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Overlooking the sea, Sao Rafael Atlantico is an ultra modern 5-star complex with direct and private access to São Rafael Beach. It features 2 indoor heated pools, an extensive spa, and sunbath decking lounges.

Opening out onto private terraces, the bright and airy rooms at Sao Rafael Atlantico offer ocean or extensive garden views. Rooms are decorated in soft tones with minimal designer furnishings. En suite bathrooms include power showers and free toiletries. All rooms come with free WiFi access.

There is 1 buffet dining room, and an à la carte restaurant, featuring Mediterranean specialities in a sophisticated and intimate environment.

The gym is well-equipped for cardio and fitness and there are 3 outdoor swimming pools.

The Sao Rafael Atlantico is only a 10-minute drive from Albufeira.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Sao Rafael Atlantico has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 31 Aug 2009.
Hotel chain/brand: Nau Hotels & Resorts

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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  • The staff speak English

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About Sao Rafael Atlantico

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 31 Aug 2009

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  • All bookings show 2 single beds for a double room. Are there any larger beds available?

    All the beds are single but it is possible to arrange it as couple bed, only by request.


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on 3 February 2020
  • hi which airport is near the hotel please

    Faro Airport


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on 27 October 2019
  • how much is the hammam

    The hammam is included on the SPA. To access the SPA, it has an extra cost of 10€/adult/day and it includes jacuzzi, hammam, hidromassage pool and sauna.


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    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • can you smoke on the balcony ?

    Hello, yes you can.


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    Answered on 2 July 2020
  • How close is the hotel to town?

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your contact, We would like to inform you that Nau São Rafael Atlantico Hotel is at about 4 km from Albufeira old town and 6 km from the strip. Kind regards Paulo Agapito


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    Answered on 22 December 2020
  • Hi again What is the cost of heating the pool

    Dear customer, We inform that we have a indoor heated pool that you can use free of charge. During COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask you to confirm with the hotel if this facility will be available for the dates of your stay.


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    Answered on 15 April 2021
  • Olá boa noite, Gostava de saber se têm o Spa e a piscina interna a funcionar. Obrigado Dario

    Exmo. Sr. Dário, Agradecemos o seu contacto. Informamos que temos uma piscina interior aquecida em funcionamento. O SPA encontra-se encerrado. O serviço de tratamentos e massagens está disponível mediante marcação prévia. Ao seu dispor.


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    Answered on 8 January 2021
  • Bom dia, A piscina interior, spa e ginásio estão em funcionamento agora? Melhores cumprimentos

    Estimado cliente. Informamos que tem à sua disposição uma piscina interior aquecida e o ginásio. O SPA encontra-se encerrado, à excepção do serviço de tratamentos e massagens que está disponível mediante marcação prévia. Ao seu dispor.


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    Answered on 8 January 2021
  • Hello, how do you get to your hotel without a car? Is there a hotel pick up? Thankyou

    The hotel does not provide this service although we can organize it.


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    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • Can I get a Covid test upon arrival at the hotel?

    Good Morning, We kindly confim that you can get a test at the reception. It costs 5.00€ each test. Many Thanks and Best Regards


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    Answered on 19 July 2021
  • Hello I am planning to drive to Lisbon after a week in your resort. Can I book a car at your resort? Thank you

    Hello, It will be our pleasure to help you with the rent a car. Lurdes Gomes


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    Answered on 7 May 2021
  • Do you accept large groups or stag parties

    Dear guest, Yes we do accept either large groups or stag parties. Kind regards, Margarida Branco


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    Answered on 5 May 2021
  • Is the gym and spa still open for use ? Is room service available

    Dear Guest, We kindly inform that the SPA facilities are available. Exceptionally the circuit of SPA. Also our room service it is available. Kind Regards, Team Hotel NAU São Rafael Atlântico


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    Answered on 19 September 2020
  • Why are all beds single? Does the property have double beds?

