Cerro Mar Garden Aparthotel  

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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Based on 283 reviews

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  • 83Rooms

Food & Drink

Self Catering

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Al-hamma spa*

A range of massage, facial and body treatments.

Buffet restaurant

Monte Verde offers à la carte meals and a range of regional and international buffet dishes.

Outdoor pool

Large pool with plenty of parasols and sunbeds.

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1-bedroom apartment

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds.

1-bedroom apt limited sea view

1-bedroom apartment with limited sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds.

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Excellent Apartments & Location

These apartments have everything you need to make you feel at home whilst on your holidays. All rooms have a view of either the pool or the sea or if your lucky both (we were lucky, we stayed in room 606 and the view was amazing). The kitchen even had a dish washer and a washing machine, I never used either!! The living area is spacious, table and chairs to seat 4 people, tv and sofa, our balcony was huge, had double balcony, the doors opened from the bedroom onto the balcony aswell as the living room area. Rooms were cleaned every day and fresh towels were left. We never ate in the restaurant but did have a couple of bar snacks i.e. baguette sandwich and chips which were lovely. Aldi and Lidl are only a 10 minute walk away if you want to do some food shopping. The pool area is lovely, has plenty of sunbeds. The weather wasn't so good in October so we only had a couple of days around the pool. The gym facilities looked good. We used the spa facilities one day when it was raining. There is an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and x2 Jacuzzi's. Our Rep told us the spa facilities were free however, they charge you 2 euros for a locker and 2 euros for a towel (that you don't get back) and you cannot go in the indoor pool without a swimming cap which they also charge at 4 euros and you don't get your money back, so be warned of this. We ran back upstairs for our own towels, and if you have a swimming cap of your own take it with you! The hotel is located on a hill. To get to the main square where the bars and restaurants are your only way is down 98 steps (yes we counted) or by taxi. They do have a mini bus service free of charge to residents staying at the hotel but this only runs 3 or 4 times a day. I would not recommend anyone with walking difficulties to book this hotel unless your not planning on going far. Overall, we made an excellent choice and when we return to Albuferia in a few years time we will definitely book these apartments again. We had a brilliant time.More

Vicky L, Saltburn by the Sea


Stayed here for 10 nights and will definitely return in the future.The rooms are very spacious and spotlessly clean the staff are very polite and helpful.Dont let the steps down to the old town put you off me and my partner carried a pram up and down throughout the holiday not a problem.overall a fantastic holiday!!!More

Natalie B, Leeds, United Kingdom

Amazing apartments

We have just returned from our 11 night holiday here and it was superb. It was our first s/c holiday together as normally prefer AI but thought it would be a nice change and that we may even manage to not put weight on - and we succeeded! Apartments are large, comfy and have all mod cons plus kept spotless as was whole complex. Plenty of pools and one has a swim up bar. Staff are helpful. There is an Aldi & Lidl approx 10-15 mins walk and easily accessible but the stairs down into the square are tough going on your way back up but it helped tone us up and meant you were not disturbed at night by the goings on in the town which was very full on ever night and we both said had best sleeps ever on a holiday and this is to do with peace and quiet and great beds and pillows, all of which can be a rare commodity on a holiday.More

Tina H, Watford, United Kingdom

Excellent Hotel

I have just stayed at this hotel for one week and have nothing but praise for the Cerro Mar Garden Hotel. The rooms were fantastic, the staff very informative and nothing appeared to much trouble for them. The whole complex was exceptionally clean, and the hotel restaurant was superb and competitively priced, we were so impressed the first time we ate there, we went again! The hotel run a complementary shuttle bus to and from the Old Town as the location of the establishment is on a hill, but don't let this put you off. I will be returning to this establishment in the future, thank you to all at Cerro Mar Gardens for making my stay most welcome.More

Osl2013, Clitheroe, United Kingdom

The 96 steps

Ok so everyone goes on about the steps down in to town but honestly after this holiday I've never been fitter and my leg muscles are HUGE! All I can say about the studio apartment we had is WOW, it was fabulous! It had a large kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a big bathroom with shower AND bath. There was even a washing machine and dishwasher, something we've never had before. (Just what you need on a holiday, lol) We had a glorious sea view AND a pool view to look out on every morning ( room 313) We only ate in the restaurant once and had a good meal, we also booked the barbecue (every Wednesday ) which they have across the road in the other building, unfortunately it started raining and we were all herded back into the main buildings breakfast bar for a buffet. I've decided I'm not going to moan about stuff like everyone else does (like the lack of free wi-fi, no pool waiter service, no entertainment, hotel bus not frequent enough, the dreaded steps etc) but concentrate on the good stuff: Kat, the Thomsons rep who was fab and couldn't do enough for you The hotel facilities ( extra indoor pool with jacuzzi, gym, ten pin bowling,tennis court) There was also a mini market which was a bit expensive, for example a small box of cornflakes was 4euro, cheaper to do a "big shop" at Lidl or Aldi. Just a mention about the excursions: we went on three and none of them picked us up outside the hotel, instead we had a 10-15 Min walk up the road, past the Aldi and down the main road next to a bridge, not good if you are infirm! The Dolphins trip was great though,on a RIB boat, going at about 80 mph ( all the boat companies tip each other off as to where the dolphins actually are and then race to the scene) very exhilarating! There is all the entertainment you need at the bottom of the steps in the main town area, bars, shops, restaurants etc, if there's a few of you then you can always get a taxi back to the hotel. One more thing, if you go up the hill and turn right you will come to Joseph's bar which not only has three pool tables it has FREE wi- fi, yeah! Don't let any of the negatives put you off though, we had a brilliant 10 days there and if you asked me if I would go again, the answer would be......YESMore

maximartDoncasteruk, Doncaster uk

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