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Salgados Dunas Suites
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herdade dos Salgados | Rua Boca da Alagoa, Albufeira 8200-424, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #14 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

good beach in front of the hotel. other nice beaches in a walking distance.
otherwise nothing really in a walking distance. car is definitely needed to get around.
suites are huge. we had the regular hotel room that is about 1/3 the size of the suites. some people complained here about the room's size, but that was not a problem for us. just regular hotel room size. nice balcony. large selection at breakfast but hot food gets cold quickly. still there is so much choice you will not have a problem finding something good to eat.
hotel was half empty but we were not able to get a late check out. just wanted to stay 1-2 hours longer.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this is a very nice and big suite hotel. we stayed for 6 nights in a big and preety suite with a nice bedroom and living room. big balcony ( could have sun chairs) . Indoor open garage. beatiful well mantained gardens and 9 swiming-pools with lots of sunchairs( there is no indoor swimmingpool). the main swimming pool is noisy but the others are very quiet, good for love readers. The water is at 23º ( fells warm). there is a private walk to the big and nice beach with beach bars. We stayed with beakfast nad dinner included. Its a good option because there are only 2 ou 3 restaurants nearby . Breakfast very nice with lots of food and each day the dinner menu was different ( with water and a drink included - 25e adult and 11e child). preety and tasteful Desserts. Every night in the bar there was some king of entretainment. The worst was the room internet ( in the main bar was better). if you want to leave your car and just stay in teh hotel area this is a great choice. I would came back again

Room Tip: ask for a room with pool view but not in the main building if you want a quiet stay
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have just returned from a week here. Brilliant I do not honestly know what other reviewers are complaining about. The beach is amazing and less than 5 minutes walk away. The 9 pools are fabulous. Black tiles .... so what! They are clean and all different depths ideal for families. Staff on hand all the time to clear up any mess. Towels supplied every day for beach and pools. Palm trees everywhere.... amazing place. As for the rooms, we had a classic suite... OMG how big was it... enormous. We travelled with my two boys (11 and 14). Everyone had a twin room with ensuite. Contempory furnishing which suited us totally. Kitchen facilities (nb no plates, pots etc), television, Maid service every day, balconies front and back. We were in block 5 i would recommend it! We were half board buffet breakfast and dinner with a good supply of different foods to cater for all tastes... NOT COLD! We bought plastic plates and cutlery from the supermarket for lunches.. ...lovely rolls available and local delicacies. Ok so there is not much nightlife if thats what you are looking for... we were not... but there is something different every night... i.e. relaing singer in the bar etc. Wonderful friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. It is quiet, i.e. shops, pubs etc... but it is wonderful and we loved it.

I would 100% recommend this place !

Room Tip: Sea view is great but you have a balcony both sides. Block 1 is above bar so may be noisey.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at this hotel recently and from the minute we arrived to the time we left we could not fault the staff. They were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them.The location is fantastic just a short stroll over the boardwalk to the wonderful beach. At breakfast and the evening meal there was a good selection of food and the service was excellant. Our only problem is that we had to come home after 7 days. Will certainly recommend this hotel to all our friends.This is a great hotel for a totally relaxing break.

Room Tip: Would recommend a room on the 3rd floor with a sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have just returned from a week at CS Salgados Dunas Suite Hotel and we loved it. Totally relaxing venue and excellent customer care.
Our room wasn't huge but had everything we needed. The balcony overlooked the bar and had fabulous views of the pools and sea. The beds were really comfortable and the beds and towels were changed daily. The shower was really good - choose from an overhead shower or hand held shower. Lots of complimentary goodies in the bathroom as well as slippers and bathrobe.
The beach/pool towel service was brilliant. Pick up your towels in the morning for the day - they can be used on the sunbeds around the pool or taken to the beach. The pools (9 in total) were lovely and loads of sunbeds - it never felt busy around the pool.
We had bed & breakfast and the choice at breakfast was amazing. Hot choice including eggs cooked every way imaginable, bacon, mushrooms, beans, hash browns, tomatoes, meats, cheeses, smoked salmon or pastries, breads, jams and sauces, fruit of every description, cereals, toast and yoghurts. Fresh fruit juice and tea or coffee. Something for everyone and more! The guy who serves the coffee was very entertaining and friendly! We had a wonderful meal at the Steak Bar at the poolside and, although it was quite expensive, it was really good. There is an Italian restaurant in the village, about 10 mins walk, which is also worth a visit - Bellavita.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them - a credit to the hotel.
There isn't a village close to the hotel but there is a supermarket up the road which is really well stocked and further on from Bellavita is a bar that is brilliant value for money serving excellent food - Planet Fusion. We hired a car for a day to explore the mountains which aren't too far away and found some beautiful beaches along the coast.
We wouldn't hesitate to book again and would highly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had an amazing stay at Salgados Dunas Suites. The rooms are modern and are spacious and comfortable. The showers were particularly excellent with a "rain" shower head. The rooms were cleaned daily and were immaculate. The quality of the duvets was again, top notch.

The resort has excellent facilities - a choice of 9 different pools meant things were never too packed. The boardwalk to the beach was also lovely for walks. The main beach is a spotlessly clean wide beach, again, never too packed.

