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Olissippo Lapa Palace

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Rua do Pau de Bandeira 4, Lisbon 1249-021 Portugal
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#19 of 320 hotels in Lisbon
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children's playground
Car hire
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Cynthia P wrote a review Dec 2021
San Jose, California2269 contributions321 helpful votes
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Nice restored old hotel. Thoughtful touches throughout the hotel and rooms. Our room was spacious with a balcony and view of the pool and river. Comfortable bed. Upgraded amenities. European style outlets so remember your adaptors (although I expect the hotel has some available to lend). Very nice breakfast buffet. Staff is excellent and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Susana Gerardo, Serviços ao cliente/atendimento at Olissippo Lapa Palace
Responded 15 Dec 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your experience at The Lapa Palace on TripAdvisor. It is always very gratifying to receive such positive comments regarding our hotel, the spaciousness room, the view, the breakfast, and especially the staff. We dearly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon on your next trip! until then, I wish you the very best. Susana Gerardo
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Debra K wrote a review Nov 2021
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I felt like royalty during our stay at the Olissippo Lapa Palace . It is a true old world European luxury hotel. The service is impeccable; The hotel is immaculate. The staff were warm and welcoming, and very responsive. The lobby and public rooms actually looked like a palace with frescoes, hand painted tiles, and lush decor. We had a gorgeous room with a balcony overlooking the water. Sweet! I wasn’t expecting the stunning outdoor pool and gorgeous patio. And lo and behold there was even an indoor pool! Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit! The only drawback is that the hotel is not particularly centrally located. There are some very steep cobblestone streets in the surrounding area, but that’s Portugal. The hotel makes it exceptionally easy to get cabs and the cabs are very reasonably priced. In spite of this I would still recommend a stay there. I only wish we could’ve spent more time there. I’ll be back if it kills me.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Susana Gerardo, Serviços ao cliente/atendimento at Olissippo Lapa Palace
Responded 9 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, We are very honored to learn that you felt like royalty in our beautiful Lapa Palace. Mentioning the Impeccable service, that`s our goal, and knowing we achieved it makes us move stronger. So thank you for sharing! We are also very fortunate to have this stunning property in the middle of Lisbon. I know that the hotel is a little bit out of the center but as you saw it is not far by taxi, 5 minutes ride will take you to the bustling city, and at the end of the day you are back to a peaceful and quiet area, provided with the most beautiful views of the river and city. I truly hope you can revisit us and allow us to serve you again shortly. until then I wish you the very best. Susana Gerardo Guest Relations
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Dan I wrote a review Oct 2021
Somerset West, South Africa30 contributions11 helpful votes
I have been staying in many top class hotels in the world, including "real" Palaces but this one really stands out. I write "real" Palaces because this one though name "palace" is only ranked 4 stars but should be granted with 5 if you consider the quality or the hotel, its facilities and the service. We stayed there for 4 nights with two children in a connecting room. The rooms are large and comfortable. We had a superb view on the River and the beautiful garden. Everything was working to perfection in the rooms, nothing to report, which is rare nowadays. Everything was top, from towels quality to shower, bath, balcony, bed, space, organisation of the room, etc. everything just where it has to be as it has to be in a top class hotel. The hotel facilities are great with a very good restaurant in house and a nice terrace for the breakfast. If I could only make one suggestion, is to have the breakfast terrace on the inner side of the hotel, overlooking at the garden. Breakfast choice was complete with a large choice of quality and fresh products. The hotel has an absolutely beautiful peaceful garden with lots of trees, fontains, river, birds and a beautiful swimming pool and poolhouse. We spent a lot of time visiting the city but had we know from the start, maybe we would have spent much more time at the pool. moreover, the pool is situated in a niche, protected by the trees, offering little openings to the wind, so it is a warm place, even in the mid-seasons. In summer, the trees will offer a nice shadow. We did not use the other facilities of the hotel such as the gym and spa but I trust they are in line with the rest! Last but not least: the staff is the nicest we have met in Portugal (who are as a standard already very polite and nice people!). They are outstandingly polite and ready to help, increadibly efficient in dealing with your requests and welcome you like your family! Tow last (but not least again) things that come to my mind as I write it: price is what it is and may be seen as expensive for many people but compared to other hotels in Lisbon, it is definitively a great value for the price if you consider the quality of the hotel. It becomes an unbeatable value for the price if you consider on top of that the location of the hotel: it is not right in the "hot" spots of the city but it is around 10mns walking distance from it. You have beautiful sights on the River AND it is in a quite spot with little trafic. On a Saturday we heard music coming from a discotheque nearby but that was the only noise that sligthly disrupted our sleep. You can not say the same for other hotels who are right in the hot spots. Its location is really interesting because you are very close to many good spots and that is really a value rather than being located in one defined place. A big big thanks for this wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: family rooms are large and spacious for children. views from the top floors are great.
