Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta, Bali

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Updated: June 23, 2022

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• Best Kuta Hotel: Hard Rock
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• Best Seminyak Hotel: W Bali
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• Best Nusa Dua Hotel: St. Regis
• Best Ubud Hotel: Four Seasons Sayan
• Best New Hotel: Raffles Bali

• Location: Across the road from Kuta Beach
• Hotel website: hardrockhotels.com
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 761 869
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Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta Beach, Bali.

The luxurious and family-friendly Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta features massive pools with volleyball nets, a beach, water slides, and lots of sun loungers.

Hard Rock Hotel – In downtown Kuta, with vast grounds and endless family-friendly facilities.

This inconceivably massive hotel is right on the busiest corner of Kuta. The Hard Rock theme continues throughout, e.g. autographed guitars line the corridors. The pools, surrounded by thatched gazebos, seem never-ending and even feature a ‘beach’ with volleyball courts, a raised outdoor stage, lifeguards, and a beach club. All rooms are luxurious and face extensive gardens away from the traffic. Probably the finest resort in Bali for families, it offers a children’s pool with a playground in the water, exhilarating kids club with extensive activities, and a range of fun things for the whole clan.

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Hard Rock Hotel – The Location

  • Area: Faces the beachside road, near the invisible border between Kuta and Tuban (more commonly known as South Kuta). Across the busy road from the world-renowned Kuta Beach, with endless shops and cafés in all directions.
  • Address: Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta. On a corner along Jalan Pantai Kuta, the beachside road heading north one-way. In the southern end of Kuta, the major tourist region in Bali.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This takes about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: All the facilities at Kuta. Beachwalk Shopping Center.

Hard Rock Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters to all, but most guests are families, so couples wanting a relaxing holiday might be better off elsewhere.
  • Kids Club: The Roxity Kids Club offers a range of supervised activities, including a Kids Beach Party and painting room for the younger ones. The separate TABU Teens Club features a nightclub, cinema, and oodles of computer games.
  • Beach: Just across the main road is the renowned Kuta Beach. It’s public and very busy at times, but wide and shady, and the sunsets are legendary. Waves are often more suitable for surfers, so take care and swim between the flags.
  • Views: No rooms offer sea views; they all overlook the gardens and/or pools.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The King Suites feature jacuzzis on the balconies.
  • Kitchens: The King Suites contain kitchenettes.
  • Parking: Some free and secure spots. Check when booking. But think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 761 869
  • Email: bookings@hardrockhotels.net
  • Website: hardrockhotels.com

Hard Rock Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: Pools everywhere and massive enough for a ‘beach’, fountains, volleyball courts, a lifeguard, and a beach club. Some sections are lined with huge thatched gazebos. Also a children’s pool, with 2 waterslides and a playground in the water.
  • Spa: The Rock Spa is big, bold, and beautiful. Also, a yoga/meditation center and exercise classes.
  • Fitness Center: The Body Rock Gym is vast and features a steam room, sauna, and plunge pools.
  • For Families: Extensive playground. Giant outdoor chessboard. Rock climbing.
  • Activities: All sorts available from Giant Ball to Water Aerobics.
  • Other Facilities: Medical clinic. Recording studio. Travel agency. Hard Rock shop.

Hard Rock Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Hard Rock Café – Part of the chain renowned across the planet for burgers and rock memorabilia. Also, live music until the wee hours. • Jamie’s Italian – One in a worldwide chain run by a celebrity TV chef for all sorts of delizioso food. Children’s menu. Just around the corner, less than 350m away. • Starz Diner – All-day dining, on a higher floor for views. Colorful décor, attentive service, and open-plan kitchen areas. • Splash Bistro – All-white seating alongside the pool for pizzas, pasta, and cocktails. Perfect for watching everything going on in the pool. • Starz Deli – Eat-in and takeaway coffee, pastries, and juices.
  • Bars: Centerstage – Near the lobby, featuring enough musical memorabilia to resemble a museum. Loud music nightly. • The Shack – Swim up to the bar on the ‘sandy’ island in the middle of the pool. Open until late. • Sunset Point – Intimate, with limited opening hours, so often ignored. For cocktails and snacks, but sunset views are not always unobstructed.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included, but depends on the type of room and how it was booked.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Hard Rock Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Room • Deluxe Courtyard Room • Deluxe Premium Room • Deluxe Premium Pool Access Room • Deluxe Premium Courtyard Room • Loft Room • Deluxe Suite • Roxity Family Suite • Rockstar Suite • Luxury Kids Suite • King Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking on the balconies/patios is okay, but not in the rooms and public areas.
  • Best Room: King Suites are super large and feature separate living areas packed with extras not offered by rivals, e.g. pool tables, jacuzzis, and home-theater systems. Also, dining rooms, kitchenettes, and twin balconies.
  • For Families: Many rooms have connecting doors, but there are several fun options especially for families. The Roxity Family Suites contain double bunk beds in separate kids rooms, and the more spacious and recently-renovated Luxury Kids Suites have second bathrooms and face a special pool.

Hard Rock Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking: Walkable to everything that Kuta and Tuban (to the south) have to offer.
  • Public Transport: In lieu of any public transport, the Kura-Kura Bus company links Kuta with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes confusing.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: To go anywhere within southern Bali, hire metered taxis which are abundant, cheap, and comfortable. For longer distances, organize a chartered car with driver (for a negotiable fare) at the hotel. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, and renting one in Tuban/Kuta is madness. Motorbikes are easy to rent and useful for getting around the backstreets of Tuban/Kuta/Legian, but not so elsewhere in southern Bali.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach another town outside of southern Bali, e.g. Ubud, buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. The main operator, Perama, provides services all over Bali from its office on Jalan Legian street in Kuta, about 1 km away (quicker on foot than taxi).

