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MedPlaya Hotel Bali
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

After reading mixed reviews before we travelled i had a few niggling doubts in my mind especially as it was a first family holiday with a young child, however any doubts i had were soon cleared up on arrival. The hotel looked nice from the outside and is a 20-25 transfer depending on prior drop offs from Malaga Airport, I will give my views on individual areas as it is easier that way.

Hotel in general:
Nice location, very clean, reception staff very helpful (just appeared to be the one old chap on reception that seemed permanently mardy every time i saw him!!) pool areas were kept tidy and 2 x adult pools were of a decent size plenty of room for swimmers and plenty for anyone wanting to cool off and play around, also 2 little kids pools close to main pools aswell. Especially at weekends the hotel attracts alot of spanish guests for a 2-3 day stay and we found the spanish to be a little rude at times especially the elder females

Bar/Restaurant:
Bar staff were always friendly and don't think it ever took more than a minute to get served. Restuarant Staff - well i cant praise them highly enough they were great, they work all day long and always got time for smile or an 'Ola' or a high five for the kids they make such a fuss of the kids and when meal is finished they are there in seconds getting it ready for the next guest.

Food:
We stayed half board as all inclusive wouldn't benefit us as wanted to go out in the daytimes but breakfast was the same food everyday but plenty of options from cereals to fruit or a fried full english, whatever you wanted basically it was there, the evening meals changed each night, the salad bar contained the same stuff as you would expect but the main and desserts had something different each night and plenty of choices too, not as much choice for kids but there was always something for them depending on what they want.

Entertainment:
The entertainment team were awesome, putting on a different show every night starting with the kids mini disco then free bingo then into the main show, this is after providing games for both kids and adults at differing times during the day also - for me the entertainment made our holiday.

Rooms:
We stayed in Bali 2 the rooms were very small and basic but we only used the room for sleeping and showering so this made no difference to us at all, the room had a great view over the pool area and also of the sea which was very pleasant. There was a maid service daily who changed our towels each day and the maids were very friendly too, the beds could have been a bit comfier but to be honest i don't think in all the places i have visited i have ever come across a very comfy bed before.

All in all this was one of the best holidays i have ever been on, The hill is nowhere near as bad as people have made out on here, it took us 2-3 minutes to walk up and even in 30 degree temperatures it was fine, unless you are elderly or in a wheelchair it should pose no problems for anyone. The hotel is also 2 mins walk from the bus stops going to either Fuengirola or torremolinos and they run regularly and easy to follow, taxi's can be ordered from reception and are often there by time you leave reception and go down the steps.

I would recoomend the Bali Hotel to anyone wanting a great family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a chill out in the sun it has something for everybody - I am someone who doesn't like going back to places for holidays as there is so much of the world to see, however I will definitely be visiting this hotel again in future years it was that good!!!!

Room Tip: Block 2 (Bali 2) has awesome pool area/Sea Views (we were in room 2417) and was very quiet
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Stgeorgemariner
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This hotel was very clean. We were allocated Bali 2, The room was spacious however the shower was quite poor. The air con was on all the time and the view from the balcony gave us a good sea view.
The food was quite good there was always something you could eat. We were all inclusive and found the usual local drinks to be on offer. You could purchase brands at a very low cost.
The only draw back about the location of the hotel was cardiac hill the walk from the beach to the hotel. However, I would go back for another week.
The entertainment team very fantastic especially Malek.

Room Tip: Ask for Bali 2 on a higher floor
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I was there during September. Christmas 2013. I have also stayed there twice a year for the last 4 years.
I really rate this Hotel the staff including Cleaners, Restaurant Staff, Bar Staff who are brilliant and very helpful including Reception. i always go "All Inclusive" During my stays there i have made many friends amongst the Staff. The Rooms are very clean, the food very good, the facilities are great including the Restaurant etc.,
When i stayed there last Christmas (2013) my only reservation was that the Corridors needed a "Lick of Paint" also the Nightly Entertainment is excellent.

Room Tip: When you check in discuss where you would prefer to stay with the Reception Staff who are most helpful.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank david h
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Myself and 6 friends stayed at this hotel for an AI 5 night stay and arrived home yesterday. The receptionist on our arrival was absolutely fantastic as we did not arrive till 12.45am and the bar shut at 1am so he rushed us straight through to the bar for a drink we were met by not such a nice young bar lady who said we could not have a drink as apparently AI drinks stop at midnight her attitude was awful but after us telling her to smile she did apologise. That was the only negative comment i could make. The rooms are fairly basic but more than adequate,., the cleaners at this hotel are brilliant the rooms were cleaned daily and to a very high standard.
Towels were changed daily also. Yes there were a few stag do's in but we found them to add yet more humour to our holiday. The pool area is lovely and clean and there were plenty of beds, the beds could however have at least some sort of cushioning on them as they were extremely uncomfortable but we all bought lilos and put our towels on them.
The lifeguards were all very nice to look at!! My friend especially liked the small muscley one with shiny sunglasses but failed to get his name!!.
The food we all thought was absolutely amazing not one of us moaned and there was always plenty. We all thought the enterainment was really good for families not up our cup of tea but we went out most evenings anyway but if i had got my children with me they would have loved it.
The HILL... wow wear flat shoes ladies if going out for the night.. mine came off every time we went home lol.
The location is perfect and i found Benalmadena a lovely place to be. The marina area is beautiful bit pricey but well worth it. 24 Hour square.. what can i say it was certainly an experience which had to be done!!.
We all had an absolute wonderful time and all of us have said we would definately return.
All in all i would definately recommend this hotel and area for both family and singles holidays.

Room Tip: We were in room 1134 and i heard no noise at all brilliant nights sleep.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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7  Thank pauladio56
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Our 3rd year back at hotel Bali and WOW! I cannot fault this hotel at all and the staff are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble. The entertainment staff are out of this world. Marek is brilliant! There were some new entertainers this year from England, they were brilliant. Especially Lizzy and Sophie and Dan! They worked their bums off every day and night! We took some friends with us this year and they were very impressed and will be returning!
Rooms -they were cleaned every day. maids are lovely. I would personally recommend block 2.
Food - Something for everyone. Snacks are available during day at pool bar.
Location - The "cardiac hill" its really not that bad, we have a range of ages, from 5 to 67 and everyone managed it every day, plus there's shops and bars the whole way up.
Hotel itself is brilliant - Never waiting long at reception. Bars are great, the bar staff are all brilliant, always smiling. 100% recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: block 2 with pool view
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank leanne m
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vandamed, Relaciones Públicas at MedPlaya Hotel Bali, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear leanne m,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Bali and for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the hotel. We are happy to hear that the hotel met your expectations and that you found our hotel to your liking.

We would love to welcome and serve you again, hope to see you in the near future.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels

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