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São Rafael Atlântico

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Aerial view
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
2 indoor pools

Overview of São Rafael Atlântico

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São Rafael Atlântico

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Albufeira Old Town Square

9.0/10 Superb

992 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is €105
Price available on 22/12/2022
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour business centre
For families
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 2 min drive
  • The Strip - 15 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 25 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 17 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 21 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 28 min drive


  • Dom Diniz - 11 min walk
  • Praia Grande - 11 min walk
  • A Sardinha - 12 min walk
  • O Marinheiro - 13 min walk
  • O Amigo - 20 min walk

About this property

São Rafael Atlântico

São Rafael Atlântico is a great choice for your beach stay in Albufeira, putting you near activities such as windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. 2 indoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps and facials. Dining choices include 3 restaurants, and the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a cold drink. A poolside bar, a fitness centre and a sauna are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travellers say great things about the beach location and comfortable guest rooms.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check 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


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free bikes nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (4413 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


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.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • 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.


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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property registration number 7284

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does São Rafael Atlântico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at São Rafael Atlântico?
As of 30 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at São Rafael Atlântico on 22 December 2022 start from €105, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 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.
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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at São Rafael Atlântico?
Yes, there's free self parking.
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.
Is there an on-site casino at São Rafael Atlântico?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (9.1 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at São Rafael Atlântico and 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.
Are there restaurants at or near São Rafael Atlântico?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Dom Diniz (11-min walk), Praia Grande (11-min walk) and A Sardinha (12-min walk).
Does São Rafael Atlântico have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around São Rafael Atlântico like?
São Rafael Atlântico is a short 12-minute walk from Sao Rafael Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Albufeira Marina. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place to rest and enjoy nature and beach
We had a lovely stay and rest. Beautiful hotel with a park, nice surroundings and very unique beaches at a walking distance.
Ana, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Winnie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel right beside the beach. Can’t wait for our next visit!
Susan, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay
This hotel was amazing.. The private access to the beach was awesome.. No complaints.. Everything about this hotel was great
Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stayed here for 2 nights, and arrived super later for the first night. Based on my time there I would say this hotel was exceptional. Would stay here again while traveling the area. Two thumbs up in my book!
George, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The hotel isn’t worth $500 a night. For $500 a night I could’ve stayed at the W Algarve. The only reason I stayed here was because this was a VIP access hotel on Expedia. The room upgrade wasn’t offered and I paid $40 for a sea view. I mean they really couldn’t upgrade me free of charge? This is a 4 star hotel at best. The hotel is extremely outdated and worth $200 a night at most. The food is also horrible. Went upstairs to eat and ordered a BBQ burger and guacamole. The guacamole came sour with 15 chips. Not sure what happened to the rest of the chips ..maybe they ran out? My BBQ burger came without BBQ sauce and was raw. I’m pregnant so I can’t eat anything that isn’t cooked. For anyone contemplating staying here’s not worth it and definitely nowhere near $500 a night!
Damian, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice
The room we stayed in was very spacious. It The living space was separated by a door to the bedroom which was perfect, each side had its own bathroom and tv, the kids sleep arrangements was already set up in the living space which I was happy with. The fridge was restocked, and beds made. There was no gift shop in the hotel. Only complaint would be not having the drinks included with the dinner.
Carla, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gorgeous hotel and spa
Donal, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vincent, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jazmine, 1-night trip
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