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Sesmarias, 8200-917 Albufeira, Portugal – Show map
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All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
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Overlooking the stunning São Rafael Beach, this luxurious 5-star hotel is a 5 minute drive from Albufeira. It features fantastic sea and garden views and offers free parking.
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In a beachfront location, the 5-star Vidamar Algarve features contemporary rooms and a free fitness center.
Score from 425 reviews Very good
May 22, 2015
Bathroom area no privacy , as the wall is just dividing between bedroom and toilet and shower room , with only glass doors .kettle in room ,2 teabags on arrival , but you need to call forroom service to get milk or coffee to make a drink, not 5star we have had better in 4star.
Lovely location, great selection at breakfast.beutiful spa
May 19, 2015
The double bed was two beds pushed together which was very annoying being on our honeymoon! The pool bar was quite slow service and staff weren't overly friendly. No where to purchase any crisps I've cream etc and no shop we saw nearby to purchase anything.
We chose a hotel outside of the town so it would be more peaceful and it didn't disappoint. We had a lovely relaxing stay. The spa was lovely-staff were excellent. The meditarianian restaurant was really good, excellent food and host. Good choice at breakfast even for a vegetarian.
May 17, 2015
Poor choice of meals during breakfast (lack of vegetables), twin bed instead of double
Location, services, pool area and beach, nice views
April 26, 2015
Rooms service variable. Staff responses variable in terms of smiling, interactions. Bar menus unexciting. Decor too uniform throughout
Great location, 2 mins walk to fantastic beach, good time of year to go, great sun, simple holiday, some staff members really making an effort.
April 23, 2015
It would be perfect if the breakfast was until 11:00. And a bit more of toiletries (like shower sponges and toothbrushes) would be great as well.
It wasn't the first time we stayed in that hotel and for sure not the last one
April 18, 2015
It is definitely not a 5-start restaurant.
April 12, 2015
The only thing I wasn't too keen on was that we had to wear wierd swimming hats in the spa that you had to pay €5 for! Not exactly a glamourous look!
The staff were great! The room was very nice with a huge comfy bed. We are in the al la carte resturant which was really yummy and good value for money. The view from the room was amazing and this hotel is on the best beach in the Algarve!
March 14, 2015
Great Hotel, lovely staff very helpful. Superb cleaners. The room was made up every day. We were sad to leave!
November 15, 2014
I was travelling alone and arrived late at night and found it very difficult to find the hotel. Signs on the approaching road definitely needed!
Staff extremely friendly and very helpful. Beautiful surroundings.
November 9, 2014
I feel the hotel should have been more helpful . It has been 5 weeks still with my leg in plaster it has been very traumatic. This accident was not my fault The Hotel have not made an apology or any goodwill offer.
This was my third time at this hotel, I gave it an excellent review last time . I went back to enjoy the spa again. This time however I slipped on a very wet floor breaking my ankle. I ended my holiday in hospital.
November 9, 2014
very bad or no service at the breakfast poor quality of the breakfast (pineapple out of a can!) a staff that is not interested at all in the customer, they are even not friendly very dead hotel, no atmosphere, fake flowers everywhere poor cleaning plastic cover over the mattress, it feels like you are in a hospital but the mattress was a very good quality
room interior location garden
October 30, 2014
Five star hotel with 3 star service , hot buffet food was often cold and never replaced ,Long waiting involved for lunch snacks and drinks at the pool bar. Far quicker to walk to beach cafe for better quality food. Would only return if the room rates matched the poor service. ( 3*).
The hotels location , gardens and nearby beach were first class.
October 28, 2014
It would be great to have more options for recreation. The roof top bar was quite boring, maybe due to end of season.
We had beautiful honeymoon in Sao Rafaelo Atlantic Hotel at the end of the september. The room was really spacious with great king sized bed. We had half board and the food was good and various. Staff was nice and very helpful. Hotel has it's own path to the Sao Rafaelo beach which is great. We even got champagne and strawberries as honeymoon welcome gift! Hope to get back there as soon as possible!
October 26, 2014
Room looked clean but had to get cleaner in to clean underside of toilet seat badly soiled . Cold food at breakfast and fresh fruit covered in flies
Grounds and room
October 25, 2014
Did not allow for a late check out, although the hotel was not at full capacity
Location, modern facilities
October 17, 2014
WIFI performance was unacceptable poor and login procedure complicated
The staff loves cats Polite and helpful staff The near by beach Superior breakfast buffet It was possible to get a machine-coffe that deserves this name
October 16, 2014
Amazing views Incredible and extensive breakfast selection Direct access to beach Spacious rooms
October 12, 2014
When I did check-out, there was only one staff at reception who was answering a long phone call. A easy check-out took us nearly 10 minutes.
Good price with best location.
October 10, 2014
Pillows very un comfortable and some staff at bar when ordering food refused to serve it to us when we had ordered there he day before he was very rude
Great facilities. Grand child loved he use of all the swimming pools great venue for the wedding we attended
October 9, 2014
A bit strange room design Slow wi-fi Absence of clothes dryer in the room
Location (a bit far from albufeira (~30-40 min walking), but very comfortable as not so much tourists as in the city Beach is good Comfortable hotel at all Good territory and nice look of the hotel Good breakfast
October 9, 2014
A little miscomunication (I hope, at least..) on asking for a corkscrew in our room for our anniversary line, and being told to go to the bar with the bottle -instead of just borrowing one- or pay 8 EUR to be brought one in the room. Don't get me wrong, we could have went to the bar to get the corkscrew, we didn't NEED it brought in the room. But we were not expecting to be charged 8eur, or sent with the bottle. Tue situation got solved , so it s ok, probably a miscommunication. What I didn't like was the fact that we booked with halfboard, and there were no water offered to the meal. Nor were they mentionig it. So we were surprised when we got charged for it. Again, water is water.. We were not expecting alcohol, but a glass of water is common sense I would say.
We stayed there for 5 nights and we liked the hotel and the garden a lot. The way to the beach is very scenic food was good but not stelar. We appreciated the gesture of champagne and strawberries for our anniversary.
October 7, 2014
there was a kettle in the room but no tea or coffee. I was told that coffee wasn't supplied in the room. So that meant buying it. Money making racket. The indoor pool is free only if you have a swimming hat! If no swimming hat then its €5 entry. Money making scam. No 5 star hotel should act like this. No water or drinks is included in the buffet. So when you buy your bottle of wine or water the waiters and waitresses rush to your table and top your glass up to finish your bottle quicker hence leaving you to buy more. Its obvious the staff are told do this. Its brutal carry on. Lovely hotel but a complete bunch of money grabbers. No way on earth is it a 5 star. Irish standards in a good 4 star would wipe the floor with the attitude of this place
September 30, 2014
September 28, 2014
Not enough sun chairs around the pool & some broken ones left there. Gym open only at 10am Should be open at 7am for training before breakfast
Great private location away from Algarve crowds. Beautiful palm tree pools. Five star relaxing stay!
September 22, 2014
The spa facilities are not the top of the notch - some things did not work in the massage pool (you have to pay 10 euro for the access); and 5 euro fee for the swimming hat is a bit too much. The staff is not the most polite and welcoming in the world.
Overall the hotel was good. Although, in my opinion it is a great 4 (rather than 5) star hotel. The breakfast is good.
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