The hotel is located close to the beach, from where you can walk to Quinta do Lago and the National Park. Close to the hotel are restaurants and some shops and at a 20 minutes walk the supermarket Pingo Doce. We enjoy walking on the beach, so for us it was great: each day we walked for about 15-20 km in the marvelous area around the hotel. The services the hotel offers are great: a real 5 star hotel. The ladies at the reception - dona Marta and dona Margarida - are very nice and helpful. The rooms are clean and everywhere in the hotel you see the attention given to sanitary safety, which is important in this times. The hotel has tennis courts, which we also enjoyed. We really hope to have the opportunity to enjoy this hotel again, in the future.
When arrived to when we left, we had nothing but lovely warm staff greeting us helping us with our very broken Portuguese,(but had great fun trying ) and just so so friendly. The room we had was just the best we had fantastic view of the 17th fairway which pleased my husband and for me was just so peaceful to sit and take it all in. We have been coming to Val De Lobo for may years and always had a villa in the past so this was a new experience for us and the fact in was in the middle of covid 19 we felt so safe the hotel was so clean and had enough facilities around the hotel for hand gel and marks on the floor that we followed for self distancing . We would defiantly recommend this hotel for any one wanting to come away just for a long weekend for golf or just a lovely holiday you can not go wrong. we had a fantastic two week holiday and we would go back in a heart beat.…
We had a lovely, relaxing 3 nights at Dona Filipa. We have been several times before but this was our best time - from check in all staff were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely room with great views and near the pool which was great! We enjoyed our time on the beach and I have to say the bar staff by the pool and in the bar were excellent and we look forward to coming back next year.
Once again stayed at Dona Filipa and played San Lorenzo. Hotel was its usual, really nice, breakfast excellent and bar area very accommodating. The old classic rooms are getting a bit dated and it would be nice to see the hotel bring them up to standard of the new rooms. However, we love it and come back year after year.
We booked this holiday at short notice once Boris had taken Portugal off the isolation list and we were not sorry. Once the mix up with the bedrooms had been corrected by the very capable reception staff we settled into a great holiday. I feel we did not see the hotel at it’s best because of the present circumstances with the present COVID situation, when thing get more back to normal we will definitely return. The staff are helpful, friendly and professional but I would like to a special thank you to Lanca and Helton in the restaurant, Filipe in the bar and Rafael at the pool bar who throughout our stay provide exceptional service. Well worth a visit.