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Resort Overview

The Dona Filipa is still the most prestigious golfer's hotel in Portugal, it now has a legendary status amongst UK golfers particularly, 65 per cent of golf visitors here are from the shores of Great Britain. The hotel offers visitors the chance to enjoy San Lorenzo, even in high season you can benefit from 4 rounds of golf on a 7 night stay, San Lorenzo is still virtually impossible to play out with July and August unless you are in the Dona Filipa, giving it that essential air of mystery or exclusivity. Indeed herein lies its ultimate success and it has been the only hotel in the Algarve with great all round occupancy. 

The property is one of the oldest in Portugal and continues to offer classic service and a very relaxing environment. The staff are long serving, polite, friendly and professional from the hands on General Manager Luis Filipe, right down to all the receptionists and waiters. Old fashioned courteous values are a refreshing change these days, Dona Filipa excels in these attributes and is why it manages to exact high ratios of repeat guests. The hotel has wonderful views across the Atlantic Ocean, coupled with its close proximity to the Vale Do Lobo Plaza with some excellent restaurants, a Fish, a Thai and an Italian plus a pizza house and a cafe, all within 2 minutes from the hotel and with sea views to boot. If you wish to combine a golf and beach holiday then the Dona Filipa is the ideal spot, the Vale do Lobo beach is simply stunning with the backdrop of golden red high cliffs, beautiful golden sands and all within 3 minute’s walk from the hotel garden. Upgrade to junior suites or the Atlantic and Ocean suites and bring your children, they can enjoy the beach and Kids Club which is free in summer season.

At that peak time of the year golfers can enjoy free daily golf on San Lorenzo and is thus amazing value all year. The impressive high quality Vale do Lobo golf courses are adjacent to the hotel and we can book you reduced priced rounds in A shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes to San Lorenzo Golf Club, but only has the capacity for 8 golfers, we would recommend paying extra for your own exclusive shuttle in advance, to avoid annoying delays. Golfers also can now enjoy playing Pinheiros Altos within the free golf allowance, times are always busy at San Lorenzo, so we recommend early booking, as in peak season a lot of golfers book short stays over long weekends, Wednesdays to Saturdays are busiest. We recommend Sundays to Tuesdays are the best days for availability from September to May inclusive. Our closing tip is to upgrade to golf or sea view rooms which are classified as superior, purely for the much better view that they have to the normal classic rooms.


The Dona Filipa is located at Vale do Lobo on the East Algarve, whilst the San Lorenzo course is on the adjacent Quinta do Lago resort just 10 minutes east of the hotel. The property is just 20-25 minute’s drive west of Faro airport. Pinheiros Altos is 10 minute’s drive from the hotel.

Classic Room

Classic rooms at Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort have comfortable twin or double beds (43 twins and 6 double rooms). The classic rooms have a balcony with views overlooking the hotel garden, the winter garden or the villas. 

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe rooms at Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort have comfortable twin or double beds (76 twins and 7 double rooms) and a balcony with pleasant views overlooking striking Atlantic Ocean or the Vale do Lobo Golf Course.

Junior Suite

Junior suites at Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort are an open plan type room, yet more spacious than the deluxe rooms with a comfortable and relaxing sitting area. Bathroom facilities are divided into two - bathing facilities on one side and the W/C on the other. Junior suite balconies have a mixture of views of the Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Resort surroundings.

Deluxe Suite

Ideal for families, the Deluxe suites consist of an ample twin bedroom with a separate lounge, two comfortable dressing rooms and two bathrooms. Some deluxe suite balconies may have pleasant views overlooking the hotel garden, partial ocean views or view to the magnificent 17th hole of Vale do Lobo Golf Course.

Atlantic Suite

Spacious and comfortable Atlantic suites are open space suites with a sitting room and a sleeping area with a king size bed and a bathroom. Atlantic suites are situated in an exclusive area of the hotel with a large balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic suites pride themselves of having a large bathroom equipped with a walk-in raindrop shower, a large corner bathtub and a separate W/C and bidet area

Ocean Suite

The prime size Ocean suites consist of a large open space with a sitting room and a bedroom furnished with a king size bed. The Ocean suites feature a large bathroom equipped with a walk-in raindrop shower, a large corner bathtub and a separate W/C and bidet area.

