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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Stayed at hotel first week in sept 2013. Lovely hotel just far enough way from albufiera though taxi every night can be expensive. 7 euro each way to old town Food very good although only b&b Only complaint that we got up early and to breakfast shortly after opening no chef available until 8 to cook omelette etc Pools great...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Decent 4 star hotel... Don't be fooled if you're looking for a real 5 star. This is a giant resort for the masses. Very spacious rooms and common areas but lacking that "comfort" feeling. Decoration and construction with lots of "bad aging" signs (poor quality). The best: comfortable beds, very enjoyable and quiet (from 6 pm) pool area. The worst:...

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York
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Quiet location, only found a small, (expensive) mini-market, Chinese restaurant, English restaurant and two Portuguese restaurants (both of these on the two close beaches) within walking distance otherwise it's all villas/apartments and a few hotels. Rooms are located three different ways off reception and it's quite difficult at first to find your way around - would actually suggest that a...

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Cheshire,England
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Excellent location. We loved the huge gardens and abundant sun beds that allowed us to sunbathe without having to listen to other people's conversations all the time. Rooftop bar is a great place to start your evening with a cocktail or two and restaurant food was good.

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London
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Close to the Sao Rafael beach and Albufeira old town (10 min by car), nice and friendly staff, big rooms but be aware that to use the indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi you need to bring your pool cap or pay 5 euros to buy one!

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1Thank Linda_London_UK
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Turned up and it looked 5 star Staff were ok but needed more smiles and speaking . What I want to say is the restaurant was trying to hard It needed to slow down on to many flavors on the plate. And some descriptions were not carried out good food but could be a lot better for the price, Will...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

My partner and I have just returned after staying here for a week. It was my 1st time in the algarve. 1st impressions of the hotel were lovely. Nice welcome from reception, efficient with check In and in our room within 10 minutes. Our room was beautiful, this was 5 star. Shame that we didn't have a double bed or...

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Patra
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We spend 4 days in hotel and we have made a very good opinion .The area is really relaxing and the beach beautiful.the staff was very polite and ready to help you.In breakfast you can find anything you want.You have many choices for dinner or drink your cokteil.Great swimming pool and gardens.We recomend this hotel for the people who enjoying...

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

I didn't stay here so can't comment on the hotel itself but the spa was wonderful. I had an anti-stress treatment and the masseuse was excellent. The facilities are clean and tasteful and the whole experience was very relaxing. Staff were brilliant throughout, responding to my booking email very quickly and explaining everything in perfect English. I'd definitely come here...

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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Nice, new hotel. Staff were excellent and very professional. Lovely lady on reception help us to sort out bikes. Buffet food was gorgeous, great choice, great flavours. Bedrooms were spotless I couldn't fault the cleanliness. Loved the shower room. Beach is very near, we went start of May and it was easy to get a sunlounger, beach was not packed....

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel Sao Rafael Atlantico enjoy a spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic sea, direct access to Sao Rafael Beach and only at a short drive to Albufeira centre. The interiors have contemporary design features with space and light throughout. The rooms are modern and have large balconies with views over the sea and gardens. The extensive gardens offer a beautiful mediterranean landscape with olive and palm trees. There is also a state-of-the-art SPA featuring leading wellness therapies and treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sao Rafael Atlantico

Address: Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Atlantic Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range: RM564 - RM1,879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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