Discover Seminyak’s best villas and bungalows

By Lachlan Probyn,

When it comes to Bali, you know the score: partying in Kuta, beach chilling in Jimbaran Bay, and yoga retreating in Ubud. This time around though, it’s all about Seminyak.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Seminyak, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of the best hotels in Seminyak. From luxury villas to pool-view rooms, these wow-factor places are certain to leave you with a hankering for a dreamy vacay in this thriving hub of Bali.

Tony’s Villas & Resort

Seminyak has become known for its robust offering of quality restaurants and dynamic nightlife. In its heart, you can find the Potato Beach Club – a popular restaurant-come-bar that offers a varied music selection. After your night of frivolity, you only need to head a short 500 metres to Tony’s Villas & Resort and retreat in luxury.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, the people at this place truly know what elegant accommodation is all about. Pool view rooms, private bungalows, and one-bedroom pool villas are nestled throughout a tropical garden and offer all the indulgent essentials like an outdoor bath and private pool.

If you’d prefer to swim and mingle at the same time, you can head to the resort’s main pool which is open from 7am to 7:30pm. After burning a couple of laps, restore your energy at the pool’s sunken swim-up bar and choose from a range of food and beverage options.

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W Retreat and Spa

The word is out, W Retreat and Spa is one of Seminyak’s hottest destinations! Whether you’re planning a rowdy group vacay, or you’re hoping to keep things intimate with your +1, this place will keep you talking for months. Rooms, suites, and villas blend timber and glass, and feature rainfall showerheads, flat-screen TVs, and luxury toiletries.

The Extreme Wow three-bedroom pool villa is ideal if you’re bringing your mates along. We’re talking two king bedrooms and one twin, a kitchen with BBQ equipment, a living and dining room, and a 77 square metre pool. As fun as the heart of Seminyak may be, why would you ever want to leave all these luxuries bundled in the one villa?

The only thing that beats a refreshing dip in your private pool is a therapeutic massage. At Away Spa, choose from several healing treatments including the scent alchemist aromatherapy massage. If the lads are a little uneasy about this, they can opt for the ‘what men want’ package which offers a range of treatments specifically tailored to men.

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Equilibria Seminyak

With a name like Equilibria, it couldn’t be any clearer what this hotel is all about. Adhering to the philosophy of maintaining intellectual, emotional, and physical balance, the hotel filters six key facets of equilibrium into the guest experience: romance, pamper, senses, nutrition, wellness, and green living.

Here, three different accommodation types are on offer: the pool villa, waterfall villa, or signature villa. Whichever option you choose, appreciate a deep stone bath, floor-to-ceiling opening doors, a private bamboo garden, and your very own pool. In the morning, recline on your personal sun lounge and make use of the 24-hour butler service: cocktail of course!

As part of equilibria’s green living initiative, you can experience many of the hotel’s eco-oriented features. Sleep on 100% bamboo linen that is softer, cooler, and greener than cotton, marvel at the hotel’s décor which is made from junk including plastic bottles, and read your menu at dinner from an iPad rather than paper. Sounds like a whole lot of luxury – guilt free.

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La Beau Kunti Villa

When you arrive at La Beau Kunti, you know you’re in for a unique experience. Follow a series of palm-lined laneways and pass fragrant frangipani-filled fountains before you finally arrive at your private, gated villa.

The one and two-bedroom villas treat guests to sleek furnishings, rose petal-filled bathtubs, and beds flanked by sheer curtains. And the best bit? You don’t even need to leave your villa to get wet, as they all come with a private pool and gazebo.

La Beau Kunti is well positioned, just minutes from the high-end entertainment spots and award-winning restaurants of Seminyak. If you’d rather have your food a little closer to home though, the in-house restaurant delivers Balinese and Western food directly to your villa.

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One Eleven

For an unsurpassed experience of luxury and intimacy, you can’t beat One Eleven. This five-star, adults-only hotel offers nine superior villas that lend themselves to a Japanese aesthetic of clean lines and subtle tones.

