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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

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Dona Filipa Hotel

5.0 star property
Almancil beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, golf course

8.4/10 Very good

206 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is €149
Price available on 03/12/2022
Vale Do Lobo, Algarve, Loulé, 8135-034

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Almancil
  • Vilamoura Marina - 25 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 35 min drive
  • Faro Island Beach - 31 min drive
  • The Strip - 39 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira Marina - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 51 min drive
  • Loule Station - 16 min drive
  • Faro Station - 28 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • U&Co. - 2 min walk
  • Paixa - 20 min walk
  • Pimenta & Pasta - 4 min drive
  • São Gabriel - 4 min drive
  • Alambique - 4 min drive

About this property

Dona Filipa Hotel

At Dona Filipa Hotel, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus activities such as scuba-diving, surfing/body boarding and parasailing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, facials and body scrubs. Kamal Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A golf course, a poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 154 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 22 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Mini golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 3 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1968
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 18 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 guestroom 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.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dona Filipa Hotel Almancil
Dona Filipa Hotel
Dona Filipa Almancil
Meridien Almancil
Almancil Le Meridien
Dona Filipa Hotel Portugal/Algarve - Almancil
Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel Almancil
Le Meridien Almancil
Dona Filipa Hotel Hotel
Dona Filipa Hotel Loulé
Dona Filipa Hotel Hotel Loulé

Frequently asked questions

Does Dona Filipa Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dona Filipa Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dona Filipa Hotel?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dona Filipa Hotel on 3 December 2022 start from €149, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dona Filipa Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dona Filipa Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Dona Filipa Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Dona Filipa Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Dona Filipa Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dona Filipa Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at Dona Filipa Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (23-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Dona Filipa Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding and hiking, and practise your swing on the golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs, cave exploring and ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Dona Filipa Hotel also has a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Dona Filipa Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Parrilla Natural (2.1 mi), Gourmet Natural (2.3 mi) and Bella Rosa (2.4 mi).
Does Dona Filipa Hotel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Dona Filipa Hotel like?
Dona Filipa Hotel is in Almancil, a short 3-minute walk from Vale do Lobo Beach. Travellers say that the local area is very quiet with fantastic beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Dated hotel
The rooms of the hotel are very dated. The bed were two old spring mattresses pushed together, where half of mine you could feel it has had it’s fair share of usage. The pillows were also very old with hundreds of clumps of fluff balled up inside. They did prepare cribs for us, however the structure of the building is not family friendly, as the elevators only bring you to half levels, and you will need to carry the stroller up and down the stairs - also going to the restaurant and the pool. The gym is also offsite. Doesn’t deserve 5 stars in my honest opinion
4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Mark, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Locational was spot on. Worked really well for families with teenagers as walking to bars/beach etc all very easy.
Helen, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
patricia, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay and staff very welcoming!
Sarah, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Martin, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Maria, 4-night romance trip
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