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 309 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*

There are a range of massages, facials and body treatments on offer.

Buffet restaurant

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

Outdoor pool

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 limited sea view

The two-bedroom apartment has plenty of space and can sleep up to six with twin beds, double bed and two sofa-beds. The neutral colours with wood furnishings create an inviting feel to the place. The lounge, kitchen and two bathrooms provide all you need for a comfortable stay. While the furnished balcony or terrace offers a limited sea view.

1-bedroom apartment

Apartments here feature neutral colours with wood furnishings creating an inviting feel to the place. It sleeps up to four in twin beds and two sofa-beds in the lounge. The lounge offers the same feel with a sofa, chairs and dining table plus there’s also a kitchen.

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Beautiful Hotel Spoiled by petty charges

This is a beautiful hotel with lovely apartments and close proximity to the town centre. The apartments are lovely, roomy, spacious, clean and private. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The only thing that spoilt the stay was the petty charging. There was no free wifi and had to be paid for with a prepayment. This is outdated. Also to use the pool you had to pay 4 euro for a swimming cap plus 5 euro for a locker. Cerro mar....please sort this out so this hotel can get an exceptional rating.More

Donald093, london

Great value, great view

We returned to Cerro Mar again this year because we enjoyed it so much last year. The weather in February was quite nice - about 17 degrees most days, only one grey, rainy day the whole month. Often a breeze but from our balcony with the afternoon sun it was sheltered and comfortably warm. For our first two weeks there were three of us sharing a two bedroom apartment- 2 baths, a separate kitchen and large living room dining room with a fantastic view down to the old town and ocean. The balcony was large, sheltered from the wind- you couldn't ask for a better view in Albufeira. The apartments are cleaned daily, except for the dishes although there is a dishwasher. Ask the maids for dishwasher soap. It was suggested to tip the maids 1€ a day. One review mentioned ants. We did have some last year in the bathroom and asked the maid for some bug spray and they disappeared. The apartments are very clean. Beds are usually twin beds and they are a bit hard but comfortable enough. Washing machines are included in each apartment( no drier) but you need to provide your own soap. The only problem with our suite was the tv. The only English Channel was BBC news- gets a bit repetitive after a few weeks. Other apartments have several channels ( although most only have old movies from the 80's and 90's). Some tips for your stay: Buy a phone card for 5€ from shops in the old town. Rates are amazingly cheap and you can talk to friends and family back home- in our case Canada , for at least 5 hours or more. The typical phone call cost about 10 cents. You can call from your room with no extra charge. There are two grocery stores a short walk away- without having to climb any hills. Lidle and Aldi. Aldi is closer but most people seem to prefer lidle for its better selection and fresh breads. Food and wine are very cheap and we preferred to cook most meals. Buy a jar of roasted red peppers and add to your tomato sauce. Gives a fantastic taste. The fresh fish and produce market is across the street from Lidle and behind the school. The gypsy market is behind the bus station, a couple of blocks behind the produce market. Held twice a month you see the same stalls in other markets like Loule and quartera. Pools are not heated in the winter but there is an indoor pool. Everyone must wear a bathing cap to swim. You can purchase one for 1€ at the Chinese shops in the old town. We brought a towel from the room but you are not supposed to. Towel rentals are expensive. You might want to bring one from home. There are several kinds of saunas. Rent a car. Rates are cheap and roads are excellent. Tour prices can add up and a week's car rental cost no more than a couple of tours and there are so many beautiful places in the countryside and along the coast to see. Plenty of free parking all around the hotel. Go to a Fado Night held once a week-5€. Great music. Held in the bar area. Occasional entertainment in the winter is held in the bar. Check at the front desk for events. Yes there are steps. Not a problem with a car. Cerro Mar is several buildings with the Garden a bit Nicer. We also stayed for two weeks in Cerro Mar Atlantico, all part of the same complex once there was just two of us. Our room was a one bedroom and just as nice except for our view. We had morning sun and a view of the ocean off to the east side of Albufeira, not as pretty. The almond tree beside our balcony was very pretty in bloom- the gardens are well tended. So much better than the snow we left behind.More

Lesterbeach, Winnipeg, Canada

nice hotel

Good hotel reception very helpful, room we had was good with good kitchen, and dining area, only down side hotel spread into 4 different blocks ,and very hilly ,not bad golng to old town ,but had to get taxi back ,overall we had a great holidayMore

arthur t, Manchester, United Kingdom

Great spot, but watch out for one thing

Great location, view, features, restaurant (reasonable), service, apartment, ... but beware of one thing. It is 100+ stairs to the main square, where all the action is (restaurants, bars, shops, beach), and 100+ stairs back up. Even fairly fit seniors may want to rest part way. The location is picturesque and close to the action, but those stairs are tough.More

Bob K, Toronto

Mixed opinion

Looks absolutely amazing from the outside and has a BEAUTIFUL interior from the amazing spa to the lovely restaurant HOWEVER, the rooms and the actual apartments are just basic. The rooms are cold, the cleaners don't actually clean.. the apartment kitchens are covered in ants especially on the food preparation areas, we didn't even use the kitchen and there was still loads of them running around, there is hot water but it only just about caters for one bath then it doesn't get hot again! i went with just my mum and most days were forced to boil the kettle and have a wash out of the sink. The beds are pretty uncomfortable and the TV they have in the rooms are TINY. Other than that nice hotel, nice staff, BEAUTIFUL breakfast and dinner, honestly i would highly recommend the restaurant it is proper posh quality for cheap prices!More

mslawson09, London, United Kingdom

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