We weren’t planning to go to Bali this year. In fact, other than Sri Lanka earlier in the year we weren’t supposed to be having any other holidays at all. However, sometimes life doesn’t always go according to plan and kicking around Dubai for a week in August due to Eid holidays didn’t really appeal so we booked another trip. Bali came top of the list because it’s one of the few places in Asia that has high season during the summer months (most of Asia experiences rainy season at this time) and we didn’t fancy going back to Europe when we’d just got back from the UK. Plus, Bali is a cool destination with lots going on so it ticked all of our boxes.
We booked late (only 3 weeks before we flew) so choice wasn’t massive as many places were fully booked but this turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it meant when The Legian came up on my search it was an easy decision. I’d heard about this hotel a few years back and was told it was a top end property but we’d never been so decided to try it out.
We opted for a one bedroom Club villa as we wanted to have our own outside space for relaxing when Casper was napping or asleep at night. The club villas are a separate part of the hotel, just across a small road and come with a whole host of complementary services. They include, a daily laundry service with clothes returned the next day, airport transfers and a car service to take you anywhere in Seminyak every day, daily restocked mini bar including beers, soft drinks and house spirits as well as a two hour cocktail session and afternoon tea each day. Breakfast is of course included as well. You also have your own personal butler to attend to your every whim!
We’ve stayed in many lovely hotels and some have been brilliant, some less so but The Legian may have just won our favourite hotel award. Whilst some parts may look slightly dated and could perhaps benefit from a facelift, the hotel more than makes up for this with the quality of their service. It was truly the most amazing, attentive service we’ve ever experienced. Every staff member was incredibly welcoming and friendly and a lot of the key team members knew our names as well as our sons name which was a brilliant personal touch. Our butler, Hendra was quite frankly, the best we’ve ever had.
A lot of luxury hotels advertise that they provide a personal butler but then it turns out to be a staff member assigned to several rooms so they can’t possibly look after everyone. However, at The Legian, Hendra was solely looking after us which was awesome. This continuity of service throughout our stay made a huge difference and is definitely one of the reasons we would return to The Legian. It was so personal to have only one member of staff coming into the villa and interacting with us each day. Hendra never once forgot a single thing we mentioned or said to him and arranged everything perfectly. If you’re going to Bali and you want to have a luxury experience, I cannot recommend The Club at The Legian enough !
Extensive array of complementary services
Beautiful villas and outside space
Could do with a slight face lift in some areas. The shower for example needed some slight work.
The club villas aren’t beach front, they’re across a very small road. However, the hotel security are on hand to stop the traffic whenever you want to cross and there is a buggy available if you don’t want to walk.