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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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  • 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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Inverness shire
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from a stay here, 1st impressions were very nice although we were dubious after reading reviews on here 😁 it was our first time AI and expectations of food were not high. The food was a real surprise (I admit I am seriously critical) there were lovely selections of salads available and hot meals too. I am going... More 

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from 10 days holiday at rafael suites Portugal with my husband and 2 kids . Hotel was clean and modern our room was cleaned every day with plenty of fresh towels also fresh beach towels daily ( nice touch )also loved the idea of 2 bathrooms so no queuing for showers . Food was fine as all exclusive... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a very well travelled family, this has to be one of the best, all round, European hotels we have stayed at. Beds and pillows are soooo comfortable, guaranteed a good nights sleep. All staff we had contact with are are credit to the hotel and work very hard to ensure a 5 star ambience. Pool areas are spacious with... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a large group of friends for a long weekend. Staff, rooms, pool area can't praise enough on the other hand the food was a big disappointment- breakfast not too bad but lunch and dinner offerings quite poor, didn't look appealing and everything luke warm. As for the 'Italian' restaurant, the daytime outdoor bar area with tables put together... More 

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

The short of it;- Clean, spacious and modern rooms. Good amenities- pool, spa and activities. A free bus to Albufeira Old Town and Praia Sao Rafael. However, food was a let down, particularly the A La Carte Restaurant. Rooms- We stayed in the Deluxe Family Room (the Deluxe Family Room with a sea-view is only worth paying extra for if... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second year running. Still great. Staff couldn't do enough. Large rooms, always clean. Food good - great all inclusive package. Great pools. Beach only 10 min walk away (or use free bus). Free bus to albufeira. Our 2 year old loved it as did our 70 year old parents. Suitable for all

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

Last day of a 10 day stay at the Sao Rafael, 2nd visit, absolutely fantastic yet again. Staff cannot do enough for you, impressively polite and immaculately clean. The dining room staff especially were always immaculately turned out with lovely crisp white shirts. Food is fantastic with a magnificent range of different foods, great salads. Drinks package is good enough,... More 

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

All inclusive with free A'La'Carte evening every 3 day stay. Rooms are luxurious with large patio doors, dressing gowns & slippers. Beds & linen were extremely comfortable. Food was fantastic with lots of choice at every meal time. Could not fault this hotel at all & would definitely return.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a fantastic week at a great hotel. Every member of staff we encountered were happy and helpful. Reception staff organised 3 trips for us, and advised of other things we might like to do. The kids club was fantastic, which was the biggest part as our 2 year old loved every minute she spent in there. EVERY... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived Sunday lunch time and was greeted by a very friendly Receptionist! We had our luggage delivered to our room within 10 minutes and went down for lunch! The bedroom was lovely and specious however we didn't have a poolside view as we had booked a standard double room.. We asked for an upgrade however this was priced at... More 

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