The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali courtyard view

Jalan Laksmana no. 22, Seminyak,Bali, Indonesia

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The Colony Hotel

Overview

Given its cosmopolitan shops, restaurants and nightlife, it's no wonder that Bali's trendy Seminyak neighbourhood is a favourite among the jet-set crowd. And hidden away in the heart of it all is The Colony Hotel, a timeless and elegant sanctuary. Setting foot here is a bit like stumbling across a secret garden: you'd never guess that such a peaceful refuge existed within the chaos of downtown Seminyak. Inside, you'll discover 20 rooms with a classic, Old World charm, surrounding an inviting swimming pool that’s ideal for cooling off after a long day of shopping or sightseeing.

 

The overall ambiance at The Colony Hotel is one of discreet luxury, further emphasized by its strict no-children policy. And while the hotel itself may be a little short on facilities, it more than makes up for it with its stellar location. Enjoy the convenience of having some of the island’s hottest restaurants, bars and shops literally at your doorstep, including the hotel's own Urchin Grill & Raw Bar. The beach is just a two minute walk away. For those looking for a grown-up and centrally-located spot in the middle of Bali's hottest neighbourhood, it doesn’t get much better than this.   

 

 

 

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Concierge
  • Spa treatments
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled access
  • Swimming pool
  • Multi-lingual staff

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Category:
Boutique Hotel
Setting:
Beach
No. of rooms:
20
Pets:
No
Children:
No
Swimming Pool:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Disabled Access:
Yes (see What to Know)
Recommended for:
Romance & Honeymoon
Spa Time
Weekends from Singapore

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What to Know

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Colony Hotel enjoys one of the best locations in all of Seminyak – within walking distance from almost all of the most popular restaurants, bars, nightlife and shops, including Ku De Ta, Potato Head Beach Club, La Lucciola and Seminyak Square, as well as the beach.
  • The child-free policy ensures an intimate, tranquil and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Staff here are genuinely warm and attentive, and will pull every string to secure your reservations to some of the choicest restaurants in town.
  • Massage treatments are courtesy of legendary local spa Jari Menari.

 

KEEP IN MIND

  • Downstairs rooms lack privacy as they overlook the swimming pool.
  • The massage room is tiny with no view, although in-room massages can also be arranged.
  • There's not much facilities – but when you’re right in the heart of Bali’s most happening town and just steps away from the beach, who needs a gym?
  • Please note that children below the age of 16 are not permitted at The Colony Hotel.

 

TIPS

Island chic is the dress code here, as you'll be rubbing shoulders with the international jet-set crowd. Save plenty of room in your suitcase for shopping – we guarantee you're going to need it.

 

 

The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali room view

Rooms

IN YOUR ROOM

Each of the rooms at The Colony Hotel exude a quiet elegance, with muted cream tones, shuttered French windows and classic wood furniture. Flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-bars stocked with complimentary bottles of water and IDD phone lines ensure they belong firmly in the twenty-first century. The attached bathrooms are equally refined, with their polished black and cream marble floors and powerful rain showers.

 

ROOM TIPS

All rooms are spread out over two floors overlooking the swimming pool, with the Deluxe Rooms located on the ground floor. Tucked away in the corners, the Superior Rooms offer slightly more privacy but at the expense of a view. Last but not least, the Junior Suites upstairs boast spacious balconies that's perfect for relaxing with a cold drink, as well as a bathtub in the bathrooms. Our top pick is Room 12, with views looking down the length of the swimming pool. 

Grown-up elegance in the very heart of buzzing Seminyak, complete with an inviting pool, an excellent seafood restaurant and massages by Jari Menari.

The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali restaurant view

Food & Drink

RESTAURANT

The tiny Poolside Café offers a small selection of light snacks and beverages for a light meal or snack from 11am until 3pm. For a more substantial meal, Urchin Grill & Raw Bar out in front offers a fantastic rotating menu of seafood, based on the day’s catch. Try their amazing, seared Yellowfin tuna with spice-roasted eggplant and ginger yoghurt; or the sea urchin fettucine with urchin butter and caviar -- yum! There's also a 6-course or 11-course tasting menu with wine pairings. As a bonus, hotel guests enjoy a 10% discount off the final bill.

