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CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Sesmarias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
BAHOME Albufeira, Portugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Albufeira, Portugal
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Working myself in a 5 star hotel since a couple of years and having a lot of knowledge in the luxury hotel industry I must say that this hotel is more of a 3-4 star hotel. Their Wifi is a joke. It could not get any slower. I agree with other travelers that uploading or sending a picture to someone... More

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Argentina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The general of the hotel is Ok, but Internet Wi-Fi is a joke with a terrible speed of 0.10 Mbps (tested in all areas), impossible to do anything. So if you need to work, or even publish a simple picture on Instagram or Facebook, or browse the web, it's completely impossible. The director of the hotel (Rui Vasconcelos) said Internet... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing São Rafael Atlantic hotel and thank you also for the time you spent to write your review. We take our guests opinion very seriously and we regret that our internet system was not enough for your needs. According with our daily basis work, in order to correct some imperfections and improve our quality, your... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just completed a 8 night b&b stay at this hotel, we had a peaceful and relaxing stay which was what we were looking for...the positives: great location for the beach, stunning looking hotel, big spacious rooms with powerful shower, fresh fruit at breakfast buffet, three lovely pools. Negatives: very slow wi fi, sometimes the staff weren't as attentive... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We appreciate your presence very much as well as your review. Our guests opinions have a very important meaning for us. We work every day in order to improve our services and correct our failures. Just with this daily work we can provide satisfaction to our guests and feel proud of our services. We hope to have the... More

Stockholm
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was great but it needs some improvements. Breakfast and service wise. The facility is great so it the location. Close to the beach and a couple of nice pools outdoors. Unfortunately we got a room with great disturbance from the kitchen? From 6-7 am and about one hour forth we heard trolleys running above (or below) us. They... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, First of all, thank you for choosing São Rafael Atlantic hotel. We regret to know that your expectations were not exceed and that you feel a bit disappointed with your experience. Your review deserve all our attention and according with our daily basis work in order to improve our services this review have a very important meaning. Thank... More

Paris, France
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48 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked with a little apprehension due to mixed reviews but the price (hotels4U) was ridiculously cheap and we're glad we did We had a village view room (lowest category) which boasted views of the village and hotel entrance and it was really allright with a lot of palm trees. We loved the room , very modern and huge, excellent... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for spend some of your time to present your review. We were very pleased to welcome you and we feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay. São Rafael Atlantic hotel will be glad to welcome you again, always working in order to improve and trying to exceed your expectations. Best wishes! Kind... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in sao rafael hotel last year october and it was one of my best experience. the staff was warm and friendly and always available upon request. When we arrived the staff was heplful and our room was ready right away, our room was amazing and the bed was huge and the pillows were the best the only downfall... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, What can we say to you? Thank you so much for this great feedback! We really hope to welcome you again and have the pleasure to provide you another great time. Our guests satisfaction make us proud and gives us motivation to work hard everyday, trying to improve and impress. Best regards, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel during July 2014 and my family and I had a great holiday there. The room was spacious and quiet, the bed was amazing and the best we have ever slept in, the fresh-water pools clean and the staff was friendly. We had an appartment on third floor with ocean view, which we enjoyed very much. Beautiful... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Your review was really appreciated, thank you. We feel glad to know that you describe your time with us as a great holiday, and was a pleasure to welcome you here. Of course we have to keep our efforts everyday in order to improve and be ready to provide the best to our guests. Their satisfaction is our... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got married in portugal in june at this hotel. They couldnt do enough for us. Amazing hotel. Clean hotel all aroynd. Also spacious friendly staff always someone about to help not matter what the quire.amazing spa at the hotel. Treatments also reasonably priced. Just outside albufera. 8 euro in a taxi to old town.just around the corner from marrina.

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sabrina, Was with lot of pleasure that we made part of such a special day in your life. Thank you so much for choose São Rafael Atlantic Hotel for this moment. We really appreciate the time you spent to write your review and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future...who knows at the... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in July 2014. Really excellent hotel all round. Extremely clean and well maintained, staff very friendly. Rooms are spacious and clean. The bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on! We couldn't get up in the mornings as it was too comfortable!! Breakfast buffet has a very good selection for everyone. Food selection at... More

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Rui V, Gerente at CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, it was a pleasure to welcome you in Atlantic hotel, as well as read your review. Your presence made us very proud and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Our guests satisfaction is what makes us work everyday and know that we were able to give them a good service is the... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a cheap getaway in early October, I was really taken aback by the quality of not only the hotel, but the professionalism of the staff. The huge reception prepares you for the slick, stylish and clean vibe that this hotel exudes. The staff will go out of their way to help you with anything that you need. I experienced... More

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Address: Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel 5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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