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“Perfect Escape from the rush of the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oberoi Bali

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The Oberoi Bali
Ranked #12 of 142 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
“Perfect Escape from the rush of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

When I stayed at this hotel for the first time in 2000, I felt that the atmosphere, hospitality, and accommodations, etc. at this hotel were very impressive and comfortable.
So, since then, I have stayed here 8 times to escape from the daily routine and recharge my batteries.
・Room:
A little bit old, however very clean and well-maintained. You can feel the traditional Balinese atmosphere in any type of room you book. Also, you can use your digital gadgets with their free Wi-Fi service. Though it’s better to enjoy the great atmosphere here and do a digital-fast.

・Restaurants&Meals:
Very Good. Especially after breakfast at Frangipani Café by the beach, you’ll be satisfied and stuffed. The hotel staff accepts your requests for customizing your meals. You can also enjoy afternoon tea from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the poolside.
After dinner, Kayu Bar is the best spot. You can enjoy some cocktails and other alcoholic drinks. Cool breezes from the ocean always welcomes you.

・Pool&Beach:
The pool in the hotel is a little old-fashioned, however very clean and well-maintained. You can stay and relax at the poolside all day with beach chairs, free mineral water, complimentary cut-fruits and ice-cream, and afternoon tea, etc.
As for the beach in front of the hotel, the ocean current is strong and the waves are big, so it’s great for surfers, however might be challenging for swimmers. If you’re lucky, the ocean might be calm that day, calm enough to take a refreshing dip. During our 5 days there, fortunately, my son and I had such luck.
You can also watch a beautiful sunset from the poolside or on the beach. Don’t miss this spectacular show.

・Others:
As I said, digital-fasting is a better policy during your stay here. However, if you insist, free Wi-Fi service is available anywhere in the hotel. As for the garden, it’s quite impressive and very peaceful. Everywhere in the hotel, you can feel and enjoy the Balinese atmosphere. I think that all hotel staff tries very hard every day ‘not to change things’. Although the world around them is rapidly changing in these modern times, as if in a strong ocean current, The Oberoi, Bali stands firm in their values and remains a symbol of the unique Balinese tradition.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Toshihiro M
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Toshihiro M,

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

I am delighted to note that you and your family have enjoyed your eighth visit with us. We are truly appreciative of your repeated visits and your comments. We will always do our best to ensure you are made to feel at home here.

Thank you for having stayed with us once again, and we look forward the next opportunity to welcome you back again to The Oberoi, Bali.



Sincere regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had reserved a private villa in another area and finding it lacking in attractions we switched to the Oberoi Resort and it was grand. Excellent service, spotlessly clean, wonderful gourmet food and private villas.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marjorie J
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Marjorie J,

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

I am delighted to note that you found the location, style, villa, warm Balinese staff and setting of The Oberoi, Bali have met with your expectations.

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


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

From the moment you enter the grounds of the Oberoi you realize every place you've been before has been sub-par. It is the epitome of what people mean when they say "Paradise." The service was immediate and above and beyond. Everyone knows your name and goes out of their way to make your stay pleasurable. One night I complimented our server on her cologne and before we left she had called her friend to find a store open at night, buy it and bring it to me ...at her own cost! And then there are the massages ...quite simply THE BEST couples massage we have ever had. This is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Period.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill S
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Jill S,

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

I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed the warm Balinese service, setting, style and location of The Oberoi, Bali.

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


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We come since 1998, visited a lot of hotels and villas. If you want to stay in a perfect hotel, with a great tradition and local design, you have to go in Oberoi Bali. Great Service, villas and restaurant. The absolute perfection.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FabrizioItaly
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear FabrizioItaly,

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

We are delighted that you have again enjoyed your visit here. We are appreciative of your continued visits and we look forward to welcoming you back again to The Oberoi, Bali.


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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Hong Kong
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67 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

It is a rarity to discover a hotel of such excellence. The attentive service, dedication and care of all the staff was memorable. The Oberoi is an exemplary example of the kind, gentle and friendly spirit of Bali, the setting unparrelled in its tranquility and charm. It was also great to see the hotel General Manager, John Halpin, making regular walks around the hotel talking to guests and staff, and it was clear to see the collective pride and positive motivation of all who worked there. The room was kept immaculate for us. A special note for the truly incredible hotel executive chef ; Enrico Wahl, rarely do you get to eat such consistently high standard cusine. Lastly, a big thank you from our young daughter who will always remember the baby turtle release event, well done Oberoi for such a wonderful preservation initiative. We are already planning our return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jscHongKong
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear jsc HongKong,

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 visit to The Oberoi, Bali. I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed the services, warm Balinese staff, food, landscape, setting, and style here at The Oberoi, Bali.

