Wondering where to stay in Seminyak? Seminyak is one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali. Overflowing with delicious restaurants, beach clubs, boutique shops, and beaches, it’s easy to see why. All this brings the crowds, so on the other side expect lots of people 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. In our accommodation guide, you will find the best places to stay in Seminyak, including our favourite resorts, luxury hotels, boutique hotels and villas, along with the best locations.
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- How Many Days Do You Need?
- Booking Accommodation
- Accommodation Guide: The Best Places To Stay In Seminyak
- Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Seminyak
- Luxury Hotels For Less
- Hotels For Under $200/night (AUD)
- Hotels For Under $100/night (AUD)
Where To Stay In Seminyak? Best Areas.
Here is a quick guide to help you decide what is the best area of Seminyak for you.
Seminyak is relatively close to Ngurah Rai International Airport, making it a great first or last stop on your Bali Itinerary.
It sits between Legian (in the south) and Canggu (in the north).
So you can get a better idea of the different areas of Seminyak, we will start in the southern end and work our way north. There are four main areas of Seminyak, including the area around Jalan Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak Beach/Jalan Kayu Aya, Petitenget and Batu Belig.
Jalan Camplung Tanduk
The southern area of Seminyak directly borders Legian, around the area of La Plancha beach bar, Double Six Beach and the street Jalan Camplung Tanduk. This area expectedly has slightly more of a ‘Legian’ vibe than other parts of Seminyak, which isn’t a bad thing, just different.
If travelling by taxi around Seminyak, it can mean you are more likely to get stuck in traffic and it will take longer to get around.
There are some beautiful hotels in this area, we loved our stays at Hotel Indigo Bali and Courtyard By Marriott Bali. A lot of accommodation options here are either on the beach or within walking distance.
Seminyak Beach & Jalan Kayu Aya
I would consider Seminyak Beach and Jalan Kayu Aya to be the main area of Seminyak.
Jalan Kayu Aya (otherwise known as Laksmana or Eat Street) is the main street in Seminyak. The busiest part of this street is located more inland and is lined with restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, and Seminyak Square.
The street then continues around near Seminyak beach, but this part of the street is quieter and home to some of the best luxury hotels in Seminyak like The Oberoi Beach Resort and The Legian. By the beach, you will also find Ku De Ta Beach Club and some cafes and restaurants like Sea Circus and Kim Soo.
The street Jalan Kayu Aya is what we would consider the heart of Seminyak. This is one of the best areas to stay if shopping is a priority, or you want easy access to lots of restaurants. This area can be quite busy with both people and traffic, but it also has a lot within walking distance. As it is quite central, you can also easily reach other areas of Seminyak.
This area is also one of the best places to stay in Seminyak for families.
Petitenget is an area located in the north of Seminyak and has some great restaurants and boutique shops. It is also where you will find Petitenget Temple. We really like the vibe of this area, it still has a lot to offer but it feels a little more spread out and relaxed.
This is the area where you will find Petitenget Beach, Potato Head Beach Club and 5-star hotels like Alila and W Hotel. Petitenget is a great area if you want to stay close to the beach as well as near shops and restaurants.
Petitenget is also one of the best places to stay in Seminyak for couples.
In the northernmost part of Seminyak, you will find the area of Batu Belig (along the street Jalan Batu Belig). This is the closest area to Canggu.
It’s away from the busiest areas, more chill, yet still has some dining options and Batu Belig Beach. It’s also the most remote if only getting around by foot or relying on taxis, but can still be an enjoyable area to stay in if that’s the case.
We would recommend staying in this area if you either have a scooter or don’t mind a lot of walking/getting taxis and are looking for something a little more laid-back and removed from central Seminyak.
So What Is The Best Area 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, the beach, beach clubs and beautiful hotels. We love the vibe of this area and it can feel more tranquil than other parts, although full disclosure, it is still very busy.
