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Review of Cerro da Marina Hotel

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Cerro da Marina Hotel
Ranked #37 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed the first week in september for 7 nights. Situated in a residential area it is very quiet and relaxing. We had a lovely room and had views of the pool, sea and marina. Couldn't fault the hotel but as is said in other reviews it,s high position makes the walk back from the beach or town a little strenuous, not really suitable for the elderly or anyone with walking difficulties. Will return for sure.

Room Tip: first floor would be my choice for views but I think all rooms should be o.k.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 122wolf
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights at the end of august/early september, and found it a beautiful and relaxing hotel. Bedrooms were of good size with big bathroom to suit.
The pool area is something of an escapism. It allows you to relax and not be pestered by, well anyone!! The honesty bar is something which me and my partener espeacilly liked, gave a unique personalised feel. As if it was your own back yard swimming pool!
Myself and my partner are in our mid to late 20's, so the location did not hinder us. But be warned that your in for a very hilly walk if you want to get into town. A taxi service is available but we did not use this as we enjoyed the walking!!
All in all a very homely, inviting hotel with a fantastic pool. A couples resort for sure!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pete_Owen
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had a fantastic time at this hotel, our room was lovely and tastefully decorated, when we had breakfast in the morning, we had plenty of choice and sat on the tables overlooking the pool. In the evenings, we had the option for the meal, which we would order at the reception, the food was second to none, and we always left satisfied, the only downside was that we had to pay for the drinks, but the bill came to less than 30 euros after our week long break between the two of us. The service was also excellent, we felt thoroughly catered for during our stay. The hotel itself is on a hill, but it's only a 10-15 minute walk from the shops in the old town, and at the end of the road overlooks the colourful and picturesque marina in Albufeira. Can't wait to return here eventually, definitely grabbed a bargain.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Matt_Phillips1
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NI
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights at end of August. We could not fault anything about the service, staff and cleanliness all were great. However I would just stay really consider its location, if you want to be close to shops, restaurants, old town etc this def ain't the place to stay. Despite the fact that we are fond walkers this is a good 20 min walk to the old town and not a very interesting walk at that, all down very steep hills (and practically unlit at night)... so yes all uphill on way back!!! (€7 cab ride back) Wifi connection was also very poor for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AceyNi
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I stayed there in late April for a week and it was such a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience. The spacious room, with a small terrace overlooking the swimming pool and garden was spotlessly clean, well serviced and very comfortable.. Room had satellite TV and WIFI computer connection without extra charge.
Breakfast buffet was very enjoyable. Especially enjoyed the fresh orange juice, coffee and tasty breads. Did a lot of local touring so only once back for dinner. It was very enjoyable.
Reception staff especially were so friendly and helpful. For them the client certainly came first.
I had a very early flight on my last day and a terrific packed breakfast was delivered to my room the night before. Most hotels would say sorry but the restaurant is not open!
I highly recommend this hotel.
The hotel has a very well kept private garden and swimming pool area. A great place to relax at all times of day.
I hope to return in the autumn.
There is public bus service stop located a few hundred metres from the hotel which can bring you into the centre of town. Being fairly fit I did not mind the short extra walk uphill to the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with views to the gardens and swimming pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ericp14
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank George L
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Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 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, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Adrian_Te4lford
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Property: Cerro da Marina Hotel
Address: Rua do Cerro Grande, Albufeira 8200-108, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center 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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#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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