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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had high hopes of this hotel and although check in staff were reasonably pleasant, it went downhill from there. Room was large but not well thought out and I don't really like using the toilet with only a thin glass door to hide my modesty. Breakfast is the worst we've had in any 4 or 5 star hotel. Good... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greated by friendly reception staff when we walked in and that was nice. However, when we got to our room the layout was not that great especially if you go with a friend. There is a large mirror on the wall and so you could see the other person going in and out of the shower. There was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

first of all those who have moaned about this hotel are mad, this hotel was great stayed bb staff were very helpful pools were great breakfast was all you wanted room was awesome bed shower size, and old town just down the road had perfect trip only downer ryanair were crap will be going back next year with different airline... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this holiday for my girlfriend’s 30th as somthing a little bit more special and as it turned out it was everything we hoped for and so much more.... They sorted a little bit of an extra somthing for her on her birthday which was absolutely amazing!!!!! Firstly I can not say enough good things about the staff at... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel could be great but falls far short of what we have experienced at other 4-5 Star hotels. The building itself has no character whatsoever and is very sparsely decorated with massive areas unfurnished and blank walls (minimalistic ?). It's location is it's only positive being so close to an amazing coastline. The buffet breakfast has a good choice... More 

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3 Thank Graham l
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights at Sao Rafael. Overall, our stay was great. Located only 10 minutes from Albufeira town, but still having a sense of privacy, Sao Rafael was a good choice for a relaxing holiday. The service was great, with all staff speaking fluent English and maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service. The receptionists were... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting,beach at end of garden,super rooms and good food. Half board ,with option to have pool side bar food very good value. Birthday cake and bubbly in room ,without having prompted. Friendly staff. Hope to come again.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this hotel for a week of sun and relaxation, and we were not disappointed. The room was nice, large, and very clean. It had everything we needed and was cleaned everyday. The hotel was nice, not too large and was low rise. Breakfast was always busy but we never failed to get a table, and it was... More 

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

We have just returned from a glorious 9 day trip here. Its that good that we are already booking for next year. I don't understand the reviews saying it not 5 star. It is a very beautiful and luxurios hotel so much so that we have stayed at 3 other of the sister hotels in the area over the past... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel Sao Rafael Atlantico enjoy a spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic sea, direct access to Sao Rafael Beach and only at a short drive to Albufeira centre. The interiors have contemporary design features with space and light throughout. The rooms are modern and have large balconies with views over the sea and gardens. The extensive gardens offer a beautiful mediterranean landscape with olive and palm trees. There is also a state-of-the-art SPA featuring leading wellness therapies and treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sao Rafael Atlantico

Address: Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Atlantic Hotel)
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range: $78 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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