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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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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sesmarias
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Landed at 10 pm,bags collected at door,very fast check in,asked cud we have dinner and was told it was no problem,lovely food that and every night,food is top end not like your usual all inclusives,breakfast very good.Room was big enough for 2 adults and two kids but we had two beside each other.Spa was beautiful,gym was good but should be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a first class hotel in a perfect location. The staff were friendly, helpful & made us most welcome. The pool area was well laid out, leading to a relaxing atmosphere. The food was generous & of a hogh standard. We'll be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a week here to celebrate my 50th! The reviews were spot on when we were looking for somewhere to go....so glad we chose this hotel. Staff were friendly and obliging all the time...nothing was too much. Rooms excellent, pool and beach clean, there is a walk down to the beach cove from hotel. Food lovely however we did eat... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a week in this hotel, it is in a great location, very close to the beach (5 mins walking) and about 5 mins by taxi to Old town. The hotel itself is very clean, modern and rooms are big and spacious. The breakfats was brilliant, fantastic options and plentiful. We ate at the pool bar twice, the food... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

service great lovely hotel had a wonderful stay here .. and will be returning sometime in 2016 .. hotel was very clean and staff were in your room first thing to make sure it was clean .. great service at breakfast staff are friendly .. and pool area lovely and little pool ideal for small children . would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent four days in this great hotel. We were doing a road trip and randomly picked this hotel. We were so happy we did and decided to stay longer than planned. The rooms are really spacious, so is the pool area and gardens. The only time you feel the hotel is full is during the overcrowded breakfast. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here from 4th June for one week, The welcome was excellent as was the room, BUT. the food was a huge let down to this supposedly five star Hotel. Breakfast was fine so long as you arrived at a time when the dishes had been filled which was not very regularly, The evening meals were cold, dry, hard,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and also for choosing São Rafael Atlântico hotel. Your opinion is very important for us and we will consider all the points to try to improve in the future. Sunbeds were already all replaced, we were just waiting for the delivery. We have bought a large number. For the birds, some... More 

Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally just walked in the door to my own house after a two week stay at this hotel.....all I can say is it the nicest hotel I've stayed in. The staff were lovely, we were only bed and breakfast and the choice for breakfast was fantastic! Ate at the hotel for an evening meal on first night and wasn't as... More 

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

Dear Guest, You have made us very proud with your review, thank you very much! We also thank you for your preference for São Rafael Atlântico and we want you to know that it was a pleasure to welcome you. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed our hotel and our services. Your opinion is very important... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sao Rafael Atlantic in late June for ten nights and absolutely loved it. The hotel was very clean and well decorated and staff were pleasant and helpful. The pool area was lovely and despite previous reviews we found that all of the sun beds were in full working order and only ever had an issue getting one... More 

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

Dear Hannah, Thank you for taking your time to post your opinion regarding your stay with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you in São Rafael Atlântico hotel and we feel very happy to know that you enjoyed our Hotel, the pool area and our Staff. Reading your words and realise your satisfaction, couldn't give us more motivation to... More 

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

We stayed in this hotel for 10 nights and it was so nice! It is set in a beautiful place and not to far from Albufeira. The staff were lovley and always helped us when we needed a taxi. The breakfast buffet had a great choice of food and was enough until lunchtime. The evening and lunch food was also... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at the São Rafael Atlântico Hotel. We was delighted to read that we were up to your expectations on your visit. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed our hotel, our services and our Staff. We feel very proud to know that you have a great... More 

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  • Sea view(21)
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  • Evening meals(6)
  • Star rating(5)
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