Aspiring to the lexicon of blending the indoors and outdoors, the bedroom, bathroom, and living room feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private garden and a 14-metre swimming pool. One Eleven is aware of how attached you might become to your villa, which is why a private massage in your own gazebo can also be arranged.

In keeping with the hotel’s Japanese theme, in-house restaurant Shiro Sushi Sake serves some top-notch Japanese grub. Here Head Chef, Shiro-San prepares a range of dishes that pay tribute to the tastes of his homeland. Tantalise your palette to the likes of sea urchin, sword fish belly, and flying fish roe.

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Aria Exclusive Villas & Spa

If you’re hoping to create a home-away-from home, Aria Exclusive Villas & Spa is the ideal haven to nest in for the week. The 19 self-contained units are fitted with all the accommodation essentials. Think a lavish bed draped in curtains, a private balcony and terrace, and your very own swimming pool to take a midnight dip in. We’d forgive you for wanting to be recluse here!

Whether you’re looking to woo your respective other into a marriage proposal, or you’re simply hoping to rekindle a little romance while away, Aria has you covered. A private massage service in your room? Yes please! Treatments include the herb therapy massage, which incorporates ginger, lemongrass, and pandan leaves.

Cooking is sexy, so why not attend one of the onsite cooking classes and learn how to chop, dice, and drizzle the perfect meal? Following the class, you’ll get to take home an exclusive Aria apron along with a CD including three different menus. The only difficulty now will be choosing who to invite over!

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Dash Hotel Seminyak

If you thought Seminyak was all about traditional villas and bungalows, think again. Dash Hotel gives Seminyak its own taste of inner city Melbourne – and no one’s complaining! The four-star boutique hotel reflects an industrial aesthetic, with bedrooms featuring large-scale graffiti artwork and contemporary, steel furnishings. Luxury elements including 400-thread count cotton linens, rainfall showers, and complimentary kimonos and slippers guarantee a luxurious stay.

It’s not just rooftop bars that are exclusive to hidden Melbourne laneways either. Dash’s Rooftop Shack Bar also packs a punch as far as drinking at heights is concerned. Catch one of Bali’s famed sunsets and settle into the inviting lounges with a drink in hand.

If one too many cosmopolitans have left you with a hankering for some food, you don’t need to resort to the late-night kebab. Instead head downstairs to MYA Kitchen, where you can sample Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, and Balinese cuisines.

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Destiny Boutique

At Destiny Boutique you can appreciate all the tranquility and elegance of a secluded hotel stay right in the heart of bustling Seminyak. Nestled in a tropical garden, the hotel offers 47 guestrooms that come with an LCD TV, rainfall shower, and a seriously bright – but fabulous – colour scheme.

While Seminyak Beach is just a five-minute walk away, the hotel’s communal facilities are surely tempting enough to keep you put. Take a dunk in the pool, then settle in for the afternoon on your sun bed. If you fancy sipping a cocktail mid-afternoon, you can choose from an extensive menu at the poolside bar.

If you like to mingle with a cocktail in hand, you’ll simply fall smitten with Stardust bar. Head up for happy hour and benefit not only from reduced-priced drinks, but also a stunning sunset view over Bali’s iconic race paddies.

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Aqua Octaviana Bali Villa

If intimacy and authenticity are key, Aqua Octaviana won’t disappoint. This pint-size resort offers ten individually designed villas that showcase an aesthetic of Balinese, Chinese, Javanese, and Dutch colonial influences. As you settle in for the evening, marvel at your villa’s thoughtful mix of antiques, fine arts, paintings, and sculptures.

In the morning, wake up to a complimentary breakfast, then head to the central swimming pool for a refreshing dip. While it may be tempting to lounge by the pool all day, the hotel’s prime location means you have no excuse to skip the sightseeing. Grab a bargain at nearby Seminyak Square, then get some surf, sun, and sand at Seminyak Beach.

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