Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Albufeira, Portugal


The hotel is located in a beautiful area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and just a short drive away from the centre of Albufeira. There's some of the best golf in the Algarve within a 20 minute drive as well as a range of other activities and water sports. The perfect venue for a luxurious and relaxing golf break to the Algarve.

Golf Courses

The Salgados & Alamos courses are both within 15 minutes' drive. Travel a bit further and you will find the stunning Oceanico O’Connor & Faldo courses.


There are 149 rooms in the hotel all of which come with a balcony, air-con and daily housekeeping. For those who have hired a car there are 150 covered parking spaces and 24 outdoor parking spaces so you can take a day trip or pop into nearby Albufeira for lunch or an evening. There is also free WiFi in several public areas.

Restaurant & Bars

The hotel has three Restaurants (one seasonal) in the hotel and four Bars (two seasonal).

Spa & Leisure

The onsite SPA is 1,800sqm and has 1 indoor heated pool and 1 indoor whirlpool both of which have natural lighting. There is also a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a steam bath and a Scottish bath. For guests looking to really relax, the SPA has 8 treatments rooms, one of which is for couples, for dry and wet therapies and a range of massages. There is also a Gym.


10 mins west of Albufeira right on the Coast and 40 mins drive from Faro airport.

On Site Activities

Onsite there are three outdoor pools so all guests can enjoy a refreshing swim and relaxing without having to worry about overcrowding. Guests get direct access to São Rafael Beach where you can take a dip in the sea or catch some sun on the beach. The hotel has extensive gardens within its grounds where guests can walk and enjoy the sunshine throughout that day.


The hotel can recommend a range of other activities for your trip to Portugal. You can go sports fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling, or go on a boat trip or catamaran. For those who prefer to stay on dry land there are off road trips as well as horse riding and bike rentals.

Golf courses near to Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Álamos Golf
at Morgado Golf & Country Club

The Álamos Golf Course is next to the Serra de Monchique and just 4 kilometres from the city of Portimão, completely enveloped in an exuberant nature. At the site is the Morgado Golf Academy, which has unique practice conditions in Portugal.

Salgados Golf Course
at Salgados Golf

Style: Coastal Links

The course follows a links-style of play and is located in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve. The golf course is situated within a wildfowl habitat between sand dunes and marshland which flows perfectly with the surrounding area.

Morgado Golf Course
at Morgado de Reguengo Golf Club

Style: Parkland

This superb course opened in 2003 but belies its years, it feels surprisingly mature featuring views of the Monchique Mountains and is set amongst valleys, rivers and woodland.

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