The Bali Hotel & Studios is set on a steep hill overlooking the Benalmadena seafront. Sandy Malapesquera Beach is a five-minute walk down the hill, and there are bars and restaurants right on the doorstep.
Accommodation here is split between bedrooms and more contemporary studios. There’s a handful of pools, plus plenty of sunbathing space, as well as a restaurant that deals in around-the-world buffet spreads.
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Full Board meals are included as well as snacks, tea, coffee and biscuits from 15.00 to 18.30 and ice-cream 10.00 to 23.00.
Local alcoholic and soft drinks are included.
All are included except where indicated.
There are two pools to choose from and they each come with a wide sun terrace scattered with sunloungers and parasols.
This is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, expect regional and international dishes with show cooking stations and occasional themed nights. Vegetarian options can be prepared as well as gluten-free and dairy-free dishes if prior notice is given. A gala dinner takes place here once a week with sparkling wine followed by dancing.
A full evening entertainment programme runs daily including party nights, flamenco shows and live music.
These light and airy twin rooms with their natural décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three.
These light and airy twin rooms with their natural décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children up to 12-years-old.
So I stopped here 10-17 April 2015. Arrived around lunchtime checked in fine. I booked a self catering studio. Staff advised us of the WiFi and that we could upgrade to B&B, HB or All Inclusive for a daily fee which was a nice touch and showed us in the direction of the lift. Now the confusing part there are 3 parts to the hotel Bali 1 where you walk in Bali 2 which I believe is an older part of the hotel down a glass corridor and Bali 3 where I was down a corridor in Bali 2. There are two pools on each side of the hotel along with kids one. Pool area clean and plenty of sunloungers and chairs. The room we had was 3604 the 6th floor in Bali 3 facing the sea and a pool with great views of the marina. The room was huge as it was me and my girlfriend plenty big enough. Huge bathroom with nice shower, sink all working great. A double yes double bed very comfy with built in wardrobes opposite. Free A/C. Go down some stairs to a kitchenette a single bed and sofa that turns into another bed. A pull out table with some chairs to eat. Loads of kitchen equipment. Balcony had 3 chairs and a table. Room was situated perfectly. I would 100% recommend the hotel and those studios 100%. The only downside is "Cardiac Hill" if you struggle to walk. If not its a nice little hike. Location wise the hotel is 10 mins from the marina and beach. I would say a little less for the 24hr square. Its around 15 mins into the centre of Benalmadena. â¬25 for a taxi to the airport which you can book and pay for at reception is also a bonus. I will 100% stop here again great value for money and location. More
Daniel B, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
We stayed mid April, two ladies on a girls holiday! Food Overall very good! As a vegetarian I had no problem finding something to eat. Restaurant staff were very attentive. Excellent service!It could be a little clearer what side to queue from for the hot food as this confusion caused a few traffic jams. Drinks and Bar Bar staff were outstanding! Very patient and polite even when some of the British guests were quite rude(!) There was a bit of a wait but not a big deal. The dark haired bar man in the main bar (sorry can't remember his name!) had the patience of a saint and is a real credit to the hotel. Entertainment Not great but there was something going on each night eg singer, magic show etc. It was fairly geared towards the Spanish guests but it is difficult to please everyone! Animation Team A little confused by the animation team! It said on the board that activities took place each day but I had no idea where this happened or if it did happen. It wasn't communicated very well if it did take place-no one came round the pool!They weren't a particularly sociable bunch either and not one of them spoke to us the whole time we were there! In the evening, they spent a lot of time in the DJ booth looking like they'd rather be somewhere else(!) Having been to over 15 all inclusive hotels in my lifetime I have to say they were one of the least enthusiastic animation teams (sorry!) Clientele Well,what a mix!!Half the guests were Spanish OAPs and half were British.There were a few stag dos while we were there and some of these men were not exactly the height of sophistication(!) however they did add to the entertainment! Room Very small but very clean and excellent house keeping!There were not many plug sockets-we could only find one!Might be worth bringing a multiple plug adapter. Reception Very helpful and Stuart was a bit of a laugh! All inclusive Great value!Bottled water included which is a bonus.The only moan I have is that when we first got to the hotel we could get cheese toasties and snacks from the bar which were cooked fresh-excellent! However, half way through our stay they stopped offering this and there was a room with snacks where you could help yourself. But this consisted of cold sandwiches not hot food and there was not a vegetarian option. A little disappointing for the service to decline while we were there. Cardiac Hill From the reviews on trip advisor I was expecting a mountain to climb to get to this hotel! It is a short hill and unless you have mobility issues or are just plain lazy it's not even noticeable! Overall this hotel offers excellent value! Although there are a few small things they could easily improve as I've highlighted above you definitely get more than what you pay for! And if you want 5 star treatment then pay for a 5 star hotel! Bar staff and restaurant staff are a real credit to the hotel.More
Third stay at the Bali. Again a really good experience. The rooms are as you would expect and serviced daily. The staff were again excellent. Many old faces who actually remember you and greet you as an old friend. The restaurant staff are lovely as is the food. 5* food at the Bali I would defy anyone to say they couldn't eat anything. Unfortunately the entertainment was poorer than last year but still good in comparison to other hotels. It lacked the team shows which were so popular. Last year we had Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Veronica on the bar made us feel at home as usual. She is an asset to the hotel. The reception staff are also very helpful. A good location for sight seeing and easy and frequent public transport to other resorts. Will return to this hotel and have recommended to friends who have booked. Great for any age group and have made many friends there that keep in touch through Facebook.More
Roy E, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Just back from the Bali. Again couldn't fault it at all. We were all inclusive (wife and 2year old). Great mini disco for the little ones. Various entertainment all day. Food and drink great and plenty. It is situated on a bit of a hill, but not to bad. Many Spainish OAPs come to this hotel for their yearly break, so hill is not a problem for them or a pram! Rooms are large and clean, two pools with baby pools attached. Can't fault this place.More
mike-chambers, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Arrived on the 7th April unfortunately the weather was not that good. Check in with Simon was fast and efficient. We were in room 2414 which is on the small side but had a lovely sea view and view of the pool. The room was cleaned every day with clean towels, maid service was faultless. All the hotel staff were helpful and very friendly and polite. The lady in the bar with the blonde long hair works extremely hard and always has a smile on her face. The bar did get very busy in the evenings, maybe more staff would be an idea. We were all inclusive and the drinks were very good and good measures. Entertainment was the usual parrot shows, magic shows, singing. Food in the restaurant was very very good, there is something for everyone with a good choice on the menu, always fresh food being brought out. Breakfast was a choice of continental and full English, fruit, cereals etc. Never had to wait for a table, but this could be different in the summer months due to the size of the hotel. Location was good, "cardiac hill" is steep but we found no problem with it and my husband has asthma and he was ok with it. We hired a car, there is parking at the hotel which is 10 euros per day, there is place on the road at the back of the hotel to park to avoid these charges. Wifi is free in reception ask for the password. Safe hire is 3 euros per day. The hotel has 2 pools which are cold but you can expect that at this time of the year. They were cleaned daily. The only thing I would say is the Sunny View CafÃ© at the poolside only served drinks, you had to go to the main bar for snacks which is a bit of a pain back and fo getting stuff for the kids. Also, the seating area by the cafÃ© needs a good clean as there is a lot of broken glass laying around, my son had glass in his foot. Make sure you put something on your feet on the way to the cafÃ©. All in all a very good 3* hotel which we will be returning to.More
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