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Bayside Salgados
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herdade dos Salgados, Albufeira 8201, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #69 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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“Wouldn't go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This was an instantly forgettable place to stay. No redeeming features. Staff didn't interact much at all. We got there at 2pm and had to wait until 3pm to get into our room. Had to get up twice in the night to ask a group if young girls staying for the weekend to keep the noise down, which to be fair they did but management the next day just shrugged and said they were leaving that day.
We went 11/9 - 18/9 and I was As if the staff had a bit of burnout from the summer visitors.
Not much in the surrounding area and taxis to/from albufeira expensive at €12-14 a time.
Beach was beautiful but sunbeds on the beach cost €15 per day for 2. I know it was inexpensive but civility doesn't cost much.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

After reading the reviews we were a bit concerned with what we would find at Bayside. However, we have just come back after two weeks (6th to 20th Sep) half board and can honestly say that we were very pleased with the accomodation and services that we received. Yes, the studio appartment was a bit dated and the beds were typical holiday beds (a few aches in the mornings), and there was a very little bit of rust on the outside of the fridge, the spiral stairs to the appartment were awkward when getting luggage up and down. So, the poitives. Dated but well cleaned and maintained, the beds were adequate, the inside of the fridge was spotless and efficient, the stairs were a bit novel during the stay. And, there's more! All of the staff were extemely friendly and helpful. The restaurant manager was fantastic and the meals were great - off the menu a couple of evenings and by discussion with the manager on all other evenings, really excellent for the price we paid and excellent quality. The bar was tended by a super efficient, friendly chap who couldn't have done more for us. The young girl who tended to breakfast was probably the hardest working holiday staff that I have seen, super friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was buffet style, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon (the best we have had on european holidays) and beans. Further, there were the continental cheese, ham, sausage, various breads, fresh fruit yoghurt and cereals.

The pool was never crowded and spotlessly maintained with more than enough loungers for anybody that wants them.

So no, don't believe all the negative press, Bayside is great value for money.

Praia dos Salgados!!! Not my cup of tea. If you want a beach holiday you will not find a better beach. Gets very crowded at the nearest end but, walk a bit and the bodies thin out and give plenty of space. The walk to the closest part of the beach took about 15 - 20 minutes, bear in mind that the first obstacle was "heart attack hill" - quite draining for me with health issues and the heat but still managed it nearly every day. Other than a supermarket and small shop, nothing else available. Transport in and out of the resort was by mini bus from Bayside to Albufiera at 10:00 returning at 15:00 or taxi at 7 to 8€.

General comment on the resort is that it is not that well maintained. We saw a lot of broken glass on the side of the roads and footpaths with dogs mess much in evidence with some even on the beach and litter almost everywhere.

Lastly, if you do go to Bayside, do take a look at the nature reserve half way along the beach where you will find numerous birds including, flamingos (greatest number that I have seen in the wild), herons, storks and ducks.

Would we go back...no but, only because it was not our sort of holiday. If you want to go to a fantastic beach with a great value hotel Bayside could well be for you.

Hope this review helps.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I've just got back from 8 nights at Bayside. I read the reviews in advance and had low expectations which were very pleasantly smashed when we arrived. Our apartment for 3 had plenty room, the bathroom was small but you don't spend much time in there do you. It was clean, our little kitchen area had a twin hot plate, kettle and microwave and we hired a toaster for a few days. We were on the ground floor so our little patio looked out onto a well kept garden.

The overall look of the resort was very well thought out, I loved the colour scheme of pink and turquoise on the balconies and the flamingo wallpaper in the restaurant is fantastic! There are some really nice touches like a couple of swings and some hammocks to sit in outside, a caddilac sofa and a hanging egg chair inside. You can play pool, or table tennis for a small fee and there's wifi available for a small charge.

The pool and jacuzzi pool were clean, there were plenty loungers for Everyone, bear in mind we missed high season. There is usually a pool bar available but it was closed for the length of our stay as we were out of season, which didnt matter to us. The beautiful beaches are very close, a fifteen minute stroll away, you can hire a lounger there for 5euros for half a day. We even saw some flamingos on our walk there.

We had our room cleaned every other day and towels replaced. Which was perfect, we didnt spend much time in our apartment as the weather was so glorious.

The hotel offer a daily bus service into the old town for 1.75 each way. It is worth going on this to see the beautiful old town and the beach.

Bayside is not in the heart of a throbbing nightlife so if you are looking for party central this is probably not for you. It costs 10/12 euros to get into Albufeira in a taxi which will mount up if you want to go out every night. There are some nice restaurants a short walk from the hotel or if you have hired a car there are plenty to choose from a short drive away.

Getting to bayside from Faro, book an airport transfer through bayside as they get good deals. We made the mistake of getting a taxi on the advice of our travel agent thinking it would cost around 30 euros... 75euros later we were a bit shocked!

We found the resort to be lovely and quiet during the day and the evening entertainment provided was fun. Its a good way to meet your holiday neighbours too. I highly recommend the sing a long bingo for a laugh!

We were 3 30ish girls who wanted a quiet holiday, sunshine, relaxation, beach times and book reading. We did not want to be hustled by people outside restaurants or to go out and get pissed every night. Bayside was perfect for us, it's by no means 5 star but it is quirky, friendly and peaceful and for that I would highly recommend.

Many thanks to all the team for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

After just returning from our 7 night stay we cant wait to go again.The appartments are clean and they staff very friendly.There was not entertainment every night but when there was it was brilliant Johnies sing a long bingo is a deffinate must. Brilliant holiday lovely place and we cant wait to return next year.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was a 2 days staying, on a studio very nicely decorated. Quality/Price relation was really good. What we loved the most was the quiet and tranquility of the place. It has a really nice pool, which we didn't use, cause Salgados and Galé Beached were like less than 1 km. Both superb beached with exotic waters.
It has supermarket near, a nice restaurant, and city center isn't that far.
The studio provided everything needed for living there for a nice amount of days and it was very clean. Clean ladies made our beds and cleaned the floor, but they kept our stuff respecting them as they were.
Staff were really friendly and made us feel welcome.
Thans for this great experience. We surely will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Just back from my 7 day stay at bayside, really enjoyed my time there. Staff were so friendly pleasant and helpful especially delima. Although a bit out of the way from nightlife and shopping the staff made. Up for this. Would recommend bayside to anyone who just wants a relaxing time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

stayed 11 days and only got one towel change our studio was full of ants & one of ours lights were broken in which we were asked to pay 20euros when checking out also way out from any towns not possible to walk wouldn't stay here again

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Herdade dos Salgados, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayside Salgados 2*
Number of rooms: 94
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