We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“3 STAR GOOD VALUE”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
MedPlaya Hotel Bali
Ranked #20 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
dublin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“3 STAR GOOD VALUE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

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.....

Room Tip: ask for a higher flower 4 or above with a sun or pool view terrace
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank the b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear PaddyMDublin,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali as your accommodation for your All Inclusive holidays in Benalmádena Costa. We are pleased to hear you found it a great value for money along with friendly and efficient staff.

Thanks again for your review and we hope you will choose us again in the future when visiting Benalmádena.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,698 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    680
    1,066
    614
    202
    136
See reviews for
1,044
1,010
65
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (688)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

we have stayed at the hotel Bali before so knew what to expect ,we had a good room facing the sea as requested , staff as always hard working and pleasant , food very good for a 3 star hotel and you can always swap dinner for lunch if you fancy a night out somewhere else , we were also lucky with the weather for the time of the year , the hotel bar prices and branded spirit measures served are comparable with most of the local bars . you can find faults but I prefer to look at the good things the hotel Bali does and the main thing is at around £40 a night for 2 people on a half board basis you certainly get value for your money ,I rate the hotel Bali itself at 3.5 stars . the staff 5 stars . and the value 5 stars

Room Tip: block 2 on a high floor during the winter months will normally get the best of the sun
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank david t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Dear David t,

Firstly thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali and for sharing your comment on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comment and your visit and we hope you'll choose us again the next time you are in Benalmádena Costa.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Reception staff were efficient and helpful.
Food was plentiful and varied and the restaurant staff friendly.
We asked for a quiet room with sea view and that is what we got. Stayed in an apartment and were impressed with the spaciousness of the room.
Entertainment staff were friendly and good fun, unfortunately the pillars round the stage made it difficult to see the acts.
We had one issue which turned out to be our own fault but Paco the assistant manager was as helpful as anyone could want.
Yes, the hotel was half full of spanish pensioners here on holiday but they were just as courteous as anyone else and we didn't experience any of the problems other people have commented on. We found them good fun even if the language barrier prevented effective communication.
As we were in an apartment we were not expecting room service on a daily basis but beds and towels were changed with surprising frequency.
The hill is steep but not long and we didn't find it a problem at our age (early sixties) although if you have breathing difficulties then you'd need to take a rest to get your breath back.
We were surprised that the weather was so warm in January, one day was 28 degrees and barely any rain. Lots of attractions were still open, though not the cable car which is a pity but we found plenty to do over the three weeks we were there.
I expect some of the rooms over the bar would be noisy, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of sound insulation between rooms but we were well away in a separate block so it wasn't a problem.
Overall, we really enjoyed and would recommend the Bali - the fact that many people return year after year speaks volumes for the hotel.
Of course we can't speak for what it is like in the summer but we found it great for a winter sun break.

Stayed January 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank Jethound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Jethound,

Thank yo for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali and for taking the time to review this place. It is great to hear that the junior suite met your expectations and you enjoyed your holidays with us.

Thanks again for your review and we would be very happy to welcome you again at the Hotel Bali in Benalmádena Costa.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reading
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

we spent 8 nights over christmas All inclusive . absolutly brilliant , superb selection of food huge selection of included drinks, entertainment every night . we had a studio apartment which gave us the benefit of more room kitchen & fridge facilities whith all hotel benifits including room cleaning and clean towels. will be returning later in the year. P.S. the best entertainment by far was put on by the staff .

Room Tip: Iwould always choose studio or apartment accomodation rooms on the 4th floor are on the same level a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank furrypete
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear Furrypete,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Bali for your Christmas break in Benalmádena. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our spacious studio room along with entertainment program and service provided by our friendly staff. It would be great to have you back here enjoying another holiday at the Hotel Bali.
Thanks again and we hope you will choose us the next time you're in Benalmádena Costa.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

this was our second visit to the bali first time 2004 second time 3 days ago.we wont go back again the hotel was full of spaniards yet again. all the enterainment was for them. the food was nice but always cold.nothing to do at all in the hotel the bingo is a farce. the outside entertainment didnt turn up on a couple of occasions.we were in the studio appartments on the first floor we called it the dungeons becoz got no sun on the balcony whatsoever. so i would recommend if you like good entertainment and lots to do go elsewhere and you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Marie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Marie C,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Bali and for taking the time to share your comment on your recent stay at the hotel. It makes us sad to hear that your repeated stay was not to your liking in some aspects. As usual, in winter the hotel use to receive more Spanish guests however I need to stress that Hotel Bali offers entertainment not only for Spanish guests, at night you can enjoy bingo, karaoke, singers, etc, as well as daily entertainment offers something for everybody.

We thank you for being our guest and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Having stayed at the Bali several times in recent years my most recent stay on the 13th Jan 14 was slightly disappointing in that things seem to be on the decline. The gents toilet in the reception area lacked cleaning & the hand dryer didn't work, the reception area has an array of settees used as a general dossing area, and the menus lacked much choice. These small things may seem trivial but after a while they start adding up and you start thinking perhaps there are better hotels out there. I like this hotel, always have, but the management need to start looking at standards before it gets too late.
Stayed in a studio apartment by the way and found out by asking reception that the rooms only get cleaned on certain days which meant we had to use the same towels for three days-not good enough.

Room Tip: Don't book a studio room unless you don't mind using the same towels for days on end
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 376Bill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Dear 376Bill,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Bali for your January's holiday in Benalmádena Costa and for taking the time to share your opinion with TripAdvisor community. We are sorry to hear that there were some aspects which did not meet your expectations. Regarding the studio room cleanliness, it is true that the room is cleaned twice per week as it is stated on the hotel website. With respect to food choice, we strive to offer as good service as always, the hotel have not reduced selection of dishes. In any case, please rest assured your comment will be forwarded to hotel management.
We will do our best to satisfy your needs and we hope we will be able to welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Me and my partner went here the end of October not expecting good weather but it was still mid 20's. Trip to marbella via bus was efficient even though its a bit of a walk from the bus station. Not many jet ski's and water sports around for this time of year. great hotel, very clean, and great value for money all inclusive, whilst the food was amazing!
Pool sizes are brilliant except they are like plunge pools absoloutly freezing.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank brummy22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Brummy 21,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali as your holiday accommodation and for providing us with your comment. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time on your holiday here. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Benalmadena hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel Best Siroco
Hotel Best Siroco
#10 of 45 in Benalmadena
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,852 reviews
1.1 mi away
Sunset Beach Club
Sunset Beach Club
#8 of 45 in Benalmadena
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,708 reviews
1.0 mi away
Hotel & Spa Benalmadena Palace
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena
0.9 mi away
Hotel Los Patos Park
Hotel Los Patos Park
#3 of 45 in Benalmadena
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,576 reviews
1.2 mi away
Hotel Best Benalmadena
Hotel Best Benalmadena
#15 of 45 in Benalmadena
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,084 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to MedPlaya Hotel Bali? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about MedPlaya Hotel Bali

Property: MedPlaya Hotel Bali
Address: Avda Telefonica 7, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Phone Number:
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 #20 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Hotels.com, LoveHolidays, Expedia, TravelUp, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your MedPlaya Hotel Bali reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing