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... Very well equipped kitchen. Views to the sea from the dining room window. Lounge & main bedroom views somewhat hemmed in by...
Booked last minute room in the Guesthouse, got impressed by the professionalism of all the staff, the quality of the premises...
... disappoint. It has views to the sea from the balcony, living room and bedroom. It is well equipped, clean and in a good...

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antonbergh wrote a review Jan 2021
Lisbon, Portugal2 contributions
Immaculately clean and tastefully furnished, spacious & modern apartment. Very well equipped kitchen. Views to the sea from the dining room window. Lounge & main bedroom views somewhat hemmed in by other condos, but lovely gardens all around, and short stroll to stunning beaches & coastal walks. Area well served with restaurants, supermarkets and Uber transit. Air-conditioning system inverts to central heating, which is useful on those occasional cold winter days.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Pedro L wrote a review Oct 2020
Faro, Portugal24 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked last minute room in the Guesthouse, got impressed by the professionalism of all the staff, the quality of the premises and, above all, the superior level of the breakfast, with local products ranging from almonds to orange juice! Recommend to everyone!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The Management, Diretor-Geral at São Rafael Villas, Apartments & GuestHouse
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Dear Pedro, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing São Rafael Villas, Apartments & Guesthouse for your stay in São Rafael and for your kind words and description of our services. We are pleased to receive such a caring review and happy to know that we have met your expectations. It was a real pleasure having you as our Guest and we look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, The Management
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Stephanie J wrote a review Feb 2020
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We decided to visit for a short break in the hope to get some sun and some time to relax. The apartment didn’t disappoint. It has views to the sea from the balcony, living room and bedroom. It is well equipped, clean and in a good location to base your daily adventures. The local beach lovely and the marina is not far away. We are quite active so walked everywhere but Uber‘s are available if you haven’t got a car. We were so lucky with the weather and found it the perfect temperature during the day but beware it does get a little chilly once the sun goes down. Can’t wait to go again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SaoRafaelAlgarve, Assistant Manager at São Rafael Villas, Apartments & GuestHouse
Responded 08 Jun 2020
Dear Stefanie, First of all, we would like to thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed staying with us in one of our Apartments. We look forward to welcoming you to São Rafael Villas, Apartments & Guesthouse soon! Kind Regards, Ana Figueiredo
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wjgreen wrote a review Oct 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom127 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed one night in December 2018 when the weather was around 23 degrees!
The apartment had two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living area and good size kitchen. It also had terrace front and back with barbecue and table and chairs. Supplied toiletries were l’Occitane.
Whilst the pool wasn’t open during our stay the pool area was very inviting.
Very impressed with the accommodation. Whilst in a quiet area it is easy enough to call a taxi into town!
It is also a short stroll from a fabulous stunning cove which absolutely makes it! One of the most stunning coves I have ever seen!
I would definitely stay again but for longer next time - highly recommended x
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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brian k wrote a review Jul 2019
Toronto, Canada22 contributions48 helpful votes
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We recently stayed at the Sao Rafael Villas in Albufeira, Portugal in early July 2019. We really enjoyed our stay and hope this review can be helpful since there wasn't very much info online when we booked in late May.

The villas are part of Vidmar properties and there are three small buildings interspersed between other private properties across two streets all within walking distance - there are villas, a guest house and an apartment building. The location is in the newer part of Albufeira approximately 5 min by car to the new Marina and about 10-15 by car to Old Town Albufeira.

Upon arrival, check-in was friendly and competent in the guest house and we quickly went to the building one street over where the villas are located.

The villas are surrounded by a wall with an automatic gate the opens with your key card for car access. There is reserved underground parking for each villa with stairs that lead up to the front door to each respective unit.

Villa #520 that we stayed in had two floors. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with a large ensuite and a fairly large patio with a table and day bed. The second bedroom has two single beds, a small patio and a three-piece bathroom.

The main floor has a bathroom with a shower, a safe located in the front foyer (not ideal) and an open concept kitchen and living room with lots of space. There are remote controlled wall-mounted ac units and large screen TVs in the main living area and bedrooms.

The living room has large sliding doors that open up to a covered patio with a dining table and day bed that leads to a private heated swimming pool and spacious deck area.

Overall, the villa is modern and well thought out but needs some small touch-ups, nothing serious though. More importantly, we really enjoyed the private backyard and heated pool since the water at the beach could be cold.

Re. the beach, Arrifana beach is approximated 500 metres down the street from the villa. There is an excellent seafood restaurant called Sardinhas on the small but beautiful beach. If you go slightly east of the villas there is Sao Rafael beach which is bigger and busier, in our opinion better for sunbathing and swimming.

We got the breakfast option during our stay which is served in the guesthouse each morning. There is a good choice and all of the standards are there.

Just to qualify this review, these are self-service villas. So there isn't a concierge or bell boys, you may prefer the Four Seasons in Villamoura if that's your preference. The villas are modern in design so lots of tile, marble and wood that does not dampen noise like other finishes. So you may hear your neighbours if they're noisy.

Overall we had an excellent time at Sao Rafael Villas and would highly recommend it to families looking for a quiet place to relax in luxury accommodations. It was close to everything and came equipped for a great vacation. We will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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