CS Sao Rafael, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A stylish and cheerful modern property which although in an off centre location offers a wide range of amenities, including an enormous pool area and a well equipped spa facility.
Attracts many international discerning guests who prefer a state of the art base with pristine surroundings in a peaceful setting.
A hire car is essential for those who do not wish to rely on the courtesy bus service and there are plenty of parking spaces to one side of the building.
A relatively smart looking sandstone coloured, staggered building with a car park alongside. Tall palms add style to the frontage and each room has a wide recessed, glass sided balcony. Pillars at the roof level add character and the wide and inviting main entrance is located at the property’s 2nd level.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 2005
Exterior: Staggered Building
The interior is more elegant and upmarket looking than the exterior and offers a quality orientated welcome, that suits business and leisure guests alike.
The palatial lobby and reception area are clad in cool marble and feature an interesting sculpture. The vast main restaurant has tall removable windows which add a feeling of space and airiness.
A modern bar is particularly welcoming and calm with its beige and brown decor and natural looking furnishings. An a-la-carte dining option is distinctly upmarket and intimate.
There is ample space in well-landscaped grounds for all the guests, even when the property is full.
The impressively arranged pool areas are pleasing to the eye and offer a plentiful supply of comfortable sun-loungers and parasols.
A well-equipped spa is a special feature of the property and is popular with visiting non-residents and the pool bar is tastefully arranged with ample seating and an additional food service.
Area Type: Outside the main resort area in a relatively remote location, beyond the marina, towards the western suburb of Gale. There is very little around in the way of tourist amenities other than a couple of other holiday properties and a few local residences. A courtesy bus operates to the resort centre and main beach.
Nearest beach: 400m (Sao Rafael)
Map Ref: 11
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Circular (22 yds)
- Freeform (26 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (10 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)