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São Rafael Atlântico

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal

5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sao Rafael Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Portugal may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Fantastic hotel with two great outdoor pools and the beach only a 5 min walk. Great value…May 30, 2019
  • Stayed here recently for 2 nights. Unfortunately our room wasn’t ready when we arrived at…Aug. 4, 2018

São Rafael Atlântico

  • 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 São Rafael Atlântico


  • On the beach
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 41 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 37 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 23 min walk
  • Castelo Beach - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 41 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 30 min drive
  • Silves Tunes Station - 21 min drive
  • Portimao Station - 28 min drive
  • Silves Station - 28 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Portugal may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4413
  • Conference space size (meters) - 410
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2009
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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


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.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna


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

São Rafael Atlântico’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

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.

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).

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.

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

Optional extras

Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day. Facilities include a sauna, a spa, and a spa tub.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for São Rafael Atlântico

  • Does São Rafael Atlântico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, São Rafael Atlântico does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at São Rafael Atlântico?
    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 requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at São Rafael Atlântico?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at São Rafael Atlântico?
    Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at São Rafael Atlântico?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at São Rafael Atlântico?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near São Rafael Atlântico?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Praia Grande (11-min walk), O Marinheiro (13-min walk), and Restaurante Adega Dom Pipas (2 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at São Rafael Atlântico?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (26-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at São Rafael Atlântico and 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 524 reviews

Very good 8.0
I would gladly go back to this hotel. Highly recommend.
F, gb3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Overpriced for the quality
I understand that the current COVID situation makes serving food very difficult but the buffet system and queueing was very tedious and we have definitely seen better solutions in other hotels we have stayed in on our trip. The air-conditioning in our room was very noisy and we asked several times to get it repaired to no avail. I’m not sure how this hotel can be rated five stars as all the four-star hotels we stayed in has shown considerably higher level of service and quality
Jens, ie1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice hotel! Just a suggestion to improve the wifi connection that its very weak!
Bruno, ca7 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Top hotel and great staff!
Very friendly. Great hotel and facilities. Fantastic location. Excellent food. And a great price for a winter break. What more do you want?!?!? ;-)
rob, gb4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect beach location!
Awesome 5 star hotel on the beach !
Alan, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff was so lovely and accommodating. Rooms were of a great size and very comfortable. Spa/gym facilities were great and the hotel also had a lovely scenic path to Sao rafael beach. Breakfast was very nice and the hotel even offered a shuttle bus service to the old town. I can’t fault it! Thanks Sao Rafael for such a lovely stay, I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
RachaelA, gb4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel with beautiful beach next to it.
Paulius, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a lovely stay at Sao Rafael Alantico, our room was spacious and comfortable and the staff were friendly and extremely helpful.
Dorothy, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel with a nice view and very good location
ie2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
High class place, beautiful
Unbelievable rooms and view. This place is a 5 star+ hotel. We looked forward to coming back to our room as it had the best view, comfort and more than going anywhere in town.
Ramin, us3 night business trip

São Rafael Atlântico