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CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

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CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

I'm going to be staying in a complex directly opposite the CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel.

I note they have a direct access walkway to the beach and realise that weill likely be the quickest way to access the beach for myself and my family

Can non hotel guests use this?

How long does it take to walk and if we can't use it how long of a walk is it using another route?

Also, can non guests dine in the restaurant / drink in the bar / use the spa facilities?

Thanks,

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Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Can non hotel guests use this?

Yes, I have. It's about 5 or 6 minutes to walk. There are a few steps., so perhaps a bit longer coming back.

The other way to the beach isn't much further, you go down the road between the assorted buildings and there's a short walk at the end through the car park.

The last question I cannot answer.

Lisbon, Portugal
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2. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

I think you can use the CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel restaurant, bar and Spa. However is an expensive hotel and maybe you will pay a lot! I never hab been in Atlantic Hotel but I already visit the bar and no poblem with it.

Leonor

Irvine, United...
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3. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Thankyou for your replies!

Irvine, United...
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4. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Can anyone confirm if their are ATMs in or near this hotel?

Birmingham
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5. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Not sure about inside the hotel but definitely not any near by,the nearest is probably at the Marina(I think there is one there)otherwise Albuferia

Albufeira, Portugal
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6. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

There is an ATM near Barclay's Bank at Albufeira marina, which is around 3/4 of a mile distant and the closest.

There is also one inside the Apolonia supermarket in Galé, about twice that distance, but it is a very nice supermarket and you could possibly kill two birds with one stone.

I do know that there are no others closer unless you count the one at the Oceano supermarket down on the main road towards Vale de Parra, which is also about a mile and a half.

Otherwise it's Albufeira old town, just over 2 miles by road.

Irvine, United...
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7. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Thanks guys thats really useful as I hadnt expected to have them so far away... will need to plan my withdrawls! Re the supermarket.. the owner of the apartment we are staying in suggested Lidl? Would that have an ATM?

Albufeira, Portugal
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8. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

So far as I remember there isn't one in LIDL and that is further than Apolonia, but not as classy.

If you were to go about 300 yards past LIDL and McDonald's just down the road, there is a major shopping centre with about six banks and cash machines all over the place.

This map should help. Where you will be is just about at the bottom left hand corner.

www.algarvebus.info/images/roundabouts.jpg

And this one shows the area of São Rafael and Galé

algarvebus.info/images/Gale_Sesmarias_Map.png

Irvine, United...
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9. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Thanks all...

The owner had suggested Lidl because it was reasonably priced compared to the smaller tourist supermarkets.... how is the classy supermarket price wise?

Algarve, Portugal
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10. Re: CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

http://www.apolonia.pt/en/index.php

It's more expensive, have a look at their online store?

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