Seminyak is one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali. Brimming with delicious restaurants, beach clubs, boutique shops, beaches and also being not too far from the Airport, it’s easy to see why. All this brings the crowds, so on the other side expect lots of tourists and busy streets. That’s not to say that you can’t find your little piece of tranquillity in Seminyak, and one of the best ways to do this is through the Seminyak accommodation that you choose. So figuring out where to stay in Seminyak is an important part of planning your holiday to Bali, to make sure you get the best Bali experience. We will share everything we know from personal experience to help you decide on the best place to stay in Seminyak. Here’s our Seminyak Accommodation guide which includes the best places to stay in Seminyak from luxury hotels to those that offer great value for money and our Seminyak area guide.
Where to stay in Seminyak? Seminyak Area Guide
Here is a quick Seminyak area guide to help you decide what is the best area of Seminyak to stay in for you.
Seminyak sits in between Legian (south of Seminyak) and Canggu (north of Seminyak).
Petitenget is an area located in the north of Seminyak and has some great restaurants and boutique shops. This is the area where Potato Head Beach Club and hotels like Alila Seminyak and W hotel are.
Jalan Kayu Ayu (otherwise known as Laksmana) is one of the main streets in Seminyak lined with restaurants and boutique shops. It’s more inland and not right near the beach. This is one of the best areas to stay in Seminyak if shopping is a priority.
The southern area of Seminyak directly borders Legian, around the area of La Plancha beach bar and Double Six Beach. This area expectedly has more of a ‘Legian’ vibe than other parts of Seminyak, which isn’t a bad thing, just different.
And the area lining the beach, depending on where exactly, may not be as close to the main shops and restaurants, but is obviously the easiest place to stay to access the beach. Petitenget is the best area to stay in Seminyak if you want to stay close to the beach as well as shops and restaurants.
So what is the best area to stay in Seminyak overall? It’s really a personal preference, but for us, we think Petitinget is the best area to stay in Seminyak as it has a nice mix of boutique shops, delicious restaurants, beaches, and beautiful hotels. We love the feel of this area and it can feel more tranquil than other parts, although full disclosure, it is still very busy.
How Long To Stay In Seminyak?
Some people come to Bali and only visit Seminyak or one destination, but we’d definitely recommend staying in at least two different areas to get to know Bali a little better. With that being said, how long to stay in Seminyak really depends on the length of your Bali holiday. But as a guide, we would say staying two to three days in Seminyak is a good minimum. If you choose to use Seminyak as a base to explore Bali, or just want to relax in one place, then one week would be good.
Booking Accommodation In Seminyak
We love using Booking.com, it’s one of our favorite ways to book Seminyak accommodation and it has a great range of hotels and villas.
Agoda tends to have a lot of villa options for Bali, so this is another good option if looking to stay in a Seminyak villa. They often have discounts for stays of a week or more.
Seminyak Accommodation Guide
We have been lucky enough to stay in lots of amazing accommodation throughout Seminyak, but we haven’t stayed everywhere and want to make sure we are recommending the best. So the recommendations below are based on our favorites that we have stayed in, knowledge of Seminyak hotels and their specific locations throughout Seminyak, lots of research, reading reviews, hearing from you guys, and putting this all together with our own experience of Seminyak.
Splurge: The Best Luxury Accommodation In Seminyak
There are so many amazing places to stay in Bali, and Seminyak is no exception. We look for hotels in a great location, with great design and service. Here are our favorite picks for luxury Seminyak hotels.
We are always blown away by how simply beautiful Alila hotels are, and we have absolutely loved staying with Alila in Ubud and Manggis. So, it came as no surprise to us that we absolutely fell in love with Alila Seminyak on a recent trip to Bali. Alila Seminyak is definitely one of the best luxury hotels in Seminyak, located right on the beach. It’s extremely relaxing, the rooms feel luxurious but simple and cozy at the same time, and we could spend all day in their beautiful infinity pools. Whether you stay here or somewhere else in Seminyak, Alila Seminyak is home to one of our favorite restaurants in Seminyak, Seasalt. One thing we love is that the hotel was designed and built to minimize the environmental impact.
