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3.6 average based on 23 Reviews

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  • Gran Bali FB group members reviews January 2023


    Dave Larham
    Stayed there at Christmas and 4 or 5 times previously. It all depends what you want from a holiday in Benidorm. The walk from the hotel to town via Poniente Beach is good, and then through to Levante Beach. The hotel is decent, but the food very average. There's a bus stop outside that'll get you to town for 1.60 euro. Taxi back is about 12 euro. Its the cheapest deal for a reason....its 4.5km from town. Personally, the cost saving made it more affordable. But as I said before, it all depends what you want from your holiday.

    Paddy Milloy
    Beautiful hotel ,stayed there 6 yrs on the run .. bit out of the way and entertainment gone down the hill

    Andrea Wright
    Stayed there . Yes it about 20 minute's walk to centre and breakfast was mwahhh but nice clean hotel and we enjoyed the walk.

    Teresa Towey
    It's a lovely hotel I've stayed there a couple of times, you can't fault the rooms and the view.
    It's in the old town and a bus ride away the bus stops Infront of the hotel.

    Vanessa Mick Allen Yardley
    We walked everyday into Benidorm its not a million miles away but up at la cala you've a little beach with lots of bars surrounding it..don't let folk put u off saying its miles away..15 mins bus ride if you don't want to walk ..the hotel was clean and nice when we stayed there.. food wasn't fabulous it was just ok but you've plenty of places to eat round there. We liked la cala but prefer old town which is a great walk all the way down there n plenty of bars n restaurants to stop off n rest if you need to.

    Steve Alexander
    A nice hotel. Food is good, fantastic views one large swimming pool and two smaller ones for kids all depends on your personal circumstances. It is a long way out from Benidorm strip old town is about 30 minutes walk as above in the other comments Get Taxi’s or bus outside the hotel. There is a beach nearby 10 minute walk of a steep hill coming back, but the hotel was also a reasonable price depends on what you want.

    Jayne Kouadio
    I've stayed there. I had no complaints at all. Its about 30 mins walk into Benidorm but only 5 mins into la cala. La cala is a lovely place with a bay, a mercadona and lovely bars and restaurants. The pool area is lovely and its spotlessly clean.

    Paul Mccusker
    Nice hotel food not the best just too far away from Benidorm

    Joe Mcnamara
    Stayed a few times food not so good staff are rude . entertainment stopped at around 11:30.number 3 bus at the side will bring you to the other end

    Penny Stanley
    If you don’t mind walking or paying for taxis via Beni, I thought it was a nice hotel… room was good and clean as long as you get a good price it’s bang on

    Gail Jackson
    Wouldn’t go back. Restaurant in basement which is very noisy, food mediocre, too far out and have to move around pool to be in the sun.

    Jeffrey Lawson
    1.60euros on the bus 12 to 16 euros taxi to Benidorm. Cracking hotel. 45 minutes walk along the seafront walking. I would recommend it
  • Gran Bali FB group members reviews November 2022


    Heather Louise
    Really like this hotel, went in august but we didn’t want the strip each night so location was perfect for us, La cala is lovely

    Serena-jane Wells
    I stayed at Gran Hotel Bali this week. It's been my first time to Benidorm. I have had a lovely time. Yes, it's a little bit far out but hotel is lovely great views x food is lovely and staff are polite. Price, I paid for all-inclusive I can't argue with.

    Susan Mary
    This hotel gets a lot of negative comments. We’ve stayed at the Bali 5 times never had an issue.

    Gillian Caldwell
    Just home from staying in Gran hotel bali beautiful hotel pleasant staff could not fault it if you're looking the quiet part this is the place, would defo go back
  • Gran Bali FB group members reviews October 2022


    Kim Norwood
    Just back from that hotel very nice and clean good selection of breakfast bit far from everything but €1.60 on bus to new town and between 15 /18 € taxis back but nice and quiet

    Lindsay Chalmers
    This hotel is in La Cala not Benidorm which catches many people out especially if you want to be in the midst of things. I have stayed there found the hotel nice, food poor. It is 30 minutes' walk to the start of the old town. There is a bus outside.
    Not a good choice in Winter

    Gary Brears
    I’ve stayed there and it’s lovely, it’s a bit out of Benidorm but there’s bars and restaurants around the hotel and beach front

    Soo Millikin
    Only hotel i would stay in spotless I loved the food not just chips every day caters more for the Spanish French and German very rare to meet many brits. Nice area if you like the quiet away from the crowds, lots of nice bars even in the winter months great bus service.

