Steve & Paul
W Retreat & Spa, Seminyak
Our favourite hotel brand has finally come to Bali and is in Seminyak.
Just gorgeous. Modern beautiful surrounds, with your own pool if you’re in a villa. Lots of glass looking out to your daybed and pool from the bathroom and bedroom of your villa. We stayed in the hotel section though (ocean view room) and loved it. Awesome views of the complex to the ocean.
During the day there are plenty of spots around the multiple level pool to crash and veg out. Service for food and drink around the pool is also excellent.
At sunset though, this place really comes alive. The Woobar, poolside has plenty of tunes to chill out to while having a cocktail or three with friends on the deck or inside in one of the three levels. Or of course you can pull up a bean bag on the grass and drift away as the sun sets with some pretty funky tunes being played at “Ice”, the bar just outside Starfish Bloo. The Sunday brunch at Starfish Bloo is a “must do” when in Bali whether you’re staying at W or not.
The entire complex is gorgeous, with great restaurants and ambience from the moment you walk in. The “Away” spa is unbelievable and open 24/7. Can’t wait to stay here again.
As their website says; “The beach beckons beyond W’s signature sleek designs. 237 retreats, suites and villa retreats – including 62 Wonderful garden retreats, 90 Spectacular ocean retreats, and for serious wow-factor there are 4 Marvelous Suites, 1 WOW Suite and 1 Extreme WOW Suite. For more privacy, we have 65 Marvelous one bedroom pool villa, 10 WOW two bedroom pool villa and 4 Extreme WOW three bedroom pool villa.”
The W brand have an amazing catch phrase of “WHATEVER/WHENEVER”. They will go out of their way to make your stay awesome. Once again, from their website “A romantic dinner under the stars on a secluded pristine beach? Room scattered with rose petals? A traditional Balinese dance lesson? A breathtaking helicopter escape for an eye bird view of Bali? At W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak, your wish truly is our command with our Whatever/Whenever service. We’ll make your special moment magical, and transform your dreams into reality. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it.”
Try it. You’ll want to try all the other “W’s” after.
* * * * * can be pricey, but awesome
a: W RESORT & SPA, SEMINYAK Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali
p: +62 361 4738106
w: Go online to W Retreat & Spa Bali