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4.5 out of 5

"First time staying in this hotel and we had a great stay! Very good value for money. Brilliant selection at breakfast. I requested gluten free bread m ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 23 Dec 2023

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Standard Double or Twin Room, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£203* Per night/room 30 Jun - 1 Jul

Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Sea View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double or Twin Room, Balcony (Nature)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico's beach location. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Sao Rafael Beach. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 indoor pools and 2 restaurants are available.

  • Free WiFi
  • The 2 restaurants, poolside bar and bar/lounge offer choices for drinking and dining
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the 2 indoor and 2 outdoor pools
  • Indulge with body scrubs, body wraps or body treatments at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a gym and a sauna
  • Guests like the bar and breakfast
  • 13 minutes by foot from Sao Rafael Beach and a 5-minute drive from Albufeira Old Town Square

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

Everyone (15) Couples (8) Family (2)
5 out of 5
First time staying in this hotel and we had a great stay! Very good value for money. Brilliant selection at breakfast. I requested gluten free bread most mornings and the staff were so helpful. Our room was spacious, warm and cleaned throughly every day. Spa, gym and indoor pool was clean and well equipped. I had an anti stress massage which was amazing. Thank you / obrigada!

Posted by on 23 Dec 2023

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5 out of 5
Amazing hotel right beside the beach. Can’t wait for our next visit!

Posted by , from Dublin on 1 Sep 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Sep 2022 by Beatriz Português - Guest Relations

Dear Susan,Thank you very much for sharing your experience at our Hotel NAU São Rafael Atlântico.We are very pleased to note your satisfaction with our service and hotel facilities. Your satisfaction is our main focus and we are proud to see that we met your expectations.We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.Kind Regards Beatriz PortuguêsGuest Relations

5 out of 5
Gorgeous hotel and spa

Posted by on 2 Aug 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug 2022 by Beatriz Português - Guest Relations

Dear Donal Wrynn, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at our Hotel NAU São Rafael Atlântico. We are very pleased to note your satisfaction with our service and hotel facilities. Your satisfaction is our main focus and we are proud to see that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Beatriz Português Guest Relations

5 out of 5
This is an excellent hotel with excellent facilities. We had such a nice time during our 4 day stay. The hotel is next to very beautiful Albufeira beach with private access from the hotel. The spa treatments are excellent too. Excellent food. and last but not the least, their staff is so helpful and pleasant. Special mention to Maria João Vieira, she made sure our stay is full of surprises and looked after us alot. We had a 7AM checkout and she made sure we get some breakfast packed for us for our way. Many thanks and we will visit São Rafael Atlântico again in future.

Posted by on 3 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan 2019 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our Hotel NAU São Rafael Atlântico for your stay and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to read such an amazing review. Also, we appreciate your kind words regarding our attentive Team, they are truly appreciated by all of us. Thank you for your kind words of recognition. Our commitment to making our Guests holiday a memorable experience is our goal and your comments further motivate us on this daily objective. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you again at our hotel in the near future and provide you another wonderful experience. Kind regards, Sara Fernandes Guest Relations

5 out of 5
Great hotel the beach behind was lovely, only one toilet at the swimming pools for all the guests men and women which meant there was a que almost all the time

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Sep 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel NAU São Rafael Atlântico. We are really pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Also, we appreciate your positive comments about our privileged location near São Rafael beach. We take good note of your observation regarding the toilets next to the pool area. Our Managment Team is already aware of the situation and will, certainly, solve this aspect as soon as possible. We are looking forward to welcome you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Sara Alves Guest Relations

5 out of 5

Beautiful location and easy access to the beach.

Such a great and relaxing stay. Only 5 euros to Town. Buffet a bit expensive for some nights. We really enjoyed the Sushi restaurant, the staff is just lovely.

Posted by , from brighton on 6 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug 2018 by Guest Relations

Dear Katia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Nau São Rafael Atlântico. We are really pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and particularly appreciated our amazing sushi restaurant and also the service provided by our attentive team. We appreciate your feedback about the buffet price and we will certainly take your suggestion into consideration. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Mariana Reis Guest Relations

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel ! Lovely food , really comfortable

Definitely stay there again in a perfect location ‘ food was really lovely , the rooms were modern and clean right on the beach , just perfect

Posted by , from lancashire england on 27 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Mar 2018 by Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

Dear Mr. Simon, We thank you for choosing NAU São Rafael Atlântico for your stay and for sharing your review. We are really happy to read that you enjoyed our food offer and had a comfortable stay at our hotel. We strive to continuously provide a high quality service to our guests and we are really glad to hear that the same took place during your stay. Thank you again for sharing your comments We are looking forward to welcome you again at our hotel in the near future. Best regards, Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

5 out of 5

Perfect for a short break.

