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“Dream place” 5 of 5 stars
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Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Jl Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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“Dream place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Amazing place to stay. U forget about the time and existence of anything except joy and happiness. Love this hotel. Great service, great food. Amazing SPA. Stunning rooms and wonderful people. also the location of the hotel is great. u can hear the sounds of the ocean and see the most beautiful sunset in the world.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear 1Olya_K,

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed some of the spectacular sunsets from your 3rd floor Ocean Suite as well as our first class personalized service.

We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back soon!

With warmest regards

Clinton Lovellm| General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

having stayed in many hotels in Bali this has got to be the best so far ,class and luxury all the way . We stayed in a suite with private jetty entrance to pool on ground floor ,the room was massive and everything we needed was in the room all beautifully presented .The toiletries were beautiful natural products and fresh everyday , the shower had the added bonus of a massive rain shower from the ceiling . the location was superb right on the beach the beach was very very clean beautiful for swimming and surfing and just gorgeous at low tide for morning walks , Yoga was on offer with a great teacher over looking the beach . the roof top bar offers the most amazing sunset view and view over the island ,i could go on and on . Although this was the high end of Bali hotel prices We paid $345 a night it was over anything you get near in Perth for a 5 star leaves the Burswood for dead in ratings . The alacarte and buffet breakfast with fresh juices freshly made for you was an added bonus in the price . For those wanting a bit of total relax and fun without kids around this is it .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Tracey F,

Thank you for your review and photos! We are delighted to learn you really enjoyed your visit to Anantara Seminyak and have lots of memorable moments to share.

We look forward to welcoming you back for more of the same!

With warmest regards

Clinton Lovell | General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Stunning rooms, wonderful people and the service was the best I have ever experienced across the world.

Via is a fantastic planner if you have any events and Sudi by the pool showed us what it meant to take care of your guests.

We had an ocean view room which I highly recommend. The restaurants were wonderful too.

As I'm pregnant they brought me a maternity pillow and ensured I was safe walking everywhere.

Quite honestly I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Walker Family 416,

Thank you for pointing out the outstanding service received by Sudi and Via. As you probably know we offer special recognition to our Assocates who get a special mention like this so it's certainly appreciated.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the fantastic recommendation.

With warmest regards

Clinton Lovell | General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hotel room is huge with all the comforts you would expect for the price. The service from the moment of arrival to departure was wonderful. The hotel is a little dated and not what I would consider 5 star. I didnt like the pool directly in front of the restaurant, you had to walk through the diners to access the pool and it was mostly in the shade. The beach lounges were comfortable and the complimentary picnic basket with water and towels was a nice touch. The access to the beach was great however it was not so easy to get to shops and restaurants having to negotiate a narrow road full of drivers touting for business.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Dear Kazza59,

Thank you for your review and generous comments about our personalized service. It's great to see you took full advantage of the beach lawn and direct beach access and we are of course delighted you overall enjoyed your visit. Thank you for choosing Anantara!

With best regards

Clinton Lovell | General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Spent a few nights at the Anantara Seminyak in January 2014 and being our first Anantara stay, I am happy to report that we had a great experience.

The service is top notch and is on par with some of the higher-end properties I have experienced elsewhere in South East Asisa (e.g. Ritz-Carlton's and SPG Luxury Collection.).

The property itself is fairly small and has been designed to maximise the sea frontage. Hence there is no spralling driveway or garden's which make for a slightly underwhelming first impression and perhaps diminish the feel of the property. While parts of the property do seem to need some updating (paintwork at the humid coast is always a problem), I did not feel that the rooms were tired as some reviewers have suggested.

We had a pool access suite - do go for the ''sea facing'' pool suites if possible (which don't have a clear sea view due to an inclined slope but which are much better then the rear facing pool suites which don't appear to have any price difference). The suite is spacious and is well furnished. Since the beach is not a great swimming beach, the pool access suites are well worth considering for the convenience, despite the somewhat obstructed views.

A special mention must be made of the breakfast which is easily amongst the best hotel breakfasts you will ever find. A great and varied a la carte menu in addition to the normal buffet. You need atleast a week to sample all the options. Top marks to Anantara!

The location is not bad, but I would not describe it as ''Seminyak proper'' as it is not walking distance from the hustle and bustle of the entertainment areas of Seminyak (and where most other Seminyak hotels are located) which is about 10 minutes away by car.

Room Tip: The ''sea facing'' pool suites don't have a clear sea view due to an inclined sl...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Dear JoeyDock,

Thank you for choosing Anantara Seminyak Bali and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the breakfast in particular so much and of course our personalized service which you made a special mention of.

We hope to see you visit us once again or perhaps Anantara in another breathtaking destination.

With warmest regards

Clinton Lovell | General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Myself and my finace had booked a weekend stay with Anantara Seminyak to finalize six months worth of extensive wedding plans through their in-house wedding coordinator, Via, who had been phenomenal at helping us plan our wedding at Anantara for October 2014. We had planned and put down a deposit for their rooftop venue, SOS Supper Club, the hotel and gorgeous setting was a perfect spot for us to merge our overseas family and friends for a huge 4-day wedding event.

