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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
2 indoor pools

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
982 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning
Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitiser provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach12 min walk
Popular LocationAlbufeira Marina18 min walk
Popular LocationFisherman's Beach7 min drive
AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)41 min drive

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  • Double or Twin Room, Pool View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Pool View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Double or Twin Room (Nature)

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room (Nature)
  • Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 70 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSuite
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Sea View

About this area

Albufeira

Located in Albufeira, São Rafael Atlântico is on the beach. Shoppers can check out Algarve Shopping Mall, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Sao Rafael Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Albufeira Stadium or Albufeira Bullring. With waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

Visit our Albufeira travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 7 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 9 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Silves Tunes Station - 19 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Seven Seas – Open daily.
  • Mediterranean – Open daily.
  • RAW – Sushi bar with a bar. Open daily.
  • Chill Out Bar – Ocean-view rooftop bar. Serves light fare daily.

About this property

São Rafael Atlântico

Upscale hotel on the beach, with 2 indoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at São Rafael Atlântico's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 149 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as pillow menus and bathrobes, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find furnished balconies, 24-hour room service and minibars.
São Rafael Atlântico offers 149 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 40-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, bidets and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (4413 square feet of space)

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Facilities fee: EUR 20.00 per person, per day and includes use of: sauna; spa tub; spa

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings
The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines
Property registration number 7284

We should mention

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at São Rafael Atlântico and receive a full refund?
Yes, São Rafael Atlântico offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to São Rafael Atlântico cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does São Rafael Atlântico have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arrifes Beach, Sao Rafael Beach and Albufeira Marina. Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for São Rafael Atlântico

4.5
Wonderful
982 reviews
5 - Excellent
570
4 - Good
331
3 - Okay
59
2 - Mediocre
16
1 - Poor
6
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect beach location!

Awesome 5 star hotel on the beach !

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Top hotel and great staff!

Very friendly. Great hotel and facilities. Fantastic location. Excellent food. And a great price for a winter break. What more do you want?!?!? ;-)

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Staff was so lovely and accommodating. Rooms were of a great size and very comfortable. Spa/gym facilities were great and the hotel also had a lovely scenic path to Sao rafael beach. Breakfast was very nice and the hotel even offered a shuttle bus service to the old town. I can’t fault it! Thanks Sao Rafael for such a lovely stay, I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020