Otherwise, staying on Seminyak Beach is another great option, particularly if you want most things within a short walk. See our accommodation guide below for some of the best places to stay in Seminyak on the beach.
Having said that, each area has its pros and cons and we have enjoyed staying in every area of Seminyak.
Is It Better To Stay In Seminyak Or Legian?
Seminyak is a great place to stay in Bali and is my personal preference over Legian. Both are great options but for different reasons.
Seminyak has a more sophisticated vibe, with boutique shops, beach clubs and many incredible dining options.
Legian is a great option if you want to get good value accommodation and a laid-back atmosphere.
Both options are family-friendly.
If you want to experience both, you can stay around the Jalan Camplung Tanduk area, which borders the two.
How Long To Stay In Seminyak?
Some people come to Bali and only visit 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 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 we would recommend staying for one week. There are also plenty of great things to do in Seminyak to keep you busy.
We love using Booking.com, it’s one of our favourite ways to book accommodation and it has a great range of luxury resorts, boutique hotels and villas.
Seminyak Accommodation Guide
We have been lucky enough to experience lots of amazing hotels in Seminyak. Our picks for the best places to stay in Seminyak below are based on our favourites that we have stayed in, knowledge of the best hotels and their specific locations, lots of research, reading reviews, hearing from you and putting this all together with our own experience.
So here are our picks for the best places to stay in Seminyak including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, villas and guesthouses.
Please note: Prices are per night in AUD and were accurate at the time of this post.
Splurge: The Best Luxury Accommodation In Seminyak
Alila Seminyak | $398 AUD | Check Prices
We are always blown away by how simply beautiful Alila hotels are, and we have 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 is one of the best luxury hotels in Seminyak, located right on the beach. It’s the perfect place to stay for couples and families. 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. We love that the hotel was designed and built to minimise the environmental impact.
Whether you stay here or somewhere else, Alila Seminyak is home to one of our favourite restaurants in Seminyak, Seasalt.
Peppers Seminyak | $524 AUD | Check Prices
Peppers Seminyak is a villa/hotel hybrid, combining the best of both worlds. Here they have 48 private villas ranging from one to five bedrooms. On top of this, you also have access to their resort facilities such as a restaurant, gym, spa and outdoor pool (all villas have their own pool too).
We were blown away when we arrived and walked into our villa. We also loved having the privacy of our villa combined with the community feel of the resort facilities.
W Hotel | $605 AUD | Check Prices
W Bali – Seminyak is a hotel we have yet to stay in, but an obvious pick to recommend. This luxurious resort is beautiful with a large pool area, bars, restaurants, uniquely designed rooms and great dining.
The Legian Seminyak | $817 AUD | Check Prices
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, 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, right on the beach and also near shops, restaurants and beach clubs.
This 5-star resort has a stunning infinity pool by the beach and beautiful grounds. You can choose to stay in their luxurious suites or private pool villas. One of the best places to stay for couples.
The Samaya | $630 AUD | Check Prices
The Samaya is another 5-star hotel right on Seminyak Beach with shops, restaurants and beach clubs within walking distance. The Samaya is unique in that they only have private pool villas. They also have a great restaurant where you can sit almost on the beach.
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa | $368 AUD | Check Prices
A beautiful beachfront resort, in a central location. Here you have the option of spacious rooms, suites and one-bedroom private pool villas with ocean views.
Standout features include the stunning infinity pool right on the beach, beachfront dining options and the beautiful greenery.
The Oberoi Beach Resort | $489 AUD | Check Prices
The Oberoi Beach Resort, is, as the name suggests, located right on Seminyak Beach. The grounds here are filled with beautiful lush tropical gardens and an outdoor pool overlooking the beach. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing stay.
Here you can choose to stay in thatched roof rooms or your own private villa. The traditional Balinese architecture throughout the resort is also a beautiful addition to your Balinese experience.
