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Staffordshire
Reviewed 31 August 2014

A first class hotel in a beautiful area of Portugal. The hotel is located away out of the main town, but with a free shuttle bus 3 times a day, this was no problem. There is a beautiful beach just less than 10minutes walk away. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and efficient, making your stay very special. Food is...

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5Thank Bernieald
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Welcome you again will be a pleasure for us! Your satisfaction made us very proud and we really appreciate your review. Thank you so much for your preference for São Rafael Suite Hotel. Kind regards,

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We had a week's holiday at this hotel. My husband booked it for our 25th wedding anniversary and we had a room with a lovely sea view and a large balcony. As a fabulous surprise they delivered to our room a bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. We were very touched by this gesture. We really enjoyed our...

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2Thank Shinyhappy123
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your comment was very much appreciated. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. If your preference is for hotels with small number of children, take a look on our website, we have São Rafael Atlantic and more...

wirral
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This all inclusive hotel was excellent. We had a standard room which was good - comfortable beds and pillows. There were 4 of us - myself, husband and 2 daughters 19 and 15. We did ask for rooms together and unfortunately we were put on separate floors. This was not too much of a problem but could have been if...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your review and also for choosing São Rafael Suite hotel. It was a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your holidays. Your satisfaction is very important for us, and we work everyday trying to improve the quality of our services. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the...

London
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Went for a week in August 2014. The hotel is modern and although it is fair to say that it is slightly in the middle of nowhere, we loved the location as we just wanted to relax. The beach is 10 minutes walk from the hotel and is beautiful! Very hot so we only went for an hour or so...

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

Dear Guests, Your presence made us very proud as well as your feedback, thank you! The satisfaction of our guests is our priority and we work hard every day in order to improve our services and exceed their expectations. Will be a pleasure to welcome you again in the future and have the chance to be part of another brilliant...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed here for 10 nights in July 2014. Good Points: Rooms were massive and cleaned daily. Food was always lovely, BBQ every lunch time, always plenty to choose from. Service in the buffet restaurant was great, couldn't fault it, the Mediterranean one was also perfect. Staff all very nice and friendly. Nice size pools (although they were very cold in...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing São Rafael Suite Hotel. All the points of your review deserves all our attention in order to improve and correct all the failures that can cause discomfort to our guests. We really appreciate your opinion and the time you spent to write it here. We apologise for some inconvenience and hope to welcome you...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is my first ever holiday with my partner so there is a lot to write so I shall bullet point. 1. service outstanding by all member of staff throughout the hotel : polite, friendly, welcoming, hard working, happy, very attentive 2. pool - a few cut feet because of loose tiles - deep pool was repaired during our stay....

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5Thank Teesh K
Rui V, Gerente at Sao Rafael Suites, responded to this review

Dear guest, Your review was really appreciated, thank you so much. We feel very proud to know that you had a great time in Albufeira, especially in our hotel. The satisfaction of our guests is our priority and we work everyday in order to improve and impress them. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the...

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Excellent staff and service. Food was good too. We did't quite enjoy the Ala cart restaurant as much. Thought the normal restaurant was quite good. The outdoor pool was a bit cold but we enjoyed the indoor pool a lot. The local beaches were within walking distance. The staff very kindly organised...

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your review. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and that our services were a good contribution to your satisfaction. Our guests satisfaction is for sure our priority. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to have the chance to do it again in the...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Having read prior reviews before taking this holiday I was hopeful of a good hotel. However from the moment we stepped into this hotel six days ago the place, services and staff have been fantastic. Check in was smooth and relaxed. Rooms are spacious, modern and wardrobes to due for -- so much so that partner does not want togo...

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

Dear Mr. Andrew, It was a pleasure to welcome you in our hotel and reading your review made us very proud!We will keep up the good work everyday and will always try to improve more and more in order to get our guests satisfaction. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you so much for your preference....

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed here for 10 nights in August. Room was really clean and spacious and had everything we needed. The kitchen didn't really serve any purpose apart from having a fridge. There was a hob but no pans, a kettle was provided but no tea or coffee as you would normally get in a hotel. The good was ok but...

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

Dear kerrie, First of all, thank you for choosing São Rafael Suite hotel for your holidays. Our guests reviews are very important for us in order to correct our failures and improve our services. According with this, your comments deserve all our attention and will be part of our concerns. About your dresses, the same way that we use to...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have never been to Portugal before so we picked this hotel as it looked really nice and the rooms were spacious. We took our5 year old and 20month old children. My son didn't really go I the kids club as I don't think there was enough to do for him and the baby there was nothing for her at...

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

Dear Mr. David, Thank you so much for choosing São Rafael Suite Hotel and also for your review. Your suggestions deserved all our attention and will be in our minds for future improvements. We feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed and wish to you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely,

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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 8200-385, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Suite Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range: $188 - $647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Sao Rafael
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“3rd floor for best views (and suites)”
 of 5 bubbles Coggers42, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 222 it's fab”
 of 5 bubbles jeddunne, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views are the ones with a sea view but these come at an extra cost over £100 each per weeks stay”
  • This was my Bed ripped and dirty
 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
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