Thursday, 26 September 2013

W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak - 塞米亚克 W 水疗度假酒店 September 2013 - Part 2

Thank you for reading Part 2 of W Bali.

As mention in the previous post, Part 2 will be on service, the beach and pool, gym and the Away Spa while Part 1 was about the main hotel and rooms and Part 3 on food and restaurants.

The Service 

On entering the hotel, we were greeted warmly by the staff and asked if we were checking in to the villa or the rooms.

This is necessary as the front desks are located a small distance apart.

At the check-in, we were offered a welcome drink and towels soaked in 1 of 3 scented solutions (right upper corner of the photograph).


 We were pleasantly surprised the Director of Rooms came to welcome us at the front desk

A very special Thank You to Mr Akhmad Fadholi!

As previously mentioned, we were asked to rest in a
Spectacular Ocean Facing Retreat while our Marvelous Suite was under housekeeping.

Another staff at the front desk brought us up to the room and showed us around.
A welcome gift was already in the room consisting of 4 large slabs of honeycomb chocolate in a rather special decoration.

Welcome gift

 Meanwhile, the staff also asked us if we were interested in watching any movies which is supplied free of charge.



Throughout the stay, the staff at the hotel were very warm and often initiate verbal contact, offering help readily.

In fact, one of the staff attempted to speak to us in Mandarin although awkwardly.

Well, it also shows how persuasive the Chinese Market is to hotels, although we are not from China.

Getting transport out of the hotel was also very easy from the Wheels counter at the lobby.


The Beach And Pool

The pool is a terrace reminiscent of a padi field with trees and also houses the Woo Bar.





 There are also a great number of daybeds to enjoy the sun and the breeze.







The big W near the beach is a popular spot for photographs.




 The beach itself is rather clean, but the waves are really strong and one is advised against swimming there.





 The Gym (Sweat)


The gym is rather small and I feel is rather inadequate for a hotel of this size. One of the side doors links it to the Away Spa. Of course, few people actually use the gym at a resort...

SWEAT

Grab your towels in the honeycomb structure

The (Away) Spa

One of the highlights of W Hotels is the AWAY Spa and this one in Bali is very popular and well-known.

It is located off the lobby and is really quiet compared to the main hotel.

AWAY SPA at night
AWAY Spa in the morning
Waiting area

Product Display

Waiting area inside the spa
Resting area at treatment rooms
There is an oxygen room inside the spa, as well as the warm and cold plunge pools with a steam room.

AWAY SPA website

Be sure to check out the mirror in the changing room at night for the 'Star' feel!

Treatment at the SPA was indeed an experience, and highly recommended if one can spare the money!

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Please do read the next and last part which will be on the food and restaurants!

Disclaimer: My reviews are based on my personal experience and the stay is not sponsored or invited by the hotel.