The Oberoi Bali
Seminyak and Jimbaran, Bali
Authentically Balinese, this much loved hotel opened in 1978 and was the first luxury resort in Bali. Wonderfully maintained it has aged like a fine wine and still to this day few hotels on the island can equal its excellent service and mouth-watering food. Set in large mature gardens with 400 metres of sea front on the coveted Seminyak beach, it is ideal for long walks and is a stone's throw from some of Bali's best restaurants, shops and nightlife. The lead in category rooms provide great value, however, it is the private pool villas - each with a 12 x 8 metre pool - that are an insider's secret and an absolute bargain.