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Sao Rafael Suites

#47 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Suite Hotel)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with 9 friends for a golf trip, I was very impressed with the hotel, the rooms were large and very clean and extremely comfortable. The food was excellent and every single member of staff was polite, helpful and friendly. Over all this was a great place to stay. At this time of year they were refurbishing the outdoor... More 

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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Hotel needs refurbishment now as a bit dated. Very good size rooms , but need a bit of attention ,eg toilet seats not fitted correctly. Both showers leaked water on to bathroom floor , but didn't spoil the stay in the room. Food not great variety and not hot enough, but survived this . Had a couple of nice meals... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We were very impressed by our family room which was a delux suite with two bedrooms and a lounge. We were happy with the buffet food which generally had something everyone enjoyed. The pools were clean although we noticed that a couple of water filter grills on the edge of one of the pools had been removed and were temporarily... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel with my husband and 2 kids aged 11 and 9. We arrived on Thursday 22nd October. I don't know where to begin really. On arrival we were shown to our "suite", we had been upgraded to a sea view at no extra charge! Great we thought! That's were our... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just spent a week on holiday in this hotel with my husband and son. Had a fantastic time, staff amazing and food good. Good clean hotel, wouldn't say 5* but a good 4*. No complaints whatsoever. Played golf 4 times while away and the hotel reception organised it all for us. Hotel was a little far out from any night... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Having read previous reviews of the hotel I was looking forward to staying in a bit of luxury with my golfing colleagues. How wrong was I. First the good points. Al a Carte dinning is excellent. There is a large, secure room for storing golf clubs. The outside areas looked good, but I didn't have time to try them out.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Very good clean and efficient hotel..we stayed on all inclusive. .Food was very good with a decent choice and a bbq on some nights too. Friendly staff and great rooms add to the enjoyment. The only point to knock was a slightly lees choice of drinks than id of liked..but didnt spil the stay and would definitely go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have just arrived back home after a 7 day holiday stay at the the Sao Rafael Suites, and had a pleasant week. Staff are excellent, very welcoming and efficient. The suites itself are great value for money, however can quickly become infested with ants which we found a problem. In terms of food, there was not much range and... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Excellent welcome friendly and very efficient staff.Assistance to room and all facilities explained.Room was a suite with a foyer inside of door leading to a lounge area with patio doors.Small kitchen area from when it was probably self catering,Two twin rooms each side of this.All air conditioned separate in all rooms.Ideal for two families or 4 golfers.Problem with door cards... More 

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