NAU São Rafael Atlântico

Rua dos CoraisAlbufeira8200-613Portugal
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About NAU São Rafael Atlântico

São Rafael Atlantic is a five stars beach side hotel with four restaurants including the one on the beach. The hotels gardens, and palm and olive trees create a holiday oasis.

The 142 air conditioned guest rooms and 7 suites are equipped as one would expect, with today's extras: flat screen TV with satellite, direct telephone, hair dryer, and mini safe. Guests can access the Internet as they make a cup of tea, or choose from the mini-bar.

Golfing guests can play the hotel's course while their children enjoy the Kids' Club and games room, there is a baby sitting service. The hotel's very well equipped spa is also inviting.

In addition to the Beach Restaurant São Rafael Atlantic offers the buffet restaurant (Seven Seas), à La Carte (Mediterranean) and a restaurant in the Congress Centre. There are no less than 4 bars, including the seasonal poolside bar.

Sun, Sea, Golf, and Albufeira!


Rua dos Corais, Albufeira, 8200-613, Portugal
Telephone: +351 289599420 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

A Good Relaxing Visit

A couple found it very relaxing in May, with the beach and restaurant nearby. The immediate vicinity and gardens are 'first class'. Other guests comment that it was a great venue for a wedding, and children loved the pools. There is an underground car park. A guest who celebrated a birthday, and had not told the hotel received complimentary drink and cake.

Rooms to Enjoy

The rooms are well soundproofed, spacious and airy, with good views: 'best room yet'. A junior suite was greatly liked: 'ticked all the boxes'. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was very large, with plenty of toiletries.

Eating By the Pool

The spa facilities were found to be excellent, and the poolside restaurant received compliments too, guests found good food, and good company there. The hotel's breakfast buffet offered plenty of choice.

Negative Reviews

Too Fast and Too Remote

Some staff seemed to be a bit offhand which is upsetting after arriving tired. Guests found the service too fast, being served 3 courses in 45 minutes, and the Sunset bar and pool were understaffed. A massage in the spa was too weak. Guests from the UK thought it was 'In the middle of nowhere', and there was a shortage of sun beds even out of the high season.

Pillow Talk and too Peaceful

The guest bedrooms' pillows were found to be very uncomfortable. A couple only dined in the hotel once during their stay as it was 'so quiet'.

Serious Problem

Guests who stayed in 2014 writes: 'I went back to enjoy the spa again This time however I slipped on a very wet floor breaking my ankle I ended my holiday in hospital '. Another guest points out that those with a disability may note that there are many steps down to the beach.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 3196 reviews