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Olissippo Lapa Palace

5 stars
Rua do Pau da Bandeira n4, Lisbon, 1249-021
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
8 reviews
Lapa Palace Lisbon

Of all the hotels we stayed at in Spain and Portugal this was by far the best. Outstanding staff,... See full review

  • Napa and Noma
  • Jun 2, 2014
Outstanding in every way !

The hotel was fabulous. Peaceful,beautiful gardens. The perfumed scent of the jasmine was... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 3, 2010
Stay at this 19th century palace overlooking the Tagus River in Lisbon
The Olissippo Lapa Palace, built in the 19th century, is set in a sub-tropical garden overlooking the Tagus River. From the hilltop where it resides, guests treat themselves to a world of luxurious pampering and amenities including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, Turkish steam bath, sauna, fully-equipped fitness center and full-service spa. Three different wings -- the Palace, Garden and Villa Lapa -- are decorated in uniquely different styles including art deco, colonial, Algarvian and neo-classical.
Highlights
  • 19th century palace
  • Surrounded by sub-tropical gardens
  • Spa amenities and swimming pool
Rooms
The 5-star palace boasts 109 double and twin rooms distributed among the three wings mentioned above. On average, expect Portuguese fabrics and furniture, neutral tone colors and comfortable amenities. Rooms are equipped with TV/VCR, marble bath with tub and handheld shower, towel warmer, air conditioner and pillow menu. A desk with a high-speed Internet connection is available in most rooms (fees apply). Additionally, the reception desk is open 24 hours a day in case any needs arise.
Features
The ambiance and atmosphere at the Olissippo Lapa Palace is one of a kind. Enjoy a meal on the terrace overlooking the lush landscape or indulge in a spa treatment before jumping into the heated, outdoor pool. For those looking to stay in shape, the fitness center is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dining options at the hotel include Restaurant Lapa, serving traditional Italian dishes, Le Pavillion, a poolside restaurant open only during the summer months and the Rio Tejo Bar, a great place for a cocktail or a cup of tea. Furthermore, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Transportation
  • Lisbon International Airport (8.3 mi/13.5 km)
Attractions
  • Bairro Alto (0.5 mi/1.2 km)
  • Alfama (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
Business­
  • Seven meeting rooms with capacity for 250 people
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available (fees apply)
  • Business center services including faxing, copying and printing available (fees may apply)

Olissippo Lapa Palace Rooms

River View - Standard Room
Located in the Garden wing on the 04th, 05th and 06th floors, all with balcony. Rooms enjoying down town Lisbon, Tagus River, pool and garden views. King, Queen or Twin beds and connecting rooms on request. Handicapped room available. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and separate shower on request. Approximately 40Sqm.
Pool & Garden View
Located in the Garden wing and in the Palace on the 1st, 02nd and 03rd floors, all with balcony overlooking the garden and/or pool. King, Queen or Twin beds rooms available on request. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and separate shower on request. Approximately 40Sqm.
River View - Junior Suite
Located in the upper floors of the Garden wing, all with balcony and beautiful views over the river and garden. All with large marble bathrooms with double sink and separate shower. Approximately 55Sqm.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

38.7068 -9.1634
Area served
Lisbon.
Nearby airports
Lisbon International Airport.
Area description
Standing on charismatic hills, Lisbon rises above the Tagus River. Well known by being one of the few capitals in South Europe that is located by the sea, Lisbon is the city of the seven hills. However, two hills may be distinguished by their location, on one side, Saint Jorge's Castle while on the other, the traditional Lapa Quarter, chosen by the Nobility and Gentry as their residential area par excellence.

Nearby points of interest

  • Praça do Comércio: 1.3 mi
  • 25 de Abril Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • Elevador da Glória: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Eduardo VII: 1.6 mi
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa: 1.6 mi
  • Lisbon Cathedral: 1.8 mi
  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian: 2.2 mi
  • Jerónimos Monastery: 2.6 mi
  • Entrecampos: 2.7 mi
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos: 2.8 mi
  • Estádio da Luz: 3.1 mi
  • Lisbon Oceanarium: 5.4 mi
  • Oriente Railway Station: 5.5 mi
  • Gare do Oriente: 5.6 mi
  • Atlantic Pavilion: 5.7 mi
  • Praça do Comércio: 1.3 mi
  • 25 de Abril Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • Elevador da Glória: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Eduardo VII: 1.6 mi
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa: 1.6 mi
  • Lisbon Cathedral: 1.8 mi
  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian: 2.2 mi
  • Jerónimos Monastery: 2.6 mi
  • Entrecampos: 2.7 mi
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos: 2.8 mi
  • Estádio da Luz: 3.1 mi
  • Lisbon Oceanarium: 5.4 mi
  • Oriente Railway Station: 5.5 mi
  • Gare do Oriente: 5.6 mi
  • Atlantic Pavilion: 5.7 mi
  • Vasco da Gama Bridge: 7.6 mi
  • Mafra National Palace: 18.5 mi

