A friend recommended this hotel, and were we ever glad we took her advice! It is a beautiful, traditionally styled hotel in what used to be a private palace. The suite we were in was unexpectedly large and decked out in a pink and yellow (not garish, but oddly soothing). And the bathroom was no slouch, either: all marble, nice bathtub, separate shower, bidet, double sink, the works. One of the thoughtful touches they provided in the bathroom was a bottle of refreshing Portuguese orange water. A small thing, perhaps, but it made you feel pampered.
The hotel itself is quite rambling, with flights of stairs in places you don’t expect leading who knows where. A short walk down the garden path takes you to a treed pool area that makes you feel as if you were in a resort, rather than a city hotel. We didn’t get around to eating at the restaurant, though we did have breakfast (very nice) and managed to get to the bar on time for afternoon tea.
The hotel is located in a quiet residential area that is a lot of fun to explore. To reach the major tourist attractions you’ll need to take a taxi (not a problem) or try to figure out the tram system (which we didn’t manage to do). Overall a wonderful experience.
- 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