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Sao Rafael Atlantico

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Durham City UK
Reviewed 24 September 2012

An excellent hotel for the type of holiday we wanted: comfortable, good food, entertainment and, most importantly, child free. The hotel location was good for us, but for the less active it might be too remote. The hotel has all of the amenities you could need but if you want to get out and about there is a small supermarket...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel thank you for taking your time to post your review regarding your recent stay with us. I was very pleased with your comments and very proud to know that you rate us as an “excellent hotel”. Our Executive Chef was also glad to read that you enjoyed our food options...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

just returned from 11 ngts at this hotel, although some aspects are ok other areas are not, the pool area was never cleaned properly, broken sunbeds and parasol bases, dirty cups and ashtrays from the day before, got to the point had to complain, to the hotel and Thompson rep, service was sometimes slow, although the staff that were there...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I do regret to read that you were not pleased with our Hotel standards and facilities. It is very disappointment to know that your expectations were not met. I do value your comments and I will share...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We have just got back from a holiday at the CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel and it was a really lovely experience. The staff are fantastic. Very attentive and to take pride in their work. We must say a special thank you to Rui who was our waiter every evening at dinner. A wonderful man, very friendly and took an...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent stay at the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. It is always a pleasure to read positive feedbacks such as yours. I was delighted to know that you had a “lovely experience” with us. Thank you very much for your inspiring words about the Hotel Team, I´ve already shared...

Cardiff
Reviewed 23 September 2012

me and my boy stayed in this hotel and had a lovely relaxing week. The bedrooms were very clean and spacious, definitly 5* the pools were very relaxing and clean not like other reviews said. We tried the 2 different restaurants which were worth going to, try and book these as much as you can as the buffet restaurant wasnt...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us and other travelers after your recent stay at CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I´m glad that you had a lovely, relaxing week and that our facilities were up to your expectations. I was surprised with your comments about the Hotel Team, we really receive many positive feedback concerning our dedicated...

england
Reviewed 21 September 2012

We had a lovely stay here in mid September. The weather was gorgeous-constant sunshine from early morning and warm evenings. There was often a cool breeze and the heat was never stifling as it was a dry rather than a humid heat. Contrary to some other reviewers, we always found there was plenty of shade (umbrellas, pods, palm trees) when...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel let me take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent stay with us. I was very happy to read, that overall our Hotel services and facilities met your expectations. It is true, we are truly lucky to be just a few steps from the...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2012

This hotel was very good, in parts. The staff were excellent and helpful, as were the Thompson' s reps. with their local knowledge and friendliness , The breakfasts were first class, plenty of choice, and freshly cooked egg dishes by very competent chefs in the restaurant. We had some good evening entertainments by an "Elvis", Gemma, a super soul singer,...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent stay at the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I was glad to read that you enjoyed our Hotel standards and facilities. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about the Hotel Team. I already pass them your kind words and they were proud to know that you appreciated...

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We arrived back from the Atlantic Hotel on Monday morning.Firstly,we went with Thomson & I cannot fault them at all.They were absolutely fantastic with me & my husband.I had an accident a few weeks before going on holiday so was in a boot using crutches & a wheelchair.Everything was done to help us from using a lift to get into...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel thank you for taking your time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you considered our/yours Hotel as a fabulous. I was thankful to know that our Hotel room was up...

Ruislip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012

The last two years my wife and I stayed at the Falesia hotel Acoteas a Thomson 4* gold hotel just 6Km east of Sao Rafael. This year we payed a little extra and went 5*. I cannot fault the hotel in any way except for the quality and choice of food in the buffet seven seas restaurant in the evening,...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel , thank you for sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us. I´m glad that overall you had a relaxing stay. I regret to read that our daily buffet options in the seven seas restaurant were not up to your expectations, we are always listening carefully to our guests...

Gloucestershire
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We had a relaxed, quiet time and generally enjoyed our stay at Sao Rafael resort and really loved Portugal. However we would not go back to CS Atlantic hotel again. Like every hotel and resort, this have also it’s positives and negatives. Firstly, it is not a 5* hotel in our view. It has potential to become one in the...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review after your recent stay at CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I´m glad that in general you enjoyed your stay and loved Portugal. All your remarks will be discussed in our Operational meeting with the departments head responsables, and you can be sure that we will for sure improve in the less positive...

Manchester
Reviewed 15 September 2012

On entering this hotel there is a quiet air of space and comfort. The harmonising mimilistic decor of browns and beiges even extends to the pool area where there is no sign of the ubiquitous white lougers and blue tiles. Our suitcases were delivered to ample bedrooms which have a huge bed with large squashy pillows. There is a wet...

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CSHOTELS, Manager at Sao Rafael Atlantico, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent stay at the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I was glad to read that you were pleased with our Hotel standards and facilities. It is true, our Hotel rooms are very spacious, they are designed with a contemporary concept that combines luxury and comfort must to make your...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $141 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Find a sun bed beside the pool during peak hours can be difficult”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles davidjM4893PE, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the top floor with a sea view are probably the best”
 of 5 bubbles RuiB637, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can book 'room only', do so and dine out at local restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles 180fayj, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms have great vistas. All rooms are the same apart from the view or if a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles johnrK6675JY, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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