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São Rafael Holidays

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Outdoor pool
Double Room | In-room safe, blackout drapes, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
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Overview of São Rafael Holidays

São Rafael Holidays

4-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Sao Rafael Beach
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

165 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Urb. Sao Rafael Lote 26 Fase II, Albufeira, 8200-613
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Limited housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Sao Rafael Beach - 9 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 21 min walk
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 45 min walk
  • Gale Beach - 7 min drive
  • Salgados Beach - 7 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 7 min drive
  • The Strip - 9 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 10 min drive
  • Balaia Golf Village - 12 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 14 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 31 min drive
  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 42 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 16 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Lagoa Ferragudo Station - 29 min drive


  • Gate 4 Café - 3 min drive
  • El Barrio - 3 min drive
  • Hapimag Restaurant Vista Mar - 4 min drive
  • Praia da Coelha - 4 min drive
  • Nosolo Itália - Marina de Albufeira - 2 min drive

About this property

São Rafael Holidays

São Rafael Holidays features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Albufeira Old Town Square. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. The overall value and overall property condition get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Sao Rafael Guest House, Estrada do Aldeamento Sao Rafael, Lot 26
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • LED light bulbs

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: EUR 400 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 120.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Property Registration Number AlojLocal/2013/139

Also known as

Vidamar São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Albufeira
São Rafael Luxury Villas Albufeira
São Rafael Luxury Villas Apartment
São Rafael Luxury Villas Apartment Albufeira
São Rafael Villas
Vidamar São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Apartment Albufeira
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Apartment
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse Albufeira
São Rafael Villas Apartments GuestHouse
São Rafael Villas Apartments
São Rafael Luxury Villas

Frequently asked questions

Does São Rafael Holidays offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, São Rafael Holidays 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at São Rafael Holidays?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at São Rafael Holidays?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at São Rafael Holidays?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at São Rafael Holidays?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at São Rafael Holidays?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at São Rafael Holidays?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at São Rafael Holidays and nearby?
São Rafael Holidays has an outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around São Rafael Holidays like?
São Rafael Holidays is a short 9-minute walk from Sao Rafael Beach and 6 minutes' walk from Arrifes Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Jonathan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

We stayed in a villa that was walking distance from two beautiful beaches. You will definitely need a car to get around, as this is outside the city center. The villa was nice, but felt like it had just been built and finished in a hurry. The upstairs bidet didn’t work, the downstairs sink was not caulked together, the closets didn’t close, and there were large scrapes on the walls and no decorations. There were also plastic mattress protectors on the beds, which seemed odd for a luxury hotel. There was also tons of noise with construction of villas next door and the walls are paper-thin, so you can hear your neighbors. Having a full kitchen and washer/dryer was very nice. The property, including the pool, was very nice and felt secure. The lady at the front desk was not at all welcoming and seemed unhappy to be there. I highly recommend the location, but would not stay at this property in the future.
Carissa, 4-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

We really enjoyed the studio private villa. The studio was clean and spacious. The pool was awesome! But the cushions outside were in bad condition, ripped and stained, was not impressed. Parking was easy and convinient
Catherine, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Property definitely isn’t a 4 star by North American standards (I understand this isnt North America). It seems like more of a hostel to me. I stayed in the Superior double room with Sea view. Perhaps the villas and apartment styles are nicer; hence the better reviews? I saw the conflicting reviews when booking and decided to give it a chance with hopes it wouldnt have been so bad. Pictures were consistent with the room. The location is great, close to two nice beaches and away from the chaos of the old town of Albufeira. The staff are nice but don’t expect anything over the top/ them to go above or beyond in terms of service. Breakfast is generic with very basic breakfast offerings - fruit, cereal, bread, eggs, bacon, coffee, tea. The property could benefit from a little more attention to detail. Common areas seem clean and modern. However, I thought my room could have benefitted from a little extra cleaning, especially in the bathroom. The walls need painting, the shower walls could do with some scrubbing (with bleach) and the baseboards need dusting. Overall the room was comfortable. If you’re looking somewhere to sleep and don’t care about the extra details then consider this property because the area is nice. If you’re looking for a higher level of experience consider elsewhere.
Stephanie, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing villa, will definitely return and would highly recommend
barry, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, villa was great, for the last few days had noisy neighbours and in these buildings sound carries a lot
Jakub, 13-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Naela, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful place to stay clean with wonderful staff thanks for having us
Josephine, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service! Everyone made sure we had a nice stay. We arrived late at night and checking in was fast and efficient. Communication was great! Highly recommend this place!
Jessica, 2-night trip
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