Rebecca Goodman visits W Bali, and finds the perfect jumping off point for exploring the island…if you can drag yourself away from the pool.
W Bali Review
Don’t miss the W’s Bali outpost, located on the beach in popular Seminyak. The luxurious hotel has four swimming pools looking onto the sea, on-call staff serving food and drink to your sun lounger, and it’s surrounded by some of Bali’s best restaurants and shops.
The hotel is bright, vibrant, and modern with all the luxuries you’d expect from this outstanding hotel chain. The four swimming pools are the focal point of the hotel and surrounded by giant L-shaped cushions, sun loungers placed in and out of the pools, and four-poster beds to relax in while soaking up the Bali sun.
There are also all the accessories you’d expect in the 141 hotel suites, including rainforest showers, Bose sound systems, and large flat-screen TVs while you’ll also have access to the hotel’s spa 24/7, high speed Wi-Fi, plus a business centre jam-packed with books and DVDs.
The luxury hotel is anything but corporate and stuffy though, it’s lively and full of atmosphere and has a range of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. The main hotel bar looks out across the beach and is ideal for a cocktail at sunset, accompanied by an excellent range of cheeses and tapas.
For something more substantial, the hotel’s grill restaurant, Fire, has an outstanding range of seafood and steaks brought over from Australia while there’s also the Ice bar and Starfish Bloo restaurant for day-time feasting.
Nothing has been missed in this luxury hotel, from the extensive food and drink choices to the emphasis on relaxation and comfort. It has everything you need for a whistle-stop tour of the island. It’s set minutes away from Seminyak’s restaurants and bars, a short trip to Canggu’s never-ending beaches, and is excellently located for travelling over to Ubud (where a new W hotel is set to open in 2020).
Double rooms at the W start from £270/night with breakfast included | marriott.co.uk