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Beach nearby, snorkelling
Flat-screen TV
Minibar, desk, cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
11 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationPorto Pollo Beach14 min drive
Popular LocationPalau Harbor14 min drive
Popular LocationNaval Archaeological Museum55 min drive
AirportOlbia (OLB-Costa Smeralda)57 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Royal Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Porto Rafael

Located in Palau, Boutique Hotel Rafael is near the beach. Bear's Rock and Giants' Grave are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Porto Pollo Beach and Maddalena Archipelago National Park. Don't miss out on a visit to Aquadream. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, parasailing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Porto Pollo Beach - 14 min drive
  • Palau Harbor - 14 min drive
  • Bear's Rock - 15 min drive
  • Porto Mannu Beach - 19 min drive
  • Naval Archaeological Museum - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • Rudalza Station - 40 min drive
  • AirportOlbia (OLB-Costa Smeralda) - 57 min drive


  • Casa Tua - 5 min drive
  • Trattoria Pata&Vino - 5 min drive
  • Re Ferdinando - 6 min drive
  • Restaurante La Gritta - 6 min drive
  • Maestrale - 8 min drive

About this property

Boutique Hotel Rafael

Beach townhouse accommodation near Palau Harbor
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and concierge services are available at this townhouse accommodation. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance. All 7 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Room service (during limited hours), espresso makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Boutique Hotel Rafael offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and espresso makers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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 regional sanitisation guidelines of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Minibar


  • Desk



Check-in between 3 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (9 AM - 6 PM)
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 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 01 October and 01 April.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 40 per pet, per day
1 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 30 per night

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: EUR 70 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: EUR 70 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 40 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Boutique Hotel Rafael Palau
Boutique Hotel Rafael TownHouse
Boutique Hotel Rafael TownHouse Palau

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Boutique Hotel Rafael and receive a full refund?
Yes, Boutique Hotel Rafael offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Boutique Hotel Rafael cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Boutique Hotel Rafael pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of EUR 40 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at Boutique Hotel Rafael?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Boutique Hotel Rafael?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Boutique Hotel Rafael?
Checkout is at 11:30 AM.
Where is Boutique Hotel Rafael located?
Situated in Palau, this beach townhouse accommodation is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Palau Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Porto Pollo Beach and Bear's Rock. Maddalena Archipelago National Park and Giants' Grave are also within 9 mi (15 km).
11 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Private oasis
Enjoyed this charming hotel during my stay in Porto Rafael! I would probably consider this hotel more of a B & B as opposed to a hotel though. There are only 6 or 7 rooms which also adds to the privacy and intimate feeling of the place. The hotel staff were EXCELLENT (Laura the manager speaks English and was incredibly helpful with EVERYTHING) and the location is only 15 minutes out of Palau. You definitely need a car though if you plan to get around.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017

2/5 Poor

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Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Bellissimo soggiorno
Premetto che Porto Rafael e’ un posto speciale, quindi l’ hotel sulla piazzetta ha un fascino unico. Sono stata fortunata perche’ la mia camera aveva il terrazzino con vista mare, sulla piazzetta il che non ha prezzo. Monica e’ il valore aggiunto dell’ hotel, disponibile e gentile. Per il resto non c e’ servizio. Visti i prezzi , investirei in una colazione, anche basica ( caffe’ e croissant)magari facendo un accordo col Gattovolpa, il bar sotto l hotel. Cambierebbe tutto. Comunque ci tornero’ con grande piacere.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Zauberhaftes Hotel und Lage! Achtung, die angegebene Adresse in Expedia ist falsch, sie müssen ca. 2 Minuten den Berg weiter hoch rechts weiterfahren.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

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Good hotel, but not for elderly or small kids
Porto Rafael is a known location for its lovely surroundings. The hotel itself is located on a little square and is rather unconventional. To reach it, one need to leave the car on the nearby street, and roll/carry their bags down to the square for about 100m. The road down (and up) is not easy, paved with stones, and rather steep. At the square there are no hotel signs, ask the restaurant waiters for directions. To reach the rooms one has to then carry the bags 2 floors up, no elevator there. I would not recommend elderly people or families with small kids to live in this hotel just because going up and down that road and stairs, especially in warm weather could be quite a challenge. Hotel has 6-7 rooms in total, so not many guests, and in general it was quiet. However the walls are thin, so prepare to occasionally hear your neighbours talking, etc. We had a tiny room (6-7 sq m probably) and even tinier bathroom. Room is clean, very nicely furnished, and double bed is very comfortable. Our windows faced the "inner garden", that is just a wall to the next building. Rooms facing the square should have better view, but must be very noisy. Breakfast is good, but be there on time, as the food tend to run out well before the end of the breakfast time. The restaurant by the hotel is expensive, even for the Costa Smeralda. The beach is nearby, but lots of boats come and go, so choose beaches somewhere else. To sum up, a good hotel, great surroundings, but would not stay there again.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2018

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