The pools are great. Different show each night of our weeks visit so we were pleased. The main lobby bar is brightly lit and feels like a plush hospital waiting room, with no ambience at all.
Octobertravelled as a couple Value. Would I go back to Salgados Grande? Double bed was just two singles pushed together - not even a zip and link. Perhaps understandably, due to lower occupancy most of the on-site bars and restaurants were closed; however what was left open was fairly woeful.
If you expect 3 star, you will be very pleased indeed. Having a list next to the mini-bar which bore no resemblance to the ridiculously under-stocked mini-bar; then being told to not worry about it as they had changed the standard of the room - if they have changed the standard, change the mini-bar card!
The only restaurant open during our stay was the buffet restaurant where our breakfast was served daily. On a positive note, the bar-woman here was excellent, friendly and knew her stuff. The service was just not what you expect from a 5 star hotel, from little niggly things of the kind you feel like an idiot to complain about, down to straight-forward poor service.
The entertainment may be described as 'cheesy' sometimes but it was good overall.
Big over-sized pillows are cool, though they do smell very strange, kind of like hamsters. Rooms could do with an upgrade, more plug sockets, more lights and a better TV would be nice.
To be fair, any other cab companies we used were also poor.
First impressions were good, room was very basic, but clean which I feel is the main thing. Wet room shower is epic. Bear in mind this is a golf resort hotel, 15 mins from Casino floor designs beach. During the day, there was a pool bar open which served a limited a casino la riviera carte menu which you could also get from the lobby bar later on ; and the food was actually pretty good.