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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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Sesmarias, Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Atlantic Hotel)
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Sao Rafael Atlantico
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sesmarias
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We don't have a single negative thing to say about our stay at Sao Rafael Atlantico. We had the perfect holiday. Although the hotel is a little out of town (less than 10 minutes/6 Euro's in a cab), we wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else. Everything that you need is close to the hotel. The beach is beautiful! There... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival it is a beautiful building extremely modern and clean. The same can be said for all the different areas of the hotel. That is where 5 star ends. Use of the indoor pool is free (provided you have a swimming cap with you, if not you can get one at the spa at a price!), use of the... More 

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Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely room, very contemporary. Breakfast good selection but special order bar e.g omelettes - very poor service,seemenly inexperienced staff and very long wait 20 mins plus. Beautiful walk to beach and set in lovely gardens. Very quiet hotel. Set in remote location so need to avail of taxi for nightlife, shops etc. Cannot comment on pools as the main pool... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a week (16th may - 23rd) we currently have two days left and I can honestly say the hotel is lovely and the staff can not do enough for you. On day two we received champagne and strawberries to our room, I'm presuming from the hotel? Which was absolutely lovely!! The hotel is clean and there... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week with my friend for my birthday. This hotel definitely has the wow factor! The staff are helpful from day one and nothing was too much trouble. The open plan rooms are outstanding with separate bathroom and showers and the beds and pillows were sooooo comfy. We stayed B and B and the choice at breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach, this hotel provides 5 star luxury at an affordable price. Service was excellent, eating out in the surrounding area is expensive. Hiring a car is definitely worth it, very relaxing gardens and pool area. Quite a lazy feel which was nice. Felt a little like being on a great cruise ship. Will revisit.

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

I initially visited this hotel just over 4 years ago when it was in the final stages of finishing touches and had a fantastic time. Years later the hotel is still something special and offers all the trappings of an exclusive 5 star hideway at a remarkably affordable price. The rooms are large, airy and stylishly appointed with all the... More 

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

This is a peaceful and luxurious hotel. The staff were very friendly and accommodating upon our late arrival which is always welcoming after travelling. Elsa in particular was a darling to us, asking how we were whenever she saw us, remembering our rooms and ever helpful with information. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and the breakfast was great,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband came here for our honeymoon in October 2014 , the hotel was amazing! Even fro the outside it has the wow factor and it remained throughout When we arrived in our room we were greeted by a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! We stayed in a sea view suite on the top floor !... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My friend and I stayed at the hotel from the 9 – 12 April. We thoroughly enjoyed our mini break in Portugal and both agree that this hotel was a good choice. Yes it is about 15 minutes’ drive from the town centre, but they do provide a free shuttle bus three times a day and it’s set in a... More 

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NAUHotels_Resorts, Gerente at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your preference for São Rafael Atlântico. Realise our guest's satisfaction is the best thing and your review made us feel very proud. We will keep the good work and we hope to welcome you in the future. Our SPA and indoor pool are a great experience, maybe next time you will have the... More 

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