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Dona Filipa Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Dona Filipa Hotel

Dona Filipa Hotel

5.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Vale Do Lobo, Algarve, Loulé, 8135-034

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVale do Lobo Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationOcean Golf Course Vale do Lobo8 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Golf Course Vale do Lobo8 min walk
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)26 min drive

Room options

About this area


Dona Filipa Hotel is located in Almancil, a neighbourhood in Loulé, and is near the airport and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ria Formosa Natural Park and Vale do Lobo Beach, while Faro Municipal Theater and A Companhia de Teatro do Algarve are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Karting Almancil, or check out an event or a game at THE CAMPUS. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cave exploring and ecotours. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Vale do Lobo Beach - 3 min walk
  • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo - 8 min walk
  • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo - 8 min walk
  • Praia do Ancão - 11 min drive
  • Trafal Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Loule Station - 16 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 26 min drive

About this property

Dona Filipa Hotel

5-star luxury hotel revitalised in 2017 and located in Almancil
You can look forward to 18 holes of golf, a round-trip airport shuttle and a poolside bar at Dona Filipa Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sunloungers and beach umbrellas. Indulge in a body treatment, a hot stone massage and a body scrub at the on-site spa. Enjoy international cuisine, a poolside location, and ocean views at the two on-site restaurants. Enjoy on-site activities, such as horse riding and hiking/biking. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a free daily manager's reception and a terrace.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Access to a nearby health club, a porter/bellboy and a lift
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the beach locale
Room features
All 154 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches such as late-night room service and free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with deep-soaking baths and bidets
  • 42-cm HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Childcare services, electric kettles and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 18 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Kamal Restaurant
  • Dom Duarte Grill
  • Duques Bar
  • Pool Bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – March 2017
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • 42-cm LCD TV
  • Films for purchase
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 22 lbs/10 kg)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 18 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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 Loulé
Dona Filipa Hotel Hotel Loulé

Frequently asked questions

Does Dona Filipa Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 28 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 4 Dec 2022 start from €148.75, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Dona Filipa Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 22 lbs per pet. There's a fee of EUR 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Dona Filipa Hotel?

Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Dona Filipa Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Dona Filipa Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Dona Filipa Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Dona Filipa Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Almancil hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vale do Lobo Beach, Garrao Beach and Trafal Beach. Praia do Ancão and Quinta Shopping Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 105 out of 206 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 58 out of 206 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 206 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 206 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 206 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Dona Filipa Hotel is superbly located within walking distance of their beach area, well equipped and staffed. The restaurant area is also but a short distance away as are the many golf courses of the Val do Lobo and Quinto do Lago area. The staff are friendly, helpful and friendly!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Never again
Outlets did not work in room to charge phones etc. Staff kept coming into the room everyday, starting with just after our checkin waking me up from a nap, even with the do not disturb sign on door. Asked front desk to call a cab, they called a chauffeur that was double the price. Breakfast was great. Close to the beach with lounge chairs.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Short golfing holiday
Great central location with easy access to beaches and golf courses. Although older than neighbouring properties it remains a grand old lady with much history
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Locational was spot on. Worked really well for families with teenagers as walking to bars/beach etc all very easy.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Overall OK but not 5 star
Overall good but not 5 star.Pool was cold to begin with & then improved during stay.Standard rooms are now very dated & need refurbishing.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great stay and staff very welcoming!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 9 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Hotel
Best place to stay in Vale Do Lobo. Next to main centre and short stroll to the beach. Attention by hotel staff is excellent and friendly. Will definitely stay here again.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Maria, Crowborough
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Still remains a firm favourite of ours. Room was ready despite the fact we arrived very early. Thank you to the check in staff who were swift, polite and happy. A couple of special shout outs to the breakfast chef, he always does a wonderful job and also to the pool attendant, best we’ve ever had.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022