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Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Stayed at the Cerra Mar Gardens for 10 days in July, having booked through Thomsons. Truly 4 star accommodation, two bed apartments had more than ample space, good balcony, well fitted kitchen area, even BBC1, 2, and ITV (useful during the Open Championship!!) and everywhere was spotlessly clean - apartments and public areas. All staff were very helpful and welcoming - reception staff were especially good. Only used the restaurant one night and dinner was a bit disappointing but breakfasts were good value and the staff very pleasant. All in all, recommend it thoroughly - would happily stay there again.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Just back from one week stay as self catering customers. Travelled with Thompson holidays the Rep Pete was great, very helpful and friendly. Kids were 12, 9 & 4 are they had a ball! We went to Zoo Marine great day trip out and we also went half day Jeep Safari half day Boat Trip another great trip for the hole family. Would recommend and stay in these apartments again next year !!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at the cerro mar gardens for 2 weeks in may. As soon as we arrived we were very happy. We got checked in quick and once at our room we were surprised at how nice it was. It was fully equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, toaster, kettle and coffee machine as well as cutlery and pans etc. Bathroom was clean although we did see a few ants in the 2nd week. Bedding was changed a couple of times while we were there and towels were changed everyday. We were on the 2nd floor and had a massive balcony. Other side of the balcony we had a grassed garden which was maintained very well. We didn't go in the restaurant but when we arrived we were given a voucher for a free bottle of wine if we had evening meal in the restaurant. We did however have a snack (toastie) at the pool but it took over an hour to arrive but was tasty enough and reasonably priced. As it rained during our trip we tried out the free jacuzzi and sauna. There's also a gym overlooking the pool and you can pay extra to get a massage. There is also a games room which is very hidden and has a few car games etc in it. There is also meant to be a bowling alley which we never found. The hotel is about a 15 min walk away from lidl which was handy and 5 min walk down 102 steps to the centre. There is a free shuttle bus from the hotel that you can get. Would defiantly stay here again and recommend to others.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amy S
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I wanted to give this review 3 1/2 out of 5 as the difference between "average" and "very good" is a bit extreme and in my opinion this hotel/apartments are good,not average or very good !
Anyway the Cerro Mar is in a great location just up from the main square in old town Albufeira,there are 100 odd steps down into town so possibly not suitable for some,check in was a little slow (we waited about 15-20 minutes) but rooms are great,modern,comfortable clean(and kept really clean during our stay) with all the amenities you would need.
The pool area is absolutely lovely with a great little bar selling reasonably prices drinks and food but my main gripe about this hotel is that the pool area is far too small for the hotel,there is not enough space,if you don't get there early you have no chance of getting a sun longer and when busy it is frankly chaotic , not nice and not very relaxing.
Of course some very sad people get up at silly o clock and "reserve" beds with towels and the hotel do advise this is unacceptable when you check in,they did remove towels on a few mornings but not every day which I can't see the point of, surely it needs doing every day or not at all !?
The staff we met were typical of a large complex some friendly and some not so but all in all we had a good holiday and would just about recommend .

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just back from eleven night stay at Cerro Mar. This is a really good base for exploring Albufeira and apartments are really spacious incorporating bedroom, bathroom and kitchen dinner with living room. They are meticulously kept clean by the maids and fresh towels are supplied daily. We were on forth floor and had lovely views. Breakfast became a little monotonous with only scrambled eggs not fried and after a few days we took to having the full English at Sir Harry's bar just at bottom of the steps down to old town. Would recommend doing this or doing it yourself in the apartment kitchen which is very well equipped. Steps are a little bit of a challenge but you get used to it after you've gone up and down a few times. Pool area is pretty small for size of resort and why a tennis court was built is a mystery as there could have been a bigger pool and gardens around it if this had been utilised in this way instead? All staff were very polite and friendly and all in all would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We've just got back from a week-long stay at Cerro Mar Garden in Albufeira, and we absolutely loved it. It was our first time both in Portugal, and at the Cerro Mar.

Good points:
* gorgeous, modern and spacious apartments
* the hotel is spotless, thanks to the maids who work tirelessly day-in day-out
* staff are lovely and welcoming - we even phoned them up in our room to ask about the tourist 'Noddy' train, and they were more than happy to help
* lovely restaurant - again, with attentive staff
* good-sized pool - but make sure you're up and out early if you want a sun lounger!
* quiet area (good for those who want to relax, perhaps not for those after a lively resort)
* 15 mins walk from Lidl, so good for self-catering

Bad points:
* the hotel is situated on a hill, with 98 steps (we counted!) to the beach and old-town - not recommended for those with walking difficulties

Overall, we would definitely come back here. We loved Portugal, and the hotel was a good fit for us, as we don't like to be disturbed by party-goers in the middle of the night.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed at the Cerro Mar Gardens in June 13, lovely hotel very clean, Bar staff was very friendly and helpful. We didn't know that the apartments across the road could use the facilities at this hotel and caused a problem on the 5th day of our holiday (sun beds etc), Just wondering if we paid the same price as they did!!!!
We went to lunch on the 5th day and left our towels on the sunbed just like any other day, we came back and they was gone along with several other peoples towels. We was informed by people who was laying on our beds that the Hotel Manager (women) came out of her office and was on a mission to pick all the towels up which people wasn't laying on, we was only gone 45mins, my husband went in to collect our towels and t-shire and at the time was missing a camera to. I could not believe what happened next, she came out of reception and shouted at him saying where was the camera and kept pointed at him, everyone at the pool side kept looking over to us which is found so embarrassing. A so called 4 star hotel have management like this. We found our camera no thanks to this very rude Hotel Manager. Would not stay here again, which is such a shame because everyone else was brilliant.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Rua Antonio Aleixo, Albufeira 8200-091, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range: $44 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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