L Hotel Seminyak

L Hotel Seminyak is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has 30 contemporary designed rooms and a noisy location on a busy street in Seminyak.

My experience started with a warm welcome, but a very slow check in process before being offered a small welcome drink of mixed exotic fruits.
L Hotel Seminyak is different from the other hotels I’ve stayed in Bali. It feels a lot like a city hotel with due to it’s location in the middle of a town. It was nice to try something different for a night and I was right after the drink escorted to the room. I stayed in a Lifestyle Suite which was a very misleading name for one of the smallest rooms I have ever stayed. The size of the room was probably around 25 square metres, but did have a separate sitting area, but due to the size it’s very misleading to call it a suite. I stayed in a “Premier Room” at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta and it was around 4 times bigger. The room had a beautiful contemporary design, rainshower, Kiehl’s products, flatscreen Tv, complimentary minibar and a little fish to keep me company in the room. A beautifully designed room, but very small and unfortunately with constantly street noise.
The service at L Hotel was quite good. My expectations is always very high when staying in Bali and L Hotel is far from the level of Four Seasons, Chedi Club etc., but comparable to hotels like La Villa Mathis and Matahari Beach Resort. Certainly up to the standards of Small Luxury Hotels of the World as service at front desk and restaurant was great. The restaurant has very reasonable prices, maybe the cheapest I have seen in a SLH-property, but good food, especially for the price. The service is very kind in the restaurant and you can order as much as you want from an ala carte menu for breakfast. The breakfast had a high standard and among the better ones I’ve had in my travels.
That was the last impression of a great little hotel. I am not a big fan of the location, but the hotel is an experience in itself. The facilities included a spa with swimming pool and smaller gym. Overall a great choice if you like being in the lively location of Seminyak.

My opinion: Great experience.