Beautiful cafes, boutique shops trendy bars and high-end shopping opportunities, that’s Seminyak.

Pair it with a great stretch of sandy beach and some luxurious hotels, villas and spas and you know, you have to spend some time in Seminyak while visiting Bali.

If you're looking for the best places to stay in Seminyak, this resort area has plenty of accommodation choices, from luxurious resorts, to welcoming boutique hotels and affordable guesthouses and homestays.

No matter if you are planning your Bali honeymoon in Seminyak, travelling as a couple looking for a 5-star hotel in Seminyak or are on a tight budget, you will find a perfect place.

If you are asking yourself where to stay in Seminyak, this article is for you.

Where to Stay in Seminyak – Most Popular Hotels Overall

If you're looking for a quick answer to the best places to stay in Seminyak, below are our recommended hotels.

  1. Best 5-Star Hotel in Seminyak: Double – Six Luxury Hotel
  2. Best Hotel in Seminyak for Families: The Seminyak Beach Resort
  3. Best Seminyak Hotel Right on the Beach: W Bali
  4. Best Place to Stay in Seminyak for Couples: Potato Head Studios
  5. Best Villas to Stay in Seminyak: Mayaloka Villas
  6. Where to Stay In Seminyak on a Budget: Tijili Seminyak

The Best Area to Stay in Seminyak

Seminyak Beach & Main Street Jalan Kayu Aya

Finding the best area to stay in Seminyak, Bali is an essential decision for first-time travelers, couples and those just in search of a great holiday.

The heart of Seminyak stands on the golden sands of Seminyak Beach and its main street Jalan Kayu Aya is surrounded by high-quality bars, restaurants and boutiques – this is definitely the place to be!

With its endless choice of fabulous sunset spots, dining choices and alluring culture, it's no surprise that Seminyak has grown into one of the most popular and vibrant areas in Bali.

If this is your first time traveling to Seminyak, staying along Seminyak Beach is certainly your best bet.

Where To Stay In Seminyak – Hip Alternatives To Beachfront

The suburbs of Kerobokan and Umalas are great alternatives for the best areas to stay in Seminyak a little inland.

Both of these residential areas offer a more relaxed atmosphere – far from the hustle and bustle – but without sacrificing convenience.

The beach is relatively close by, as are plenty of delicious eateries, trendy bars, and shops. The true gem for travelers hoping to get access to most of these activities on a budget is that both Kerobokan and Umalas provide great accommodation options that are far more affordable than staying in central Seminyak.

So if you're looking for a place that provides all the amazing luxuries Seminyak has to offer without burning your wallet, then these two suburbs could be just what you need!

The Best Places To Stay In Seminyak

W Hotel Seminyak – The Best Luxury Resort In Seminyak

In the heart of Bali’s famous Seminyak beach area, tucked down a bamboo-lined lane, lies the chic W Bali. Part of the Marriott brand of hotels, the 229 room W Bali is a mix of big city sophistication and traditional Balinese hospitality.

The W Bali keeps guest connected to the outside world with cutting edge technologies and amenities while allowing guests to escape with a wide range of massage services in its AWAY Spa. From surfing lessons to yoga and a wide range of fitness classes, the W will keep even the most active travelers busy.

For those looking to sit back, relax, and watch the day go by, the W Bali can help.

The W Seminyak

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The W Bali has several pools on property and its own stretch of beautiful Bali beach to lie around and enjoy the warm ocean breezes.

When it’s time to eat, the W Bali offers a wide range of dining options. With five bars and restaurants preparing local Balinese and international dishes, the W Bali offers something for everyone.

On Sundays, the W hosts one of the best and biggest brunches on the island. The W Bali is conveniently located within walking of Seminyak nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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The Club Villas – The Best Place To Stay In Seminyak For Couples

The Club Villas Seminyak commands a prime location on eat street just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

First impressions count and when you step inside your villa you are greeting by a fabulous courtyard complete with a sparkling plunge pool and lush gardens which is the perfect place to laze away sunny days.

A covered cabana houses the lounge, dining area and a kitchen, but if you don’t feel like cooking yourself room service is available.

Bali Accommodation Seminyak
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

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The breakfast menu caters to most tastes, is delivered to your villa at your preferred time each morning and is cleared away promptly by smiling staff. The fully air-conditioned bedroom suite is spacious and leads to the most incredible ensuite with a huge tub and two showers, one inside and one outside.

The Club Villas Seminyak has villas to suite couples or families and offers incredible value. In fact, it’s one of the best-priced hotels in the Seminyak area. 

The Samaya Seminyak – The Best Beachfront Villas In Seminyak

If you are looking for a beautiful 1, 2 or 3-bedroom villa for rent in Seminyak, look no further than The Samaya Bali, located only footsteps from the beach.

