Arriving at the W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak is like being transported to an oasis. Entering the bamboo lined driveway has the ability of instantly relaxing you, assuring you that you have chosen the right venue for your getaway.
The staff are warm and inviting, and the décor is at the superb standard you expect from the W. The rooms are spacious, starting with rooms with an attached balcony and a large bathroom, catering up to include villas with private pools available.
The hotel is positioned conveniently within walking distance (via a swift buggy ride to the main street) to some of the best restaurants Bali has to offer, including Sarong and Merah Putih. At the business end of the property, the hotel is situated on Seminyak beach in prime position to sit at one of the bars and enjoy the view with a cocktail or two. The beach is kept in pristine condition, with a limited number of touts offering their wares in a very polite, restrained manner.
The pool cascades over a number of levels and is surrounded by a selection of bars and restaurants all serving an array of western and local delights. In the afternoons there is a mad hatters tea party to enjoy, with custom made ice cream on offer. Sundays are for brunching, and with the free flow menu on offer it is difficult to pass up. They also have children’s activities to keep them occupied while you can sit back, relax and enjoy your brunch.
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