Elysian, Seminyak Indonesia, Bali
The Elysian is a chic, modern pool villa resort in the fashionable Seminyak area of Southwest Bali.
The 26 villas are all individual and very private; ultimately this is a honeymooner’s paradise. With all the gardens thriving, it is an urban oasis and many of the outdoor areas have trees surrounding the huge villa. Each private pool is a good size, at 8 x 3 metres these are more than a gimmick and put many villa pools to shame. There are huge sliding doors opening up the living room to the pool and there are separate doors to the bedroom, where you’ll find mod cons like an apple TV, pre loaded Ipod and Bose sound system.
The hotel has a main pool, which has a restaurant attached and is surrounded by sala’s where you can relax whilst eating or drinking. The spa is incredibly reasonable for a hotel of this quality and again an urban oasis.
The Elysian does not have beach frontage but it is not too far to walk to the beach. The quality and size of the room is therefore more affordable than other beach front properties of a similar standard in Bali. The resort is located just a short stroll from many of the boutiques, restaurants and sunset bars of Seminyak. Few hotels in Seminyak have beach frontage so there are various beach clubs in the area where you can pay a small fee to spend the day in luxury hotel style beachfront surroundings with sunbeds and cocktails! Examples of nearby beach clubs are “Ku De Ta”, “Potato Heads” and “Woo bar at the W”.
The Elysian is a great place for couples who want privacy, luxury villas and all mod cons in a fashionable resort and location. The hotel is not really designed for families.
Last visited and reviewed by Matt Brazier, April 2013
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
It was a little disconcerting to be met by a stranger who took our passports and $50 with the instruction of "wait here for me". However, the fact that he then fast-tracked up through customer and immigration was amazing - we felt like rock-stars!