Accommodation on the beach in Seminyak usually indicates a place is charging many hundreds of dollars per night for a room. Off the beach you can still find flashpacker style accommodation.
Aliya Homestay isn’t a homestay in the old-fashioned sense of the word, but rather a collection of eight adorable double-storey, A-frame teak bungalows where the open living spaces downstairs are conducive to getting to know your neighbours. Pesky frangipani. The design of the rooms, clustered around a blue-tiled splash pool with an enticing extra bale for reading or chatting, feels more... Read our full review of Aliya Boutique Homestay and Kitchen.
Each room in this hotel is an enormous suite filled with luxurious appointments such as Bose DVD player, 42-inch plasma TV, bathtub, ducted air-con, espresso machine, iPods and WiFi access. The separate lounge area has couches and chairs, a coffee table and coffee table books, which are of course filled with photos of other beautifully designed luxury hotels around the world. The bathroom is a... Read our full review of Anantara.
With its god-awful footpaths, sorta-upscale boutiques, trendy restaurants and sophisticated beachside bars, Seminyak may not be the sort of place you’d think of as being terribly family-friendly. And well, on those fronts, perhaps it’s not.Waiter, there's a leaf in my pool!But there’s a great little hotel tucked behind Jalan Laksmana/Oberoi/Eat Street that actually makes this corner of... Read our full review of Mutiara Bali Resort.
Located in a gang running north off Jalan Double Six (look for the signs for Villa Coco) is the fantastic Puspa Bungalows. It's as if someone thought about all the things that a visitor could want and then put them into this cute little hotel. The extremely clean though small rooms were built in 2000 and have been renovated and maintained ever since contain air-con, fridge, safe, satellite TV,... Read our full review of Puspa Bungalows.
Because Seminyak is the trendy capital of Bali, it's difficult to find cheaper accommodation that is close to all the action so this place is a beacon of hope for those that wanting to do Seminyak on the cheap. It's a comfortable place that has obviously been around a while, but has aged well. Each of the rooms has air-con, hot water bathroom small enough so that the toilet will get wet when you... Read our full review of Sarinande Beach Inn.
There are two entrances to this massive complex -- one on the main road in Seminyak for the hotel rooms and one in Gang Raja for the suite rooms. Every one of the modern rooms has a view of one of the pools and contains polished concrete floors, TV with international channels, fridge, free WiFi, air-con and bathrooms with massive showerheads. The suites are bigger than the hotel rooms and contain... Read our full review of The Haven.
The Samaya was built in 2001, but it still looks brand new and has a sleekness about it that is quite incredible for a property of this age. Each of the enormous villas is contained within its own walled compound, which allows maximum light to burst through the large villa windows while strategically placed plants create the right amount of shade in sitting areas. Of course each villa contains... Read our full review of The Samaya.
Set about halfway along Jalan Pettitenget near some excellent restaurants, Bali Ayu Hotel has a mix of renovated and unrenovated rooms. The unrenovated ones are uninspiring and not really worth a look, but the renovated ones represent good value in this price range because of the much more modern feel. All the rooms have air-con, hot water bathrooms, 65-channel TV and comfy beds. The shaded... Read our full review of Bali Ayu Hotel.
Freshly-opened Brown Feather on Bali’s up-and-coming Jalan Batu Belig is the cutest little hotel we’ve seen in quite some time. With just 16 gorgeous, colonial-style rooms spread across two storeys, a paddy outlook and pool, it’s a great little place for those looking for something a bit different away from the crowds who are willing to spend at midrange rates.The cutest little room we have... Read our full review of Brown Feather.
This is a very basic but clean homestay with beds as hard as concrete, cold water bathrooms and local TVs for those keen on Indonesian soaps. Rooms look out onto the family temple and living quarters where family members will come and go throughout the day without bothering guests. It's a peaceful place set back far enough from the main road that noise isn't an issue. In fact, it almost feels... Read our full review of Sri Kresna II Homestay.
On first glance, Taman Ayu Cottages looks like just another old Bali hotel that has passed its use-by date, but upon stepping into the pool area everything changes. An impressive tropical garden (with obligatory peacock) shade the grounds of this property keeping the general area cool. The pool is popular with guests and has some decent furniture to lounge around on. The rooms are charming,... Read our full review of Taman Ayu Cottages.
The pricing model at Tune Hotels is very much aligned to the way low cost airlines operate in that the earlier you book and the less popular the timing of your stay, the cheaper the room. Sometimes rooms here can be had for as little as US$10 -- other times they can cost as much as US$60. On our visit, we were quoted 230,000 rupiah for a sterile but clean room with plush bed and clean linen, good... Read our full review of Tune Hotel.
Blindingly white with a small but glittering freeform pool, lovingly decorated Villa Kresna is hidden away on the beach-bound spur of Jalan Sarinade, a five-minute walk from the beach end of Jalan Abimanyu. A few years ago Villa Kresna lost around half of their land and a couple of years later it underwent a complete refurbishment — and the results are impressive. If you’re looking for a... Read our full review of Villa Kresna Boutique Suites.