Bali, Indonesia

Luna2

Rates from (ex tax)$300.00

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 (USD363.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Space oddity

Setting

A saunter from Seminyak Beach

A paradise for every jet-setting design-junkie, boutique hotel Luna2 is a family-friendly pad that pulls off space-savvy style with ease. With a minimalist aesthetic and futuristic-flair, everything in these digs has a distinct Luna2 spin: from the ‘in-flight dining’ options to the Lunamobile and the underwater tunes playing in the pool.

Smith Extra

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An 'in-flight' dining experience for two, including a glass of wine each, delivered by a Luna2 hostess

Facilities

Photos Luna2 facilities

Need to know

Rooms

14 studios, including three Grand Studios and one Sunset Studio.

Check–Out

12 noon; check-in, from 2pm, unless by prior arrangement. Late check-outs may rack up an additional night’s fee, so make sure to ask.

Rates

Double rooms from $300.00, 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 (USD363.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast, the services of a studio attendant and a kids’ coordinator, movies in the Lunaplex cinema, babysitting and WiFi.

Also

Lunaplex, the hotel’s 16-seat cinema, hosts daily screenings of both old and new flicks. Sit back in one of the low-slung Luna lounge chairs and let your ‘flight attendant’ treat you to popcorn, inventive snacks, home-made ice-cream, popcorn-inspired cocktails and icy champagne. Guests are well looked after here: a team of staff, including a concierge, international chefs, spa therapists and drivers, can be summoned to their hideaway.

Hotel closed

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

Stretch of Seminyak beach just a stroll away, 16-seat cinema, free WiFi, DVDs and games. In rooms: two flatscreen TVs and a retro Brionvega set, preloaded iPod with dock; iPad, maxibar, Smeg fridge, Nespresso machine.

Our favourite rooms

It’s gotta be the Sunset Studio, which has two balconies so you can spy on the stars at night and the ocean, pool and sunset by day. This bright blue studio also has its own bar and on-loan bartender, and can connect to one of the Grand Studios, making it a good choice for sociable holidaymakers.

Poolside

Lined with Mondrian-inspired, colour-block mosaics, the pool is surrounded by loungers for those who’d rather keep their heads above water and recline with a granita or something boozy.

Packing tips

Daft Punk-inspired helmets for cycling and motorbike tours. Outdoorsy types should bring swimmers for posing on the nearby Seminyak Beach, surfing, scuba-diving and the boat trips that staff can arrange.

Also

In-room spa treatments can be arranged upon request, as can pampering by the pool. Health and fitness programmes are available at the pool podium, Fuel Station: pick from boxfit on the beach to yoga in Space. Smokers can light up in Pop! bar and Space.

Children

Mini Smiths of all ages are welcome: cots (for under-4s) and extra beds (for under-12s) are free (US$75 a night for over-13s) and available on request. Babysitting can be arranged, with two hours’ notice (or 24, if it’s a night slot).

Best for

Chirpy tweens and independent teens.

Recommended rooms

With floating kitchen counter and plenty of lounge space, the Grand Studios are available to interconnect with Studio rooms, which have the added bonus of a secluded kids’ corner for prime viewing of the retro Brionvega TV.

Activities

Young ’uns will happily spend their days rummaging through the books, gaming consols, movies and board games at LunaPlex, the in-house cinema. Supervised by Luna2’s kids’ coordinator, surfing classes, swimming and cooking lessons, sight-seeing excursions and fitness sessions can be arranged upon request.

 

Swimming pool

The swimming pool is totally tot-friendly and arm bands and swimming aids can be supplied.

Meals

Tots are welcome in Orbit, which has a 'junior gastronauts' menu (dishes include prawn cocktail, garlic snails and lemon meringue pie). Highchairs can be provided.

 

Babysitting

Babysitters are available any time of day (two hours’ notice required) at no charge. Night-time services are also available, but must be arranged one day in advance.

Food and Drink

Photos Luna2 food and drink

Top Table

Sit in the bubble dining window at Orbit, overlooking the pool, and appraise the other guests' backstroke and beachwear.

Dress Code

Contemporary cosmic: bright white and futuristic, or sharp cuts and digital print.

Hotel restaurant

Launch your intergalactic dining experience at Orbit, the crisp white eatery splashed with pops of sunflower yellow. The playful, globe-trotting menu puts a new spin on classic dishes, including nostalgic British dishes – strawberry Eton mess, a Sunday roast and baked beans at breakfast – alongside more exotic options: butterfish with lemongrass foam, and tomato soup with parmesan straws, for example.

Hotel bar

From Orbit, a spiral staircase descends into Pop! Lounge Bar, an underground den decked out in purples, shocking pinks and silver, with an illuminated dance-floor, perfect for busting out new-age moves. A DJ spins until the early hours as the futuristically fashionable sip creative cocktails and premium spirits. Closer to the heavens, Space Champagne & Caviar is a rooftop bar with sweeping ocean views, a satellite kitchen and DJ booth. Grab a perch for cocktails at sunset (mixed by brilliant barkeep Helmut Roessler's team); home in on the signature Lunatini (citrus-infused Belvedere vodka, Veuve Clicquot champagne and lime) or order the 'Space champagne & caviar' experience (4pm–10pm), which does what it says on the beluga-filled tin. The surrounding's are suitably cosmic, with rocket-shaped cocktail shakers, sputnik-style lights and a replica NASA spacesuit. 

