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This property is 7 minutes walk from the beach. 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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM machine on site.

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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Double Room Nature
  • 2 single beds
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Suite Atlantic
  • 2 single beds
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4 reasons to choose Sao Rafael Atlantico

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Praia de Sao Rafael

    Praia de Sao Rafael

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    350 yards from property
  • Vigia Beach

    Vigia Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    450 yards from property
  • Arrifes Beach

    Arrifes Beach

    8.7 Fabulous beach
    450 yards from property
  • Ponta Pequena Beach

    Ponta Pequena Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    600 yards from property
  • Ponta Grande Beach

    Ponta Grande Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    750 yards from property
  • Praia da Coelha

    Praia da Coelha

    8.7 Fabulous beach
    1,250 yards from property
  • Praia da Maré das Porcas

    Praia da Maré das Porcas

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,400 yards from property
  • Fraternidade Beach

    Fraternidade Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1,550 yards from property
  • Risco Beach

    Risco Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1,700 yards from property
  • Castelo Beach

    Castelo Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1,700 yards from property
  • Praia da Baleeira

    Praia da Baleeira

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Evaristo Beach

    Evaristo Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Balbina Beach

    Balbina Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Manuel Lourenco Beach

    Manuel Lourenco Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Peneco Beach

    Peneco Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Gale East Beach

    Gale East Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1.7 miles from property
  • Pescadores Beach

    Pescadores Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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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
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3 restaurants on site


    Cuisine: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner


    Cuisine: Sushi

    Open for: Dinner

    Seven Seas

Facilities of Sao Rafael Atlantico
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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
  • 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
  • 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!


From 15:00 hours

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


Until 12:00 hours


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
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 are not allowed.


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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico has 3 restaurants:

    • FADO
    • RAW
    • Seven Seas

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

  • Room options at Sao Rafael Atlantico include:

    • Double
    • Suite

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

    • Taxi 40min

  • 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

  • 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.