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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Clean, minimalistic colours and lines is what greets you when you first arrive. If you like modern, in creams, browns and beiges then you will love this hotel. We had a family deluxe suite which was beautiful and extremely spacious. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, large living area and a balcony. Although on level one there isn't much of a view... More 

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2 Thank Annacarla17
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Anna, Thank you so much for your review and thank you also for your preference for São Rafael Suite hotel. It is proud for us to verify that our guests left the hotel with satisfaction and spend some time to give their opinion after that, not only to let us know, but also to advise other potential guests. We... More 

Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I stayed here last Friday night up until yesterday night. I can truly say that I have enjoyed my stay to the maximum. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffet were lovely and did not disappoint every night. The a-la-carte restaurant was close to five star standards and service was excellent. In all bars and restaurants staff were friendly, courteous and amicable.... More 

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2 Thank Amber H
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Amber, Thank you for choosing São Rafael Suite Hotel. Our guests opinions are very important for us, not only to feel proud when they are satisfied, but also in order to improve our services according with their advices. We feel very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the hotel and our services and will be an honor to... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have recently had a great fun long weekend at the Sao Rafael Suite Hotel to celebrate my husbands 40th Birthday. We went away with 4 other couples mainly to relax, chill out , eat and drink and we weren't disappointed. The rooms were spotless and our standard deluxe suite was very spacious. The staff were exceptionally polite and accommodating,... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We feel very happy to know that we were able to provide you a great time with friends and specially a very nice 40th birthday, thank you very much! Your presence made us very proud and your feedback is very important for us. Some measures are already been taken in order to correct some failures and improve our... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here at the end of June with our 14yo daughter and it was lovely, food great with lots of choice for all meals, pools wonderful with no mad rush for sunbeds, staff were great, nothing is too much bother from the reception staff to the waiting staff to the cleaners, all were extremely pleasant. We had a family... More 

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7 Thank Cathy M
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Cathy, Was a pleasure to read your review. Our priority is our guests satisfaction and realise that our efforts have a positive result, make us very proud. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again and make part of another great time for your family! Best wishes Kind regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Just returned from a fantastic six night break - myself, wife and two kids aged 5 and 4. We had a very relaxing time at a quality all inclusive hotel geared towards families. The hotel has been refurbished in the last few years and is very clean and modern. We had a standard deluxe suite (not the family suite) which... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you so much for choosing São Rafael Suite Hotel as your holidays destination. Your satisfaction is a proud for us and all your words deserve our attention. We work everyday trying to achieve our guests expectations and we learn with them to improve our failures. We hope to welcome you again, for another birthday with cake and... More 

Craigavon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our family have just spent 11 days in the Sao Rafael Suite hotel and would have no hesitation recommending it to other travellers looking for a fantastic 5 star all inclusive holiday. The facilities, food, service, rooms and quiet location where all excellent and made it a most enjoyable holiday. We stayed in a sea view suite which had plenty... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mark, It was a pleasure to welcome you and we feel proud to know that you have enjoyed your holidays in São Rafael Suite Hotel. Thank you so much for your preference and also for your kindness. Kind regards, More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Myself, my wife and our 2 kids aged 9 & 6 have just returned from our 10 day all inclusive holiday at this excellent hotel. The staff were attentive, polite and always happy to help, The food was varied with an massive choice, i especially enjoyed the steaks and fresh fish cooked on the BBQ every lunchtime, My wife is... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bryan, Your comment made us very proud! Was a pleasure to welcome you at São Rafael Suite hotel and there is nothing better than be sure that our guests left the hotel with satisfaction, thank you so much! Hope to see you one day again. Kind regards, More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Just back from our second stay at the sao rafael suite hotel and my review from last year still stands, the hotel is outstanding. First class service, spotlessly clean rooms and facilities and the new addition of the meditteranean restaurant is fantastic. Also having lunch in the main restaurant instead of the pool bar was a brilliant idea as lunchtimes... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Calire, Will be a pleasure to welcome you again and again! Thank you for such lovely words. We feel very proud to know that you really have enjoyed your holidays and that we were able to go meet your expectations. São Rafael Suite hotel is waiting for your next visit! Kind regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Myself, my partner and two teenagers returned from our trip on 28th June all feeling very deflated after a wonderful week stay at this hotel! I would recommend this hotel to anyone as it is suitable for families with children or couples without. We were automatically upgraded when we arrived so we were really pleased. The room was very spacious... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear kelly, Thank you so much for your review and also for your preference for São Rafael Suite Hotel. Will be a pleasure to welcome you again and have the chance to be part of your holidays. Kind regards, More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed here for 12 nights with our kids aged 4 & 7. We had a deluxe suite which was very spacious with the comfiest & biggest bed I have ever slept in. It was very clean and modern. The food was delicious with a good variety and even my 4 year old fussy eater enjoyed it. The pools were... More 

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Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for being so kind and attentive in your review. We feel very happy to know that we were a good contribution to make your holidays special with your family. It was very nice to welcome you and we hope to have the chance to receive your visit again in the future! Kind regards More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sao Rafael Suites is located in central Algarve, close to the Sao Rafael beach and the popular town of Albufeira. The hotel suites offer spacious accommodation for families and couples, with separate living and sleeping areas, dining area and balcony.Five star facilities include a Relax Spa Centre, Kids Club, two large outdoor pools and a Golf Putting Green. With excellent rates, this is an affordable five star resort for the whole family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sao Rafael Suites

Address: Caminho das Sesmarias, Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Suite Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range: $152 - $618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
Cs Sao Rafael Hotel Albufeira
Sao Rafael
Cs Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
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“Best views are the ones with a sea view but these come at an extra cost over £100 each per weeks stay”
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 of 5 bubbles Grandelion, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We did ask for a good view as it was my wife's "big" birthday, go a view but could have been better! ”
 of 5 bubbles BrianODublin, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floors (4) will probably get a sea view. The hotel is set back from the beach. All the rooms are spacious and comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles GillandMartynTravis, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor sea view”
 of 5 bubbles dianesenior, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Delux Suite - Beautiful and roomy and such comfy beds - Big bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles JillyCanvey, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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