“ Time to treat yourself ”
Where : Seminyak /Bali / Indonesia
Overview : Oberoi is the first 5star hotel ever build in Seminyak. Located in extensive, lush
and perfectly manicured “private jungle” garden, directly on quite stretch of the beach.
You won’t find here massive concrete building with hundreds of rooms like W, Legian or Seminyak Beach Resort.
Instead…cute little bungalows scattered all over the gardens. You feel like the only person there, even if the hotel is fully booked…and that’s in my eyes what luxury is all about.
All buildings have authentic “Balinese” style with usage of local materials.
Location : quite area of Seminyak. Beach front, but only few minutes’ walk to shops, restaurants and the main street.
The popular beach club Ku-de-Ta it’s right next door. Click HERE to see Ku-de-Ta review
Rooms : they come as a bungalows ( 4 rooms ) or private villas with pool. The entire interior breaths Balinese traditional decor.
There are burning scented sticks the first time you enter and it smells amazing. Bed is comfortable, AC very quiet and you can make yourself lovely local tea and coffee.
There is also enough sockets to re-charge your electronics.
Bathroom has a two sinks, complimentary water and toiletries, candles and private mini garden.
Different fresh fruit basket daily, weather forecast and next day “activity message” and flowers on you bed every evening adds a nice touch.
Service : I must honestly say, one of the best, from all the numerous hotels I have ever stayed in.
It almost feels like they know what you need before you even ask for it. The staff is not intrusive or pushy but there, when you need them.
Dining : amazing a ’la carte outdoor breakfast setting with fresh juices and made to order egg dishes. Luxury dinner restaurant (didn’t try) and a bar (good cocktails).
For lunch and dinner I have never stayed in the hotel as there is numerous options outside to try.
Especially loved the Beach Shacks for coconut water, beer and Nasi Goreng.
Facilities : Gym, Spa, Outdoor pool with controlled temperature (very pleasant), Tennis court
Who is it for : couples celebrating special occasion. But hey, I wasn’t any of those and had’d a wonderful enjoyable time.
What makes it special : sprawling size of the entire complex and Balinese chic.
Every day a different presentation of traditional music or dance, performed by local school kids and with complimentary afternoon tea. Also live presentation of local artist
Not so good : Gym dated and small, food served by the pool is very generic and the huge wooden turtle room key doesn’t fit anywhere.
The Best : incredibly tasty welcome drink , quite location away from crowds and garden setting
PRACTICAL INFO : Breakfast included, free and fast Wi-Fi, 40min transfer from Denpasar airport, hotel library has a DVD’s you can borrow for a night in.
Tips for Trips : Petitenget Temple 5min / Tanah Lot Temple 30min / Ubud – 60min