Sao Rafael Atlantico in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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What guests say...

  • Beach 4.4
    356 reviews
    ‘Beautiful beach’
  • Location 4.4
    395 reviews
    ‘Great location’
  • Breakfast 4.2
    287 reviews
    ‘Tasty breakfast’
  • Comfort 4.1
    359 reviews
    ‘Very comfortable’
  • Room 4.0
    548 reviews
    ‘Great room’

Good to know...

  • Spacious rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Very quiet

Sao Rafael Atlantico

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Indoor Pool
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Monthly Payments
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Known as the "gateway to the Algarve", Albufeira is the southernmost point in point in the region. Located high atop cliffs that overlook the Sao Rafael Beach, sits th... ... Continue reading

‘Great room. Very comfortable. Beautiful beach. Tasty breakfast. Great location. Fantastic service.’
Sao Rafael Atlantico in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Known as the "gateway to the Algarve", Albufeira is the southernmost point in point in the region. Located high atop cliffs that overlook the Sao Rafael Beach, sits the five-star Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel. The hotel is the gem of Albufeira and provides guests with stunning Portuguese beaches, gorgeous weather and panoramic coastline views.

The Sao Rafael Atlantico features 142 standard guestrooms and seven suites. Each room provides guests with outstanding views that overlook Sao Rafael Beach. Guests can relax in comfort inside each room as air conditioning, balcony, mini bar and television with international channels comes as standard.

Outside holidaymakers can spend time at the Sao Rafael Atlantico's spa and wellness centre. Guests can swim in one of the hotel's three outdoor pools or they can spend time in the indoor swimming pool. The hotel also provides hiking and fishing activities. Guests that want to go further afield to explore Albufeira can hire a car. Visitors can drive to one of the many beaches in the Algarve region or venture to the Castle of Paderne. The 12th century fortification is one of the area's most popular attractions for tourists.

The beaches near the Sao Rafael Atlantico offer holidaymakers plenty of exciting watersports. Visitors can also participate in jet skiing, diving or explore the coves on a banana boat. The hotel has two fantastic restaurants: a buffet eatery or the sea view café. Both provide delicious cuisine. In addition, holidaymakers can enjoy the Sao Rafael Atlantico's three bars. Visitors will have no need to leave the hotel after dark as they can spend the evening with friends and family sipping drinks.

The Sao Rafael Atlantico offers beautiful views and memorable experiences. It is the perfect Algarve destination for any holiday abroad.

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • FREE WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Newspapers
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non smoking throughout
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Soundproof rooms

Pool and wellness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hammam (Additional charge)
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi (Additional charge)
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage (Additional charge)
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sauna (Additional charge)
  • Spa and wellness centre (Additional charge)
  • Swimming pool

Sports and leisure

  • Catamaran
  • Children's Entertainment
  • Children's Pool
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Pool(s)
  • Parasols
  • Pool bar
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Surfing
  • Swimming Pool
  • Windsurfing

Activities

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hammam
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Windsurfing

Food and Drink

  • Bar
  • Good coffee!
  • Restaurant (à la carte and buffet)
  • Snack bar

Other Information

Check out the beach at Praya De Oura where you can go for a banana boat ride, try your hand in para-ascending, jet skiing or just relax and watch all the activity (seasonal)!

24-hour Reception with multi lingual staff, currency exchange, room service, meeting/banquet facilities, business centre, safe deposit box, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, car rental, fax/photocopying, parking, luggage storage, air conditioning throughout the hotel, elevator.

Spa is subject to a payment of €10,00 per Guest/day, which includes: jacuzzi, pool with Spa Circuit, steam bath, sauna and gym. The purchase of any treatment includes free access to the Spa Circuit and gym. Guests under 16 are not allowed to use the Spa circuit. It is mandatory to use swimming caps in the pool.

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Terrace

Room facilities

The Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel features 149 rooms including 142 modern design rooms and 7 Atlantic Suites overlooking the Sao Rafael Beach.Room equipment includes air conditioning, direct telephone line, balcony, hair-dryer, safety box, mini bar, ISDN, iron (on request), and TV with international channels. Rooms are Non-Smoking and there are rooms/facilities for disabled guests.

Points of interest

  • Beach/Sea - 100m
  • Faro Airport - 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Golf Course - 5km
  • Lisboa Airport - 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Public Transport - 300m
  • Resort Centre - 3km

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

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

Hotel address : Sesmarias, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-613

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  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony and Resort View
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  • Executive Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Twin Room with Balcony
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    • Safe
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  • Twin Room with Balcony and Pool View
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  • Villa with Balcony
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Hello, To get the hotels response on if any changes have been made to improve the food standard you would need to contact the hotel directly. Regards

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HI there this is a Love holidays Q&A forum , please contact the hotel directly for a response
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Hi, unfortunately we are unable to provide information on this as you would need to contact the hotel directly. Regards

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HELLO MEL THE PRIVATE TAXI TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE WITH US IS £70 FOR UPTO 4 PEOPLE ON A RETURN FARE

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Hi Mel
Pool towels are provided by the hotel
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