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- Sao Rafael Atlantico, Albufeira
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...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
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...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
Overlooking the magnificent views of the Sao Rafael beach, the Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel is perfect for travellers to enjoy the world-class treatment with outstanding facilities and services. It is a short drive away from the city centre and only 48 km away from Faro Airport.
An excellent place for couples to rekindle their romance, whether, on a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, the Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantico makes sure that you enjoy everything to turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience with all the 5-star amenities. Surrounded by palm trees and lush green gardens, the hotel has 3 swimming pools including 1 pool for children to paddle. It offers direct access to the beautiful beach and a front desk along with the multilingual staff, which is available round the clock to make your stay unique and pleasant. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, currency exchange, laundry service, luggage storage, tour assistance, airport shuttle, room service, safety deposit box and many more. Babysitting service is also available upon request.
Make time for yourself at the full-service spa and enjoy a truly unique experience with massages and other therapies. It has 2 indoor heated pools along with a sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi for experiencing the ultimate relaxation. The spa and wellness centre also comes with 9 treatment room including one treatment rooms for couples to spend some time in private. For continuing the vigorous workout, the hotel has a fully-equipment gym, fitted with all the modern equipment and state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel has 2 on-site restaurants for guests to enjoy Mediterranean flavours while witnessing the panoramic views over the blue of the Atlantic. Guests can also visit one of the 3 bars to enjoy their stay to the fullest, with an exclusive selection of exotic drinks to choose from.
While the comfort, space, light, peace and views are the few highlights of the accommodation offered by the hotel on its premises, you need to choose a room from the double rooms and suites to receive the benefits of all that. All rooms are either facing the sea or garden and come with a view that you’ll never want to get rid of. Here you’ll find everything you’d expect to enjoy a luxurious experience at your ease. Some of the amenities include unlimited access to the internet, telephone, LCD TV, air-conditioning, in-room safe, Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary coffee/tea maker. There is also a minibar, an electric kettle and complete bathroom with bath amenities.
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- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
- Swimming Pool - Kids
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Swimming Pool - Indoor
Food & Drink
- Coffee shop or café
- Snack bar/deli
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea maker
- Hair dryer
Internet, TV & Phone
- Satellite television service
Rooms & Comfort
- Air conditioning
- Sao Rafael Beach 0.18 miles
- Arrifes Beach 0.24 miles
- Coelha Beach 0.73 miles
- Albufeira Marina 0.97 miles
- Castelo Beach 0.99 miles
- Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent 1.10 miles
- Evaristo Beach 1.20 miles
- Manuel Lourenco Beach 1.53 miles
- San Vicente de Albufeira Statue 1.62 miles
- Fisherman's Beach 1.75 miles
- Clock Tower 1.75 miles
- Municipal Archaeological Museum 1.76 miles
- Albufeira Old Town Square 1.77 miles
- Castle Wall Ruins 1.82 miles
- Albufeira Beach 2.13 miles
- Gale Beach 2.33 miles
- Herdade dos Salgados Golf 2.59 miles
- Albufeira Stadium 2.77 miles
- Aveiros Beach 2.82 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Faro (Algarve) FAO40m
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12 June 2019
Everything it Promised
Anne O'Connor, Wexford, Ireland
I have reservations about every trip i take, and after reading the reviews for this hotel I thought it was too good to be true. From the moment we landed to the moment we left, I could find absolutely no fault with anything. We did read before going about the Nespresso coffee machine in the room (having to buy additional pods from reception) - but fore-warned is certainly fore-armed, and we could see how people could abuse the luxury of this coffee - having the machine in the bedroom was luxury enough. Breakfast was everything you could ask for - again with fabulous coffee (nespresso unlimited at no charge!). We had dinner in the hotel one night and enjoyed it very much, however, there were so many good restaurants to avail of we had to try them all. We had lunch and dinner at the Beach Hut on Sao Rafael Beach, a minutes walk from the hotel, and couldn't recommend it highly enough. The facilities at the hotel were such that you would never need to leave the hotel, spa (small extra cost of €10 per day) was fabulous, however you didn't need to use it as the indoor pool, if needed, was available at no charge. Yoga and Pilates at the pool three out of 5 mornings. Fantastic Gym (if you are so inclined!!!) - biggest I have ever seen at a resort hotel. The beach as advertised is a beautiful board walk away, and the little cove is sheltered and spotlessly clean, with three life guards on duty. The pools at the beach were fantastic and so so clean, we never had a problem getting a bed and as many towels as we needed. Staff were so friendly, and ordering a taxi each evening was never a problem and was there within minutes. The Hotel is in a very quiet region of Albufeira which we were looking for and was advertised as such, however, we walked to the Marina only 15 minutes away - this catered for children with amusements etc. and a few pubs and restaurants, but was also quiet - possibly first week in June was especially quiet. We even walked into the old town a few nights which was possibly only 40 mins away but very enjoyable. Cannot recommend this hotel enough - for a quiet relaxing and luxury break at very affordable prices. Am already planning my return.
