Excerpts were taken from my Bali travel review published in Gulf Business magazine…
When you step off the plane in Bali, the warm weather is enveloping. And everywhere you look, you’re greeted with greenery.
At the chichi W hotel in Seminyak, a trendy part of town, we were greeted with lounge-bar lights and a massive UFO-like structure in the lobby. But after witnessing the simplicity outside the resort, we wondered if we really were on a different planet.
Upon entering the W Hotel, we had to take a moment to appreciate what an amazing lobby lay before us – not your standard hotel lobby by any means. This was open plan, so the breeze plays with your hair as you check in and the view outside beckons.
Our bags were whisked away and in no time we were in bikinis at the beach, sipping cocktails made with something called purple dragon fruit.
The W provided a perfect escape. A relatively new hotel, the W features plenty of pools and swaying palm trees.
The rooms are airy, with modern decor and lounge music that plays on cue every time the door opens. What’s more, W villas boast private pools that shimmer with the reflection of stars on a balmy Bali night.
The attention to detail in the rooms is unmatched – there’s even a cosmetic bag with organic mosquito repellent!
Just walking back and forth to your room is something to write home about:
The breakfast buffet at the W Hotel is seriously out of this world. You can choose your own giant mug for your mocha, and you get a wheatgrass shot to make you feel less guilty about wolfing down a made-to-order waffle AND an omelette.
With so much to do in Bali, make sure to steal an hour out of a packed itinerary to experience a Balinese massage at a luxurious spa. Even the walk towards the spa is full of serenity and nature – the W Hotel cranks it up a notch inside though…
Take a Walk
With a stunning beach and its very own temple right on the grounds, you will find it hard to leave the luxurious lap of the W Hotel.
But when you do leave, at least do it in style – on a W Hotel purple motorbike 😀
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