Hotel Do Cerro – Albufeira – March 2024


We are just taking a short break to Albufeira in Portugal staying in the Hotel Do Cerro.

We arrived last Thursday (14/3/24) via a very pleasant Jet2 flight from Birmingham. It is now Sunday morning 11.43am and I am writing this whilst sat by the hotel pool in the sunshine.

The hotel is located a mere 850 meters from Albufeira old town, although this is some 60 meters elevation so as you can imagine, it is a much easier walk into town than back. Thank the lord that there is a bar at just about every junction on the way back up the hill. Google maps shows it as a 14 minute walk. It might be if you are Sherpa Tenzing, but we took a much more leisurely hour to do it. Day 2 we took a taxi. LOL

The hotel itself is quite quirky in layout, and spreads across a street with a connecting tunnel. The reception and cocktail bar situated at street level, but this is floor -1. The pool and pool bar/ breakfast room are on floor 1 and to get to our room (302) we had to go through the tunnel to a lift to floor 2, along another corridor to a set of stairs and up one floor. Strange but easy enough. All the staff at the hotel are magic and cant do enough for you, making it a brilliant stay. One word of warning for the fussy travelers, there is no coffee or tea making kit in the rooms, although you can hire a kettle. This still did not spoil it for us.

The picture below is the view from our room

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