The ‘feel’ of the hotel is exclusive, classy and quiet without the price tag being too high. If you don’t mind not being on the beach (the beach is about 5mins away), the Colony could be the hotel for you.
It’s a charming and personable all-white boutique hotel with just 20 rooms. I recommend it for solo travellers, couples, or a girlie group.
The Colony is located directly across the street from Samaya and just up from The Legian, so an excellent position on Jalan Oberoi. It’s only a few minutes walk to some of the best restaurants, beach clubs and bars (La Lucciola, KuDeTa, Potato Head) and the main strip of shops.
The hotel is set back from the street so there is no noise whatsoever making it a peaceful haven in what can be a rather noisy road in Seminyak. The hotel has built an extension on the front of the hotel which is going to be their main restaurant but is not yet open. The rooms are built around a central courtyard that houses a small swimming pool and the breakfast area as well as a few sun loungers and tables.
The breakfast is served daily on the terrace poolside. Not a huge selection but adequate and well-prepared. The staff are are polite and efficient and do their job very well.
The rooms are absolutely spotless, as is the whole hotel.
Note 1: The Colony does not accept children under 16 years
Note 2: The Frangipani bathroom amenities are a nice touch
Note 3: Breakfast stretches from 7-11am