Bali Hotel & Studios

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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 5-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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Based on 1385 reviews

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  • 376Rooms
  • 6Lifts
  • Buildings: 3 linked buildings, 2 for hotel and 1 for studios
  • Floors: 7 in blocks 1 and 3, 9 floors in block 2.

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

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.

Drink

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 2 pools to choose from and they each come with a wide sun terrace scattered with sunloungers.

Buffet restaurant

Open for buffet breakfast 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.

Daytime and evening entertainment

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

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3.

twin room for up to 4

Twin room sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 12.

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Great Holiday..2nd Time Just As Good As First

Just returned from our 2nd stay at the Bali..My Oap Dad and my 7 yr old Son..Ignore the bad reviews as this place is the best..Soon as we arrived room was not ready but we were given our AI bands so we could get drinks and snacks or Dinner until it was!!..Room was small but unless your sad you only sleep and change in it...Went straight down to the pools which are well looked after..plenty of beds even at 2pm..The Restaurant staff are quick to help you and the bar staff..Watch out for the girl who works on the evening with black hair and pout..loves herself and as a real attitude..only bad point that..The entertainment is fab and Marek is a legend. So funny and friendly with everyone..My son made friends quick and he loved it..hardly saw him...bonus haha..If your a family looking for a 3* holiday where the kids will be happy this is the place to be..would i go a 3rd time in 3 years...YES most definetly..More

Dave M,

2nd time

this was our 2nd time to this hotel last year we were in the bali 2 this year we were in bali 1 on the 7th floor room was very small for me my husband and 16 year old son we only had 1 socket in main room and one in bathroom only good thing about the room we got sun all day until about 7 at night so you could sit out ,the food has gone down hill from last year we went h/b but swap that some days and went down for lunch which was better the location is fab we spent 5 days out of 10 on the beach had a trip to Marbella which was lovely went to majas had a lovely night at the marina and had a meal would I go back next year yes I would but come on bali change your menu we don't want everything in gravy or saucesMore

doneathy, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Don't bring a car

Booked four days at Hotel Bali. I hadn't even checked in when I had my first disappointment. My wife and I had decided to book a car and so car parking was important to us. As the Hotel Bali advertised car parking among the services offered, you can imagine my disappointment when I couldn't get into the car park. I was subsequently told that they only have 40 car parking spots and have 1000 guests. Like a number of other guests, I left my car in an unauthorised area while waiting for a car parking space to become available. The following morning, I got an earful from the Manager while I also gave him my thoughts on what I considered to be wrongful advertising. When I returned to the hotel later that day, again I had to park illegally for what was no more than an hour in the area directly outside the hotel. My car was impounded and cost me an additional €210 to retrieve it. As another car parked in the same spot for two full days after that without moving, my wife and I had little doubt that the Manager reported my car to the authorities. So don't bring a car if you do decide to stay here. In relation to the facilities, I would say that the rooms are antiquated and certainly not three star quality. On the plus side, the food was good. The staff were very unhelpful particularly when it came to advising me as to where I should leave the car. But this shouldn't surprise when the manager was so unhelpful. So if you are going to holiday in benalmadena, do yourself a favour and look elsewhereMore

