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NAU São Rafael Atlântico

5-star Hotel with Beachfront

Sesmarias, 8200-613 Albufeira, Faro

+351 289 599 420
Very good

based on 3,622 reviews


per night

About NAU São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira

Value for money

Sao Rafael Atlântico is a 5-star resort nestled along the shores of Sao Rafael Beach, offering exclusive access to wellness facilities and a sprawling spa complex. Youll be surrounded by trees and scenic views as you stay in a guestroom with direct access to the water.

There is both an outdoor and an indoor pool for you to swim in all year, with an attached hot tub and sauna for you to soak in. Invest in personal wellness by booking a massage or by visiting the hammam. If you want to be more active, you can visit the beach or sign up for a diving or fishing lesson. The front desk at Sao Rafael Atlântico stays open 24/7 to be accommodating to all of your needs.

Sao Rafael Atlântico has 149 guestrooms that come with a private balcony and a fully-stocked minibar, so you can enjoy the outside scenery in the comfort of your own room. There is also room service available upon request if you want to have personal meals delivered to you. Some of the rooms offer a view of the sea, while others look across the on-site pools.

Eat at one of the three different restaurants on the premises that offer a combination of Mediterranean and Japanese fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can enjoy a breakfast buffet or a classic sit-down meal with an a la carte menu at Seven Seas, Mediterranean, or RAW. There is also a snack bar on site where you can find small bites and hot beverages to keep your energy up throughout the day.

The Albufeira Marina is within walking distance to Sao Rafael Atlântico, and in less than two miles, you can reach the Church of Sant'Ana, Clock Tower Albufeira, and Municipal Museum of Archaeology.

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NAU São Rafael Atlântico room price & deals

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Deluxe Rooms - Ocean view


$414 totalPrestigia
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Standard Rooms - POOL view
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$199 totalZenhotels.com
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Classic Rooms - Harbor view


$241 totalSuper.com
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Double Rooms - Harbor view
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$181 totalPriceline
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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Telephone


  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap


  • Hairdryer
  • Public bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Playground

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Scuba diving
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (free)


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near NAU São Rafael Atlântico

Attractions in Albufeira, Portugal curated by momondo

NAU São Rafael Atlântico location: Sesmarias, 8200-613 Albufeira, Faro

Top landmarks

Praia de São Rafael0.2 mi
Praia do Castelo1.0 mi
Museu Municipal de Arqueologia1.8 mi
Fisherman's Beach1.9 mi
Praia da Galé2.0 mi
Herdade dos Salgados Golf2.6 mi
Praia dos Salgados2.7 mi
Praia dos Aveiros2.8 mi
Oura Beach3.1 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Luna Diamante0.2 mi
Paper Moon - W Algarve0.7 mi
Sip at WET - W Algarve0.7 mi
Play Albufeira - Eat, Learn & Play3.0 mi
Piri Piri Steak House - Pine Cliffs Resort6.3 mi
Maré at Pine Cliffs6.3 mi
O Grill - Pine Cliffs Resort6.3 mi
O Pescador - Pine Cliffs Resort6.3 mi

NAU São Rafael Atlântico Reviews

Very goodBased on 3,622 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Good breakfast, helpful staff.Clean rooms" (in 140 reviews)
  • Access to the beach was perfect! (in 126 reviews)
  • Staff are friendly and accommodating. (in 121 reviews)
Cons -
  • Not a five star hotel. (in 65 reviews)
  • Breakfast: service is not impressive for 5 star hotel (in 53 reviews)
  • "Food very poorly,room not very clean" (in 31 reviews)

NAU São Rafael Atlântico room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does NAU São Rafael Atlântico compare to other 5 star hotels in Albufeira?

    5 star hotels in Albufeira typically cost $345/night, but NAU São Rafael Atlântico is typically available for $80/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is NAU São Rafael Atlântico from Faro?

    If there is no traffic, the 17.9 mi drive between Faro and NAU São Rafael Atlântico should only take about 53min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to NAU São Rafael Atlântico from Faro?

    NAU São Rafael Atlântico has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from Faro to the hotel, but also around Albufeira during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Albufeira are on average $15/day. A very popular option for travelers staying at NAU São Rafael Atlântico would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Faro directly to the hotel.

  • Are there food options at NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    NAU São Rafael Atlântico does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call NAU São Rafael Atlântico at +351 289 599 420. One of the easiest dining options for Albufeira guests staying in NAU São Rafael Atlântico is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Does NAU São Rafael Atlântico have a pool?

    Unfortunately, our data does not specify if there is a pool at NAU São Rafael Atlântico. We would recommend calling the hotel’s front desk to confirm. The phone number for NAU São Rafael Atlântico is +351 289 599 420.

  • How close is NAU São Rafael Atlântico to Albufeira city center?

    NAU São Rafael Atlântico is just 2.0 mi away from Albufeira city center. The closest landmark to the center of Albufeira is Zoomarine, which is very accessible to NAU São Rafael Atlântico guests.

  • What is the phone number for NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    If you have questions about NAU São Rafael Atlântico or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +351 289 599 420.

  • Does NAU São Rafael Atlântico have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, NAU São Rafael Atlântico has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Is there a gym or fitness center available to guests at NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    There is a hotel gym accessible to guests staying at NAU São Rafael Atlântico. Most hotel gyms are not 24-hours, so be sure to ask the front desk for gym hours and availability.

  • What time is check-out for NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    You can plan to arrive after 3:00 PM for checking in. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. We advise notifying the front desk of any requests as early as possible.

  • How much is a room at NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    Guests can currently expect to pay $169 on average for a night at NAU São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira. Enter your desired travel dates in the form above to find deals starting at $76 per night.

  • Is there laundry service in NAU São Rafael Atlântico?

    Yes, there is. Reach out to NAU São Rafael Atlântico, Albufeira for more details on all available laundry services.

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