Hard Rock Bali Review

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We are always searching for the best family resorts in Bali and we finally stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali in Kuta. I am usually not a huge fan of Kuta but this trip may have converted me! The Hard Rock Bali is so much fun for the whole family and the kids didn’t want to leave.

Why should your family stay at the Hard Rock Bali?

  • You have kids that love to be involved in activities
  • Modern rooms with great facilities are high on your wish list
  • Close access to beach, shopping malls and activities like Waterbom Water Park
  • Awesome for teenagers that can have independent access to the supervised teen club and music at Centerstage
Entrance to Hard Rock Bali early morning
The famous Hard Rock surf board

Compare prices with Booking.com, Agoda, Luxury Escapes and Direct. Look for free cancellation and extra bonuses with your booking.

Hard Rock Kuta Overview

Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta and is separated from Kuta Beach by a one way street. The street does get busy but is easy to cross. The driveway for the Hard Rock is from the beach street and this is the access to the resort 24 hours. There is security at the gate all hours of the day. The gate near Jaime Oliver Kitchen has been closed to secure the resort for in-house guests only.

Hard Rock Bali map
Hard Rock Kuta lift details
Rock shop in the resort
Hard Rock shop next to Jaime Oliver Kitchen open to the public
ATMs located near Jaime Oliver Kitchen of Hard Rock Bali
View of Kuta Beach from the kids waterpark area

Pools at Hard Rock Bali

There are 2 pools at Hard Rock Bali. You have the Main Pool area with slides, kids water park, swim up bar, sand bar and where activities take place like rock climbing, movie on the sand island, foam party etc. There is also a Chill Out Pool located in the wing only accessed by guests staying here. Kids can use this pool too but the activities all happen at the main pool area.

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Main Pool

The main pool has something for everyone! A large space with many areas to explore. I recommend if you plan to have a full day by the pool to hire a cabana. The perfect spot to sit back and relax while the kids enjoy all of the activities. You have access to your cabana from 9am-9pm and you can come and go as you please. We went and had dinner at Jaime Oliver Kitchen then the kids had a night time swim, it was a lot of fun!

You book at the pool hut near the main pool and if there is a specific cabana you would like, be sure to book it in early. When we stayed in June 2022 the prices for the cabana and picnic basket with snacks and water were 550,000 IDR for the day or approx $55AUD. Since we stayed there has been a slight price increase, so check prices when you arrive at the Hard Rock. Check out this link for more details about the main pool at the Hard Rock.

Currently day passes aren’t available for outside guests. Only for in-house guests and stage pass members.

Main pool at the Hard Rock
Cabanas by the main pool
View from a Cabana
Kids loved the slides
Waterslide fun
Sand island area
Looking over towards the kids waterpark area
Foam party fun
Kids water park is to the left
Main deeper pool
Main Pool
Kids water park
Lounges on the sand overlooking the deeper pool
Cabana. Indonesian power points available
Picnic basket
Floaties for hire
Pool at night
Movie time on the sand island
Splash Bistro at night
Having fun swimming at night

Chill Out Pool

For guests staying in the premium wing they will have exclusive access to the chill out pool. Open from 8am-7:30pm.

Chill out pool
Chill out pool
Chill out pool
Chill out pool
View from breakfast area of chill out pool
View of chill out pool from a family suite

Restaurants at Hard Rock Bali

There are a great range of restaurant options at the Hard Rock Bali. We ate breakfast at the Starz Diner, lunch and dinner by the pool from the Splash Bistro, drinks from the swim up pool bar The Shack, dinner at Jaime Oliver Kitchen and we had a drink at the Centerstage bar. You can see all the different food options and menus at this link here.

Starz Diner

Great range of food for breakfast and when I requested soy milk they brought it to our table. Also a hot tip from our Facebook group member, they will make up hash browns if you ask 😉 Breakfast is open from 6:30am to 10:30am, Lunch 12pm to 5pm and Dinner 6pm to 9:30pm.

Starz diner breakfast
Starz diner breakfast
Starz diner breakfast
View from breakfast

Breakfast at Rock Royalty near Chill Out Pool

Rock Royalty takes your stay to another level! You can enjoy your ala carte breakfast in the private area near the chill out pool. Check out this link for inclusions with Rock Royalty.

