W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak is one of the most stylish, demure and playful hotels to grace the Seminyak coastline, making ripples in the luxury hotel scene in Bali. The resort’s collection of garden retreats, ocean retreats and superb suites not only feature ultra fashionable interiors with high-tech entertainment systems and luxurious amenities, but also come with the W brand’s unique service credo that caters to your special requests around-the-clock.
The resort’s eight dining venues are also inventive, as is its dedicated spa and fitness facility. In fact, these stylish venues appeal to and welcome not only in-house guests, but also foodies, partygoers and the spa-loving public. Still, the best perks are as a staying guest. Here are our 10 reasons to stay at Bali’s own W, the W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak.
1. An Out-of-this-World Lobby
First impressions are everything, and the W Retreat has pulled it off the coolest lobby welcome in Bali with the help of excellent mood lighting and an eccentric flying saucer that ‘hovers’ over its drop-off area. It has to be seen to be believed.
2. Funky, Fashionable, Avant-Garde Design
At W, innovative lighting is in almost every nook. The reception area features a tall divider filled with glass chimes that twinkle with the breeze, the freeform centerpiece pool is inspired by rice paddies, the WooBar has coral reef inspired bar tables, and spa treatments are extraordinary with lilac neon-lit tables... we could go on!
3. Enjoy Virtually ‘Whatever... Whenever’
As soon as you check in, as a guest you are entitled to this service where the staff members (known as ‘talents’ in W lingo) are ready to cater to your special requests around-the-clock. Be it eat, drink or play, you’re covered! Well, as long as it doesn’t break any laws…
4. Get Wooed at the Woo Bar
One of the coolest sunset and chill-out spots in Seminyak, the Woo Bar is where to be with its roster of international DJs spinning beats from the club and main bar, together with Asian and Mediterranean comfort food to be had with amazing cocktails around the pool or on the deck.
5. The Most Stylish Freeform Saltwater Pool
Colourful beanbags and parasol-shaded sun loungers surround this freeform 1,790sqm outdoor pool, which is inspired by the form of rice fields and features small platforms and alcoves that occasionally serve as impromptu catwalks for hip fashion and music events. It’s open 24 hours and even glows after sunset.
6. W Signature Bed Comfort
The signature W Bed has plush pillow-top mattresses, comprising 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and a soft goose down duvet. Collapsing into bed never felt so good!
7. Eight Dining and Cocktail Venues
Among the perks of staying at W Bali is the ease of access to WooBar, as well as Starfish Bloo, one of the area’s best pan-Asian restaurants. There’s also Fire that serves a variety of grills, the Ice Bar, the Cellar, the Chill Bar and 1 Below. All boast unique and striking settings and trying them all – even on a long stay – is quite a feat.
8. Exclusive Bliss Spa Bathroom amenities
Your bathing experience is augmented by a range of luxury Bliss Spa amenities, which complement the deep-soak bathtubs and rain showers. These include aromatic lemon and sage, grapefruit and aloe, and vanilla and bergamot shampoos, conditioners and bath gels.
9. Ride in a BMW X5 from the Airport
W Retreat Bali offers pre-arranged private transportation to and from the airport with their BMW fleet starring the exclusive X5 series. Transfer rates start from around $US70. If you want to go around the island in style, luxury SUVs are also available for hire.
10. Pump Up the Stereo... your neighbours won’t know.
You can spoil yourself in your own room with its high-tech entertainment centre featuring a 40” LED TV and a docking station that flexes the possibilities of streaming your own music through the BOSE surround sound systems. The retreats are soundproof, so turn up that bass!