Bali, Indonesia

Alila Seminyak

Rates from (ex tax)$265.95

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR4,293,443.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Zen Zion

Setting

Petitenget paradise

Sitting pretty on a stretch of basaltic sands on Bali’s upmarket southern coast, boutique hotel Alila Seminyak is all clean lines, floor-to-ceiling glass and seductive infinity pools. But this resolutely modern retreat doesn’t skimp on creature comforts: expect tempting spa treatments, fabulous sea-to-plate cuisine and a tailor-made take on hospitality.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

240, including 141 suites.

Check–Out

12 noon. Earliest check-in time, 2pm. Late check-out up to 6pm subject to availability and a half-day charge.

Rates

Double rooms from $266.00 (IDR3,548,300), excluding tax at 21 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR4,293,443.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude buffet (IDR250,000 each excluding tax and service) and à la carte breakfast (hot dishes from IDR40,000 excluding tax and service), but include a scheduled shuttle to Seminyak Square.

Also

Stop by Pura Dalem Segara, the resort’s aptly named ‘temple by the beach’. As a place of worship for three local families, it’s a testament to Bali’s vibrant Hindu heritage, but don’t be fooled by its traditional appearance: it was erected in the 80s.

Hotel closed

No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.

At the hotel

Spa, lounge, yoga classes, bikes to borrow, boutique, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, minibar, kettle, Alila toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Pared down and elegant, the hotel’s rooms are a showcase for Alila’s refined aesthetic: clean lines, crisp linen and lashings of chocolate-hued wood. Deluxe Ocean Suites have spectacular vistas from wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows. Book a corner Beach Suite for sweeping sea views from the wrap-around balcony. The three-bedroom Penthouse has its own infinity lap pool high above the beach – just the thing for a cooling dip in the most minimalist swimwear.

Poolside

Take your pick from a trio of freshwater infinity pools, sleek, wood-decked numbers perfectly positioned to blend into the blue, blue sea.

Spa

Taking inspiration from ancient Asian medicine and Balinese therapies, Spa Alila takes a tailored approach to pampering. Book one of the nine treatment rooms for a tension-busting four-hand massage, a traditional lulur body polish or a spot of reflexology. Don’t miss the creme bath, a nourishing avocado and coconut hair mask combined with a blissful neck and shoulder massage.

Packing tips

Petitenget’s dark volcanic sands can get very hot in the sun; bring some pale-coloured flip-flops to slip into after a spot of sunbathing.

Also

All rooms are accessible to wheelchair users; one Deluxe Garden Suite has been adapted for disabled guests. If you’ve fallen for the hotel’s understated Balinese style, stop by Alila Living (open from 9am to 9pm) to pick up a local memento..

Children

One under-12 can stay for free on an existing bed. All suites have space for a free cot or an extra bed (US$50 a night). The restaurant has a special menu for little ones (under-4s eat free) and babysitting can be arranged.

Overview

Seafront hotel Alila Seminyak doesn’t skimp on family comforts: expect child-friendly spa treatments, a drop-in kids club and a laid-back take on Balinese life.

Best for

Kids of all ages.

Recommended rooms

Opt for a suite for handy butler service and plenty of sprawling space. Just steps from the ocean, Beach Suites have a separate living room with a sofa bed than can serve as a second bedroom, and a wrap-around balcony with sea views.

Activities

Take some time to pick out your favourite swimming pool – all three have uninterrupted sea views, but elevated positions, strategically positioned sunloungers and proximity to the beach should all be considered carefully. Petitenget beach beckons just beyond the hotel’s manicured lawns, an alluring sweep of warm, dark sands dipping into the Indian Ocean. Waves can be rough here – Bali’s southern coast is popular with surfers – and the beach isn’t supervised, so keep an eye on little ones. Children can monkey around at the kids club, a supervised space running both indoor and outdoor activities. Alila Seminyak specialises in tension-busting ministrations: try one of the free daily yoga classes, a spiritual healing session or a course of soul-soothing pampering in the modernist spa.

Swimming pool

The three freshwater infinity pools are sleek, wood-decked numbers perfectly positioned to blend into the blue, blue sea. They’re open from 7am to 7pm and all are unsupervised; two are for adults only.

Meals

Rates exclude buffet (IDR250,000 each excluding tax and service) and à la carte breakfast (hot dishes from IDR40,000 excluding tax and service), but include a scheduled shuttle to Seminyak Square. Children One under-12 can stay for free on an existing bed. All suites have space for a free cot or an extra bed (US$50 a night). Under-4s eat free.

No need to pack

If you’d rather leave your stroller at home, the hotel can help you find a local rental. There are bikes to borrow for little ones, but you’ll need to bring your own helmet.

Also

Open from 7am to 9pm, the supervised drop-in kids club caters to kids up to 12. Little Smiths can unleash their creative genius in playful playdough, face-painting and kite-making sessions, or spend laid-back afternoons catching up on DVDs or competing with new friends on the Playstation. Under-4s are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Eco‐friendly

Alila Seminyak is a showcase for environmentally sustainable architecture, with an open-air design that keeps lighting and cooling needs to a minimum. The resort meets Earth Check’s stringent standards thanks to its water conservation and management programmes, the use of local and recycled materials and a considered approach to environment protection.

