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Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this hotel for a silver wedding treat for my husband and myself. Just two nights. Admittedly it was October UK half term, but we hadn't expected a 5* so called 'luxury' hotel to be swarming with so many children - mainly independently booked or Jet2 holidays. The indoor pool was a joke, tiny, and just heaving with kids sadly...

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West Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a week at this Hotel as Jet2Holidays could not find us alternative accommodation following our complaints about this Hotel or a flight home. The facilities advertise that were unavailable Pool Bar closed for four out of the seven days, all the pool area's were dirty with broken flags and not once was there any cleaning...

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1Thank Grandelion
Dublin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Really relaxing atmosphere. Great to get away from it all. It was late Oct and it felt like we had the place to ourselves, however, at breakfast the buffet was busy. It would seem it’s the layout of the hotel which lends itself to the relaxing look and feel. Pool and surrounding area are peaceful. The Beach (just...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I took our 2.5 year old daughter to this hotel in October this year for a week break. The staff at the hotel very terrifically friendly; and did everything they could to help including moving us to a new room due to proximity to the noisy bar; and preparing some specific food for our daughter. While we...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I and two friends have just returned from a week at the Sao Rafael Suites near Albufeira on a golf package. We were met at the airport by Your Golf Travel and taken to the hotel in a luxury mini bus. On arrival the rooms were ready and we were given a quick tour of the hotel...

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with the hotel. 5* and all inclusive with the added benefits of the swimming pool and the spa centre. We were looked after well. The food was good, the rooms were spacious for 4 blokes and golf clubs. Transport to the golf clubs was on time, however as you are bussed in with a big group of golfers,...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Myself and my best friend have just got back after staying at Sao Rafael for 4 nights. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay. The room was a deluxe twin and had a beautiful sea view. We had lots of space including our own bathroom each! After reading other peoples reviews on the food we didn't have high expectations... overall...

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hddersfield
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had 8 nights at the above and found the hotel lovely....the staff very welcoming and since we got there mid afternoon we were in time for lunch....lots of choice and tasty....but their hot holding is not very good...the food tended to be warm rather than hot, but still very good. Then off to lay by the shallower of the...

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Canvey
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we stayed here for 4 nights in Oct in the Delux suite - A little disappointed as we did not receive our sea view request - But Hey - Not a problem really - As the 2 Bedroom suite was 10/10 - Such comfy beds - Everything was lovely - The Food was not 5 Star - but such good...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really good rooms with loads of space,food above average,especially if you enjoy fish. Staff v. pleasant. Pool ok but hotel a bit far from beach which is excellent. Mainly golf clientèle but watch your times & booking if with YGT.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sao Rafael Suites is located in central Algarve, close to the Sao Rafael beach and the popular town of Albufeira. The hotel suites offer spacious accommodation for families and couples, with separate living and sleeping areas, dining area and balcony.Five star facilities include a Relax Spa Centre, Kids Club, two large outdoor pools and a Golf Putting Green. With excellent rates, this is an affordable five star resort for the whole family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sao Rafael Suites

Address: Caminho das Sesmarias, Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal (Formerly São Rafael Suite Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira > Sesmarias
Price Range: $170 - $620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sao Rafael Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Cs Sao Rafael Hotel Albufeira
Sao Rafael
Cs Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
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“Best views are the ones with a sea view but these come at an extra cost over £100 each per weeks stay”
  • This was my Bed ripped and dirty
 of 5 bubbles Grandelion, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We did ask for a good view as it was my wife's "big" birthday, go a view but could have been better! ”
 of 5 bubbles BrianODublin, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floors (4) will probably get a sea view. The hotel is set back from the beach. All the rooms are spacious and comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles GillandMartynTravis, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor sea view”
 of 5 bubbles dianesenior, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Delux Suite - Beautiful and roomy and such comfy beds - Big bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles JillyCanvey, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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