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Review of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

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Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Ranked #45 of 141 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
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“Perfect place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2009

this was our second time at anantara and we enjoyed it as much this time as first> i would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who was wanting to have that special place to stay. Congratulations to Ivan and all his staff for making our holiday a very special time, we were made to feel so special the whole time we were there. It is truly a remarkable place. the location is great, the ambience fantastic and rooms so big you feel you want to move in forever. Will definate stay there again on our next trip to Bali.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

Great concept, with great rooms and great location. Like the contemporary feel to this hotel, touches such as BOSE theatre system and iPod were excellent.

Having said that, cannot fathom the thoughts of management who seem to think it is appropriate to completely ruin the tranquil and romantic sunset setting with loud DJ "Doof Doof" music. If management wanted to clear the restaurant of an evening, this type of entertainment surely works. WIth a hotel demographic of approximately 35 to 55 (I would assume based on who we saw staying there) the Anantara entertainment is just way off the mark. With such a prized location i would think that entertainment should have been soulful music, maybe an accoustic duet, or similar. Trying to turn a sophisticated hotel and romantic setting into a cheap, open-air nightclub just does not work.

In summary, love the rooms. The much discussed roof=top bar has gone. The DJ stuff ruins the atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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IvanBali, General Manager at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2009
Dear Anantara Guest,

Greetings from Seminyak, Bali and thank you for staying with us recently. The team and I are very glad to receive your valuable feedback so we would like to also thank you for your time into posting your constructive review.

First of all and on behalf of the management team, I would like to take a moment and personally apologize for not making your stay at Anantara a perfect experience; while we have certainly taken on board your positive comments regarding our great concept, great rooms and great location, it is with deep regret that we have acknowledged your disappointment concerning our DJ music concept. In this regard, we are truly sorry that the DJ performance held during your holiday at our resort was not to your liking.

At Anantara we try to offer a wide range of entertainment styles and options for all of our guests and patrons as well as we pride ourselves in selecting a truly professional range of performances and contributions so all of our guests can benefit from these choices in some way; be it a beach party, a fashion show, our daily poolside BBQ, salsa lessons, cooking classes, a DJ performance or a traditional local dance... we constantly strive to create new sensations for our story-collecting guests.

Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience you went through however, please be informed that our DJ events in particular only take place from Thursdays to Sundays (4pm till 8pm) and such gigs have always been very well regarded by our guests. From the management side, I personally ensure that these DJ sessions are delivered in a good balance of fun and enjoyable sunset experiences combined with the charm and peacefulness offered around the resort and most importantly, the information of each event is always communicated clearly to all our guests in advance to avoid any last minute surprises. We value our guest’s needs and we always aim to provide the ultimate experience by delivering a wide range of themes and opportunities to match our guest’s expectations.

Thank you once again for sharing your point of view with our readers, I am personally sorry we were not able to please you entirely and my team and I will continue working hard in our efforts to please every customer as well as ensure that we focus our attention to maximise harmony and minimise any possible dissatisfaction.

Last but not least, I would like to refer to our SOS rooftop bar informing all readers that after completing the required modifications of the roof, we should be able to open its doors again end of August so stay tuned for further updates in our website and we look forward to welcoming you all back!

We look forward to continue bringing more and more guests to Bali, the Island of Gods!

With kind regards,

Ivan Casadevall
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2009

I have just returned from staying 5 nights at Anantara and I absolutely loved it.

I was lucky enough to have an ocean front room on the top floor. It is really worth paying extra for an ocean view room as the views are fantastic. You can see right around the coast and from our balcony even see planes landing at the airport in the far distance. We requested a higher floor and were advised that this would depend on availability and we were lucky to receive this on arrival.

Rooms are exactly how they look on the website - very clean, groovy, sleek with huge bathrooms, mammoth double shower & a lovely deep bath. An added bonus is the walk in wardrobe when you first enter the room. We also really loved the spa bath on the balcony. It was so much fun having a bath while watching & hearing the waves crash in front of you.

Breakfast every morning was great, especially with its location overlooking the pool and beachfront. Breakfast consists of a continental buffet and a cooked to order "hot" breakfast from a large menu - eggs anyway you like, how about pancakes, waffles, banana bread or asian bento boxes - quite a large selection. Coffee was also quite good in terms of selection - latte, capp etc.. although nothing beats a Melbourne coffee!

Now, there has been some discussion on this forum about the pool area. It is very different to your typical resort layout. If you are looking for vast gardens, beautiful planting, huge pool with masses of sun loungers surrounding it, and kids everywhere, simply don't book this hotel. However if you want a different more boutique experience, you will be quite happy. The pool is an infinity pool much like a lap pool and I loved it. The temperature was just right. I hate cold pools and infact can't really swim in them but this was cool but refreshing. I absolutely loved being in this pool and seeing the ocean ahead of me. I could just gaze out for hours.

