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Sao Rafael Suites

#49 of 163 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was booked for a golfing break for 4 couples. We had booked two luxury suites and were concerned that we might be rather cramped. This was far from the truth. The rooms had 3 bathrooms (two en-suite), a lounge and small kitchen and three balconys. We hardy knew the other couple were there!. The pools (an adults, intermediate... More 

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

Stayed on a 5 day golf break in mid May. Overall the rooms, the hotel, the staff and the food and drink were very good. The inclusive golf was well organised including all transport which was included. Overall very satisfactory and we agreed offered good value for money. As always nothing is perfect one night there were only plastic glasses... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the hotel with 10 friends. The rooms were fantastic but they had no wifi in rooms, only in reception area. The food was great in the a la carte restaurant but were only allowed to go there once. The buffet food was the same everyday and boring. Also the vodka and rum served as part of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently returned from Rafael Suites, the hotel is excellent could not fault the hotel in any way the staff were very friendly and helpful, now comes the complaints which there are quite a few remember this is supposed to be five star, first we will start with the restaurant, food poor, not a lot of choice and only lukewarm if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned today from 7 night break, with my partner. Hotel is lovely, staff in the most were friendly and helpful (with a few exceptions). Hotel seems to be geared more towards large groups (golf/stag/hens), not ideal for a 1st romantic break together (nor are the twin beds!!). Rooms were clean, we had a double room (room 101) which had... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us stayed here mid May for a golf/stag do and loved every minute of it. We arrived a couple of hours before official check in and all bar 1 of our rooms were ready. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were huge - 2 bathrooms, large living area with cooking facilities,fridge etc, large tv with seating... More 

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

Hi, a group of 10 males stayed at this hotel 9/5/2015 purely as golfing holiday with the golf being arranged by the hotel. The hotel 5 star, was very nice & clean, the rooms were very large which included two bath/shower rooms, two verandas and a mini kitchen with hob sink & fridge, the a la carte food for our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean and tidy hotel with superb gardens. We were very disappointed with the standard of food. Breakfast was bland and tasteless. The unused food that was cooked at lunchtime was reheated and on the menu at dinner. The entertainment was possibly the worst I've experienced and would not recommend this hotel until the food and entertainment improved to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed for 5 days with my wife and friends and also took in two rounds of golf at Morgado and Alamos which are partner courses for the hotel. Excellent room and although we had a street view room at the front of the hotel there was not too much traffic noise. There was a wide variety of choices available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three night , all inclusive basis which I have to say was very good. Rooms huge with lovely comfy beds, and a sea view. We ate 1 night in the al a cart, food we thought was very good. Restaurant was buffet style with waiter service for beverages. We could always find something delicious to eat. Great... More 

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