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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 sunbathing areas.

Opening out onto private terraces, the bright and spacious rooms at Sao Rafael Atlantico offer ocean or extensive garden views. Rooms are decorated in soft tones with minimal designer furnishings. Private bathrooms include showers and free toiletries. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access.

There is 1 buffet dining room, and an à la carte restaurant, featuring Mediterranean specialties 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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

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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

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

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About Sao Rafael Atlantico

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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 February 3, 2020
  • hi which airport is near the hotel please

    Faro Airport


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on October 27, 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 October 29, 2019
  • 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 April 15, 2021
  • 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 December 22, 2020
  • 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 January 8, 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 January 8, 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 July 1, 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 July 19, 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 May 7, 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 May 5, 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 September 19, 2020
  • can you smoke on the balcony ?

    Hello, yes you can.


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    Answered on July 2, 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 July 31, 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 May 14, 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 May 7, 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 May 5, 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 April 26, 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 July 24, 2020
  • How far is this from the strip or old town ?

    The city center is 10 minutes away by car. Best regards, Cristina Correia


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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
    1.7 miles
  • Municipal Museum of Archaeology
    1.7 miles
  • Albufeira Old Town Center
    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 Neighborhood
  • Praia de Sao Rafael
    1,000 feet
  • Vigia Beach
    1,300 feet
  • Arrifes Beach
    1,300 feet
  • Ponta Pequena Beach
    1,800 feet
  • Ponta Grande Beach
    2,250 feet
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

    Food: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner

    RAW

    Food: Sushi

    Open for: Dinner

    Seven Seas

Amenities of Sao Rafael Atlantico
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage 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 center 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
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Pool and Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Bathhouse
  • Turkish/Steam Bath Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center Additional charge
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives

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

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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
    • Secure parking
    • Parking garage
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Sao Rafael Atlantico include:

    • Double
    • Suite

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

  • The prices at Sao Rafael Atlantico may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beauty services
    • Bathhouse
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Personal trainer
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach
    • Fitness classes
    • Locker rooms
    • Body scrub
    • Fitness
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Body treatments
    • Body wrap

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico has 3 restaurants:

    • Seven Seas
    • FADO
    • RAW

  • The nearest beach is 1,950 feet from Sao Rafael Atlantico.

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

  • Check-in at Sao Rafael Atlantico is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

    • Taxi 40min

  • 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