Hard Rock Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Beachwalk Shopping Center – Only 400m north and the international-standard. Packed with great places to eat and drink as well as a food court, ideal for trying Indonesian food.
  • Rosso Vivo Italian Dine & Lounge – Much better than the renowned fast-foot outlets along the main road that are noisy and none with sea views. It offers classy cuisine, bright décor, and live music. About 350m north up the beachside road.
    Far quieter are places along Poppies Lane I, which heads inland about 250m north along the beachside road from the resort lobby.

  • Sandbar Kuta – Renowned position (Maharani Beach Hotel, on the corner of the main road and Poppies Lane I) for people-watching and cocktails. Also popular for all-day breakfast, outdoor bar, and tempting food specials.
  • Kuta Puri Restaurant – Classic Kuta-style eatery for the usual Indonesian and Western standards. Children’s meals and Indian food. Opposite the Pronto.
  • Club Havana Bali Restaurant & Bar – Kebabs, tortas, and grilled seafood. Well-liked hangout with chessboard, live music, and children’s meals. About 400m down the lane from the Sandbar at the corner.

Shops & Markets

Lots of minimarts everywhere and shops in all directions.

  • Beachwalk Shopping Center – For a congregated and more varied selection of places to eat, drink, and shop in comfort, stroll (400m) up the beachside road to this world-class mall.

Hard Rock Hotel – The Hotel

The resort is located in the popular tourist area of Kuta.

The Hard Rock Hotel is on a major corner facing the beachside road in Kuta, the major tourist region in Bali.

The massive resort's lobby is set 100m from the main road.

The resort is truly massive, with the lobby set about 100m back from the main road.

The famous Kuta Beach is opposite the resort.

The world famous Kuta Beach is just across the busy road from the resort entrance.

Kuta Beach is crowded but fun.

Kuta Beach is public and often crowded, but shady and always fascinating.

The main swimming pool dominates the resort.

The main pool dominates the resort.

The pool's waterslide is always very popular.

The waterslide is always popular with the younger ones.

The main pool has several thatched gazebos around it.

The main pool is lined with thatched gazebos.

The main pool also has a beach.

Remarkably, the main pool even has as beach.

The resort playground is located in a pool.

The playground in the resort is inside a pool and always lots of fun.

The resort has several family-friendly activities around the grounds.

The resort is well set up for families, with plenty of activities all around the grounds.

The hotel has several memorabilia lined along the corridors.

All Hard Rock hotels are known for the musical memorabilia lined along the corridors.

The Rock Shop sells Hard Rock's famous souvenirs.

Part of the complex, but around the corner from the lobby, is the Rock Shop which sells, among other things, the famous Hard Rock t-shirts.

The Hard Rock Café is by the resort entrance.

Alongside the resort entrance is the renowned Hard Rock Café. (Incredibly, one way to get around chaotic Kuta is by horse and cart.)

The Shack is a popular swim-up bar.

At the resort, The Shack is the quintessential swim-up bar.

Jamie Oliver's classy bistro Jamie's Italian is by the lobby.

Around the corner from the lobby, Jamie’s Italian is a classy bistro, one in a chain operated by the celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.

The on-site Starz Diner offers excellent meals and views.

The Starz Diner inside the resort offers views and tasty meals all day.

The Sunset Point bar offers great views of the pool, beach, and sunsets.

Open from about 3 pm to 9 pm is the intimate and often-ignored Sunset Point bar, offering views of the pool, beach, and sunset.

The Splash Bistro by the pool is known for its pastas, pizzas, and cocktails.

Alongside the resort pool, the Splash Bistro is the place for pastas, pizzas, and cocktails.

The Splash Bistro has poolside seating on a wooden deck.

Splash Bistro provides tables on a wooden deck alongside the main pool.

Another outlet near the lobby also sells Hard Rock souvenirs.

As well as the Rock Shop open to the public, another smaller outlet near the lobby also sells Hard Rock souvenirs.

Room blocks mostly face inwards and offer no sea views.

Rooms are in multi-level blocks, mostly facing inwards, so none have sea views.

All accommodations face the gardens and pools.

All rooms and suites face the shady gardens and/or pools.

The spacious rooms feature undersized balconies and verandas.

Rooms are spacious, but the balconies and patios are compact.

Rosso Vivo in the neighboring resort is a classy Italian cafe.

In a neighboring resort 350m up the beachside road is the classy Italian café, Rosso Vivo Italian Dine & Lounge.

The Sandbar nearby offers an outdoor bar and daily specials.

A landmark at the corner of the beachside road and Poppies Lane I, the Sandbar provides an outdoor bar and food specials.

The Pronto Pizza café serves authentic fare within walking distance of the resort.

Just up Poppies Lane I, about 300m from the resort lobby, is the quaint and authentic Pronto Pizza café.

Kuta Puri Restaurant serves a good menu of affordable dishes.

Opposite Pronto Pizza, the Kuta Puri Restaurant offers an extensive range of inexpensive food.

Club Havana near the Sandbar is a good place to hang out at night.

Lots of fun is guaranteed at Club Havana, along Poppies Lane I, about 400m from the Sandbar at the corner with the main road.

The famous Beachwalk Shopping Center is also within walking distance.

Only 400m up the beachside road from the resort lobby is the world-class Beachwalk Shopping Center.

Beachwalk's food court has several eateries serving good local food.

Among a multitude of places to eat at the Beachwalk, the delightful food court is ideal for trying local food. Check rates and availability: Hard Rock Hotel

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