Sea view
Free WiFi
Free parking
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Sao Rafael Atlantico

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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 guests since 31 Aug 2009.
Hotel chain/brand: Nau Hotels & Resorts

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


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room type
2 single beds
2 single beds
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Closest beaches
  • Praia de Sao Rafael

    Praia de Sao Rafael

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    350 yards from property
  • Vigia Beach

    Vigia Beach

    8.8 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

    8.9 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

    8.5 Very good beach
    1,400 yards from property
  • Fraternidade Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,550 yards from property
  • Risco Beach

    Risco Beach

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

    Castelo Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,700 yards from property
  • Praia da Baleeira

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Evaristo Beach

    Evaristo Beach

    8.7 Fabulous beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Balbina Beach

    8.8 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

    8.7 Fabulous beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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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.
    Answered on 3 February 2020
  • hi which airport is near the hotel please
    Faro Airport
    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.
    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • 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 ol..
    Answered on 22 December 2020
  • Hi what is the cost to use the fitness centre?
    Good morning, The fitness centre is free of charge for our guests
    Answered on 29 September 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
3 restaurants on site


    Cuisine: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner


    Cuisine: Sushi

    Open for: Dinner

    Seven Seas

Facilities of Sao Rafael Atlantico
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible 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
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • 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
  • 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
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
€ 60 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

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.

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

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

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

    • Taxi 40min

  • 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.

  • Room options at Sao Rafael Atlantico include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • 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

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

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico has 3 restaurants:

    • RAW
    • FADO
    • Seven Seas

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