The Legian @ Seminyak

GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd) established in 1992, a Singapore based company seeks to conceptualize, develop and operate an exclusive group of hotels and resorts worldwide. Current portfolio of hotels seems to suggest that the company’s core competency is in upper upscale resort development with a strong focus and placement of their properties in Asia’s destination locations. “A style to remember” the company’s brand mantra embodies each of the GHM property and prides to be one of a kind, possessing distinctive concepts and design elements that is blended with the location and the culture.

Seminyak is located within the Kuta district in the north of the area and is a more sophisticated area than its southern counterparts. Here there are no large cheesy clubs but instead you will find smaller more refined clubs, restaurants and wellness establishments. Seminyak is located only 20 minutes form the international airport and has excellent access via the Sunset road and the By-pass road to many of the areas of interest in Southern Bali including Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Uluwatu.

The Legian

One of the two collections from GHM in Bali is pride to be one of the best luxury resorts in Bali. Strategically located along the chic Seminyak luxury resorts strip on Bali’s southeast coast, the 66 rooms all suite resort charms its visitors with the unobstructed breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, its contemporary mod meets traditional Balinese style deco and its uncompromising standards of luxury service.

Views of the pool from the 3rd floor

Resort Configuration

Size (SQM)No. of UnitsRates (USD)
Studio Suites9915450-550
One Bedroom Suites11036500-750
Two Bedroom Suites15513750-950
The Seminyak Suites27411,300-1,700
Two Legian Suites36411,500-1,900
Two Beach House80012,300-2,900

Beach facing facade

Most suites are equipped with the same facilities which include a large bathtub, separate shower, enclosed W.C. double vanities and dressing area. The 2 designer suites (Seminyak and Legian) are also entitled to private butler service. Beach house guests will be entitled to a personal chef on request and chauffeur on top of all other benefits enjoyed by The Legian guests.

The Club at The Legian
Housed within The Legian’s compound is The Club at The Legian, an adjacent wing with 11 private villas set majestically among a scented garden. Each villa is equipped with a 10m private pool and an appointed butler for the ultimate personalized service.

Size (SQM)No. of UnitsRates (USD)
One Bedroom Villa450-49010900,1,100
Three Bedroom Suites73012,000-2,300

General reviews
The resort ranked number 2 in Seminyak has received 129 reviews to date with an average of 4 ½ rating and 96% thumbs up.
The only two poor ratings that the resort has received was an alleged discriminative pricing against foreigners in '05 (or perhaps revenue management at best?:) ) and a neglected couple during peak season at ’07. Resort is generally very well received among couples and family travellers.

Quoting tinaWH contribution made on Tripadvisor on Jan 26 2010
“However, if you are interested in the ‘Club’ section, I can say that we had a terrific stay. The butler service was genuinely attentive – we stayed in Amanusa two weeks later and while we are Aman fans, the service there did not measure to Legian Club’s.”

Healthy competition between Liv and Carla!

Potential comp set

1) The Samaya, located just next to The Legian is the number 1 choice on Trip advisor with its 44 all villa resort. Very competitive price point, facilities and product offerings. F&B outlet Breeze in The Samaya is also one of the top rated dining outlet on Trip advisor

2) The Oberoi, located slightly further away on the same beach offers an authentic Balinese experience. A secluded cluster of luxury villas laid among a very well maintained tropical garden

Things to do around while we are in Seminyak
Since there isn’t a specific topic for Seminyak and we will be spending a night there, I’ve included a few option for the evening.

Swanky option

Ku De Ta – Located close to the Legian, This swanky restaurant, bar and lifestyle venue is the perfect location for a pre-dinner drink on a bed day to catch the famous Seminyak sunset. Very extensive selection of bizarre in house mixed like black pepper and grilled pineapple martini. Ask the resident mixologist! Moderately priced.

Cultural option

Beach walk and try to catch a sunset ceremony.
Walk along the beach front (Turn right after stepping into the beach from The Legian). Slightly north west of the Seminyak beach beachfront is the Petitenget beach, an expanse of black sand beach where the Pura Petitenget temple is and where they sometimes practice their sunset beach ritual/ceremony.

Recession proof option

Take 5 in the inhouse infinity pool. You are in one of Bali's finest resorts afterall :)



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