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THE BEST BALI BUDGET HOTEL | TIJILI SEMINYAK

September 26, 2016 by @VanessaRivers

If you’re looking to stay at the best budget hotel in Seminyak, then Tijili Hotel is the perfect choice. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I’ve been traveling through Bali over the last few weeks, staying at some amazing, luxury villas and resorts. But when I had the opportunity to extend my Bali trip for 2 weeks to surf and work on We Are Travel Girls with my friend and fellow WATG Founder Becky van Dijk, I jumped at the chance. I had no plan (except I knew we wanted to do a WATG Bali Meet Up) and I had no hotel booked, but was hoping to find a cute, budget hotel near the beach, walking distance to shops, restaurants and surf. Luckily Becky stumbled upon Tijili, where we have been staying for the last week, and we both loved this cute, boutique hotel so much that I had to share the highlights of our stay with you.

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MY EXPERIENCE
Offering 110 rooms and suites, starting at just $60 USD for a basic room, Tijili Hotel, is a new, chic, boutique hotel, located in the heart of the popular tourist town of Seminyak, only 5 minutes walk to Seminyak Beach. I was amazed at how clean and spacious the basic rooms are for the price, as well as the amenities that are included. Basic rooms have: a flat screen TV, a desk, a dresser, a safe, an updated bathroom with a rainfall shower, a comfortable king size bed, a mini fridge, 24-hour room service, and an in-room alarm system that beeps if you forget to close your door, helping to keep you and your belongings safe!

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The lobby area, and Kakatum Restaurant & Lounge are decorated with very colorful, “Instagramable” decor, and there is a good buffet breakfast every morning from 7:30 – 10:30AM that can be added to your stay for just $5 extra per day. One of my favorite things about staying at Tijili Hotel is the pool area that has oversized lounge seats overlooking the sun deck and restaurant, perfect for relaxing or working. Becky and I snagged seats here daily and took advantage of the electrical outlets, working on our laptops in the shade, while still sitting outside in a chill, poolside atmosphere. The Wi-Fi works great here which is a huge plus as it’s hard to find good high-speed internet in Bali.

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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
One of the best parts about staying at Tijili Hotel is that it is walking distance to an array of great Seminyak restaurants. For lunch try Sea Circus, Shelter, Dusty and Motel Mexicola. For good food in a nice atmosphere try Cafe Bali and Sarong for dinner. And you have to stop by La Favela for drinks at least once during your stay. The decor can be deceiving – it looks like a chill, upscale restaurant and bar, but after 11PM they move all the tables out and the entire place turns into a raging party!

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WHAT TO DO
If you love surfing, Seminyak Beach, just a five-minute walk away, offers a fun beach break for beginners. Or you can head a half mile down the beach to Legian, where the waves tend to be a little better for intermediate surf. (For even better waves head south to Dreamland, Balangan or Uluwatu or north to Canggu). There are surf rental shacks all up and down Seminyak Beach as well as fun beach bars. The most famous beach bar in Seminyak is La Placha, but we opted for a less crowded bar right next door called Bali Juice Park. Beyond surfing there is excellent shopping in Seminyak, and popular tourist attractions such as Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot are close by.

See website for latest offers and rates at Tijili Hotel Seminyak

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sophie Jones August 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks Vanessa that was a really great write up and definitely going to stay in the Tijili Hotel next time I’m in Seminyak. I live in Ubud so usually stay in town when I come that way.

    • Reply Vanessa Rivers August 5, 2017 at 3:06 am

      Thanks Sophie! Tijili is a really great hotel and so affordable. I am sure you will love it! I am jealous you live in Ubud! I miss Bali but luckily I am headed back in October for 3 weeks to host our first We Are Travel Girls Bali Retreats! Can’t wait! X

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