We booked a beautiful top floor room with terrace overlooking this hotel's swimming pool and beautiful garden and the city beyond. The room and bath were spacious and the furnishings were of high quality, the bed one of the most comfortable we've found in our travels. Sleeping here was bliss. Staff can't do enough to make you comfortable and welcome.
The only minor drawback is that it is located in a residential area [embassies, private villas] so there isn't much located nearby in terms of restaurants or shopping. The streets are steep and cobblestones so walking can be treacherous for the uninitiated. Unless you eat at the hotel, you would probably need to be driven or take a taxi to dinner, ditto for getting into Lisbon's tourist attractions. We walked to two different restaurants that were 4-5 blocks away and believe me, it was not easy and we are very fit and wore flat shoes...
That said, the hotel is a lovely oasis for a visit to Lisbon.
- 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