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8.6

Excellent

7,402 reviews

7,402 reviews

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9.0

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 310 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Praia São Rafael 230 m
Sao Rafael Beach 310 m
Hotel Maritur (private) 380 m
Arrifes Beach 390 m
Vigia Beach 390 m
Hotel Maritur 450 m
Ponta Pequena Beach 550 m
Ponta Grande Beach 680 m
Xorino Cave 700 m
Laua 1.0 km

Sao Rafael Atlantico

Sesmarias, Praia de Castelo, Albufeira, Portugal - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Praia de Castelo part of Albufeira, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

310 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Albufeira every 29 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Sao Rafael Atlantico

Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Double Standard Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Nature View Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed
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Sea View Double Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Pool View Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Suite 2 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Suite(2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed)
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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Double or Twin Room, Sea View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sao Rafael Atlantico have a swimming pool?

While staying at Sao Rafael Atlantico, you can enjoy the None facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

Does Sao Rafael Atlantico offer dry cleaning services?

Yes! Sao Rafael Atlantico provides dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Sao Rafael Atlantico features car park free of charge for all visitors traveling with a vehicle. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What bars are in close proximty of Sao Rafael Atlantico?

While lounging at Sao Rafael Atlantico, enjoy your evening or night out at Bar Bizarro or Sir Harry's Bar to get the most out of your nightlife.

At what time of the year is Sao Rafael Atlantico most popular?

Sao Rafael Atlantico's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in March.

In which languages can Sao Rafael Atlantico's employees communicate?

Sao Rafael Atlantico can speak up to 2 languages which includes English for visitors that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Sao Rafael Atlantico's pet services?

75.0% of our verified visitor reviews have given a positive appraisal and remarks about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Sao Rafael Atlantico down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sao Rafael Atlantico an average rating of 8.6. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and evaluations by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Sao Rafael Atlantico?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Sao Rafael Atlantico an average rating of 8.3. You can search for more comprehensive customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to Sao Rafael Atlantico?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Albufeira Main Bus Station, 3923.97 m away from Sao Rafael Atlantico.

What is the closest airport to Sao Rafael Atlantico?

The closest airport to Sao Rafael Atlantico is Jerez Airport, 201.0 km away.

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What people love about Sao Rafael Atlantico

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Good value, great location close to long beach with good facilities."

    Xuandong

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    6 June 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Best location for the best two beaches and beach restaurants ."

    rebecca

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    29 July 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Beautiful hotel, we were upgraded for the suite which was so spacious and had a beautiful view."

    Fizah

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    23 January 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,186 Albufeira properties
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Location score
9/10
Service score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
9/10
Cheapest price score
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
7,402 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.0
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More about Sao Rafael Atlantico

More about Sao Rafael Atlantico

Sao Rafael Atlantico

Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Sao Rafael Atlantico. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Albufeira can be assisted with the car hire services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Sao Rafael Atlantico. The hotel's room service will make staying in a great choice.
Rooms at Sao Rafael Atlantico are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Sao Rafael Atlantico offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained.
You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Sao Rafael Atlantico has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Sao Rafael Atlantico ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, diving and wind surfing. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's hiking trails.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
This hotel's facilities score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hammam
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Wind surfing
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Seven Seas
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Mediterranean
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Menu: Buffet
RAW
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

Sesmarias, Praia de Castelo, Albufeira, Portugal
Exceptional
Location

9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Reviews of Sao Rafael Atlantico from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.4
Location9.0
Service8.4
Value for money7.7
High score for Albufeira
Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (2)
Showing 17 verified guest comments
9.6
Exceptional
rebecca from United Kingdom
Couple
Nature View Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Exceptional”

Best location for the best two beaches and beach restaurants .

Reviewed July 29, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Felipe from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

Not a 5 star”

A 5 star resort cannot allow parties until late evening jeopardising the guests’ well-being. The nature of a hotel is to provide quite and comfortable rooms and good shower. This is the most important, the rest is nice to have. Furthermore, there aren’t rigid pillows, just flat ones. You felt like no pillows at all. I asked for more rigid pillows and received to pillows in the same case… There isn’t liquid body wash, just bars. The breakfast area isn’t big enough to provide a comfortable breakfast.

Reviewed June 04, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Xuandong from Netherlands
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Excellent”

Good value, great location close to long beach with good facilities. breakfast is good, dinner is not very recommended…flat flavor not many quality food to eat. Wifi is weak in the pool area…something need to be improved

Reviewed June 06, 2022

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7.2
Very good
HARRIS from Canada
Couple
Suite Atlantic
Stayed 3 nights in August 2022

NOT a 5-star resort!!”

