March 22nd, 2014. Finally, W Retreat & Spa Bali at Seminyak. Thanks to Hans, me and hubby could stay there for 2 nights. We couldn’t thank you enough. The place was amazingly beautiful. Until now, we still feel grateful for those days. And, yes, we stayed last year. Yes, very very late post. But, better late than never, right?
Love the lobby. Very spacious. Colourful and really amazing. Felt like in some kind of (W)onderland.
Their hospitality was fantastic. We felt very welcome there. And the food were delicious. Big and generous portion.
Let me show you around the place. It was truly a (W)onderland.
Become a part of all that is now and escape to W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak, a stylish playground on this captivating Island of the Gods’. On the legendary beaches of Seminyak, experience the juxtaposition of traditional Balinese mythology and W Hotel’s invigorating energy and dynamic aesthetics. Surrender to indulgence, where peace and tranquility are the utopian reality, all within strolling distance to Bali’s hippest boutiques, eclectic galleries, restaurants and clubs.
The place, where MAGIC comes alive! Once the door is unlocked, an endless extraordinary experience is ready to be unleashed at this Bali five-star hotel. The fairytale begins in 237 Retreats, suites, and Villas, all designed with W signature chic and innovative touches, offering spectacular views of the ocean or gardens.
Marvelous One Bedroom Pool Villa
Away from it all, you have everything you need in the Marvelous One Bedroom Pool Villa, where the 24-hour Whatever/Whenever® valet service makes things happen for you.
Surrounded by the beautifully landscaped verdant Oasis, enjoy the ultimate in privacy on your sundeck, where comfy sun lounges makes it the perfect spot to grab a book and have a tan. Roll, lounge, curl up, drape, stretch out, or just be on the 4-square-meter Bale Begong day bed—only available in this Retreat Villa—overlooking the 43-square-meter private plunge pool that’s always inviting for a cool dip.
Inside, green tones inspired by local paddy fields continue the theme of relaxation, completed by the cheerful splash of yellows and golden browns, a tribute to the island’s “Sandy Zest”. The state-of-the-art entertainment system always keeps things interesting with a 40-inch LED flat screen TV with AV output, DVD/CD player and iPod docking station. Live out loud in your soundproof villa with the BOSE® surround sound system. If you are so inclined, the rest of the world awaits at the oversized work desk with High Speed Internet Access and cordless phones with voicemail capabilities and for a taste of fun, open up the fabulous Munchie Box for delectable delights. The master bedroom serenades sleep at its most alluring with the signature W bed, with lavish 350-Thread-count Egyptian cotton sheet, pillow-top mattress and plush pillows, complete with a 40-inch LED flat screen TV and BOSE® system for in-bed entertainment. The bathroom features the Bale Bengong daybed and a terrazzo bathtub, perfect for exploring the full range of Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, or if you need a quick one, dip under the rainforest shower.
2,422 Square Feet / 225 Square Meters
Whatever/Whenever® Valet Service
Master Bedroom with 40″ LED Flat Screen TV and BOSE® System
Sundeck with Daybeds and Shade Curtains
Master Bathroom with Terrazzo Bathtub and Bale Begong Daybed
I say no more. FREAKING A(W)ESOME!!!
First nite was over 🙂
23rd March 2014
Breakfast @ WooBar
Overlooking the beach and WET®, you can go from pool and sea to cool and never leave the sunshine when you sightsee and sip from WooBar’s sky deck, where you can continue soaking in the rays in the tanning and lounging area. From up where you belong, extensive ocean views and the perfect spot for the famous Bali sunset keep spirits high, and we don’t just mean the never ending selection of beers, wines and creatively colorful cocktails mixed behind the bar.
A revolving rotation of hot international DJs spin tunes from the turntable in the club and main bar, keeping soul-stirring tempo in Bali’s most vibrant and upbeat nightlife destination. Inspired by the ocean, WooBar is designed to symbolize a giant wave in action on the beach, an artistic architecture of curvaceous raw concrete that adds to the spectacular vistas on the shore. Surrounded by 14 panels of curved glass that slide like an enormous visor to protect the space from the weather, the main bar is a stunning direct representation of a coral reef. A marvelous construction takes the dance floor under-beach, where you go below to get down. A variety of comfort foods featuring Asian and Mediterranean flavors keeps you energized around the pool, or during lunch and dinner on the deck.
Hawker House Street Feast with Peter Lloyd from Spice Market W London @ FIRE
Wake up to an interactive breakfast with freshly baked delights, favorite Asian flavors and modern creations as gourmet coffees and teas ease you into the day. Things heat up throughout the day with a fired grill and pizza oven at heart of the open show kitchen, where you can watch chefs take the spotlight and sizzling culinary sensations to a fiery finish. From gourmet pizzas to freshly sourced fine meats and seafood to stir-frys in the wok, a plethora of sides with lots of kick will keep your main attractions in good company. Think signature roasts carved tableside, such as a master Kobe striploin with a marble score of 9 and grain-fed Black Angus prime rib aged for 200 days. Cool off with the Liquid of Fire, our signature cocktail dramatically mixed with infused vodka, dried dates, sage leaves, fresh chili, Gomme syrup and curry powder for a sweet and sour pre-dinner aperitif with kick.
Everyone can have fun dining at Fire, from a children’s menu for the wee ones to a choice of two private dining rooms featuring degustation menus. Or you can design your very own sensational experience when you collaborate on that perfect platter with our chefs. To complement, select one of our thoughtfully curated wines and champagnes from the extensive collection in the cellar tower. Topping off your experience is a dramatic chandelier that’s the center of attention, as strong reds, yellows, blacks and whites stream through marbles inspired by local black and white poleng cloths and pendant lamps, invoking the spirit of the fire-themed kecak dance. Horse-skin adorns the walls, a daring setting for soaring wooden seating flanked by bright red and yellow chairs. An outdoor al fresco area is all about dining under umbrellas and palm trees with cheerfulness all around.
24th March 2014
Breakfast with a view @ Starfish Bloo
At Starfish Bloo, a star-studded array of the finest local, regional and international grain-fed meats, seafood and spices take centerstage in the open kitchen, where chefs show off an East-meets-West cavalcade of skills and techniques to bring our finest pan-Asian cuisine to your table. Where Asian flavors flirt with Western essences, let your playful palate explore tasting menus, graze on cheeky nibbles, circumvent the a la carte selection and roam the extensive interactive Sunday brunch.
The innovative raw bar interpretations are a display of the ocean’s freshest catch dressed like you’ve never seen before, while meats scintillate on hot rocks. Make room for the main attraction—signature creations such as beef carpaccio, crispy oysters with shaved scallions, crushed peanuts and chili oil, duck breast smoked with green tea and rice, and soy- and mirin-braised pork belly with black truffle lobster congee and crisp parsnips. Whether you’re savoring inside while cozying in plush booth six meters high as gigantic re-creations of local fish traps dramatically unfurl amid a decor or sink your feet into the sand under the stars outside, enjoy the gastronomy with a perfect selection from more than 40 wines and champagnes from our cellar tower.
Thanks W Bali and Stanislaus Hans for the lovely moment..
W Retreat and Spa Seminyak Bali
Seminyak, Bali 80361