We travelled as a Family to BALI many times
This time Mid Oct 2014 for our 11th Wedding Anniversary
with our 7 year old daughter -
We Run Holiday Let Accommodation for Tourists in BYRON BAY NSW Australia - so we had High Expectations - as it was our turn to be LOOKED AFTER !
Unusually Cool - little Humidity - barely used our Air Con
PERFECT Relaxing Family HOLIDAY !
Not a TRENDY - Pretentious - Concrete Hotel - This Hotel has Charming Heart and Soul !
Sprawling Gorgeous Property right on the Beach walking Distance to great SHOPS - RESTURANTS - DAY SPAS and Clubs on the Beach - everything else is a CHEAP Blue Taxi ride Away.- Most SHOPS Open till 10,00PM at Night so you can shop after DINNER OUT when its cooler !
After travelling to Bali several times over 32 years we were so Happy to have Choosen
The Royal Beach Hotel - Ex Sofitel - LOCATED right on the Beach in one of the Worlds Hottest sort after Locations. - It had always been out of our Budget until we JOINED AccorHOTEL Group.
Review in Point form not to repeat what other Guests have said.
#1 - JOIN Le Club AccorHotels Loyality Program FREE online at www.accor.com -
takes 2mins and the Benefits are REAL =
The emailed PRIVATE SALES to Loyality members only - are Legitimately 20 t0 40% off The Rack Rate the General Public pay.
Its Like Having a Friend in the Business!
#2 Everytime you book any ACCOR Hotel around the world put your Loyality Card number on the Booking to get REAL BENEFITS - Vouchers 40Euro for every 2000 points - After staying at The Royal for one week we had over 6000 points and were able to use the Vouchers at the Sister Hotel The SOFITEL in NUSA DUA.
#3 - After Jetstar Cancelled our Flight arriving Late on a Virgin Flight we were EXHAUSTED - such a Pleasant surprise to be WELCOMED at RECEPTION CHECK IN - with Fragrant Frangipani Lai's and Huge warm smiles for the 3 of us !
-Check IN was Quick as I emailed all our details a few days prior to arrival to make sure they knew of our Arrival Time-
Having LeClub Accor Card assured our ROOM was ready on arrival.
We were Photographed in our Lai's in Reception Lounge and later presented with the Photo beautifully Framed- it was so nice !
# 4- We had Booked OUR GARDEN SUITE called RAMA - On our ACCOR Loyality Card on SALE only one of 2 or 3 suites in the entire hotel - so it was great Value for Money on the Discounted RATE.
So was EXTREMELY Pleased to arrive to a Gorgeous Bottle of Desert Wine - Honeymoon Chocolate Mud Cake shaped in a Heart and surrounded by Strawberries - DELICIOUS !
RED ROSE on our Bed !
Welcome NOTE -- we could not of asked for a better way to start our Vacation!
# 5 -Room - GARDEN SUITE 2nd Floor named "RAMA" was HUGE - 82 Square Metres
Quiet - Peaceful - Spotlessly Clean
HOTEL was built many years ago with QUALITY FIXTURES which have outlasted well.
Not the Latest Trendy Interiors - But QUALITY in the room we stayed.
Renovation updates starting sometime in 2015.
Great Garden Views
One Twin Bathroom - and One extra Toilet and Sink Room near front Door.
BED - Huge amazingly Comfortable oversized King Bed with RED ROSE lying strategically on the perfectly Crisp Linen upon arrival.
The ROSES kept coming every day and a different Colour to keep the romance going !
Pillow Menu - We had a Choice of 3 Different Softness Comfort Levels
The 2nd ROOM - with Oversized Day Bed Lounge was perfect for our Child to sleep - she Loved The MEDIA ROOM and Bar Fridge in HER ROOM - We ONLY Had to DIAL Room Service for FREE ICE to be delivered in minutes.
She watched DVDs Bought locally for $1.00 australian Each - whilst we had afternoon naps in our Luxury adjoining Room.
#6 Main Bathroom had his and hers Sinks - Large Bath Tub - Seperate Shower - and Toilet - Luxury Amenities.
#7 WiFi - Was EXCELLENT in our Room and By the Pool - we never had a problem .