Luxury Hotels For Less
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach | from $283 AUD | Check Prices
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 rooms start at 50 SQM, with a private balcony, seating areas and unique design touches throughout. There are also one and two-bedroom private pool villas available.
We continued to find beautiful areas walking around the grounds throughout our stay, the secret garden pool is a favourite. The friendly staff were also a highlight of our stay.
Potato Head Suites & Studios | from $288 AUD | Check Prices
Potato Head Suites & Studios (Katamama Suites rebranded) is located on the same grounds as one of Bali’s best beach clubs, Potato Head Beach Club.
Here you will find a beautiful design and an eco-friendly approach. The location is in one of the most convenient areas in Seminyak, close to everything you need and want.
Maca Villas & Spa | from $315 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. There is also a communal pool by the restaurant.
Here you can stay in a one or two-bedroom private pool villa. You will have access to in-villa dining, a private butler service, a wellness centre and a free shuttle service within Seminyak.
Best Hotels In Seminyak For Under $200/night
Courtyard By Marriott Bali | from $198 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. Its location is within walking distance of the beach, and also to the main road where you will find many shops.
Cross Paasha | from $159 AUD | Check Prices
We loved our stay at U Paasha, with a central location on Jalan Kayu Aya. The room felt open and spacious and there was a great rooftop pool.
We also thought their idea of 24-hour check-in/check-out times meant you could really get the most out of your stay. Basically, if you check in at 6 pm you can check out at 6 pm.
Montigo Resorts Seminyak | from $165 AUD | Check Prices
Located near Potato Head Beach Club, Montigo Resorts is a nicely designed hotel in a convenient location.
Kanvaz Village Resort Seminyak | from $189 AUD | Check Prices
This 4-star hotel is in a central location in Petitenget and comes well-reviewed. Here you will find an onsite restaurant, fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Kayumas Seminyak Resort | from $153 AUD | Check Prices
Kayumas is a great hotel in a central location, with one, two and four-bedroom suites. Here you will also have access to an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, garden and a restaurant onsite.
Aloft Bali Seminyak | from $142 AUD | Check Prices
Aloft is located a short walk from Batu Belig Beach. This 4-star hotel has a rooftop pool, room service and a restaurant onsite.
Grand Mercure Bali Seminyak | from $159 AUD | Check Prices
The recently opened Grand Mercure Bali is located at the southern end of Seminyak, near Double-Six Beach. It offers great value for money for a 5-star hotel. Facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre and kids club.
IZE Seminyak | from $146 AUD | Check Prices
IZE has a simple modern design and is in a great location, particularly for restaurants and shops.
Four Points by Sheraton Bali Seminyak | from $125 AUD | Check Prices
Located in a quieter area. A nicely designed hotel and rooms.
Amadea Resort & Villas | from $136 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.
The Salila Beach Resort | from $108 AUD | Check Prices
Located along Jalan Batu Belig, a little more removed from the central area, but within walking distance of Batu Belig Beach. This boutique hotel has a pool and an on-site restaurant.
Rama Residence is a 4-star hotel located in the Petitenget area. It has an outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant, and a spa. Here you can choose between rooms, one-bedroom suites, a two-bedroom villa and family rooms.
Hotels For Under $100/night
This 4-star hotel has a sun terrace and swimming pool and is within walking distance of Batu Belig beach.
Blu-Zea Resort has an outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant, room service, and a spa. It’s located in the southern end and offers great value for money.
Located towards the southern end, Tijili has a pool and an on-site restaurant. It is also within walking distance of Double-Six beach.
Amerta is located in a central location near Seminyak Beach. Here you will find simple rooms, a swimming pool and breakfast available on-site.
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 accommodation.
Seminyak Field Guide
Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay, take a look at our Seminyak Field Guide for some more inspiration. Our 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 map so you can just take it out with you and no research or planning is required.
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This post was originally posted on July 28th, 2016 and last updated in 2024.
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