Hotel Highlights

  • Combine a relaxing Bali beach holiday with stylish shopping and non-stop nightlife.
  • Caring, experienced staff whose excellent service has created a loyal clientele.
  • Classic tropical interiors by Jaya Ibrahim, renowned for his work with Aman resorts.

Overview

A sophisticated, oceanfront boutique hotel on lively Seminyak Beach, The Legian & The Club is a tale of two kinds of luxury. Choose from sleek suites at the Legian hotel and all-frills villas with private swimming pools at the Club.

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

The Legian and the Club are sister properties that form one resort. At the Legian Hotel, there are 67 one- and two-bedroom suites; at the nearby Club, 10 one-bedroom villas and one three-bedroom villa.

Check–out

Noon, but flexible subject to availability, and a charge of up to one day’s rate. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $450.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast unless you’ve landed a discount on the rack rate (in which case, you pay an extra US$28 plus tax and service charge). Extra beds for adults cost US$70 a night, including breakfast.

Also

Consult the guest directory for listings of Bali’s many temple ceremonies – the Legian concierge (or your Club butler) can arrange transport and advise on dress code.Hop on one of the hotel's free bicycles and wheel around Seminyak (if you're after something a little faster-paced, Vespas can be hired for IDR200 a day).

At the hotel

Spa, gym, library of board games and books, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: free internet (high-speed broadband/WiFi) in suites and villas; iPod dock (in suites), two iPods, Bose sound system, LED flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray Disc Player, espresso machine.

Our favourite rooms

Top-floor suites at the Legian command exceptional views over the hotel’s garden. We like the generously proportioned third-floor one-bedroom Deluxe Suites. At the Club, to single out just one of the capacious dream homes would be foolish, unless it’s the king-of-the-beach three-bedroom villa.

Poolside

At the Legian a seductive three-tiered 23.5m pool offers Indian Ocean views. The Club Villas have 14.5m private pools and there’s a 30m-long pool at the Club Lounge.

Packing tips

Although the resort itself is a laid-back, unfussy affair, for venturing out into the swish neighbourhood, pack a good dose of smart glitz, and Mrs Smith’s strappiest sandals. For glamorous Balinese accessories, head to Biasa on Jalan Seminyak.

Also

Villas at the Club come with a raft of extras: private airport transfers, in-room breakfast, afternoon tea, minibar treats, a local drop-off/pick-up car service and personal butler service. Free yoga lessons are on offer for all guests.

Children

All ages welcome at this family-friendly resort. Baby cots are provided free and an extra bed for older children costs US$50 a night. Book a Balinese nanny from around US$12 an hour with 24-hours’ notice. The Legian offers an extensive children’s menu.

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Eco‐friendly

The Legian supports community initiatives, such as the Team 8 programme, which helps schools with equipment and funding.

Weddings

This property is suitable for weddings

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Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

The Restaurant at the Legian offers themed dinners on certain nights, including hot favourite, the Friday night seafood barbecue. Club guests can enjoy a similar menu in the more intimate Club Lounge.

Hotel Bar

The Pool Bar and Ocean Bar at the Legian serve signature cocktails such as the Legian Mojito.

Last orders

The Restaurant and Club Lounge both take orders until 10.30pm, but the Pool Bar doesn’t close until the last guest leaves.

Room service

Order from a globe-spanning menu throughout the day (and night).

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Dress code

By day, anything more demure than a bikini or board shorts goes. Add glamour after dark.

Top table

Grab a seaside table at the Pool Bar for sundowners that lead into dinner. For Friday’s seafood extravaganza, book ahead and request a waterfront table.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

Jalan Petitenget is a strip of wall-to-wall stylish bars and restaurants. At number 21, rice-paddy views, laid-back lounging and super-fresh seafood await at Sardine (+62 (0)361 738202). Number 19 is home to Sarong, which has a pan-Asian menu encompassing grilled and Tandoori dishes, curries Thai and Indian, and creative stir-frys (+62 (0)361 737809). The chef owner behind once acclaimed Kafe Warisan has moved his talents to number six, aka Métis (+62 (0)361 847 5472), where the superlative French fare proves that geography is no obstacle.

Local bars

Beach club, restaurant and lounge bar Ku De Ta, at 9 Jalan Kayu Aya in Seminyak (+62 (0)361 736969), is a long-standing favourite. Compare and contrast its cocktail list, starting with its lychee martinis, with that at Hu’u Bar on Jalan Oberoi, Petitenget (+62 (0)361 736443).

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Beach central

The Legian & The Club

Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Bali, 80361

The Legian is near Kuta, right on Seminyak Beach, Bali’s hippest strip of sand. The surrounding area is a hedonist’s hive of excellent shopping, dining and nightlife.

Planes

Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (www.baliairport.com), near capital Denpasar, served by carriers including Garuda, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Air Asia and JAL. You can buy a visa on arrival, if required, which costs US$25 for 30 days payable in cash (just make sure your iPod is charged to accompany your wait in line).

Automobiles

A 15km drive from the airport, free for Club residents. You can rent a car at the airport but traffic can be frankly terrifying and the roads aren’t always smooth sailing. Fortunately, you can hire well-maintained cars with excellent drivers for $120 a day (this includes petrol, WiFi and the driver's services).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Amy Cooper , Seen-it done-it scribe

Having a butler spoils you for life. You need to know this before you check into the Club at the Legian; afterwards you may never again be able to pour your own drink or fold your clothes. You may even struggle to walk.

