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São Rafael Atlântico

Albufeira beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants, spa

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal
9.0.Superb.
  • Great hotel, ample rooms and facilities, modern, in beautiful spot

    Aug 28, 2021

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

    Jun 20, 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 stays - 24 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
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • 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-minute walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18-minute walk
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 22-minute walk
  • Coelha Beach - 23-minute 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-minute walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18-minute walk
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 22-minute walk
  • Coelha Beach - 23-minute walk
  • Castelo Beach - 29-minute walk
  • Evaristo Beach - 30-minute walk
  • Praia da Balbina - 33-minute walk
  • Manuel Lourenco Beach - 35-minute walk
  • San Vicente de Albufeira Statue - 36-minute walk

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) 44-min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) 31-min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station 15-min drive
  • Tunes Station 21-min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station 28-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 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 cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4413
  • Conference space size (meters) - 410
  • Conference centre

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
  • 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 on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments.

Dining

Seven Seas – On-site buffet restaurant.

Mediterranean – On-site fine-dining restaurant. Open daily.

RAW – On-site sushi bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Chill Out Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar only serves light fare. 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

  • Childcare is available for an extra charge

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

  • 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 sanitiser.

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) guidelines.

Policies

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

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

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

Also known as

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*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 that you 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 sanitiser, 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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 3 on-site 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 such as cycling, sailing and waterskiing, and practise 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 centre, as well as a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent

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

    F, 3 night trip with friends, Oct 2, 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

    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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  • 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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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property is located within a quite area with a shuttle bus availablity however no vegan options available.

    3 night trip, Nov 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and friendly staff. Clean amenities and wonderful food.

    4 night trip, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Long weekend

    Nice hotel but rather 4* then 5. Hotel has spa but you need to pay €10pp per day if you want to use sauna or jacuzzi. If you want to use pool you need to buy a cup for €5. Breakfast is very good but dinner is a let down, specifically if you pay full price €25 pp without any drinks. Half board value for money was not too bad. Location is good with spacious rooms but they lack some stuff such as wine glasses.

    Lukasz, 3 night trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place, New hotel, Beautiful beach - I recommend

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1st class

    What a fantastic hotel. Beautiful grounds and location. The room was huge, with nice decor. The bed was super comfortable and big. The room was very well cleaned. Huge wardrobes and mirrors. Free bottle of water every day. On the downside the water pressure in the shower was not great and bathroom was quite dark for my tastes. The service was above and beyond. The staff were always super helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very wide ranging. My favourite was the fruit and omelettes. You could have breakfast outside on the terraza. It was a great experience. The bar was very expensive. I would recommend highly and we will be back.

    Cathal, 1 night trip, Sep 30, 2019

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