Sky-High Indulgence at Golden Tulip Devins Seminyak

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Golden Tulip

How do you define the perfect vacation? Is it the country you stay in? Is it the people you’re with? Is it the things you bring? In the Seminyak area of Bali, you can expect that your vacation will be perfected by the sweet aroma of boutique accommodation.

Consider the Golden Tulip hotel the eighth wonder of the world. Treat yourself to rooftop breakfast, spa treatments, sunset cocktails, and much more with this slice of heaven.

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A few years back, I went to Paris with my wife for a holiday, assuming France would be a superb holiday destination. I could never have been more wrong. We went during winter season, and when it gets cold in France, it gets really cold. Bogged down in snow, we were forced to spend our “vacation” indoors, not much of a vacation if you ask me. In fact at times I couldn’t even tell if we were just sitting bored in the living room at home. All that hard-earned money wasted, I even caught a cold. On that trip my wife made me promise that our next holiday trip had to be amazing, it had to be something we would be proud to tell our children about in years to come. Needless to say I kept my end of the deal.

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Upon arrival at the Golden Tulip Hotel, we were immediately greeted and served by hotel service staff, they took my bags and ushered me to the service desk.

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This accommodation establishment boasts some of the most organised and well-mannered staff we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. These people were dedicated and determined to provide the absolute best service possible. After being given our key, we made our way upstairs to check out our room.

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The Rooms

As we explored our Deluxe Room, we found a luxurious queen sized bed, flat-screen cable TV, a personal refrigerator, and a superb marble bathroom fitted with a rain-shower.

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Golden Tulip

For guests who prefer a little added luxury, Premier Jacuzzi Suites tick all the boxes and come equipped with a bubbling spa bath.

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The Spa

Once we had settled into our new surroundings, my wife scrambled to get her things unpacked and rushed off to the Dedari Spa to enjoy the first of eight complimentary 30-minute spa treatments included in our package.

Golden Tulip

Golden Tulip

Instead of heading off for a massage, I decided to try out the ‘Spa Aquatonic’, Seminyak’s only hydrotherapy pool. This pool was so extraordinary it probably needs a review of its own. The bubbling water and pressurized jet-streams made for the perfect remedy to relax my muscles after the six-hour flight from Australia to Bali. I have to admit, the soothing sensation almost resulted in an involuntary partially-submerged nap (don’t try this at home kids!).

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After about an hour of unwinding and relaxation, I was ready for a romantic evening with my wife on the renowned top floor of the Golden Tulip Hotel.

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The Rooftop

After rendezvousing with my wife, we made our way to the top floor of the Golden Tulip Hotel, unsure of what to expect. We entered the BLU Lounge Restaurant & Bar with high expectations – the rooftop entertainment and leisure spot has already earned rave reviews and a loyal legion of discerning patrons. We weren’t disappointed – this place certainly lived up to the hype (and the sky-high reviews!).

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Low-slung lounge chairs and sun-beds abound, perfectly positioned next to the winding open-air swimming pool that always seemed to be set at the perfect temperature.

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The rooftop’s lofted vantage point also grants breathtaking vistas across the scenic Seminyak district, stretching over bustling colour-splashed streets to the ocean beyond. Pairing these views with nightly complementary cocktails and tempting tapas served in synchrony with the setting sun made the twilight hours utterly unforgettable.

Golden Tulip

Golden Tulip

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Dining

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The BLU Lounge also set the scene for two mouth-watering multi-course dinners, crafted by resident culinary genius Chef Vittorio Negri. The larger-than-life gastronomic maestro treated our tastebuds to innovative cuisine showcasing a blend of ‘East-meets-West’ flare. Chef Vitto’s signature Pasta Di’ Oggi was a standout dish and transported our senses to his native Italy (if only until our plates were cleared), as well as the perfectly-cooked barramundi fillet.

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After dinner my wife and I made our way back to our room, excited for how we were going to spend the rest of our night.  But that’s another story.

As part of our package, we also woke up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of our stay. The sensational spread featured both Asian and Western delights – everything from egg noodles, to crispy bacon, fluffy pancakes, fresh pastries and lots more.

Golden Tulip

Golden Tulip

Facilities

Other facilities you’ll find on-site here at Golden Tulip Seminyak include a laidback Lobby Lounge complete with well-stocked library, a fitness room and a business centre – great for those workaholics who need to touch-base with the office back home.

Out & About

The chic establishment is also close to all that Seminyak is famous for – from the clubs, bars and dining venues of the town’s main street (affectionately coined ‘Eat Street’); to the sandy shores of the beachfront. Some of the most famous locations are the Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Clubs, where you can hang out right throughout the day – from breakfast to sunset, and then enjoy an evening dinner and cocktails beyond!

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Our stay also included unlimited access to the famous Mozaic Beach Club – a dazzling beachfront destination that was voted as Bali’s ‘Best Sunset Venue’ at the Yak Awards. With a trendy lounge, bar, fine dining restaurant and gorgeous beachfront views, the club is a great spot to while away a sunny afternoon and enjoy a complimentary lunch for two (also included in the package).

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The Wrap

For under a thousand dollars, I and my wife were treated to a getaway that would have costed us upwards of three and a half thousand dollars anywhere else. One night at the Golden Tulip Hotel was all we needed to enjoy a romantic and relaxing holiday, but we got seven.

This was our perfect holiday… book it now, and make it yours as well!

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TripAdvisor Reviews:

AMAZING!!!

Rated five out of five stars – Reviewed 11 May 2015

“I had such an incredible experience at this hotel. The location is perfect, the view from the rooftop pool is incredible, BLU Restaurant was delicious (I am dreaming about that burger still), and WHAT A STAFF! I applaud whoever did the hiring here as each and every person we met was just absolutely fantastic. Breakfast on the roof became my favourite part of the day because I was able to chat with the staff – they even asked us if we had any recommendations for the menu and told us to speak up if we were bored with our meals and they would be happy to make any changes requested. I have never experienced service like this and I was completely blown away! As others have mentioned, the hotel is still under construction and not entirely open, but we didn’t notice this at all. The ONLY downfall was that the gym was not yet open but truth be told, I probably wouldn’t have gotten out of bed anyway :) It’s vacation after all!”

Great position, amazing rooftop

Rated five out of five stars – Reviewed 6 May 2015

“Had a great time in Bali at this hotel. Good service, really clean and comfortable room/ kind staff. Perfect location: it’s close to everything, Seminyak, Kuta etc. On the rooftop there is a lounge bar close to the swimming pool where the view is fantastic. Chill out on the sofa or swimming with a low ambient music drinking an amazing cocktail. Best time is sunset. Stylish, cheap, new, fantastic. One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve been at in my life.”

A New Fantastic Hotel Hidden Away

Rated five out of five stars – Reviewed 5 April 2015

“We have just spent a week here what a great spot, the Manager and all his staff were all brilliant, so accommodating, they picked us up from our other hotel and took us to this lovely spot, the rooftop view is fantastic, the food is second to none. They have a shuttle service into Seminyak square or anywhere local for free. The walk up the lane way is about 200 meters to the shops and main road from the hotel entrance, so the hotel is very nice and quiet but you are also close to good restaurants like potato head etc. You can control the air-conditioning yourself and make it as cool as you like to relax in, the rooms are a superb layout, the staff allowed us a late check out time upon leaving, and even gave us a free lift back to the airport, we will definitely be going back to enjoy this spot again for sure.”