The garden area is quite small and therefore crowded with sun loungers and groovy day beds (which I have to admit are very comfortable). The beanbags are also comfy and cute. The hotel can't really do too much about the garden area as this is only what they have to work with in terms of size/land. I guess, the only thing I would suggest here is for the hotel to add more planting to give the area more of a tropical feel. Some flowering plants in pots for instance would add more warmth and charm to this area. The bonus about the hotel layout though is that it takes no time to get from your room to the pool. No wondering through endless walkways getting lost until you find the pool area. If you forget something from your room, you are up and back in a flash. The moment you sit down, a staff member is there offering you a basket with bottled water and fruit. Stick around for free cocktails and rice paper rolls from 4 - 5pm!

This hotel is trendy, and different to anything else in the area. Really, there are not a lot of absolute beachfront properties around here where you have a magnificent ocean view from your balcony. It is small, intimate & fun. Try something different for a change.

Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2009

We could not recommend the Anantara Seminyak highly enough – staying there for 7 nights was such a fantastic experience! Our only dismay was that the roof bar we saw on the website was closed for renovations (and was a key reason for booking to stay there). However the atmosphere created poolside, with sunsets, cocktails, and a DJ spinning chilled tunes more than made up for this. The very friendly staff, quality attentive service, food, and style of the Anantara was so appealing – we had days where we didn’t even venture out to explore beyond the hotel boundaries! Being right on the beach was also a great thing – a couple of occasions we strolled home along the beach after drinks or dinner at Ku De Ta. If we holiday in Bali again, it would be very hard not to be at the Anantara Seminyak.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2009

We just returned from bali where we stayed at the Anantara for 2.5 nights. On arrival we were disappointed with the ocean room as it was only one floor up from the dining area and the view was through trees. Our expectation had been of sweeping ocean views and this was not the case. If you were to book this room type, request higher floor. The dining room was also so close to our balacony that you could hear the tables being set and unset at the begining and end of the day. The first 24 hours were filled with diappointment as the other MAIN reason I had selected this hotel is for its roof top bar. When we arrived it is currently closed for refurbishment so my visions of drinks overlooking water at sunset that I had visualised for the last few months was not happening at this hotel. However, our disaapointment with the room level/view and the bar closed soon disappeared when we realised how the staff aimed to please for our whole stay. The 100% occupancy and the refurbishement were out of their control howvever they were very attentive at all times. The central location is fantastic and the room fitout is well above a high standard. I would receommend the hotel but please consider the ocean view and the bar refurbishement.

PS The beds were the most heavenly ever slept in with the sheets softer than any experienced before........it was like floating on clouds.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

Luxurious new hotel with great rooms, staff, pool and right on the beach. Our honeymoon was perfect here so if you're willing to spend a few extra dollars you will love it. Great atmosphere with good DJ playing music by the infinity edge pool which is just magic as the sun goes down. Very Hollywood style surroundings and you definitely know you're in a 5 star hotel. Fantastic service and great for couples. Unforgettable late night walks on the beach back from Ku De ta cocktail lounge. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ENGLAND
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2009

We came to Bali for 2 weeks so as we had travelled so far (from uk) we decided to treat ourselves to a 5 star beach front all suite hotel. After our 14 hour flight we were met with such warm welcomes from staff at the hotel and served welcome drinks.
The hotel room was above our expectations. We have travelled around the world frequently but never have we stayed in such a spacious and chic space...very impressive. We were given a tour of our room and given a free ipod that was packed with a variety of music for the duration of our stay...FOR FREE! The room was also decked out with BOSE sound system, dvd player and ipod docking station. Then greeted with a "birdcage" of fruit as a welcome gift. We were also lucky enough to have free 90 min massages each per week in the hotel spa, which is lovely.
The location of the hotel is right on the beach and although there are not enough loungers to accommodate all guests, we never had a problem getting one as we were up early enough. There are locals that try and sell u the typical tourist items on the beach, however there are plenty of security around the premises that stop this becoming a nuisance.
The food in all restaurants were flawless, although a little expensive compared to what you would pay outside, it was that good you didn't mind parting with the cash!
Staff in the resort all seemed to remember our names and greeted us every time we walked by which made us feel so at home.

I could write so many more good points about the resort, the list would go on.
We would definitely stay at Anantara if we should return again in the future as it was so memorable. Thank you to all staff and management!

  • Stayed May 2009, 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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Property: Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Address: Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak 80361, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#6 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#24 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#38 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#41 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort 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 Bali Resort 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 Bali Resort provides an unforgettable accommodation experience. ... more   less 
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