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Hard Rock Hotel Bali
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Pantai | Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Good Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed for 6 night in January 2013. This is the first time I have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel however I am a very regular visitor to Bali. We chose this hotel to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday (she was surprised with a birthday cake shaped like a guitar - nice touch!) and we were happy enough with the hotel and its facilities although some areas were looking tired. The breakfast is fantastic and the bands of an evening are very entertaining. The pool is huge with cabanas that can be rented for the day surrounding the pool area. We were there during school holidays and the children at the kids club looked like they were having a fantastic time! However the photos on the website are taken at very generous angles which makes the hotel rooms look much bigger than they are. We were disappointed that the Boom Box recording studio was "under renovation" (nothing mentioned on the website) during our stay which was disappointing as we wanted our daughter and her friends to be able to take home some extra memories (its these extras that people choose hotels for). We thought the dog made of towels on our bed one evening was a wonderful touch, so well done to the housekeeping staff! The security at the front was very good although the walk from the front gate to the lobby is long and up hill!! Whilst I enjoyed the experience at staying here, I am not a fan of large hotels and would much prefer a smaller balinese styled hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here with another family group in October 2012 for the first 3 nights of our 2 week holiday in Bali. Was a great place to start as it is just across the road to Kuta Beach and a short walk to poppies lane where you get the true Bali shopping experience. It's a very large resort style accomodation with an amazing pool complete with swim up bar, and private gazabos as an optional extra.
The breakfasts were great, typical large hotel buffet style with lots to choose from.
Drinks by the pool were quite expensive, so best to go across the road to the beach and find a nice spot under the trees where the locals with their portable bars will look after you very well. They have Bintang and soft drinks, but were happy to take us on their scooter to a shop they knew and we purchased Bacardi Breezers which they happily kept on ice and served up to me with my friend's Bintang's.
The ground floor of the resort has a cool bar with live night time entertainment, but I have to admit we only went there for a drink one night as we completely wore ourselves out during the days and were happy to go to bed instead.
The resort is quite westernised, so you don't really get the Balinese style experience here as we did when we stayed at other more traditional accomodation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed here September 2012. The Pools are Amazing!!! The room was fantastic and kept very clean. Kids loved the kids club. The food was great. I celebrated my Birthday during my stay and the Cake and Staff singing Happy Birthday at Breakfast was a lovely touch. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 4 ngts nice hotel and amazing sand pool, infront of kuta beach and easily accessible to all the nearby places
The pool side bar and restaurant is good and the best part is daily rock bands along with the Hard Rock Cafe inside the hotel complex.
Rooms are decent could have been more modern overall a good experience ..

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

First i have to remind you...its a Hard Rockin Hotel !!
The hotel is perfect if you like great music, enjoy nightlife, and fun environment....
If u r here with kids ..it s perfect too.. Great pools with slides, beach volleyball field, artificial beach with (swimming pool with sands)
A drink in d pool? Wellcome.... Let the kids enjoy afternoon activity w hotel staffs...fun dancing lesson etc...
Beach is just across the hotel, just across the street...surf school is available too even for kids..the beach is perfect for beginner - intermediate surfer...
They have 2 life performance stages..which i give 5 Stars for performance...AWESOME music....

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If u want a relaxing, secluded hotel...DONT COME here
Balinese style hotel . Go to ubud...not here...
Want to be all classy and top class. And private thingy. not here too...

If u want great music everynight anywhere...ITS HEre
Great pools, kids facilities and Fun environment ? Its heree.....
Beach to swim ? And festive? Kuta is great too

Oww btw every deluxe rooms come with 2 queen size bed... Love it

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terrigal, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed here November 2012. This was my third time to Bali and my second time staying in Kuta.

The hotel is nice but it is rather old and the majority of things need updating / renovating. The room was standard, two double beds, but smelt a little mouldy. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were super hard. The tap on our shower for the hot water was broken so it was hard to turn.

The house keeping staff were very friendly as were the reception staff. We had fresh towels and complimentary water every day. We felt fine leaving our belongings out of the safe.

The pool is excellent and probably the highlight of the hotel. The gym... not so good. Only two treadmills, only one bike that actually worked and one cross trainer that actually worked. The rower, another bike and another cross trainer did not work and it was unbearably hot in there.

The location is OK if you want to go shopping down Poppies 1 and 2 / Kuta Square or hit the club scene but other than that not many nice restaurants are located nearby.

The breakfast has a nice selection but after three or four days you will probably be over it and end up going outside to another restaurant as they are so cheap and have a wider selection. The eggs / omelette station was yummy.

The worst part about the stay is the live band that plays until midnight every night. It starts around 9pm and if you have a room close to the front reception / bar you will hear the music through the closed doors and windows and blinds.

In summary - it was probably a fabulous hotel 10 years ago. It needs a revamp to bring it back to life.

Room Tip: Away from the reception area / bar to avoid the live music each night
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Hard Rock the week before Xmas the moved hotels over Xmas and New Years due to the very high increase in price but really enjoyed our time.
Yes the room was slightly noisy but hence the name.
The pool and cabana's were fantastic and the staff that ran the afternoon games poolside made it really enjoyable, especially Mr Bean (unsure of his name but that's what he told my boys to call him) he was great with the kids and such a nice caring person, the kids club staff were very friendly too.
(Hi Mr Bean from Jordyn and James)
The Buffet breakfast had a good variety and we managed to find ourselves something each morning.
Our rooms were cleaned early each day, it was nice coming back from shopping, swimming etc to made beds, tidy bathroom etc.
We enjoyed our stay and would go back.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Jalan Pantai | Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Kuta
#17 Luxury Hotel in Kuta
#23 Family Hotel in Kuta
#23 Spa Hotel in Kuta
#24 Romantic Hotel in Kuta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hard Rock Hotel Bali 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sprawling across three hectares of pristine tropical property, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, the heart of Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 tribute rooms, luxury and deluxe suites reflect the glory and legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll , alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. Additional features include Lil’ Rock – Kids Club, TABU Family Entertainment Center, Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center and a Rock Shop – Hard Rock Merchandise Store.Hard Rock Hotel Bali is proud to be awarded:1. TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2013 - Top 10 Family Hotels in Indonesia2. Top 10 Best Resorts by Australian families for 2013 by Holidays with Kids magazine3. Emerald Winner of Tri Hita Karana Tourism Award 20134. Top Ten Best Hotel in Bali Best Brand Award 2013 by The Royal Bali Network International5. 1st winner of Industrial Relations in Badung ... more   less 
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