Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
Gale, Algarve

Rating 5

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Based on 1181 reviews
Located close to the beach of Sao Rafael on the outskirts of Albufeira, this deluxe hotel has modern furnishings, panoramic elevators and a good range of facilities on-site including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a kids club and a relax centre with jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath.


  • Child Care
  • Satellite/TV
  • High Chairs
  • Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Kids Pools
  • Payable Laundry Service
  • Wellness centre
  • Spa Facilities
  • Games room
  • Indoor Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Bicycle Rental

##Portuguese Touristic Companies Registry (RNET) number: 432##

The hotel features two outdoor swimming pools and a childrens pool with surrounding sun-terrace furnished with loungers and umbrellas. There is also a tennis court, multi-purpose grass pitch, a kids club (seasonal) and a relax centre with jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, indoor heated pool, vichy shower room, therapy and massage service (additional charges apply).

The hotel has both buffet and a'la carte restaurants, a pool-side bar and restaurant, a beach restaurant and a lobby bar.

Services available to guests include 24-hour reception, free WiFi in the lobby area, babysitting (on request) and parking.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.


There are 101 guest rooms and suites; each equipped with satellite TV, air-conditioning, safe deposit box, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar/fridge and facilities for tea and coffee.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1181 reviews

Nowhere near the best

19 Mar 2020
Our "Suite was 2 rooms one with a very small ensuite with tiny shower, adjoining room much bigger ensuite but the smallest over bath shower Ive seen. This is not what I would call a suite, Staff...

Cleaner is a thief

04 Feb 2020
Do not stay in this hotel, my wallet got taken out of my bag and somehow it was handed into reception. Basically the cleaner put it outside on the balcony to make out I did. Hotel staff were shocking...

Poor service

03 Nov 2019
Overpriced vs the quality of service expected of a 5* resort. - The kids club isn't one. We didn't feel comfortable leaving our kids in the care of the entertainment team, and as far as I could tell...

Special Information

This accommodation has previously been known as : CS Rafael Suite Hotel, CS Sao Rafael Suite Hotel, Sao Rafael Suite Hotel


The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is located approx 600m from Sao Rafael Beach and in easy reach of golf courses, Albufeira Marina and a variety of water sports. It is approx 5 minutes drive from Albufeira centre where a vast range of shops, bars, lively nightlife and restaurants can be found.

Faro Airport is approx 42km away.

Address: Sesmarias, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-613, Portugal Telephone: 00351 289 540 300

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