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3.6 out of 5

"Stayed at the hotel last year and loved it, but wasn’t quite the same high standards this year. Due to COVID the breakfast had changed slightly, inst ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 29 Aug 2020

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Dona Filipa Hotel's great beach location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Vale do Lobo Beach. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free manager's reception. Built in 1968, this 5-star hotel has 154 rooms over 5 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a deep-soaking bath in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with deep-soaking baths, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine with ocean views at kamal Restaurant, one of the property's 2 restaurants
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Indulge with body scrubs, massages or manicures and pedicures at the spa
  • Services include babysitting, a kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, 3 outdoor tennis courts and mini golf
  • Guests have great things to say about the quiet location and the beach
  • Just a 3-minute walk from Vale do Lobo Beach and 8 minutes on foot from Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
€270* Per night/room 4 Oct - 5 Oct

Premium Family Room - Connecting Rooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Classic Family Room - Connecting Rooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premium Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double or Twin Room (Golf or Sea view)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Dona Filipa Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dona Filipa Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (1)
3 out of 5
Stayed at the hotel last year and loved it, but wasn’t quite the same high standards this year. Due to COVID the breakfast had changed slightly, instead of the biggest where you can choose your own foods yourself, it was a buffet that you had to queue for a staff member to pick your breakfast from, the breakfast was chaotic

Posted by on 29 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2020 by Guest Relations

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your ratings and comments regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. Due to Covid and with the news procedures we had to changed the buffet and the speed of service were affected, although we are doing our best to improve our service. We sincerely hope to have another opportunity to welcoming you back. Kind Regards,

4 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Sep 2019 by Mónica Vieira (Guest Relations)

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for your review, we really appreciate your rating. Kind regards, Mónica Vieira Guest Relations

5 out of 5

Wished I could have stayed longer

A wonderful stay but only the one night. Great to meet up with friends from the UK. Everything perfect once again.

Posted by , from lagos Portugal on 18 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar 2018 by Ricarda Silva | Guest Relations Manager

Dear Margaret, We would like to thank you for having chosen our hotel and for taking the time out of your day to write to us with such a positive feedback. We take great pride in providing for the needs of our holidaymakers thus your excellent overall evaluation and impression of our resort and services was highly appreciated and motivational. Therefore, we are very pleased to learn that we have succeeded in making your stay with us a very pleasant one and provided good moments during your holidays. We are planning some more good things for the future, so we hope to welcome you again very soon even to share with you our growing progress. In case you need any assistance at that time, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards,

4 out of 5
We have stayed at the dons filipa before and had a fabulous time. The hotel are making some changes to the outside space and personally we thought it was better before (as did our friends). Still I guess they are trying to move with the times and maybe in time we will think it's lovely too.

Posted by , from shepperton on 15 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

5* Not yet

Enjoyed our overnight stay meeting up with friends on a golfing trip. The hotel is undergoing major refurbishment, thankfully we stayed in one of their newly refurbed rooms. Disappointed the pool was just a hole in the ground and only one restaurant open, disappointed the hotel website shows a fantastic picture of the pool and mentions nothing of their refurbishment programme.

Posted by , from Lagos on 19 Mar 2017

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3 out of 5

MR G EDWARDS

HOTEL NEEDS UPDATING GREAT LOCCATION IDEAL FOR BEACH AND GOLF.

Posted by on 1 Aug 2012

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan 2019 by Mónica Vieira - Guest Relations Executive

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. Kind regards, Mónica Vieira Guest Relations Executive

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities, such as umbrellas and sunloungers. Enjoy a summer holiday at Dona Filipa Hotel, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. A free manager's reception is offered daily. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a kids' pool and outdoor tennis courts. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Self parking and valet parking are free. A complete renovation of Dona Filipa Hotel was completed in March 2017. This 5-star Almancil hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 154 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1968
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Locker space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 3
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Train station: Loule Station (9.4 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Dona Filipa Hotel offers 154 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and espresso makers. 42-cm LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Kamal Restaurant – This poolside restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Dom Duarte Grill – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Duques Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

Pool Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 3 outdoor tennis courts. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials and body scrubs.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 22 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Clean & Safe (Portugal)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 18 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dona Filipa
  • Dona Filipa Almancil
  • Dona Filipa Hotel
  • Dona Filipa Hotel Almancil
  • Hotel Dona Filipa
  • Almancil Le Meridien
  • Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel Almancil
  • Dona Filipa And San Lorenzo Golf Resort
  • Dona Filipa Hotel Portugal/Algarve - Almancil
  • Le Meridien Almancil
  • Meridien Almancil
  • Dona Filipa Hotel Hotel
  • Dona Filipa Hotel Almancil
  • Dona Filipa Hotel Hotel Almancil

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child aged 12 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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