Thank you for your kind comments about the staff, Chef Enrico and his cuisine. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I'm writing this review whilst sitting on the terrace outside out room of the Oberoi. Today we leave for another hotel further along the coast. Myself and new husband came to the oberoi for our honeymoon and stayed here from 24.08.13 - 31.08.13. Words cannot actually describe the hotels beauty, elegance and service. I would definitely say that this is the most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in. The attention to detail is spectacular everything is so perfect. The service is impeccable, I truly believe that it would take alot to ever beat it. The staff are all genuinely friendly all of the time and clearly enjoy working here, you never see an unhappy face. I think the staff need to come to England to teach hospitality to the English- show them how it's really done!! Every time a staff member passes whether it be garden staff, poolside or restaurant they always share a "good morning" or a big smile.

We had a meal in the restaurant and again this was easily the best meal I'd ever eaten, everything was perfect. The chef is second to non and we even got chance to meet him.

Lay at the pool/beach area you are treated like kings and queens cold bottled water all day, water spray, scented flannels, fresh fruit screwers and frozen sorbet. There is even a friendly staff member who cleans your sunglasses.

I genuinely, genuinely haven't got a bad word to day about this place. In fact I just said to my husband if there was one wish you could have now what would it be...his response to stay here longer (not to relive our wedding day;-)) which obviously speaks volumes!!

I'm hoping this gets read before we have to leave and the kind manager tells us we can stay.

The Oberoi truly is heaven on Earth and has been the perfect stay.

Lara and dan

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Laralou30
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Laralou30,

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 honeymoon visit to The Oberoi, Bali I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed the services, warm Balinese staff, food, landscape, setting, and style here at The Oberoi, Bali.

Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to The Oberoi, Bali again one day. (And I hope you can stay longer next time!)


Warm regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

My sixth visit to Bali was also my fifth stay at The Oberoi in ten years. I have reviewed this property twice before (the first review was deleted) and seen it evolve. In the life of any hotel (or indeed ANY life!) there are ups and downs….but what amazes about The Oberoi is its consistency. And this is what keeps bringing people back, time after time.
As for me, I don’t travel “to Bali” any more but to The Oberoi Bali. The hotel IS the destination. Nor do I feel the need to leave its precincts more than necessary.
For one thing, the food is superb. In spite of the competition of many restaurants all around the neighbouring streets, one doesn’t want to eat anywhere else….unless one craves variety or a change of scene. Resident Executive Chef Enrico Wahl has been here for many years and his menus are a delight, catering to most palates and requirements. His personal culinary skills are formidable; in fact, I would call him a genius.
An excellent wine-list, spanning a wide price-range, and a well-stocked bar with talented bartenders who know what they are doing. And what a bar! Warm and romantic, overlooking the grounds with a view of the coast and sea. And two restaurants: one formal and “fine-dining”; the other with a breath-taking beachfront location for unforgettable breakfasts and alfresco evenings.
In fact, “warm and romantic” would describe the overall tone of the resort quite well. To which I would add that it is an utterly civilised place, redolent with a real sense of “place”, culture and history. A far cry from the hysterical party-zones; high-tech yuppy hide-outs complete with “chill-out” bars; or pretentious pseudo-Zen minimalism dotted all over Bali. Instead, here we have beautiful, well-tended, peaceful grounds with age-old trees gorgeously lit at night; and an amphitheatre carved in volcanic rock, where the hotel hosts utterly riveting performances of Balinese dance-drama.
The rooms are “old-fashioned” in the BEST sense of the term; cozy, comfortably-furnished, large and homely. With stunning oversized bathrooms and dressing areas. And all the mod-cons anyone could possibly need.
The pièce-de-resistance? The service. Many of the staff have been here decades; and one gets the feeling one is being welcomed into a family. Their quiet, courteous efficiency, warmth and genuine desire to serve are remarkable, especially considering the hotel has a “no tipping” policy, though on check-out one may leave gratuities. Which one does, out of sheer gratitude rather than obligation.
What more can I say about a place I call “home”?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bombayteddy
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Oberoi_Bali, General Manager at The Oberoi Bali, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear bombayteddy,

Thank you very much for posting your kind review about The Oberoi, Bali on Trip Advisor.

I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your fifth visit with us. We are truly appreciative of your repeated visits and will always do our best to ensure you feel at home here.

Thank you for your kind comments about the staff and Chef Enrico's cuisine.

Thank you for having stayed with us once again , and we look forward the next opportunity to welcome you back to The Oberoi, Bali for the sixth time.


Sincere regards,

John W. Halpin
General Manager
Email : john.halpin@oberoihotels.com
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Property: The Oberoi Bali
Address: Seminyak Beach, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak 80033, Indonesia
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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
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#11 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#12 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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