When I was searching for affordable boutique hotels in Bali, Lloyd’s Inn Bali in Seminyak caught my eye right away. It certainly does stand out. The hotel design is not your typical Balinese design, but it features modern architecture and Scandinavian design.
And as a solo traveller, I am always careful with my budget. Lloyd’s in Bali is not the cheapest, but it is very affordable for the level of comfort and design. It is worth every penny!
Keep reading for my Lloyd’s Inn Bali review because if you are going to Bali and want to stay at one of the best affordable boutique hotels, then you’ll want to stay at Lloyd hotel in Bali.
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What you need to know before visiting Bali
Before you visit Bali, take a look at my post on everything you need to know before going to Bali. I included a lot of information, including how to get around Bali, how to get a prepaid SIM card and other essential Bali travel tips.
Here are a few additional tips for booking accommodations in Bali:
- Book all your Bali accommodation through Agoda because they have the most competitive pricing. I haven’t had an issue with Agoda, and I’ve been using them for over 8 years
- Read all the latest hotel reviews written by other travellers. I find that the opinions of other travellers are more helpful
- If possible, research the potential areas where you want to stay. Solo travellers are often concerned with safety, so doing a bit of research in advance will help
- Pay attention to payment details like refund policy, etc. If you are not sure of your travel dates, choose the option where you can get the money refunded if you change your mind
Hotel Review: Lloyd’s Inn Bali
Address: Jalan Arjuna (Double Six Street), Seminyak, Bali 80361
Rate: 1,000k IDR for a standard double room
Lloyd’s Inn Bali is one of the best affordable boutique hotels in Seminyak. If you want to stay in modern and contemporary accommodation and not pay too much for it, then you really have to check out Lloyd’s in Bali.
The boutique hotel has 101 rooms, and it has a mix of modern materials like concrete and tiles to highlight the minimalistic space. The juxtaposition of nature and modern architecture can be seen throughout the premise. The overall atmosphere is peaceful, serene and relaxing.
One of the advantages of staying in a boutique hotel is the attention to detail and personalized touches. Lloyd’s in Bali has thoughtful guest rooms with everything you need for a short-term stay. From bathrobes, slippers, and all the toiletries to personalizing the welcome message on the tv home screen, the people at Lloyd’s Inn Bali thought of everything that you might want while you are there.
I would consider Lloyd’s Inn Bali as one of the best budget hotels in Seminyak because for what you pay (which isn’t a whole lot), you get a very comfortable room, the use of all the hotel amenities and the overall experience of staying at a boutique hotel.
Lloyd’s Inn Bali Location
Located in Seminyak, Lloyd’s Inn Bali is tucked away in a small street off Double Six Street. It might be confusing to find the hotel, but you can use Google Maps to find the exact location.
The hotel is within walking distance of Double Six Beach which is one of the best beaches in Bali to learn surfing. And there are many beachfront restaurants including La Plancha, a casual restaurant on Double Six Beach with colourful beanbags and umbrellas.
There are many things to do in Seminyak and staying in Lloyds Inn can be a true advantage. Double Six Street is full of restaurants, cafes and retail stores selling clothes, souvenirs and other trinkets. Try one of the local restaurants called warung, which means family-owned restaurants, the food is delicious and is cheaper than the touristy restaurants.
Moreover, Lloyd’s Inn Bali is only 8km away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It takes about 30 minutes from the airport to the hotel and costs about IDR 200,000.
Lloyd’s Inn Bali Guest Rooms
At Lloyd’s Inn Bali, there are seven types of guest rooms. From the Standard Room to the most luxurious Big Garden Room, there will be one that will suit your budget.
As for me, I stayed in Standard Room, which is a basic room with all the essentials including a queen bed, a full bathroom and a working area. The room has a wall-mounted Samsung tv, an open closet, and an outdoor space purely for decoration.
What drew me to Lloyds Inn Bali is the design. The minimalistic design and the uses of concrete and grey finishes are all over the hotel. And the overall colour palette for the interior is light and feels very Scandinavian.
The Garden Restaurant & The Garden Bar at Lloyd’s Bali
The Garden Restaurant and The Garden Bar are both on the main level of the hotel.
The restaurant serves a complimentary breakfast every morning. For breakfast, you can choose between four choices between 7:30 to 10:00 am.
