Need to know
240, including 141 suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in time, 3pm. Late check-out up to 6pm subject to availability and a half-day charge.
Double rooms from $450.12 (IDR5,992,230), excluding tax at 21 per cent.
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.
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.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 17 April 2018, 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.
Take your pick from a trio of freshwater infinity pools, sleek, wood-decked numbers perfectly positioned to blend into the blue, blue sea.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Kids of all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.