Sao Rafael Suites - Albufeira

ex. São Rafael Suite Hotel

Sesmarias, Albufeira, Portugal, 8200-613show map
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Overview

Sao Rafael Suites is a 5-star stylish guesthouse, located next to the beach. The hotel was opened in 2005, renovated in 2009 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

The property offers a beautiful location within a 25-minute walk of San Vicente de Albufeira Statue . 30 minutes' walk from Albufeira city center.

The hotel is surrounded by nightclubs, bars and casinos.

Sao Rafael Suites is around 35 minutes' drive from Faro airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of en-suite rooms appointed with complimentary wireless internet, heating, pay television, a living area and a dressing area. The rooms have a great view of the garden. The guestrooms feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet along with a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The lovely restaurant serves international meals in an exclusive atmosphere. The hotel’s comfortable Poolside bar welcomes guests for non-alcoholic drinks.

Services

Free self parking, a designated smoking place and a beauty salon for general use and a business center, a conference room and an internet terminal for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Guests will benefit from Turkish steam bath, hammam and massage. The hotel offers mountain biking, snorkeling and hiking as well as a sun deck, a swimming pool and a football field.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   105.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen appliances

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Portimao (PRM)17.4 mi
Faro (FAO)17.7 mi
Train
Albufeira Train Station4.3 mi
Tunes Train Station6.0 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  215  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    Service was excellent, interieur, food, staff, the sister hotel Atlantic next door for the gym.

    Had booked a Deluxe suite, on booking it states 3 pers. +. While my parents had the bedroom, I had a complete unacceptable rollout couch in the living room area. It was not the location of the roll out, more the quality. The mattress was about 1 inch thick. Gym was ridiculously small. It was a joke to offer to the guests, leaving them with a very bad impression from the hotel. Too bad, cause it is a very lovely hotel, and I would use it again but in other rooms.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Extremely polite, pleasant and professional staff. Room and facility spotless, design simple and pleasantly decorated. Buffet breakfast fresh, and ample choices for all types of eating.

    Our visit was in early April and the outdoor pools were not heated at all. Our children had to swim in the small, indoor pool which required an adult attending as well as the purchase of a 5 euro swim cap. Heating pools is probably not needed later in the season, but if you have younger children and want to be outside, you might ask about the pool heating............and bring a swimcap!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We had a 2 bed 2 bath suite which was very modern, clean and comfortable. We payed a little extra for a pool & sea view which was well worth it. Most of the staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to help and make our stay comfortable. The pools were lovely. There was an unlimited supply of clean towels for the pool and beach.

    There is an infrequent minibus service to the nearby beach and to Albufeira. The beach is a short walk away but if you have young children who often insist on being carried this can be a bit of a trek in the hot sun. In the evening the minibus doesn't travel to or from Albufeira and taxis can be in short supply so either come back to the hotel early or be prepared to join a long taxi queue!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Pools,staff,room size,food

    Bar entertainment very tame

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    This was our third stay at CS Sao Rafael Suite Hotel and we enjoyed it as much as before. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. We booked a deluxe family suite with sea view which was definitely worth paying a bit extra for as we had a wonderful view of the sea beyond. There is a great kids club that our 2 daughters loved to use which was especially good when the weather wasn't so great. The nearby Sao Rafael beach is one of the nicest beaches we have ever een on. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for a relaxing family holiday

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel Sao Rafael is clean and contemporary in design. It provides a relaxing stay with all the necessary amenities.

    It had not been made clear that the apartment did not cater for self catering as the electric stove had not been connected. The expectation was we would eat at the hotel restaurants. Although expensive for a large family. They were helpful in trying to resolve the issue by providing a microwave.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Spacious accommodation in the suite with plenty of cupboard space, nice outlook at the rear over the rooftops to the sea.

    Quirky decor. Kitchen facilities in suite but only two tea bags, no coffee or milk available. Chairs on balcony and in dining room unusual and uncomfortable. Charged for using internet.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel is a very relaxing place where my young 3 year old son was made very welcome. The pools are beautiful and the gardens are great.

    Staff in the beach resteraunt were quite rude.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent Hotel situated in nice quiet residential area. 10 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes by taxi into the Old Town of Albufeira where there are many good restaurants and bars. We have stayed three times at this hotel and would highly recommend it.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Comfortable, rooms are an excellent size, furniture and fitting are very functional, facilities are clean. Huge complement to the hotel’s sheaf and all kitchen staff, the taste, presentation and variety of the food is wonderfull!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I think that the hotel was very nice however lacks A personality needs more atmosphere maybe music playing in areas more waiting staff at pool thanks D

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Walk to the beach was quite long and some parts are uphill so could be difficult for some seniors and small children.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    For planning, during check-in when information about the hotel is passed to the guest that it is mentioned that the spa requires at the minimum a 24 hour advance reservation.

  • 9.0
    Superb

    the two bathrooms

    really need a vehicle because of its location out of town but taxis were quick and inexpensive

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellence of staff and service Situation.Superb chef and food. Very pleasant room with lovely sea view Dining on outside terrace if desired Pleasant decor if a little bland Good restaurants in area

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  215 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Portugal

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Portimao (PRM)17.4 mi
Faro (FAO)17.7 mi
Train
Albufeira Train Station4.3 mi
Tunes Train Station6.0 mi
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