Anantara Seminyak is a boutique hotel with only 60 rooms, one of the best hotels in Seminyak for couples. The rooms are absolutely massive (from 80 m2) and feel so luxurious with their marble and wood finishes. Oh, not to mention it’s right on Seminyak beach, the views over the beach are amazing, and don’t even get me started about sunset. Anantara Seminyak also has a great spa and rooftop restaurant, MoonLite Kitchen, and Bar.
We loved our stay at Hotel Indigo Bali. This beautiful hotel manages to feel both grand and like your own secret little escape all at the same time. The design is stunning, the staff so friendly, the rooms start at 50 SQM, and the secret garden pool is a favorite.
Peppers Seminyak is a villa/hotel hybrid, combining the best of both worlds in Seminyak. With 48 villas ranging from 1 through to 5 bedrooms, and combining this with resort facilities such as a restaurant, gym, spa, and pool (all villas have their own pool too), leads to an unforgettable stay. We were blown away when we arrived and walked into our villa.
A hotel we are yet to stay in, but an obvious pick to recommend. The hotel is beautiful with a huge pool area, bars, restaurants, uniquely designed rooms, and great dining.
The Legian is an iconic hotel, but don’t be fooled by the name, it’s actually in Seminyak. And it’s in a great location in Seminyak, right on the beach and also near shops, restaurants, and beach clubs. A beautiful 5-star hotel that comes well-reviewed.
The Samaya is another 5-star hotel right on the beach with shops, restaurants, and beach clubs within walking distance. The Samaya is unique in that they only have pool villas. They also have a great restaurant where you can sit almost on the beach.
Katamama Suites At Desa Potato Head
Katamama Suites are located on the same grounds as one of Bali’s best beach clubs, the Potato Head Beach Club. Katamama has a beautiful design and an eco-friendly approach. The location is in one of the most convenient places in Seminyak, close to everything you need and want.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, is, as the name suggests, located right on Seminyak Beach. The grounds here are filled with beautiful lush gardens and it’s the perfect place for a relaxing stay.
Luxury For Less
Courtyard By Marriott Seminyak is a great hotel for groups of friends, young couples, and families. It’s a really inviting and fun hotel, with a great pool area, and in between the beach and the main road for shops.
We loved our stay at U Paasha, with a great location, open spacious room, and great rooftop pool. We also thought their idea of 24-hour check-in/check-out times was great and flexible. Basically, if you check-in at 6 pm you can check out at 6 pm.
We first discovered Maca Villas & Spa by visiting Ippolito Speciality Coffee which is located within the Mase Kitchen Restaurant, the restaurant linked to the Maca Villas & Spa. We loved our breakfast and coffee here, so that would be a nice addition to the beautiful villas. Although a little isolated, they offer a free shuttle service.
Located near Potato Head Beach Club, Montigo Resorts Seminyak is a nicely designed hotel in a convenient location.
This 5-star hotel offers value for money and comes well-reviewed.
Hotels In Seminyak For Under $200/night
There are still lots of good options for under $200/night in Seminyak, here are our favorite picks:
IZE Seminyak looks like a hotel providing great value for money. In a great location, particularly for restaurants and shops, and with a simple modern design.
Located in a quieter part of Seminyak, stay here if you want to be in Seminyak but further away from the main area. A nicely designed hotel and rooms.
Although the rooms are quite simple, the location is great, particularly for access to food and shopping. It also comes quite well-reviewed.
Hotels In Seminyak For Under $100/night
L Hotel Seminyak
The L Hotel Seminyak is in a quieter area of Seminyak, although still on a busy road. The design is aimed at luxury, albeit a little over the top at times. Still, it seems to provide good value for money.
Lloyd’s Inn has a unique modern design and is located at the southern end of Seminyak.
A super affordable hotel, with clean simple rooms in a convenient location.
We will continue to update this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best Seminyak Accommodation.
Seminyak Field Guide
Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay in Seminyak, take a look at our Seminyak Field Guide for some more inspiration. Our Seminyak Field Guide has everything you need to hit the ground running, including our favorite food, culture, shops, things to see + do, and day trips. We’ve also put all of our favorites onto our own Seminyak Map so you can literally just take it out with you and no research or planning is required.