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 816 reviews
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.
The buffet restaurant dishes up a variety of hot and cold meals. To avoid delay, there are separate sittings for buffet dinners. Children's early suppers are also available.
The health club comes with a whirlpool bath, Turkish bath and a sauna. There's also a massage and treatment room where you can choose from a variety of options.
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Double Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony
Your balcony will provide you with a limited sea view from this double room and you'll find the room comfortable and airy. There's also free Wi-Fi in your room, air-conditioning, satellite TV and a hairdryer.
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
This double room is bright and inviting and is a great base from which to explore. There's air-conditioning or heating and you'll also find free Wi-Fi in your room. Other extras include a hairdryer, satellite TV and direct dial telephone - plus you'll also have a balcony or terrace provided for some outside space.
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Like home from home.
This was the third time we have stayed in this hotel. The staff , we found ,make it special , and ,this visit was like visiting family,with many of the staff remaining the same over our 3 visits over 4 years. Yes the location is at the top of a hill (Cerro means hill!!) but there are several options to walk down,which we did almost daily,and took our time walking back up.The No.2 Giro bus will also take you there and back to the town for a reasonable 1.40 Euros. We found the food good , with,to our taste , a good choice,and service was good and efficient. We were fully inclusive for the first time,but we prefer half board as we were out most days on trips , or in the hired car. Our room was clean,and the bathroom had everything you could want , in full working order. The hotel is quirky, and deserves to be explored,with hidden reading ares,with books and magazines left by other guests on hand to read.Don't think there is a better view of Albufeira from the patio next to the bar anywhere in town.More
Monika B, 815381
Just spent a week at the do Cerro and found all the staff friendly and polite, our room was clean and spacious enough for us with a view over the sea. The choice for evening meal could have been better but always found something. Lovely views from our room and the rooftop bar and never had problems with getting served in the bar which had an English bar feel to it. No problem finding beds round the pool no matter what time of day; the entertainment was a bit iffy but what do you expect from a small hotel. The Portuguese are very friendly people and Albufeira is great for exploring, lots of small alleys and lanes, plenty of places to eat and drink, it was downhill from the hotel into the town centre and obviously uphill coming back but all the holiday blurb told us this before we booked so it was no surprise and there is a lift at the end of the beach that saved a lot of leg work coming back. There is also a 'friendlier' walk to the marina which is definitely worth a visit. Our rep, Jordan, was very helpful and available if you needed anything. All in all we had a smashing time.More
Very mixed feelings about this hotel The hotel was very clean every where and the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Was on all inclusive but felt we were treated second class to other guests staying on other paying options they got served first with drinks at the bar and at dinner maybe because they thought we wouldn't tip we would have if we had been treated better the staff in the pool bar never once smiled.The food at lunch time was poor quality and little choice the cafe it was served in was dark and cramped no windows and like a canteen .The breakfast was in the main restaurant unfortunately again the food was poor quality and hardly any options lived on toast the coffee was awful. Food in the evening got slightly better for about two days after we complained to our rep but only the evenings I would not recommend this hotel for all inclusive not worth the money. We went to the old town most days where it was very friendly and many restaurants . Portugal nice but lots of hills.Entertainment in hotel awful spent most of the time on the terrace above the bar which had sea views woul I return to this hotel afraid it is a noMore
14 day break
Location fab but very hilly but taxi and bus service cheap between 4 to 6 euros back from the old town. Hotel quirky but probably more suited to bnb or half board than all inclusive. Food was good but area for meals was very small and difficult to get around. Extra charge for hire of kettle fridge and beach towels. Do not think this hotel is suitable for children. Room was dated but clean and tidy and spacious. We had a wonderful Seaview with a large balcony. Our TUI rep was Jordan she was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area and places to visit and explore. We were surprised that she was a novice in this role of 6 months she was always available if she was needed and very approachable a fantastic asset to TUIMore
Jo S, 187065
Quirky hotel which was spotlessly clean. Not really geared for children. Food a bit disappointing with not much choice. Lovely bar with good entertainment. Approx 10 minute walk into the old town which was downhill, but uphill coming back. Cost 6 euro in a taxi. Also situated well to walk to the marina.More
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