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The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #27 of 148 Hotels in Seminyak
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This past April, my wife and I held our latest vacation in the South East Asia area of this beautiful planet. This trip involved several legs of various durations, starting in Bangkok, then Jakarta, a few days in Borneo and then finally Bali.

In Bali, we had a beach view villa (#1107) with private dive pool. Staff at the Seminyak are completely dedicated and courteous. Lay out of the villa is in good taste and reflective of the Balinese experience. My wife even mentioned that the bathroom was to die for ... :-) women ! The grounds are lush and well maintained. The pools are also maintained on a daily basis. The beach is wide and long, which allows for gentle walks throughout hours. The included breakfast buffet is above expectations, and both of us usually shy away and prefer ‘‘a la carte’’ meals. However, the Serminyak has made a believer out of us when it comes to buffet breakfasts. Meals on site are fresh, well prepared and in good taste.

A few points of concerns apart from the initial hiccups on our first day, starting with the airport pickup and subsequent room service. As indicated ‘‘a la carte meals’’ are well prepared and reasonably priced. On the other hand, ‘‘liquid charges’’ are astronomical and bordering on ‘‘abusive’’. As an example, for a lunch meal grilled fish of the day we both had, it was about 14$ per plate. However a bottle of water and 1 glass of wine each (nothing out of a special cellar) added to the final invoice which amounted above 75$. What is more perplexing is that the price of bottled water is about 12$ per unit, considering this is free in the villa… go figure. This is not an isolated incident either. On another occasion, we both ordered a martini which ended up costing 36$ in total, all things included.

Another issue of lesser importance, but yet when you are paying for a room (villa) at more than 1000$ per day you would expect a broader maintenance and upkeep schedule. To explain a bit more, for example, chair cushions and sunbathing mattress cover were very much used. Bathroom towels always appeared to be dirty, although we know that they were washed every day. The beautiful furniture is starting to decay (for example, bottom of the pedestals of the dining table). So basically on this front there is real improvement to be achieved.

This said, we still enjoyed the Seminyak Beach & Spa Resort experience … we hope that the operators of this site recognize the level of dedication of every member of the staff… they are a great group and everyone (gardeners, restaurant personel, to front desk, and so many more) were on top of their game !

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Sophie and Paul V
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2014

Dear Sophie and Paul V,

Thank you for choosing our resort as one of your South East Asia holiday destination.

We are delighted to hear of your experience and trust that our team had extended a warmhearted hospitality throughout your stay.

Rest assured that your constructive feedback has been shared with our team as this allows us to look into the areas where we have failed to meet your expectations.

Looking forward to welcome you back to our resort, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for any assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Great location, friendly staff, beds are super comfortable wish I bought it home with me, best sunsets by the pool at happy hour overall great would stay again was disappointed not to have a towel animal on my bed though

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Melissa D
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2014

Dear Melissa D,

Thank you for taking your time to share us your review here.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your compliment for our team.

We hope to welcome you again and please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for further assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed at the Seminyak Beach Resort in March this year. It has a very nice location and is a compact hotel with a lovely view of the beach and sea. The rooms are nice but the upkeep is not good at all! It's quite an expensive property and for the same price there are better hotels nearby! The paint work near the electrical points are terrible and when I put on the plug for the electric kettle the whole socket came off! I changed my room as it was very dusty but to my dismay found the same paint work problem and dust in the next room too! I had to stand and get the room cleaned! I had an ocean facing suite which is in the higher category! The receptionist who checked me in was very unprofessional. In a 5 star property one expects trained staff at the very least! The Oberoi or The Legian both next door seem like a much better choice!!

Room Tip: The Ocean view suites are good. The beach villas are near the pool but not necessary one would get a...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank MaggieNewDelhi
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear MaggieNewDelhi.

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor.

We certainly appreciate for the kind words about our location and view of the resort. However, I would like to personally apologize for the inconveniences in the room during your stay. I have taken note of the issues, and will work with the team to improve upon our property and experiences

Thank you for sharing your comments, we do hope to welcome you back in the future.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We went to the Seminyak for my sister's wedding last week and it was incredible. The whole resort is amazing - the rooms, the pools - everything. And the staff made my sister and brother in law's wedding fantastic, no query was too much. The staff were all friendly and accommodating, going out of their way to make the time special for us.

