Sao Rafael Suite

  • 45Km from Faro (FAO) Airport
  • 0.5Km to beach
  • 3Km to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans

Luxury 5-star accommodation doesn't have to break the bank. Believe it or not, a 5-star holiday experience could well be within your reach. The Sao Rafeal Suite in Portugal is ... Continue reading

Luxury 5-star accommodation doesn’t have to break the bank. Believe it or not, a 5-star holiday experience could well be within your reach. The Sao Rafeal Suite in Portugal is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the famous Algarve. With a variety of different payment options available, this destination could be yours for less than you think.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a holiday for all the family, The Sao Rafael Suite caters to all. Located in the stunning Algarve, the Sao Rafael Suite is in an excellent location; beautiful expanses of local beaches, secret coves and picturesque authentic Portuguese local villages are all close by. Take some time to relax on the beach, then wander on down to explore the local villages and sample the local cuisine.

There is a reason that The Sao Rafael Suite is able to boast the coveted 5 stars; everything you could possibly want or need for a relaxing stay is catered for; rent a bike and explore the local beaches and towns, take a diving trip and make friends with the fishes, try your luck at the challenging golf course, or simply relax by the pool and enjoy a well deserved massage. The choice is yours!

The resort is all inclusive so there’s no need to worry about catering for yourself. Breakfast is served daily from 07:30-10:30. For those of you preferring a more leisurely holiday schedule, you can enjoy a later breakfast served from 10:30-12:00. A delicious variety of food, drinks and snacks are on offer daily, ensuring that no guest ever goes hungry.

If your perfect holiday is one full of water sports, golf, beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery then The Sao Rafael Suite has it all. Head to loveholidays.com today to view our reasonable prices for this luxurious 5 star resort.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental Billiards Canoeing Children's playground Diving Fishing Games room Golf course (within 3 km) Hammam Hiking Indoor pool Library Massage Mini golf Sauna Snorkelling Tennis court* Windsurfing

Other facilities

  • Garden Outdoor pool Sun terrace* Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning Car hire Designated smoking area Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free WiFi in public areas Heating Lift Newspapers Non smoking rooms Non smoking throughout Room service Safety deposit box Shuttle service (surcharge) Soundproof rooms

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant (Sao Rafael Buffet Restaurant), Daily: 07:30 - 10:30.
  • Late Breakfast, Continental, Restaurant (Sao Rafael Buffet Restaurant, includes: Coffee/Tea/Juices, Croissants, Pastry cakes, Assortments of breads, Fruit, Delicatessen/cheeses.
  • ), Daily: 10:30 - 12:00.
  • Lunch, Restaurant (Terrace Bar/Restaurant, Includes: House Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Coffe/Tea.
  • ), Daily: 12:30 - 03:00.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (São Rafael Buffet Restaurant, Themed Restaurant - includes: 2 Meals per week/guest, subject to advance booking, À La Carte Restaurant - includes: 1 Meal per week/guest, subject to advance booking. Includes: House Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee/Tee.
  • ), Daily: 19:30 - 22:30.
  • Late Dinner, Restaurant (São Rafael Buffet Restaurant. Includes: House Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee/Tea, Pastry Cakes, assortments of Breads, selection of Cheeses and Cold Meals.
  • ), Daily: 22:30 - 00:00.
  • Afternoon snacks, Bar (Terrace Bar. Includes: Coffee/Tea, Soft Drinks, Beer, Sandwiches, Fruit, Pastry Cakes, Ice Creams.
  • ), Daily: 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Late Snacks, Buffet, Restaurant (São Rafael Buffet Restaurant. Includes: House Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee/Tea, Pastry Cakes, assortments of Breads, selection of Cheeses and Cold Meals.
  • ), Daily: 22:30 - 00:00.

Drinks:

  • Locally produced non Alcohol, Bar (Lobby Bar and Terrace Bar), Daily: 10:30 - 00:00.
  • Mini Bar, Juices; Mineral water; Coke, Daily: 00:00 - 00:00.

Sports/Activities:

  • Tennis; Football; Live entertainment; Mini Club, Subject to Availability.

