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Seminyak Accommodation Guide: Where To Stay In Seminyak Bali

Seminyak is one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali. Brimming with delicious restaurants, beach clubs, boutique shops, beaches and also being not too 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 tranquillity 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. We will share everything we know from personal experience to help you decide on the best place to stay in Seminyak. Here’s our Seminyak Accommodation guide which includes the best places to stay in Seminyak from luxury hotels to those that offer great value for money and our Seminyak area guide.


Where To Stay In Seminyak? Seminyak Area Guide
How Long To Stay In Seminyak?
Booking Accommodation In Seminyak
Seminyak Accommodation Guide

  • Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Seminyak
  • Luxury For Less
  • Best Hotels In Seminyak Under $200/night
  • Best Hotels In Seminyak Under $100/night

Where to stay in Seminyak? Seminyak Area Guide

Seminyak Street Map

Here is a quick Seminyak area guide to help you decide what is the best area of Seminyak to stay for you.

Seminyak sits in between Legian (south of Seminyak) and Canggu (north of Seminyak).

Petitenget is an area located in the north of Seminyak and has some great restaurants and boutique shops. This is the area where Potato Head Beach Club and hotels like Alila Seminyak and 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. This is one of the best areas to stay in Seminyak if shopping is a priority.

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.

And the area lining the beach, depending on where exactly, may not be as close to the main shops and restaurants, but is obviously the easiest place to stay to access the beach. Petitenget is the best area to stay in Seminyak if you want to stay close to the beach as well as shops and restaurants.

So what is the best area to stay in Seminyak overall? It’s really a personal preference, but for us, we think Petitinget is the best area to stay in Seminyak as it has a nice mix of boutique shops, delicious restaurants, beach and beautiful hotels. We love the feel of this area and it can feel more tranquil than other parts, although full disclosure, it is still very busy.

How Long To Stay In Seminyak?

Some people come to Bali and only visit Seminyak or one destination, but we’d definitely recommend staying in at least two different areas to get to know Bali a little better. With that being said, how long to stay in Seminyak really depends on the length of your Bali holiday. But as a guide, we would say staying two to three days in Seminyak is a good minimum. If you choose to use Seminyak as a base to explore Bali, or just want to relax in one place, then one week would be good.

Booking Accommodation In Seminyak

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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 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.

Splurge: The Best 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 are our favourite picks for luxury Seminyak hotels.

Alila Seminyak | $397 AUD | Check Prices

Alila Seminyak Bali

We are always blown away by how simply beautiful Alila hotels are, and we have absolutely loved staying with Alila in Ubud and Manggis. So, it came as no surprise to us that we absolutely fell in love with Alila Seminyak on a recent trip to Bali. Alila Seminyak is definitely one of the best luxury hotels in Seminyak, located right on the beach. It’s extremely relaxing, the rooms feel luxurious but simple and cosy at the same time, and we could spend all day in their beautiful infinity pools. Whether you stay here or somewhere else in Seminyak, Alila Seminyak is home to one of our favourite restaurants in Seminyak, Seasalt. One thing we love is that the hotel was designed and built to minimise the environmental impact. Read more about our stay at Alila Seminyak here.

Anantara Seminyak | $548 AUD | Check Prices

Anantara Seminyak

Anantara Seminyak is a boutique hotel with only 60 rooms, one of the best hotels in Seminyak 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 has a great spa and rooftop restaurant, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar. Read more about our stay here.

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach | $273 AUD | Check Prices

Secret Garden Pool Hotel Indigo Bali

We loved our stay at Hotel Indigo Bali. This beautiful hotel manages to feel both grand and like your own secret little escape all at the same time. The design is stunning, the staff so friendly, the rooms start at 50 SQM, and the secret garden pool is a favourite. Read more about our stay here.

Peppers Seminyak | $580 AUD | Check Prices

Peppers Seminyak

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. Read more about our stay here.

W Hotel | $527 AUD | Check Prices
W Hotel Seminyak
Photo Credit: W Hotel Seminyak

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 | $833 AUD | Check Prices
The Legian bali
Photo Credit: The Legian Bali

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 | $786 AUD | Check Prices
The Samaya Seminyak
Photo Credit: The Samaya Seminyak

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.

Katamama Suites At Desa Potato Head | $522 | Check Prices
Katamama Suites
Photo credit: Katamama Suites

Katamama Suites are located on the same grounds as one of Bali’s best beach clubs, Potato Head Beach Club. Katamama has a beautiful design and an eco-friendly approach. The location is in one of the most convenient places in Seminyak, close to everything you need and want.