# 8 BREAKFAST - was Great - amazing Variety from Sushi - to Bircher Muslie - Omlettes and Chicken Pies Noddles all the Bread n Jams.
PITY the COFFEE was not very good - did mention this to GM Mr Vincent who was always found around the breakfast tables in the morning chatting to guests and giving them reccommendations for Resturants - sightseeing etc.
He always made himself available.
We also went and Had Breakfast at BIKU - which was Lovely - zUCHINNI Cafe and The W Hotel which was outstanding if you like the MODERN Cement Jungle type Hotels.
#9 - NO KIDS CLUB - wasn't a Problem as there is a kids pool and the Nanny service provided by the Hotel was cheap and I felt SAFE leaving my Daughter with a Stranger for an EVENING OUT - we are super protective and have never left our child with a Stranger in a FOREIGN COUNTRY - But we HOTEL STAFF - really made us feel at HOME and SAFE !
Also Alternative was the CANGUU CLUB - Holiday Club for kids
AWESOME $ 50 for the day - Bounce Trampolines - 10 pin Bowling Basket Ball - activities.
CANGUU CLUB Water Park recently open 10 mins drive from HOTEL was FANTASTIC - even some scary adult Slides - BRAND NEW super CLEAN hardly anyone there - in a COUNTRY CLUB Atmosphere. With Loads of Sunbeds - Resturants and change Rooms
We also heard SEMARA Hotel in seminyak CUBBY HOUSE KIDS CLUB took outsider non Guests for the day - just to help out Parents looking for KIDS CLUB. Available 2 to 12 year olds.
We Stayed at the this Beautiful Hotel beacuse we wanted to feel like we were in BALI - we wanted to walk to KU DE TA
La Plancha and have Massages on the Beach. Under $10 Hour
We didn't want to pay $400 to $500 a night but still wanted to be in SEMINYAK
LITTLE HINT - Book the Top Resturants by email before you get there - could be 3 day wait to get into if you book after arrival
MAMA SAN - best Asian food I have ever Eaten. - A must for all FOODIES
La Luciolla - Fav for Breakfast on the Beach
W Hotel - Awesome Breakfast
RYOSHI still has amazing Japanese - Just rock up - a few different Locations.
BIKU - Has a Charm I can't describe - and FANTASTIC Coffee - BALI COFFEE Brand
The Royal Beach MGallery
We Loved the Cabanas by The Pool where we could just Nap- out of the Afternoon Sun !
We Loved the FRESH COCONUTS from the pool Bar
We Loved the EXCELLENT FOOD POOL SIDE - and it was Cheap in comparison to other international HOTELS -
We Loved watching the Sunset from The Burees or Daybeds on the Grass infront of the Pool Area
We loved that there were enough SunBeds - Cabbanas - Burees - Daybed and seating depending on your mood and your desire to work on your tan.
TO Finish off - Its a Great Hotel in a STUNNING location right on the beach !
JUST BOOK THIS HOTEL - You will Love It ! For 1st timers and Old Timers alike !
As laid back as the Management and staff may appear ( In a GOOD WAY ) nothing was ever too much or a problem any issues rectified in minutes.
My Daughter cut her Toe whilst playing near the Pool within 1 min we had Staff with Bandaids
ice and Stuffed toys to soothe her - General Manager and Marketing Staff were on the scene in 2 minutes offering my daughter a Huge ICECREAM Sundae and checking she was alright.
Management and Staff at The Royal play a Huge Part in why Guests keep coming back year after year - they do make you feel WELCOMED and Special in a Traditional Balinese way with a HInt of European Flair
We have already Booked our Return Trip ! Terimakasi ! The Kokolinakis Family - Byron Bay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel directly on the Seminyak Beach, surrounded by uniquely designed 4.5 hectares tropical garden. Featuring 128 rooms and 17 private villas, it is within walking distance to Seminyak fine dining restaurants, trendiest bars and luxury shopping. With outstanding modern Balinese architecture, the hotel offers a distinctive and memorable stay wrapped with the warmth of Balinese culture on every stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali Hotel Seminyak
- Sofitel Hotel Seminyak Bali
- Sofitel Hotel Denpasar
- Sofitel Seminyak Bali
- Sofitel Bali
- Denpasar Sofitel