just returned from my first stay at the Bali Hotel. Its a great hotel in a good location in a cracking little resort. The Bali is 3 interlinked buildings (Bali I, II & III) located on a reasonably steep (but short) hill 5 minutes from the beach. All of the staff I encountered were incerdibly helpful and polite.
As a single traveller you often get a poor quality/limited facilities room. Not at the Bali. I was checked into a fantastic single, no smoking room on the 5th floor, with a great balcony, pool and sea view. The room was a small double containing 2 single beds (with very comfy matresses about 30cm deep) a mirrored sliding wardrobe with both hanging space and shelves (plenty hangers too). There as an electronic safety deposit box (with a very reasonable cost of €2 per day with a €3 returnable deposit). there was also a writing desk/chair and flat screen TV showing limited spanish/german/english channels. The well equipped modern bathroom had a full bath with shower over, sink vanity, WC and bidet. Huge mirror and a hairdyer and in case you've forgotten any essentials, some travel sided complimentary products waiting for my arrival. I even had 2 sets of towels!! The rooms are not equipped with tea/coffe facilities/ironing facilities or fridges (although you can rent a fridge from reception. housekeeping visited every day.
The restaurant is buffet style and is open for breakfast 08:00-10:30, lunch 13:00-15:00 and dinner 18:30-21:30. The food was suitable for all palates, was well cooked and well presented. There are also 2 pool bars, the bar and various vending machines selling snacks & cold drinks. you wont go hungry!
There are 2 pools both with children' s pools and are open early to late (advertised between 10:00-18:00 although was open earlier & later during my visit) and both areas have a lifeguard during the summer season. Both pools and surrounding areas were cleaned each day.
There are indoor smoking rooms in the main lobby, so smokers can have some respite from the sun. There are internet facilities and a 24 reception.
exiting the hotel take short walk down the hill, straight across the main road and continue down to the beach (approx 5 mins) there are steps down to the promenade, although if you turn right (or left) at the main road you will find more graduated steps or ramps to the promenade just a short walk away.
The dark sand beach is narrow in places, with a narrow band of larger grain sand/shell at the waters edge (little people might want to wear pool shoes). The beach has plenty beds and parasols (avg price for daily rental of 1 bed & parasol €4.50). there is a bit of beach that just out to your right as you look at the ocean. The water here seems to be clearer and you can also mert the family of ducks that visit the beach each day (they even have their own parasol, drinking water and bucket of lettuce and take frequent dips in the sea!! the kids will love it. The promenade is a lovely walk and is crowded with bars, restaurants (I can recommend Pinoccio's Louge bar (upstairs above Beny's cafe bar) for great food and a warm welcome. Other bars of note were Ma Brady's and Cheers) and "lucky lucky men" who sell replica bags/sunglasses/hats jewellery. The beach is frequented by beverage sellers, and lucky lucky men (a polite no and they will leave you alone)
The beautiful Paloma Park is 5 minutes from the hotel (turn right at the main road then right at Windmill roundabout ( you cant miss Windmill, its a big structure covered in childrens windmills). The park is full of ducks, chickens, doves, peacocks & rabbits all wandering around (you can also see emu's and deer and turtles - well worth a visit free entry - again your little people will love it.
walking left along the promenade you will reach the end of the beach, the sea life centre and the beautiful marina chock full of yachts, agin a lovely stroll and you can join a cruise around the marine, out to the bay and beyond from one of the many tourist boats.
There are some great venues for entertainment. left along the main road will bring you to 24 hour square where you will find discos and bars. if you exit the hotel and walk up the hill and around the corner you will find bonanza square, where there are lots of bars with some great music acts. I can recommend the Bonanza Bar and The Elephante.
You can easily reach the neighboring resorts, on foot, or by local bus. The resort has many taxi ranks and there is also a hop on hop off city sighteeing bus as well as resort street train
I had a great time both in the hotel and resort and will definately visit again
- 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