene? Hu’u Villas at your rescue; supper club snacks are available long after midnight for when you get back feeling hungry for munchies and breakfast is served till 11 am for those days you decide to sleep in!
20. High-end Japanese feels in Bali – The Seiryu Villas
Now you can experience Japanese luxury in the heart of Bali with local hospitality.
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Japan is no stranger to the lap of luxury and nowhere else does villa like Bali so here’s the perfect mix of a luxury villa stay!
From the entrance of the lobby to the interior of your villa, you can enjoy Japanese minimalist design and peacefulness…
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As a guest, you can also enjoy an in-villa kitchenette, along with other multiple dining options in the area (if you ever decide to step out, because why would you since meals can be served to your villa!).
Each villa is equipped with a private pool and terrace where you can lounge in your Yukata-style kimono before indulging in some of their relaxing spa treatments – you are here to enjoy a relaxing sanctuary offering recipes made from local herbs and spice aromatic oils.