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Responded 2 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, A big big thank you for this wonderful review. I am so happy to read that you had such a pleasurable time with us and that you have enjoyed the spaciousness room, the view of the River and the beautiful garden, the swimming pool, the quality of our breakfast, the location, as you said everything, top class. I am also delighted that our staff provided you with “ incredibly efficient in dealing with your requests” and with friendly, polite, and helpful service during your stay. I dare to say that they are our best feature and we are all very proud of that. I will share your comments with the entire team that will continue making all efforts to guarantee that Lapa Palace can be your Home in Lisbon. Until your next visit, I wish you all the best. Susana Gerardo Guest Relations
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Donna M wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York71 contributions34 helpful votes
We loved the Lapa Palace. Second time there. We were upgraded to a large room with a beautiful pool and river view. We enjoyed relaxing on the balcony. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. Beautiful Palace! Our breakfast was included, and we ate breakfast every day outside overlooking the pool and it was delicious and every day we arrived back from touring and went straight to the outside bar where we had either drinks or tea and snacks. The staff were all truly terrific. They provided us with great recommendations for sightseeing, shopping and our dinner reservations. One night we asked them to tell us where they ate instead of where all the tourists eat, and the concierge showed us where he eats with his friends. It looked great to us, we took 20-minute taxi ride to it and it truly was terrific and very authentic. We loved it. The location of the hotel was great. Easy walking, taxi, etc. The hotel has a ton of character, which is complimented perfectly by the staff, all of whom were friendly, funny, and warm. Best thing about the Lapa is their staff. Each one of them are terrific. We highly recommend Lapa Palace, and we very much look forward to our return visit. Thank you for all you did to make our trip such a memorable one! You have an amazing place! Donna & George from NYC
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 19 Oct 2021
Dear Donna and George, From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your kinds words about our staff and the service level you experienced with us at the Lapa Palace. You know that making our guests return home enchanted is our number one objective so, there is no better satisfaction than reading that our teams succeed in this. I am immensely pleased to hear that you will return. I can assure you that our terrific staff is all looking forward to the opportunity of looking after you on your next visit for another memorable stay in our beautiful Hotel. until then, I wish you the very best
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Luv2TravelNY15 wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York151 contributions139 helpful votes
We loved the Lapa Palace. The front desk staff is exceptional. The man on the front desk who looks a bit like Stanley Tucci was spot on every recommendation. He got us situated day one for seeing the sites and how to structure our day. His dinner recommendation of an Italian restaurant near the hotel (once it was clear we didn’t want to dine at the hotel) was one of the best meals I have had. Breakfast buffet is plentiful. Our room was spectacular — facing the water with a terrace, with a big King sized bed. The hotel is located outside the main touristy area and it does require a decent walk uphill or a tram back. But it was perfect way to end your day overlooking the garden sipping a mojito. We would return in a flash. We appreciated the pay for 2, stay for 3 night deal as well.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 12 Oct 2021
Dear Guest, First of all, I would like to thank you for elect the Lapa Palace for your stay in Lisbon. I am so glad to read that we took good care of you and that you classified the front desk staff as "exceptional"; We will gladly share your praise with our staff members, especially with the one you found that looks a bit like Stanley Tucci. Let me confess, he does! In addition, I want to thank you for commenting about the plentiful buffet breakfast and the spectacular room you had that gives you the possibility of ending a day overlooking the magnificent garden, the lovely river sipping a mojito, a delicious mojito for sure! We truly hope you can revisit us very shortly for another great stay, and in your words, at this perfect Lisbon Oasis. In the meantime, stay safe, and be well. Susana gerardo Guest Relations
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USD 311 - USD 413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olissippo Lapa Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Ancient Art (0.3 km), Tapada das Necessidades (0.4 km), and Kings & Queens (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Come Prima Restaurante Italiano, Restaurante Raízes, and 3 Amigos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Olissippo Lapa Palace offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olissippo Lapa Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Olissippo Lapa Palace?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (3.8 km), Castelo de S. Jorge (2.7 km), and Panteao Nacional (3.5 km).