Let's get this straight, this hotel/resort is not 5-star worthy. The food at the buffet is inedible. It baffles me that management charges over €30 for the buffet dinner and seemingly refuse to elevate their cuisine considering the number of negative reviews based on food alone. The sushi restaurant is essentially in the Lobby which makes for an interesting dining experience (not positive) and we were forced to wait 30+ mins after having done our meal to just sign our receipt, the waiter never came to see us (there are only 5 tables in the restaurant, come on!). The location is INCREDIBLE and Sao Rafael Beach is breathtaking, I'll give them that. I would not stay here again and I would not recommend it to my friends.

Reviewed October 01, 2022

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6.0
Vanessa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2021

Feels a bit like a business hotel”

Large spacious, lovely pools and gardens, moments from the beach…. But a bit soulless… you need a car and to be able to explore the beautiful beaches around and great restaurants driving distance away

Reviewed September 23, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
habitat
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Wekkend en' couple ”

Top

Reviewed October 25, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Felipe from Spain
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2021

Estupendo hotel”

Ubicación buenísima para visitar el Algarve y para disfrutar de la cercana playa de San Rafael. Destacaría la tranquilidad del hotel y sus alrededores. Quizá mejorable en los desayunos. Por lo demás de 10

Reviewed September 21, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Françoise from Switzerland
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

A améliorer ”

Très bel hôtel bien placé mais pas de patins sous les chaises au petit déjeuner ( bruit) et travaux pendant 3 jours autour de la piscine.

Reviewed May 15, 2022

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6.0
Chantal from Canada
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Above average”

Hôtel qui a besoin de rénovation. Ce n’est vraiment pas un 5 étoiles.

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Heinz from Switzerland
Couple
Nature View Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Very good”

war top. Vor allem die Aussenanlage mit Pool und Garten.

Reviewed May 25, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Christina from Germany
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Großzügige Zimmer, tolle Lage”

Die Zimmer sind sehr modern und geräumig, bequeme und eher weiche Betten. Toll auch, dass es eine Kaffeemaschine im Zimmer gibt. Der private Strand ist über einen malerischen Steg durch den Palmen und Oliven Garten erreichbar. Sehr schön und ruhig gelegen. Personal war ausgesprochen fröhlich und freundlich!

Reviewed March 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jana from Germany
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Ein Traum! ”

Wir waren begeistert von der Ruhe, der wunderschönen Lage und dem tollen Garten. Das Meer ist über einen kleinen Plankenweg zu erreichen und das Personal äußerst nett.

Reviewed October 30, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Tiago from Portugal
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2022

Experiência 3/5”

É sem dúvida um bom hotel, mas senti algumas restrições de liberdade e algum controlo por parte dos funcionários. Demasiadas regras para um bom usufruto do que oferece Relativamente ao conforto recomendo.

Reviewed August 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Mara from Portugal
Couple
Nature View Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Melhor hotel ”

O melhor hotel onde já estive! Funcionários muito simpáticos! Excelente localização

Reviewed April 29, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
MIOCK from South Korea
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

좋은 풍경 보면서 쉬기에 좋아요”

26일간의 스페인 포르투갈 여행 막바지 즈음에 좋은 경치를 보며 잠시 쉬기 위해 들른 곳인데 조용하고 경치도 좋았어요. 저희는 돈을 조금 더 내고 오션뷰로 바꿨는데 좋은 선택이었다고 생각해요. 3층이 아니 2층이라서 아주 조금 아쉬웠지만. ㅎㅎㅎ 해 뜨기전 여명을 꼭 즐기세요. 정말 아름답습니다. 밤에 별도 잘 보이구요.

Reviewed January 27, 2023

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9.2
Exceptional
KWANGMAHN from South Korea
Couple
Double Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

실내수영장 이용시 수영모 꼭!”

실내 구영장은 수영모가 반드시 있어야 한답니다. 없으면 입구에서 5유로씩에 팔아요. 빌려 주는 것은 없어요. 자쿠지나 월풀 또는 사우나는 별도로 하루에 10유로를 지불해야 합니다만, 많은 시설이 작동하지 않아요. 위치는 최고입니다!

Reviewed October 27, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Iryna from Ukraine
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Very good”

Отель произвел двоякое впечатление. Возможно, потому что путешествовали в низкий сезон. С одной стороны, красивая и ухоженная территория. Спасибо персоналу, что в конце концов постарались найти нам 2 номера с прекрасным видом. С другой стороны, отель выглядел немного грустновато и монотонно. Хочется больше душевности. Номера большие, но хотелось бы уютнее. С уборкой все в порядке. На завтраке много свежих фруктов, игристое, хороший кофе. Все остальное скудновато: пару видов сыра и мяса, горячего очень мало, немного выпечки. Атмосфера, скоре столовой, чем ресторана.

Reviewed February 08, 2022

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