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 484 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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Relaxing Hotel - Strange Design

We stayed here for a week in October. Paid €400 for a room with a sea view and breakfast. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and found the place quiet and clean. Having read some of the reviews here its only fair to clear up some of the issues. Yes they have a cat. His name is Tommy and he seems to sleep eternally on one particluar chair in the lobby. He's harmless, and pays no heed to being petted, just sleeps through it. You do have to pay for the spa. But when you pay for the jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Then that area is yours and yours alone for the duration of your payment. Its €5 for about 30 mins. The jacuzzi is completely enclosed and should you want it - its all yours when you book it. The spa offers deals each week which are not expensive, comparatively speaking. The restaurant isn't great - but it is very cheap to eat there so, a pay for what you get is probably the best approach. It was packed every night we were there so they must be doing something right. The Hotel itself is 4 star. In that it has the required facilities a hotel needs to garner 4 star status. The rooms are clean and spacious. And are kept clean by a very vigilante staff. I can only assume they read some of the reviews on here and addressed the situation. The A/C has three settings and you can easily sleep through the lowest one. The staff were just great. The barman was a bit of a charecter and the poolside side staff were very professional. We got food there and had it delivered to our sunbeds by the pool. Ok - there was one weird incident that explained some of the bad reviews about the staff. On checking out a woman who was also checking out had her cases resting agains the marble reception desk. A young girl behind reception was serving her. The lady asked if she could leave her bags here while she waited to be collected for her flight. The young girl replied 'You can't leave them here, you'll have to put them into left luggage'. Everyone kinda looked bemused at her thinking 'did she not realise that's what she meant'. As she was walking towards the left luggage room I asked 'Can I throw my bags in there as well' And she looked at me and rolled her eyes up and stormed off to open the door. Incidently, the left luggage room is huge with shelves and is purpose bulit. I really don't know what her deal was! There are hidden extras for the fridge and a kettle but I was never going to need them anyway. There is a good security system with the room. You get one key card for your room, That goes into a switch when you enter the room to turn everything on. The room has a movement sensor and if it goes off while the card isn't in the switch the staff area alerted. I would stay here again - definitley. Overall it is a good, clean, friendly hotel when you know what to expect.More

RedRebel8, Cork, Ireland

Nice Hotel and Ok Food - Bizarre Entertainment

We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed our stay, the hotel was clean and no major complaints about the food, we did eat out twice during our stay as I didn't fancy any of the food on the menu but you can't please everyone. The majority of the evenings the food was good and the soups were always very nice. The bar area and the roof terrace were both lovely although the entertainment put on by the hotel was at times rather weird and if your there for 2 weeks repetitive. The breakfast wasn't great and my husband and I both avoided the bacon etc, which isn't like him as it just wasn't appetising. There was mention of some form of virus going around during our stay however neither myself or my husband fell ill from it. My husband did get food poisoning from a creperie we ate in when visiting Vilamoura and would advise care when eating out. During our visit we both took advantage of the spa that is on site at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our treatments, this is highly recommended.More

DowntonDiva, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Lovely Hotel

What a truly unique and lovely hotel this is, no complaints at all, after reading some reviews, we were tempted to change our plans so pleased we didn't . The food was excellent ( would love to see what complaining people eat at home) lots to choose from , the staff work tirelessly to keep everywhere clean, hand gel in all dining areas . We are well seasoned travellers, staying in hotels all over the world , we felt very at home here, Perhaps this hotel may not be suitable for less abled guests due to the steps and cobbled streets in the area, but we are by no means youngsters ,and managed ok, we will be returning.More

Roger160, Kettering, United Kingdom

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

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