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 595 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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Lovely holiday

Just back from a two week stay. Hotel was better than expected nice comfortable room on third floor had sea view as booked, full bathroom with shower and bath and a hairdryer, beds were comfortable but may be a bit hard for some people, rooms cleaned every day with linen change twice a week. We stayed bed and breakfast with a good choice every day. Pool area is nice with plenty of sunbeds but as usual there were towels out first thing in the morning although there were signs saying towels would be removed. Evening entertainment was nothing special but pleasant enough for a nightcap before bed. The hotel is on a hill and can be a challenge on a hot day we are both in our 50's and i have knee and hip issues but managed to walk up and down without too much trouble. There is a small fridge in the room but you need to hire it at 4 euros per day, its ok for drinks but isn't cold enough for keeping food in. We tried to book a couple of excursions at reception but the ones we wanted on the leaflets they couldn't book mainly because the leaflets were out of date. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in staying here againMore

Karen J,

Perfect relaxing holiday

We stayed as family for a two week break. We all loved the hotel - the staff were all very efficient and genuinely friendly. The food was very good, in fact we had planned to eat out some nights but only went out once as we enjoyed the food so much. Another bonus was we booked a family room, and were given an apartment with 2 rooms, and believe me that is a bonus. We will definitely be back and highly recommend.More

JackieDigby, London, United Kingdom

Very good

Stayed here in may it was my sons first holiday hes aged 3 and i have to say we loved it the staff were brilliant would def go back. Its a wee bit of a walk to the town and a bit hilly on way back up but i didnt mind. But there is a bus stop just outside the hotel which can take you down if you prefer. The beach was lovely to and the town itself was lovely and quiet. No complants about anything first class allround holiday More

Robert H, Cookstown, United Kingdom

Lovely holiday

Hotel Do Cerro is definitely one to try. It is a clean,comfortable hotel that offers great food. (If you can't find something you like then you're very fussy!) All the staff are friendly and happy to help. We had a small problem when we arrived but that was the holiday company's fault not the hotel but they rectified this very quickly. The pool was clean and we never had an issue to find sun beds. (We were a party of 8 and managed to sit together every day) The beach and bars are a 10 minute walk away but it is down a very steep hill that isn't suitable for people with walking difficulties. Don't let this put you off though as a taxi is only a couple of euros. Zoo marine is an amazing day out as is the safari tours. We all enjoyed our holiday and would definitely return. More


Good and not so good points

My wife an I choose this hotel for its location and the all inclusive basis with First Choice, which I think the AI was not the best choice, we have been on several all inclusive based holidays (not in euro zone) and found that you could have any ice creams/cocktails/steaks etc. not here I'm afraid, there were lots of flavours in the café but you were only allowed choc/vanilla (every day) in the sectioned area for all inclusive guests, no cocktails in the bar unless you paid for them extra and we never observed a steak. When we arrived we were met by a very friendly member of staff and were directed to room 7 up a few stairs past reception, not the best room at all but clean and towels changed on a regular basis, no views of either the sea or pool just the back entrance for guests to access the main building so no privacy on the veranda, also the smell from the kitchen opposite was not good either you knew you were having fish, I went to try and change the room as we were there for my wife's 60th birthday so wanted something special I thought for £829 pp for 7 nights we would have a better room, piped to the post by an English chap who required moving due to him being in a cupboard, our rep "Jade" who was really good wanted to move us the next day but Wife did not want to so that was that, CANNOT recommend room 7. The beds are very firm, so if you like a somewhere soft to sleep this is not for you, we did speak to other guests who liked a firm bed so they were ok. Food in the restaurant was good, there was a good choice at all main meals, hot breakfast consisted of bacon/scrambled eggs/sausage/beans and if you required fried eggs just ask, plus cheese/jams etc. On AI you go to an area set aside for lunch which had a reasonable choice of a soup/several main courses and Choc/Vanilla ice cream, drinks are available including wine and soda. Evening meal was always busy but again soup/several main courses including always a fish dish and sweets/fruit. On my wife's birthday we were given a special table including birthday cake and port wine, special thanks to Ana, Josef, Elisa and of course Jade. Outside pool was clean but very cold, the sea was warmer, you have to be quite fit for this hotel as the return journey up the hill is a killer. The most positive aspect of this hotel is the friendly staff, they were brilliant always a smile and helpful, I personally think that the hotel should leave AI basis alone as it is the worst I have come across.More

VirginAtlantic747, Rotherham, United Kingdom

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