The Ize is one of the newest and hippest hotels in Seminyak (very close to Chandi restaurant and 5 minute walk to Seminyak square). It’s location is superb.
This hotel is ultra-modern and minimalistic (has a Scandinavia feel to it) in its design – there is nothing Balinese about this property (except the staff). This hotel seems to be catering for the younger market, however my mum who is in her 60s enjoyed her stay.
The hotel has five floors – each floor exposed to the outdoors (so it’s not entirely enclosed). Piped music is played in the lobby and halls.
Pools – two. One which is designated for the seven deluxe pool view rooms on the ground floor and a roof top infinity pool and bar (the bar offers a good bar menu)
Lounge area which has computers and book library
Spa – the hotel doesn’t have a spa but they will drop you at their sister property The Amala for treatments.
Noise - if you want a quiet room ask to be located on the 4th or 5th floor – this property is in the middle of a busy street so be realistic in your expectations.
Rates – look online as they hotel often offers specials.
Transfers – the transfers were reasonably priced in an air-conditioned mini-van.
Room features (we opted for a deluxe Jacuzzi):
The room is spacious, clean and has a feeling of airiness. The floors are tiled.
Large plasma TV with multiple HBO channels – no DVD player.
Storage – doesn’t have a robe, there is some hanging space and drawers – enough for a week’s stay.
Bed - has to be one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in - the linen was of a really high quality.
The bathroom is basically all glass – they have installed some tinting which allows privacy. It’s very funky with floor lighting around the bath.
Each bathroom has an Ize amenities bag/hairdryer etc.
I must warn that sunlight streams into the bathrooms – they have installed a block-out blind however this is inside the bathroom (this basically means that you have to be very careful entering/exiting the bathroom so as to not damage the blind.
Minibar – this is a complimentary and restocked daily (note only includes soft drinks).
Deluxe/Deluxe Jacuzzi – same room category except the Deluxe Jacuzzi has Jacuzzi bath.
Deluxe Pool – probably best room type. Only seven each opens onto a sunken pool which is designated for the seven rooms. Not sure about noise in these rooms as they are right on street level.
Club rooms – they are on the top floor (where the roof top bar/pool is located) offer a few extra luxuries.
Breakfast – pretty average but adequate. They offer a combination of continental and cooked. Open from 6.30-11am.
We had some trouble with our reservation. The reservation team were slow to respond by email and I had to ring to resolve the issue.
Issues upon check-in, in fairness I won’t go into these as the Reservation & General Manager were very quick to respond to resolve the issue. It’s a new hotel so teething problems may be experienced.
Staff, whilst friendly enough, they didn’t have a particularly good grasp on English nor were they very informative about the Seminyak area (easily solved read trip advisor).
Excellent location. New, clean and bright. Excellent value for money.
Would I recommend – I already have
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A chic, modern hotel attracting a young, sophisticated crowd keen to embrace the action in the heart of lively Seminyak. Stylish, cutting-edge architecture and interiors combine with just the right amount of Balinese bonhomie to create the ideal urban tropical retreat. Located in the heart of Seminyak area, where fashionable playground, scenic beach, sunsets and Balinese culture, diverse and upscale shopping and entertainment can be found within walking distance. IZE SEMINYAK offers vacationers in one of the world's most admired islands an amicable escape with a breakaway hospitality style that is both, fun and sophisticated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ize Seminyak Bali