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 572 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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Nice hotel but does have its problems.

Just returned from a 2 week stay at the hotel do cerro. When we arrived we were greated warmly & check in was quick. We were given room 105 which does overlook a carpark but as my husband suffers from vertigo it was perfect for us. Room was spacious & clean towels changed every day bedding once a week. We stayed b&b & are so pleased we did breakfast was sufficient but i dont think they've grasped the fried breakfast yet. We did hear a few people complaining about the restrictions the hotel have which are quite absured. When we booked it stated that a fridge could be hired so when we enquired about this we were told theres no fridge its a mini bar which we could hire for 4 euro a day but it didnt keep anything cold so whats the point plus they dont like u to eat or drink in your room so no point really. The location of the hotel is up on the hillside very steep banks to get to it. We had difficulty walking up the short cut as this took 10 mins off your walk but your legs will hate you afterwards. Take the road way still a steep walk but not as bad as the short cut. All in all a quaint hotel in which we had a lovely 2 weeks if only it was nearer the town square this hotel would be perfect.More

Steph H,

Nice Hotel but definitely not All Inclusive

Our room was quite nice and roomy with a sea view at the front of the hotel, I did ask for a twin room but it turned out to be a double. As up to the week before we went I was having trouble with my hip and walking I did ask to find out if the hotel had lifts as I might not be able to manage stairs so although I ended up managing to walk and not needing assistance I was surprised to find our room was up a flight of stairs. There were no lifts as we were in the old part of the hotel and not the new part which is over the road, accessed by an underground tunnel and where they do have lifts. While the staff were very friendly and helpful I would not advise anyone to go on an all inclusive basis. There were so many restrictions on times you could get food an drink during the day. Other all inclusive hotels I've stayed at, after breakfast was finished, would have then had snacks available all day usually until about midnight as well as the normal lunch and dinner. Also the bars opened at 10.30 too, not just for alcoholic drinks but tea, coffee and soft drinks. At this hotel after breakfast the pool bar didn't open until 11 and even if you were all inclusive you couldn't get a snack but had to buy it. Snacks for all inclusive customers were only available between 4 and 5. Main bar opened at 7pm same time as the restaurant opened for dinner. The bar for all inclusive customers finished at 11pm even though the bar was open until midnight. It was also where the 'so called' entertainment took place, the quality of the entertainment was dire and only on one night was the entertainment really good with a man who played guitar and sang a good variety of songs, from rock and roll to ballads and every now and then an operatic aria was thrown in. He had a brilliant voice and was the only one we looked forward to seeing again. It was the same thing every week and from what I can gather it is the same through the whole season.Though the beach was not far away the hotel is situated right at the top of a hill and although going down to the beach and the old town was not too bad coming back was a different matter. We did it a couple of times and were so worn out by the time we got back we used to drop exhausted onto the bed to recover. Then we decided that we would walk down but get a taxi back making it far more relaxing. Admittedly if was very hot while we were there which made walking anywhere, especially uphill quite energy sapping. Overall our holiday wasn't too bad and it was a relaxing break if nothing else but I would not go back to this hotel.More

SuziFluzi, Wellingborough

Nice Little Hotel

Lovely little hotel staff are very nice, 10 miutes from the beach which is a nice walk i have been here for 3 years in a row with people whom i work with and we all enjoyed it. Outdoor pool is nice indoor pool is lovely with steam room and spa, At night they have entertainment which is good if jackson rivers is on when you go your in for a treat his singing is brilliant!More

Bolton71, Bolton, United Kingdom

Few downsides but okay.

