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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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, Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Atlantic Hotel)
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sesmarias
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our week here. The location is excellent. The fact that it's out of town is complained about by some reviewers, but to me that's it's great attraction. If you want to be in the town, then stay at a hotel in the town! The shuttle gets you to the Old Town in ten minutes. The... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful surrounding with private access to the beach. Probably the best room, bed and pillow i ever slept in. Huge bathroom with both walk in shower and bathtub, double sink, robe and slippers. The restaurant is also very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights, it was very boring, nothing going on at the hotel. Pool was freezing and no music. Spa not bad but remember they might charge you €10 per visit plus €6 for a cap!!!! Spa staff very rude. There is nothing around the hotel, every time we had to take a taxi to... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights along with my cousin and her family. Here's my list of positives and negatives of this resort: - beautiful beach and scenery, but extremely cold water(can not swim or even get in the water), and this was on August 14-17 - there's a restaurant on the beach which had fantastic food,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had 10 days at the Sao Rafael and can't recommend it highly enough!Extremely friendly and helpful staff, minimalist but very smart décor and a very laid-back feel everywhere - no-one bothers you with offers of excursions etc. Comfortable beds (and terrific pillows!), large bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Dinner slightly the same sometimes and they could do with... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure is ideally located a short walk to São Rafaêl beach by a private path through olive trees. The three outdoor pools are relaxing, never too busy or noisy. However, value for money is nothing exceptional and in my opinion there are areas the management should focus on: 1) cleanliness around the lounges by the pool. I observed a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a week in this fantastic hotel. It lives up to its 5 star rating. Everything about the hotel is 5 star- the room, service, staff, food and amenities. It's quiet and relaxing and has a fantastic pool area and you don't have to fight for a sun bed - plenty available. It's modern , great value and... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at the Sao Rafael for on e week August 5th - 12th. If you are looking for a relaxing hotel then this is it. We went half board Breakfast and Dinner - Breakfast was lovely, huge selection of food, everything you could want from bacon to pancakes, fruit, yogurt, omlettes, hams, cheese etc.... very good. Dinner was equally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from spending an amazing 7 nights here with my wife at this hotel. This Hotel lives up to its 5 star rating. The Hotel is very modern, clean and tidy. It is minimalist in design but very well decorated. The pool and garden area look exquisite. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, no request was too... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for 10 days in July and we had the best time. From the moment we arrived into the modern, chic reception area, where we were greeted with smiling faces from the reception workers, we knew we were going to have a great time. I could write pages and pages about this hotel, it's location,... More 

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