Club Esse Porto Rafael


Club Esse Porto Rafael Altura is perched at the foot of Monte Altura, just 300 metres from ‘La Sciumara’ beach and 2 km from the centre of Palau and La Maddalena Park. With its slightly elevated position overlooking the sea, Club Esse Porto Rafael offers its guests an exceptional panorama of the gulf and the Caprera and La Maddalena islands. Porto Rafael is considered a special destination by VIPs who prefer a low profile. This getaway known for its refined exclusivity has attracted many famous personages to spend their summer holidays here.

The Club Esse Porto Rafael in Palau, Sardinia

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Breakfast service from 07:30 to 10:00 in an air-conditioned restaurant, next to the swimming pool and overlooking the sea and the La Maddalena archipelago.

Biberoneria: equipped baby feeding area, dedicated to kids up to 3 years old, accessible without time limits, where moms and dads can cook baby food and find the main basic foods prepared without salt from our kitchen with selected fresh products (meat / vegetable broth / fish, vegetable purée, pasta, grated cheese, whole and partially skimmed UHT milk, yogurt, cheese, seasonal fruit; gluten free food is not available).


You will have the opportunity to get involved in the entertainment activities of the nearby Club Esse Posada (about 2 km), by purchasing the “Esse Card” package.

Sports and Services

Music bar; Possibility to participate in the activities of the nearby Club Esse Posada (about 2 km), purchasing the “Esse Card” package.

Custom ordering of magazines and newspapers. Free beach towels and prams (to be specified on the booking). Laundry service. Possibility of renting inflatables, cars, scooters and bicycles. Rich excursion program.

Children and Teens

Our baby feeding room is available at set hours every day, offering an equipped area dedicated to children up to 3 years old where mothers and fathers can cook baby food and find basic foods prepared in our kitchen without salt and using selected fresh products (meat/vegetable/fish broth, vegetable soup, small pastas, grated cheese, UHT whole and part-skim milk, yoghurt, processed cheeses, seasonal fruit).

Free beach

Free beach


Music Bar

Music Bar


Swimming pool

Swimming pool


Free Wi-fi

Free Wi-fi



Like in a Sardinian little village

The 57 rooms, with private entrance, private bathrooms with shower and hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, mini fridge, TV and telephone, are all well-appointed, immersed in Mediterranean scrub with well-kept gardens where you can see the typical rocks from Gallura and unmatched panoramas.


To the beach walking into the wild

The free beach La Sciumara is 300 metres away, accessible by a footpath through the Mediterranean scrub.


Visit the island of La Maddalena

Departing from the Hotel Porto Rafael you can visit the island of La Maddalena and its breathtaking beaches.

Choose the dates of your next holiday in Sardinia at the Club Esse Porto Rafael.

Hero Camp - L'animazione di Club Esse per i più piccoli

Hero Camp

The adventurous holiday of your kids

Hero Camp is an entertainment project for children started in 2011 and present in each Club Esse and all facilities with ‘Fun for Life!’ amusements. The mascot, a penguin called Pink Hero, and our Hero Trainers let our young guests experience a holiday within a holiday with leisure, sports, artistic and theatre activities inspired by themes of ecology and community… Learn more

Treatments and Price List

Allowed one per room (max. 20 kg weight) with the exception of the common areas with final sanitation contribution of 50 € (euros) to be paid locally. Admitted at Bau Bau Palau beach, about 2 km from the resort.

Pets Owners Regulation

At the Club Esse Porto Rafael for the 2020 summer season you can stay exclusively with the “Bed & Breakfast” or “Room only” formula.

Recensioni dell’Hotel

Fantastic location, great hotel, professional and friendly staff

We spent a wonderful week! […] The hotel is located in a truly unique landscape… on the top of Porto Rafael overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena. […]


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Great staff fantastic place

The location is great, with a beautiful and large beach (the Sciumara) […] beautiful pool overlooking the sea. But the real added value of the facility is the staff […] always ready to tear you out of a smile […] . Highly recommended.


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