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The Legian, for the Fashionista
by: Galuh Wulandarie

Seminyak area is the perfect place to double up your holiday. It is aptly the place to retreat and be far from the everyday world. However, Seminyak along with Kuta and Legian are the liveliest areas in Bali , where the glamour starts right after the sun has set. The Legian is at Laksmana road, best known as a trendy road where up-scale restaurants, fashionable boutiques and lounges are found. What about The Legian itself?

The Legian is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World and it is managed by GHM Hotels. It is beside Seminyak Beach so guests will have their own private beach for a quiet sunbathe. The architecture is modern minimalist combined with a Balinese style approach. There isn't any significantly eye-catching décor jumping out at you, but rather gives out generally a gentle and calming vibe. However, right at the main entrance is a wooden figurine, shaped by nature a hundred years from now which looks like a raging buffalo. It turns out that the owner, Mr. Robby Djohan, highly appreciates art of this sort and he found “The Buffalo” somewhere in Central Java and brought it to The Legian, Bali.

The Legian has 67 suites in a variety of different accommodation styles. For instance, let's take a look at the studio suite. Each studio is a 99 square-meters suite with an individual pantry, spacious bathroom (bathtub, separate shower, enclosed toilet seating, and dressing area), iPod, and twin balconies both facing the ocean. The interior is nicely done too, with wooden tiles and hand-crafted artifacts. As for the one-bedroom deluxe, it is more than 110 square meters, complete with a dining room and living room. It's just the thing for newly weds!

In the lobby lounge, you may find the finest Havana and other international cigars and cocktails with daily live piano performances. As for the swimming pool, it is a two-tiered one overlooking the ocean. With such a swimming pool, you will feel as if you're actually swimming in the beach. I haven't tried the Spa at The Legian, but it seems pleasant. They have various kinds of treatment, from the traditional Indonesian ‘lulur' (Indonesian body scrub with traditional herbs), message, facial, manicure/pedicure lounge, to the usual sauna and gymnasium. Wireless high speed internet access has been installed for the comfort of guests although unlike many other hotels, it is payable access here.

After the Bali bombings incident, tourists might begin to think twice before traveling here. However, many hotels, resorts and public areas have greatly increased their security to minimize the possibility of it occurring once again. Among others, The Legian admittedly has the highest security check. This goes equally for all guests, with vehicles or on foot, all hotel's vendors as well as hotel suppliers. All drivers must switch off their engines before entering. The security (usually 4 of them) will then open your vehicle and do a standard security check. That's not all. 3 sniffer dogs trained to detect explosives and drugs will be used subsequently to examine your vehicle. I had the chance to meet all 3 of them and, I must say, they didn't look too intimidating. However, the security said that these dogs are very dangerous and perfectly well-trained. They can even smell fear! The entrance security procedure might take some time, but it is done to make the guests feel safer. Other than that, The Legian is also complete with 24 hours a day on-duty military guards and an installed CCTV system at the main entrance and all around the hotel area.

Soon The Legian will have a beach house called The Beach House at The Legian. It is a 2-storey area with a 16-meters private pool, 2 personal butlers, thatched roof house and private access to the beach. What amazed me most though, was the bath tub. It was placed right in front of the main bed with no wall covering whatsoever. “Just like the one we have in Miami ”, explained Ms. Astrid Djuansjah, the Loyalty Program manager for The Legian. I must say it is very unique, but with such a concept the Beach House is more likely for those who highly appreciate intimacy, definitely not suitable for families! I can't imagine myself in the bathtub with my brother sleeping exactly in front of me, no way...


The Legian
Laksmana Street , Seminyak Village, Kuta, Badung 80361, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361-730 622

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Galuh Wulandarie, Writer, Indonesia, Bali
Achieved her bachelor degree in Communication science, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Galuh Wulandarie is a seeker in adventure. Having worked in Bandung and Bali to start her journey, now she finds her true passion writing articles for Streetdirectory Indonesia  and so her journey continues.

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