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São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira

5-star5 stars
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Sao Rafael Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Great room
Very comfortable
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
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São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira

from $90
  • Double Room, Pool View
  • Standard Double Room
  • Double Room Nature
  • Suite Atlantico
  • Double Room, Sea View

What’s around São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira


  • On the beach
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 41 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 35 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 10 min walk
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 22 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 30 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Silves Tunes Station - 14 min drive
  • Loule Station - 25 min drive
  • Silves Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking
* 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
  • 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)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2009
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

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
  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira’s small print


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.

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
  • Hotel Atlantic Sao Rafael
  • Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantic
  • Rafael Atlantic
  • Rafael Atlantic Hotel
  • Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
  • 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.

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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 532 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Stay in sao Rafaël atlantico Albufeira Portugal
The Sao Rafaël Atlantico is a very nice and trendy hotel. It offers a excellent breakfast buffet, nice and very affordzble drinks at the bars. It is only 2 minutes walk to the most beautiful beach of Europe.
Mia, usFamily trip
Fair 4.0
Hot sweaty rooms
Set back far from prepared to pay 8 euros for ice..very poor air conditioning..complained 5 times over 3 days. Room temperature barely got below 23 degrees. Hotel management didn’t heed complaints or offer alternatives..avoid
ashok, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super stay, hotel and location.
Beautiful beach and resort, location is great just 5 min away by uber from Albufeira downtown. Just be aware of some extra fees, for example for child over 4 years old they add 30 euros per day to your room (if you book double room), or if you want to use indoor pool you need to pay 5 euros for a swimming cap, to use sauna additional 10 euros a day, etc. but it’s worth it for sure, would definitely come back.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place in Portugal!
It was amazing!
Christine, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A beautiful hotel with access to the beach!
Our favorite location !!! This was our first time in the Algarve and I didn't know what to expect but we were blown away at the customer service of this hotel. We were treated like kings in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The hotel came with a buffet breakfast and had access to an amazing beach. I attached the photo of the walkway that starts right after the pool and goes straight to the beach which will be towards the left. Shortly after check in we had a knock at the door and were greeted with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! I had mentioned on my booking that it was our wedding anniversary but this was above and beyond. I would recommend going to the old town in Albufeira which was so cute and ornate. We loved this place !!
Megan, usRomance trip

São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira

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