Choose from beachfront villas or court-yard facing, whatever your personal preference.

You will love the warm décor, the landscaped pools within the tropical gardens as well as various dining options close by, free yoga classes and 24-hour butler service, if you require.

The Samaya Seminyak is a fabulous 5-star place to stay for couples, honeymooners, as well as families and groups travelling together.

The villas are large and boast secluded terraces and private pools, as well as chic interiors and modern amenities.

From here it’s an easy walk into the heart of Seminyak with all its dining and shopping opportunities.

Seminyak Accommodation

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The Legian – The Best Romantic Hotel In Seminyak

The Legian Bali is situated right next to the beach in Seminyak and is divided into two sections. The main section is the main hotel building with pool, spa, gym, restaurant, etc and most of the hotel rooms available at the Legian.

The other section is the private villa section where you can rent your own villa with private pool and private butler that accommodates everything needed. I stayed in both sections, just to get a taste of what it was like and how it compared. And I must say that both options are very nice.

The villas are more private and offer a perfect romantic getaway or a fun family vacation. The villas are also huge and come with a private pool and outdoor bathtub as well as 2-3 seating areas outside. It's the perfect place to relax if you're not planning to leave the hotel area.

Best hotel in Seminyak

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The hotel rooms are large, and most of them overlook the beach and ocean. They are more affordable and is a great choice if you want to spoil yourself with a luxurious hotel while traveling to Bali.

The location in Seminyak is fantastic, and if you need to go somewhere further, you can ask the concierge to arrange it for you or take a taxi that's waiting outside. Grab (which is like the local Uber) also picks up at the hotel, if you prefer to book on your own.

It's a luxury 5-star hotel that is a member of the Leading Hotels Group.

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Katamama – The Best Luxurious Place To Stay In Seminyak Next To Potato Head Beach Club

The Hotel Katamama is located next door to the famous Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak. First of all, the whole place has a great charm to it. It starts with a smile and a very friendly „Welcome Home“ which actually is the official slogan of the design hotel.

The reception of the Katamama is much more than just the place for a fast check-in. Instead it feels like a very modern place to meet old friends and make new ones. It’s open, it’s bright and has a great feel to it.

Seminyak Beach Hotels

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The best thing about the Katamama is the design and look & feel of the place. It is focused on Balinese art and the unique implementation of hip design and traditional manufacturing methods. Everything built and used in the rooms was made somewhere in Indonesia: the couch, the TV table, the bed, the carpets.

Every single part of the hotel room has been handmade by Indonesian artists. Even the 1.6 million bricks with which the impressive building of the Katamama was built were made by hand. Just imagine! As if this was not enough reason to stay here, the hospitality of the staff is simply incredible.

Lloyd’s Inn Bali – The Best Affordable Boutique Hotel In Seminyak

Located near Double Six Beach, Lloyd's Inn Bali is one of the best modern boutique hotels in Seminyak. It’s also very affordable.

The hotel design is not a typical Balinese design. But rather, it features modern minimalist aesthetics, similar to Scandinavian design.

The standard room comes with a queen size bed, a full bathroom and a workspace. The room includes a flat-screen TV, an open closet, and all the toiletries you need.

Overall, the room feels very Zen-like and comfortable.

Similar to the rooms, the rest of the hotel has the same modern minimalist aesthetics. From the Garden Restaurant, the Garden Bar, the lobby and other common areas, the modern design is cohesive throughout the entire space.

And on the second floor, you will find a lovely lap swimming pool and jacuzzi.

The pool has a couple of water hammocks, which are perfect for cooling off in the hot Balinese weather.

Lloyds Inn Bali
Best resorts in Seminyak

Lloyd’s Inn Bali is not a typical accommodation I stay as a solo traveller. But for the price and the high quality, it was worth paying a bit more to get such a luxurious and well-designed room.

So if you are looking for an affordable boutique hotel in Seminyak, then you have to check out Lloyd’s Inn Bali.

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Seminyak Beach Resort

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Courtyard by Marriott – The Best Family-Friendly Place To Stay With Value For Money

If you're looking for the best family-friendly hotel in Seminyak, the Courtyard Marriott hotel is moderately priced and hard to beat.

It's perfectly located, only steps away from Double Six Beach and many restaurants and shops, but you could very easily spend your time just enjoying the hotel!

Set up as a resort-style place, with a large swimming pool divided into three parts – one with a swim-up bar, one dedicated to relaxing and one for children.

There's also a kids club with a range of activities available throughout the day, and some daily aerobics lessons in the swimming pool open to everyone.

Dining is also outstanding, the hotel breakfast is one of the best I've ever had, with all sorts of food on offer including Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, an egg and omelette station, a juice station, and lots more offerings including toasted bagels.

