Hotel Do Cerro

Just up the road from the beach and Albufeira’s old town, this family-run hotel has lots of character and sea views to write home about.

The Do Cerro is on a quiet hillside street just 5 minutes’ walk from one of Albufeira’s best beaches, Praia Dos Pescadores, and 10 minutes from the old town. Thanks to its high-up position, it’s got great views across Albufeira Bay.

The hotel feels more individual than most, thanks to its traditional rooms and hidden-away sun terraces.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based On 497 reviews

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  • 3Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 90Rooms
  • 3Lifts

Beauty Offer

50% discount at hotel health club and 30% discount on beauty treatments and massage.

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late Continental breakfast. Snacks 13.00-15.00. Coffee, tea and cakes 16.00-17.30. Ice-cream 13.00-15.00.


National beer, house wine, sangria and local spirits 11.00-23.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Evening entertainment programme

The hotel provides a range of both English and Portuguese entertainment 6 nights a week.

Buffet restaurant

Take a seat in the dining room and indulge in the varied hot and cold buffet meals. To avoid delay, there are separate sittings for buffet dinners. Children's early suppers are also available.

Health club*

For a relaxing afternoon, take a trip to the health club. Drift into a calm oasis as you experience the whirlpool bath, Turkish bath and Sauna.

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double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with centrally controlled air-conditioning/heating.

double room

Double room sleeps up to 3 with centrally controlled air-conditioning/heating.

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Loverly late break

Stayed here for a week early November in half board, first time in Portugal. We found the hotel to be great. Yes a bit quirky in layout and decor, but it was kept clean. We had a sea view room. The room was a reasonable size and the towels an bed linen were regularly changed. There was a smell in the one elevator, but that was fixed half way through the week. All the staff were very friendly and polite. The pool area was very nice. Its a small hotel of 93 rooms so I was not expecting the range of food availabe at large hotels, however we found the food to be great with adiquate choice. We saw the comments on the fried egg charges and were surprised on the third day to see fried eggs at breakfast. I had one but found it to be like a fried egg from home and no where near the taste of their scrambles eggs which were excellent. The hotel is on a hill and about 10 minutes from the old town. Anyone with walking difficulties will have a problem getting back up. We are in our mid 60s and managed it twice per day with no issues. As it was my wifes birthday the staff arranged a candle lit dinner for us with a bottle of wine. WiFi was free and there were senders all around the hotel so it worked by the pool, in the rooms, in the dinning room. We will certainly go back.More

BertShaw, Wolverhampton

Ideal break

We decided to spend the last two days of our holiday in Albufeira. We called up the Hotel do Cerro by chance and we are glad we did. The welcome was warm and genuine, the room was comfortable if a little on the small side, and the hotel facilities were excellent. We booked b and b but owing to the excellence of the food we decided to take all our meals at the hotel. The buffet style dinner was very varied and of good quality and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel particularly for couples. Not really the place for children, but saying that we stayed in early October so lots of 'oldies' and coach trippers were staying. Two swimming pools on site, gym, jacuzzi, health centre and an excellent bar and entertainment. I wish we could have stayed longer, but will certainly return.More

Michael T, Northampton, United Kingdom

Great Location

We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights half board in September. We had a great time! It was my husbands birthday on the day we arrived and the staff arranged a romantic table for us with a free bottle of wine. The staff were friendly, the food was good, rooms were spotless and your bed linen were changed every day. The entertainment was okay. The hotel has a nice pool with cafebar area and you could always get a sunbed, which is a is a quirky hotel with various places to read or have a quiet moment, half of which we did not find until we were going home. It is situated in a good location, a five - ten minute walk to the centre but is up a hill, but not as bad as other people had reported. The people who stayed here were aged 28+, so we were okay as were in our forties, but probably not suited for the very young as it is quiet but everyone is so friendly and made you feel so welcome The marina is a twenty minute walk in the opposite direction to the town centre. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others and me and my husband would definitely stay here again. The only negative is that there isn't a kettle in the room and the fridge is called a minibar which you have to hire at 5 euros a day and isn't very big. Most of the residents were all inclusive but our travel company did not have this as an option. The hotel has 2 cats who they have adopted so make sure you like animals!More

janet w, leeds, uk

Very good place

The hotel is is in a good location on the edge of the old town with marvellous views. All of the staff are very good, friendly with good use of English. Rooms very clean, bed was very comfortable, good plasma-screen TV,fantastic shower. The spa was very good, modern, and the indoor pool was very relaxing. A coffee snack bar with lovely lounge area. Lots of choice on food. Good access to Old Town and beach. There are lots of lovely places to visit and recommend: we particularly liked Monchique, Cape St Vincent, Vilamoura and Lisbon. We booked yellow fish taxis for our private transfer. Cheap, reliable and nice drivers in new cars with free wifi. We really liked it and we will return.More

karlpuk, Brixton, United Kingdom

Definitely not a four star!

Having stayed in many four star hotels abroad, this one is not up to standard. Cleanliness of rooms and public areas need attention. Food was poor quality, self service, badly presented with a total lack of imagination. This may have been acceptable in the 70's but hotels, food and service have moved on since then, except here. The lift to the second floor from the main reception area smelt of cabbage and even the installation of an air freshener didn't help. Asked if we could have breakfast 10 minutes earlier than the 8 o"clock start, on our departure day, manager said impossible! Then when using kettle provided in mezzanine level was told to use restaurant, which was already to serve breakfast at 7.50?More

1305smith, Durham, United Kingdom

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