Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta doesn't really rock and there's not too much that is hard about it which suits much of my fellow travellers here who'd struggle if they had to think about what they're doing. Bali has that effect on some of us. The rooms are adequate, not luxurious but not dodgey either. I notice that some reviews talk of the rooms smelling like mould, well it's Bali and you run the air-conditioning 24/7 here so what do you expect, fresh air? I suspect that fresh air may be available via room service. Kids rule the roost and are catered for through the Kids Club and the impressive pool that has a sandy island, water slides and water playground. Pretty safe environment for them but I'd steer them away from the swim-up bar as that seems to be reserved for drunk Australians trying to sit upright after consuming twice their body weight in Bintang. That said, it would be down right un-Australian if they didn't attempt to do so and it makes their decison to get a dodgey tattoo of Bert Newton's face across their back easier (although I didn't know Bert had a beard). All in all there's not too much to think about here - breakfast tends to be included and the buffet covers off on every conceivable angle including hot fish curry, the breakfast of champions. The HRH is a safe have in the heart of Kuta near Poppies 1, across from the beach and around the corner from Kuta Square. There's a Starbucks next door if you need you caffeine hit before hitting the shops. Food at the Hotel is what you'd expect from the Hard Rock brand and is satisfying, especially the wood-fired pizzas by the pool, but I'd steer away from the Hard Rock Cafe as I've been a couple of times and never had a meal that I've not regretted paying for. The crew at the hotel are very courteous ad on occasion we've had some very good personal service from the guy looking after our room - Nyoman but I'm sure of you had Made, Ketut or Wayan look after you, you'll have a similar experience. Well, I'm going back next week with the family, so it can't be too bad, can it?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hard Rock Kuta
- Hard Rock Hotel Bali Kuta