Me and my partner went away to the algarve for 11 days and we stayed at the do cerro hotel. First look at hotel, looked very posh and modern. Hotel room was pretty basic but looked homey. When we spoke to reception they said it was about a ten minute walk down to the beach and a 15 minute walk back up. From pictures, you can see it's abit of a steep walk and after a day of lounging around the beach, it isn't the best thing ever.
We never visited the indoor swimming pool as you had to buy a hair cap and we didn't want to, so just went to the beach instead. The staff were very friendly and helpful aswell, always there if you had any questions. They did offer a great choice of food for breakfast (which was the only meal we actually ate at the hotel). They also had abit of late night entertainment but the drinks were a little overpriced so we ended up staying down the main square where cocktails were alot cheaper!
The room was lovely, quite basic but everything you needed. The bed could have been abit comfier. Also, from pictures, you have seen pictures of the nice patterned, decoration pillows on the beds, well after the first two nights the cleaners do take them away which is annoying as the normal pillows are abit too flat and low for me. Also, after their first visit, they take away the bigger towels and leave you with medium sized towels, not the large ones you had when you first came and they take away the orange bed throw and leave you with plain white sheets.
The maid service always came too early for us aswell. We left the "do not disturb" sign on the door but still had knocking on the door asking if they could clean. We did feel like we had to get up really early and get out just so our room could be cleaned!
Another bad thing about the room was that, when we went in july, it was very hot and at about 2/ half 2 in the morning the air con gets switched off. It was something we read about before we went out but didnt really take any notice of. But at half 2, the air con switches itself off and doesnt come back on til about 7/8, which is when me and my partner got up.
All in all, we did enjoy our holiday in the algarve. The only thing i can really complain about was the fact the walk back up to the hotel was abit too steep, especially after a day of relaxing. We would defiantly go back but probably to a more central hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Estalagem Do Cerro Albufeira
- Estalagem Do Cerro Hotel Albufeira
- Estalagem Cerro
- Hotel Do Cerro Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal