W Bali Seminyak
The W Bali in Seminyak was the luxurious escape we didn’t know we needed. After giving Ubud our best (read here, here, and here), we honestly could not handle the heat and wanted to head back to the beach. I found a great last minute deal at the W Bali and hired the sweetest driver to take us there that night.
The customer service was incredible, every staff member seemed to be clued into our every need. I think my unintentional RBF even earned us a room upgrade and two free meals. After checking in after dark, we found our way to the chic lounge for a night cap.
Every space at the W is designed for lounging and intimate relaxation. The bars are filled with couches looking out over the stunning pool and crashing waves. The pool is surrounded by several round love seats and white canopied cabanas that are available for all guests to enjoy. There are even cushy bean bags to float on in the pool... although good luck getting one once the kids arrive. Yes, somehow the W caters perfectly to both adults and kids.
We loved the location in Seminyak for the vibrant beach sunsets, the tasty cafes and boutique shopping. Both Cafe Organic and the Fat Turtle are amazing options for breakfast and right across the street from the hotel. Although you will need to take a shuttle to the street, which is about a ten minute walk from the lobby.
The W Bali takes security very seriously. Every car and bag is inspected thoroughly upon arrival through the stunning bamboo tunnel. Then the car is allowed to proceed down a long and beautiful stone driveway which is purposely bumpy to offset any danger before it ever reaches the building.
Finally, the rooms were wonderful, with the largest open rain shower I’ve ever seen and an equally large soaking tub. The W Bali is a beautiful property with flawless attention to detail. I am so thankful they were able to take care of us at such late notice.