    Ernie Cooke
    When I was there food cold, waiting ages to get a drink, wouldn't go back

  • Gran Bali FB group members reviews July 2022


    Ieuan Ferris
    One of the best holidays I've had. Would definitely look to come back soon with more friends and family, 100% recommended the Gran Bali to stay in, clean standards and helpful staff all round. Only negative is if you’re looking to club, the distance from the Benidorm Strip is a quite a way, nonetheless still a fantastic hotel.

    Karen Geoghegan
    Stayed here last week, beautiful hotel and staff were lovely only a bit far from Benidorm strip for entertainment
  • Would not go again


    A long walk to Benidorm, also a bus stop just beside the hotel if you don't want to walk, the hotel and food is very nice but very little entertainment and it catered mostly for Spanish. I wouldn't go again as i prefer to be in Benidorm.
  • Loved it


    I loved it. Bus takes you into new town. Walk took about 20 - 30 minutes. Went off season when lots of venues in the new town were closed but it was great to relax and recharge. Entertainment wasn’t fantastic but we headed out at night anyway.
  • Great Sea Views


    Lovely looking hotel, plus great sea views if you manage to get a sea view room (Stayed on floor 26 numerous times). Food’s VERY hit and miss though ?
    Plus it’s classed as Finestrat, a little out from Benidorm.
  • Reviews taken from our forum


    Jacqui Perkins Stayed there once and that was enough, beautiful hotel decor wise, no atmosphere, stop over hotel for pilots etc more like a business hotel, quite out of the way, nothing much around it, terrible food, awful entertainment. too far from the night life of Benidorm 3/10

    Hayley Murphy Never stayed there but I know its really out of the way and there's not much around it

    Brian Troop Jacqui took the words out of my mouth, spot on description.

    Linda Armstrong We have never stayed too far out, only good thing you are first of the bus and last picked up

    George Russell only way you would stay here is All Inclusive. The hotel is lovely def the best room we've stayed in beautiful views, the food was iffy. The Spanish bar/cafe are more expensive than the few British bar/cafe's and not as friendly.

    Mike Fox Stayed once, hotel very average, too far from the main nightlife of Benidorm, lovely little bay area with a few. Nice restaurants, if you’re looking for a quiet time it's ideal.

    Elaine Jacomb It's ok I liked food but too far out. Entertainment rubbish wouldn't stay there again.

    Margaret Millar Ideal for quiet holiday can walk to beach/restaurants, but not for those wanting the Benidorm scene.

    Cheryl Peace Don't know what Hotel is like but the bullet lifts are fab what a view from 43 floors up

    Paul Rigby The hotel is nice we stayed Dec/Jan last year staff were great, food fab.mwe paid 184.00 for a week all included. f

    Tammy Wood Bit far out of the way

    George Russell If you want to go to the beach it's half a mile down steep hills ,not to mention coming back .

    Christopher Begg If you don't mind walking, fine, the hill back is a ball breaker, food nothing to write home about, pool decent, entertainment lol Take your partners! Speaking German comes in handy! Wouldn't go again.

    Rena Glover - Im here right now. lovely hotel.fab breakfast. 3 pools.plenty eating places round about. chemist. supermarket. tobacco shop. bus regular side of hotel into beni. 1-50. taxi around 10euros.

    Delilah1976 - The hotel looks very grand from the outside and in reception area but the rooms are quite dated - immaculately clean though!

    Lifts were a pain in the bum - had to use the larger lifts due to one of our party being a wheelchair user but so many others use them when it's busy that sometimes waiting upwards of 15 minutes - beat plan is to get one of your party to go down to ground floor and get the lift to your floor so it definitely stops and then just explain if it's busy - the four smaller lifts run really quickly and often empty (this is in the smaller side of the hotel)

    Food - bit of a let down, lots of repetition during a fortnight stay for lunch/evening meals - cakes and pastries were great though

    Entertainment - nothing to write home about - decent enough augers but far better to be seen.