To make matters even better, there's a Mexican/Indonesian taco truck and street food buffet every Wednesday. One thing is certain – you won't go hungry!

Marriott Seminyak Accommodation

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Elysian Boutique Hotel – The Best Secluded Private Villas In Seminyak

Nestled in the quiet rice paddies in one of Bali’s most popular neighbourhoods, The Elysian Boutique Resort is located only a few streets away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seminyak, yet it feels worlds away.

With beautiful garden pathways lined with tropical vegetation, spacious contemporary-designed villas and private plunge pools, it's not hard to feel like you’re the only guest staying at The Elysian.

We spent two blissful nights relaxing in a very generous sized One-Bedroom Villa, during our recent two-week trip around Bali.

The villas featured high ceilings, air-conditioning, which is absolutely essential in Bali, a glass-roofed bathroom, traditional teak furnishings and large bi-fold windows that opened up to overlook the private plunge pool.

If having your own private space is not your thing, then you can always opt to mingle with the other guests over a cocktail around the communal pool, overlooking Rush Bamboo restaurant and bar.

Afternoon tea is served each day at the restaurant, featuring a selection of Western and Indonesian-style nibbles, complemented with a glass of champagne.

I highly recommend securing a poolside cabana to savour your afternoon tea by the pool.

Best resorts in Seminyak
Seminyak Hotel Bali

The resort offers a complimentary shuttle to the nearby shopping and dining hub of Seminyak. However, the walk to Seminyak is just as beautiful, as you’ll get to wander through the rice terraces and see the farmers at work harvesting their crops.

The Elysian is perfect for couples, families, and honeymooners looking for a slice of affordable luxury paradise in Seminyak. So, if you’re looking for something that is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, yet still so close to the action, then, The Elysian might just be the perfect spot for you.

Elysian Boutique Hotel Seminyak
Seminyak accommodation Elysian Boutique Hotel

Recommended by Amanda from Fly, Stay, Luxe.

Hotel Indigo – The Best Beachfront Hotel In Seminyak

Hotel Indigo is an amazing beachfront position in Seminyak. Although it’s part of a chain hotel, each individual property in the group is completely different. They focus on their local neighbourhood and culture when it comes to the architecture, interior design and soft furnishings.

It’s like a fusion of Balinese culture and design with utter luxury. From gold ceramic hand basins to wicker wall hangings, and intricately detailed rooms, it is a really special place to stay.

Seminyak Best Beach Resort
Seminyak Best Beach Hotel

Local people come into the hotel to run workshops such as egg painting and kite making. It’s amazing what guests manage to achieve in the egg-painting lesson in an hour. The intricate detail on the keepsake memoir is incredible.

Hotel Indigo Seminyak has an incredibly long swimming pool that is the focal point of the property.

It’s like a promenade lined with palm trees. Just a couple of metres from the latter end of the pool and you are on Seminyak beach, a truly vibrant place, with surfers, tonnes of bars and cafes.

Right in front of Hotel Indigo Seminyak is ideal to catch a sunset with a Bintang beer, chilled tunes and awesome vibes.

The best thing about Hotel Indigo is you can be right in the thick of the atmosphere in Seminyak and retreat back to the haven when you just want to chill.

Best Hotels in Seminyak

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Harris Hotel – The Best Place To Stay In Seminyak On A Budget

Bali offers some of the best hotel accommodation in the world that luckily comes with an affordable price tag.

One of my favourite hotels in Bali is HARRIS Seminyak, which boasts 231 rooms, a cafe, pizza bar, juice bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa and kids club.

We got to stay in this sweet accommodation for 3 nights and can’t wait to go back.

Being only a 5-minute walk from the gorgeous Dhyana Pura Beach, its convenient location is perfect for those looking to top up their tans, whilst having the hustle and bustle of Seminyak’s nightlife close by.

The airport is only a 30-minute ride away too, meaning you can quickly dump your bags and make the most of your holiday.

This hotel is great for couples, backpackers, families or solo travellers who are looking for a modern stylish hotel with friendly staff and great facilities at an affordable price.

The food is also of high quality and is sure to be tasty. The pizza bar is perfect for those who may be a little fussy when it comes to Indonesian food!

HARRIS Hotel Seminyak

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Final Words on Where to Stay in Seminyak

Are you planning a trip to Bali? Picking where to stay in Seminyak can be tough but there is definitely something for every type of traveler.

If you're looking for luxury, the resorts in Seminyak offer some of the most beautiful and enticing accommodations in all of Bali.

Beautiful boutique hotels line the streets where you can stay right in the heart where the action is.

For those on a budget, cozy and affordable homestays dot the landscape that makes it easy to feel right at home. No matter where you choose to stay in Seminyak, we know you'll have an amazing time!

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