I sat one night and read about 100 reviews of this place, taking note of some of the negative comments before our 5 night all inclusive stay at the start of Feb. In response all I can say to those that find fault is that this is a 3 Star, not 4 or 5. For the time of year I went it offered excellent value for money,, 350€ for two all inclusive (175€ each for all you can eat and drink, 3 meals a day, snacks, accommodation and all drinks, ice cream etc)
Food..the food was varied and of a very high standard. With food you cant please everybody all the time, but a constant production of high quality food, served by very well mannered and efficient staff was the order of the the day., So any complaints by other reviewers all I can say is for a 3 star this was excellent, if you have such a luxury culinary pallet then let your pocket pay for it by going to 5 star, otherwise if you want fine food, all you can eat ant a reasonable price this is for you.
Accommodation... perfect, again 3 star not 4 or 5 but comfortable, each room has a balcony, ask for one overlooking the pool or with sea or sum views when you get there. The friendly staff will try an accommodate. It may be slightly worn in places but it works and again for 3 stars it matches it's criteria very well.
Bar and Entertainment.... I found the bar dark and with the sunny cafe closed during winter months we tended not to go near it, we also found the entertainment not to our liking, but this is purely a matter of taste as it was full every night. A lot of it is in Spanish, but when in Rome.
One of the unbelievable comments I read was that there was to many Spanish in the Hotel and that they are rude, This Is Spain Folks, not Manchester it says so when you get of the plane at the airport...Its like going to Ireland and saying there was to many Irish in the hotel , wise up .Spanish people have different ways about them, they are not English and what can be considered rude by us to them can also work the other way, I have seen many, many rude English. I found the Spanish at this hotel fine and well manared, if you are rude to them, by all means they will be rude to you.
Benalmadena....No, sorry folks, to many hills and the one up the side of the Hotel is a killer. The shops are tacky selling rubbish and if you wish to go further up the town a taxi is a must. Public transport is excellent and very affordable though.
To finish up, the staff are friendly and professional, do not listen to reviewers who say they are not. I can not judge the value during peak times but in Jan/Feb/Mar it is excellent value and some people seem to go for weeks at and end...this tells you something. My advice is go half or full board. Do not go in with the idea that there should be trumpet players at the door pealing grapes for you, but sit back, enjoy the food, the pool, the beach and leave it at that.
Would I go back..? to the Hotel yes, Benalmadena no , only if the man who built the town finds a Kango hammer and flattens it a bit.....
- 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