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NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

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Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
On the beach, white sand

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NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sao Rafael Beach
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

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Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
The price is €168
Price available on 18/06/2023
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour business centre
For families
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 13 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 18 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 40 min walk
  • Gale Beach - 6 min drive
  • Salgados Beach - 6 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 7 min drive
  • The Strip - 9 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 9 min drive
  • Balaia Golf Village - 12 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 16 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 28 min drive


  • Gate 4 Café - 2 min drive
  • El Barrio - 2 min drive
  • Praia da Coelha - 3 min drive
  • Nosolo Itália - Marina de Albufeira - 19 min walk
  • Jack's Irish Pub - 2 min drive

About this property

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is a great choice for your beach stay in Albufeira, putting you near activities such as windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. 2 indoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps and facials. Dining choices include 3 restaurants, and the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a cold drink. A poolside bar, a fitness centre and a sauna are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travellers say great things about the beach location and breakfast.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free bikes nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (4413 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Seven Seas – On-site buffet restaurant.
Mediterranean – On-site fine-dining restaurant. Open daily.
RAW – On-site sushi bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Chill Out Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs EUR 20.00 per person, per day
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Property registration number 7284

Also known as

São Rafael Atlântico Hotel Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico Hotel
São Rafael Atlântico Albufeira
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico
NAU São Rafael Atlântico
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico Albufeira
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
As of 8 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico on 18 June 2023 start from €168, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, sailing and waterskiing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico also has a sauna and a fitness centre, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring ocean views.
Does NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico like?
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is a short 13-minute walk from Sao Rafael Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Albufeira Marina. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Emma, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nuestra experiencia fantástica . El hotel precioso . El personal muy profesional y atento en todo momento. Fue el cumpleano de mi esposo y el hotel tuvo tremendo detalle le mandaron un mini cake y una botella de champaña. Gracias NAU .
oscar, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Return visit
One of our favorite Hotels when in the area, always have a clean and quiet room, excellent staff in all areas of the Hotel from check-in, house keeping and restaurant.
A, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Leah, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay. Location is perfect with really nice beach a few minutes away. Old town Albufeira is 10 minutes drive and well worth going to.
chetan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet and peaceful
Beautiful location Peaceful environment Outstanding customer service
Fernando, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel, would definitely recommend
Loved it, and the hotel was incredible
Bilal, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simply an excellent hotel with all amenities and a great staff. The room rates were very fair with breakfast included and an initial bottle of wine. .
Frank, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
Beautiful Hotel. Good Service and nice spa. Best part was the short walk to the beach
3-night trip with friends
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