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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We have just returned from our week in CS Atlantic in Portugal, the weather was perfect around 28 degrees most days. The boardwalk to the beach was brilliant and well graduated enabling comfortable climbing. Room was lovely, well furnished and beautifully clean, the shower rooms great, the balcony was disappointing as there was no view and the palm trees were...

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We did stay at the hotel because we did organise our wedding in Albufeiria with 50 people. The hotel is very nice and we had a great suite. Although what was disappointing was the service. For me it's a 5 star hotel with a 3 star service. When you asked for something at reception, everything seemed to be difficult....., not...

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1Thank Luc V
Cumbria UK
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This hotel has a lot of really good features, lovely pool area, spa, nice rooms, comfortable beds, great shower rooms, wonderful restaurant staff, especially the staff in the Al Fresco restaurant (and the food). But the receptionist seriously let this hotel down, they are unhelpful, unsmiling (basic requirement for a receptionist surely???) and in our opinion should not be in...

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2Thank Cuthberrys
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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Thank gonas
York
Reviewed 12 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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2Thank sjo1966
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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4Thank michael10000
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 26 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $178 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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“We had a sea view room, which we saw some beautiful Sunrises.”
  • Our view, stunning.
648kate, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Third floor sea view”
richmking, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find a sun bed beside the pool during peak hours can be difficult”
DeclanW, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“As far as I understand the layouts..all the bedrooms other than suites are very much the same in size and design. Large and well furnished with lots of storage space.”
davidjM4893PE, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the top floor with a sea view are probably the best”
RuiB637, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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