Set by the blue ocean, beside a golden beach, the beautiful and secluded paradise of São Rafael gives its name to this prestigious, modern and elegant 5 star hotel. And in this wonderful hotel you will be pampered by a 5 star service and all the facilities one would expect from the group.
The Algarve coast in the south of Portugal is a special destination for your holiday with endless beaches and many golf courses within easy reach. The nearby vibrant towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura offer superb cafés and shops with a night-life second to none.
Rooms are light and airy, clean and spacious with large verandas. A delicious cuisine, an elegant building with exclusive design furniture and a charming exclusive environment all blend to endow this fabulous location with the things memories are made of; discover it and you will come back to the São Rafael Hotel time and time again.
At the São Rafael Suite Hotel you can choose from many exciting facilities, sports, activities, social events, etc.
If your children are between 3 and 11 years of age, they can join us in the Khama Kid’s Club; a dedicated space for the little ones. The activities are supervised as well as the area. There is also a children’s pool in the hotel as well as special chairs and menus for them.
At the São Rafael we also have excellent business and social events facilities and professional staff dedicated to attend to any needs or requests. All our rooms have (on request) the latest audiovisual equipment, access to broadband internet both cable and wireless
The public areas of the hotels have wireless, high-speed connection internet.
Our sport and leisure activities are:
• A lovely, secluded beach 5 minutes away
• Tennis court
• 3 outdoor Swimming pool (includes a kid’s pool)
• Multi-purpose grass pitch
• Free towels service
• 18-hole putting green
For the Golf players, the Herdade dos Salgados Golf course is just 5 minute away from the hotel and the Morgado or Álamos Golf courses at 25 minutes away.
After so much activity your body and mind deserve a rest. Nothing better than to walk into our Relax Center and enjoy the jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, the heated indoor swimming pool as well as our cosmetic massages, vichy shower room and several therapies specifically designed to help you unwind and relax in a short amount of time.
The São Rafael offers different types of accommodation to suit every need you and your family might have during your stay with us.
Double rooms will be a refreshing option for your holiday, due to its utmost elegance, modern décor, soothing views and top-quality amenities. Whether you have picked the land, garden or sea views, indulging in these sights from your very own balcony will provide you with a long-lasting sense of tranquility during your stay.
Providing twin or double beds, together with baby cots whenever requested, guests will find an array of compelling amenities to complete this offer. Including air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite access, a mini-bar, microwave (on request), together with a direct-dial telephone, a safety-deposit box and a water kettle, guests will find that comfort lounges in every corner of these accommodation.
A full en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer is another feature these double rooms have included.
Set on the wonderful Algarve coast, the São Rafael is easily reached just 4 miles (6.5Kms) from the highway and only 30 minutes from Faro Airport.
If you are driving from Faro Airport to the hotel in a rental car, please follow these driving directions:
1. From the airport into the dual carriageway, drive in the N125 road for approximately 2 km and exit in PORTIMÃO/LAGOS (the exit is on the right)
2. Keep on driving for 5 km towards the motorway A22.
3. Once you are in this motorway, drive for 22 km and take the exit (on your right) ALBUFEIRA/GUIA.
4. Drive past the turn to GUIA on your right and keep on the right side of the road for about 1,5 km towards ALBUFEIRA/FERREIRAS.
5. Once you reach a roundabout, turn right towards ALBUFEIRA for approximately 4 km.
6. You will drive through two roundabouts (check the hotel blue sign). Turn right on the second roundabout to the dual carriageway and you will drive through two more roundabouts (Dolphins and Albufeira Marina).
7. On your left you will find a sign for SÃO RAFAEL.
8. Drive across the road, you will see an old house on your left and take the first turn on your right (you will see another Hotel blue sign)
9. At the top of this road, turn left on the crossroads and we are on the left.