However, on our second day staying at Anantara for our food and wine tasting weekend, we were called downstairs for a 'meeting' with the general manager. I went downstairs solo as my very hardworking fiance had only arrived that morning at 2am. Upon sitting down, I was completely ambushed by the awful and devastating news that Anantara would be closing SOS Supper Club for several months starting in October for renovations, our wedding date was October 18th, 2014. This of course meant that after extensive planning, our guests flights and hotel stays from US/Europe/Hong Kong/Dubai/Singapore which were booked, putting multiple deposits down for hair/makeup/photographer/videographer and so much more, we now had to re-work our entire wedding.

After bringing my very exhausted and now irate fiance downstairs, we began to discuss our options and expected the general manager to be sincere and cooperative in how to handle this very upsetting turn of events. Unfortunately, he was callous, unapologetic, un-remorseful, condescending, and almost joking at times with us. After several hours of going over various options, we simply lost trust in the hotel management to put together the wedding we envisioned and the kind of vacation our guests are expecting. I was up all night going over in my head how to fix this terrible situation and given that the management had handled this so poorly, waiting until our second day on vacation to inform us of this serious venue issue, we were really unsure about how to proceed.

The next morning, we made the very difficult decision to immediately check-out of the hotel and begin pursuing our options at another, more capable resort. We had just lost all faith in the ability of the in-house team to deliver the kind of wedding experience we wanted. This of course, ruined our weekend.

Yes, they offered us alternatives and did refund our stay for the weekend, however, we very much value our privacy as do our guests and the other options simply were not equal to the experience we would have had at SOS Supper Club.

The general manager made very insinuating remarks regarding how financially the options he was offering were somehow higher in value and style than what we had chosen for our wedding. This again left a very bad taste in our mouths as both my fiance and I have never been very concerned with the overall cost of our wedding it was more about the experience as we are personally flying a great deal of our family over to be with us from the US, many of whom have never been to Asia, let alone Bali.

Luckily, we were able to, within 24 hours, reschedule our entire wedding and somewhat relax at the end of our vacation.

I would like to also add I am someone who has stayed several other times at other Anantara properties and we had so many choices as to where to host our wedding and we chose Anantara not only for the venue but the service we came to expect.

We are very blessed to have found. new resort to host our wedding but not without extreme stress for two days of our 'relaxing' vacation.

We will never return or suggest Anantara Seminyak or any Anantara properties to our family and friends after this experience as we simply have lost trust in this hotel and the hotel group.

The only positive thing I can add to this review, is after many back and forth e-mails, I do feel the general manager did redeemed himself and was very humble regarding refunding us not only the money we had paid to secure the venue but also the invitation costs. I also feel he finally understood that the money was not the issue, the experience and our vision was our top priority. We appreciate the prompt handling of the refund however, the initial communication and attitude is what prompted us to change venues.

Just an FYI, to any other couples who have scheduled their weddings for the months of October/November 2014, so if you read this, I strongly encourage you to contact Anantara, don't wait for a situation like ours.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We spent five nights here for my birthday and we were extremely impressed. We have stayed at many places in Seminyak including the Oberoi, the Samaya and numerous villas. This time we wanted to be right on the beach with a beach view - more difficult than you'd think. The stand-out feature was the staff who were unfailingly helpful, friendly and courteous even by Bali standards. Our sea view suite was perfect for us: a large bathroom with two sinks; a large walk-in robe cum dressing room; a massive king and half sized bed which was very comfortable and a sitting area. There was an outdoor area too with a day bed big enough for one and a sunken bath. Personally, I'd ditch the bath in favour of a larger day bed. Certainly the hotel is showing its age and is a bit worn around the edges but for us this did not detract from the experience. We ate here at the upstairs restaurant, my husband ate at one of the buffets and we had numerous cocktails and nibbles plus breakfast every day. Everything was excellent and we thought the food was outstanding. We spent a lot of time in both the pools and sun bathing. Each time we were given a courtesy basket with water, sunscreen and fruit. The pool assistants were really helpful and lovely. On my birthday, I had a cake brought to me at breakfast which was embarrassing but welcome and a wonderful heavily discounted massage for the both of us. We travel a lot and are hard to please these days but couldn't find much wrong with this place at all. It needs a bit of a facelift but I'm sure they'll get round to that. As I said at the beginning, the staff were amazing and I had a great memorable birthday. I might make it an annual event. Thanks very much!

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms cool everything down in the afternoon.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton L, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Dear Kirsty1234velvet,

Thank you for your review and choosing Anantara for the birthday celebration! We especially appreciate the praise of our service and it is a pleasure to share this with the team.

Please do make us your annual event as considered! We would be truly delighted.

Looking forward to welcoming you back for more of the same,

With warmest regards

Clinton Lovell | General Manager | Anantara Seminyak Bali
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Address: Jl Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#2 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#9 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#16 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#20 Family Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anantara’s all-suite Bali resort at Seminyak offers a distinctly contemporary design approach blended with Balinese and Indonesian culture, ocean views, expansive balconies and Anantara’s inimitable Jacuzzi terrazzo bath tubs big enough for two. Our all-suite resort amenities range from the glorious rooftop lounge SOS Supper Club and rooftop Anantara Spa to one infinity edge swimming pool staring out upon the Indian Ocean.Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa matches its elegant approach to travel with one of the most upmarket locations in Indonesia, containing chic restaurants and cafes, trendy nightlife and internationally renowned shopping opportunities. With nearby historical charms and our Bali hotel’s fastidious approach to both design and facilities, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa provides an unforgettable accommodation experience. ... more   less 
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