TimShanks29, County Tipperary, Ireland

Great studio, entertainment, poor food and staff

This is only my and my families opinion but telling it like it is 2 ad, 1 ch, 1 inf me my mum and 2 young children stayed here, lots of Spanish checking in when we arrived who pushed in but on waiting for reception staff asked if we could upgrade from twin room to studio apartment, they were busy but had 1 available so we paid a reasonable amount to upgrade, best thing we could have done Studio, although cut off from Bali 1 and 2, had to travel down 1 lift get off to reception and main swimming pool, had to find another lift in Bali 1 down to restaurant and another separate lift to Bali 3 swimming pool and snack bar, very confusing for first few days Food I am not fussy my mum is but I struggled with the choice of food and there were only 5/6 dishes which were repeated so looked like there was more choice, never had a dessert the whole time, selection limited Struggled for my 5 year old and 9 month old, chips, burger, sausage, chrisps, cheese ham almost every day lunch and evening meal, really struggled for baby tried her with the pasta dishes but mostly cooked in oil so spat quite a few choices we gave her out I really don't think we are fussy eaters but found the choice very limited compared to other All inclusive hotels have stayed in over the last few years RESTAURANT/STAFF In a nutshell RUDE, although a few to the exception they always wanted to seat us at the back of the restaurant away from the food which meant many long walks to the buffet for myself and the children, some would help find a high chair others wouldn't, worst day was when I took my 9 month old daughter into the restaurant and we were ushered out because she didn't have a vest in only a nappiy, I hit the roof. I explained to the waiter she was 9 months old and sure nobody would be offended, he marshes us out and told us to speak to the head waiter who said on this occasion we could stay but she must be covered up the next day, still bemused if she was 3/4/5 could understand she was an innocent baby, the waiter who had ushered us out couldn't do more on the occasions he met us in the restaurant bringing high hairs over moving chairsm asking about the bay I feel perhaps he thought we might complains. Another bad experience was 1 morning I wen pt to breakfast with my 2 girls, carrying my daughter big bag and eldest in toe we were asked to sit at the back, explained I was on my own that morning and couldn't sit at the back because I could not see them both whilst going to get breakfast he said ok, I was left with baby, bag and then carrying high chair to try and find a table I found one that stipulated only for parties of 4/5 but as it was busy sat down with my load, the same waiter asked how many people I told him 3 which he already know said I couldn't sit there, I firmly told him I was going to sit there I had baby, child, bag and high chair to carry and was not going to carry all this around looking for a table for 4 in a very busy restaurant Reception/cleaning/entertainment staff GREAT Always spoke and were always pleasant, only got to see 2 shows as didn't start until10pm which was late when travelling with a baby but what we saw was great, saw the. Rehearse through the day they put a lot in, mini disco also good for younger ones BAR Good choice of drinks on AI although in peak season very busy and most holiday makers felt not enough Staff and no queuing system which meant you could be made to wait 10/15 minutes, very slow and other nations would push in STUDIO APT Upgraded from twin room, kitchen had fridge, hob and lots of cupboards and storge on a split level with steps between top and bottom level, due to the very hot temperature we had the air con on constantly we THINK thus may have lead to. Sickness bug being passed from baby to mum to nana as my daughter who was staying on the bottom below the air con unit did not get the bug OVERALL enjoyed the holiday as best we could although things could have been better and can hopefully be improved for future guest, politeness of restaurant and bar staff and choice for food to cater more internationally rather than just of the Spanish Nothing really bad here and I hope you enjoy your holiday if you have booked or are planning to stay, although cannot forgive the waiter who threw us out for a baby being in her nappy :( Oh I didn't mention the hill aka heart attack hill, my mum who had a hip replacement op in February said it wasn't as bad as she was expecting, it's fine if you only go up and down once a day, also had to walk to the end of the resorts to get down to the beach as we had a pushchair and all access to the beach close by was down 6 flights of stairs (nothing to so with the hotel tho)More

Sarah S, Doncaster, England, United Kingdom

Fantastic entertainment, friendly staff, superb family holiday.

The Hotel Bali is the ideal location for a family holiday if you are looking for superb entertainment, friendly and tirelessly enthusiastic staff and clean accommodation. It may be a little shabby in places but to me slightly worn carpets and the occasional patch of peeling paint are more than made up for by the extremely talented and friendly MedPlaya Entertainment Team. The shows are of the highest quality and cater for all age groups. The dancers would not be out of place on a West End stage and the live singing is an impressive addition this year. The shows are funny and professional and loved by adults and children alike. A particularly impressive feature of the shows is the awesome acrobatic talent of one of the male dancers, Merick. During the 'Cats' performance he scaled the roof of the stage, walked up a flight of stairs on his hands and performed a series of headstands on a six foot high wall ...stunning! The Entertainment Team are also around the hotel throughout the day entertaining the guests with a variety of games and activities and are extremely popular with children in particular. Every member of staff at the hotel is efficient, polite and friendly. They really make you feel welcome and exude a sense of fun even though they work so hard. The rooms are cleaned to a high standard daily and the food is varied and tasty. If your looking for unpretentious family fun the Hotel Bali is the place for you. It was our second holiday at this hotel and our only regret is that we only booked a week instead of two. A superb holiday.More

joannep1976, Swansea, United Kingdom

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