Sao Rafael Atlantico, Albufeira, Algarve

Sesmarlas Albufeira 8200 613
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4.0

Recommended for

  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Great service
  • Close to the beach

Hotel Info

Overview

General Information:   
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.

Hotel Information:   
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.

Room Information:
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.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...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.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool - Kids
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Snack bar/deli

General Info

  • Elevator/lift

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1206 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Great service
  • Close to the beach
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1206 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Great service
  • Close to the beach

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...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.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • 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
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Resort Info

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Reviews

Sao Rafael Atlantico Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1206 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Great service
  • Close to the beach

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10/10 Amazing

21 May 2018

Paradise

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.
10/10 Amazing

09 May 2016

Amazing Hotel

5 Star Luxery Hotel

The best thing about my stay was...

Service and Tranquility
8/10 Great

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
8/10 Great

30 October 2014

Pay for a sea view!

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
10/10 Amazing

04 October 2014

Good 5*

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.
8/10 Great

28 September 2014

Great hotel

Great hotel luxurious and great choice of breakfast

The best thing about my stay was...

The cleanliness of the hotel and the large bedrooms
10/10 Amazing

21 September 2014

Well needed relaxation needed - top relaxation received and more

My husband and I have just returned yesterday from staying at the Atlantic for 7 nights! I've been coming to Portugal every year since I was 2. Last year we stayed at their sister hotel the sao rafael suites for our mini moon. We had every intention of staying there again but they have since gone all inclusive which may suit some but we love to go out and about for dinner. We chose to stay at the Atlantic as it's in the same area we love and we could do bed and breakfast like we wanted. This hotel amazed us even more than the suites. The room was a double but it was huge. The shower and toilet were so clean. The staff at the hotel were welcoming and friendly. Location is perfect as you have access to 2 beaches. You can walk into albufeira old town in about 30 minutes or take a taxi for around €6. We have the most relaxing break and can't wait to book again for next year.

The best thing about my stay was...

The calming atmosphere of the hotel
10/10 Amazing

25 June 2014

Best Hotel to date

This has been the best hotel ever. Could not ask for anything more. If you need a break this is the hotel to book. Can't wait to go back.

The best thing about my stay was...

everything was 200% and more
10/10 Amazing

06 November 2013

Brilliant hotel, great staff

Stayed at the Atlantic hotel 1 week from 20th October and had a very relaxing and peaceful week. The hotel is as good as it looks in the photos, if not better. We went b&b so that we could go off and do different excursions throughout the week. We found all the staff very helpful, nothing was any trouble for them. The room overlooked the front of the hotel and was very quiet, very few cars and no loss of sleep at all. The bed was enormous with a fantastic mattress and mega soft pillows, and the shower room was brilliant. The separate toilet includes a bidet. Great air con and very quiet when on. The room was cleaned immaculately daily, towels changed also, and 2 bath robes are supplied. There are many tv's around the hotel mostly showing football matches ( i thought i had died and gone to heaven) There was an enormous choice of food at the breakfast buffet, but i was a little disappointed at the lack of temperature of the cooked produce, this should have been much warmer, but that is my only negative of this hotel. We didn't use the spa facilities at this stay, but they looked amazing. For the outside eaters there is a little restaurant just down the road called Praia Grande which we highly recommend as the food is superb and the owner very attentive, and works out a lot cheaper than eating the hotel dinners (go out of the front of the hotel turn left and 7 minutes walk you can't miss it) well worth a visit. The hotel is a 10 minute cab ride from Albufeira at the cost of under 8 euros, but you can get a hotel shuttle bus 3 times a day free of charge. All in all a great place to relax and be pampered and we would go back again in the future. Dave

The best thing about my stay was...

Peaceful setting and totally pampered, great room
10/10 Amazing

10 July 2013

Relaxing stay, excellent food, perfect chilled out holiday

Great spacious clean rooms, fantastic food in all the bars and restaurants, nice pools, great spa, couldn't ask for much more. It was near the beach and near enough to the town if you want to see some of it.

The best thing about my stay was...

The food in the restaurants was superb, even the breakfast buffet