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pool bar and reception
Sao Rafael
terrace
terrace view
terrace sea view
lounge dining area
lounge area
lounge
kitchen view
main bedroom view
main bedroom
second bedroom
bathroom and shower
poolside
barside
childrens pool
terrace sea view
Sao Rafael beach
coves and caves
Sao Rafael beach
Sao Rafael beach
albufeira beach at night
Sao Rafael cliffs.
Cliffs and beach at Sao Rafael.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Cath W
1 review
“Just what we wanted.”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful relaxing holiday. The
apartment had everything we needed and more ...a stunning view, deep blue pool, close to wonderful beaches and places to eat. Blue sky and sunshine without a break for two glorious weeks. Albuferia good for food shop and gift shops. Loule great for market worth a visit. We wanted a quiet restful break away from tourist trap so being about 10 minute drive outside of Albuferia was good for us. Nothing to moan about, would definitely go again.

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Management Response
Oct 22, 2017
Hi cath.
I am so pleased you had a great time at my apartment and at the resort.
I would welcome you back anytime.
Kind regards
Andrew.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
r0chelle8...
Anglesey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed September 7, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at the apartment for a week and had a fantastic time plenty of room for a family of 5 and all the essentials needed the apartment was very well equipped , the pool is great and the beach us just a 5-10 minute walk away and what a beautiful beach it is too , we would definitely recommend the apartment and would love to come back to sao rafael again x

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Management Response
Oct 2, 2017
Hi Rochelle.
Thanks very much for your kind words. I am so pleased you had a great family holiday.
Please come back soon.
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clare35
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impressive apartment”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This apartment was one of the best we have stayed in, as my husband said "Spot on". Set in a quiet residential area with a superb sea view this apartment has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The apartment has very reliable wifi and effective air con which were 2 of our must haves. The apartment was very clean and ready for our lunch time arrival and booking with Andrew was very efficient and he answered all our questions and organised our transfers. The pool is a few minutes walk away and the beach approx 10 mins with 2 children. There are a few restaurants near by, we particularly liked the Praia Grande with sea views, however for more variety you need to venture further afield. Taxis were a little tricky to get hold of (we were visiting at one of the busiest times) so we used Uber. The cost was lower and very reliable. The local supermarket we found expensive (OK for emergency items) so would recommend a visit to Aldi/Lidl which you would need a taxi/car to get there. We hired a car for 3 days which opened our options to visit the rest of the area including Portimao and Zoomarine and try different restaurants further afield. This is a great apartment and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2017
Hi Claire.
Thanks very much for your kind words.I am so pleased you and your family were delighted with the apartment and your stay at Sao Rafael.
I will welcome you to return anytime.
Kind regards
Andrew
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gkirk6
Verwood, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in idyllic setting.”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We arrived at the apartment for our 11 day break, as soon as we arrived we loved the setting of the apartment and Sao Rafael. The view from balcony was stunning, looking across the gardens to the sea. The apartment was well kitted out with very comfortable beds to dishwasher and washer machine, which was well needed for a family of 5! The swimming pool area is excellent and I was very surprised at peak time of year the swimming pool area was not overcrowed and sun loungers were always available. Local restaurants in the area were very good too, with the old town not to far away we alternated eating between the 2 places. We had an excellent family holiday and reading the past reviews on tripadvisor are realistics views of the apartment and area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2017
Hi Gary.
I am so pleased you had an excellent family holiday. Thank you for your kind comments regarding my property. It seemed like you enjoyed Sao Rafael. Please come back soon.
Kind regards.
Andrew.
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HelenBrun...
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home!”
Reviewed July 13, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed here for 10 days end of June with our two toddlers. It really was a home from home and the kitchen was better equipped than our one at home! The neighborhood was very calm so if you're looking for somewhere that is close to everything but still nice and quiet this is ideal. The Sao Raffael beach was close by but unfortunately for us it wasn't that ideal with little ones as the tide was so strong and there was lots of hidden rocks everywhere. We did however find some great beaches very close by that were more kiddy friendly (Salgados was a good one). I honestly found this place great and would definitely recommend it, however I found it had a more residential feel to it rather than a holiday atmosphere. This is not at all negative it's probably just something to be aware of if you're looking for something a bit more lively. We hired a car and parking was never an issue always space, and so handy being just a short drive to supermarkets and shops. We will hopefully be back again in the future!

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Management Response
Aug 1, 2017
Many thanks Helen.
Thank you for your kind remarks. I am so pleased you had a great stay. You are welcome to come back anytime.
Andrew.
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geoffkers...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect apartment”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely well equipped apartment , particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony with sea views. Would definitely recommend staying here .

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Management Response
Aug 1, 2017
Hi Geoff.
Thank you for your kind remarks. I would welcome you back anytime.
Kind regards
Andrew.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 25, 2017
Dear Elaine.
I am so pleased you had a lovely time.
Thank you for your kind words. Please come back soon. You will be welcome anytime.
Kind regards
Andrew
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