Magnificently set on the dunes of Salgados Beach, in the centre of Algarve and near the coastal town of Albufeira, this establishment is the ideal accommodation option when visiting the area and looking for a place to stay with all kinds of luxuries. In addition, the property can be found in the middle of a wonderful tropical setting surrounded by verdant palm-tree gardens and direct access to the beach. Nature lovers might appreciate that Salgados Lagoon natural reserve is approximately 500 metres from the premises. The spacious and light-filled guest rooms are the ideal place to truly relax and enjoy the breath-taking views. There are several restaurants that serve local and international specialities and 9 swimming pools optimal for a fun-filled holiday, as well as a children's club for the younger members of the family.
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I have just spent the week in salgados dunas. Myself and 14 other so called golfers ! Check in was easy and straightforward, the reception staff could not have been more helpful throughout our trip . Nothing was too much trouble from booking taxis , local golf courses etc...
The rooms where spotlessly clean with bed linen and towels changed every day. The room itself was huge with a massive balcony. There is a small fridge , kettle , coffee machine and safe . No iron and ironing board but they are available with a call to reception and it arrived in 2 minutes !! My only negative is that the lighting in the rooms could be improved but that didn't effect my stay . Breakfast from 7.30 every morning was absolutely fantastic, massive choice of hot and cold breakfasts , fresh fruit and pastries. Fresh fruit juice, tea and wide variety of coffees , even ice cold prosecco if you fancy it !! The bar area is huge with a well stocked bar, all staff were friendly and attentive, reasonably priced drinks although some spirits were a bit over the top. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone , I speak not only for myself but 14 others! We are already planning to return next year !
As the title reveals, we haven’t stayed at the hotel. We had an upcoming trip to Portugal this coming weekend but due to Covid19 - those plans were cancelled.
The hotel offered us free reschedule of the existing booking until december 2021 or gift voucher for the value of the reservation...
We kindly asked to be refunded the amount as we do not know when we will be able to travel.
The hotel agreed to refund the entire amount even though our booking was non-refundable. A lot of businesses struggle during this time and hotels are no different.
The fact that they agreed to refund shows how far they will go to satisfy customers.
When we finally visit Portugal in the future - you will definately have our business. We won’t hesitate to book with you again.
This is a haven of peace in a busy Algarve location, beautifully located and landscaped with respect for the surrounding natural scenery. Pools amazing, clear and ample locations, cleanliness beyond reproach inside and outside rooms, overall very pleasant. The reason for the rating lies with the fact that our reservation included a kitchen with stove and oven, cutlery, dishes and other kitchenware that were not present. In addition, unless you stay in Building 1, where the Reception is located, you’ll have to park your car and go through the parking structure emergency doors to access your room, and shuttle between the room and pool areas...
This might be because of COVID -19 restrictions (to prevent circulation in the hallways’ closed areas), and it did not influence our rating, but we did not really see alternative routes to exiting through the parking lot.
We had a 3-bed sea view suite #1426, which we were told is the best suite in the hotel.
It had 2 balconies; one that all 3 bedrooms can access and another L shaped that wrapped around the living room. It means you get the sun all day and can watch the sunset...
Being the highest (4th floor) you can see the sea over the many palm trees.
Other positives are that each bedroom has an en-suite and the living room is huge with a large table where 6 can easily sit. Theres a kitchen (sink, fridge, freezer, microwave) but no cutlery or crockery other than some espresso cups and saucers for the nepresso machine. However after the first 4 free pods they cost a euro each (so we bought a pack of 10 from the local supermarket!).
Breakfast was very good, with lots of choice; hot food (beans, eggs, bacon (I think) sausages (but not as I know them), hash browns, tomatoes), pastries, bread, cheese, ham, fruit (pineapple, melon, grapefruit, apples, bananas, oranges, kiwi), cereals and coffee/hot drinks. all in plentiful supply.
The suite (and the whole hotel) felt very ‘functional’; it lacked any comfort or cosey-ness. There were no major negatives but it felt more 4 star than 5. The aircon was quite noisy, but we turned it off for our stay. Also the design of the wardrobes and en-suites were a little odd and not easy to access them all without having to close other doors. The sliding doors to the balconies were not easy to operate and often didn’t shut properly but being on the 4th floor security wasn’t a big issue.
You are charged for everything unless, I guess, you can book all inclusive. The pool table is 7 euro per hour, tennis is charged to hire the court and extra for equipment, the nespresso pods and the spa (which was a little disappointing) was 5 euro per person per day etc. I think life would be much better if they just charged an extra small amount per night and included these things - then you’d think you’re getting excellent value!
The jazz bar felt totally soulless and was mainly empty (although we went in October, so out of season). We ordered some chips when we arrived (late) but they arrived luke-warm.
There was a gym, but not terribly inviting (for the wife, not me!). The spa seemed limited in what it had to offer other than treatments.
The six pools were all freezing cold, but that didn’t stop our kids and others from having a dip. Access to the beach is easy and along two boardwalks.
The hotel and suite was clean and tidy and the pleasant cleaners came daily.
I dread to think of its carbon footprint, as we noticed at the end of our stay that they replaced all bed linen each day; had we known we would have asked them not to. Same with the towels. We left plastic and glass bottles out separately for recycling, but they just got put into the waste with everything else, and there are lots of small plastic bottles in each bathroom. for breakfast ketchup etc all came in small plastic sachets.
We had breakfast included so went to the local supermarket to buy food for lunch and tonic (fevertree) for our pre-dinner gin(s). The supermarket is well stocked and good to have nearby.
I enquired about golf at the local course, which is within walking distance. It was 35 euro pp to play, 35 euro pp to hire clubs and 35 euro for a buggy. We didn’t bother as we were too tired, but the course looked quite nice.
Overall, a good stay with friendly staff and a clean hotel. Having that suite helped make the stay, otherwise I think I would have been really disappointed.
We booked this hotel to celebrate our anniversary and get some rest after a long quarantine. Nothing better than going back home to relax and recharge energies.
The suite was gorgeous and surprisingly very large and it comes with a fully equipped kitchenette and a very long balcony facing the palm trees...
Since we are in the middle of a pandemic they also provided with a kit that included one mask, one pair of gloves and sanitiser. I was expecting to have some kind of amenities since I emailed the hotel to let them know we were celebrating our anniversary but nothing was provided or mentioned upon arrival. As a guest relations myself I was quite disappointed but it didn’t ruined my stay at all.
The hotel has so many large pools and so many Palm trees. It’s absolutely gorgeous and perfect for some good pictures. The beach is also very close to the hotel which is a big plus.
And last but not least, I would like to thank the receptionist and the concierge for the excellent customer service provided.
Overall, I loved this hotel and I will absolutely be staying here or in any other Nau hotels when coming back to the Algarve.