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Cerro da Marina Hotel
Ranked #38 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Cerro da Marina”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We were here from 1-8 August 2013.
This is a good hotel but could improve.
Breakfast started at 8 a.m. and the music started at the same time. Remember Butlins? The bottled water cost around 2 Euros while 500 metres down the road at the Supermarket, the same bottled water cost 23 cents!
My biggest concern was that on 7/8/13,at 09:40, the Gardeners arrived to cut the grass. No notification was given of this and guests were already on the Loungers on the lawned area's. One Gardener was using an industrial Stimmer within a Foot from my wife;s face! He didn't ask her to move and grass and soil just missed her face as she used her magazine to protect herself. The other Gardener with a Lawnmower, cut the grass around us. We took the hint and moved away. I complained to the Receptionist (Paul?) who said he would have a word with them. He did come out and had a "word" with them and after a little bicker, the Gardeners carried on! The Strimmer man carried on disturbing others around the pool!
Thompson's Rep was informed but nothing more came of it.
Also, depending where your room was, you could hear the staff come in around 7a.m.
The hotel has positives, the staff were very friendly, your privacy was respected.
Now, the hill! Don't attempt this midday as the heat is so intense! Always have a bottle of water with you.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 11 nights from 30th June 2013 and didn't want to leave. We read the reviews before booking and were fairly confident that we had booked a good hotel but Cerroe da Marina way exceeded our expectations. All the staff were great and couldn't do enough to ensure your stay was excellent, Carol on reception was always a pleasure to talk to. Even the hotel owner regularly visited the hotel and spoke with the guests. The walk back from the marina or the old town was up hill and the weather during our stay was very hot, so at times it was a bit exhausting, but worth it. Our bedroom was well equiped and spotless, cleaned every day and towels replaced regularly. We were suprised by the little extras provided daily in the room, sometimes miniture bottles of port, sometimes sweets. For guests at the hotel in the afternoon, the staff came round with little freebies such as small fruit pots or sangria and at 16.00 there was free tea/coffee with cake or biscuits, the sort of thing that you would only expect when all inclusive. We onle dined once at the hotel but the food was very good. Breakfasts were more than adequate and we enjoyed the pleasant dining area. We never had a problem getting a sunbed arround the pool and the pool area was well maintained. The honesty bar was a great idea. We found some fabulous restaurants which are reviewed separately.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My partner and I have just returned from a week in the Cerro Da Marina hotel, and have to agree with most of the comments made of this hotel. Yes it's on a hill, as detailed by many previous guests, so wouldn't recommend to anyone that doesn't like the challenge of bit of a trek, the elderly or persons reliant on walking aids etc.
As a veggie, I have to say that the food for both my partner (meat eater) and I was outstanding, with choice of meals that catered for both our needs and changed daily, and it was no bother to chop and change the menu to suit !! Brilliant food, well presented, and staff extremely friendly too.
The hotel is located in a very quiet suburb, about a kilometre away from the main town of Albufiera, so about a 15/20 minute stroll, the hotel really doesn't feel like a hotel at all, there's no fighting for sunbeds, you don't have to get up at 5.00 a.m to beat off the Germans, there's plenty for all, the hotel is predominately adults only, so no children running around with parents screaming after them to behave themselves, a nice relaxing atmosphere !!!!!!
On this basis I would recommend this hotel to anyone !!
There are a few negatives though: On arrival, our room was allocated to us, so tired and hungry, we just wanted to get changed and get down to the pool, have a snack and relax for the duration, our room had supposedly been cleaned, prior to our arrival, as one would expect, but the toilet area was not clean by any means, and did smell quite badly, whether this was from the previous guest, I don't know, so we approached the receptionist Carol, and asked if the toilet area could be given another swill, this was done almost immediately, on our return to the room, the smell was still there, so we trotted off to the local shop to buy some bleach, and disinfected the complete area ourselves. The air conditioning unit in the room decide it didn't want to work properly, and dripped all over the floor for five days of our stay, eventually the engineer arrived to fix the blocked drainage outlet.
The beds are a little on the hard side for those who have may have back problems, I missed my memory foam mattress !!
On a more serious note (and is in no way any fault of the Cerro hotel) as we know Portugal is suffering probably more than many other countries due to the global recession, and their governments austerity measures, and locally it shows in the fact that down the road from the hotel, there were to be built other hotels, now all fenced off, which sadly are in various stages of development, from near completion, to basic structures, to undeveloped building plots, along with many places desperately looking to sell. Sad to see, as someone had really big ideas for this area, which have amounted to very little !!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel between 4th - 11th July. What a great hotel, we found it very friendly, clean and informal. Our room was spacious, well equipped and cleaned to a high standard. It was not like staying at a hotel, but more like staying at a good friends house, it was really relaxed. Breakfast was good, and we really enjoyed the little treats the owner and his hard working staff served around the pool every afternoon, a very nice personal touch. Nice quiet location, we enjoyed the walk into town. The Honesty bar is a novel idea.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We are just back from staying in this hotel. We had a fabulous time there. The reception staff were extremely helpful and kind. The breakfast was nice and the bread was fresh every morning. The place was very peaceful and possibly most suited to couples. We will be going back again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

just returned after 2 weeks fantastic holiday. On arriving at the Cerro Da Marina we were welcomed by Carol at reception. The whole hotel was very clean, room was a good size, clean and comfortable with a great view. The pool area and gardens were also very clean and peaceful. Amenities available were very good seeing that it was a small hotel. The honesty bar was very unusual but a great idea. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. After reading the reviews regarding the evening meals I was a bit reluctant to book an evening meal, but we said we would give it a try. The food was great and for under 10 euros for a 3 course meal I could not fault it at all, George was also a bit of a character. It was nice to find the little treats left in our room and also the little treats brought round to us whilst lounging around the pool area. Although it was up a bit of a hill we had no problems and we are in our late 60`s and 70`s, there is a great resting place opposite the sister hotel with great views. We will definitely be going back next year.

Room Tip: all rooms have good view
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Weald, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We really enjoy coming here for the friendly service & peaceful surroundings. We were quite happy with the meals but if you prefer more choice then perhaps you should pick a hotel with higher star ratings.The honesty bar is an unusual facility in this day and age but would not be able to compete with a proper bar. The garden,pool & sunbed area is super with no rush for the beds. There is also a Jacuzzi & Sauna if required. It is hilly but then so is most of the Portuguese coast. In the words of Arnie,We will be back!

Room Tip: Rooms 001-04 are best because they are large and overlooking the garden & pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cerro da Marina Hotel
Address: Rua do Cerro Grande, Albufeira 8200-108, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#18 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#30 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cerro da Marina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a landscaped garden, this hotel overlooks Albufeira’s new marina and offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies. Only 700 metres from the beach, it features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.Cerro Da Marina Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are decorated in neutral colours. Each room overlooks the garden or the pool, and has a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar.Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet. The hotel’s restaurant opens to the pool area and serves international cuisine and Mediterranean dishes. Special diet menus are also available.The nearest golf course is 4 km away, and close to the hotel there are water parks and zoo parks. The Main Church of Albufeira and the Fisherman's Beach Albufeira are only 700 metres away.Faro Airport is 27 km away, and the hotel offers free public parking on site. A car rental service is also available. ... more   less 
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