    Location - depends what you are looking for, a bit far out if you are looking for the Benidorm experience - long walk to the beach and to either the shops in the new or old town. Not much choice for any other nearby entertainment without using a taxi/bus - some nice cafes over the road though.

    Heather Williams - Stayed there last year hotel nice there are few cafe's directly outside. You can walk to finestrat beach lovely there also. Costs 8euros taxi to old town and 10 euros to new town. There will be extra costs if you want to go out to Benidorm in the evening. There is also a bus stop around the corner of the hotel. We enjoyed our stay there.

    Cheryl Day Dockerty - It's in la Cala and a long way from the lively bits lol ! But there is a bus stop right outside and you can get a taxi cheap enough .. Food was nice and staff were great with us ... It was March last year when we went so was full of Spanish oap's some were very rude and just barge you out of the way but most were very nice although we got strange looks when sunbathing in bikinis as they were all in winter clothes ha ha (it was warm and sunny to us ). There wasn't much around there that was open although there are a few bars/ restaurants along the front and there's a lovely beach 5 mins walk from the hotel.

    Barbara Cargill - we stayed a few years ago and thougt it had gone downhill looking tired and a bit grubby round the pool area we like to be away from the new town can easy get there on bus and taxi back if you want a mad night or two we now stay in cala finestrat and like the options of quiet and relaxing or out to see drag act or comedian.

    Anne Mortisha Marie Adams

    Ok I feel I must let people have a realistic review of Gran Bali

    Reception area is stunning

    Rooms and corridors in the tall building are tired and shabby

    Rooms are not cleaned properly ( I left a piece of tissue on the bathroom floor deliberately) it's been there 5 days

    Asked for extra pillows 3 times before they arrived

    Beds are very hard

    Air con virtually useless

    Dinner service 19.30 till 22.00 so by the time you get into levante it's 20.30

    Don't bother with breakfast it's stone cold

    Coffee is disgusting

    Unless you get into dinner at 19.30 dinner is just about lukewarm

    Asked if o could possibly swap dinner for lunch as I don't like to eat so late

    Answer was no but you can purchase lunch

    Most money spent on taxis €20 a day as the bus takes 30 min

    To conclude

    Would I stay again ? the answer is a firm No.

    Kirsty Jinks - We stopped there two weeks ago ... 21st floor new building ... only went B&B ... as I prefer to sample local restaurants ... room was cleaned everyday as I left the card in the door requesting it .. bed changed 3 times and really comfy ( more than adequate in a week as I only change my sheets weekly ) .. clean towels every day ...

    I felt breakfast was gorgeous and a good variety of continental , cooked , cereal , pastries , fruits , yogurts , meats ... the coffee in the machine wasn't to my taste so I used the granules provided and they were lovely proper Tea Bags too !! Lol .. hot and cold food replenished when needed ... hot food always piping hot ..

    yes it's a fair distance from new town but you'd of know that upon booking ... number 3 bus would take half hour .. number 2 bus around 20 mins for 1.50 € ... going out later was never a problem for us as we didn't leave for Levante till 10pm ... a 10 minute walk if that down to the Bay in Finestrat ... perfect and loads of more than reasonable places to eat ... maybe not a 4 star as but we only paid £600 for a week including flights and transfers we were more than happy ..

    Lynne Carroll - We loved it. Not to taxi into town but to enjoy the area and go into Finestrat at night...fab....lovely Spanish atmosphere and Tapas! We enjoyed our grub...thou it was always a noisy busy environment. Our room was fab too. No issues with cleaning etc. We would return. I guess its just pot luck on floor room cleaners etc. In Aug which was hot we had to often get up at night and turn air con off! Ceiling to floor windows right around the corner of room.

