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Hotel CS Atlantic Sao Rafael

Star Rating: 5 star

in Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal

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Hotel CS Atlantic Sao Rafael details

Tucked away in a secluded beachside spot, the CS Sao Rafael Suite Hotel was made for taking it easy.

If you’re looking for a peaceful base, this hotel is the ideal choice. It’s a ten-minute drive from the centre of Albufeira, so you’re slightly removed from all the hustle and bustle. What’s more, the whole place is surrounded by mature gardens, giving it a real away-from-it-all vibe. The beach is only a five-minute walk down the road, too.

Inside, the décor has a sleek, modern feel. Take the bedrooms, for example. Warm neutrals provide a contemporary backdrop for chunky wooden furniture and big beds dressed in crisp white linen. In-room extras come in the form of air-conditioning, satellite TVs and minibars. Add a private balcony or terrace to the mix and you can soak up the views whenever you fancy.

Outside, you'll find three swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens. One of them is just for children, so little ones can splash about while you relax on a sunlounger. There’s a poolside snack bar, too, serving up light bites and cocktails throughout the day. Elsewhere, a tennis court and an 18-hole putting green cater for the more active crowd. Alternatively, there's a relaxation centre if you fancy some pampering.

Lastly, there's the dining scene to consider. The main restaurant is a stylish space kitted out with spot-lit ceilings, big windows and bold art prints. Head here for big buffets that team international favourites with more local fare. With everything from fresh seafood to curries on the menu, there's always plenty of choice. There’s an à la carte option, too – ideal for when you fancy something a little more formal. For a front row seat at sunset, meanwhile, the Sao Rafael Beach Bar offers up fantastic sea views from its open-air terrace.


• 800m to Sao Rafael beach • 100m to nearest shops, bars and restaurants • Bus stop in front of hotel • 3km to centre of Albufeira • 18-hole golf courses nearby - reduced green fees

Transfer time

45 minutes

Swimming pool

• 2 swimming pools for adults • Heated indoor pool • Sunbeds and parasols • Pool towels • Pool restaurant and bar


• Buffet restaurant • Sao Rafael à la carte restaurant • Beach restaurant with sea views


• Relaxation Centre for cosmetic and massage therapies • Vichy shower room • Sauna • Whirlpool bath • Steam bath • Tennis court • Multi-purpose grass pitch • 18-hole putting green


• Bar with terrace • Entertainment programme in high season

For families

• Children's pool • Hotel-run kids' club for 3 to 11-year-olds with seasonal activities • Children's menu

Other facilities

• 24-hour room service • Laundry and dry cleaning service • Green fees booking service • Internet room • Wi-Fi in public areas

Room facilities

All rooms have air-conditioning, kitchenette - no cooking facilities just kettle and microwave on-request, flatscreen satellite TV, phone, minibar, separate lounge, 24-hour room service and balcony or terrace with garden view. Standard rooms are Suites and have 1 double bed with an extra bed in the lounge for 1 adult or 2 children.




4, 2 of which have panoramic views

Official rating:

5 Star

Extra Local Charges

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