Set A is the Asian option which includes mie ayam (chicken noodles) while Set B is the western option where you get a continental breakfast with white toast, egg, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, and bacon or sausage. Set C is a beef masala sandwich. And Set D is a banana pineapple smoothie bowl.
On top of selecting a set, there is a buffet area where you can help yourself with fruits, pastries and coffee and tea. You can go back for seconds, or thirds, etc.
All-day dining is available from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. There is even an afternoon tea from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
The Garden Bar is open from 4:00 to 11:00 pm. There are various types of seatings surrounding the bar area, including several swings.
Lloyd’s Inn outdoor swimming pool
There is a long linear aqua outdoor swimming pool wedged between grey concrete walls on the second level at Lloyd’s. The 1.2-meter lap pool covers the entire hotel’s length, and you will also find a jacuzzi at the end of the pool.
On the edge of one side of the pool, water hammocks are placed right at the water level where you can sit and enjoy the coolness of the water. And there are several other kinds of loungers by the pool too.
Hotel Spa: The Canopy Spa
The concept for Canopy Spa is about a nature spa overlooking the central garden. It is a private space away from the crowd and tucked away on the 5th floor.
However, as of February 2019, The Canopy Spa is not ready yet. It is currently being constructed. It would’ve been nice to experience the hotel spa since indulging in a Balinese massage is a must for every traveller going to Bali!
Lloyds Bali Amenity Space: The Hide Out
Right next to the swimming pool is where you will find The Hide Out, another amenity space. It is a space for lounging, yoga and other leisurely activities. There is a pantry within the multipurpose room.
However, as of February 2019, The Hide Out is not quite ready yet. Lloyd’s Inn Bali is still going through a bit of construction.
I was a bit disappointed that several parts of the hotel was not open at the time of my visit. But I would imagine the completed space would be as cohesive as the rest of the hotel.
Common Area of LLoyd Inn Bali
Perhaps my favourite area within Lloyd’s Inn is the common area. The area is welcoming and unique. The pods (pictured above) are part of The Garden Cafe in the middle of the hotel, with lush green plants growing against the modern materials. The use of modern materials and finishes is one of the hotel’s features. The different tones of grey in tiles and concrete can be seen.
Also, the Sky Bridge is an architectural feature of the hotel. The bridge creates an exciting pathway that physically connects guest rooms to the swimming pool on the second level.
The lobby is simple but a welcoming space for guests. However, it is quite small as the lobby gets quite busy during check-out time. But I feel this is a minor detail.
Staff at Lloyd Inn in Seminyak
The staff is friendly and helpful. They are around 24/7 to help with all your inquiries. They will let you store your luggage if you have a late flight. And you can use the shower facilities if you need to.
I didn’t have too many requests, and I wasn’t about to make the staff jump through hoops so that I could see how they respond to unusual requests. Based on the few interactions I had with the check-in staff and restaurant staff, I thought they were all polite, courteous and friendly.
Lloyds Inn Bali Review: My overall impression
I knew I would love Lloyds Inn Bali as soon as I saw the photos on Agoda. And Lloyd’s Inn Bali didn’t disappoint. It met and exceeded every bit of my expectations even though parts of the hotel were not available at the time.
The guest room is comfortable and clean. The interior design is totally up my alley! And the price is reasonable for a luxury boutique hotel in one of the best spots in Bali.
There are many excellent accommodations in Bali but boutique hotels that offer economical pricing are hard to come by. So if you want to stay in small hotels in Bali and want to enjoy a bit of luxury, then you must stay at Lloyd’s Inn Bali. Check out the hotel website here.
When you book Lloyd’s Inn Bali (or any other hotel), read other travellers’ reviews. I find that it is one of the most useful tools for selecting the best hotel. Also, check out Lloyd’s Inn Bali Tripadvisor reviews. And when you are ready to book, book through Agoda because they have the most competitive pricing.
Are you going to stay at Lloyd’s Inn Bali?
I hope you enjoyed my honest review of Lloyd’s in Bali. It is one of a kind hotel in the middle of Seminyak. I especially love the minimalistic aesthetics of the hotel in the middle of a Balinese town.
And the location is superb! Canggu is just to the immediate north and Ubud is only an hour away. And staying at Lloyd’s is perfect especially if you are taking day trips to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and scooting to Jimbaran and Uluwatu.
Do you have any questions about Lloyd’s Inn Bali? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for reading my Lloyd’s Inn Bali hotel review post
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