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MedPlaya Hotel Bali
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Scotland
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Ali_B”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This hotel is three star its basic clean with helpful staff. The pool area is in need of a good scrub. The food is good and always hot. a good selection of cold food and fruit. You do get what you pay for. The night life is ok for the time of year. We found some great entertainment when we went further up towards bonanza square. And there is a lovely park not far from the hotel .Also the Marina is just down hill if you want some where nice to eat.
I would not reccomend the bars on the beach as they are double the price a coffee brandy cost 9 euros there and in Bonaza Square the same coffee brandy can be bought for 4 euros

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Nothing wrong with hotel for price paid, would certainly recommend it if you like Benalmadena however location wasn't for me. As for cardiac Hill if this causes you a problem then clearly you are too fat and unfit and should do something about it! Worst case scenario there is a pool and a bar in hotel.... Obviously for mature holiday makers then you may want to think twice about this place due to hill.

  • Stayed May 2012
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1 Thank Speightsnz
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Dear Speightsnz,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali as your holiday accommodation and for taking the time to review this place. We are pleased to read your comment and we very much appreciate each comment that makes us realize guest expectations.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Best regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Good location for nightlife, rooms absolutely fine, hotel nice and clean.

Friendly staff, pools ok, could do with a bit of a jet wash/spruce up around the pool/garden area

Food -shockingly bad :-0) we lived on toasted sandwiches but that was fine for us.

For the money a good value hotel

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Ambyv
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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The hotel stands at the top of 'cardiac hill' directly from the sea. The hotel itself is a little dated and the decor in the rooms is 'tired' but, our room was quite spacious with a really sunny balcony and wonderful view of the sea. We were in the hotel over Christmas and New Year. The food was really good and nutritous. Plenty of fresh fruit. Typically a buffet, but the hot food was plentiful and really hot. The cold food was supremely fresh and served at a perfect temperature.
It was strange to have to go to an empty table and having to collect our own cutlery,napkins, glasses, wine and water, but once used to the hotels methods everything worked out really well.
Staff were friendly and helpful, spoke many different languages. Overall we had a wonderful experince at the Bali and feel this is really a 3 star hotel trying very hard to earn a 4! One down fall, new years eve we were placed on a table with two perfect strangers - it worked out reasonably well for us as we have a grasp of the Spanish language - but could be quite a problem for some people so we have to knock off points for this!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

This is the type of hotel you get if you want a cheap holiday. The rooms seem to be pot luck, some guests get good rooms some guests get tatty smelly rooms. My room was small, dirty & had not been used in months ( the smell from the toilet could be smelt outside).
The staff were fine, especially the animation staff who were very proactive.
The balconies are pretty much unusable due to the amount of pigeons using them as toilets.
The area is fine as a base but nearly every shop/bar nearby had closed down & you have to go to the lovely marina for a decent meal.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless you can get a very cheap deal & don't mind taking a chance on which room you get.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Darwen Lancs
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Great all inclusive Holiday resort, ideal location and easy to get around , the food was top the kids loved it we all loved it , only downside was sometimes it was hard to get a drink the staff seemed to switch off, and the house wine isnt good but then again if your all inclusive you can buy all the top wines at half price,
the rooms were spot on and the pools and grounds very clean.
First time in Benalmadena, But wont be the last its a grand big resort in easy reach of the rest of the costa even though we wre all inclusive we went out eating and drinking becouse it was so cheap and friendly

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank LeeDarwenLancs
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Our room (3604) was absolutely filthy! Towels were changed once in the whole week, room was cleaned once, there was bird droppings stuck to the balcony floor, the cutlery looked as if it hadn't been washed in about 10 years, kettle had the interior wiring exposed, the safe was broke and staff didn't want to know about this. Hotel is run down and is in serious need of refurbishment!

We will never return to this hotel however would return to benalmadena as the resort can't be faulted.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 3 January 2013
Dear Zoe H,

Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback on your recent holiday at the hotel Bali. We are sorry to hear that there are some aspects of your holiday which caused you disappointment.
Our staff does the best to provide an efficient service. Please be assured that your comments have been addressed to the management to get their due attention.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused and we hope to have the opportunity to restore your trust in our hotel.

Thank you again for your feedback.
Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Property: MedPlaya Hotel Bali
Address: Avda Telefonica 7, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — MedPlaya Hotel Bali 3*
Number of rooms: 436
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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Bali Hotel And Studios
Hotel Bali Benalmadena
Bali Hotel Benalmadena
Bali Hotel Costa Del Sol
MedPlaya Hotel Bali Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol

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