We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Classic Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oberoi Bali

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
The Oberoi Bali
Ranked #9 of 138 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Great Classic Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great service, perfect location, old school charm but note the bottled water is excessively expensive which is a shame as it causes people to look elsewhere to eat or drink

Surprisingly good pizza, well appointed and classic rooms although small

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Worldexplorer21677
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your complimentary review about your recent stay at The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you enjoyed all of the services, environment, style, and setting of The Oberoi, Bali. I truly appreciate your recognition of the service delivery from our staff who are the heart and soul of this historic beachfront resort.

Thank you for your feedback regarding bottled water prices; I would like to clarify for the sake of TripAdvisor readers that complimentary mineral water is served poolside, at restaurants, and is available in all the rooms. Imported brands such as San Pellegrino and Evian incur high tariffs from Indonesian Customs and Duty tax and therefore are priced high. All Food and Beverage prices here are displayed including 11% government taxes and 10% service charge. At a glance this does raise eyebrows, however we have found that many guests unfamiliar with Bali appreciate the all-inclusive pricing along with The Oberoi’s No Tipping policy.

Thank you for staying with us, and we all look forward to the opportunity of again welcoming you back to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,505 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,256
    172
    54
    15
    8
See reviews for
255
904
61
32
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (304)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
london
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was one of three hotels we went to in Bali and I'm afraid to say it was our least favourite.

When we arrived we were told as a honeymoon couple they had chosen a quiet part of the hotel for us. Then we ended up in a far corner room overlooked by a very noisy construction site. So that was a disappointing start, though we were much happier when they did allow us to change room where we couldn't hear or see the construction. As a honeymooner we didn't feel too special: no room upgrades and just a free rather disgusting cake and some rose petals on the bed. Perhaps the Oberoi in Seminyak gets so many honeymooners that its more commonplace than special.

Also there are 2 types of room at the hotel, we were in a standard room and we found it to be very small, especially the bathroom area. The loo is right next to the bath/shower. The wooden bed frame is in keeping with the Balinese style but not practical for the size of the room and I kept bruising myself getting into bed. I think considering the price; the size and layout of the rooms should be upgraded. Also the DVD library should be better curated!

On the plus side, the pool was fantastic - the best of our trip - and we especially enjoyed the afternoon teas and Balinese entertainment. The service at the pool was excellent and the staff were very friendly & helpful. Also the Oberoi bath products were wonderful & unique.

The beach by the hotel itself is pretty disappointing but the location is pretty good, though I think further up the beach from seminyak is a hipper area now. We were close to a fantastic italian restaurant la lucola, which is just as well as food at the Oberoi is again vastly overpriced.

Also it was disappointing to see a drinks reception for some, but not all guests, going on one evening.

If we went back to Seminyak again we'd probably stay at the W hotel, that said if the Oberoi had an overhaul and/ or lower its prices I'd consider it again.

So overall the hotel and experience was a bit disappointing, and also I think this area is more for families and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for honeymooners.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank pamelajaneabroad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your point of view about The Oberoi, Bali after your honeymoon visit six months ago in June 2012.

I am delighted to receive your compliments about our swimming pool, afternoon teas, and authentic Balinese entertainment.

On the contrary I am extremely apologetic to know that you found the value for money, facilities, room size and layout were not as you had expected. The Oberoi is very popular, and due to high occupancy we were only able to move you to another accommodation later in the day. We had extended late check out to some of our long staying repeat guests, and therefore the room we moved you to was not available until later in the day. High occupancy experienced in June also made it difficult to upgrade your accommodation as a honeymoon courtesy. I am sorry you did not like the complimentary honeymoon cake provided. We invite returning guests and some of our guests who stay for a week or more to a small drinks reception once a week. I apologise that you had not been asked to join us that evening. With 74 rooms a drinks recption could have tunred into cocktails for 150 people, which is why we are unable to invite everyone.

As you mention in your review, Seminyak is becoming a "hip" area. With its' newfound hip-ness comes construction and development. It is very unfortunate that some of the development is just over our boundary wall. When The Oberoi was built, the only thing over the boundary wall was verdent rice fields for as far as the eye could see. I apologise that this outside development disturbed your enjoyment of the 6 hectare gardens and beachfront that The Oberoi, Bali is set upon.

The beach in front of The Oberoi is the only stretch of beach from Kuta to Canggu that does not have hawkers and sun beds in front of it. I am but sure why the lack of hawkers and rentable sun-beds left you disappointed.

The Oberoi, Bali is one of the most mature resorts in Seminyak. We have added subtle upgrades over the years whilst always being sympathetic to Balinese culture and history. More re-investment in the property is planned for the future.

Thank you for having stayed with us. We do appreciate your feedback and opinions. We really to strive to deliver a classical Balinese style of 5 Star Service. Your feedback and suggestions will help us move closer to this.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

My new husband and I stayed at The Oberoi for 10 nights as part of our honeymoon. We were blown away by The Oberoi, its setting and the staff. The hotel was immaculate and the staff tended to your every need and always greeted you with a smile. Our room was beyond our expectations with a spacious room and seating area, our own front and rear terrace complete with gazebo and sunbeds and the bathroom was gorgeous with a fantastic sunken bath. On arrival we received a Congratulations cake and personalised card from the Manager, what lovely little touches to make you feel special!

The Kura Kura restaurant and Frangipani café in the hotel served fantastic food but we did also enjoy eating out. Within a short 5/10 minute walk there was the brilliant Café Bali and The Junction which served typical Balinese food as well as well known home comforts! The Oberoi served afternoon tea every day in the Amphitheatre, we enjoyed gorgeous homemade cakes whilst enjoying the Balinese entertainment the hotel put on.

