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BOASTING AN ECLECTIC MODERN DESIGN AND VIBRANT VIBE, HOTEL INDIGO BALI SEMINYAK BEACH IS THE LATEST RESORT ON SEMINYAK’S STRETCH THAT WILL SOON BECOME THE TALK OF THE TOWN…
Stay at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Nestled along the stretch of Mesari Beach, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach – which is also the world’s first ever Hotel Indigo in a resort location – is truly a surprising addition that brings an upscale modern twist to the Double Six area. Though the surrounding area is filled with a number of beach bars and restaurants, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach still offers seclusion that is perfect for a hideaway. The hotel is also easily reached with a car or a bike – from Jalan Camplung Tanduk, make a left turn on the second last alley then go straight to the end of the alley. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is the last, and probably the most lavish, property that stands at the end of that alley. Pass the security gate, make a turn to reach the lobby, and get ready
to reveal a whole new world in Seminyak.
As soon as I left my bike at the valet service during my visit to the hotel, I was escorted to sit in the lobby area, which I personally think is more like a living area. Designed with wooden floor, lavish lamps with warm lighting inspired by Balinese umbrellas and Bubung (traditional fishermen’s bag) and unique colorful rattan chairs, the lobby boasts a view of the hotel’s manicured garden with a glimpse of the swimming pool and the Indian Ocean afar. I sat on one of the sofas as their staff brought me a refreshing welcome drink – a Butterfly pea flower and ginger concoction that turned from blue to purple when she poured in some lime juice. “That looks like magic,” I said. It was the first surprise I found at the hotel, but surely wasn’t the last.
The staff then offered to process my check in. Seriously, gone are the times where guests need to stand in front of the reception desk to check in. A couple of minutes later, she returned and escorted me to my room. Sitting in a 4.7-hectare of land, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach offers 270 rooms and suites in 10 different types – choices of rooms include Classic, Neighbourhood, Oasis, Patio, and Sea Breeze Room, while options for the suites are Perada, Tirta, and Sagar Suite. The hotel also has 17 units of Wangsa One-Bedroom Pool Villa and two units of Maha Two-Bedroom Pool Villa. I stayed at the Perada Suite, and I couldn’t be more in love with my room from the moment I walked into it.
The room looks lavish yet still feels homey with a king-size bed facing floor-to-top glass sliding doors that connect the room to the spacious balcony. Boasting a view of the resort’s manicured garden and main swimming pool, the balcony offers serenity on its own with a daybed on one side – which makes a perfect reading nook – and an outside bathtub on the other side. There is another glass door right next to the bathtub that connects it to the marbled bathroom with his and hers rain-showers and bathroom sets, and the spacious walk-in closet.
Perada Suite also has complete facilities that simply made me want to stay in for the rest of the day. There is a Punch & Munch Bar that takes in-room mini bar to a whole new level with a Nespresso coffee machine with a milk warmer, a tea maker, an electric juicer, and selections of snacks and treats
in stylish containers. The 42-inch HD Internet Protocol Television is displayed on one of the walls with selections of cable channels – guests can also order room service from the “Home Delivery” menu on the TV! As a guest of Perada Suite, I was privileged to join one of the resort’s activities, like “Neighbourhood Run” which takes visitors running along the Seminyak beach. A beach bag with sunscreen is also available in my suite. However, after a long week at work, I preferred to snooze my weekend away on the king-size bed.
The sun was almost setting when I decided it was time to get out of the bed and explore more of the resort. Of course, the swimming pool was my first option. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach has several swimming pools, one of them is the kid’s pool that sits next to the main pool. The main swimming pool is pretty vast with a whirlpool at one end. But my favorite is the Secret Garden which is dedicated for
adults only. Living up to its name, the Secret Garden is a serene hideaway surrounded by lush greenery with a swimming pool that is designed with not one, but five whirlpools to relax in.
Aside from the swimming pools, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach also has several cafes and bars which are perfect to unwind. My favorite is the Pottery Café where selections of quality Indonesian coffee and tea as well as delicious light bites are on offer. Their all-day Makase restaurant serves local and international cuisine, set in a contemporary design with an open kitchen. Sitting next to Makase restaurant is the Tree Bar that offers healthy menu during the day and delicious innovative cocktails at night crafted by the resident Balixologist – some of the alcoholic drinks include selections of arak infused and local herbs!
The hotel also has Sava Spa for a pampering time, Cave Pool Lounge for indulging in sweet treats and Salon Bali which will soon be the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant offering refined Balinese cuisine. And still, they have more surprises to reveal, one of them being the SugarSand beach club with a view of Mesari Beach. Indeed, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach will soon become the talk of the town and I can’t wait to see their upcoming surprises!
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, (0361) 2099-999 www.seminyak.hotelindigo.com
Lush greenery surrounding the swimming pool.
Sneak a peek to the Perada Suite.
The lobby boasts an eclectic design.