Bali Bay Resort
Location – Steps away from the beach and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, the Bali Bay resort is at the center of the action of the south end of Myrtle Beach.
Spacious – The 3 Bedroom suite pictured in this review has enough bedding for 6 and with some creativity could easily sleep 2 to 6 more.
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Bali Bay Resort Main Living Space
Decor – Upon entering the suite, it is like stepping into something you see on tv.
Comfort – The beds were pretty comfortable, lots of space to spread out and unwind after a long day or night on the town.
Small Pool – 2 small pools in the back of the property, facing the beach, enough for a few small groups but not half of the resort.
Hallway Outside – In the summertime it is hot, as soon as you step out the door you are in the elements.
Sea Dunes Oceanfront – The property next door is obviously a hangout for locals, lots of drugs and partying, quite entertaining until it is time to go to sleep.
Check-In – There is no office or front desk onsite. I booked thru Priceline and they did not specify that I had to go to the Atlantica Resort, about 20 blocks away, to check-in. On the weekend, there are so many people on Ocean Dr. I could have walked over there faster than the drive.
Falling Apart – After further inspection, there were many imperfections in the unit.
Pool Unkept – Shortly after arrival, on Saturday afternoon, a trip to the pool ended in disgust. By Monday morning when we left, the maintenance crew must have had enough complaints to justify cleaning the pool.
Cheap Furniture – The furniture was cheap, particularly the bar stools at the island in the kitchen, the chairs at the dining room table and the chairs on the balcony.
The Final Result
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is, would I stay there again? The answer is, I would, I love the location. I like that area of the beach. It is closer to the Skywheel and the center area of Myrtle Beach in comparison to other resorts I have booked. Most importantly, the resort fits the group I was with.
I have stayed at this property, and while it does have a great location and the area of the beach is great the rooms are spacious the lack of on site management is going to run that place in the ground. This property has been recently renovated however there are numerous cosmetic problems as if paint was just slapped on wall outlet not working and ill-fitted things falling apart like the door handles and kitchen island small things like that should be paid attention to especially for the amount of money your are paying per night. There was more sand on the apartment floor then on the beach I literally had to sweep the floor myself upon arrival dust caked on ceiling fans. Housing keeping was no where to be found. The very small pool was absolutely disgusting cigarette butts a colony of bugs mating in the water some type of slimy film floating about with absolutely not one drop of chlorine in the water. No security on site even though you have to use key codes to enter the building there would be people waiting for someone to enter the building so they could come in behind you. As a matter of fact I did not see anyone that work there I saw one housekeeping cart that stayed outside of one room door for 4 hours. Parking was limited. The bad out weighs the good and could definitely be fixed if there was someone there to oversee the day to day. Bali Bay only rebuttal is that there are a rental property not a hotel I still expect some type of standards and the lack of communication is astounding was not told that we had to check in at another hotel blocks away surely an email would have solve the drive in traffic moving 2 miles an hour. Bottom line this place has potential and could be a lot better with better management because their staff or lack of staff is not in the best interest of the owner(s)