Hard Rock Hotel Bali is the music-themed resort hotel with indigenous architecture, nestled against the shores of Bali’s famed Kuta Beach just 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia. Contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, daybeds, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Suites include living rooms and access to a private bar or lounge; some have home theaters and/or kitchenettes; others have balconies with views of the sky and sea, potentially suitable for stargazing. However while a beautiful destination for night sky viewing, this hotel is not recommended for serious observations. Please note that free parking and breakfast are available, although reservations are required. For more information, visit online or call +62 361 761869.
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