With shops, bars and restaurants close by and a sandy beach just minutes away, the Bali Hotel and Studios has one of the best settings in Benalmadena.

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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  • 3Buildings
  • 376Rooms
  • 6Lifts
  • Floors: 7 or 9

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


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.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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2 outdoor pools

There are two pools to choose from and they each come with a wide sun terrace scattered with sunloungers and parasols.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Evening entertainment

A full evening entertainment programme runs daily including party nights, flamenco shows and live music.

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twin room

These light and airy twin rooms with their natural décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three.

twin room for up to 4

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.

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Wonderful time!

My cousin and I, along with our four teenage children have just spent 10 days at the Hotel Bali. We were most impressed with the friendliness and kindness of all of the staff (and their warm, genuine smiles) - we felt very welcomed. The food was amazing with so much choice - so tasty and beautifully presented. We found the hotel to be very clean and well maintained. The location is on a steep hill but we didn't mind the exercise to help burn off a few calories from all that delicious food!More

Kim_Mc3, Haverhill, United Kingdom

Girls holiday

Stayed here with a group of 10 ladies in June. Would not recommend for anyone with walking differculties or wheel chair as its up a steep hill. We all knew this when we booked it so it was fine. The hotel is very dated really needs an overhaul, pool area and pool wasn't very clean. Didn't go in the pool as it didn't look very appealing even though it was cleaned. The food is basic was ok for us being their for only 4 days. Drinks were ok and the entertainment team regularly did shows. I would visit here again, however I would recommend going to the marina it's lovely.More

floody74, Manchester, United Kingdom

Rude bar staff

The hotel itself was lovely apart from it was very confusing trying to find our room when we arrived! The reception staff were lovely and very helpful. The bar staff on the other hand were very rude! We had to wait a ridiculous amount of time to get our drinks that we ordered and when they came they were wrong! We asked does it normally take that long to get drinks and she simply said "I have loads of people" in my opinion we were served 1st so therefore should have been looked after until we were happy but that was not the case! She didn't even apologise for taking so long! The man in the bar at the smaller pool never had a smile on his face and if you gave him any sort of large note he would roll his eyes and ask for change and he would not be happy if you didn't have smaller change! On our 1st day I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sandwich which came out burnt and they though this was ok to serve to paying customers. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone! Even though the rooms and hotel itself is lovely and brilliantly located they seriously need to take better care in choosing staff! If you weren't Spanish no one gave you the time of day! More

Ciara R,

Very 1970's and Boring!

We travelled as a family of 5. We were due to go to Tunisia and this was an alternative at the last minute. Firstly it really is a 3 star in every single way - there is nothing luxurious about it. A Spanish Premier Inn. We originally booked Half Board but for simplicity decided to upgrade to all inclusive. The children were FULL price as they were over 12years. I thought this very unfair.. The major difference between a child and an adult is the alcohol! And as they were given children's hand bands it was obvious they were kids. So why pay 100% more for their bands? Smaller kids waste a lot more food than older kids who know their food choices and they probably drink just as many soft drinks. I don't understand where the extra cost is for kids over 12 years. The food was good and plentiful. Lots of rushing though, grab a table quick, queue up and get as much food as possible!! hurry!! hurry!! hurry!!! The entertainment was good although very repetitive!! The entertainment team put on a great one hour show most nights! We all sat outside on our little plastic chairs and tables.. however other than that hour the entertainment was very poor... kids awards...kids mini mess about disco.... bingo... then after the late show a disco {yes I thought a dance and a laugh! adult time} but it was for just over an hour [the bar closed at midnight!!] and to add insult to injury the disco was for the kids again!! with synchronised dancing routines. The hotel is a good mix of Spanish and English plus a small amount of other Europeans. Difficult to make friends [for the kids] as the customer turnaround had no consistency. People just came and went daily. A lot of Spanish guests would be there for a few days only. This made it difficult for the kids to make friends. The result 2 weeks of my kids moaning!!! "we are bored mum!" having paid 5k we were peeved that being stuck in the hotel with concrete walls surrounding it and the budget hotel feel was a waste of money.More

Ramsey2011, Colchester, United Kingdom

Drop it to a 2 star hotel

Where to start........................ Food was nothing outstanding but was fine. Bar staff absolutely arrogant and moody apart from one older guy who I think was called Juan. All ignored you unless there was no Spanish there to be served then they served you. Restaurant staff were totally the best and always smiled and talked to the kids. We stayed in the Bali 1 and the room was tiny and alongside a cotbed was just way too small. Bathroom is from the 80's with things hanging off the walls. 3 times our room came across an extremely strong smell of what can only be described as sh#t from the bathroom which obviously wasn't us and they just sprayed an air freshener and at 1 am they wouldn't do anything. As we had a baby with us they wouldn't supply a kettle without hiring one for €15 a week so bought one from up the street for half the price. All carpets in hallways are way to worn and disgusting. For 3 days there was broken glass in our hallway. Pools were fine I suppose apart from 2 Spanish lads SMOKING DOPE around the baby pool at the bottom for 2 days. We stayed half board but didn't even bother with breakfast as it wasn't worth getting out of bed for. Prices for food was fine but for everything else was a rip off. Small bottle of water €1.50 (40c from a shop) small soft drink also €1.50 but with ice in you only get a tiny measure so get it with no ice. We didn't bother with the entertainment as we went out to drink proper drinks with proper measures for a proper price. €2 for San Miguel in any other bars. As for the hill it's not too bad to climb as its only short but wouldn't like to do it in a wheel chair. All in all I would say we definitely wouldn't go back but you get what you pay for. Except on this holiday it looks like we paid too much for what we got.More

Micky S,

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