São Rafael Atlântico

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

Overview of São Rafael Atlântico

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São Rafael Atlântico

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

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
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarinha Beach31 min drive
  • Popular LocationVilamoura Marina39 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area

Albufeira

Located in Albufeira, São Rafael Atlântico is on the beach. While the natural beauty of Sao Rafael Beach and Praia dos Alemães can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Albufeira Marina. 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.

What's nearby

  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
  • Arrifes Beach - 15 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Marinha Beach - 31 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 18 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 42 min drive

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 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus.
São Rafael Atlântico offers 149 accommodations 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.

2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments.

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 the regional cleaning and disinfection practices 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 on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

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

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • 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
  • Conference centre (4413 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 15

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Restaurants on site

  • Seven Seas
  • Mediterranean
  • RAW
  • Chill Out Bar

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
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

Property is also known as

Atlantic Sao Rafael Hotel
Hotel Atlantic Sao Rafael
Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic
Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 564 out of 975 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 328 out of 975 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 60 out of 975 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 975 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 975 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is beautiful with trails and beach. The staff felt like family; they were friendly, helpful, and engaging. I wanted to purchase the pillows, they were that comfortable. The room was spacious and elegant. The bed was nice and firm. The food was great with several eating places from which to choose. The location is within walking distance to Albufeira or there is a free shuttle. I didn't use the spa because it closed at 6:00 p.m. I will return!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful and serene outdoors leading to the beach. We had breakfast and dinner included in the stay. The setting was clean and staff were very friendly..fabulous deserts The property is little off from the main tourist areas in Albufeira but it is not a disadvantage for us
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommend
Loved this place! Had a sea view, amazing! Beds and pillows were up to my standards on comfort level. Room is larger than a typical hotel, had nice closet space. Bathroom was big, with door for separating shower and another door separating toilet. Sink was open and the wall the sink was on wasn’t closed. You could walk around it, thought that a little odd. So if you need privacy in/out of shower because you are with family it’s a bit awkward. Robes and slippers are provided for the stay which was nice, especially if going to the spa. Which we did & recommend. The grounds are so pretty. Winter in January is when we went. The weather was perfect for us. Not to hot or to cold, sun was out the whole time. Breakfast buffet was wonderful! Love all the choices. We weren’t into the dinner choices in the dining room, I’m sure it’s good, just wasn’t our speed. We chose to do room service and/or the cafe up top. They had food more to our liking. And it was really good! Staff is very nice and helpful throughout. Would recommend bar height tables up in the cafe area so you can see the view that is so awesome. Getting to the beach is a pretty hike down some cool stairs. Lots and lots of them. But the beach is Amazing! So worth the walk. Hardly anyone on the beach so it was like our own. Shuttle brought us to old town where we shopped and had some lunch on another beach. Loved it! Would suggest having a little gift shop for souvenirs and items for the beach at the resort.
From our room
Room service food
The beach
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Room comfort
Location Great! Hotel 4*
Hotel needs attention. Furniture and carpets all worn out. Stains in bedroom on wood furniture and fabric chairs. Bed was comfortable and our room had great sea view. Chairs on patio seats were torn and sinking. Interior pool is complimentary, yet they require you yo purchase their swim caps for 5 Euro. If required make them free. The service in the rooftop bar by Fernando is outstanding!! He was the only thing 5 star about the hotel. The breakfast was okay .. skip the dinner buffet. I never like to give a bad review, however , this was reality. They need an overhaul to get back up to speed. Location is nice with nice beach access. Hopefully they will spend some money to update.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021