    Hello, All our rooms are composed by twin beds, although we can prepare as double beds. Kind Regards


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    Answered on 31 July 2020
  • Hi, just wondering if you could organise us getting from av eng pessanha viegas bus stop. Also is there gluten free options for the breakfast? Thanks

    Good morning, We have gluten free options for breakfast. Please inform the correct adress for the pick up the city is missing. Best regards, Cristina Correia


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    Answered on 14 May 2021
  • Double bed required please

    All the beds are single but it is possible to arrange it as couple bed, only by request.


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    Asked about: Double Room Nature • Answered on 7 May 2021
  • Is the spa / wellness area open?

    Dear guest, The SPA will reopen on May the 5th 2021. Kind regards, Margarida Branco


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    Answered on 5 May 2021
  • Hello! I need a good internet connection in order to work/make video calls during my stay. Do you have good WiFi in the room or a working space?

    Dear customer, We have WI-Fi available in the rooms and also in common areas. At your disposal.


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    Answered on 26 April 2021
  • Does your standard room have an open plan bathroom? Seems like it from the pictures, or is separated from the room by a door etc.

    Dear Guest, All the rooms have the bathroom separated by a wall. Kind Regards, Team NAU São Rafael Atlântico.


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    Answered on 24 July 2020
  • We want to stay with you on 27-29 Dec. Is the vaccination sufficient or should we also have a test? Do you provide guests with self-tests?

    You can check all the information at nauhotels


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    Answered on 27 December 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Albufeira Marina
    0.9 miles
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Hermitage
    1.1 miles
  • Church of Sant'Ana
    1.6 miles
  • Church of Sao Sebastiao - Sacred Art Museum
    1.7 miles
  • Mother Church of Albufeira
    1.7 miles
  • Clock Tower Albufeira
    1.7 miles
  • Municipal Museum of Archaeology
    1.7 miles
  • Albufeira Old Town Square
    1.8 miles
  • Misericórdia Chapel
    1.8 miles
  • Traces of the Old Castle Wall
    1.8 miles
Top attractions
  • Fisherman's Beach
    1.9 miles
  • The Strip - Albufeira
    3.1 miles
  • Oura Beach
    3.1 miles
  • Algarve Shopping Center
    3.5 miles
  • Tunes Train Station
    6.2 miles
  • Vilamoura Marina
    8.8 miles
  • Slide & Splash Water Park
    11.4 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Praia de Sao Rafael
    350 yards
  • Vigia Beach
    450 yards
  • Arrifes Beach
    450 yards
  • Ponta Pequena Beach
    600 yards
  • Ponta Grande Beach
    750 yards
Closest airports
  • Faro Airport
    17.7 miles
How to get to Sao Rafael Atlantico from Faro Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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3 restaurants on site

    FADO

    Cuisine: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner

    RAW

    Cuisine: Sushi

    Open for: Dinner

    Seven Seas

Facilities of Sao Rafael Atlantico
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Secured parking
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Pool and wellness
  • Kids' pool
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Public Bath
  • Hammam Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
  • Fitness centre Additional charge
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
Sao Rafael Atlantico takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Sao Rafael Atlantico accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that an extra charge of EUR 12,50 per child, applies to children staying in half board rate.

Guests booking on Non-Refundable Rates should inform Sao Rafael Atlantico of their invoicing details (Name, Address and VAT number) at the time of booking.

Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, the property will provide detailed payment instructions with a link to a secured payment platform.

The hotel can arrange for a PCR test to be made in the premises (additional costs apply). Guests can book this test directly at the hotel.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

When booking half board, please note that drinks are not included.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

License number: 7284

FAQs about Sao Rafael Atlantico

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sao Rafael Atlantico by:

    • Taxi 40min

  • Check-in at Sao Rafael Atlantico is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Room options at Sao Rafael Atlantico include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beauty Services
    • Public Bath
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Personal trainer
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach
    • Fitness classes
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Body scrub
    • Fitness
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Body treatments
    • Body wrap

  • Guests staying at Sao Rafael Atlantico can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is just 650 yards from Sao Rafael Atlantico.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Sao Rafael Atlantico (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Parking garage
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at Sao Rafael Atlantico may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico is 1.8 miles from the centre of Albufeira.

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico has 3 restaurants:

    • RAW
    • Seven Seas
    • FADO

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Sao Rafael Atlantico on this page.