Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Legian.
This upper-middle-range property offers 10 guest villas with private pools and outdoor whirlpool tubs complete with floating swans that are ready for Instagram pics. Featuring bright and inviting contemporary decor, the villas have living rooms as well as dining areas and kitchenettes, plus they're equipped with modern tech like flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. There are no common facilities or features here, but the hotel does offer a number of perks like free daily a la carte breakfasts, room service, and free shuttle service to the nearest beach and to Seminyak. The location's five minutes from Dewi Sri road and about a 20-minute walk to the beach. For an alternative that's closer to the beach, check out the upscale Abia Villas Legian, which has a cafe and small spa.
The four-pearl Abia Villas Legian is conveniently set in the center of town, close to plenty of shops and dining options -- plus it's a 10-minute walk to Legian Beach (there's also a free shuttle service offered). Fifteen stylish, modern villas offer privacy and luxe indulgences like private pools set in lovely gardens and gorgeous bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in rainfall showers flanked by lush tropical plants. There's a small spa (but no fitness facilities), as well as a cafe serving tasty fare and free breakfast. Other thoughtful touches include free welcome drinks and fruit baskets as well as bikes to borrow. For a beachfront option with separate pools for adults and kids, check out the upscale Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa -- but expect to pay more.
The 57-room Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort is an upscale, beachfront property with an elegant Balinese style and superb ocean views. Modern, handsome rooms have minibars, furnished balconies, and flat-screen TVs, and some have private pools and outdoor showers. There are awesome ocean views from two outdoor pools, where free fruit and drinks are offered each afternoon. The property also has a beachfront restaurant/bar, a serene spa with a hot tub, and a gym with a sauna. This is a good option for travelers seeking family-friendly accommodations downtown, though guests may also want to consider the nearby Padma Resort Bali at Legian, which has kids' activities, though is a bit farther from the beach.
The 66-room Ossotel is a three-and-a-half pearl, trendy boutique hotel in Bali's hip Padma Legian Beach area, one block from the beach. The clean-line, contemporary rooms are equipped with requisite inclusions, such as minibars, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs, and have similarly modern bathrooms, with large rainfall showers. Romeos Bar & Grillery, the on-site restaurant and bar, is popular with guests and locals alike, and the free breakfast has a notably good selection. The outdoor pool winds its way between seating and greenery, and all ground-floor rooms have direct access, but it's worth noting that the pool is primarily in the shade. Free Wi-Fi and an area shuttle are available, in addition to 24-hour concierge and room services. The nearby Hard Rock Hotel Bali has chicer rooms and a waterpark, but rates are higher.
AQ-VA Hotel & Villas is a modern four-pearl hotel conveniently located between Legian and Seminyak, a 10-minute walk from Legian Beach, near dining and shopping. Highlights include two narrow outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, fitness center, and Indonesian/Mediterranean restaurant with an open kitchen. The 27 rooms include Studios, multi-bedroom suites, and villas, all of which are spacious and done in bright minimalist decor. Villas open to private swimming pools and come with butler service. All include balconies or terraces, minibars, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Those looking for a fresh mid-range alternative should consider Amaris Legian Hotel - Bali, which is less expensive but lacks some of the bells and whistles here, including the high-end villas.
Astagina Resort is a contemporary three-and-a-half-pearl resort in the heart of Legian, a short walk from shopping and dining, and a five-minute walk from Double Six Beach. The 88 spacious and traditionally-furnished rooms feature minibars free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Some of the higher-category villas open to private pools For those whose rooms don't have their own pool, there's a large outdoor pool with poolside bar, plus a family pool, all of which is tucked into the hotel's lovely tropical grounds. A full-service spa and restaurant serving Asian and Mediterranean cuisines that gets mostly solid marks and serves an option-filled breakfast buffet for a fee. Guests who want a more intimate boutique option might try the nearby Bali Hotel Pearl, which has similar rates.
The ONE Legian is a three-and-a-half pearl hotel with a cool urban design approach and energetic vibe. It features an excellent location in Legian that's a short walk from bars and clubs, and about a 10-minute walk from the beach. However, that central location will translate to noise. The rooftop pool hosts regular parties with DJs, and the hotel also offers a quieter second pool, a spa, fitness center, two restaurants, and several bars. The 301 rooms are compact and simple, with standard features like mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The atmosphere can get a little loud and crazy, so travelers looking for a more traditional and quiet hotel in the same area might consider the nearby Adi Dharma Hotel.