 

Last orders

Drinks flow at rooftop drinking hole, Space, until 8pm; Pop! is open until midnight Sun–Thurs (1am Fri–Sat).

Room service

The main menu is available 6pm–10pm, with dishes such as pork belly with spiced pork cheek, poached sea bass with lobster tortellini, truffled brie with honey and a tempting array of desserts. If the midnight munchies hit, order from the late-night menu.

Location

Photos Luna2 location
Address
Luna2
Jalan Sarinande No.20
Seminyak
80361
Seminyak
Indonesia

Planes

Fly into Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai) in the island’s capital, Denpasar, which is a 30-minute drive from Luna2. The Visa On Arrival charge is US$35 a person.

Automobiles

If you’ve got the gumption to tackle Denpasar’s chaotic traffic and common traffic jams, Luna2 has a car park adjacent to the hotel and also provides valet parking. However, the most sensible way to arrive is with the hotel’s VIP chauffeur service (for an extra cost; prices vary depending on the service chosen): you’ll be whisked through customs, whooshed into a sleek 'Lunamobile' with cold towels, cold drinks, salty snacks and a menu of tunes, to get you in the mood for what’s to come.

Worth getting out of bed for

Boasting glorious beaches, spectacular sunsets and bucket-loads of beach bars, Seminyak is home to a buzzing social scene. High-end boutiques and spas will entice you away – if only for a short while – and watersport adventures, cultural excursions and family-friendly activities are all easily arranged. Take the flavours of Balinese cuisine home with a foodie experience at Dean’s Bali Cooking School. Choose from either a Balinese Jimbaran seafood class or a Balinese Badung spice class, before trawling markets for fresh local produce and whipping up a culinary sensation. At Waterbom Bali, a liquid playground for the young and young at heart, you can race down waterslides that slice through lush tropical gardens, float down Lazy River and sip a stirred or shaken concoction at the sunken pool bar.

Local restaurants

The interiors of Mama San are akin to a colonial speakeasy in 1920s Shanghai – a refreshing change from the open-air Balinese eateries, and a welcome escape from the heat. Pull up a chair in the main restaurant, below the image of Mama San herself, and enjoy a selection of of Asian dim sum dumplings, stir fries, curries and braises. Those with more refined tastes should book a table at their tasting club. Like a large chefs table on the second floor, the club offers diners the chance to chat to chef Wil Meyrick as he and the bar's mixologists add the finishing flavours to their culinary creations. A short stroll north up the beach will bring you to elegant seaside restaurant La Lucciola (+62 361 730 838) beside Petitenget Temple, an iconic spot loved for its mellow vibe and delicious Mediterranean fare. Tree lights up the romance factor at 'La Looch', as you watch the waves roll in, cocktail in hand. Another firm favourite is Sardine (+62 361 738 202) at 21 Jalan Petitenget, an easy 10-minute drive away, set in a striking bamboo house overlooking rice paddies. Sardines are the house speciality on the daily-changing menu, and there's a lovely bar for a pre-dinner sharpener.

Local cafés

Each bean at Revolver Espresso is roasted and blended in Bali to ensure your taste-buds get the full flavour. You can get a cup to go, but then you'd miss their slightly bizarre bohemian interiors with a studded metal bar, revolvers on the walls, chandeliers and a bright pink, flowery courtyard. If that doesn't make you want to stay, their Hawaii five O poke bowl, hells angels crispy wings and chicken drums, and smoking barrel full English breakfast will certainly have you searching for a table.  

Local bars

There's always an event on at Kilo Lounge on Tanjong Pagar Road. Head down to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail in the laidback, living-room style bar, then dine in the restauarnt upstairs before returning for a night of music, dancing and drinking at one of their unmissible parties or live music concerts.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

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 family-friendly boutique hotel in Bali and unpacked their space-suit and flip-flops, a full account of their luxury beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Luna2 Studiotel in Seminyak…

Ground Control to Major Smith: ever wanted to go to space camp but missed out on the mission? Luna2 is your chance to live out your futuristic fantasies (Princess Leia not included). More NASA-chic than beachside bungalow, Luna2 ditches understatement for bespoke furnishings, metallic accents, a Panton-esque façade plucked from a sci-fi trilogy and refreshingly simple architecture. As far away from Balinese tradition as you could get in this cosmos, pads at Luna2 Studiotel have bold hypnotic optic art, whizz-bang wizardry and balconies overlooking the pool. Have an out-of-this-world request? Give your private studio butler a buzz and go back to working your way through the champagne and Chupa Chups in your in-room mini Smeg fridge. Travelling through the studios to the mosaics lining the pool and the restaurant interior, the bold primary colour palette is a not-so-subtle nod to Luna2’s fun nature, playful nostalgia and ‘funked-up modernism’ design ethos. Prepare to launch, Lunatics.

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 Luna2’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The design, friendly staff and location.

Don’t expect

Big grounds, flash amenities.

Rating

Stayed on 11 Sep 2015