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Sao Rafael Suites
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

5 adults and a baby on holiday 9 nights. clean freindly excellent rooms and facilities. lovely jacuzzi, steam room sauna, gym and indoor and outdoor pools. breakfast good variety. hotel on outskirts of albufeira. 10 quid taxi out of albufeira back to hotel. free transfers to the city available, very convenient. miss this place thank you. this hotel is suitable if you are disabled, but not if you want to go to the beach or the outside streets. the streets are all cobbled and uneven with high kerbs. terrible if you have walking problems or a wheelchair. great if you love walking.

Room Tip: book on line. all good rooms really.
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3  Thank 1manwomen
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Just got back from a trip to Albufeira. This hotel was fab, so clean, and the staff very friendly and efficient. The room was fabulous, a suite, the breakfast was gorgeous. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and they gave us a bottle of champagne and strawberrys and chocolate in our room. cheers

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank horganE
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel at the end of April. We took a last minute trip to Portugal and this 5 star hotel's affordable rate pushed us to book in here. The room was spacious, clean and the bed very comfortable. My husband even forgot his phone at the hotel and they sent it back to us in the UK the very next day. Thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: A sea view room would be preferable.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mariska C
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Just arrived home after a break at Cs Rafael Suite Hotel. It was a very nice hotel. The staff could not be more helpful and polite. They bent over backwards to help us as we had booked another Cs hotel, the Cs Dunas Suite Hotel, which on our arrival was closed. They telephoned our travel agent in the UK to try to help us sort it out, the Problem was due to the booking agent that the travel agent use not the hotel.

They upgraded us to a suite which was fantastic, Breakfast was excellent.
Admittedly one of the outside pools was closed as it needed cleaning and the spa and relaxation center were also closed. Disappointing, as I was looking forward to a spa and massage but you can walk just down the road to another one of their hotels and use the relaxation center there.

You need a car really as it is a bit off of the beaten track but the beach at Sao Rafael is a wonderful beach, easy walk down to it but up hill coming back, a healthy person could easily stroll down and walk back up. The beach restaurant is closed at the moment.

We did not find drinks at the hotel bar expensive. The pool bar was not open this week but it looks as if they are opening it soon, but if you order a drink at the bar the waiters bring it down to you by the pool.

Yes it is a little tired looking in places but who spends all their holiday in the hotel rooms.
Bath robes and slippers were supplied, complimentary tea is only 1 cup per person and there is a notice by the sink which states that you should only consume food and drink purchased or appropriately supplied by the hotel, but we took our own tea bags and sugar etc.
The mini bar is expensive a can of sprite will cost you 3 euros etc so I would not use any of the contents of the mini bar. It is checked every day and any thing missing is billed to you when you leave.

Internet room is free but can get busy as only 2 computers and free WiFi only works in the reception area.
I would recommend this hotel to people who want peace and quiet. as no entertainment of any kind. We have not got children but could see nothing for a child to do.

The beds are fantastic, best nights sleep I have had in ages so comfy.

Just a note the temperature according the the hire cars thermometer yesterday the 8th May was 38c,

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jackie S
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