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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
From
$121

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal
9.0.Superb.
  • Amazing location with gorgeous walk to a striking beach next to limestone cliffs.…

    Mar 15, 2022

  • Loved this place! Had a sea view, amazing! Beds and pillows were up to my standards on…

    Jan 30, 2022

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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
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • 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
Dining options
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

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) - 42 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 18 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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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 and 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
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sauna

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Children and 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:
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, and 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 and 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

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

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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 (9.1 mi) 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

    Location Great! Hotel 4*

    Hotel needs attention. Furniture and carpets all worn out. Stains in bedroom on wood furniture and fabric chairs. Bed was comfortable and our room had great sea view. Chairs on patio seats were torn and sinking. Interior pool is complimentary, yet they require you yo purchase their swim caps for 5 Euro. If required make them free. The service in the rooftop bar by Fernando is outstanding!! He was the only thing 5 star about the hotel. The breakfast was okay .. skip the dinner buffet. I never like to give a bad review, however , this was reality. They need an overhaul to get back up to speed. Location is nice with nice beach access. Hopefully they will spend some money to update.

    Suzanne, 1 night trip, Dec 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Parking garage, Indoor pool, great breakfast.

    George, 2 night romance trip, Nov 28, 2021

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  • 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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  • 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

    Great stay!

    Poorya, 2 night trip, Jun 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location in Algarve!

    Very good location close the beach, nice staff, good facilities, although some restrictions due to Covid-19 measures.

    5 night trip, May 13, 2021

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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

    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

    Disappointing - not 5-star level

    This is not a 5-star hotel. While facilities are great, the service in the restaurant was mediocre (sometimes good but often bad) and food at dinner was bad every night - tasteless and disappointing.

    5 night family trip, Oct 12, 2019

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