Seminyak is one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali. Brimming with delicious restaurants, beach bars, boutique shops, beaches and not to far from the Airport, it’s easy to see why. All this brings the crowds, so on the other side expect lots of tourists and busy streets. That’s not to say that you can’t find your little piece of tranquility in Seminyak, and one of the best ways to do this is through the Seminyak accommodation that you choose. So figuring out where to stay in Seminyak is an important part of planning your holiday to Bali, to make sure you get the best Bali experience. Our stays in Seminyak have been fun and memorable, and we wanted to share everything we know from personal experience and extensive research to help you decide on the best place to stay in Seminyak. Here’s our Seminyak Accommodation guide…
- Absolute Splurge
- Luxe For Less
- Hotels In Seminyak Under $200/night
Where to stay in Seminyak? Lets get oriented.
Here are a few things to help you get oriented to Seminyak, so when you look at a map of where your hotel is, you know whats directly around you.
Seminyak sits in between Legian (south of Seminyak) and Canggu (north of Seminyak).
Petitenget is an area of Seminyak that is more in the north and has some great restaurants and boutique shops. This is the area where Potato Head Beach Club and the W Hotel are.
Jalan Kayu Ayu (otherwise known as Laksmana) is one of the main streets in Seminyak lined with restaurants and boutique shops. It’s more inland and not right near the beach.
The southern area of Seminyak directly borders Legian, around the area of La Plancha beach bar and Double Six Beach. This area expectedly has more of a ‘Legian’ vibe than other parts of Seminyak, which isn’t a bad thing, just different.
Booking Accommodation In Seminyak
We love using Agoda as they have a great range of properties in Bali at competitive prices.
Booking.com is another great option, one of our favourite ways to book Seminyak accommodation.
Airbnb tend to have a lot of villa options for Bali, so another good option if looking to stay in a villa. Often have discounts for stays of a week or more.
Seminyak Accommodation Guide
We have been lucky enough to stay in lots of amazing accommodation throughout Seminyak, but we haven’t stayed everywhere and want to make sure we are recommending the best. So the recommendations below are based on our favourites that we have stayed in, knowledge of Seminyak hotels and their specific locations throughout Seminyak, lots of research, reading reviews, hearing from you guys and just putting this all together with our own experience of Seminyak.
Please note: Prices were accurate at the time of this post, based on peak season, and are per night.
Absolute Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Seminyak
There are so many amazing places to stay in Bali, and Seminyak is no exception. We look for hotels in a great location, with great design and service. Here our our favourite picks for luxury Seminyak accommodation.
Anantara Seminyak | from $314 AUD | Check Prices
Anantara Seminyak is a boutique hotel with only 60 rooms, perfect for couples. The rooms are absolutely massive (from 80 m2) and feel so luxurious with their marble and wood finishes. Oh, not to mention it’s right on Seminyak beach, the views over the beach are amazing and don’t even get me started about sunset. Anantara Seminyak also have a great spa and rooftop restaurant/bar, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar. If you don’t stay here, definitely come here for sunset 🙂 Read more about our stay here.
Alila Seminyak | from $263 AUD | Check Prices
Although we haven’t yet stayed at Alila’s Seminyak hotel, we have absolutely loved staying with Alila in Ubud and Manggis. Alila is a brand we love and Alila Seminyak is their newest Bali hotel. It looks amazing and I’m in love with the minimal design. One thing I admire is that the hotel was designed and built to minimise the environmental impact.
Peppers Seminyak | from $620 AUD | Check Prices
Peppers Seminyak is a villa/hotel hybrid, combining the best of both worlds in Seminyak. With 48 villas ranging from 1 through to 5 bedrooms, and combining this with resort facilities such as a restaurant, gym, spa and pool (all villas have their own pool too!), leads to an unforgettable stay. We were blown away when we arrived and walked into our villa… even the door’s beautiful 😉 Read more about our stay here.
W Hotel | from $482 AUD | Check Prices
A hotel we are yet to stay in, but an obvious pick to recommend. The hotel is beautiful with a huge pool area, bars, restaurants, uniquely designed rooms and great dining.
The Legian | from $889 AUD | Check Prices
The Legian is an iconic hotel, but don’t be fooled by the name, it’s actually in Seminyak. And it’s in a great location in Seminyak, right on the beach and also near shops, restaurants and beach clubs. A beautiful 5 star hotel that comes well reviewed.
The Samaya | from $771 AUD | Check Prices
The Samaya is another 5 star hotel right on the beach and with shops, restaurants and beach clubs within walking distance. The Samaya is unique in that they only have pool villas. They also have a great restaurant where you can sit almost on the beach.
Luxe For Less
Courtyard By Marriott Seminyak | from $280 AUD | Check Prices
Courtyard By Marriott Seminyak is a great hotel for groups of friends, young couples and families. It’s a really inviting and fun hotel, with a great pool area, and in between the beach and the main road for shops. Read more about our stay here.
U Paasha | from $205 AUD | Check Prices
We loved our stay at U Paasha, with a great location, open spacious room and great rooftop pool. We also thought their idea of 24 hour check-in/check-out times were great and flexible. Basically if you check in at 6pm you can check out at 6pm.
Maca Villas & Spa | from $277 AUD | Check Prices
We first discovered Maca Villas & Spa by visiting Ippolito Speciality Coffee which is located within the Mase Kitchen Restaurant, the restaurant linked to the Maca Villas & Spa. We loved our breakfast and coffee here, so that would be a nice addition to the beautiful villas. Although a little isolated, they offer a free shuttle service.
Hotels In Seminyak For Under $200/night
There are still lots of good options for under $200/night in Seminyak, but here are our favourite picks:
IZE Seminyak | from $120 AUD | Check Prices
IZE Seminyak looks like a hotel providing great value for money. In a great location, particularly for restaurants and shops, and with a simple modern design.
Four Points by Sheraton Bali Seminyak | from $186 AUD | Check Prices
Located in a quieter part of Seminyak, stay here if you want to be in Seminyak but further away from the main area. A nicely designed hotel and rooms.
L Hotel Seminyak | from $102 AUD | Check Prices
The L Hotel Seminyak is in a quieter area of Seminyak, although still on a busy road. The design is aimed at luxury, albeit a little over the top at times. Still, it seems to provide good value for money.
Amadea Resort & Villas Seminyak | from $147 AUD | Check Prices
Although the rooms are quite simple, the location is great, particularly for access to food and shopping. It also comes quite well reviewed.
We will continually updating this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best Seminyak Accommodation.