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Sao Rafael Suites

#48 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Suite Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got back yesterday from a fantastic holiday in the sun at the Sao Rafael Suites - missing it already. As a family of 5 this hotel suited all of our needs, from a very large 2 bedroom apartment to the amenities available for the children. We were greeted by reception who checked us in and then delivered our bags to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here from the 17th August to 27th August, and are a family of 3. From the very beginning when we arrived at the hotel, the staff were fantastic! After checking in, Norborto, the trainee receptionist, took us on a short tour of the hotel to show us all of the facilities. Following on from this, he showed us... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a 10 night stay here and were looking forward to it a lot due to it being our first visit to Portugal. The hotel itself is very modern looking and the reception area is impressive on arrival. We had a lovely spacious double balcony suite - like most I believe, but we didnt like our... More 

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Thetford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel very friendly clean food fantastic lots of choice staff friendly kids club very good entertainment also good rooms very nice towel supplied for pools plenty of sun beds short walk to beaches short taxi ride in to old town 8 euro well worth it lots of shops there and clubs also there's a little shop by hotel for... More 

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Thornhill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful hotel with all the amenities we could have hoped for. We were in a 2 bedroom family room with 2 full bathrooms and another bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink. The room was spacious, clean and beautiful. There was also a fridge and sink. They provided me with a kettle when I asked for one. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was lovely both inside and outside.The food was slightly different everyday, and had food for everyone. The staff were very pleasant and always happy to help. The entertainment quite good, the only thing that was slightly bothering was that the outdoor part of the bar is a dedicated smoking area, therefore at night we had to sit inside... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have returned today (21/08/2015) after 11 nights at Sao Rafael Suites. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children between 9 and 13. I've just read some of the very critical reviews and seriously don't understand or agree with them. We had an amazing holiday and loved the hotel. We had a family deluxe room and it... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 10 nights at the beginning of August and had an excellent holiday. First impressions were excellent and our hotel suite did not disappoint. The suite was the largest we've stayed in and it was cleaned daily, with fresh towels provided. We spent the majority of our time at the 'quieter' pool away from the entertainment which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the hotel as a family with older children. The first thing to note is that it is a little away from Albufeira town, this is not at all to the hotel's detriment! We got a taxi to both the Marina and the Old Town and they are very good value for money. We were travelling with teenagers, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my fiancé visited here for a 10 night get away. It was exactly what we wanted. - Extremely friendly staff who would go out of their way to help you and make you stay a pleasure - The rooms were spacious, clean ( a maid came every day), comfortable and we ended up with a terrace as well... More 

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