Rock royalty breakfast
Rock Royalty breakfast area
Rock Royalty breakfast area

Splash Bistro

Great range of food by the pool. Typical hotel prices but look out for happy hours times which are currently from 2-4pm 😉 Open from 10am-10pm each day.

Splash Bistro
Splash Bistro
Splash Bistro by the main pool
Kids menu
Splash menu
Splash menu
Splash drinks
Splash drinks
Enjoying her food in the cabana
Kids menu fun!
Satays
Food was great
2 for 1 mojitos!!
From the cabanas you can order your food via phone

Centerstage

Located in the centre of the resort, the Centerstage is a great spot to chill out if you waiting for a driver to arrive, enjoy live music and spend time with friends. Open from 10am till Midnight each day.

Enjoying a drink at Centerstage
Centerstage

Jaime Oliver Kitchen

Located right next to the Hard Rock Hotel, we had a great meal at Jaime Oliver Kitchen. They also have a discount for guests staying at the Hard Rock.

Jaime Oliver Kitchen
Kids menu
Burger and chips
My salmon was delicious
Chicken from the kids menu
Pizza from kid menu

Hard Rock Cafe

We didn’t get a chance to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe during our stay but they have a great menu, entertainment and check out the deals where kids eat free. Click on this link for the menu and opening times.

Hard Rock Cafe at night

Hard Rock Bali Kids Clubs

The Hard Rock Bali has something for every age group! The Roxity Kids Club has a great range of activities and is included in some suite/room types. Other guests can join in but need to purchase a pass for the kids to participate. This is easy to organise and can be done during your stay at the Hard Rock Bali. Please note that currently kids need to wear a mask indoors while playing at the kids clubs. For outdoor activities they can be removed.

Lullaby Playroom

Ages: Under 4 years old

Open: Daily 10am-6pm

Free of charge and kids must be accompanied by an adult. This can be a outside nanny. The room is located off the TABU teens club. Please note: I didn’t take photos of the rest of the room as there was children playing while I was in there.

Lullaby playroom

Roxity Kids Club

Ages: 4-12 years old

Open: Daily 9am-6pm

Outside nannies or parents aren’t allowed to be with the kids in the kids club. Nannies are welcome to wait outside in the playground or have a seat in the TABU Teens Club room. Everyone can access the outside playground. See photos below for costs involved if it is not included in room type.

Roxity Kids Club
Roxity Kids Club toys
Outdoor playground at Roxity Kids Club
Outdoor playground
Roxity Kids Club details
Lots of activities
Movie night each Saturday night
Rock climbing fun
Mason loved the rock climbing activity

TABU Teens Club

Ages: Everyone is welcome but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This can be an outside nanny.

Open: 10am-6pm

Free of charge and a fantastic place to hangout. Pool table, games, cinema, snacks available, internet/gaming lounge, the list goes on! Located across the corridor from the Roxity Kids Club, it is the perfect place to chill out after a day in the sun. There is staff always available to purchase snacks from, set up a movie in the cinema or help with the gaming lounge.

TABU Teens Club info board
TABU Teens Club
TABU Teens Club
TABU Teens Club pool table
TABU Teens Club gaming lounge
Mason loved the gaming lounge
Tabu Teens Club popcorn
Cinema at TABU teens club
Snacks available at TABU Teens Club
Foam Party Info

Rooms at Hard Rock Bali

There are 2 main accommodation wings at the Hard Rock. One centers around the Family Courtyard, a beautiful garden with outdoor chess board, lounges and fish ponds. The other wing surrounds the chill out pool. This pool is only accessed by guests in this accommodation wing. The rooms surrounding the family courtyard only have access to the main pool. To check out all of the different room options have a look at this link.

If you have any queries that you want answered about accommodation at Hard Rock Bali, email [email protected]

Family Courtyard

The Family Courtyard includes the Deluxe Courtyard rooms on the ground floor and the Deluxe rooms for the upper levels.

Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard
Family Courtyard at night

Deluxe Courtyard Rooms

Sleeping up to 4 people we loved staying in these rooms. Plenty of space and it was great to have direct access out into the court yard. You can request interconnected rooms if you have a larger family.

