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São Rafael GuestHouse Estrada do Aldeamento São Rafael, 8200-613 Albufeira, Portugal – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 144 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 144 reviews
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May 21, 2015
bed in 2nd an 3rd bedroom hard mattress,no outside area downstairs
location , villa
May 9, 2015
When we returned from a day out the maid had been and cleaned the apartment, which was great. The issue we had was afterwards, the upstairs doors had been unlocked and left open. We had electrical equipment, passports, etc. in the apartment and didn't like the fact that someone could simply climb the wall from next door and take our stuff. Also we were only left one dishwasher tablet. Enough to last the duration of our stay wouldn't be much to ask for as we had dirty dishes in the dishwasher and sink a lot of the time. The maid did eventually put the dishwasher on but it would have been much better if we could have done this when we needed to. We didn't want to pay for a whole box of tablets ourself as we were only the for a few days.
Location Underground parking Spacious clean apartment Sun terrace Helpful staff Flat screen TVs
April 14, 2015
Great all round.
March 12, 2015
Not having a manual or reference book in the villa to resort to when trying to use different appliances and no instructions on how to convert the tv to different channels and languages.
The villa lived up to the description we were given. It was located in a upscale residential area with close proximity to a lovely beach.
February 24, 2015
The location, the spacious rooms, the well equipped kitchen, the very nice staff, the value for money. Everything really, I have no complaints what so ever. 11 out of 10 seriously recommended!
December 28, 2014
November 6, 2014
One small thing - Kitchen equipment did not leave much room for manouvre, cooking for kids something more sophisticated than pasta was a challenge.
Good value for money, 2 beaches within walking distance also for young kids.
November 2, 2014
There were some elements of the villa, which were style over substance. E.g bathroom mirror unusable. Large , spacious living room, but only 1long sofa. Wardrobes in bedroom, opened onto bed, very little room to get to them.
The villa was spacious and contemporary.
October 26, 2014
Great villa, with nice rooftop terrace and car parking right underneath. Close to the beach, clean accomdation, superfriendly staff.
October 16, 2014
Nothing really all round great experience.
Easy access to 2 beaches within 5 mins walk. 2 nice size pools for use. Modern, clean villa with plenty of living space for 3-4 adults. Good aircon Nice roof terrace. Confortable living and sleeping and quiet area.
September 30, 2014
Having to come home
Staff at reception couldn't do enough for us phoning taxis golf clubs etc place was lovely and clean pool right outside your balcony and very private . Beach a 10 min walk but worth the effort very clean can't wait to go back next year !!!!!
September 29, 2014
Garage was very small so we parked outside. Take your own soap! Quiet hard to find the entrance which could be sign posted.
Well stocked villa which sleeps 6. Gorgeous views from the balcony. Only 7 mins walk from the most perfect beach which had loungers, umbrellas and a cafe for lunch. Parking area.
September 25, 2014
We spent a week with my husband and our little baby in one of these villa. The stay was great, villa is very comfortable and located very close to the beautiful beach, very good conditions also for the baby.
September 12, 2014
I stayed in this villa in August 2014. I was along with 4 other girls and we just loved the villas. They were very clean and looked to be very new. The villa was so luxurious!! We were in heaven! There is 3 pools which we shared with other villa stayers but the pools were very quiet. The villa was about 5 mins in a taxi out of Albufiera but we didn't mind that. There is shops and a hotel with restaurant just up the road. I'd definitely come back to this villa and I would recommend them to all my friends. The villa was like staying in a really fancy house! We loved it!!
September 10, 2014
Downstairs bedroom/bathroom needs more light and towel hooks.
We stayed one week in 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom very nice villa, located near beautiful beaches. Big terrace with wonderful ocean view. Friendly staff. We especially appreciate Ana's help at reception desk. She was great to give us useful information and helpful on our multiple requests. Better to have a car to stay there.
September 9, 2014
No soap bars or shampoo provided. Toilet paper limited.
The layout of the villa, 3 bathrooms & bedrooms, the TV stations, full refrigerator, 3 unheated pools, underground parking, the included breakfast, great orange juice. Small grocery store 4 blocks away. Near by restaurant. Quiet location. 2 Beaches with restaurant in walking distance. Friendly staff. Note check in is up the block with the breakfast location.
August 16, 2014
Just one point to note that villas go under the name of Sao Rafael Guesthouse which is helpful when trying to find it. Google map have the "Luxury Villas" pinned in the wrong place. Otherwise everything was great and the staff were very helpful.
We loved the beach at Sao Rafael which is about a leisurely 10 min stroll from the villa. The beach bar there is great for snacks and drinks during the day. Found a great restaurant called Praia Grande just up from the beach with fab champagne sangria. Very relaxing holiday. Staff were nice and very helpful.
July 23, 2014
Nothing, excellent experience all round.
Quiet area, easy walk to beach. Friendly, helpful staff.
July 20, 2014
better access to he beach
Everything was great
June 22, 2014
I was disappointed to learn we were unable to use our access cards for the hotel part (the beach walkway, didn't feel like we could use the pool). For a 3 night stay, we were not given enough soap to use the dishwasher, and not enough toilet paper, no hand soap... I considered this to be a "hotel like" hotel, this was not the case.
The villa was very nice and modern. Pool was quiet and enjoyable. Wish we could have stayed a bit longer.
June 16, 2014
Outside area was not big enough for six people and no umbrella was available ( other villas hadthem ). I usually like to have breakfast and lunch sitting outside. Dining a chairs in the villa made a lot of noise on the stone floor - Inconsiderate late night neighbours kept us all awake. If you fix the chairs I would come back.
Excellent standard of accomodation. Very peaceful location but glad we had a car to drive into Albuferia - dont think it was in walking distance.
June 14, 2014
The aircondition was a bit tricky in one room and didnt seem to function correctly. The wifi was not that good; hard to find a good connection.
We liked that the villa was big and that the interior was nicely decorated. The terass on the roof was a very nice place to eat breakfast and hang out. Nice pool area and close to the beaches.
June 10, 2014
the guest house closed a bit too early , the location is rather distance from everything else .
the staffs is very helpful, the place is amazing :) could not ask for a better villas .
June 8, 2014
Although a car is not strictly necessary the choice of shops and restaurants within walking distance is very limited.
The villa was excellent with a lovely sea view. The local beaches are beautiful and the overall area is very pretty, quiet and relaxing.
June 3, 2014
No on site bar / dining facilities, or shop, but independents are but a few minutes away on foot so it is no big deal. Not much to criticize if you want a quiet getaway for some sun.
1. a 3 bedroom villa meant we could give the kids separate bedrooms (each had a flat-screen TV); 2. The villas are a 5 minute walk to Sao Rafael beach which is small, intimate and beautiful. The restaurant at the beach there - O Sardineiro - has one of the most picturesque locations I have ever eaten at. Lots of towels (including pool towels in each room), good quality fixtures and loads of space.
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