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Dorridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 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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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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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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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Myself and my mum stayed here in early September, booked under a 'adults' only holiday we arrived to find it was 'couples' which we did find a bit awkward to begin with, as did another mother/daughter couple we got chatting to. Bedroom - lovely beds really comfortable with GREAT pillows! - bathroom was open plan (bit awkward but manageable) and...

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Central Scotland
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed at the Sao Rafael in September for 14 nights. The hotel itself was nice but fell short of it's 5 star rating. The rooms were contemporary in design and spacious with all mod cons including a mini bar and Air con but be warned the items contained within the mini bar are very expensive, we emptied the mini...

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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 you consider our/yours hotel to be a good hotel, and that our food options were up to your expectations. It will be my pleasure to share your feedback with our team, they will be glad to know that you...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Travelled with Thomson holidays advertised as a 'Couples Only' holiday. Whilst advertised as 5* I considered it wasn't up to that standard. It is a very modern hotel situated some 5miles from Albufuria. No easy public transport available and the hotel is situated in a residential area. There appeared to be a lack of regular staff, I discovered that the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to give us your stay feedback. It is true the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel is situated 8 minutes away from the Center of Albufeira. Public transportation is available in our sister hotel CS São Rafael Suite Hotel located 5 minutes walking from the Atlantic Hotel. the hotel is near the São...

Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This was our first holiday in Portugal celebrating our first anniversary, traveling with Thomson couples, we arrived late due to a piece of grit in one of our flight crews eye, worryingly our coach driver had to unload our baggage in the dark, greeted with champaigne and friendly staff. Our room was at garden level which felt very private and...

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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 review with us and other travellers after your recent stay. I´m glad that our standards and hotel facilities were up to your expectations. It is correct our rooms were thought to provide you the best confort and a trully relaxing stay. Thank you for your...

Newport Gwent.
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Before we left for hols I e.mailed Thomson because I heard that the hotel chain was in trouble. They advised there was nothing to worry about. Locals told us otherwise and the gradual overall decline of the hotel and grounds substantiated it. I have never had cause to complain to Thomson in 20 years but this hotel was very disappointing....

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the CS São Rafael Atlantic Hotel. I deeply regret to read that you felt disappointed with your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about the Hotel Team, they were glad to know that you enjoyed their services. I will take...

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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
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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: €99 - €294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Atlantico 5*
Number of rooms: 149
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“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
“I would get a standard or see view room preferably on top floor (floor 4).”
 of 5 bubbles chickenlaunched, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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