Famed for its prestigious golf courses, the Dona Filipa Hotel lies in the Algarve’s desirable Vale do Lobo resort. Situated just 450 metres away from the beach, the property overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features an outdoor pool, tennis courts and access to San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos golf courses. Inside, there’s a small spa, a Kangaroo Kids' Club and interiors which exude Portuguese style and charm.

Thanks to its location in the vast Vale de Lobo resort, you’ll find endless restaurants and leisure facilities right on your doorstep. The hotel is a short walk from the Vale do Lobo beach, and a shuttle bus provides easy access to the San Lorenzo golf course. It’s about a 26-mile drive to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, which offers diverse landscapes, scenic boat tours and fantastic birdwatching; and Dona Filipa Hotel is less than 13 miles away from Faro airport.

The comfortable rooms vary in terms of size and design. Classic rooms are decorated in traditional Portuguese style with terracotta floor tiles, wooden furnishings and floral fabrics. In comparison, Premium rooms are more spacious and contemporary, with earthy colour palates and gold accents. Most rooms include a private balcony, and all have a flat-screen TV, minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities – not forgetting bathrobes and slippers for additional comfort.  

Accommodation details


Vale do Lobo

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 17:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00


0.4 mi / 0.7 km from city centre

Room types and facilities


Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s) or double(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Private bathroom, Trouser/Pant press, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television


Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Private bathroom, Trouser/Pant press, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television


Sleeps 3, Bed Type:   

General facilities

  • 1 Pool
  • Massage services
  • Pool Bar
  • Elevators
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • 1 Children's pool
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Off-Site parking
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Kids Club
  • On-Site parking
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Business center
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • Currency exchange
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Onsite laundry
  • 2 Restaurant
  • Driving range

Other facilities

Designed by American Architect Joseph Lee, the 18-hole San Lorenzo Golf Course is one of the most renowned courses in the entire Algarve region. The hotel’s courtesy shuttle bus will transport you to this impeccable course and privileged access also applies to the 27-hole Pinheiros Altos golf course.

Aside from golf, the hotel offers three floodlit tennis courts, a dedicated children’s play area and a seasonal kids’ club (for children between six months and 12 years of age). The hotel's swimming pool area boasts views across the Atlantic Ocean and offers a heated pool and two sun decks complete with sun loungers. During the summer months, you can make the most of poolside service.

Although the Vale de Lobo beach is public, there is a dedicated beach area, which is exclusively reserved for hotel guests. In the summer months, the hotel beach club provides complimentary sun beds, parasols, and beach towels – as well as beverage and snack service.

The on-site Dolce Deluxe Spa promotes a range of specialised therapies and beauty treatments. You can also use the additional spa facilities at the Vale do Lobo Royal Spa, located about 500 metres from the Dona Filipa Hotel. This includes a sauna, Turkish hammam, swimming pool and steam room.   

Dining information

Dona Filipa Hotel has two main restaurants. Kamal Restaurant is a contemporary dining venue that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The buffet breakfasts here include hot and cold options, followed by light lunches and snacks. Themed buffet dinners feature a choice of Portuguese and international dishes and include barbeque buffet and fisherman’s buffet nights.

Dom Duarte Restaurant is a fine dining affair. Open for dinner, the restaurant specialises in delicious fusion cuisine, based on traditional Mediterranean recipes. The menu includes tempting, gourmet dishes such as shrimp and coconut cream soup with mango tartare, potato and banana gratin with sautéed vegetables and succulent Angus beef.

For afternoon refreshments or pre-dinner cocktails, head to the elegant Duques Lounge Bar. Otherwise, The Pool Bar promises sea views and signature cocktails.   

Additional information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) reservations are required for all restaurants and buffet self-service has been replaced with table service. Numbers are limited in the bars and restaurants to maintain social distancing and pedal boats, slides and indoor showers are unavailable until further notice. Reservations for golf must be made in advance via phone or email and golfers may only access the facilities following confirmation by the golf course.

The hotel’s dress code is smart casual. Swimwear should be covered, and shoes should be worn in both restaurants. 

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