Lovely hotel, we had a free upgrade to a great room. Good quiet location. Private path to the beach. Nice and warm indoor pool. Use of the spa is 10 euros per day per person but we did not use it. Fantastic buffet breakfast and friendly staff.

Posted by , from Shropshire on 16 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Feb 2018 by Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

Dear Mr. Geoff, We thank you for choosing NAU São Rafael Atlântico for your stay and for sharing your amazing review. We are also really grateful with your positive comments concerning our location close to the beach, buffet breakfast and indoor pool. Our teams work to continuously provide a high quality service to our guests and we are really glad to hear that the same took place during your stay. Thank you again for sharing your review. We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again at our hotel in the near future and provide you another perfect short break. Best regards, Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

4 out of 5

Sao Raphael Atlantico

Pros: Clean, good facilities, very laid back and polite staff.
Cons: When people have empty glasses on the roof bar, the waiters should be circulating and asking if people would like another drink - be more proactive
The Hotel is modern and contemporary, great facilities and close to a wonderful beach. The roof terrace is a nice feature but the seating layout contributes to a lack of atmosphere. Plenty of choice at breakfast but getting a "hot" cup of coffee or tea is a challenge. It is a 30 minute downhill walk to the Marina and a further 15 minutes into Old Town Albufeira. If you ask reception to book a taxi to Old Town it is 10 euro, it's 8 euro if you phone your own cab but its 4.50 euro with Uber. 60 euro airport transfer via hotel 30 euro airport transfer in travel agents in Old Town. I would come back again as I have no complaints about the hotel, it is lovely. The swimming pool isn't heated so it is freezing, but so is the sea, you just have to brave it. It is a good base and the Sao Rafael beach is lovely. Next visit to Albufeira I may look to stay in the town itself.

Posted by , from England on 5 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Oct 2017 by Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

Dear Mr. Billy. We thank you for choosing NAU São Rafael Atlântico for your stay and for taking your time to share your experience at our hotel in the Expedia platform. We are really happy to hear that you found our hotel lovely, modern and comtemporary, specially by reading your positive comments concerning our facilities, location, overall cleanness and staff service. We work to continuously provide a high quality service, therefore we took note of your suggestion concerning our Arabian Sea Chill Out bar service for the consideration of the improvement of our service. Thank you again for sharing your review. We hope to have the opportunity in welcome you again at our hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Filipa Freitas – Assistant Manager

4 out of 5
Équipement quelque peu dégradé….lampe wc ,wc chasse d’eau pas ok.miroir salle de bain ko. Table de restaurant tachée. Dans l’ensemble bien pour le reste de l’établissement. Personnel ok.

Posted by on 16 Nov 2023

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About the São Rafael Atlântico

Location Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between 29 October and 28 February.

Property Features

As a guest of NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico, you'll find a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and 2 indoor swimming pools along with a sauna and a fitness centre. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business centre and 15 meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 4413 square feet (410 square metres) and includes a conference centre. A terrace, a vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico. For a fee, parking is available. This Art Deco Albufeira hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 149 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4413 sq ft of conference space
  • 410 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2009
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Albufeira - Ferreiras Station (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico offers 149 accommodations with minibars and espresso makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, dressing gowns, slippers and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Dressing gowns
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

Seven Seas – On-site buffet restaurant.

Fado – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in Portuguese cuisine. Open selected days.

Chill Out Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 indoor swimming pools are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surf lessons - nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Free bicycles nearby

Spa Services

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a hot tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Clean & Safe (Portugal)
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property registry number - 7284
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Covered self-parking fee: EUR 5 per night
  • Facilities fee: EUR 10 per person, per day and includes use of: sauna; spa; swimming pool

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Atlantic Sao Rafael Hotel
  • Hotel Atlantic Sao Rafael
  • Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantic
  • Rafael Atlantic
  • Rafael Atlantic Hotel
  • Sao Atlantic Rafael Hotel
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic Albufeira
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel
  • Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel Albufeira
  • São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
  • São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
  • São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
  • São Rafael Atlântico

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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