Traveling with three teenagers, being a single mother, is probably not the most relaxing vacation. And yet, the staff at the Lapa Palace created an environment that left us all with incredible memories. We had much laughter on this trip. The moment of arrival is key. First impressions count. We arrived to the warm smile of the marvelous doorman. And, Rita and Hugo and Hugh at the front desk immediately drew us in. Portuguese history and charm enveloped us. We were shown to our beautiful accomodations. The view from the balcony took our breath away. I would describe the furnishings as very French with wonderful color schemes. The rooms are spacious and attention to every detail is taken. The pool is wonderful. I travel frequently and we are very fortunate to have stayed in many five star hotels throughout the world. The Lapa Palace is a gem. I almost do not want to say how much I adore this hotel because I would like to keep this secret. The warmth of the entire staff, the beauty of the hotel, the attention to detail while respecting history, the feeling of total security, the knowledgeable answers from staff consistently and the constant overall effort to please warmed all our hearts. I believe this was our most favorite family vacation ever. We will return over and over. PS Go to the bar at night and listen to the piano player = the music will transform you. And, if you love to sail, rent the Harfang. PT with Alex at the helm - a totally unique and wonderful way to see Lisbon and beyond with teens. I admit it - I'm a spoiled traveler. However, of all the hotels I've stayed in, the Lapa Palace is my favorite. Truly, everything was perfect. We were embraced by the heart and soul of Portugal here.
- 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