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São Rafael Holidays

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Outdoor pool
Double Room | In-room safe, blackout curtains, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
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Overview of São Rafael Holidays

São Rafael Holidays

9.0 out of 10 Wonderful
9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Urb. Sao Rafael Lote 26 Fase II, Albufeira, 8200-613

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationArrifes Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSao Rafael Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCoelha Beach3 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)40 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Albufeira, São Rafael Holidays is near the beach. Aqualand Waterpark and Trilhos do Algarve are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit The Strip and Algarve Shopping Mall. Krazy World Zoo and Vilamoura Tennis Center are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Arrifes Beach - 6 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 9 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 2 min drive
  • Coelha Beach - 3 min drive
  • Castelo Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 16 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 42 min drive


  • Gate 4 Café - 3 min drive
  • El Barrio - 3 min drive
  • Hapimag Restaurant Vista Mar - 4 min drive
  • Praia da Coelha - 4 min drive
  • Nosolo Itália - Marina de Albufeira - 2 min drive

About this property

São Rafael Holidays

4-star guest house near Albufeira Old Town Square
São Rafael Holidays provides amenities, such as a rooftop terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Multilingual staff, tour/ticket information and concierge services
  • A front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the overall value and first-rate property condition
Room features
All guest rooms at São Rafael Holidays feature perks, such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the overall comfort, size rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rainfall showers, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • LED light bulbs, cots/infant beds and limited housekeeping


English, Portuguese, Spanish

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

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
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 off-site parking
  • Street parking available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Plasma TV


  • LED light bulbs
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Sao Rafael Guest House, Estrada do Aldeamento Sao Rafael, Lot 26
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 120.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: EUR 400 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 120.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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, debit card or cash deposit 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Property registration number AlojLocal/2013/139

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

Vidamar São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Albufeira
São Rafael Luxury Villas Albufeira
São Rafael Luxury Villas Apartment
São Rafael Luxury Villas Apartment Albufeira
São Rafael Villas
Vidamar São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Apartment Albufeira
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Apartment
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Albufeira
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse
São Rafael Villas Apartments
São Rafael Luxury Villas

Frequently asked questions

Does São Rafael Holidays have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at São Rafael Holidays?

As of 31 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at São Rafael Holidays on 2 Jun 2023 start from €118.00, 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 São Rafael Holidays pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at São Rafael Holidays?

There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at São Rafael Holidays?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at São Rafael Holidays?

Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is São Rafael Holidays located?

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Arrifes Beach, Sao Rafael Beach and Albufeira Marina. Albufeira Old Town Square is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.




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Rating 8 - Good. 45 out of 165 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 6 out of 165 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 8 out of 165 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 165 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We stayed in a villa that was walking distance from two beautiful beaches. You will definitely need a car to get around, as this is outside the city center. The villa was nice, but felt like it had just been built and finished in a hurry. The upstairs bidet didn’t work, the downstairs sink was not caulked together, the closets didn’t close, and there were large scrapes on the walls and no decorations. There were also plastic mattress protectors on the beds, which seemed odd for a luxury hotel. There was also tons of noise with construction of villas next door and the walls are paper-thin, so you can hear your neighbors. Having a full kitchen and washer/dryer was very nice. The property, including the pool, was very nice and felt secure. The lady at the front desk was not at all welcoming and seemed unhappy to be there. I highly recommend the location, but would not stay at this property in the future.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
We really enjoyed the studio private villa. The studio was clean and spacious. The pool was awesome! But the cushions outside were in bad condition, ripped and stained, was not impressed. Parking was easy and convinient
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property definitely isn’t a 4 star by North American standards (I understand this isnt North America). It seems like more of a hostel to me. I stayed in the Superior double room with Sea view. Perhaps the villas and apartment styles are nicer; hence the better reviews? I saw the conflicting reviews when booking and decided to give it a chance with hopes it wouldnt have been so bad. Pictures were consistent with the room. The location is great, close to two nice beaches and away from the chaos of the old town of Albufeira. The staff are nice but don’t expect anything over the top/ them to go above or beyond in terms of service. Breakfast is generic with very basic breakfast offerings - fruit, cereal, bread, eggs, bacon, coffee, tea. The property could benefit from a little more attention to detail. Common areas seem clean and modern. However, I thought my room could have benefitted from a little extra cleaning, especially in the bathroom. The walls need painting, the shower walls could do with some scrubbing (with bleach) and the baseboards need dusting. Overall the room was comfortable. If you’re looking somewhere to sleep and don’t care about the extra details then consider this property because the area is nice. If you’re looking for a higher level of experience consider elsewhere.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing villa, will definitely return and would highly recommend
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, villa was great, for the last few days had noisy neighbours and in these buildings sound carries a lot
Stayed 13 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 8 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful place to stay clean with wonderful staff thanks for having us
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great service! Everyone made sure we had a nice stay. We arrived late at night and checking in was fast and efficient. Communication was great! Highly recommend this place!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022