Gorgeous thatched-roof villas set in 15 acres of immaculate landscaped gardens adjacent to Seminyak Beach, offering one of the best luxury escapes in Bali. There are sumptuous bathrooms, delightful staff and romantic dining, close to Seminyak’s lively bars and restaurants.
Just a five-minute walk from Seminyak’s main road, where a lively shopping and nightlife scene prevails in all seasons. Bali’s airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Style & character
An enormous swimming pool filled with stone turtle fountains takes centre stage in the grounds, surrounded by tasselled parasols that overlook a 500m stretch of beach. You can peer at the crashing waves and the distant tourist touts from the extreme comfort of a sunbed pre-dressed with towels and equipped with sun cream, cold water and frangipani scented facial mist. Heaven. Further back from the sea, the restaurant, bar and villas are housed under Balinese thatched roofs and dotted throughout beautifully tended gardens. Porters with golf buggies will happily transport you from place to place; there is also a spa, tennis court, gym and business centre.
Service & facilities
The Oberoi’s highly-trained staff, who are mostly Indonesian, offer the kind of service that makes any time spent at the hotel an absolute delight. They are without exception warm, hospitable, genuinely helpful and extremely competent without feeling overbearing or showy.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
- Tennis court
There are four levels of villa at the Oberoi, starting with the cheapest Lanai Rooms. These are a good size and very pleasant with marble floors, enormous king-sized beds with hand-carved wooden headboards, four types of pillow, thick curtains to keep out the light and excellent air conditioning. A lovely bathroom contains more fluffy towels than you could ever need, plus two sinks and sumptuous bath scrubs, soaps and moisturisers. Throughout the rooms are well-thought-out details such as anti-mosquito spray, a day bag for the beach and both indoor and outdoor slippers. The hotel also offers a range of superior villas with pools. The main difference between these is the size of the private garden outside the villa and the pool size – all are equally well-designed inside.
Food & drink
The romantically-lit Kura Kura restaurant is a lovely setting for supper, overlooking the gardens and the sea beyond. German-born chef Enrico Wahl presides over the kitchens, producing extraordinary dishes (dragon fruit taramasalata is just one memorable example) from an extensive menu. The waitresses will explain the dishes perfectly, and you can guarantee all will taste wonderful. Breakfast is served in the delightful, open-air Frangipane café where again, there is a huge range of options including duck or chicken eggs, pork or beef sausages and dozens of juices.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There are many steps within the resort but the hotel will happily help with ramps for wheelchairs where they can.
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