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.

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Based On 511 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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Hotel a bit tired but certainly not the staff..

At the Do Cerro for 3 weeks, 27th Jan to 17th Feb. 2015.. Arrived late (after meal times) but were greeted at the reception by the, now known to be, owner who could not be more helpful . After checking in, she told us that some toasties and soft drinks would be given at the bar should we require it. Inc a glass of wine. Which was gladly accepted. The room was a bit tired but clean with a small balcony overlooking the buildings opposite and a side sea view. It did however get the sun all day. The hotel is situated on a hill but tell me anywhere in Albufeira that isn't. Fine going down into the town but soon found out the best way back is by local bus, 1euro 40. The hotel staff were great as was the selection of food over the 3 weeks, Entertainment was OK , 3 nights a week but the St. Valentines night and the Carnaval nights were really good . All hotel staff got involved particularly Manuell, the barman and the waiting staff from the restaurant.....Overall a very enjoyable holiday so what more could you ask....More

alan m, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

This was a Marmite moment

When I first waled through the door of this hotel, I did not like it, it looked tired and dated and not in a great location, its on a steep hill so if you are bad on your legs, its buses and taxis I'm afraid.It says its a four star for me it more a 3 star. My room was again tired , I paid an extra £20 for a sea view which I sort of got between two buildings. I also found it a bit cliquish with returning guests wanting to rule the roost a little. i went last week 21/2/15 and the clientele were mainly 70 plus. As the week went by the place did grow on me though, the staff were fantastic and the food if not gourmet was plentiful and varied . the Hotel must be doing something right as people seem to return year after year. there was entertainment in the bar some good some terrible. This is a great hotel for pensioners as there is everything they need there Room, Food , Bar, pool. But me? its not for me, I would not return. But I have to say its a bit of an enigma you will absolutely love it or hate , or like me somewhere in the middleMore

andrewinchesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom


We spent a week at the Hotel do Cerro in February and it was excellent. A lovely traditional hotel with lots of interesting old pictures of Albufeira adorning the walls. The food was excellent with plenty of choice, and the staff are lovely and can't do enough for you. I will certainly be going back again. Highly recommended.More

Dave W, Douglas, United Kingdom

Excellent Hotel, Excellent Location, Excellent Staff

Spent a week at this lovely, quirky hotel. Having emailed a head we had a room with a lovely sea view which was very much appreciated. Most of the staff were great especially the lady who seemed to be in charge if the restaurant. Always smiling and happy to say hello and have a chat. Staff on reception were efficient but a smile would go a long way and the guy on the bar is in the wrong job I think - his customer service skills were lacking. We will certainly be back.More

blowhorns, Rutland, UK

Loved loved loved

We have holidayed twice at Hotel do Cerro and just booked to go there again in July. The hotel is clean and bright, the staff are friendly and helpful. The food was good with a lot of choice. Rooms and general surrounding were clean and well maintained. Fantastic view of the bay from the balcony, can´t wait to return this summer. Used Yellowfish transfers,private, efficient and courteous service and as always it all went like clockwork. Loved the WIFI in car, great idea.More

roderick k, London, United Kingdom

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