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel features 101 guestrooms of which 86 are suites and all of which have delightful views of either the gardens or the Sea. All Suites and Double Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, direct telephone, hair dryers, individual safety deposit boxes, Internet access, flat screen TV with Satellite channels in the bedroom and living/dining room, mini bar and support kitchenette (no cooking facilities available, except for a water kettle and on request microwaves) and 24 hour room service. Room categories available are deluxe double, deluxe double for single use, suite deluxe (max 4 people), suite deluxe with Sea views, family deluxe rooms (max 6), and family deluxe with Sea view. Free high speed internet access with cable is available in the rooms.

Other Information

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is close to excellent leisure facilities such as Albufeira Marina, Salgados Golf Course, theme and Water Parks, Vilamoura Casino, Sport Fishing Clubs and Hippodrome.

For an unforgettable holiday in the Algarve, this 5 Star hotel makes the grade!

24-hour reception with multi lingual staff, room service, banquet facilities, beach wedding venue, business centre, conference rooms with natural light, safe deposit box, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, car rental, fax/photocopying, outside parking, luggage storage, air conditioning throughout the hotel, elevator. Free high speed wireless internet access is available in the public areas.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Sao Rafael Suite in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Sao Rafael Suite in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Sao Rafael Suite with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.

Restaurants

Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.

Nightlife

After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.

Shopping

From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.

Negatives

During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

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Questions and Answers about Sao Rafael Suite

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

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Hi Sue
All rooms have a kettle
Regards

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Yes locally produced spirits are included on all-inclusive, eg vodka, gin, brandy, whiskey , rum , , sherry etc
Regards

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, The resort centre is 3km from the hotel. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello Lydia

You would more than likely require a deluxe suite to accommodate 2 adults and 3 children

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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The best room type that would be suitable for your family is the Deluxe family suite, these have two large separate bedrooms with twin beds, a spacious living room with a dining table and a sofa-bed, together with a balcony and two bathrooms. Please give us a call and we can discuss prices with you.

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By Zoe, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello tony
Please find below the room descriptions from the hotels website

Deluxe Suites

Be sure to find some time to live moments of pure in-room leisure whenever choosing the deluxe suites. Tastefully furnished and embellished with a variety of stylish decorative features, the holiday ambience set in these suites will give you a great excuse to simply...relax.

Composed of a bedroom with twin beds, a living room with a dining table and wonderful land, garden or sea views from the balcony, these spacious suites and their immense natural light will certainly uplift your mood. A flat screen TV with satellite channels, a direct-dial telephone, air conditioning, a mini-bar, a water kettle and a microwave (on request) have all been set for your convenience. A safety-deposit box is another additional feature.

A bathroom in the living area with a shower and a complete en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer, have also been integrated.

Deluxe Family Suite

Families who enjoy travelling in style, will be overwhelmed with the fashionable decoration, privileged views and the long list of existing amenities in these family suites. Garden, land or sea views may be selected according to your preferences - all of them will guarantee a peaceful scenery for your holiday.

Two large separate bedrooms with twin beds, a spacious living room with a dining table and a sofa-bed, together with a balcony and two bathrooms (living room and en-suite), compose the area of these suites. A microwave (on request), a water kettle, mini-bar, air conditioning and a flat screen TV with satellite access, have all been included.

A direct-dial telephone and a safety-box are useful amenities guests can expect to find in these accommodation

Added 1 year, 3 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Debs, you will need to call customer services on 0333 033 9995 with your Hay booking reference and they will check the price of pre booked seats for you and add them on to the booking.

Added 1 year, 8 months ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Debs, If you contact our customer services department on 0333 033 9995 and quote your HAY booking reference they will be able to pre-book your seats. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi! Thanks for your question. The Deluxe Suites feature a bedroom and living room with a dining table, so they are quite spacious. There's also a bathroom in the living area and a complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer. Hope that helps! Regards,

Added 1 year, 9 months ago.

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By Emily, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, The deluxe suites have a separate bedroom area with twin beds, living room with a dining table. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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The property does not have a shop, there is a convenience store close to the property or for more choice Albufiera is a short taxi ride away.

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By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Deborah, There are plenty of sunbeds which are free to use. Kind Regards.

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