We decided to pay another visit to the Bali during October half term. We arrived after 10 pm on Friday 19th October - we knew we would miss dinner service but the staff had kindly provided a cold buffet slection for us. We were quickly checked in by the hotel staff and as we were all inclusive we knew we would be able to get a snack later on if necessary. This time we were in Bali 1 again - facing the Marina on the 6th Floor. We were allocated Room 1608 and the views of the Marina and the Mountains were fabulous. there were 6 of us traveling in the group and we had initially asked for an adjoining room for my teenage sons - however this wasnt possible as the hotel was full - there room was about 5 doors down from us but it wasnt a problem.
When I read reviews of this hotel by other travellers, I find it difficult to believe we are talking about the same hotel. We found the hotel to be very clean, especially in the dining room and public areas. We had no complaints about the room either - that was cleaned every day. As in previous we found the food at the Bali to be excellent - especially for a 3 star hotel. My partner and I travelled to a 4 star hotel in June this year and we found the food at the Bali to be better.
I think some of the people who stay at the Bali go with unrealistic expectations. It is a 3 star hotel - yes some of the decor may be a bit worn and tired but I think that adds to the charm of the place. At the end of the day - this hotel is aimed at families and you cant expect it to be immaculate with loads of kids running around. It has a lived in feel which I think is great.
I found all the staff to be very friendly, polite and helpful. We went out and about quite a lot while we were there and they helped up with details of buses, market days etc.
The entertainment was good - it isnt quite as good as when you go in the summer as it is all done outside wheras October is classed as winter season and entertainment is indoors. There is still a good variety of shows and bingo of course. I would like to also give a special mention to Marek and Tina from the Animacion team who work so hard and keep everyone entertained during the day as well as doing shows on an evening.
Wifi is available in the reception area and also in the bar area near the reception, They also have the internet cafe area where it costs 1 euro for 10 minutes.
I would also highly recommend visitors applying for an Amigo card - we got one last year and we had enough points to pay for a late check out room - we didnt leave the hotel until 7 pm but we could keep the room on until 6 pm.
I would highly recommend the Bali to anyone - it is really good for families and couples alike. I have visited 4 times now and love it more every time I go.
While you are there - i would recommend a visit to the Old Town - buses run regularly from outside the Hotel Triton and it cost us less than 6 euros each way (for 4 of us). very picturesque. Also dont miss a walk round the marina and a trip on the cable car. Try and time it to coincide with the bird of prey show at 1 pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Bali is a three-star hotel located on the Costa del Sol, made up of three attached buildings that form a modern and welcoming vacation complex ideal for families and couples of all ages. It is located in Benalmadena-Costa, only 250 meters from the beach and close to the famous Puerto Marina, the Tivoli amusement park and the 'La Paloma' park. All Inclusive The All Inclusive, from Medplaya Hotels offers family fun whilst at the same time making your holiday money go further. The hotel has rooms, studios, apartments and studio-apartments. The accommodations are all outward-facing with balconies, air conditioning and heating.There are two swimming pools for adults with lawn areas, bar service and large terraces with sun-loungers and sunshades. There is also a lawn area and a playground for children. The buffet-style restaurant offers a wide variety of national and international dishes as well as thematic dinners that provide the most outstanding service to the guests. We offer a complete range of board options to suit our customers' tastes and pocket. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bali Hotel And Studios
- Hotel Bali Benalmadena
- Bali Hotel Benalmadena
- Bali Hotel Costa Del Sol
- MedPlaya Hotel Bali Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain