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The Hard Rock Hotel Bali is 20 years old this year, and looks amazing. But unlike most mega-stars it’s happy to admit to having recently had some work done. In fact, it’s more than happy, it’s positively proud, and you only have to look at the results to know why.

All Premium Rooms have been completely renovated. Fabulous two storey Lofts are more gadget-packed, original and sleekly designed than ever. And at a vast 64m², the hotel’s re-imagined Roxity Family suites now have a master bedroom, living room, and separate kids room.

Direct access to the Chill-Out Pool adds extra luxe to newly refurbished Deluxe Premium Rooms. Then there’s the ultimate indulgence of Luxury Kids Suites: every little wannabe diva’s dream from fairy-tale murals to cute bunkbeds, heaps of entertainment options, and opulent, kid-size bathrooms – don’t worry, parents have their own space, and decadent en-suites too.

But since Hard Rock Bali was Asia’s first ever Hard Rock Hotel, continues to rule the legendary Kuta entertainment district, and doesn’t have a cut-off point when it comes to phenomenal fun: you can depend on brilliant new bedrooms being far from the only reason it still rocks family holidays like a legend, even after 20 years.

Bali’s biggest free-form swimming pool

Balmy Kuta isn’t short on beautiful pools, golden sands and gorgeous tropical gardens, but only Hard Rock has all that and the largest free-form pool in Bali for good measure. More like a series of enormous lagoons than a mere swimming space, it’s surrounded by 22 luxurious cabanas, a poolside bistro and the perfect number of thoughtfully spread out sun loungers.

There’s even a private, sand-drenched island right in the middle, which doubles up as a stage or beach volleyball pitch, when it isn’t being used for peaceful sunbathing. Little big-fish have their own pool, complete with waterslides, chutes and full-time supervision. So you get to ease up on surveillance, chill a little and remind yourself that parents deserve holidays too.

Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club

Roxity is the Hard Rock Bali kids’ club that could lead to abandonment issues: yours, not theirs. It’s a parent-free zone, just for four to 12 year olds, and unless you can come good on eight hours of non-stop entertainment all holiday long, you simply can’t compete.

  • Custom-designed kids-only clubhouse, fully supervised by the trained Hard Rock childcare team.
  • Wide range of activities and events for four to 12 year olds: live music and dancing; Paws n’ Draw arts and crafts; mini-Olympics on The Pool island; Rockwall climbing challenges; creative play and quiet play.  
  • Roxity lunch in Starz Diner, free goodie bags, slushies, Roxity ID cards and bandanas.
  • Roxity Family Suites and Kids Luxury Suites include membership to Roxity Kids Club.
  • Open daily from 9am to 6pm. 

TABU for teen superstars in training

With 252m² of space to call their own, teens rule at TABU Teen Club. Designed more like a cool club than a kids club, even the trickiest to please over 13s are keen to hang here and have everything from resident DJs to live music, chill zones and even a private cinema to keep boredom at bay.

  • DJ Booths, snack bar, gaming and internet zone, chill zone, private cinema, live entertainment and events.
  • Designed for 13 to 18 year olds, lightly supervised by Hard Rock team.
  • Families are welcome to come play in TABU too.
  • Open daily from 10am to 7pm, and 10am to 6pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

Eat to your own beat at eight bars and restaurants

Hard Rock have been pampering plates for decades and Hard Rock Hotel Bali uphold the grand tradition with eight fantastic restaurants, 24-hour room service, and poolside bistros. You can even have entertainment as you eat, peace and serenity for a romantic night-off parenting duty, or family-style day and night, if that’s more your thing.

  • Hard Rock Café Bali: the original cool café for food and fun.
  • Starz Diner: hip all-day diner, indoors and out.
  • Splash Bistro: made to order pizza, pasta and cocktails by the pool.
  • Starz Deli: from decadent cakes and pastries to healthy juice.
  • The Shack: the laid-back beach bar on Hard Rock’s private island.
  • Centerstage: home of the Rock Museum, live music and late bars.
  • Jamie’s Italian Bali: Jamie Oliver meets Kuta and cooks up a storm: Italian style.
  • Sunset Point: legendary mixology and bite-size bar snacks for grown ups.

 

Entertainment on demand, all day, every day

Between a great location at the heart of glittering Kuta Strip and a genetic predisposition to rock good times like almost nowhere else, Hard Rock Hotel Bali just can’t help but bring it on the entertainment front. And here entertainment covers all bases, from fantastic water sports and surf lessons to foam parties and family cycling.

  • Hard Rock and Bali Adventure Tours work together to customise unforgettable family experiences whether you want elephant safaris, world class scuba, paddleboard fun or cultural tours of the island.
  • Hit Rewind for international acts, live music, club nights and superstar DJs.
  • Tune in to Hard Rock Radio Bali for your holiday soundtrack.
  • Get behind the mike at Boom Box Recording Studio, cut your own track or give kids a shot of instant star power, karaoke style.
  • Try dozens of activities, adventures and experiences from Hard Rock Hotel Bali’s year-round event calendar.

The lowdown

Where

Kuta Entertainment District minutes from, Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali (Asia’s biggest waterpark), Legian Beach and shopping districts.

Transfer time from Bali International Airport, 20 minutes.

Newly refurbished Kids Luxury Suite

Master bedroom with en-suite, living room, kids bedroom with en-suite.

Free access to Rock Royalty Lounge and Roxity Kids Club.

From £1236 per night, based on a family of four.

Find out more about what’s new and what’s as fantastic as ever for family holidays at Hard Rock Hotel Bali for 2018.