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for the first 2 weeks in July, all inclusive. To be honest there are a few more cons than there are pros but it was okay. Wouldn't rave about it but I wouldn't slate it either. The downsides to this hotel is that there are many, many restrictions if you are all inclusive. And some of these will effect self catering people too. The breakfast finishes at 10:00am however, the cafe/bar around the pool doesn't open till 11:00 which means you are left without food/drink for a full hour as they don't allow you to consume food/drink around the pool which hasn't been purchased from the hotel. It is only an hour but in that heat you do need access to refreshments. The bar in the evening doesn't open till 7 and they stop serving at 12:00am. The bar offers cocktails but if you are like me and have gone all inclusive you better take some cash with you as cocktails and named alcohol is not included in the all inclusive package which I think is pretty crap as you pay to go all inclusive, you would expect 'all inclusive'. When my partner booked this holiday he did request a double bed but to our disappointment we were given 2 singles pushed together. This hotel caters for both all inclusive and self catering, but i would advise going self catering as the entertainment is pretty poor. They do provide entertainment but it's nothing special as the bar area is only small and doesn't get many people in, it's like they don't put any effort into finding entertainment for their all inclusive guests. Another thing as well, it's one of those places where you have to fight for a sun lounger. Whilst we were there another guest complained that people where reserving loungers but then not going down to the pool side till well into the afternoon. I also think this is unfair as other people could of had those loungers. Management brought in the new rule of not reserving loungers and if people did then their towels would be removed. They did that for the first day but other than that it simply did not work. Whilst we are around the pool subject the music they play is terrible. They have like 5 songs on repeat all day and it does get pretty tiring listening to the same songs all day every day for 2 weeks. The rooms here were okay, but there was a serious lack of plug sockets, if you are like me and like to charge your phone beside your bed overnight than you have no chance. There was 3 plug sockets in the whole room - not good! The hotel has a small spa, which is very nice and very relaxing. I had a very, very nice hot stones massage off Paula (the lady in the spa) at a very reasonable price too. They have like promotional offers on a selection of treatments, which I think is pretty cool. The indoor swimming pool is lovely and the jacuzzi is amazing and very therapeutic. The only complaint I have with the spa is that you have to pay to use the sauna/steam room and jacuzzi. It is £5 per person to use one of these for 30 minutes. I think that is ridiculous when you're all inclusive. I have one more downside to the hotel, which is checking out. We had an evening flight and paid for late check out. On arrival we was told that it was 17:30 check out. However when my boyfriend double checked on the last day with reception we got told that it was 16:00. We had to cut our last day short and change our plans as the hotel wouldn't give us and extra hour. We wasn't due to be picked up till 6:00 so it meant is sat waiting for 2 hours. Not what you need on a day of travelling. One pretty good thing about the hotel is the food. There was always a good selection of food and it was different stuff every day. Always fresh and cooked very well. And my favourite part of the hotel is what they did for my birthday. I flew out on my birthday and my boyfriend had contacted the hotel asking if there is anything they could do for me. To my surprise the first night we had dinner there I was shown to a reserved table with a candles, flowers and balloons also, the hotel had printed a picture off and had all the staff sign it saying 'happy birthday' which was a nice touch. All in all, the hotel was okay just a few too many restrictions and quite pricey. Even though the location was excellent I don't think I would return again. If anyone does wish to go here I would recommend to go self catering. More


Quirky friendly clean hotel

Hotel do Cerro,I stayed here for 9 nights in April 2015 with my mum as she had always wanted to come to this area.Her neighbours Lorri and Jean had stayed here two weeks before us and told us its quirky but fine,we were booking late so we went ahead and booked.The hotel staff are very friendly and cant do enough for you.The rooms are good a fair size maybe a bit dated looking but very clean.Our room was on the third floor which means you get a lift walk round the corner and get another lift.The pool outside is quite small but very deep at one end and the sunbathing area around it are Brilliant as this is a Great suntrap!the cafe is poor and pricey.we didnt use the indoor pool it looks nice but you have to buy a swim cap costing €5.00 hence pool not free to use.theres a small gym and small sauna didnt use either.A tv room with some board games and free to read or take/swop reading books.The food is very average!some regulars LOVE it! Its a buffet for breakfast and evening meals.we found breakfast to be poor but at least one food item was good i liked the sausages.Evening meal similar but better food.but small choice of desserts.If you have disabled or infirm people in your party DONT BOOK HERE!!very hilly around the hotel and uneven paths.We met a lovely old couple she walked with a frame.Two days after they had arrived sadly she fell near the hotel and broke her hip.If youre elderly but fit then youll be fine.We met some lovely guests at this hotel and weve kept in touch with some.This is a family run hotel very friendly clean it attracts repeat regular customers but its quirky a little strange in ways.Worth a try id say but we wouldnt return partly because of the hen/stag parties/pubs/bars/tourist shops further down the road in the new town.To be fair though the hotel is in the quiet old town.I found a friendly tiny bar close to the hotel..the red hot sun bar,nice place!.Roger Clarke Harrogate july 2015.(stayed april 2015).More

big_rog1, Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Hotel Do Cerro
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 572 customer reviews
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