The hotel is very well located and being right on the beach was really special.

Can’t recommend highly enough – a magical spot.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank MMorgan555
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear MMorgan555,

Thank your for sharing your review of your fantastic stay with us.

We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us, and glad that your sister and her husband were happy with the wedding arrangement. Your comments will be shared with the team who will be very happy to hear that.

We would love to have you stay again with us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for any assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Wow! What a place to stay - I cannot fault this hotel. We stayed for 7 nights and had a wonderful time at The Seminyak. Location is great - walking distance to all the restaurants but far enough away to be quiet. The beachfront location meant we received a daily breeze that kept it nice and cool by the pool. The staff were wonderful and extremely willing to help with any request we had - big or small. Wonderful buffet breakfast every morning.

Will be returning soon and highly recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank macman196466
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear macman196466,

Thank you for sharing this glowing review of your experience with us here on TripAdvisor

We are most delighted to know that you and your family had enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your compliments for our team.

We look forward to welcome you home soon, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for any assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is the best hotel we have stayed at in Seminyak. Location on the golden mile is absolutely ideal. Right next door to Ku De Ta, very close walking distance to all the big names....Sea Circus, Bodyworks, Motel Mexicola, Potato Head etc. All the staff so lovely and skilled. Everyone says hello, even the gardeners. Makes you feel special. Nothing too much trouble. Gorgeous pools, lovely rooms and grounds. Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Mintox33,

Thank you for your kind review here on TripAdvisor.

It is always a heartwarming to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially due to hospitality and service of our team. We take great pride to say that our team is our greatest asset.

We hope that your fabulous experience will bring you back to our resort, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for any assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We just spent 4 nights here and our stay was truly perfect.

Online, with the hotel we got very good rates for a garden room. Contrary to some reviews, we found our lodging to be excellent for the price. It was quite "design" , huge bed, incredible bathroom and amenities. Shower power and hot water fine. We had a poolside ground floor room with a charming terrace. No noise from the street at all. To cross, there was always a security officer who stopped whatever little traffic there was.

True, the breakfast buffet was the best ever we had with a choice of everything you could imagine including changing Asian dishes daily. Many dishes were prepared personally for you and there was never a wait. Coffee and tea served directly to your table, with many choices. The surroundings were beautiful as well.

The beach was perfect for us. There were security zones flagged off and we were able to swim daily in the rough ocean which we loved! Strange that lifeguard stations did exist but they were always in prohibited zones of swimming. One could rent surfboards (even take lessons) and bodyboards. The people selling their wares on the beach were not at all aggressive and quite pleasant to talk to. You really felt comfortable and safe. Towels were abundant and huge and true, no beach umbrellas spoiling the view (tide was too high at times to only allow for a narrow strip of sand but almost everyone stayed on the grassy grounds).

Close to many restaurants and shopping (reserve the Sarong and Mamasan), walking or very inexpensive taxis were easy going.

The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful and the rooms were well cleaned twice daily.

We would definitely recommend this hotel and would return for sure.

Room Tip: Garden room fine and cheaper
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jocaloda
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TheSeminyak, The Management at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Jocaloda,

Thank you for sharing your lovely review of your recent stay with us.

We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed all aspects of the resort. We share all reviews and feedback with our staff and it is a source of pride for all of us to receive this feedback.

We look forward to welcome you back to our resort, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reservation@theseminyak.com for any assistance.

Warm regards,
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa Management

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Additional Information about The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya | Seminyak Beach, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#11 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#24 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#26 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range: £125 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seminyak is stylish beachfront resort that represents a new era in Bali's evolving hospitality industry. The property is all about tropical sophistication with a choice of elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and villas designed to accommodate the needs of today's savvy travelers. Set within a charming landscape that encompasses native greenery, lily ponds and traditional thatched pavilions.The Seminyak is a modern retreat with distinct Balinese touches that provides a welcome escape from the outside world. A signature brand of hospitality together with heartfelt service promises a truly unrivaled experience. ... more   less 
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