The staff old not have been nicer. I received a lovely surprise from the staff on my birthday - A really generous and friendly touch.

We enjoyed the breakfast every morning as it was well presented, fresh and nicely varied.

I would recommend a rental car if you want access to Albufeira. Equally if you want to be on holidays for pubs and clubs then I would suggest somewhere closer to Albufeira. If you like great facilities, friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and beautiful unspoilt beaches, then I would not hesitate in recommending the Salgados Dunas Suites.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were a group of four. My husband and I, our ten month old son, and my dad. We booked half board for one week returning home on 15th June. We booked the accommodation ourselves direct with them due to having specific requirements, a travel cot, a bath, and a room close to amenities for my dad who suffers with breathing difficulties.

We arrived at half seven in the evening and waited a couple of hours for a travel cot, so didn't get off to a good start as someone was very tired. There wasn't a bath. The three bedroom apartment we had, room 1410, had three en-suites and were all showers only. When i emailed the hotel about this I wasn't sure if they understood my question, that we would prefer a bath for our ten month old, so we decided to just go with it as everything else looked like it catered for our needs. It wasn't ideal but it was something we only had to live with for a week. It was in the same building as reception, the bar, the kids club and the restaurant so not far for my dad. Great, that is what we asked for.

The music/entertainment wasnt the best but there was something live every night. As we were right above it was extremely loud but thankfully our bedrooms were at the front of the hotel, on the road side, and it didnt disturb our sleep. Balcony was fantastic, facing the pools and sea. Lounge area and kitchenette were massive. Downside was we had a dishwasher, a sink, a microwave, a hob, but no cutlery, plates, pots, pans??? Really dont understand what all that was about. We were half board and would have appreciated the option to cook things if we wanted for our lunch especially for my son. This proved even further to be annoying as the food in the restaurant on an evening was awful. The most disappointing part of the whole stay was the food throughout the hotel and the fact we had a kitchenette and couldnt use that either. The food was cold, even when we were the first there waiting for the doors to open at 7:30pm, and the meat was all overdone and dry. We came away hungry. Breakfast was fine, as plenty of choice, and what i would expect, although often cold again.

The lunch time menu was fine, reasonable choice and prices. We tried the bar a couple of times and waited getting on for an hour for the food and they also managed to forget part of our order. It wasnt even busy. We tried the pool bar for lunch a couple of other days. The wait was even longer and the food was cold when we did get it. We waited an hour and a half for our food. We would have liked dessert but didnt want to wait and waste our afternoon. It was extremely busy. The staff were lovely but couldnt cope with the demand. Not sure if that was the kitchen or the waiting staff but the orders were coming out wrong and in the wrong order. Lots or irate customers. Its such a shame as the food would be lovely and the surroundings are nice but service diabolical.

We tried the steak restaurant (pool bar) one evening and booked 7:30pm, first ones there. We didnt realise until we spoke to reception about our half board needs not working (due to the restaurant opening at 7:30 when our ten month old wanted to be going to bed) that included in half board is 25 Euros each towards a meal at the steak restaurant. We were glad we used it as it was the best meal all week. Fantastic. Quick, hot, steak how we liked it. Just lovely.

Lack of information was certainly an issue. No info in room about what half board included, what entertainment was on in an evening, what was on for the kids, what the kitchenette was for, when check out time was, where you can use the internet. No general information whatsoever. We thought they had perhaps missed our room but it seems other people have left reviews saying the same.

We also had a problem with our air conditioning which was only resolved the third night after reporting it. It was in our bedroom only. It smelt of drains/damp whether it was switched on or off. Sleeping in it was unpleasant. There was no communication as to whether they had looked at resolving it, and it hadnt worked, and they needed to try something else. We just kept asking, and our final night it was resolved.

We hired a car as knew it was in an area where we would benefit from doing that. So that wasn't a problem. The beach looked great. It was a little too far for my dad so didn't get to walk along to see what was further up the beach. The rooms were clean and staff were pleasant, but just somehow badly managed. A real lack of communication in places. For the money we paid we we were disappointed and would not return there again. We have been to Portugal four times now and will return to one of the other hotels but not this one. It is a shame as all the issues are resolvable.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Herdade dos Salgados | Rua Boca da Alagoa, Albufeira 8200-424, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#9 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#12 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Salgados Dunas Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the dunes of Salgados Beach, your holiday suites enjoy a fantastic tropical atmosphere, surrounded by extensive palm tree gardens. And it's precisely among the palm trees, with the sea in the horizon that you will be able to enjoy all the facilities the resort has to offer. Among others, you will find the 9 swimming pools, with direct access to the beach. Relax and enjoy the cuisine of Bossa Nova Restaurant, as well the cocktails at the Jazz Lobby Bar, fit for those cheerful nights spent with friends. When walking the short distance that separates the hotel from the beach, make the most of the wooden pathway, which can take you all the way into the nature reserve. For children, the Kids Club features a range of entertainment activities to assure your little ones have a fun filled time. This oasis is equipped with everything you need to enjoy your holiday with the utmost well-being. ... more   less 
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