NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Albufeira Marina
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NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

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Rooftop bar, ocean views, open daily
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
2 restaurants, Portuguese cuisine
On the beach, white sand

Overview of NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Pool View

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed

Suite, Balcony

  • 70 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Double or Twin Room, Balcony (Nature)

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, Balcony

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed

Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Sea View

  • 35 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 6 min drive
  • Gale Beach - 10 min drive
  • Salgados Beach - 6 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 12 min drive
  • The Strip - 9 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 17 min drive
  • Balaia Golf Village - 12 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 17 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 28 min drive


  • Praia da Coelha - 3 min drive
  • A Sardinha - 12 min walk
  • Restaurante O Marinheiro - 15 min walk
  • Restaurante da Praia de São Rafael - 13 min walk
  • Margem Sul - 2 min walk

About this property

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is a great choice for your beach stay in Albufeira, putting you near activities like windsurfing, water skiing, and kayaking. 2 indoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and facials. Dining choices include 2 restaurants and the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a cold drink. A poolside bar, a fitness center, and a sauna are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travelers like the pool and overall property condition.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surf lessons nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (4413 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Seven Seas - Onsite buffet restaurant.
Fado - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine. Open select days.
Chill Out Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs EUR 10 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Property Registration Number 7284

Also known as

Atlantic Sao Rafael Hotel
Hotel Atlantic Sao Rafael
Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic
Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico

Frequently asked questions

Does NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, horseback riding, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico also has a sauna and a Turkish bath, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Portuguese cuisine and ocean views.
Does NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico like?
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is a short 13-minute walk from Sao Rafael Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Albufeira Marina.







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4/10 Fair

JENNIFER, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Andrea, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not worth it
Good Hotel, however, the mattress was not a king mattress (2 singles put together) and the room in close proximity to the dining hall (You could hear the preparation for the breakfast in the early hours 3/4 am). Was not the value we were expecting. However the hotel is close to the beach, which is great.
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Josh, 3-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Hotel is very odd and dated. Random empty spaces, no decor, very dated.
Pedro, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joao, 9-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Michael, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Reenu, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Kellie, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very spacious hotel, lovely pool area and access to beach Helpful staff Shuttle into the old town Rooms are a little dated Would be nice if the gym opened earlier Hotel restaurant was closed but we weren't told about that
Kiah, 4-night family trip
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