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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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 2 pools to choose from and they each come with a wide sun terrace scattered with sunloungers.
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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Great for us
Booked this for 3 as we were attending a Malaga football match and travelling with Giuri Army on their supporters bus. We were allocated a superior studio and on entering the room were pleasantly surprised at the size of the room. Only comments would be that 3 males would expect 3 single beds but room had a double and a put u up which was a bit creaky. One of us slept on the sofa, not ideal but it solved the issue. Room was clean when we arrived but cleaner only came in once between us arriving on the Friday and leaving on the Tuesday and she was outside waiting for us to go even though we left before 10:00 AM. We were on a B & B basis and the breakfast was great as per previous reviews. Staff in the hotel were very friendly and we WILL stay there again without doubt for the next match we are attending in March. The hill is an issue but if you take it steady it's not too bad. Location is good with the seafront quite close and the choice of bars is extensive.More
3rd visit and still as good as ever
This was our third visit to the Hotel Bali, nothing has changed....... the staff are friendly and say Hola, food in the restaurant as good as ever with a good choice at breakfast ( except the fruit juice which was undrinkable!!!!!!!!! ) and plenty to choose from at dinner. Only complaint was the lack of hot vegetables. Saldy a couple of restaurants on the Prom were closed - we would normally eat out one night - steak and chips plus a bottle of wine for 10 euros each. Down an alley on the left as you go down to the beach/promenade is Lillie Langtree bar and restaurant ---- a good visit for a snack at lunchtime --UK run and reasonable food. Already on Tripadvisor, but we will add our reviewMore
patchycat, Manchester, United Kingdom
We stayed here for 5 nights all inclusive over the Spanish Bank holiday weekend at the start of December, so it was very busy. It is my second visit here, although the first for many years. We had a top floor room in Bali 1. Great views over the sea and local mountains to the west. The rooms are a reasonable size with more than adequate wardrobe space. Nothing is brand new but it probably has a few years of life left in it before it needs a refurbishment. Slight drain smell in the bathroom but that is not uncommon. Bed was reasonably comfortable, but a newer better quality mattress would be nice. We were across the corridor and a couple of doors down from the lift, but you could hear it in the background all the time, but it didn't affect our sleep. It must be pretty noisy in the rooms next to the lifts. I think you would struggle to find a much better buffet in a 3* hotel in Spain. Plenty of choice and continually topped up. The suckling pig on Friday evening was a bit of an event. They must have got through a few litters. Vegetarians should look away. Rice pudding on two evenings out of five gets a thumbs up from me. The staff in the restaurant are very friendly and know a few words of English. They certainly share a joke or two with the Spanish guests in between dashing around. The all inclusive drinks were excellent. Being allowed pints rather than small plastic cups of beer is really good. Make sure you tell them to stop pouring the spirits otherwise you'll have no room for a mixer. All inclusive as it should be. The evening entertainment was passable. It kept us amused for an hour or two. I've know a lot worse. The local bus stop is 50 yards down the hill, from where you can get to, Malaga, Fuengirola and Mijas for â¬1.65. All in all a great stay. Will come again.More
I guess you get what you pay for.....
A mixed week over the half-term break. Room was clean enough but we were situated right next to the lift - try to avoid unless you want to hear everybody coming back from the bars at 1am and beyond. On reflection we are disappointed we didn't ask to move as I think this affected my grading. Entertainment was quite good to be fair - lots of activities during the day which my daughters (8 & 6) were able to take part in - mini disco at night and typical evening cabaret entertainment. Food was plentiful and if you ate meat you'd be laughing but as veggies we were restricted at times. The crazy thing is sometimes there would be that little meat in say a pasta dish we wondered why they had bothered. Pool area was decent and plenty of sunbeds - we went all inclusive and this would be recommended so the kids could have ice cream to their hearts content - very nice San Miguel on draft. Sadly the hotel has clearly seen better days and could do with an upgrade/refurbishment. The area itself has plenty of bars and the promenade is great and traffic free - a lovely walk to the marina which again has lots of bars / shops. Would also recommend a trip to Malaga FC with the boys from The Lounge Bar is you get chance. We would definitely return to the area but not sure about the hotel - that said it didn't cost the earth so we weren't expecting The Ritz!!More
Ok, if the hill doesn't worry you!
The Hotel is situated 3/4 of the way up a fairly steep 75 metre hill, aptly named by the locals as "Cardiac Hill" . The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful and there was a full program of entertainment, although we didn't get involved or use the bar. This was, for us, just a chill week before Xmas. The building and decor is a little dated and as we opted for bed & breakfast we were placed in a studio apartment. The beds were comfortable and although the bathroom was orange and, as already mentioned, some way from the reception/entrance and bar/restaurant areas it was Ok for the week though under equipped for self catering. The buffet style breakfast was excellent. Plenty of choice with fresh fruit and cereals or a full English if you prefered. If not, various pastries cold meat and cheese etc. etc. We did the day trip to Gibraltar which you can purchase for 15Euros each at reception. But note, as we found out later, this is only a bus ride to Gibraltar. No mention was made of an optional guided bus tour " up the rock " We were a little disappointed to find everyone else was better informed and going on a follow on sightseeing tour around Gibraltar. This included a visit to the caves and to see the monkey's and then a drive around the rock with all the historical information that you wouldn't get from just walking around. We were pleased we paid the extra 20 Euros each for the full tour. One thing that was a disappointment for me was that of missed meals. Because of the Gibraltar trip and a very early leaving time we missed 2 breakfasts. I asked if we could take dinner on our last night instead, but this was refused as "company policy" We were told that the kitchen would open early but this, in reality meant, a cup of tea or coffee with bread & cheese, not very satisfactory, especially as I was happy to pay any cash difference. This, the hill and the tiredness of the dÃ©cor is why I only gave it a 3 rating.More
PaulHearn2014, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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