The message on a button by the poolside lounges reads, “Need anything?”. You just might, if gazing into the palm trees or out to sea between dips in the terraced pool stretches from morning to afternoon at the colourful W Bali. Read on for the full review.
The hotel boasts 229 modern-tropical guestrooms, suites and villas (with ocean or garden outlooks), a seafood restaurant with sunset views, 24-hour spa offering oxygen top-ups and an ambient house-music heartbeat. If you find time (or motivation), Seminyak’s trendy boutiques and welcoming warungs are waiting at the end of the bamboo-shaded driveway.
Where is W Bali?
Located in the heart of vibrant Seminyak, nestled between Kuta and Canggu, beachside W Bali is a 30-minute drive (depending on traffic) from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
What’s near W Bali?
If you’re keen to go shopping, dine out or experience the local nightlife, W Bali is in a prime position. The famous Potato Head Beach Club is next door so you can wander in fresh from the shore, while sunset cocktails at Ku De Ta are just a 20-minute walk away. Tempted to take up a treatment? Bodyworks spa is your reward after a breezy 10-minute stroll.
The 151 entry-level garden and ocean view rooms are a spacious 64 square metres and ideal for couples, as are the six suites. The property’s 72 one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas have private pools and suit families and groups of friends. All spaces are contemporary and comfortable, with integrated technology, mini bars, pops of tropical colour and terrazzo and timber accents. Fourth and fifth floor Spectacular Ocean Facing rooms have spa-like bathrooms with generously sized soaking tubs and skylights that flood the space with natural light.
Restaurants and bars
Starfish Bloo is W Bali’s crowd-pleasing beachside restaurant with an ocean-inspired menu; order the seafood platter for oysters, lobster, prawns, clams and sashimi, with butter and garlic sauce or local spicy sambals. Fire has a moody, sophisticated atmosphere and a menu of grilled proteins including Black Angus Tomahawk steak, Tasmanian salmon and organic chicken.. Both restaurants serve buffet breakfast daily, which includes Western and Indonesian dishes and excellent local coffee. Woobar hosts DJs and dancing on the pool deck, while W Lounge in the lobby is the place for a quiet Martini (or two).
W Bali is committed to water and energy conservation – with efficient appliances, time and motion sensors and water conserving fixtures – and minimises waste by recycling, composting and using plastic alternatives such as glass water bottles in guest rooms. Linen and towel replacements are by request.
Travel for work
The property has seven meeting and event areas including a 330-person space for conferences and five breakout rooms for smaller board meetings and corporate catch-ups. Those keen to keep track of emails or take a few hours to focus will find plenty of comfy places to set up in the lobby or even by the pool.
Spa and pool
If a massage at any hour feels like the ultimate holiday vibe, W Bali’s Away Spa – open 24 hours a day – delivers. Book in for a facial or massage, or alternate between the steam room and plunge pool. For guests who don’t have a private pool, the terraced main pool doesn’t disappoint – picture oversized neon pink and yellow cushions to relax on, buttons by the loungers to order snacks and cocktails (from poolside Woobar) and, best of all, ocean views through the palm trees.
What you need to know
If you’ve had a little too much fun the night before, head to Spa Away for a complimentary hit of oxygen to clear your fuzzy head.
Best for: Young couples and families
Design: Colourful contemporary
Number of rooms: 229 (including suites and villas)
Rates: From IDR 4,500,000 per night
Wi-fi: Free and fastParking: Free on-site guest parking
Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Telephone: +62 361 3000 106
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*30% less points relates to the price compared to the value of a point prior to February 2022.