With my knowledge of butlers gleaned mainly from movies, I try to imagine the real thing as we travel to Seminyak. Will we be waited on by a penguin-suited Lurch intonin...

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Anonymous review by Amy Cooper, Seen-it done-it scribe

Having a butler spoils you for life. You need to know this before you check into the Club at the Legian; afterwards you may never again be able to pour your own drink or fold your clothes. You may even struggle to walk.

With my knowledge of butlers gleaned mainly from movies, I try to imagine the real thing as we travel to Seminyak. Will we be waited on by a penguin-suited Lurch intoning, ‘You rang, sir?’ Or perhaps a quaintly English Jeeves who will iron Mr Smith’s newspaper while being implicated in various murder mysteries.

But first, we must find the Club, a super-private 11-villa hideaway close to its established mothership hotel, the Legian. Its entrance is so discreet our taxi driver misses it and instead delivers us to the much more visible lobby of the Legian itself, where the elegant bellboys summon a sleek black Lexus to relocate us across the narrow street. It’s such a short distance, we protest. We could walk. The driver looks astonished and we realise that the Club, which describes itself as ‘an oasis of sophisticated relief’, intends to spare us even a whiff of exertion. There’s a brief flash of Seminyak street bustle, a security-patrolled gate, then absolute peace. The villas stand around an ornamental pond, tropical gardens and the Club Lounge, with its bar, restaurant and nearby pool.

The Club delivers Legian luxury wrapped in an extra layer of personal attention. Each villa has a dedicated butler, and ours is Vina, who is not even slightly Lurchesque or Jeeves-like, but a smiling Balinese lady who combines serenity with the efficiency of an elite military unit.

She unlocks a wooden door and we step into our secret garden. There’s a 10-metre swimming pool fringed by hibiscus and frangipani, an outdoor dining balé, manicured lawns, day-beds and, in the middle, a Balinese palace that, thanks to further ponds, appears from certain angles to be floating on water. Vina’s introductory tour has more highlights than we can immediately absorb: a welcome bottle of Taittinger chilling in the fridge, bedroom with four-poster, bathroom with his ‘n’ hers wardrobes, a drinks cabinet proffering decanters of gin, vodka and whisky, jars crammed with cookies and nuts, and a minibar of further tipples. They’re complimentary and refill magically whenever plundered.

The roll call of goodies continues: two sarongs, with tying instructions; tasteful straw sandals, a yoga mat, beach bags; board games, magazines and two iPods loaded with music for every taste. And my favourite: a huge bath outside among those ponds.

Left to our own devices, we explore our walled garden and conclude that it is, indeed, completely private. So we skinny-dip and Mr Smith takes a sarong-less stroll, communing with dragonflies. I’m concocting puns about bare-bottom botany when the doorbell rings, sending him scrambling for cover. No need, as Vina is clearly accustomed to guests exploring their inner naturist and allows time for modesty between ringing and entering through her special butler’s door.

Want to know the truth about butler service? It’s a little weird at first. Being resourceful travellers who, if necessary, will build a fire or catch dinner, we’ve unpacked our own suitcases and poured our own champagne. Then we remember that’s Vina’s gig.
I fear we’re under-achieving at being butlered, so we rustle up some dirty laundry and ask Vina to book a table at a much-recommended restaurant, La Lucciola. ‘Think of more tasks,’ I urge Mr Smith. You haven’t known real luxury until you’ve suffered from butler angst.

Normally, we’d walk around the corner to La Lucciola, but this is the Club, where feet don’t touch the ground. At sunset, Vina, black Lexus and driver arrive and deliver us to the door in moments. La Lucciola perches on a tranquil stretch of Seminyak Beach, and waves, candlelight and delicious Italian food paint a romantic idyll so dreamy that although we walk home we reckon Vina wouldn’t mind – since it feels like floating.

The villa is so richly appointed you could nest indefinitely. But the next day we want to explore the Legian, as its facilities are available to Club guests. We recline on a sunlounger and watch the two-tier infinity pool and Indian Ocean vying to out-blue each other. Then, at risk of disappointing our butler, we walk along the beach towards Kuta and back along streets lined with shops running the gamut of tat to tasteful.

After the hubbub, we relish our private paradise. Apparently, some guests only emerge from their villa cocoon to visit the Club Lounge. Others punctuate their seclusion with trips to the Legian’s spa, Pool Bar and the Restaurant, where we dine that night. Being VIPs (Vina’s Important People), we’re escorted to a prime table on the terrace. My river prawn sambal is spicy and fresh; Mr Smith’s red snapper with chilli oil and water spinach is his favourite dish yet.

By now, we have endless errands for Vina. We’ve got her tracking down friends, finding shops, and asking the chef to make us a local dish called martabak. Just as we’ve finally surrendered every last shred of self-reliance, it’s time to leave. Vina helps us pack and farewells us at the gate. ‘Come with us and run our lives!’ we want to cry, because after two days of splendid, cosseted indolence, we are convinced that survival skills are vastly overrated.
 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Legian & The Club's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on 13 Nov 2013

We loved

Impeccable service! What an amazing hotel. Our room was absolutely divine as well.

Rating: 8/10 stars

SilverSmith

Stayed on 6 Jun 2012

We had the most wonderful stay. The location is great the hotel and food beautiful; we loved it and would definitely go back. Would recommend going to a lovely Asian restaurant called Sarong.

Rating: 8/10 stars