Hotel do Cerro

  • 35km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 350m to local beaches
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Overlooking the sparkling waters of Albufeira bay, just 350m from the beach, the four-star Hotel de Cerro is a fantastic retreat for couples and families alike with its cosy ... Continue reading

Overlooking the sparkling waters of Albufeira bay, just 350m from the beach, the four-star Hotel de Cerro is a fantastic retreat for couples and families alike with its cosy atmosphere and modern amenities. Guests can discover marvellous beaches ranging from intimate coves to the glorious golden sands of Santa Eulalia, experience a selection of famous chicken piri-piri restaurants, or try their skills at the challenging golf course in nearby Acoteias.

Situated in a calm and peaceful area of Albufeira, Hotel de Cerro offers a great range of facilities and activities for all ages. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, or soak up the sun on the sunbathing area with parasols and sunbeds. For those travelling with children, the hotel also offers a children’s pool and children’s playground to keep the young ones entertained. If looking for some serious relaxation, guests can opt for an indulgent treatment at the hotel’s spa or enjoy some exercise at the onsite gym, complete with cardio fitness training equipment, free weights and more.

Tempt tastebuds with a visit to Hotel de Cerro’s dining facilities. The main buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the a la carte restaurant presents a delightful array of international, local and Italian cuisine for dinner. During the day, guests can opt for a refreshing snack or drink at the pool bar, while at night the hotel’s cocktail bar is the perfect spot for a tasty drink. At the end of the day, the hotel’s 92 comfortable rooms offer a comfort and modern conveniences.

Ideally situated in Albufeira, Hotel de Cerro is just a short walk from restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife. Just a short walk from Fisherman’s Beach, and close to several outstanding national parks, the hotel is the ideal destination to enjoy everything the beautiful Algarve has to offer.


  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rental
  • Games room
  • Billiards
  • Library

For children:

  • Children’s playground
  • Children's pool

Swimming Pool

There are 2 outdoor pools, one for adults, one for kids. There’s also a poolside bar serving hot and cold snacks, and an open-air lounge kitted out with comfy sofas.

Kids' pool

Outdoor pool

Opening Times: [09.30-18.00]

Take a dip in the outdoor pool, overlooked by balconies laced with colourful flower baskets.

Indoor pool

Opening Times: [09.30-17.30]

Definitely worth a visit, the indoor heated pool is illuminated by spotlights and lined with loungers and beautiful décor.

Other facilities

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bridal suite
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Ticket service


  • Two restaurants (buffet and a la carte)
  • Two bars
  • Designated smoking area
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Gay friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking

Food and Drink

There’s a hot-and-cold buffet on offer here. Cooked and continental breakfasts make up the morning spread. Later on, you’ll find everything from pizza and pasta to British stalwarts like shepherd’s pie.


Opening Times: [18.00-24.00]

For a light refreshment, pay a visit to the bar and choose from the range of drinks on offer.

Buffet restaurant

Opening Times: [08.00-10.00, 11.00-17.00, 19.00-21.00]

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.

Kids' dining

In the buffet restaurant.

Other Information

Albufeira's attractive old village with its traditional low fisherman's cottages, churches and narrow cobbled streets is definitely worth a visit!

Easter period and Gala meals on Christmas Day and New Year's day are with supplement (mandatory).

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

To make booking a holiday at Hotel do Cerro in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Hotel do Cerro with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

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While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.


Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.


After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.


From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.


During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.89

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Hotel address : RUA SAMORA BARROS - Cerro da Piedade, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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It would depend what board basis you have booked at the hotel, thanks Esther

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Bath towels are provided

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Hi Gary, towels for use in the bathroom are provided.

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