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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am reviewing this hotel against 5 star med hotels and not 5 star USA or Dubai. Hotel - really nice, bit remote but ideal for doing nothing. Rooms- excellent, def 5 star by med standards, big with plenty of space and 2 bathrooms. Food- average more like 3 star, poor choice, definitely a let down and as said in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for 4 nights as a family. We had such a good time, good food which was available almost all day, very friendly staff and very clean spacious luxurious suits, it's in 5-10 minutes walks from see side. Highly recommended.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here on June 2nd 2015 for a week with 4 adults and toddler some trepidation on my part as was not sure what to expect....given some of the reviews on TA concerns soon passed with the porter immediately taking our luggage from the taxi, check in was seamless, we were given room 018 a large suite with 3 en... More 

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