Deluxe courtyard room
Deluxe courtyard room
Bathroom deluxe courtyard room
View from deluxe courtyard room
Deluxe Courtyard Rooms
Playing chess outside our Deluxe Courtyard Room
Outside the Deluxe Courtyard Rooms

Roxity Family Suite

The family suites are a great option for families. The kids bunk beds are best suited for kids under 10 and it may be hard to leave the suite as they have so many features including a play station for the kids in the bunk room! These rooms don’t have direct pool access but over look the chill out pool.

Main bedroom Roxity Family Suite
Lounge family suite
Kids bedroom family suite
Kids bathroom family suite
Bath main bathroom
View from main bedroom to lounge in family suite

Deluxe Suite

The Deluxe Suites were extremely spacious with the main bedroom and couch in the lounge room that turns into 2 single beds. 2 of the Deluxe Suites have direct pool access and 2 don’t have direct pool access.

Deluxe suite lounge area
Deluxe Suite
Kids beds in deluxe suite
Deluxe suite bedroom
Main bathroom deluxe suite
Toilet off deluxe suite lounge room
Door out to pool in deluxe suite

Compare prices with Booking.com, Agoda, Luxury Escapes and Direct. Look for free cancellation and extra bonuses with your booking.

Hard Rock Bali Rock Spa

We had a great massage at the Rock Spa and it is located above the gym. Allow yourself plenty of time before your massage as they have a spa and sauna facilities that you are welcome to use too. Find the spa menu and opening hours at this link here.

Rock Spa
Massage time at Rock Spa
Charlotte and I enjoyed our massages at the Rock Spa

Body Rock Gym

The gym was well equipped and open from 6am-8pm. All guests are welcome to use the spa, plunge pool and sauna located next to the gym.

View from family courtyard of the entrance to the gym
Hard Rock Gym
Gym facilities
Spa and sauna near gym and rock spa

Extra Information about Hard Rock Bali

Entrance to Chill Out Pool wing
Rock Royalty Lounge
Rock Royalty Lounge
Rock Royalty details
On site medical care
Opening hours
Outside garden view in chill out wing

Close to Hard Rock Bali

Hard Rock Bali is located in Kuta and there is lots to do around the resort. Here are a few places we visited during our June 2022 stay. There was still some shops and restaurants closed due to the pandemic but things were gradually opening up.

Beachwalk Mall

A short walk from the Hard Rock, the Beachwalk Shopping Mall was well and truly open. We did need to wear masks and show our international vaccination certificates to enter. Here you will find lots of restaurants, clothes shops, Candylicious, cinemas and much more.

Early morning scooter rides past Beach walk mall
Beach walk mall
Mason loved the roaming characters, small donation for a photo
Candylicious
Beach walk cinemas
Roaming characters

Kuta Beach

We loved both sunrise and sunset down at Kuta Beach. They also have a turtle release on different days through the year at the Bali Sea Turtle Society. Check out their Facebook page for up to date information.

Kuta beach at sunrise
Kuta Beach at sunset
Mason outside the Bali Seat Turtle Society
Alphamart across the road from Jaime Oliver’s restaurant
Bing Bong Ice Cream, a short walk from the Hard Rock
Bing Bong Ice Cream

Crumb and Coaster Cafe

One of my favourite finds was Crumb and Coaster cafe. A 10 minute walk from Hard Rock Bali, they do a great coffee, delicious food and are open from 7:30am-11pm. Next door is Desa Meksiko Cafe that is worth a visit too. Unfortunately we ran out of time! They are open from 11am-11pm and serve Mexican food with gorgeous interiors.

Crumb and Coaster
Great coffee!
Delicious!
Food menu
Menu
Drinks Menu
Crumb and Coaster Kuta
Pancakes

Spas close to Hard Rock Bali

We didn’t have time to try out spas close to the hotel in Kuta but a Facebook Group member recommended Smart Salon and Relaxing Spot Kuta. Pop it into Google maps, but is located just past Jaime Oliver Kitchen.

We enjoyed our stay at Hard Rock Bali in Kuta and the kids can’t wait to go back again with their cousins!

Compare prices with Booking.com, Agoda, Luxury Escapes and Direct. Look for free cancellation and extra bonuses with your booking.

If you have more questions or need help deciding on where to stay in Bali with kids, you can join our Facebook Group but be sure to answer the questions to get access.

Kate xx

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We paid for our accommodation and food. We collaborated with Hard Rock Bali and received the Cabana with picnic basket, 2 x massage and access to the kids club. All thoughts in this article are our own.

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