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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Just a few Kilometers from Albufeira, good romos, great Breakfast selection, very plesant staff. The beach just below the Hotel is stunning!! They recommended a Bike guide for me that showed up on time and afterwards shuteled me back to the hotel.

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We originally booked CS Sao Rafeal Suite Hotel but then was moved to their sister hotel as the relax centre was closed. When we got to the Atlantic hotel you could really see the difference 5* quality. we were shown around the hotel and to our room by a lovely young chap. This was me and my boyfriends first trip...

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3Thank Chanaide B
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This hotel is located in a very nice area. Sea is about 15 minutes walking down a panoramic escalator that brings to a wonderfull natural area on the sea. The beach is quite small and not private to the hotel guests. Room with nice modern design. Food quite standard as all international hotel.

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2Thank Freddy C
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Hotel was clean, quiet, good breakfast but was let down by the evening meal on each of the 4 nights I stayed here. The hotel has a boardwalk down to the beach which is worth spending time at. Hotel provided us with a proper sized iron and board. The Internet only works in the reception area for my iPad, for...

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1Thank Sharon C
Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 24 April 2013

As the President of the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, I have nothing but good things to say about the service provided by the hotel. Not only the meeting venue and rooms are amazing, as the surroundings were highly praised by all involved. I have to thank Claudia Carvalho and Sandra Esgarrancho (and Filipa Maximiano,...

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1Thank Paulo O
Dorridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Originally booked into CS Sao Rafael Suite but were re-directed on arrival to Atlantic which is about 2K away. Were allocated a suite for the three of us - wonderful luxury. Have never experienced so much comfort and space in a hotel and the pillows were sooo soft. The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. Everyone we met spoke...

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1Thank Nigel S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Lovely hotel with great views and garden areas. Good spa area and excellent internal and external swimming pools. Only negative is that there are not enough sun loungers at the pool areas for all guests. This may result in you having to sit on a bean bag by the pool instead. Hotel staff weren't concerned by the lack of space.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I have just got back from Algarve. I would highly recommend this hotel. I definitely felt the hotel lived up to its 5* rating. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Rooms Very modern, spacious, clean and comfortable. We opted for a sea view bedroom which had amazing views. Food We had the breakfast buffet which was good. Overall, this...

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2Thank ShahK21
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We are staying at this hotel right now and enjoying every moment despite of the cold & rainy weather. Rooms Very modern, big, clean with a beautiful view - everything very well thought through. We stay with a 2 year old daughter and had enough space for 3 of us. Food We tried snack bar for lunch and breakfast buffet...

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2Thank S0lfamily
Warsaw
Reviewed 26 February 2013

A truly exceptional and truly excellent hotel amazingly located with breathtaking views and top class service. And tuna! : ) yes they got this hotel restaurant where we were served best ever prepared tuna which I can remember for lifetime. The hotel is just perfect. We were there three times as anything other there simply couldn't fulfil our expectations. Every...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $124 - $509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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“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
“I would get a standard or see view room preferably on top floor (floor 4).”
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“Rooms with ocean view or garden view are the best in my opinion.”
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