Vacations & Travel - - Tried & Tested - By Bev Malzard seminyak.hotelindigo.com

Our car swept into the ho­tel’s large ar­rival pavil­ion, and we walked into a vast, end­less gallery of light and space, a breeze­way of ex­traor­di­nary pro­por­tions dot­ted with chairs of dif­fer­ing de­sign and won­der­ful hang­ing lights. This was Ho­tel Indigo, Seminyak

Bali, a five-star beauty op­po­site the beach. In the heat of the day we were of­fered a cool drink, wet tow­els and sin­cere smiles of wel­come. Our room’s hero was the enor­mous bed and the bath­room had a shower with a nod to old-school Bali with a large, gold pitcher mim­ick­ing the mandi style of the sim­ple Bali way to bathe. At Ho­tel Indigo I swam in beau­ti­ful pools, sat in the shade un­der trop­i­cal fo­liage around one of the pools and the sun didn’t stand a chance with my 30+ sun­screen. After a lan­guid work­out in the pool I sipped on Earl Grey tea in the ho­tel’s beau­ti­ful Pot­tery Cafe. Here, all types of cof­fee from a wide va­ri­ety of beans grown through In­done­sia are roasted and served. But for me, it was tea in the af­ter­noon be­cause you have to eat scones, jam and cream with your sooth­ing cuppa. The main restau­rant is large and invit­ing with a vis­i­ble kitchen and, after ex­pe­ri­enc­ing din­ner and break­fast, I could see how the ho­tel has lifted Bali’s culi­nary of­fer­ings. Be­ware the break­fast menu! After fruit, toast, eggs, and a few other de­lights, you think you’ve fin­ished, then a sneaky waiter ap­pears at your ta­ble with fresh-out-of-the-oven pain au cho­co­lat – what can you do? And with the cof­fee roast­ing next door, a large cup is manda­tory. Since our visit, the ho­tel has opened the Su­garSand Beach Club and SalonBali, its sig­na­ture restau­rant.

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