    Hayley Marshall - We love the grand Bali !! Stayed there last February and going again this February xx we booked the Benidorm palace this time xx we used to walk to the old town and drink sangria in tapas alleys then Jump the bus to the strip and enjoy the bars on the beach front xxx enjoy xxxx

    Kathleen Wilkinson -Stayed there twice and we have enjoyed both times not far from la cala beach and cove plenty of bars as well there is a geordie and Irish bars which the ppl are lovely and welcoming (me from the north-east) hotel meals are nice as well it's not all Inc so you pay for your drinks.a lot of Spanish pensioners were there in the hotel when we were something to do with the government paying for a break for them? X

    Glyn Williams - We stayed there in September very nice and you can get a bus right out side for one euro 50 go any ware and last bus back is about 3am and one euro 65 taxi is about between 12 to 15 euros

    Simon Peers - Have stayed at the Bali a couple of times and loved the area. It's about 5 to 8 minute walk down to the beach but it's downhill, so that means uphill on the way back! Not tragic unless you have difficulty with walking far.

    There are lovely cafes and bars and mainly not packed with English, so that was nice. We found a fantastic pizza restaurant on the seafront, as we were on Spanish time we didn't arrive there till after midnight and it was busy but we got a table and had great food and drink, nice and relaxed on a table outside with the sound of the sea! We went back there a few times every time we went to Benidorm.

    The hotel is a large generally smart hotel, with nice rooms and not bad food and drink. The second time we stayed we did AI and stayed around the hotel more than we had the previous time. It's not a bad AI but the snacks were a sandwich and bag of crisps, a bit boring, shame no tapas.

    Would we go back to Grand Bali - probably yes.

    Cheryl Day Dockerty - Me and my cousin loved it there ... it's great for a relaxing break as it's in a quiet area.. the beach is a few minutes away from the hotel and very nice ... the food was fine and the drinks were good too ... very busy hotel but somehow still very relaxing .. rooms are a decent size and comfortable .. we found people friendly enough even tho the majority were Spanish oaps..they were still pleasant and cheerful towards us ..staff were fine too and helpful .. no complaints at all .. there's a bus top outside or a taxi if you want to go into the busy parts of Benidorm .. so you can have the best of both worlds .. it is possible to walk to new town but takes at least an hour and a half.

    Gary Eccles - You have the best of both worlds at Gran Bali. Relaxing by day at the Bali and party at night in 'Beni'. It is walkable if that what you like but there are buses and taxis available. If you were steaming drunk every night then the walk wouldn't be advisable. We stayed last year, walked to the square with pits stops along the way then taxi back. Booked again, going in 11 weeks.

    Joanne Plumbley - If you want a quiet holiday with some lovely beachside bars and restraunts then yes. If you are going to party and like new town it's not for you. I stay in that area but I normally only have 1 trip to Old Town and I couldn't care if I never went to New town again. In the summer the buses run till about 3am and start again at 6am.

    Susan Akerman - Stayed last May for a week and loved it. Food was good and pool area lovely. Great views from rooms. Yes it's a bit far out but 10 euros taxi into new town between 3/4 of you is cheap enough. I think you get the best of both worlds quiet during day and new town in the evenings if you want. Will Defo be going back.

    Bridget Robinson

    Good morning everyone. I have been here for a week on my own and really enjoyed my self.

    Stayed at the Gran Bali hotel and rate it highly. The rooms are Clean and airy, the food is excellent and the staff are hard working and courteous. I noticed the ease of access for prams and wheelchairs and people with families are happy, as are the many pensioners. The entertainment is varied and enjoyable and the tour of the hotel is recommended. You go up to the viewing terrace in a glass elevator on the 43rd floor for €2 on the tour, and I think its €6 separately.

    It is a bus ride into the main town or you can walk along Poniente beach if you feel like it. With boat trips and days out I found plenty to do. I hope to be back again and I can see why people love Benidorm. There is definitely something for everyone.

  • Review by Debbie Sheppard


    Beautiful hotel & surroundings. Nice places for drinks/food just outside of hotel. Taxi & bus stop directly outside hotel. Taxi was never more than 10 euro to strip although we did walk a few times and enjoyed drinks in some fab bars on way. Don't let negative comments put you off, I'm sure you would love it like many others do. We've stayed many times and our recent stay was July and was fab as always

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