The Oberoi is complete luxury and I would go back at the drop of a hat!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Clazabelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor after your honeymoon visit to The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay. I am extremely privileged to work with such a wonderful team of people here in Bali. I am happy to note that they looked after you well and left you with fond memories.

I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the cuisine in Kura-Kura and Frangipani Cafe as well as the afternoon tea and Activities at our Amphitheatre each day.

Thank you for staying with us, and look forward to the opportunity of one day welcoming you back to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at the Oberoi for 4 nights in November and it exceded our expectations in every way.The attention to detail was exceptional. From the gardeners meticulously managing the beautiful gardens to the house keepers putting the finishing touches in the rooms were magnificent. Everybody always greated you with a warm smile and even remembered your name!
The rooms were large enough with a great shower and high quality soaps, and the air-conditioner worked very well; which was required.
The restaurant and bar were superb; overlooking the ocean with exceptional service.
The beach was very warm to swim in with life guards present - as the surf was quite rough at times. However, the pool was very large and inviting to swim in. The service at the pool was exceptional with the free iced water, snacks, sunscreen and towel service. Nothing was missed.

The spa is a must! The service and standards were exceptional with a great variety of treatments.
Overall attention to detail was superb. If you are looking for quality then the Oberoi is the place.
We will return!

Room Tip: For privacy and good access to the beach, room 246 was great.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lisa R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your complimentary review about your recent stay at The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you enjoyed all of the services, environment, style, and setting of The Oberoi, Bali. I truly appreciate your recognition of the service delivery from our staff who are the heart and soul of this historic beachfront resort.

Thank you for staying with us, and we all look forward to the opportunity of again welcoming you back to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was the last of the three hotels we stayed in during our trip to Bali (others being Maya Ubud and Tembok Rai Spa Resort) and it was the best one - the room we were in (half a villa) was gorgeous and the bathroom even more amazing - it was nearly the size of the bedroom with a bath and shower which opened up into the garden (enclosed for privacy!) as well as two sinks as well.

Every morning we were given a 4 page summary of British news to read outside our door and fruit every afternoon - we could choose which fruit to have and there was such a mix of interesting local and tropical fruits. Although a la carte, we were able to mix and match choices in the extensive breakfast menu (which we were not able to do in Tembok) and there was a variety of vegetarian dishes for room service as well as in the restaurants. One evening we ordered pizza for room service and were amazed at the quality and also the price (considering the hotel). In addition on the morning we had to check out we had breakfast delivered to our room early and it was the exact order we asked for, made perfectly.

The swimming pool was not an infinity pool but still nice enough and sunblock was provided to guests which was a good touch. One thing that really touched me was that all the staff knew us by name and addressed us by this whenever we met or walked past. Like the Maya Ubud, there was afternoon tea every day at 4pm with interesting cakes and local sweet dishes being served.

Overall the best hotel to end our trip to Bali and if we were to come again we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dipvandana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased to know that you found the quality of our food, warm and friendly Balinese staff, setting and style of the resort has met with your expectations.

Thank you for staying with us, and look forward to the opportunity of again welcoming you back to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darwin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The hotel oozes charm elegance. We enjoyed a beautiful tasting and presented meal. Generous servings and complimentary tasting topped the night. Wine was expensive but probably no more than we would pay for a restaurant in Australia. Staff were attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lisa O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of The Oberoi, and your dinner at our Kura-Kura Restaurant.

Wine prices in Indonesia are indeed steep as the government controlled beverage industry is subject to exorbitant taxation. We try our best to work within these high tariffs to have a nice balanced selection of wines from around the world.

Once again thank you for sharing your valuable TripAdvisor comment and look forward to the opportunity of again welcoming you back to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Zwolle, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

In the somewhat noisy and flawed Kuta area THE Oberoi is a perfect hideaway. THE layout and gardens are stunning. Staff is very helpfull and food in the gourmet restaurant is excellent.
Wine is expensive though. The swimmingpool and beach acces are very handsome.
Staff takes questions very serious and help is immediate and elegant. The most stunning feature of the oberoi is the attention to detail. Almost nothing is left unattended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank j_ingen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Oberoi, Bali.

I am delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and you found the setting and situation to be stunning. I am pleased to know that our staff, and the cuisine have met with your approval.

Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to the opportunity of again welcoming you to The Oberoi, Bali again one day.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Seminyak hotels
0.1 mi away
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
0.2 mi away
The Legian Bali
The Legian Bali
#4 of 138 in Seminyak
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,378 reviews
0.3 mi away
The Samaya Bali Seminyak
The Samaya Bali Seminyak
#5 of 138 in Seminyak
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,658 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak
0.7 mi away
The Kunja Villas & Spa
The Kunja Villas & Spa
#1 of 138 in Seminyak
5.0 of 5 bubbles 623 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali - MGallery Collection
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Oberoi Bali? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Oberoi Bali

Property: The Oberoi Bali
Address: Seminyak Beach, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak 80033, Indonesia
Phone Number:
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#8 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#9 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 74
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, DerbySoft Ltd Shanghai HQ Supplier Direct, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Odigeo, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your The Oberoi Bali reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Oberoi Bali Hotel Seminyak
Oberoi Hotel Bali
Oberoi Hotel Seminyak
Oberoi Bali
Oberoi Seminyak
Seminyak Oberoi
The Oberoi Bali Seminyak

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing