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 314 reviews

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  • 83Rooms

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Self Catering

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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Not all Rooms have Views

If staying at Cerro Mar Garden you better hope for a room above the 2nd floor. When we arrived with our friends for a 3 week stay their room was ready; ours was not. We requested rooms on a higher floor but found we were placed in rooms on the 2nd floor. Room numbers 210 to 216 have what they call a "garden" view. They face a hedge 10 feet in front. Your outside patio is actually 2 feet below ground level. We were originally told by the young female receptionist that our room was not ready and that we were in the same building as our friends but on a much higher floor. However, when we finally were able to check in we found we were on the 2nd floor with no view. When we expressed our displeasure we were told they were totally booked. When we mentioned what we were originally told, the same girl said her eyes must have been deceived. We received conflicting information from the reception staff over the course of our stay. Some said we should check every day to see if we could move, another member said not to bother, that they would let us know if anything became available. We never heard from them since. Other people with shorter stays had a much nicer view than we were given. Our Transat Holiday rep spoke with them as well, but really never followed up on it since, or asked us how things were. If not for the room issue and lack of help from the front desk staff on this issue, we probably would have given a better rating. We did ask if there was an option to pay a little more to secure an ocean view. We were told no, and that there was no guarantee of an ocean view. We were told that all rooms were the same price. One point to note, the kitchens have no start up supplies such as dish soap, dishwasher soap, washing machine soap, or even pot holders. Basic pots/pans and limited number of plates, etc. The proximity to Old Town is great, but 97+ steps to cover. We didn't mind though as it was well worth the trip(s). This was our first trip to Portugal. If we return we've already decided that it won't be to this hotel.More

Brenda H, Ontario, Canada

Surprise View

Just returned from a three week stay at the Cerro Mar Garden. This was our first trip to Portugal and upon arrival and checking in I must admit I was disappointed in the view from our room. We had requested an ocean view which we did not quite get. I did go back to reception to express my disappointment but to no avail. For others who may be staying at this hotel, rooms 210 - 216 will give you very limited views and actually your room is beneath ground level. It would have been nice even if they had moved us for one week but they would not. They were very dismissive with our situation. We travelled with friends and they were just down the hall and they were also very disappointed with their view. However, that would be our main complaint. The cleaning staff were friendly and very accommodating, the food was excellent and the grounds were beautiful. The hotel was close to Old Town (97 steps down) and also the beautiful beach. The grocery stores and market were within walking distance. Wifi is not free at the hotel but if you go to Old Town, the restaurants will provide you with wifi access. Portugal is a country of stunning views, kind people, delicious food/pastries and fine wine. I hope to return to Portugal but I would not stay at this hotel.More

D T, Ontario, Canada

Always at its best!

Wonderful staff and accommodations make this a delightful place to stay. The restaurant on the premises is excellent too if you don't feel like eating in your apartment or going into town. View was lovely too.More

4Canadians, Canada

fantastic place to stay

Just got back from holiday and these apartments were really great, spacious, clean , the hotel restaurant was great aswell and reasonable, staff really helpful and pleasant, only downside was the hill up and down to the old town but the hotel has a free bus 5 times a day , I would definitely go back. 4 outdoor pools and an indoor pool and gym.More

Liz56_45, Sunderland, United Kingdom

NOISY ROOMS ...Sound does travel....

Was there for 28 days,Very clean place , grocery stores close by....few drawbacks , children allowed in sauna ,and steam room, not nice. I found the rooms very noisy ,everything echoed , your neighbors slamming cupboard doors and sliding chairs on tile floors,, very put off.. Their own Mini mart was very dingy with old veggies and fruit.....Staff was pleasant and helpful . No free Wifi... Would go back only if I had a room on the top floor .with three hotels there ,one building should be just for kids ,the older seniors don't need to have young ones and babies running around ... We were on the third floor ,view was nice.i found the reception people not too helpful about your room situation as expressed by DT " Surprise View " comments , very true........More

Quinbee99, Guelph, Canada

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