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Seminyak, Bali – The Legian Hotel, Shopping and Eating

Today is the last post (part six) of my Bali adventure. For parts one through five, please see below.

  Travel to Bali – Cathay Pacific
Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud Bali
Ubud – The Tour
Amankila – Part One
Amankila – Part Two
Seminyak, Bali – The Legian Hotel, Shopping and Eating

On our last morning at Amankila, we ate breakfast and then the Amankila car drove us down to South Bali for our last stop – Seminyak! Seminyak I was told, was the “upscale fun” area of Bali – it was where a lot of the great restaurants, bars and shops were. We decided to end our stay there because it was also quite close to the airport. Bali has very unpredictable traffic and a drive to the airport from Ubud or Manggis can take anywhere between one to three hours, whereas from Seminyak it was about 30 minutes.

After about a 90 minute drive (we hit traffic), the car pulled to our next hotel – The Legian Bali. I booked The Legian on the recommendation of a friend, who touted its central location and called it “The Grande Dame” of Seminyak. It is probably one of the oldest and most famous hotels in the area.

Legian entrance

We walked into the main lobby, which was quite large and grand! There were plenty of sitting areas and also lots of books on shelves for you to borrow and read.

Legian lobby

After completing some check in details, we were taken to our room.

The Legian was the only hotel we stayed at where there weren’t true “villa” accommodations  The Legian actually does offer villa accommodations in a separate compound called the “The Club at Legian”. However, those villas were across the street, and we decided we wanted to be facing the beach for our stay. Our one bedroom suite though, was as large as any of the villas we stayed in. There was a large living room, dining room, and bedroom.

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