Food and Drink

Photos Alila Seminyak food and drink

Top Table

Sit at the edge of the terrace for uninterrupted sea views, or ask staff to set up a picnic on the beach for a more intimate tête à tête.

Dress Code

Rolled up sleeves, billowy maxi-dresses and designer sandals.

Hotel restaurant

Having perfected his modern take on pan-Asian cuisine at Alila Villas Uluwatu, chef Stefan Zijta is at the helm of the Restaurant – an indoor-outdoor space with communal tables, low loungers and ocean-view tables that spill out around the main pool. Embark on a whistlestop tour of the region with fiery Thai curries, freshly steamed dumplings and Korean-style ribs, or have the day’s catch from the fishing village of Jimbaran grilled with a side of Indonesian bumbu. Don’t miss the dessert bar, a spectacular display of tempting sweet things lined up alongside the kitchen’s open pastry section.

Hotel bar

Pick a day-bed at the Beach Bar for Middle Eastern snacks and expertly mixed cocktails. The Coffee Bar brews a mean flat white and an even sharper espresso martini.

Last orders

The Restaurant is open 7am–11pm; the Beach Bar pours drinks 11am–11pm. The Coffee Bar is open 24 hours.

Room service

Tantalising classics such as burgers, noodles and steamed buns can be brought to your room in compostable paper boxes around the clock.

Location

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Address
Alila Seminyak
No. 9, Petitenget, Jl. Taman Ganesha, Kerobokan Kelod
80361
Kabupaten Badung
Indonesia

Planes

Just south of capital Denpasar a 30-minute drive away, Ngurah Rai Airport is the nearest international hub, serving flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Australia.

Automobiles

A car is a must to explore the island, but hiring one with a driver is often safer than trying to come to grips with the chaotic local driving. There’s free parking at the hotel if you do come with your own wheels.

Worth getting out of bed for

On the quiet end of a long stretch of beach that stretches from Kuta to Legian, Seminyak is Bali’s hub for all things bright and beautiful. Take a break from a strenuous regime of surf, sand and sunsets with one of the hotel’s free daily yoga or meditation classes. Jalan Laksmana’s upmarket clothes and interiors boutiques are just a leisurely stroll away, but guests can also hop on the hotel’s free shuttle to the air-conditioned comfort of the Seminyak Square shopping centre.

Further afield, Bali’s lush paddy fields and rich heritage beg to be explored. The hotel can arrange excursions to nearby temples and sundowner hotspots aboard one of its vintage Volkswagen vans, or a well-deserved beach picnic at the end of a scenic cycle. Catch a hypnotising kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple (you can borrow the requisite sash at the entrance), or brave the slippery stones to picturesque, wave-kissed Tanah Lot.

Local restaurants

Paddy-facing Métis (+62 361 4737 888) is all crisp linens, trailing greenery and imposing Balinese carvings. The French-Mediterranean fare is equally impressive, with standalone menus dedicated to foie gras and soufflés. Sarong’s indoor-outdoor pavilions have been dressed with plump sofas, elegant drapes and intimate lighting (+62 361 4737 809). The fusion food here is exceptional; book ahead to sample soft shell crab, crunchy mango salad and slow-cooked pork belly.

Local cafés

Stop by quirky Sea Circus (+62 361 738 667) after a day of surfing: their classic eggs, moreish tacos and zingy ceviches are sure to hit the spot. In Kuta, Ubud import Grocer and Grind (+62 361 730 418) serves fresh juices, brunch staples and seriously good coffee, and you can stock up on cold cuts, antipasti and home-made bread for your excursions in the deli next door.

Local bars

Make Seminyak’s iconic beach clubs your headquarters. Down the beach, Ku De Ta (+62 (0)361 736969) has day-beds, fabulous cocktails and legendary sunsets; next-door neighbour Potato Head Beach Club is much the same, but with an added sprinkle of new-kid-on-the-beach cool (+62 361 473 7979). Unpretentious La Plancha has hearty tapas and a flirty flashpacker vibe – it might have something to do with the supersized beanbags strewn on the beach. La Favela (+62 361 730603) has plenty of nooks and crannies for more intimate drinks and tropical gardens, heady tipples and quirky good looks to boot.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachfront hotel in Seminyak and unpacked their flip-flops and wide-brimmed hats, a full account of their relaxed luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Alila Seminyak in Bali…

A short stroll from the designer-sandal-beaten path of Seminyak’s stylish main drag, Alila Seminyak stands vigil over Petitenget beach. An ode to clean lines, pared-down palettes and modern Asian aesthetics, this minimalist retreat embraces Bali’s indoor-outdoor approach to living. Vertical planting has turned its walls into delicate tropical frescoes; rooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to let the sea breeze in. Much of the resort’s focus is on sensual pleasures: indulge in fragrant scrubs and lomi-lomi massages in the stylish spa, feast on fresh-from-the sea produce in the Restaurant, or simply slip into one of the three infinity pools for startling, uninterrupted ocean views. Away from the beach, Bali’s verdant landscape, irresistible boutiques and fascinating heritage await: hop aboard one of Alila’s vintage Volkswagen vans for a personalised tour of this idyllic island.

 

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 Alila Seminyak’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The garden villa - so great for our little family. Sarong is our favourite restaurant spot there. We travelled with a baby and toddler. Everyone equally loved it - bonus!

Don’t expect

The food isn't amazing but is good by big hotel standards

Rating

Stayed on 29 Jul 2016