São Rafael Atlântico

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
2 indoor pools

Overview of São Rafael Atlântico

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São Rafael Atlântico

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Albufeira Old Town Square

9,0/10 Superb

993 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour business center
For families
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 2 min drive
  • Albufeira Marina - 2 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 23 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 24 min drive
  • Benagil Beach - 34 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 41 min drive
  • Carvoeiro Beach - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 15 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 21 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 28 min drive

About this property

São Rafael Atlântico

5-star luxury hotel by the ocean
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a poolside bar, and a terrace at São Rafael Atlântico. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach. Indulge in a body treatment, a massage, and a body scrub at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature ocean views and more. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 indoor pools and a children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • Concierge services, an elevator, and 15 meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and a banquet hall
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the beach locale
Room features
All 149 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like furnished balconies and pillow menus. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • 40-inch HDTVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (4413 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Seven Seas - Onsite buffet restaurant.
Mediterranean - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Open daily.
RAW - Onsite sushi bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Chill Out Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 7284

Also known as

Atlantic Sao Rafael Hotel
Hotel Atlantic Sao Rafael
Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic
Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic
Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel
Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does São Rafael Atlântico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, São Rafael Atlântico does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at São Rafael Atlântico?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at São Rafael Atlântico on 25 October 2022 start from R1 950, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at São Rafael Atlântico?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at São Rafael Atlântico?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at São Rafael Atlântico?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at São Rafael Atlântico?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at São Rafael Atlântico?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at São Rafael Atlântico?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at São Rafael Atlântico and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, sailing, and water skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. São Rafael Atlântico also has a sauna and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near São Rafael Atlântico?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Dom Diniz (11-min walk), Praia Grande (11-min walk), and A Sardinha (12-min walk).
Does São Rafael Atlântico have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around São Rafael Atlântico like?
São Rafael Atlântico is a short 12-minute walk from Sao Rafael Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Albufeira Marina. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay
This hotel was amazing.. The private access to the beach was awesome.. No complaints.. Everything about this hotel was great
Paul, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice
The room we stayed in was very spacious. It The living space was separated by a door to the bedroom which was perfect, each side had its own bathroom and tv, the kids sleep arrangements was already set up in the living space which I was happy with. The fridge was restocked, and beds made. There was no gift shop in the hotel. Only complaint would be not having the drinks included with the dinner.
Carla, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jazmine, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

We had an ocean view room booked, as it was our anniversary. The resort downgraded us and did attempt to make up for us by giving us “spa access”. As we had tours booked as well as traveling with another couple that did not have access so we were unable to use the access. The resort was also hosting a team and therefore had areas of the resort off limits, such as the rooftop bar. The staff was friendly and helpful however the resort was tired, the carpeting was stained, old and dirty throughout the hallways. Shower door moldy and beds well used and saggy. Other then the view, I have no idea how this is a 5 star resort.
Typical hallway
Shower door
Jennifer, 4-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

4 day stay at the beach
The hotel is located just a stones throw to the beach, which is very nice. The hotel garden is well kept and enjoyable to walk in the morning. I did not appreciate wearing a plastic Wristband during our stay as a result of the the Italian football team staying at the hotel. Because of this we were not permitted to stroll the entire hotel at all times. The hotel needs a refresh the carpets are in need of a refresh!!! The interior is dark brown color: walls and floors.
Annette, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best stay in Europe
Our stay was amazing. They were able to upgrade us to an amazing suite and the hotel is right off the beach. Located on the beach are amazing views of the rocks and arch formations as well as the best restaurant. Though the food at the resort is not the best compared to the restaurants in the area their vegetable soup is amazing and the restaurant 100 meters away on the beach is probably the best in the area and the view is unbeatable.
Sofia, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Jodie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

linda, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really good but……
Superb hotel, excellent and very friendly staff. Fantastic location with great grounds and a short walk to glorious beaches. However, our stay was seriously impaired by building works around the pool area. Very loud nail guns and hammering all day long for the entirety of our stay. Fully realise that this would have been temporary and our timing was unfortunate but this was not the 5 star service we expected and the hotel claimed.
Nigel, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cinthya, 6-night trip
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