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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.

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

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM 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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Room Type
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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 speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Praia de Sao Rafael

    Praia de Sao Rafael

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1,000 feet from property
  • Vigia Beach

    Vigia Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1,300 feet from property
  • Arrifes Beach

    Arrifes Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1,300 feet from property
  • Praia da Ponta Pequena

    Praia da Ponta Pequena

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1,800 feet from property
  • Ponta Grande Beach

    Ponta Grande Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    2,250 feet from property
  • Praia da Coelha

    Praia da Coelha

    8.7 Excellent beach
    3,700 feet from property
  • Praia da Maré das Porcas

    8.5 Very good beach
    4,200 feet from property
  • Fraternidade Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    4,600 feet from property
  • Risco Beach

    Risco Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    5,050 feet from property
  • Castelo Beach

    Castelo Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    5,150 feet from property
  • Praia da Baleeira

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Evaristo Beach

    Evaristo Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Balbina Beach

    8.9 Excellent 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 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Gale East Beach

    Gale East Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.7 miles from property
  • Praia dos Pescadores

    Praia dos Pescadores

    8.7 Excellent 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 February 3, 2020
  • hi which airport is near the hotel please
    Faro Airport
    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 sau...
    Answered on October 29, 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 December 22, 2020
  • how does the shuttle facility work. what are the times and the place where the shuttle bus goes?
    The shuttle goes to the city center 3 times a day 09.30am, 12.40pm and 04.50pm.
    Answered on June 11, 2021
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
3 Restaurants On Site


    Food: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner


    Food: Sushi

    Open for: Dinner

    Seven Seas

Amenities of Sao Rafael Atlantico
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (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 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
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • 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
  • 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
  • Public Bath
  • 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
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!


From 3:00 PM

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


Until 12:00 PM


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
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
€ 60 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 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 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.

Sauna is closed from Wed, Nov 24, 2021 until Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Spa/wellness center is closed from Wed, Nov 24, 2021 until Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Hot tub/jacuzzi is closed from Wed, Nov 24, 2021 until Tue, Nov 30, 2021

License number: 7284

FAQs about Sao Rafael Atlantico

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

    • Taxi 40min

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Sao Rafael Atlantico has 3 restaurants:

    • Seven Seas
    • RAW
    • FADO

  • Room options at Sao Rafael Atlantico include:

    • Double
    • Suite