Dining

Le Pavillon
Poolside restaurant, opened during the summer months, offering unique cocktails, home made iced teas and fresh fruit juices around the pool. Open for lunch, serving a selection of sandwiches, fresh fish and seafood as well as light snacks and a wide selection of salads.
Restaurant Lapa
Delicious traditional dishes from Italy served in an elegant ambiance, with an excellent service. Executive Chef Giorgio Damasio. An unconditional believer in the usage of fresh seasonal ingredients, Giorgio does not intend to follow the trends of the last decade, the fusion creativity, which, in his opinion and using his own words, has caused more confusion than fusion. He prefers to follow the path of the cuisine of flavours, taste and tradition, presented, of course, with creativity and elegance. Young, creative, enthusiastic and passionate, he promises to bring to Lapa Palace the best that Mediterranean cuisine has to offer. Only the best and freshest products are used by our Chef to create a wide range of dishes. Menus change every season in order to provide our clients with the very best products available on the market.
Bar Rio Tejo
The bright Rio Tejo Bar is one of the most beautiful retreats in the city, ideal for a business meeting and an informal drink on the terrace overlooking the Tagus River.For the afternoon, Rio Tejo Bar has a tea menu to propose to you, offering a variety of 42 different types of tea selected from countries such as India, China, Vietnam and Japan. It has indoor and outdoor seating and is open from 10:30 am until 1:30 am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Olissippo Lapa Palace

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Napa and Noma
Tustin CA
Jun 2, 2014

Lapa Palace Lisbon

Of all the hotels we stayed at in Spain and Portugal this was by far the best. Outstanding staff, beautiful accommodations, and fantastic food. This is a must stay for anyone traveling to Lisbon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Get downtown to the main square to really get a feel for the city and flavor of the people and surroundings.

Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mzee
USA
Sep 27, 2012

The river view that wasn't

Stay was good. Enjoyed the hotel and amenities, had only one complaint: we heard a knocking noise in the AC pipes for several nights that was annoying, finally recorded it for maintenance which allowed them to figure out the source and fix it. Only other gripe is that the river view was blocked by foliage, and was more of a garden view. Amenities were nice. Service was pretty good. Distance from the center of Lisbon makes it a little less accessible on foot than centrally placed hotels, but its a short cab ride away (5-6 euros max).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York
Sep 27, 2010

Lisbon 2010

The best experiance that we have had on a vacation, could not have asked for more from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York
Sep 27, 2010

Lisbon 2010

The best experiance that we have had on a vacation, could not have asked for more from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York
Jun 3, 2010

Outstanding in every way !

The hotel was fabulous. Peaceful,beautiful gardens. The perfumed scent of the jasmine was incredible.The waterfalls gave a soothing sound. Exotic fish in the pond right outside my patio.Friendly helpful knowledgeable and very professional staff. Made arrangements for sight seeing a breeze. I wish that I had spent more time in the hotel as it was so perfect, but I wanted to see as much of Lisboa as time allowed. Breakfast was the only meal that we indulged in at the hotel. Every day we enjoyed fresh fruit that is available at home but the taste is so much more superior here. Ahh and the delightful pastries. Light ,unique and so delicious. I tried a different one or two every morning. I can't wait to return. It was the best hotel that I have ever stayed at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York
Jun 3, 2010

Outstanding in every way !

The hotel was fabulous. Peaceful,beautiful gardens. The perfumed scent of the jasmine was incredible.The waterfalls gave a soothing sound. Exotic fish in the pond right outside my patio.Friendly helpful knowledgeable and very professional staff. Made arrangements for sight seeing a breeze. I wish that I had spent more time in the hotel as it was so perfect, but I wanted to see as much of Lisboa as time allowed. Breakfast was the only meal that we indulged in at the hotel. Every day we enjoyed fresh fruit that is available at home but the taste is so much more superior here. Ahh and the delightful pastries. Light ,unique and so delicious. I tried a different one or two every morning. I can't wait to return. It was the best hotel that I have ever stayed at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kaxopa
Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 6, 2010

Excellent hotel

Hotel is suitably located, not far from Lisbon center. Cabs are not very expensive in Lisbon. Staff is super friendly and the hotel is beautiful. We had a gorgeous view on the river and the swimming pool. The only thing that we missed was a small basket of fruit or some other kind of complimentary "offer" upon arrival, as we are used to with other 5 star hotels (even some 4 star). Also, they should have coffee and tea in the room for that morning wake up shot on the balcony. The food was delicious (tried room service, fast and correct). They arranged for all kinds of dinner reservations and I would advise you to walk around the area and taste some local "pastelaria" at the many cafés nearby, very cheap and extremely tasty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Got to Café Cristal or café Valquiria for those typical Lisbon tastes and neighbourly environment.

Review of Olissippo Lapa Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kaxopa
Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 6, 2010

Excellent hotel

Hotel is suitably located, not far from Lisbon center. Cabs are not very expensive in Lisbon. Staff is super friendly and the hotel is beautiful. We had a gorgeous view on the river and the swimming pool. The only thing that we missed was a small basket of fruit or some other kind of complimentary "offer" upon arrival, as we are used to with other 5 star hotels (even some 4 star). Also, they should have coffee and tea in the room for that morning wake up shot on the balcony. The food was delicious (tried room service, fast and correct). They arranged for all kinds of dinner reservations and I would advise you to walk around the area and taste some local "pastelaria" at the many cafés nearby, very cheap and extremely tasty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Got to Café Cristal or café Valquiria for those typical Lisbon tastes and neighbourly environment.

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