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Dona Filipa Hotel

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 16 hotels in Almancil
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
robin r Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice enough hotel ,but , food not great (avoid the room service club sandwich at all costs). Bit tired in un refurbished rooms. Staff need to cheer up a bit. Why does breakfast finish at 10am ? Mostly uk or Irish guests but only 1 uk TV channel (BBC news 24). On the plus side close to the beach ,... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake for Golf .....eating out ....the beach ....Dona Filipa will meet all these needs , it's a perfect location for all of three. the rooms are clean comfortable and peaceful .....a three night and day stay playing golf at Pinheros Altos and the Wonderful San Lorenzo an unforgettable experience set amongst the beautiful nature reserve of the Ria... More

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has been extensively refurbished, although the work was not quite finished when we visited. However there was little or no inconvenience to visitors. The staff are very helpful - including the staff at their golf complex (San Lorenzo). The food is excellent, and there are several very good restaurants in the area. We have already booked next years'... More

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Fochabers, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff of this hotel will make your stay a 5 class experience! My family and I have stayed at this hotel 15 times and we will continue to come back as we very much enjoy the atmosphere, the location of the hotel, the high quality breakfasts, excellent service and San Lorenzo golf course. The hotel has a number of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Dona Filipa for some 20 years and although there has been a major refurbishment taking place the staff have always been so welcoming and caring and the quality of the food in the breakfast buffet and the grill in keeping with the five star standard. Our recent trip was slightly spoilt by the noise from... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked to stay at this Hotel towards the end of 2013. We were aware that renovations and updates were being carried out. Before we were due to go on the holiday I emailed the hotel to make sure we would be put in a room well away from the ongoing works. Our room was tired and definitely in need... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had another a fantastic week at the hotel. What makes the stay good is the excellent service from everyone from the pool bar to restaurant to reception. I have to disagree with some previous reviewers regarding service. The hotel is being refurbished and the communal areas are now finished. Some golf view rooms are currently being refurbished and I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Have been a regular visitor to Vale do Lobo and the Dona Filipa hotel for the last 14 years. The place is like a scene from a carry on movie at the moment. The hotel is currently being refurbished but rather than close for the low season to complete works they decided to stay open and do it bit by... More

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

Dear Ab N, We would to thank you for the time taken to review our Hotel. Thoroughly analyzing your review and points, I have found it fundamental to respond to some you have focused. Firstly, it is with great pleasure that I would like to inform you that we started inaugurating new rooms on Monday, 4th August, and that reassure... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have been visiting the Dona Filipa for several years now. Just had another fantastic stay, hotel is gradually being refurbished and we have stayed through these works and not been bothered by it at all. The reception and bar area is now complete and to a great standard. The staff are always friendly and in my opinion that is an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I do not play golf but chose this hotel for a short break because of its proximity to both the airport (E30 taxi ride) and excellent beach (sunbeds and umbrellas free to hotel guests). I hadn't been to Vale do Lobo for 15 years but found it pretty much as I remembered it, albeit there are more restaurants to chose... More

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Address: Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dona Filipa Hotel 5*
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Also Known As:
Dona Filipa And San Lorenzo Golf Resort
Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel Almancil
Meridien Almancil
Le Meridien Almancil
Almancil Le Meridien
Dona Filipa Hotel Portugal/Algarve - Almancil

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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 
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