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NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

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Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
On the beach, white sand

Overview of NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

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NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

5.0 star property
9.0 out of 10 Wonderful
9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationArrifes Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlbufeira Marina18 min walk
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Albufeira, NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is on the beach. The Strip and Algarve Shopping Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Falesia Beach and Arrifes Beach. Aqualand Waterpark and Trilhos do Algarve are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Arrifes Beach - 11 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 13 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 2 min drive
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 16 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 41 min drive


  • Gate 4 Café - 2 min drive
  • El Barrio - 2 min drive
  • Praia da Coelha - 3 min drive
  • Nosolo Itália - Marina de Albufeira - 19 min walk
  • Jack's Irish Pub - 2 min drive

About this property

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

5-star luxury hotel near Albufeira Old Town Square
Consider a stay at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a poolside bar and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach. Indulge in a body scrub, a body wrap and a facial at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, which feature ocean views and more. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 indoor pools and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • A lift, a 24-hour front desk and outdoor furniture
  • Tour/ticket information, luggage storage and 15 meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and beach locale
Room features
All 149 rooms feature comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches, such as furnished balconies and pillow menus. Guest reviews speak positively of the overall comfort, size rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • 40-inch HDTVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, daily housekeeping and desks


English, Portuguese

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


  • 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

Restaurants on site

  • Seven Seas
  • Mediterranean
  • RAW
  • Chill Out Bar

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)


  • 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

Business services

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


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


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


  • 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 (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • 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 limits)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


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


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


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

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


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not 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

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

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

Frequently asked questions

Does NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico 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.

How much does it cost to stay at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?

As of 30 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico on 5 Jun 2023 start from €168.97, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico located?

Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Arrifes Beach, Sao Rafael Beach and Albufeira Marina. Albufeira Old Town Square is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Some of the greatest beaches and caves are accessible from the property. Excellent location ! You can go for a hike along the shore line to have great viewpoints on the beaches and ocean. You can rent a kayak and a guide to access the caves for 15€ at Praia do sau rafael .
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Had a great time. Unbelievable views! Property is very nice and the grounds are amazing. Fantastic area to visit!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I liked the beach proximity, restaurants close by, old town close. I really cant think of what I didnt like.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 6 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Rafael Atlantico Hotel is beautifully relaxing. Private gorgeous beach. The staff are lovely. It was our anniversary and they put “I love you” in rose petals on the bed. Lovely week. Would go back again. Easy to Uber to the new and old town in Albuferia with plenty going on. Negs. No double beds so we had two singles pushed together which meant it felt like a canyon between us. Plus plastic sheet underneath that made loud noise each time you moved in bed. Several parts of the spa were out of order and the roof bar which we were looking forward to using because of the sea view was closed due to work being done on it. Buffet in the hotel felt like a factory conveyor belt with waiters hovering all the time to remove plates from under your nose. Heated inside pool was cold! Private beach - had a dangerous steep shelf into the sea so that it made it quite impossible to go swimming unless you were super confident. All that said - the palm trees in and pools on the grounds made a stunning environment to relax in. Watch out to be charged for using extras in the fridge. High charges.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Sao Raphael was a relaxing stay with spectacular garden area and beach. Walking around the resort really is amazing. Staff were very attentive and looked after their guests well. Spa area is spacious and the massage service is a must before you leave. Sauna, indoor heated pool, steam room (closed due to maintaince) If you are looking for local amenities like a shop you will need to travel out a bit. Breakfast buffet is served with a plentiful choice as a 5* restaurant should. Overall best for couples and the retired. My recommendation would be to upgrade to sea view as garden view is not great.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was lovely for us as couple, beach just below that was outstanding. Used the gym and was fine for our needs but was very warm. Rooms lovely although noisy if there were louder guests! Fee for spa is ok but expect all facilities to be working eg the water nets in pool weren’t all working but we were charged for this. Sauna and steam room good. The changing rooms could be doing with some quality body wash shampoo and conditioner rather than lux or dove. It was advertised that room products would be Rituals but we received products names Raiz. Not a problem using the other products but shouldn’t advertise the other. Loved the breakfasts and food at top bar was great - spaghetti bolognese and burgers were great. Staff were lovely and talked to us throughout our stay.
Stayed 10 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
excellent hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Zainab Hussein

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is the best hotel I’ve ever stayed out. I was stunned when we arrived. From the outside to the inside and the surrounding areas. The beach is less than a five minute walk from the hotel and the views from the hotel are amazing. Breakfast is also included and there’s a variety of options for the buffet, you have the option of eating outside in the sun and views. The room service was unexpectedly really nice as well. And there’s a restaurant that’s open every night which serves a different cuisine for each day of the week.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023