Bali Hotels › W Hotel
Updated: February 3, 2023
My Favorite Bali Hotels
• Best Kuta Hotel: Hard Rock
• Best Legian Hotel: Padma Resort
• Best Seminyak Hotel: W Bali
• Best Jimbaran Hotel: Four Seasons
• Best Nusa Dua Hotel: St. Regis
• Best Ubud Hotel: Four Seasons Sayan
• Best New Hotel: Raffles Bali
W Seminyak – Luxurious and modern, and with one of the most stunning pools anywhere on Bali.
In a colossal property in north Seminyak, accessible from a main road, this resort is ultra-modern, airy, and welcoming without feeling trendy or pompous like others. Rooms are in a building facing the sea and angled to maximize possible ocean views. The opulent villas, with up to three bedrooms and names like ‘WOW’ and ‘Marvelous,’ sacrifice views for seclusion with their high walls but offer direct beach frontage. These villas also feature a huge private pool, dazzling open-air lounge/dining area, long sofa, and an even longer desk. The infinity pool alongside the beach is arguably the most spectacular in southern Bali – and massive enough to feature ‘beaches,’ ‘waterfalls,’ and ‘islands’ with palm trees. Although a little isolated from facilities, the W is within a short stroll along the sand from several glitzy beach clubs.
W Seminyak – The Location
- Area: Faces the beach along the invisible border between Seminyak and Batu Belig and is far closer to the limited facilities at the latter beach area. Nearby bars and cafés are usually more accessible on foot along the beach than via the busy road.
- Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan. The lobby is about 500m from the main road in the far northern end of Seminyak, a more sophisticated tourist region of southern Bali.
- How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. This takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
W Seminyak – The Basics
- Guests: The overall vibe is young and trendy and facilities for families are pretty limited.
- Beach: Stunning and wonderfully-maintained, but like the rest of Seminyak/Petitenget, the sand is grey and the waves can be rough, so take care. No flags or lifeguards this far up the beach.
- Views: Varies enormously. Rooms face the ocean or gardens, and villas are secluded behind walls.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Each villa has a huge private pool.
- Parking: Enough free and secure spots well inside the resort grounds, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +62 (0)361 300 0106
- Email: Send a message through their website.
- Website: marriott.com
W Seminyak – Amenities
- Pool: The beautiful and photogenic pool is alongside the beach, multi-tiered and massive enough to feature a ‘beach’, ‘waterfalls’, and ‘islands’. It even has a name: WET. Splash area for the young ones.
- Spa: Open 24 hours, AWAY Spa offers a range of super-indulgent packages with names like ‘Serene & Soulful’ and ‘Glamour & Glitz’. Steam room, plunge pools, and bar.
- Fitness Center: Next to the spa and aptly called FIT, it has all the latest gear. Personal trainers and yoga classes are available. Open 24 hours.
- Facilities: Arcade of boutiques. Business Center. W Sound Suite.
W Seminyak – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Starfish Bloo –Beachside, with plenty of seats inside and out. Renowned among expats for Sunday brunches. • FIRE – Open kitchen serving grilled meats and seafood all day. Inspired by the traditional Balinese kecak (fire) dance.
- Bars: W Lounge – At the lobby, and popular hangout for martinis, high teas, whiskeys, and cigars. • Woobar Bali – Poolside, serving cocktails and wine. Renowned DJs late into the night.
- Breakfast: Not included, but can be paid for when booking or on the day.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
W Seminyak – Rooms
- Room Types: Wonderful Garden Escape • Spectacular Ocean Facing • Marvelous One Bedroom Pool Villa • WOW Two Bedroom Pool Villa • Extreme WOW Three Bedroom Pool Villa • Marvelous One-Bedroom Suite • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms, but permitted elsewhere in open areas.
- Best Room: The WOW Two Bedroom Pool Villas are probably the finest. They are private and secluded, with a substantial private pool and state-of-the-art entertainment equipment.
- For Families: Some villas have two or three bedrooms, and a few rooms have connecting doors, but the resort is not that interested in families.
W Seminyak – Local Transport
- Walking: Very little worthwhile within walking distance, and the main road is 500m from the lobby, but buggies are available within the grounds.
- Public Transport & Shuttle Bus: There is no public transport.
- Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: To reach attractions within southern Bali, metered taxis are abundant, cheap, and comfortable. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver for a negotiable fare. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, but motorbikes are useful for getting around Seminyak/Petitenget – less so for elsewhere in southern Bali. All transport options can be arranged at the resort.
- Shuttle Bus: To reach another town outside of southern Bali, e.g. Ubud, buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some may pick up guests from their hotel, but services for the main island-wide operator, Perama, only leave from its office in Kuta. (9kms away)
W Seminyak – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
- The lobby is about 500m from the main road, along which facilities are quite limited, so walk south no more than 400m along the sand to one of the ultra-sleek beach clubs which offer elegant poolside dining. These include:
- Potato Head Beach Club Bali – Modern, casual dining, tropical cocktails, and award-winning wine list.
- Seasalt – Stylish cafe serving exquisite seafood with open kitchen and indoor and outdoor seating.
- Mano Beach House – Contemporary dining, excellent cocktails, pool, beachside seating, low-key, and popular with expats.
- La Lucciola – Very graceful, spacious beachside setting, and world-class Italian cuisine. Popular for breakfast on weekends. Worth the 500m-stroll south along the beach.
- Otherwise, shuffle along the sand for about 200m north to Batu Belig Beach, where several cute but low-key café/bars await.
- A few minimarts along the main road, but there’s no other reason to walk along this very busy street. Instead, order a taxi and head to the quaint Seminyak Square (seven minutes) for restaurants, bakeries, and bookshops; or the world-class Beachwalk shopping center in Kuta. (20 minutes)