Tucked away in the heart of Seminyak, this boutique villa hotel offers guests their own Balinese bolthole.

Encased in tropical gardens and with an air of seclusion, it’s hard to believe that The Elysian sits in the heart of fashionable Seminyak, within easy walking distance of the resort’s boutiques, bars and restaurants and a five-minute walk from the beach. This is an architecturally impressive hotel; designed to reflect the style of modern Bali while respecting the island’s rich history and tradition. The staff here play a big part in the welcoming atmosphere – nothing is too much trouble.

Stroll through the leafy pathways and you’ll reach the centre of this boutique ‘village of villas’ with a reception pavilion, the Elysian Spa and waterfall-edged 25-metre main pool flanked by shaded cabanas. Breakfast is taken at the open-air Rush Bamboo Restaurant & Bar with its open kitchen and poolside tables, and regular themed evenings include seafood dinners, Indonesian Ristaffel (‘rice table’) and a recommended barbecue night. Don’t miss afternoon tea, which is hosted daily by the pool.

The villas are built of stone and wood, each concealed in its own high walled garden. You’ll have your own private pool and sun deck surrounded by foliage, and a generous open-plan living/dining and entertainment area. Huge folding doors enable you to let the outside in – if you want to – and mod cons include a pre-loaded iPod Nano and Apple TV with box office movies, plus the use of an iPad or laptop on request.

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Key information

In Seminyak, 5 minutes’ walk to the beach and within walking distance of Seminyak’s restaurants and bars

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30-45 minutes by private car from Bali airport, depending on traffic
Rooms: 27

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 16 Jul-15 Sep; 5 nights 27 Dec-05 Jan. The Elysian is one of our most popular hotels; its small size and popularity mean that you'll need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation information

27 pool villas

Activities

• Join the hotel’s weekly Wednesday barbecue* • Arrange a private in-villa yoga lesson* • Take a private tour of Bali, complete with picnic hamper* • Visit Bali’s southernmost point, the Bukit Peninsula, at sunset*.

Dining

Restaurant, bar

What's included

Breakfast at the Rush Bamboo Restaurant & Bar or in-villa • Daily afternoon tea.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £46 • Breakfast and set menu dinner at the Rush Bamboo Restaurant & Bar
Full Board from £82 • Breakfast, set menu lunch and set menu dinner at the Rush Bamboo Restaurant & Bar.

*Denotes local charge