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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent hotel. beautiful food, pools , nice beach.the staff were very attentative and helpful in all of the different areas. The gym was well equipped and spa very relaxing. Beach is just a short walk through a private access on the grounds.

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your comment and also for your presence in São Rafael Atlantic hotel. Comments like yours make us very happy and gives us all the motivation to keep up the good work, always trying to improve the quality and the service in order to exceed our guests satisfaction. We wish you all the best... More 

Dronfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A brilliant stay. Lovely room, staff mostly very attentive. Food excellent. Entertainment in evening first class. Shuttle bus to beach which is delightful. Also to Albufeira. This time of year was quiet apart from the stag and hen parties!

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

Dear Clare, Thank you for share with us your experience at São Rafael Atlantic hotel. We were very pleased to welcome you and we feel very proud to know that you are happy with our services. We hope to have your visit again in the future in order to make part of another "brilliant stay"! Yours sincerely, More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a most enjoyable time but we were disappointed to learn that another couple were upgraded to a suite free of charge as the hotel was quiet and it was our 40 the wedding anniversary ! It would have been nice if they had gone the extra mile. We did get a complementary bottle of champagne to the room,... More 

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

Dear guests, First of all, we want to thank your presence in São Rafael Atlantic and, in this case, your children preference. Our guests satisfaction is very important for us and we always try to do and give them the best service. There is always a reason for the upgrade, probably the room type they have booked was already overbooked.... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

SUMMARY Although I read the reviews about the remote location, it did affect the holiday more than I thought. I had expected to make do with the pool bar, which was possible, but the high cost on top of the cost of the hotel was a real blow. The sea view, the quality of the hotel, the breakfast and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel to celebrate our combined 30th birthdays and we couldn't have been more happy with our stay. The service was excellent- all the staff were friendly and professional. We were also surprised by a lovely cake and a bottle of bubbly on my actual birthday (left in our room while we were out)- such a nice... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing São Rafael Atlantic hotel for your recent stay in Algarve. Even being at the end of season, we always try to keep the same quality and attention to our guests. Your review made us very happy and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future. Your presence... More 

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

staying here 18th oct 2014 for 8 nights weather hot hotel nice rooms nice sea view a must have the staff have been very helpful with my needs at meal times I have to have GLUTEN FREE no problem nice food Quiet place not really for teenagers seagulls in the pool lol

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing São Rafael Atlantic Hotel for your recent stay in Algarve. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we feel very happy with your comment. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

First visit after checking out the hotel last year while in the Algarve. In general previous contributors reviews are accurate if a little over the top in some instances. The hotel claims to be 5 star, no way, it is 4 star at best. Staff are generally pleasant and willing to help, although management are conspicuous by their absence. Rooms... More 

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

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you so much for choosing São Rafael Atlantic hotel. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your review was very appreciated. Our guests opinions are very important for us, we like to know what they like more and also what they would like us to change. We feel sorry to know that we... More 

Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hotel actually has a very nice and quiet location, beautifull rooms with really good showers - and all round very frindly service. The pools were lovely and the setting around the beach simply splendid. However, the food was worse than anything you can imagine... though breakfast did look amazing at first sight, but the quality and taste really lacking........ More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What to say about this hotel? How to compose my thoughts? I am afraid I am not a satisfied customer. I think I will start by saying that everything that has been said about this hotel is quite accurate but unfortunately the negatives outweigh the positives, in my opinion. I hope the management reads this and takes necessary actions. There... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just back from a 5 night stay at the Atlantic hotel and was really pleased with everything we found. We had booked the break just to get away and relax and the hotel definitely delivered. Great facilities & staff and all in all a really comfortable hotel with very helpful staff. The hotel is about a 10 minute/ 7 euro... More 

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

Dear Guest, First of all, it was a pleasure to welcome you in São Rafael Atlantic Hotel and will be an honor if we have the chance to welcome you again! We like to have our guests feedback in order to change and try to improve. Reviews are also a good help for those who want to know something about... 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 — Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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