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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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NZ$257

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Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal
9.0.Superb.
  • Very good location close the beach, nice staff, good facilities, although some…

    May 13, 2021

  • I would gladly go back to this hotel. Highly recommend.

    Oct 2, 2020

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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 wears 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
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Walkable
Convenient
  • 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
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 38 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 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
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 38 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 23 min walk
  • Castelo Beach - 29 min walk
  • Evaristo Beach - 30 min walk
  • Praia da Balbina - 33 min walk
  • Manuel Lourenco Beach - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 41 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 14 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 19 min drive
  • Silves Station - 26 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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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 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
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sauna

Working away

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 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
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

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

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.

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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 gives staff 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 Praia Grande (11-min walk), O Marinheiro (13-min walk), and Restaurante Adega Dom Pipas (2 mi).
  • 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.
  • 6.0.Good

    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, 1 night family trip, Aug 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice hotel! Just a suggestion to improve the wifi connection that its very weak!

    Bruno, 7 night family trip, Jun 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 4 night business trip, Jan 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect beach location!

    Awesome 5 star hotel on the beach !

    Alan, 1 night trip, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 4 night family trip, Jan 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel with beautiful beach next to it.

    Paulius, 4 night trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a lovely stay at Sao Rafael Alantico, our room was spacious and comfortable and the staff were friendly and extremely helpful.

    Dorothy, 2 night trip, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel with a nice view and very good location

    2 night romance trip, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night business trip, Nov 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel, but breakfast should be until 11 on the weekends like most hotels i stay in.

    Dean, 2 night trip, Nov 22, 2019

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