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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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.
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.
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 and balcony
Your balcony will provide you with a sea view from this twin room and you'll find the room comfortable and airy. There's air-conditioning or heating, plus free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a hairdryer.
double room with sea view and balcony
You'll have views of the sea from your balcony with this double room. Inside is a simple but comfortable room with air-conditioning or heating. There's also free Wi-Fi in your room, satellite TV and a hairdryer.
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week in great beach town and substandard hotel
Everyone's view of 4 star hotel is different but I would give this hotel 3 at the most. we travel quite a lot and we spent two weeks in Portugal staying at few 4 star places this time and they were true 4 star. There nothing wrong with 3 start place to sleep but : -the bathrooms are super old and in need of total overhaul. Bathrooms are 2 star at most. Quite shocking in fact. Our bathroom towels which we places in the tub where fluffed up and dirty placed back on the same rod. Trust me - they were the same towels. - you pay for safe in your room but that is ok. it is not much - food- it think guests have all different tastes and views but to me the dinner menu and the quality of food was out right disgusting. The main items for a week was overcooked chewy and tasteless pork. In a fishing town where there is so much around, the hotel offers buffet dinner with overcooked plain pork. it was so bad that most nights I ate some veggies ( which were cooked from frozen bags ); Canned fruit - really? Breakfast was ok since it is a standard fare but dinner you do not want to eat there. we had the half board option. bad idea. The town offers many options and lunches were our best meals since we enjoyed them in town. Someone has to tell the prep staff in the kitchen that cucumber needs to be cut properly since every salad I tried that week had bitter cucumbers in it and was a toss. Basic kitchen skills. The wine was gross and overall charges for wine, water and soft drinks at the hotel were at 400% + marked up. really ? Restaurants in Lisbon and Porto were not trying to rip off guest just because we are on vacation. Just annoying. - Internet- absolutely at speed of the 80's dial up. it was a joke. that part deserves 1 star rating. if you have to work- do not go there since you will have to change hotels or go to a local pub down to the Old Town to get any decent connection. week of frustration. - there is lobby bar area which tries to offer some live entertainment- it is geared towards much older seniors crowd but that was the mix of guest there. If you need a place to crash for a week and you need good location close to the beach and Old Town, you will not eat there and you don't have a need to access your internet- this is a place for you. We will return to the town but until the internet get properly connected and offered -we will definitely look for a different place. I would never risk getting half board again - waste of time and money.More
some good points but bad outnumber them
the hotel rooms are cleaned daily ...cleaning staff always had a hello and a smile .... rooms have alarms which is a first in my experience.. we stayed in a basement room .... our view was almost eye level to some grass the drainage from upper floor air con units dripped into our small outside area making it unusable ... the breakfast was ok.. pool area and loungers are very good ... beds are comfy ...air con and plenty of hot water ......but the evening meals are very poor ... not much choice the icecream was too close to a warming plate and was mostly melted... the bar is also limited ...dont expect too much attention from bar staff if youre all inclusive ..they seem to like the paying customers with the tips more ...entertainment on the whole wouldnt get past the first Xfactor stage ... hotel exchange rates are 1 to 1 better off going out to exchange ....the spa has a quite large fee attached to it as is the fridge in the room priced at 4 euros a day... safe at a charge per day too ..... no tea making equipment in the room ...hotel is over rated In my opinion ...I have stayed in 2 star hotels far better than this one .... the hotel is perched up on a hill over looking the sea... nice view ... the journey down to the town is ok but the climb up again is exhausting ... my tip for the town is to take a tee shirt with NO THANK YOU printed on it as this will save you from saying it at every eating establishment you pass in town they got right on my nerves .. wouldnt stay here again .... very poor value for money .... Just my opinion ..... if you do go all inc ...be prepared to eat in town .. evening meal for two with a drink or two could cost as much as 60 euros for two people at leastMore
Roy G, 190757
Just back from Albufeira stayed at this hotel it was clean the staff were very helpful we had breakfast in the morning which was good the Internet in the rooms is really bad it's better down by the pool the cafe is very dated we went without the kids I don't think it would be good for families could do with a few more umbrellas by the pool the bar was nice but I didn't like the entertainment it is only a five minute walk to the town but the hill on the way back us very steepMore
Just go there...
Ignore the petty comments about this hotel.. Just spent fabulous 2 weeks A.I. what a lovely change from the large impersonal group hotels. Great location amazing staff and views to die for. The hills.. Albufeira is built on hills not just this hotel.. a lovely stroll down into town about 10 minutes and take your time back.. or a taxi for 4 euros or the circular bus for 1.4 euros.. made many friends here, including the staff.. been holidaying for 40 years and this was amongst the best..just go there relax and enjoy your holiday.. We will be back without doubt More
The highlight of this visit was the friendliness of all the team at this hotel
This was my first trip to Portugal and a venture into the unknown and wow what a good choice. The hotel was of a good size with clean rooms and good views. The team of staff there were all very friendly and accommodating and all spoke good English, Spanish, german and French. The whole experience for me was remarkable. The only downfall for me was the lack of choice of food during the dinner service, although there was plenty there and most other guests were not so disappointed as I was. I would definitely choose the same hotel as there were many many many more plusses to this hotel than negatives.The evening entertainment was a bit of a mixed bag but, hey, there are plenty of other venues around for entertainment if this is not your cup of tea. A taxi from the square costs between 5 and 7 euros so was very affordable and well worth a visit. Even if you are all inclusive at this hotel it is worth taking extra euros to sample the culinary delights in the old town which is minutes away.More
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