São Rafael Atlântico

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
2 indoor pools

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São Rafael Atlântico

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sao Rafael Beach

8.9/10 Superb

987 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is Rs 158
Price available on 29/05/2022
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • 149 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Childcare
For families
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 38 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Coelha Beach - 2 min drive
  • Evaristo Beach - 4 min drive
  • Manuel Lourenco Beach - 4 min drive
  • Gale Beach - 10 min drive
  • Salgados Beach - 6 min drive
  • Herdade dos Salgados Golf - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 42 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 18 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 21 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 28 min drive

About this property

São Rafael Atlântico

São Rafael Atlântico is a great choice for your beach stay in Albufeira, putting you near activities like windsurfing, water skiing, and sailing. 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 3 restaurants and the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a cold drink. A poolside bar and a fitness center are offered, and rooms at this luxurious hotel get the details right with premium bedding and rainfall showerheads. Fellow travelers say great things about the beach location and comfortable guestrooms.

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
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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)
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals 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

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing 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


  • 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


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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • 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.


Seven Seas - Onsite buffet restaurant.
Mediterranean - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Open daily.
RAW - Onsite sushi bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Chill Out Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • 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, a first aid kit, and window guards 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
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São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
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São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira

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10/10 Exceptional

Great Value!
Really really nice & a great location. Stunning coastline!
David, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Leah, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great - 10/10. Everything was quality
Dhurell, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Hotel
The hotel was quite and next to the beach. Very nice
Nelson, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Long weekend in Algarve
Very nice location with lovely beach. Excellent breakfast buffet. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Friendly staff.
Markus, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel near the beach
Amazing location with gorgeous walk to a striking beach next to limestone cliffs. Delicious food at both the bar + the buffet breakfast + the buffet dinner. Terrific staff who spoke lovely english and made sure we had what we needed. Location does require either a car or an Uber (which are cheap btw) to get to other Algarve sites Hotel rooms and spa lovely, the hallways with the brown carpeting need a refresh
Katherine, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hailey, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend
Loved this place! Had a sea view, amazing! Beds and pillows were up to my standards on comfort level. Room is larger than a typical hotel, had nice closet space. Bathroom was big, with door for separating shower and another door separating toilet. Sink was open and the wall the sink was on wasn’t closed. You could walk around it, thought that a little odd. So if you need privacy in/out of shower because you are with family it’s a bit awkward. Robes and slippers are provided for the stay which was nice, especially if going to the spa. Which we did & recommend. The grounds are so pretty. Winter in January is when we went. The weather was perfect for us. Not to hot or to cold, sun was out the whole time. Breakfast buffet was wonderful! Love all the choices. We weren’t into the dinner choices in the dining room, I’m sure it’s good, just wasn’t our speed. We chose to do room service and/or the cafe up top. They had food more to our liking. And it was really good! Staff is very nice and helpful throughout. Would recommend bar height tables up in the cafe area so you can see the view that is so awesome. Getting to the beach is a pretty hike down some cool stairs. Lots and lots of them. But the beach is Amazing! So worth the walk. Hardly anyone on the beach so it was like our own. Shuttle brought us to old town where we shopped and had some lunch on another beach. Loved it! Would suggest having a little gift shop for souvenirs and items for the beach at the resort.
From our room
Room service food
The beach
Kelly, 3-night family trip
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