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São Rafael Atlântico

5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sao Rafael Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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A$155

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Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal
9.0.Superb.
  • Fantastic hotel with two great outdoor pools and the beach only a 5 min walk. Great value…

    May 30, 2019

  • Hotel needs attention. Furniture and carpets all worn out. Stains in bedroom on wood…

    Dec. 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Walkable
Convenient

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 24 2021 to November 30 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Spa
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 149 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • On the beach
    • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
    • Full-service spa
    • 2 indoor pools

    For families

    • Children's pool
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries

    What’s around

    • On the beach
    • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
    • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
    • Fisherman's Beach - 38 min walk
    • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
    • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Double or Twin Room, Pool View
    • Standard Double or Twin Room
    • Double or Twin Room (Nature)
    • Suite
    • Double or Twin Room, Sea View

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • On the beach
    • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
    • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
    • Fisherman's Beach - 38 min walk
    • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
    • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk
    • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 22 min walk
    • Coelha Beach - 23 min walk
    • Castelo Beach - 29 min walk
    • Evaristo Beach - 30 min walk
    • Praia da Balbina - 33 min walk

    Getting around

    • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 33 min drive
    • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
    • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 10 min drive
    • Tunes Station - 15 min drive
    • Silves Station - 23 min drive
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    Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 149 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is noon

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Children

    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • No pets or service animals allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Taking the kids?

    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • 3 restaurants
    • Bar/lounge
    • Snack bar/deli
    • Poolside bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Number of indoor pools - 2
    • Children's pool
    • Fitness facilities
    • Full-service spa
    • Spa treatment room(s)
    • Free bicycles nearby
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Waterskiing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sauna

    Working away

    • 24-hour business centre
    • Business centre
    • Number of meeting rooms - 15
    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 4413
    • Conference space size (meters) - 410
    • Conference centre

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built – 2009
    • Lift
    • ATM/banking
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Television in common areas

    Accessibility

    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Raised toilet seat
    • Low-height counters/sink
    • Grab bar - near toilet

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Portuguese

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Minibar
    • Bathrobes
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Sleep well

    • Pillow menu
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Soundproofed rooms
    • Premium bedding

    Things to enjoy

    • Furnished balcony

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower only
    • Bidet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 40-inch LCD TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Phone

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features

    Spa

    The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

    Dining

    Seven Seas - Onsite buffet restaurant.

    Mediterranean - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Open daily.

    RAW - Onsite sushi bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

    Chill Out Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

    Recreation

    On Site

    • Fitness facilities
    • Sauna

    Nearby

    • Free bicycles nearby
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Waterskiing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby

    Fees & policies

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Childcare is available for an extra charge

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day
    • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

    Policies

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 7284

    Also known as

    • São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
    • Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel Albufeira
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    • São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
    • São Rafael Atlântico
    • Rafael Atlantic Hotel
    • Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
    • Sao Rafael Atlantic
    • Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
    • Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, São Rafael Atlântico does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
    • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
    • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Dom Diniz (11-min walk), Praia Grande (11-min walk), and O Marinheiro (13-min walk).
    • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (26-min drive) is nearby.
    • Have fun with activities like cycling, sailing, and water skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. São Rafael Atlântico also has a sauna and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
    9.0.Superb.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Good Resort Hotel

      This is a resort Hotel. Great place to go if you want to simply relax. We stayed for 5 days, 2 for relaxation and 3 for visiting other places in the Algarves. We had a very pleasant stay. The FAROS restaurant was super good. The 7 seas was just OK, buffet style serving blend food at a fairly high price tag... Room service was good. In my opinion, this is NOT a 5 stars Hotel. I would say more like a 3.5 stars due to hotel condition and quality of food availble.

      Louis, 5 night trip, Oct. 22, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Amazing hotel and stay

      Couldn't have asked for a nicer hotel. Breakfast was incredible everyday and the beach is so beautiful and quiet. Old Town is only a 10 minute taxi from the hotel (10 euros if you want to go in the evening after the shuttle finishes) and the marina is a 4 euro journey - small price to pay to see the Bengal caves and the dolphins. A truly unforgettable holiday!

      Sophie, 7 night trip with friends, Oct. 12, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Fabulous hotel

      This was a lovely hotel. Staff were great & the food was high quality. Very clean and a fantastic pool too

      Darran, 10 night trip, Sep. 24, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Great property , comfortable rooms , very bad service and no luxury at all, definitely not a 5 star hotel more 3-4 barely due to service ¡

      Yankel, 1 night trip, Sep. 21, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very happy

      Really loved our stay here! Beautiful pools, great room, lovely breakfast. Service was impeccable and the beach nearby was beautiful. We tried the buffet dinner one night, didn’t think it was worth the cost, I wouldn’t recommend that to guests. Also the wifi wasn’t very strong, but not a huge deal. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel, I would love to come back!

      Leah, 8 night trip, Sep. 18, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Excellent

      Great hotel, ample rooms and facilities, modern, in beautiful spot

      Ricardo, 2 night trip, Aug. 28, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Front desk was very pleasant and welcoming. Porter was very helpful. My room was clean and quiet . There was a safe, fridge, Kettle and coffee maker. A nice walk to the beach.

      Segar, 5 night family trip, Aug. 27, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely stay at a gorgeous hotel. Was all very clean and well run. All areas of the hotel also felt huge so at no point felt too crowded which was great for Covid times. Beach is also lovely and has a great beach bar. Uber to Albufiera old town or main town is between €5-€10 each way which is very reasonable. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to this hotel.

      4 night romance trip, Jul. 25, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Good Hotel

      Nice hotel virtually on a beautiful beach, not a huge amount of facilities for a 5 * hotel

      stewart, 4 night trip, Jun. 20, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great stay!

      Poorya, 2 night trip, Jun. 17, 2021

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