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 463 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.

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Remarkable hotel!

This hotel became our home for the week on our first holiday together. I have to say the first impression was a charming one. We were welcomed by smiling reception staff and quickly given our room details and all inclusive wrist bands. As we came to know the hotel and all it's nooks and crannies we were impressed to find it had everything we wanted - A pool in the perfect sun trap, good food available most of the day, a short walk to the beach and most importantly great lager on tap! I'd read reviews that people thought the staff hadn't smiled, all the pool sun beds were reserved most of the day and that the food wasn't good at all. I'd like to dispel all of the above comments. The hotel tries to control these things as much within their power as possible. Would you be a smiling happy cafe server if you were shouted at by a rude guest for not having turned on the 80s tunes at the pool side within ten minutes on arrival of your shift? I doubt it but it have spotted a sign back of house asking the staff to remember their smile. There is even a house rule that it is forbidden to reserve sun beds and as I sit here now on our last day in the scorching algarve sun I can see 20 sun beds that have had towels placed on them since half past 8... This says nothing for the hotel but everything for its guests the majority of whom have clearly come here to spend every waking moment at the hotel on 'their' sun bed. So not a problem for us who spent half our days cooling off in the actual pool and the other half exploring the old town. As for the food, it is Portuguese! But they try to accommodate for our bland English palate. If you don't like it, go home and get a wetherspoons burger and a pint of carlsberg you miserable sods. I personally have a new thing for the delicious Portuguese desserts... Not that we've figure out what they are but they're nice. Overall this hotel has been an absolute pleasure to stay in. We have enjoyed our time here and would definitely return. Tip top marks for LGBT friendly too. An absolute hand to Thomson too. Their hotel rep Laura was a joy. I wouldn't miss the welcome meeting if I were you. And if you can, go on the sunset moonlight excursion, all I'm saying is, you won't regret it or the excellent value for money it is. More

Sami S,

Lovely dinner experience

Didn’t stay at this hotel - only ate on the roof terrace of the grill restaurant. Décor up there is lovely. We both had steak on the stone and it was delicious. We found the menu very reasonably priced for the quality. The waitress we had was amazing - sooo friendly and helpful. She even sent the bar singer up to the terrace to serenade us as it was our anniversary which was a lovely touch. Meal ended with a complimentary glass of port which was very welcome. We went down into the hotel bar for a night cap (where the singer was still performing) and found it to be very comfortable and stylish - though our g&t's were priceyMore

annieops, North West England

Most enjoyable Hotel stay.

The hotel was excellent.It is decorated,and furnished in traditional local style,which immediately puts you in a holiday mood.We stayed in Room 203,which was accessed via an underground tunnel.with historic pictures of Albufeira,and a lift to the second floor. Yes,dogs did bark,yes you had to pay for a fridge,and,yes the "school-run" did start at 8 a.m. To those things we would say "So What",it added character,and personality to a great locality.The views from the elevated position were spectacular,with a steep walk down to the Old Town,which took considerably longer on return in the heat.The Staff,and Managment were spectacular in their attentiveness to making sure we had a memorable holiday.The food was Buffet style,with ample choice for everyone,and the basic house wine was good,and not over-priced.Different entertainment appeals to different people,but we found it good middle of the road fun.The pool area was very pleasant,and the hotel was always clean and tidy.It must be borne in mind,the hotel is in a very elevated position,so anyone with walking difficulties would need the local buses,stop outside the hotel,or use taxis.As we are animal lovers,we loved Tommy the house cat,who is quite a character.Unlike another reviewer,we talked and chatted to almost everyone by the pool,each time we went.We were just so sorry to leave a real "home from home".More

Monika B, Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Authentic Portuguese Hotel

We stayed at this hotel from 12th-19th August 2014. We had a lovely holiday and really liked everything about the hotel - the hotel, the staff, the room and the food were all excellent. We would definitely recommend it to other people and would definitely go backMore

Karen F, Manchester, United Kingdom

great unusual hotel

Just returned from a week bb at this hotel. We loved it. First the staff are very friendly and nothing was a bother to them. The hotel is as said by others very quirky with corridoors and underground passage. I think if you were disabled it would be a problem but the only thing we found was we kept going in the wrong direction as not all the lifts take you to reception. I think this was just us being a bit senior citizen if you know what I mean!!! The rooms we found to be very clean and spacious. Towells changed when you wanted but we are happy to use them for a couple of days saves the laundry bill. Food, breakfast was fantastic. If you complain about anything here you are crazy. Some people have said its repetitive, well what do you want for breakfast. Every day we had bacon,sausage,boiled and scrambled eggs, sausage and beans. Pastries cheese ham, yoghurt cereal and probably other things I've forgot. We ate in twice. Once at the buffet our first night and then for steak. The buffet was great but the steak so so. The drinks in the bar were reasonably priced too. Snack bar during the day ok.Pool area: Great pool but music was ancient. Plenty of sun beds we never had a problem getting one. I have never been to a pool in a hotel where no-one speaks to you. My husband (who will talk to a lampost) gave up. I will excuse other nationalities if you cant speak the language you can't converse but the English didn't talk either. We gave up and went to the beach every day. We are in our early sixties still young at heart and I think the pool was a bit quiet for us. We don't want a crazy time but I think it just wasn't for us. This is no reflection on the Hotel tho. I think this Hotel is great and if we came back to Albufeira we would consider it again but we have been here six times and we think we will try somewhere else in Portugal. Oh and I wouldn't like to forget the cats and local dogs we met they were so entertaining. The person who said the dogs were attacking people near the Hotel is just not an animal lover. No dogs were attacking people they were very friendly and I loved Tommy and his pal who wandered about the Hotel. Please put some money in his box.More

nutsaboutitaly, sunderland uk

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