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 rating

Based on 480 reviews

  • Official Rating   
  • 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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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with centrally controlled air-conditioning and heating, depending on season.

twin room

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

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

No way a 4 star hotel

Not a very good hotel in no way is it 4 star as advertised a few complaints will be getting put in about this place worst food ever the staff are unhelpful and some think they own the hotel the only thing that kept us going were the other guest we met we ate out 5 of the 7 nights we stayed here don't no why a holiday company like thomson would associated themselves with this place More

Nicky L,

Very Good

I like this hotel its not too large , a bit older style,perched on a hill overlooking the lovely Albufeira bay. The bar and the terrace bar have great views . A 10 minute downhill walk will get you into the old square where there is bars , restaurants and entertainment aswell as a few shops and stalls . The rooms are again older but clean and comfortable . 3 hours on the aircraft gets you to the Algarve , so its no huge journey . The trip from the airport to the hotel was easily arranged online with yellowfishtaxi who were great as they arrived on time in the airport and to return home. Both drivers were very conscientiousness and polite , helping with cases and organising trolleys on our return journey at the airportMore

borisoviet, Brixton, United Kingdom

Very disappointing. D&V bug lurking...

Not sure of the best place to start really... I've written this review before our week here is over. The hotel: Different to anywhere I have stayed before but nice in its own unique way, perhaps a little confused in its styling but that's what makes it quirky as others have mentioned. It's clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Not suitable for people who have issues with stairs, I quite liked it but there are lots of staircases disappearing up round corners, including stairs down to the restaurant. However, if you have mobility issues, Albuferia probably isn't the best place to come in general as it's steep slopes and steps are everywhere. Beds are rock hard, didn't get a very good nights sleep. A few dogs barking sporadically but no more than you'd get anywhere else. The entertainment that we did watch was poor. The cats: Clearly there are some cat haters who have written reviews but there are two very sweet little cats that live at the hotel. Didn't see much of one of them but most of the time the other was curled up in her basket or on the seat of the piano upstairs causing no trouble whatsoever. I did feedback to the hotel that they need to be more attentive to the plants leading out to the likes of rooms 16 and 17 as this does appear to a favourite spot for a litter tray and wasn't particularly nice to walk past. The food: No comment. That should say it all really... Boring, bland, lack of choice. Breakfast was passable but yes, be prepared to pay if you want extras. Dinner was a real let down and we did what we could to avoid it. Loads of nice places to eat in the town though. All inclusive: If you are used to cocktails on your all inclusive, don't come here, they will cost you and all those nice branded spirits in the cabinet behind the bar? Forget it! The all inclusive guests get the local equivalents from under the bar. Only water by the glass is given so no taking a bottle back to your room for overnight! Not overly impressed all in all and to top it off we were both hit with a bad D&V bug two days in. Initially we thought it was something we ate but turned out a good 50 people in the hotel were also suffering. Not a nice experience at all and two days later even the smell of food was still churning my stomach. Anti bacterial hand gel appeared on the way in to the restaurant so I guess at least that's something albeit a little late. Credit to the Thomson rep who handled it all really well and was nice enough to swap our excursion to another day because we were poorly. Won't be returning to this hotel, loved the area but if we come back, will go elsewhere.More

Emma R, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Just nice.

The hotel was nice and clean with helpful staff. However, it was all just a bit more "ok" than "wow". The food was tasty but not delicious, the rooms are comfortable but haven't gone that extra mile, the entertainment involved a lot of karaoke type singing and not much else, there was access to wi-fi which was very weak and practically not usable in most locations around the hotel... On the plus side the location is far enough from noisy parties and pubs but only a short 10 minute walk to be on the beach or in the buzzing town centre with shops, restaurants and cocktail bars. If you're after a good night sleep and some breakfast to then venture out to explore, it's more than sufficient.More

Ewa J, Reading, United Kingdom

not as advertised!

The hotel is in serious need of a paint job and makeover, inside and out. The photos must be touched up as the rooms, reception, tunnel to the pool and outside, are dingy and not at all as bright and shiny as they look. The hotel is in a residential area with schools front and rear. There is a serious graffiti problem as its everywhere, and the air stank of cat mess. We were at the front with a sea view and all you could hear day and night were dogs barking! The food is terrible, breakfast was poor, and having to pay extra for certain items is totally out of order. Evening meals were no better, the lack of choice was astounding. The restaurant staff however were all very friendly. The bar was adequate and prices reasonable but I would say it is a hotel for the over 60's and no younger! The reception staff were very helpful but there are alot of hidden costs, daily towel change, use of fridge etc. At the front of the hotel is a very ugly shelter, again, graffiti ridden, overlooking the bay, but with the noise and the smell, I didn't venture too near. There is a steep walk to the beach and if you go to the beach then out to the lovely town square in the evening, trust me when I say you need to be fit! Overall very disappointed. Beautiful old town and beach. You could see the staff at the hotel were really trying to please but just a shame about the hotel. The owners seriously need to read these poor and average reviews and not rely on the better ones for future business.More

Lynn O, Manchester

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