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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 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 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some negative reviews about this hotel I was getting worried but I found my stay very pleasant the entire time. Upon arrival my partner and I were upgraded to a suite with a sea view (the hotel is a bit far from the ocean so don't expect an amazing sea view). The room was huge with two bathrooms... More 

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

Dear Mr. Thomas, Thank you very much for share your opinion about you stay in São Rafael Atlântico. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and your opinion deserves all our attention. We will clarify what happened with your bed, they are all twin beds, but when requested as a couple bed, they have a... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed here for 4 nights and we loved it from start to end. Check in was quick and the staff where really friendly. The room is huge, there large walk in shower and separate toilet. It had open plan style which we loved. The bed was massive and really comfy. We had sea view room and... More 

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

Dear Tatiana, 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. Reading your words and realise your satisfaction, couldn't give us more motivation to this season! We hope to welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I travelled here for our first trip to Portugal and I must say that we were far from disappointed.We stayed in the Sao Rafael Atlantico for ten days.Staff are friendly and check in was fast. The hotel itself is big and airy and has a nice relaxing atmosphere.We travelled in May so it wasn't overcrowded which is... 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. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and our services. Will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again and we hope to exceed your expectations as much as possible. Yours sincerely, More 

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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed here for 10 days during our summer holidays and this hotel is definitely not a 5 star hotel. The resort is huge and the rooms are spacious and ok; cleaning service was not that good. Rooms: Unfortunately we had booked a Garden View room - just that it didn't have any view at all and we felt like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed here for 4 days with my partner. The Hotel was quite quiet, which was nice for us. Our check in was very quick and our room was large, spacious, and luxurious - exactly what I would expect from a 5 star hotel. We loved the modern feel. The pool was lovely and although it gets a lot of attention... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your words and also for your presence at são Rafael Atlântico. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and our services and we will always do our best in order to achieve our guest's satisfaction. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family and we hope... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

we (my husband & I)stayed at this hotel after passing it so many times while we had our own property in albufeira, loving san Rafael beach so much after selling our property we wanted to stay here and what a massive disappointment.The pool was more of a bird sanctuary with bird poo every were, hard to find a sunbed not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stayed here for a week in July 2014 and it was top class. Rooms are lovely with rain shower and extremely comfy beds. Pools are lovely with lots of sun loungers. Excellent rooftop bar which is great in the evening to relax and have a drink with a great view of the sea and coastline. Short walk to a few... More 

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Dear guest, First of all, we want to thank you for your preference for São Rafael Atlântico hotel and thank you also for share with us your opinion about your experience. Your presence is very important for us and we feel very proud to know that you intend to visit us again. We will be very happy to welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I stayed at Sao Rafael with my partner in October 2014 for his birthday. This is a modern, clean hotel with spacious rooms with a nice king size bed. The hotel staff are very helpful and helped me plan a surprise for my partners birthday. I would give the reception staff a 5* for customer service. The breakfast is nice... More 

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

Dear guests, Thank you so much for choosing São Rafael Atlantic as your holiday destination. We were very pleased with your presence and we feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The satisfaction of our guests is the most important thing for us so, we will keep working in order to improve our services... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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 Atlantico, 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 

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