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 682 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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twin room with balcony or terrace

This inviting and comfortable twin room is a great base for your holiday. There's free Wi-Fi, air-con, a direct dial telephone, hairdryer and satellite TV. There's outside space too - a balcony or terrace is provided.

double room with balcony or terrace

This double room is bright and inviting and is a great base from which to explore. There's air-conditioning or heating and you'll also find free Wi-Fi in your room. Other extras include a hairdryer, satellite TV and direct dial telephone - plus you'll also have a balcony or terrace provided for some outside space.

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Great family holiday

lovely hotel , staff polite and friendly, room was dated but we liked it as was old style decor. nice quiet hotel food was ok, drinks where good, every where was nice and clean. 5- 10 minute was to albruferia, plenty of shops bars etc. nice beach and marina was short walk away from hotel. we went for a nice relaxing week away and is just what we got, could have stayed another week. will be going backMore

murphygypsy, 190736

Lunch was not good

We were in a hotel nearby so decided to pop in here for lunch one day for a change of scene. Oh it was not good, food tasted cheap, nasty & possibly straight from the freezer. And given that we were the only two eating, the wait was far too long. Wouldn't recommend at all. More


Wedding anniversary visit :)

We have just come back (16/6/2016) from this amazingly quirky Hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in room number 9 which had an amazing view over looking the sea (which can be seen in the pictures). We had an absolutely fantastic week and would definitely go back again. We stayed on an all inclusive basis and were never disappointed at meal times, we got to try some lovely traditional Portuguese meals. More

Jo-Ann C,

Good and bad aspects

First time visiting Portugal for us, wasn't too impressed with the hotel for what we were looking for but it wasn't awful. Think we were the only young couple - there was mainly ages 50+ to be honest. The food was good however to pay for all inclusive I wasn't atall happy about what we got for it. We got breakfast lunch dinner at set times but between that we had to pay for food.. Even though we were all inclusive and stated that? Our used towels didn't get changed/washed, just folded up for us to reuse. And if you're anything higher than the second floor (like we were) the elevator only goes to the second floor. Then you have to walk down the hallway and get another elevator which understandably after a week gets frustrating and seems unnecessary. Walk to the beach/strip wasn't to bad. About 10 minutes but the walk is steep uphill. Have to pay 4€ a day for the fridge as well. The receptionist/s were lovely and pleasant however the maids and waiters were extremely rude and slightly intimidating. Just wanted to give an honest review. Wouldn't return to this hotel but the country itself was beautiful. More

tiaaaharveeey, 186388

Very average

We visited in June 2016 for a two week stay, just myself and my husband. This is a very honest review and we are really not picky or fussy. Location: Hotel is situated in a quest residential area overlooking the sea, it was a short ten minute walk down to the old town. Yes, it is a steep hill but not too far and manageable. A good location and a supermarket about five minutes walk. Food: Not very good. Very disappointing to have tinned fruit at breakfast in a country where fresh fruit is readily available. There was some fresh fruit but it was cut in half, so brown pears and apples are not very appetising. The only choice of eggs was scrambled and tasted very rubbery. Lunch was ok, served in the coffee bar., a choice of hot and cold food. Dinner was poor, lots of grey looking meat and after two weeks very fed up with the same rotating menu. First holiday I have ever lost weight! There is no food available when the restaurant closes after dinner. Facilities : The pool area is very cramped with sun shades that do not work well, you have to change sun beds as the sun moves across! There is no lifeguard at anytime and one elderly guest had a turn in the pool and other guests had to help him. The hotel is a little grubby; cobwebs and lots of dust in the dining room, the whole place has a feeling of being unkempt and very dated. There is a cost of €3.50 per week for pool towels and €1.50 an hour to use the iron and ironing board, neither have I ever paid for in an all inclusive before. I had a massage in the spa which was ok for €15 euros for 20 minutes. I did not use the indoor pool as I didn't have a swim cap. The entertainment was dire, really awful. Most guests do not frequent the hotel in the evenings, preferring to go to the local bars, of which there are around 400 in albufeira!!!! Mainly full of English tourists. This hotel is not suitable for children, it has no facilities, other than a small children's pool, which is next to the big pool and again very cramped with no lifeguard. The hotel was mainly older guests and there was a couple with small children when we were there and they seemed so stressed, trying to keep their children quiet so as not to disturb everyone; I really felt sorry for them. We would not return to this hotel, but then we would not return to this area in Portugal. It is very, very touristy with 300 hotels and probably around a thousand or more apartments. The shops were full of tacky souvenirs and this is not an area that I would say represents Portugal. Lots of English and Irish bars selling burgers, pizzas and English breakfasts, full of English people on stag and hen parties. More

Petra W,

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Hotel Do Cerro
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 682 customer reviews
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