Primavera Restaurant

The Primavera Restaurant, Dona Filipa Hotel's main restaurant revives guests' appetites with exquisite daily buffet breakfasts and extravagant themed buffet dinners including an array of international and regional delicacies.  The Primavera also caters to our guests at the swimming pool during the day. Guests are served alfresco with light lunches and snacks and a wide selection of beverages. Patio furniture makes for a casual setting where you can enjoy splendid views and dips in the pool.

Dom Duarte Restaurant

The Dom Duarte Grill Restaurant, Dona Filipa Hotel's fine dining restaurant, offers a superb mixture of international and Portuguese cuisine which will definitely please any demanding gourmet lover.  Due to the very detailed service provided at the Dom Duarte Grill Restaurant, we always recommend guests book in advance, as seating is limited - not only to the number of places, but also limited to guarantee a personalized service from our staff.

San Lorenzo Bar

San Lorenzo Bar, a tribute to the hotel’s unforgettable golf course, is the perfect environment to enjoy your favourite drink, have a snack and reminisce about your game played on this unique golf course. It is also a great  place where you can enjoy pleasant, social conversations amongst friends.  San Lorenzo Bar has a pleasant terrace where smoking guests are able to have their drink accompanied by their cigarettes or cigars. This terrace is opened throughout the year, warmed during the winter months by portable mushroom heaters. Due to the terrace being a open air space, the only time guests will not be able to use this location is during the few days of rain that the Algarve experiences.  Main sport events are also an attraction at the Bar, where we will enable guests to view them on the large screen. What a better way to watch your perfect football, tennis or even a major golf tournament.

The Nautical Lounge

Guests desiring to have their drink in a different setting are able to do so at The Nautical Lounge. This Lounge, adjacent to the San Lorenzo Bar, is the ideal setting to relax, chat or watch some television while tasting the exquisite cocktails and drinks. This casual, indoor lounge area is open 24 hours a day. The Nautical Lounge is used to host group cocktails or social events, as well as hosting weekly cocktail with the Management. This is the perfect opportunity guests have to meet the General Manager and other team members to socialize and talk about their experience in the Algarve.

The Atlantic Lounge

The Atlantic Lounge, situated near the San Lorenzo Bar and Nautical Lounge, has the distinguished décor of a gentlemen's club. In previous years, this would have been the ideal place where gentlemen would savour a cigar coupled with a glass of world famous Portuguese Port. Today, the décor and ambience still remains, however, with the restrictions of the smoking legislation in place - no more smoking is permitted in the indoors. The Lounge also accommodates guests that enjoy a round of billiards, board games, love to read a book or simply enjoy the outstanding view to the ocean whilst savouring the exquisite velvety taste of Porto wine. The Atlantic Lounge is also open 24 hours a day.


San Lorenzo

For many years ranked in Europe's top 5 mainland courses, this panoramic course on the Quinta do Lago estate continues to excel in terms of condition and scenery. Designed on the Ria Formosa estuary San Lorenzo offers a mix of holes through avenues of pine trees and then from holes 6 to 9 and then from 16 -18 some magnificent holes beside the estuary with water looming for anything but the perfect shot. Holes 7 and 8 are the most spectacular with the best views of the sea. But the 17th and 18th are two of Europe's most memorable finishing holes. The course is quite hilly, has many elevated tee positions, but is always very easy to walk rather than hire a buggy.

Pinheiros Altos

Pinheiros Altos is a fine 27 hole golf course with the old 18, originally opening in 1995. The first nine holes thread their way over sand ridges, covered by big pine trees, where accuracy is important, whilst the back nine are designed on much flatter land with several prominent lakes to contend with. The newest nine holes opened in 2006 and is maturing into a fine test of golf on more open land with less natural hazards.

Our party are just back from Dona Filipa. It is some 15 years since we last went there as a group. Both the courses and the hotel were better than we all remember. Hotel service was good, half board worked very well and the transport to and from the golf courses was excellent P. Martins (Oct.14)

Just to say a big "thank you" to you for organising our recent trip to the Algarve. We had an fabulous time and the organisation was fantastic. We managed to get our favourite room on the 5th floor at the Dona  Filipa - I'm not sure how many strings you pulled but it was excellent - Gina McLachlan

Fantastic holiday btw. Great family venue and as you are well aware great golf so what a brilliant mixture! - Mark.L.Talbot

Just a short note to say "thank you".  Everything was 'spot on', including the weather - Barrie

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