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Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed at the Cerro Mar Garden for 2 weeks from 28 th July. Impressive hotel with lovely, well equipped rooms. We had a 2 bedroom apartment on 4th floor. It had fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine & full oven, 2 bathrooms & 3 Balconies! The views from the balconies were fantastic and they had sun on them part of the day. As mentioned in previous reviews & as seen in previous hotels there tends to be a sunbed shortage, resulting in the normal towel reservation system!! Staff do remove towels from unattended beds sometimes but if one person is with the beds then this tends not to happen. The steps, also mentioned in previous reviews , aren't too bad! Coming up during the day is the worst. If you take your time its ok. I wouldn't recommend to people with walking or breathing difficulties as once you get to the top of the stairs, there is still a slope to walk up before you get to hotel. There is a number of bars & restaurants in the town square our favorites were Sir Harrys ( near to steps, simple, reasonably priced snacky type food) & J C Bar ( Nice cocktails!). The Rock Bar was good too, good music bit expensive but we did get one round for free. There is a small supermarket across the road from the hotel but if you prefer to stock up with drinks etc, there is a Lidl which has been previously mentioned but also a newly opened Aldi, which is slightly closer. They are both about 10 minutes away but be aware neither of them accept british cards. The only other gripe i have about this hotel is the lack of entertainment, there was only one night of so called entertainment which involved a man singing karoke type songs. He was alright, I suppose.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Just returned from 10 day holiday here - the hotel is in an excellent location with fantastic sea views over the old town. As other reviewers have mentioned there is a large flight of steps but this takes you straight to the main square and after the first 20 or so steps they become much wider and easier to negotiate. The biggest down side is the pool - although room for many more sun beds are limited and nowhere near enough for the number of guests, particularly when guests from the other 2 blocks in the complex come over as cerro mar gardens has biggest pool. Although the hotel does not allow guests to reserve sun beds (and usually go round collecting towels in between 9 and 10am), most guests get round this by leaving one family member "on guard duty". Most sun beds were reserved by 8:30am every day we were there. This aspect really did spoil an otherwise lovely hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Had a fabulous stay at this hotel, very clean,great food and staff helpful and friendly. Had a slight problem in room and called reception, all sorted in 10mins and nothing too much trouble. Poolside bar was great, food and drinks lovely. Was dreading the steps to the old town but not as bad as everyone said, sometimes nice to walk off heavy meal and cocktails. Loads of great bars and resteraunts within a 5-10min walk. Would recommend this hotel to friend and family (maybe not for people with buggies)
We had a 2 bed apartment which was very spacious also with a sofa bed. Slept 5 of us no problem. Kitchen very well equipped with washer and all mod cons.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lovely place, friendly and chilled. Great value for money.

Stayed in the apartments just across from the main hotel with inclusive breakfasts - yummy.

10 minutes walk to the beach, 5 minutes to the old town.


  • Stayed July 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Cerro Mar Gardens certainly lives up to its 4 star reputation, we had a 2 bed apartment, with 3 balconies and 2 with sea views. The apartment has all you need with a full size washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and cooker. The staff were most welcoming from the reception staff to the maid service. The steps to the old town were fine if you took your time, we walked them almost daily. The bus stops for some of the excursions are not far from Lidls which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartments. Aldi is also nearby but we found Lidls had a greater range. Lots of restaurants in the old town had English speaking staff with a wide variety of food both English and Portugese. Whilst out walking we found a Chinese Buffett about 20 mins walk away which was super. The Chinese Buffett is actually next to McDonalds and KFC both of which were very busy!! No free wifi at the accommodation but plenty of places with free wifi in town. The beach was really lovely and the lemon cornettos were a real treat. A wonderful holiday and would go back tomorrow!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 !!

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Property: Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden
Address: Rua Antonio Aleixo, Albufeira 8200-091, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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