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Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael

Sesmarias Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Valletta, Malta
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is our second visit to the resort and the high standards have been upheld from my last visit. This time we stayed in a higher numbered villa and the view is much better down to the ocean there, I think it is also slightly larger, not that space is a problem anyway. Fully enjoyed my time there and will... More 

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Thank John D
São Rafael G, Front Office Manager at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear John D, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad to read that you had an enjoyable stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. We are also pleased about your positive comments regarding to the size of the villas, facilities and staff. It was a pleasure to stand at your service and hope to... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Booked two villas for Dec5.-12th. Arrived Saturday late in the afternoon just to hear that the restaurant was closed and no breakfast or anything was available. The restaurant was closed for one month - for renovation. But looking through the door glas there was nothing in progress, so it must just have been an excuse for laying off staff. Re-opening... More 

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São Rafael G, Front Office Manager at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We are pleased for your positive comment about the size of the vilas and water/ villa heating system but we sincerely regret that your experience with us was not perfect. In Ponta Grande Resort we have always available services like bikes for rent, body treatments and daily... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The resort is located in a quiet neighborhood, very close to beach. The apartment is large with two good sized bedrooms one with a larger than king size bed. The bar staff were very accommodating and friendly. This is our second year and we will be back again We used yellow fish to travel from Faro to Albufeira and return.... More 

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São Rafael G, Front Office Manager at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased that you have shared your memorable experience at your recent stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. Ponta Grande Resort team wants to thank you for this initiative. We are particularly grateful for pointing out our facilities, restaurant and service. It was a pleasure to stand at your service and hope to welcome you... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Decided to take my daughter away for a week to catch some sun-first time on the Algarve it was what we wanted not many people about- my comments would be the resort needs some money spending on it - it's all looking a bit dated- on the whole the staff were reasonably pleasant although I had the impression it was... More 

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São Rafael G, Front Office Manager at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased that you have shared your memorable experience at your recent stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. We are particularly grateful for pointing out our facilities, restaurant and location). It will be grateful to welcome you again. Best regards, Ponta Grande Team More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The villas are very spacious and clean, they could be a little better equipped in the kitchen and the addition of sun beds on the verandas would be great. The grounds are very clean and well kept. The resort is lovely and quiet, with a very nice pool area. The bar is good if you like sport and the same... More 

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad to read that you had an enjoyable stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. We are also pleased about your positive comments regarding to the size of the villas and restaurant. It was a pleasure to stand at your service and hope to have the... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed here for two weeks in Unit 22. The resort was in a very good location just outside Albufeira on a bus route however I would recommend a car to reach some of the best beaches and restaurants. Taxis are readily available and quite cheap. The staff were all very helpful. Check in was very efficient and all the... More 

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased that you have shared your memorable experience at your recent stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. Ponta Grande Resort team wants to thank you for this initiative. We are particularly grateful for pointing out our facilities, restaurant, service and location (a few top 20 beaches in Europe within a short distance). It was... More 

Witham, Essex
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay here, but ate one night during our stay at a nearby villa.. And we loved the traditional feel, and the hardworking people herr. The two young ladies, both very petite, worked like trials, and were so friendly. Christina at reception was so helpful, organising me a hire car when I asked about some details.. Would kook to... More 

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to leave a so kind feedback to our Hotel. It's amazing that you liked our restaurant and that you liked the food. All the staff are inspired to do their best for guests feel at home far from home. We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you on your next visit... More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have just returned from a 9 day stay at Ponta Grande and we are already considering re booking for next year! We came with our two young children (2 & 5 years) and loved everything about it. The pools are fabulous, the small children pool is just right, the water came up to our 2 years old waist. The... More 

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We are glad that our resort is appropriated to kids and we always think on their comfort and safety. Comments like yours keeps Ponta Grande Team focused on their goal, to be your home away from home. Hope to see you next year. Best Regards, Ponta Grande... More 

essex
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We went here to eat and watch Tina Turner tribute and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was good and we had some cocktails from the menu.The act we saw was very good and got the audience involved. Going on the one night experience we would consider staying at this resort.

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for feedback. The restaurant is definitively amazing. Nice food and nice shows. We hope to welcome you in your next visit in Algarve. Best Regards, Ponta Grande Team More 

Dublin
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We returned yesterday from a 9 day break in Ponta Grande. We had a super time, the pool is fabulous. We booked our villa through owners direct and whilst it didn't meet all the criteria that was listed on that (clean linens were supposed to be provided on a weekly basis, ours were never cleaned, the TV did not work... More 

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São Rafael G, Gerente de recepção at Ponta Grande Resort Sao Rafael, responded to this review

Dear TCF261, Thank very much for your comments. It was a real pleasure to notice how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are particularly grateful for pointing out the reception staff, the spacious Villas, the "Seasons" restaurant and their staff. One of the best compliments that Ponta Grande Resort team can get is the desire of our... More 

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