Widescreen views and a first-rate spa make relaxing breaks easy at the Cerro Mar Garden Aparthotel.
This property is in an elevated spot, overlooking the sea and Albufeira’s cobbled old town. The beach is a 10-minute wander away, and the hotel’s shuttle bus will whisk you to the main square.
Interiors here are chic. The lobby, for instance, features a glossy tiled floor, cream walls and cocoa-brown furniture.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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There are a range of massages, facials and body treatments on offer.
Monte Verde offers à la carte meals and a range of regional and international buffet dishes.
This is a large, curvy pool with plenty of parasols and sunbeds surrounding it. The children's pool is also nearby.
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2 bedroom apartment with limited sea view and balcony
These warmly toned 2 bedroom apartments include a limited sea view, and a balcony for some space outdoors. Your apartment will come with a lounge and kitchenette, double and twin bedrooms, air-conditioning, and 2 extra beds.
1 bedroom apartment with balcony
These warmly toned 1 bedroom apartments include a balcony for some space outdoors. Your apartment will come with a lounge and kitchenette, air-conditioning, and 2 extra beds.
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Stayed for four night with some friends as a short getaway and booked it based on other reviews. Our reception upon arrival was shocking, discourteous and unprofessional. If ever you wanted to make a good impression it is when you check in and unfortunately our check in was anything but good. Hidden charges like, Safe, WiFi, swimming caps and lockers for the indoor pool etc, the charges I can live with i just wasn't expecting it. That said the apartment was clean and was well serviced by the maids who did a good job.More
Could do better
Very clean apartment with added convenience of washing machine plus full daily maid service. Good air conditioner so when it turned a bit colder were able to heat up the apartment so great for winter stay. Convenient for the old town. Wouldn't recommend if you are unfit though as there are over 100 steps down and Albufeira is very hilly and cobbled roads. Shuttle bus every 2 hours. On the negative side, despite requesting an upper floor room we were given the only room in the whole hotel which was on ground level so had to stand on tiptoes to peer over the hedge to view the sea. It was an adapted disabled room which we had not requested. Hairdryer broken so had to borrow one from reception. No iron in room even though there was an ironing board (again managed to borrow one). They ran out of bread 2 mornings we had buffet breakfast. Workmen doing maintenance on our balcony and cutting tiles one day so unable to use our balcony but I guess they have to do that during low season. Nice spa and good massage. Hot tub in spa out of order and indoor pool could have been a bit warmer. Food OK. Good choice of buffet evening meal and very good value at 13.50 euro each. Mini market not worth going to but Lidl and Aldi nearby (taxi return with all our shopping for the week cost 6 euro). Despite niggles would give this hotel another try and would hope we get a better room next time. We loved Albufeira as still quite lively out of season but imagine it would be very busy in season. More
Everything was superb
The hotel had everything spot on . The receptionists were always helpful and the maid service was the best I've ever experienced. Cleanliness was faultless throughout including the gym the pools . Would totally recommend.More
Graham T, 528778
Weekend break to portugal
Myself and 8 friends stayed at this hotel for my friends birthday. Good bits- It was a short but sweet break. The apartments were clean, spacious and appropriately furnished and decorated. Old town is approximately 7 min walk from the hotel so restaurants and bars are easily accessible. There's an Aldi and Lidl about 10-15mins walk so you can buy groceries for your apartment. We only stayed for 2 nights but the rooms were cleaned and the beds were made every night. The lady at the bar ( can't remember her name) was amazing. She was welcoming, friendly and always aimed to please and the ladies in the spa were also really nice. The views from the hotel and apartments are amazing as the hotel is situated on a hill. The "bad bits"- when we arrived the receptionist wasnt particularly friendly, we arrived early so had to wait until a room was available. On our last night a lady at the reception desk told us the bar closed at 12, when we got there at 10.50 the bar was closed. We were quite annoyed because this was our last night and we didnt expect the receptionist to get the time wrong. When we were checking out the other receptonist seemed rather angry, I recognise that it was 7am but he could've been a bit more friendly. The apartments are seperate from the hotel reception, bar, spa and breakfast area so you have to walk across the road to access these. Free wifi can only be accessed in the reception not in the rooms or other communal areas of the hotel and the bar food and breakfast is limited. Overall it was good a trip but i wouldn't come back in January: it was 17/18 degrees but it was breezy in addition the bars and restaurants close early due to the season.More
fantastic room with great sea views
Had a great stay here for Christmas 2016, very helpful receptionist , apartments large well equipped and thoroughly cleaned every day. Location is great for views of the sea and the old town, however as stated else where there are a lot of steps and then a VERY steep hill to get from the old town to the hotel. The only bad experience happened on Christmas day. having eating in the hotel restaurant on our 2nd Day and having had a lovely meal, we decided to book in for the Christmas Meal. 80 Euros for 2 persons seemed reasonable having seen the menu, however all was not as explained. we were led to believe we were getting a 4 course meal including wine. On arrival we were seated and then ignored for 20 mins, when a waiter finally arrived he invited us to help ourselves from the buffet that is provided to the hotel guest every day, Very disappointed food cold plates dirty and wet staffing levels not sufficient for the number of guest. we refused to pay the 80 euros and were offered the normal buffet price of 26 Euros, !! plus a bottle of wine. total price half of what they were charging.. RIP OFF especially when we discovered that the normal menu was available and we could have had a great meal of that menu for around 45 Euros.More
Phil K, 1060692
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