The best thing about my stay was...Breakfast and Pool area and the room - oh just everything about this hotel was fabulous.
12 June 2019
Margaret O'Neill, Ireland
We had a love stay in the hotel, staff were very friendly and helpful. The bedroom were very spacious and bright.
The best thing about my stay was...Attend a wedding, had a great day.
20 June 2018
The best thing about my stay was...The hotel
12 June 2018
We stayed at Sao Rafael atlantico for one week and I honestly didn't want to leave. From day one we were looked after by the hotel staff. The hotel was exceptionally clean and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend staying here and I will definitely be back in the future.
The best thing about my stay was...I loved the food, peace and quiet and the hotel rooms
21 May 2018
Amazing country, beautiful hotel, staff very friendly. Can’t wait to return. Simple stunning...
The best thing about my stay was...Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings.
09 May 2016
AP, Newcastle Upon Tyne
5 Star Luxery Hotel
The best thing about my stay was...Service and Tranquility
18 September 2015
Still very worthwhile.
Returning after 6 years we were delighted to find the 'Atlantico' still in good shape. The staff, across all grades, were as ever, courteous and efficient. The rooms are spacious enough and the beds large and comfortable..and best of all, the rooms are very quiet..The grounds are clean and tidy, and the staff work hard to keep it, and the main areas, that way.the only area needing some attention being the ground around the walkway to the beach. Our only other point to comment on, is in regard to the food choices in general. You may find it 'a bit samey' perhaps needing a bit more variety or specials on some days.That aside this is still a great Hotel, only a short distance outside of town, which you may find, as we do, a more pleasant choice, but with the Hotels own shuttle bus or the taxi services you are only 10 mins away. We recommend.
The best thing about my stay was...The quiet, the views, especially from the roof bar ( with an 'Brandy Alexander' in hand) and the staff
30 October 2014
Pay for a sea view!
Helen, United Kingdom
We stayed in a top floor sea view room in July 2014. The view was breathtaking. With a private balcony, a huge bed, plenty of room for clothes and an Italian-style shower to die for, the rooms are the best thing about this beautiful, new, luxury hotel. It was very quiet and peaceful and we loved our private balcony looking out at the Algarve. If waking up to the sea view was perfect, the cherry on top was breakfast. The breakfast buffet is the best thing I have ever seen! Constantly replenished, filled with fruit, pastries, cereal, bread, hot food, yoghurts, cake, it catered for a wide range of diets and the food was wonderful. Staff members were very attentive and it got the day off to a perfect start. On the negative side, the pools were absolutely freezing. Not a single person used them throughout our week's stay, even though there were three very attractive circular pools to choose from. The weather was in the high 20s but the water was around 22 degrees. Something to be aware of if you're planning for splashing around in the pool - it's just not an option here. The prices at the poolside bar were extortionate, both for food and drinks, and the menu was limited. Instead, visit the Chinese at the top of the hill, beautiful food and bargain prices. The supermarket just next door was very helpful too. Although there is private access to the beach, which is beautiful, the hotel is relatively remote. There are a small number of places to eat in the neighbourhood and Albufeira old town is a short taxi (7 euros or so) away with eateries everywhere, piri chicken and chips for 5 euros etc etc. It's not the most picturesque place, but it's an option. The hotel does private a free shuttle. If you had a car and were free to travel around to eat, or visit other places, you'd get on better than we did relying on taxis or the shuttle. Altogether the hotel was of an excellent standard, with beautiful views and I loved our accommodation. Sadly, the remote location and temperature of the pools were really significant negatives. If you'll spend a lot of time at the beach or on excursions however, coming back to this hotel would be a luxury indeed and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
The best thing about my stay was...The sea view, the luxury rooms, the breakfast
04 October 2014
We missed our flight ,get into the next day flight ,we get to Faro airport our transport to the hotel been a play up ,we took a private taxi ,you will expert the taxi drivers to be friendly but most of them along my stay they were not ,l can say l will say don't miss this lovely place ,l didn't go there to read a book l went there to enjoy not too drinking but walking around places beach to beach , you need your trainers . We enjoyed two restaurant near by very friendly and cheap .Marits restaurant and it's a hotel too as you come from town, lovely people there ,and as you go to the beach look up to your right while you on steps you will see a restaurant .owner Ewdard & his wife good food and about right price. Enjoy l did . October 2014
The best thing about my stay was...Walking along secret beaches lovely place to be.
28 September 2014
Sarah crimp, Plymouth
Great hotel luxurious and great choice of breakfast
The best thing about my stay was...The cleanliness of the hotel and the large bedrooms
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