When we entered the Amala we were immediately blown away-bamboo lined all the walls and a quiet pool of trickling water led us straight to our villa. Our room had an outdoor area that consisted of a beautiful stone carved bathtub, jacuzzi spa, lounge chairs, and an outside shower/sink area for getting ready. Oh and did I mention the shower also doubled as a sauna? Yeah. We felt like queens. Inside was just as lovely-with all the amenities-TV, bathroom, wifi, desk, and the most coziest beds. And air conditioning so perfect after a long days travel and shooting in the heat. We felt totally pampered-breakfast outside surrounded by water and flowers-yoga in their studio-and a full body massage that put me in a deep trance.
After our stay at the Amala we headed into town to stay at the IZE. This hotel is located so perfectly close to all the markets/restaurants/shopping in Seminyak. I highly recommend staying here if you're in the area and are looking for more of a 'westerner' type feel to your hotel experience. The room was completely indoors, filled to perfection with cool air conditioning, and staff beyond friendly. They also have a fun rooftop bar and pool area that over looks the whole city area. Its the perfect spot if you're looking to enjoy yourself some shopping and R&R :)