 

BREAKFAST

In the mornings, wake up to an a-la-carte breakfast served in the privacy of your room or the Poolside Café.

 

EATING OUT

We could count more than half a dozen of our favourite Seminyak restaurants and cafes just within a 500m radius of hotel. Starting next door, Lello Lello serves yummy homemade ice-creams and sherberts in a rotation of exotic flavours, while Sea Circus is the best place to gather the troops for a chilled-out brunch or evening tapas. Across the street, the funky Motel Mexicola serves some of the best tacos this side of the Pacific, while a two minute walk up the road will lead you to the oceanfront La Lucciola, one of Bali’s pioneer fine-dining establishments and is a romantic pick at sunset. Turn a corner and you’ll find yourself at Petitenget, a happening bistro-bar, while a bit further along, the iconic names Potato Head Beach Club, Hu’u Bar,and Sarong need no introduction. For more suggestions, the friendly reception staff is happy to help and can also assist with snagging those hard-to-get reservations.

 

The Colony Hotel Seminyak, Bali pool view

Activities

POOLSIDE

After a long day of shopping and sightseeing, The Colony Hotel's sparkling swimming pool is a sight for sore eyes. Thanks to the strict no-children policy, the atmosphere is relaxing and calm, although the sun-loungers can fill up quickly during the busy months.

 

WELLNESS

Award-winning local spa Jari Menari administers their legendary massages in the privacy of your room or in the hotel's tiny massage room besides the pool, with just enough room for one person. Their all-male masseuses -- don't get the wrong idea -- are highly professional, and channel their strength into their forearms and fingers in a way that's just got to be experienced to be believed.

 

NEARBY

The surrounding Seminyak neighbourhood is packed with enough activities to keep you busy for several days. Shop till you drop at the indie boutiques along nearby Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget; offering gorgeous clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, leather goods and much more. Take a sunset stroll along Seminyak Beach, less than 100 metres away; salute the sun with the enigmatic Olop Arpipi, one of Bali’s foremost Iyengar Yoga practitioners; or treat yourself to a luxurious mani-pedi at Esthetic salon or Amo Spa down the road. Read more on how to enjoy the best of Seminyak in one long weekend.

 

 

Your Booking Makes a Difference

For every booking that you make at The Colony Hotel, Indistay will donate 1% of profits to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation to conserve tropical rainforests in Borneo.

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Getting There

BY AIR

Thanks to it's worldwide popularity, Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) serves a wide variety of domestic and international flights from around the globe, including Singapore, Australia, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and beyond. Despite the name, the airport is actually located in Tuban between Kuta and Jimbaran, and not Denpasar City itself.

FROM THE AIRPORT

The Colony Hotel is about a half hour’s drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, depending on traffic conditions. The hotel can pick you up at the airport for an additional fee of USD 20 per car; otherwise taxis can also be found in front of the duty-free store at the arrival terminal.

In The Area

LOCATION

Shopaholics and food lovers rejoice – The Colony Hotel enjoys an ideal location in the very heart of Seminyak, Bali’s smoking-hot shopping and restaurant town. It's  just a short walking distance to Seminyak Square and the boutiques along Jalan Kayu Aya, as well as a 2-minute stroll to Seminyak Beach.

 

GETTING AROUND

Many of Seminyak's destinations are easily accessible on foot from The Colony Hotel, although you should be extremely careful of traffic when walking along the crowded and often poorly-maintained roads and sidewalks. Look out for the hidden shortcut to Seminyak Square: just turn left when you exit the hotel and walk down 20 metres until you see the signs, about a 5 minute walk.

Taxis are also plentiful and cheap, and are easy to flag down within the Seminyak area; we recommend Blue Bird Taxi for their honest and reliable, metered services. The hotel's front desk can also assist you with hailing a cab, and can also arrange for a hired car with a driver for half or full day tours around the island, starting from IDR 300,000++.

 

DISTANCES

Beach: 5 minutes on foot

Shopping & Restaurants: 1 minute on foot

Airport: 30 minutes by car

Ubud: 1.5 hours by car

Nusa Dua: 1 hour by car