The Oberoi Beach Resort | $634 | Check Prices
The Oberoi Seminyak
Photo credit: The Oberoi

The Oberoi Beach Resort, is, as the name suggests, located right on Seminyak Beach. The grounds here are filled with beautiful lush gardens and it’s the perfect place for a relaxing stay.

Luxury For Less

Courtyard By Marriott Seminyak | $280 AUD | Check Prices

Courtyard By Marriott Seminyak Beyond The Room Pool

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 | $205 AUD | Check Prices

U Paasha Seminyak

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 | $277 AUD | Check Prices
Maca Villas
Photo Credit: Maca Villas

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.

Montigo Resorts Seminyak | $276 | Check Prices
Montigo Resorts Seminyak
Photo credit: Montigo Resorts Seminyak

Located near Potato Head Beach Club, Montigo Resorts Seminyak is a nicely designed hotel in a convenient location.

Kanvaz Village Resort | $219 | Check Prices
Kanvaz Village
Photo credit: Kanvaz Village

This 5-star hotel offers value for money and comes well-reviewed.

Hotels In Seminyak For Under $200/night

There are still lots of good options for under $200/night in Seminyak, here are our favourite picks:

IZE Seminyak | $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 | $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.

Amadea Resort & Villas Seminyak | $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.

Hotels In Seminyak For Under $100/night

L Hotel Seminyak | $87 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.

Lloyd’s Inn Bali | $91 | Check Prices

Lloyd’s Inn has a unique modern design and is located in the southern end of Seminyak.

Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak | $40 | Check Prices

A super affordable hotel, with clean simple rooms in a convenient location.

We will continue to update this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best Seminyak Accommodation.

Seminyak Field Guide

Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay in Seminyak, take a look at our Seminyak Field Guide for some more inspiration. Our Seminyak Field Guide has everything you need to hit the ground running, including our favourite food, culture, shops, things to see + do and day trips. We’ve also put all of our favourites onto our own Seminyak Map so you can literally just take it out with you and no research or planning is required.

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What’s your favourite place to stay in Seminyak? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…

This post was originally posted on July 28th, 2016 and last updated on February 5th, 2020.

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  1. Wow the description and write up is very helpful for me. I am planning to go to Bali in August this year and hope the weather will be bright and sunny in August. Did you stay in The Royal Beach Seminyak? Is it good? Im planning to stay there? Is it in the main seminyak area where everything is close that is the eat street and all the beach clubs etc. Plz inform

    1. Hi Zubair, so happy it’s helpful, I’m sure the weather will be great for you in August :) We have not stayed at The Royal Beach Seminyak, but we have stayed literally next to it and it is in a great area. The beach is right their as well as La Plancha and you can walk along the beach to Ku De Ta and even up to Potato Head if you want to. There are places to eat right nearby, but many are a little further away (including ‘eat street’ aka Jl. Laksmana/Jl. Kayu Aya). Easy to get to in a quick 5minute taxi, or you could still walk to some if you wished. If you walk along the beach you can get in quicker. Overall it’s a great location and hope you have a great time in Seminyak!

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing your Bali travel tips! My husband & I are traveling from the US in May for 12 days. The first 3 nights we are staying at the Royal beach in seminyak, the second 3 nights at the Sri ratih cottages in Ubud & then 5 nights on Gili T at the Le Pirate Beach club. Have you stayed at or heard of any of these accomadations? We booked based on visitor ratings & deals on trip advisor. My other question is do we need to have IDR before we leave or can we convert US dollars when we arrive in Bali, and about how much would you budget per day if we wanted to spend freely (not have a strict budget). Thank you!

    1. Hi Katie
      I like the itinerary and whilst we have not stayed at the hotels you have booked, all your hotels look great :) You can change US dollars but I would say it would be better to use the ATMs when you are there. They are easily found and we have never had any issues accessing money in Seminyak and Ubud. There are ATMs on Gili too but maybe just bring it with you to the island. Most hotels and many restaurants and cafes will accept credit/debit cards too if you want to minimise cash out too. Whenever we arrive we normally always use an ATM at the airport before ordering a taxi or making our way to where we are staying.
      In Bali, you can certainly have cheap days but you can still spend big on days too. It is completely dependent on your holiday and travel style and what you get up too. For example, a meal could cost between $2 at a local warung through to $100 dinner and drinks at a fancy restaurant (and everything in-between) and same with everything you can eat/drink/and do in Bali. Hope this helps! Wishing you and your husband an incredible trip!

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