Five-Star Opulence at Seminyak’s Brand New Trans Resort Bali
October 6, 2015
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The members of our Travel Team are no strangers to the busy streets and sun-drenched beaches of effervescent Seminyak, but we returned to this hugely popular holiday destination to find the buzz of anticipation in the air – an atmospheric shift that could only mean a brand new resort was about to be unveiled.
The Trans Resort Bali is Seminyak’s newest luxury accommodation establishment and is a sister property to the super-impressive six-star Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung. Perfectly placed within leisurely walking distance to the cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclub’s of Seminyak’s famous ‘Eat Street’; while the beach is just a short drive away.
The excellent word-of-mouth and sky-high independent preliminary reviews had us even more excited to be one of the first to experience The Trans Resort Bali for ourselves, and as you’ll see below, this stunning resort didn’t take long to make a lasting impression…
Providing plush five-star accommodation in a series of chic resort-style rooms and expansive suites, The Trans Resort Bali is the perfect place to indulge and unwind in tropical Seminyak.
Opulence oozes from every surface of this sprawling property, from the designer furnishings and cutting-edge architectural designs, to world-class facilities and even a 24-hour STAR butler service; making every guest truly feel like a celebrity!
We couldn’t wait to check-in and start checking-out our lavish surrounds, so we set off for our rooms with the guidance of the helpful on-hand staff.
After being shown to our Premier Room and taking a moment to pick our collective jaws up off the floor, we were able to truly appreciate our sophisticated lodgings. With spacious living areas (65sqm) and eye-catching interiors designed by en vogue industry standard-setter Joel Alonzo, our room was simply a sight to behold.
Custom-made furnishings, deluxe bed linens, a state-of-the-art entertainment system and marble-clad ensuite bathrooms replete with dual vanities and much more awaits your perusal.
We also indulged in the star treatment by upgrading to a Celebrity Suite – boasting a mind-blowing 130sqm floor-plan and even a private swimming pool!
Of course for the ultimate indulgence, adults-only upgrades are also available for a spectacular Private Pool Villa with more than 350sqm of living space (the biggest villas in Seminyak!) in addition to a private pool and a round-the-clock personal butler to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger during your tropical holiday.
The five-star style doesn’t end there, with The Trans Resort Bali hosting a mouth-watering in-house dining venue known simply as The Restaurant.
Our Travel team enjoyed fully-loaded daily ‘Celebration’ breakfasts and even indulged in a decadent multi-course Indonesian Degustation Dining Experience which we consider an absolute highlight of our stay.
Off-site delights also lay in wait at the acclaimed Mama San restaurant (the culinary domain of award-winning international chef, Will Meyrick) where we sat down for a multi-course crowd-pleaser of a lunch that left us all utterly satisfied.
The resort is also home to a fabulous collection of on-site facilities.
Feel free to start burning off those holiday calories at the well-equipped 24-hour gymnasium (…not that our group spent much time working out!).
We particularly loved the central swimming pool, complete with a dramatic tiered waterfall and even a man-made beach with powder-fine sands sourced from Australia’s famous Whitsunday region.
The super-chic Trans Club is a great spot to unwind with dramatic glass walls, designer furnishings and a sophisticated ambiance laying in wait! (Only-available to guests staying in high category rooms.)
We found some time to relax with a couple of exotic spa treatments to enjoy at the beautifully-furnished Spa Villa. We had our choice of a soothing foot reflexology session or neck and shoulder massage – two treatments that we can highly recommend.
We also let off some steam in the super-sized steam room… jealous yet?
We felt appropriately spoiled during our utterly unique 90-minute Egyptian Wine Bath and Massage (think of a spa bath with the added luxury of antioxidant-enriched fragrant wine being poured all over your skin!) – we guarantee, you’ll feel like Egyptian royalty and it’ll leave your skin feeling baby-soft!
Speaking of kids, there’s plenty of fun for the little ones to enjoy as well with The Trans Kids Club offering an arts and crafts area, ship-themed playground, Lego station and even a Baskin Robbins ice cream dispensary.
The resort also has an in-house shopping boutique so you can pick up those last-minute souvenirs and keepsakes for loved ones back home.
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!
Be sure to take advantage of the 24-hour STAR one-button service (available for all room types) and get the helpful concierge team to assist with your off-site dining and entertainment bookings.
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.
Our package even entailed a bonus 20% discount on all food and beverages purchased at Mozaic, and with tantalising dishes like this killer dessert on offer, we certainly got more than our 20% worth!
The brand-new Trans Resort Bali has only just unwrapped and discarded its grand opening ribbon, but Seminyak’s newest resort is already proving to be an instant hit with Bali-bound travellers.
“This place is fantastic value for money and high quality, the hotel is new and the staff are just settling in but they were very helpful and always willing to assist with anything needed. The location is great and the hotel is very tranquil. I highly recommend this hotel.”
Five out of five stars
“Overall, the room was excellent. I was surprised to see the outdoor bathtub on the balcony, with the view straight to the pool area. Perfect spot for the honeymooners. I was in love with the bathroom amenities, especially the bath bomb! You can spend your day bathing and just relaxing with the aromatic scents from the bath bomb. It was a nice touch, really. The poolside was amazing! It sure had unique features, almost had this beachy aura. And the lifeguards were always there, so it’s really safe for your kids. Last but not least, the staff were all very nice and welcoming. I will definitely come back to this place whenever I go to Bali. Very recommended!”
‘Luxurious resort with amazing staff’
Five out of five stars
“We stayed at the Trans in a Celebrity Suite for one night after our airline changed our flights. We had driven past the hotel and our driver had also recommended it. It’s an absolutely beautiful hotel, brand new, has a beach area for the kids and a water slide staffed with life guards, kids club ladies are so friendly and played with our kids in the pool for hours we were really impressed as we have never received service of this standard from any hotel before. It’s in a great location in Seminyak, rooms won’t disappoint nice pool area with an amazing 4 storey vertical wall waterfall which looks incredible. Our kids were crying when checking out as they wanted to stay longer. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend”