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 454 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 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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do cerro nice hotel poor food

just returned from this hotel last week after ten night stay. nice hotel in nice location pool area o.k. music played in pool area just right great views from our room. not four star in my opinion but very clean towels changed every day bedding changed on regular basis. lots of little nooks and crannies to explore around hotel. downside on a very steep hill but you get used to it after a while .as for food sometimes not bad others poor most meals just warm very seldom hot. as for salads worst I have ever tasted. breakfast lot of choice but at times you had to wait for scrambled eggs bacon etc. never had hard boiled eggs for breakfast before .rooms nice bathrooms small. hard to believe you had to pay for fridge in room. some staff nice others not so nice met some nice people at hotel. on the whole nice hotel worth a visit but just go room only o or bandb.More

george d, Newcastle, United Kingdom


We have just come back from this rather nice quirky hotel, it felt almost morroccon in the decor, there were lots of little corridors and hidden areas, some of which I felt could have been better used. We were so happy we weren't half board or all inclusive, as after speaking to many of the guests we were told that the food was very poor. We had many a morning at breakfast when there was no bacon, or they were waiting for eggs. I also find it unbelievable if you want a fried egg you have to pay 1.40 euros for it, so it was scrambled eggs or no eggs. I found the staff to be very disinterested and a smile would have been nice. As far as the rooms were concerned we thought they were very nice, although we had asked for a sea view which we didn't get. I was disappointed that the hotel ask you to pay 4 euros a day to use the fridge, an essential when on holiday to keep the water cold. I didn't want to pay it but felt there was no other option than to pay it. You also have to pay for a kettle another item which I think should be provided as part of the room, I've not been on a holiday yet where I've had to pay extra for a kettle, and refused to do so. Although the room at the top of the hill it wasn't a bad walk, but could see it being a problem for the older generation, but the views were spectacular. I loved the pool, it was very peaceful but liked the music it wasn't too loud and its nice to have something to listen to. The hotel is spotless, and you couldn't complain about that. I agree with other reviewers that the bathrooms were very small, but the shower was exceptional. My gripe with the bathroom was that new hairdriers are needed. They are very old fashioned ( like swimming pool driers) and got very very hot. I had to wrap a towel around the hose to stop it burning my hand. All in all its nice, clean and peaceful, downsides are the food, the extra's that they put on top and the staff could of been a bit happier. We enjoyed the holiday Portugal is a beautiful place, the food in the town is varied and lots of choice. What you put on in pounds eating you walk off going back up the hill!!!More

Mandy G,

The hotel on the hill

Stayed here for 14 nights from 21/8/14 on an All Inclusive basis. Maid service was excellent. Pool area was orderly and very pleasant. The evening meals were of a good standard. The hotel is very clean and tidy. However, there are a few issues that need addressing. The bathrooms are minuscule. Seriously, anyone with a largish frame will really struggle. The All Inclusive option is restrictive with poor drink selection and, when we were there, no afternoon meals. You had to order a snack at the pool snack bar. At breakfast time, they always ran out of bacon, beans, sausages, coffee, milk and the list goes on (the frustrating thing was that no-one seemed to be doing anything about it). The entertainment was really low key. Finally, if you do like a bit of a wander at some point during the day, you better be fit as the hotel is situated on a steep hill around half a mile from the shopping area of Albufeira.More

Nigel D,

Excellent food

We didn't stay here although we ate at the buffet dinner and breakfast many times during our time in Albufeira. The food was excellent everytime and very reasonable. The staff were also lovely. I would definitely recommend and we will look at staying here in the future. More


A good choice

We stayed at the hotel in July and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the hotel. From the time we arrived until the time we departed all the staff we met were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the bar and dining room most impressive. We stayed bed and breakfast although we did have two meals at night - one in the steak house restaurant and a buffet dinner. Food was fine. Pool area clean although the water was a bit cold. The hotel is, as another reviewer says, quirky and it took us a few days to navigate the corridors and lifts - and we weren't the only ones!!! It was not unusual to find new arrivals wandering around with bemused looks on their faces. We went down into the old town almost every night and found a number of really good restaurants and bars, several had stunning views over the sea. The only potential problem is that it's a steep walk there and back although there is a bus service and plenty of taxis. Overall we had a very enjoyable holiday and would recommend this hotel.More

LINDA M, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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