By far too short stay at this incredible "old world" establishment was the only thing I could complain about after my day and one half stay there. From the setting - the exclusive "embassy" section of Lisbon to the spectacular rooms and amenities (a "killer" pool set in a spectacular acres worth of manicured gardens) this hotel ranks with the best in the world. We had a suite with sitting room overlooking the pool that featured a huge balcony (with glimpse of the Tejo river beyond). The room amenities are many - beautiful toiletries in the spectacular marble clad bath with jaccuzzi, separate shower and private WC and bidet room. The walk in closet riveled that found in private home. We were greeted with a complimentary bottle of Port(Porto LBV 2007 Messias) AND delicious "Pasteis de Belem" . Room furnishings were gorgeous, and fresh orchids graced the fireplace..... The room, which featured a separate powder room was IMMACULATE, and the staff from desk to restaurant were spectacular - welcoming, gracious and extremely helpful. Joana met us at check in and escorted us to our rooms after inviting us to the spectacular breakfast buffet on the 3rd floor (we were HOURS earlier than the 12:00 check in) - this is an attractive space with a lovely patio that is a great place of a leisurely breakfast or lunch.
The buffet was OUTSTANDING and the service flawless.
We tried the restaurant on the main level for lunch and it offered some of the best food we've ever encountered anywhere .... try the amazing Blue Lobster or the Red Snapper and you won't be disappointed -- frankly everything on the menu (we oggled the plates of nearby diners) looked wonderful....
All the rooms in this hotel are huge by modern standards, most feature spacious balconies overlooking river or garden. There is a very very nice spa and indoor pool as well.....
This is a wonderful get away spot for someone who appreciates old world luxury - not just facilities but the greatest luxury of all - SERVICE (and with nothing but smiles). I would revisit wonderful Lisbon just to experience the service and style of this great hotel again.
PS Concierge rocks - incredibly helpful and creative....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 19th-century, this luxurious palace is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus River and presents guests with the ideal base for an unforgettable stay in Lisbon. Tucked away in the city's diplomatic quarter, Lapa Palace is set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden. Sunbathe on a lounger in the pool area or pay a visit to the Spa, where you can treat yourself to hours of relaxation in the sauna. Traditional decor and elegant designs make each of the rooms a haven after a day of work or sightseeing. Marvel at panoramic views from the comfort of your balcony or enjoy a long bath in your marble bathroom. Thanks to the palace's convenient location, central Lisbon is only a short drive away. Park your car for free on site and indulge in fresh seafood at the restaurant. In the meantime, the concierge is happy to arrange various services for you, including the use of the VIP room facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel Lisbon
- Lapa Palace Lisbon
- Lapa Palace Hotel Lisbon