I traveled to Lisbon for my mother in law's 60th Birthday. We were a family of 8 adults with a 21 month year old and looking for a trip that combined culture with relaxation. Arrival on the hotel was very impressive. The conceirge greated us with a friendly smile and it was apparent instantly that Lapa palace prides itself on it's service. This didn't change throughout the stay - service was faultless. Reception, conceirg, breakfast staff and spa staff provided strong customer service - I was very impressed with the level of service and the personal 'can do' helpful attitude that ran through this hotel.
The main negative was location. If you are happy to hop in a taxi (approximately 6 euro's to most local places) then this isn't neccessarily a down side for you. However I enjoy venturing out and seeing the culture of cities on foot and this was more difficult to do at this location - however I'm not sure this is a fault of the hotel more of the city! The spa also needs some improvement - I would not expect to see a five star hotel with a spa that has crumbling paint on the ceiling. This is a quick fix that I'd suggest would greatly improve perception of this hotel. Please dont let this put you off though - There are plenty of alternatives. The hotel is set in wonderful grounds and in warmer months you wouldn't need to venture to the spa anyway.
Overall I had a pleasent stay at this hotel. I would certainly recommend it to friends but with an air of caution if your are looking for somewhere that is accessible to most tourist attractions.
- 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