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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last year we stayed and it was great - this year we arrived to find the pool and the main restaurant being refurbished and the nearby restaurant and beach bar area also representing a building site. The manager Rui Gonzaga was brilliant and very accommodating - we decided to move hotels but would not hesitate in coming back to Donna...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the hotel is being refurbished it did not impact on our stay. For a start we got an upgraded room and the staff could not have been more helpful, courteous and warm - always anxious to ensure we had not been inconvenienced. We were there for golf mainly, but spent the evenings at the hotel. The bar staff are...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Santofans, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience at Vale do Lobo. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you had a relaxing time. The entire...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel as a base for a golfing holiday on the Algarve. Many courses are just a short drive away. The rooms are comfortable, the bar is welcoming and the breakfasts are substantial - order an omelette and watch an artist at work.

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Wersaints, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience at Vale do Lobo. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you had a relaxing time. The entire...

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Lucky with the weather on a recent 3 day trip as raining hard at various other times. Greens at San Lorenzo in particularly good condition for this time of year. Despite refurbishment currently going on at Dona Filipa, staff at hotel went out of their way to look after us really well and keep giving us reasons to come back...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Front Office Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Nick, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience at Vale do Lobo. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you had a relaxing time. The entire...

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment so has limited facilities and noisy building works start at 8.00 am. Nevertheless the newly refurbished bedrooms are a huge improvement and the staff are as helpful as ever. Breakfast is excellent and this time of the year you have the San Lorenzo golf course to yourself. We were made aware of...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Front Office Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Anthony, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. In fact, the newly refurbished rooms are fantastic and inspired by Local Culture in a unique comfort design. We hope to have you back still this year to experience our renovated Hotel. The entire...

Scotland
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A boys golfing trip for 4 days in January and we decided we'd try Dona Filipa instead of the sister hotel Penina. Although the hotel was undergoing some refurbishment we enjoyed their hospitality very much. We hired a local taxi / mini bus firm to ferry us in and out to San Lorenzo although the hotel does offer a mini...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear The Walkers, We are truly pleased and grateful for receiving a review regarding your recent stay at Dona Filipa Hotel as they are of greatly importance for us. It is particularly warming to receive an evaluation like yours and to know that our efforts to provide superior service and hospitality is being represented by the entire team. It will...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed as part of a [very] large golf group in October 2016, our 4th visit to Dona Filipa in the last 6 years. Bedroom comfortable enough and serviced adequately. A major problem with the bedroom door lock on the first day resulted in our being locked out of our room for over 3 hours. Receptionist [Margaritta] promised upgrade to...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, General Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Green, Thank you for your comment on your experience and feedback on some situations that were not up to your expectations. The way we managed the problem with the door lock, is not up to our standards and we have already talked this through with our team, so that it does not occur again in the future. Your...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This excellent hotel is very comfortable and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. The breakfast buffet has everything one could possibly want. The dinners are absolutely delicious and the menu is extensive. However it is the same every night of the week so a change would be welcome. Golf is available at San Lorenzo and Pineros Altos. A free...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Juliet, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort with other travelers. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience at Vale do Lobo. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you had a relaxing time....

York, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We received excellent service from all the staff at the hotel from the receptionist to the room cleaner, our room was clean with a nice ensuing and a decent view over a golf course, the coffee machine was a god send, the hotel is a short drive from the golf course and 2 minutes from the beach. Breakfast on a...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience at Vale do Lobo. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you had a relaxing time. The entire team...

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this hotel over New Year 2016/17 and we were not disappointed. The foyer, bar and upgraded rooms are beautiful. The staff could not be more gracious and the breakfast is extensive, served beside the swimming pool with sea views. Even in winter there are any number of opportunities to dine locally, walk on the beach, play golf or shop...

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JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Guest Relations Manager at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brecht, Thank you so much for sharing such a positive feedback regarding your recent stay at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. We are delighted to know you have enjoyed our breakfast experience and our swimming pool overlooking the Vale do Lobo beach. It is a fantastic location and we are so glad to know that you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the Atlantic, located a mere 100 metres from the beach and the proud owner of the renown San Lorenzo Golf Course, Dona Filipa Hotel welcomes all, with a touch of glamour and the essence of true quality and personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dona Filipa Hotel

Address: Avenida do Mar | Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Price Range: £172 - £443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dona Filipa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel Almancil
Dona Filipa And San Lorenzo Golf Resort
Meridien Almancil
Le Meridien Almancil
Almancil Le Meridien
Dona Filipa Hotel Portugal/Algarve - Almancil
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Almancil
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#4 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#6 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
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“Ask for a room in the new section”
 of 5 bubbles seadog229, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is definitely worth booking the updated rooms as the older rooms have old bathroom with no walk in shower”
 of 5 bubbles Jackiesk, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea view or golf course view”
 of 5 bubbles 631geoffm, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“need to choose the newly modernised rooms but they come at a high cost”
 of 5 bubbles kenmcraven, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea view And refurbished rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles Miloj, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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