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Dona Filipa Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We booked the Hotel Dona Filipa as the hotel stated a superb 5 Star rating ,,writing that they had superior children's activities and exceptional service....... When we arrived at Faro Airport we looked for our Hotel transfer but it had not arrived my husband tried to call the Hotel to find out where the driver was and after half an...

10Thank Georgina C
JJW_Hotels_Portugal, Gerente geral at Dona Filipa Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly, we would like to thank you for the time you have taken in writing your review on Tripadvisor, even though the feedback reported was not the most positive. Your review and reservation process were analyzed and we would to like be able to comment and answer all the points reported by you. With regard to your comments about the...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Before arriving I had been reading quite a few reviews on here. Yes its a lovely hotel and the renovations are very beautiful. I knew from previous reports that the wifi was going to be useless, so I pre-purchased a roaming tariff from my mobile phone provider, the wifi certainly didnt connect in our room and I never bothered to...

1Thank tresadla
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Our room was nice enough, it was not a newly refurbished one though which I was a little disappointed about never less it did have a nice outlook over the golf course. Breakfast was ok, not very hot and if you wanted any other type of egg other than scramble you would have to queue for a while. The sun...

1Thank juliecu71
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015

On arrival no room ready, left to wait without being offered so much as a cup of tea. made to wait util 3.30pm to check in, no tour of hotel, or directions to elevators, room or pool area etc - then the room - old fashioned (traditional not ) formica doors my grandmother would have been embarressed to own up...

3Thank Maria B
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Stayed for 5 nights in August. Was really looking forward to the visit believing this to be a premium 5* hotel - As the price paid would suggest. Our first room was one of the older ones and was in desperate need of refurbishment. We were moved after 2 nights to a room that was absolutely fantastic - The reception...

2Thank Dabren1963
Randalstown, N.Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Just had the most amazing week in this hotel, service, staff and just over all luxury, we done B&B breakfast was amazing, they also turn down your room each night, with a special touch of a rose and sweets, just loved it

Thank Debra O
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We have just completed our Ninth Summer Vacation in a row to the Dona Filipa Unfortunately this will be our last visit. The food was well below acceptable cold, long delays orders being forgotten The fisherman's Buffet is as old as the Hill's we've seen it for Nine years now its run its course and its well below par give...

6Thank athacliath1888
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Rooms very old and poorly appointed. View from balcony mainly aircon units ! No shower only very small tub with shower fitting. TV didn't work . On complaining to manager I got absolutely no sensible response. Won't be back!

5Thank Roger W
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

First things first - make sure you ask for a refurbished room - we were in a 'new', which was gorgeous, and matched the common areas beautifully - our daughters were in an 'old' which didn't seem to have changed since my first visit to the hotel in 1994. The price difference didn't really reflect that, so well worth making...

3Thank Elizabeth Y
n. ireland
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Great hotel in a great location. All staff extremely helpful. The hotel is spotless. The upgraded room we had was worth the extra money. Just a short distance is The Praca which has many restaurants and bars all serving great food at resonable prices. Take the golf package and play San Lorenzo. (owened by Dona Filipa Hotel) every day. One...

1Thank aidan171

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Dona Filipa Hotel

Address: Avenida do Mar | Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Price Range: $302 - $760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dona Filipa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel Almancil
Dona Filipa And San Lorenzo Golf Resort
Meridien Almancil
Le Meridien Almancil
Almancil Le Meridien
Dona Filipa Hotel Portugal/Almancil, Algarve
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Almancil
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#4 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#6 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
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“Ask for a room in the new section”
 of 5 bubbles seadog229, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is definitely worth booking the updated rooms as the older rooms have old bathroom with no walk in shower”
 of 5 bubbles Jackiesk, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea view or golf course view”
 of 5 bubbles 631geoffm, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“need to choose the newly modernised rooms but they come at a high cost”
 of 5 bubbles kenmcraven, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea view And refurbished rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles Miloj, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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