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Dona Filipa Hotel

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Cardross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were shocked to hear from friends two days before our holiday that on going renovations at the hotel were not completed and were major not minor. We were very disappointed in our golf travel company who we have used on average twice a year for years. Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf course is one of my favourite...

1Thank Patricia C
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last July we booked a 4 night break direct with the Dona Filipa for March of this year, did they tell us that we were going to pay 5 star prices for a 2 star hotel. No! They told us some minor works were going on, what a joke. No pool, no grounds, dust, noise. The poor staff were browbeaten...

3Thank Alan E
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed on our recent visit. There are works going on at the hotel and there is no pool area at the moment or anywhere nice to sit outside. The bar area was nice and the hotel itself was immaculate with very helpful staff. Unfortunately the whole area is undergoing a facelift at the moment and so it is in a...

2Thank Lyndsay W
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rooms - Premium Garden Room. Although under refurbishment, the hotel facilities are still excellent. Some nice restaurants close by - lots of choice for all. Beautiful beaches and walks. Highly recommended.

Thank miknic
Midhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel over the years currently in chaos, the hotel frontage and the area down towards the beach resembles a bombsite. Building work in every direction. not many areas of the hotel are open including the pool area. The staff do not appear to know when it will all be finished but judging on the speed of the workforce...

8Thank streety4
Shanklin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel right on beach, food very good authentic Portuguese style with spacious rooms most have a nice balcony. Staff helpful free shuttle bus for golfers. Wifi in bedrooms and good quality toiletries provided.

Thank _veronicahirst
Lytham St Annes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had paid extra for a deluxe room as there were no classics available. The room allocated was overlooking the building work to replace the pool. We requested to move as the room would be noisy when people were working. The staff tried very hard to sort something out and we ended up in a junior suite for 4 nights...

3Thank Fairhaven8
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is within walking distance to some great restaurants and bars at the beach and has access to the famous San Lorenzo golf. Lots of works going on at the pool area which is very noisy and unattractive but when it's complete the hotel will be restored to its former glory. Service could be better!

1Thank Sals1701
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...

5Thank Mike W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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...

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  • 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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: RM1,062 - RM2,615 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Almancil
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#5 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#6 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
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“Wait for building work to be finished”
804alane, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Classic or Premium rooms worth the extra”
miknic, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“higher floors best nos 417 18 at end of wing evening sun”
_veronicahirst, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't choose a room over the pool at the moment”
Fairhaven8, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the new section”
seadog229, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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