Nestling in beautiful gardens on the most prestigious of Lisbon’s seven hills is a stately 19th century palace that houses the gracious 5 star Olissippo Lapa Palace hotel. The legendary quality and service of this hotel speak of a bygone era, while its comprehensive restoration has updated it to satisfy even the most demanding contemporary guest.
Enjoy the refreshing outdoor swimming pool or the comfort of a sun-lounger in the lavish sub tropical gardens. The spa is another treat, with a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, fully equipped gym and some of the finest spa treatments available.
Why Choose Lapa Palace Hotel
Lapa Palace has been placed among the best hotels in the world; this is not solely due to its prestigious location, or the splendour of its grounds, the luxury of the accommodation or its excellent facilities, the unrelenting attention to detail or superlative service. At the Lapa Palace all of these factors combine harmoniously for an unforgettable stay.
Accommodations at Lapa Palace Hotel
The Olissippo Lapa Palace has three sections. The original Palace, built in 1870, was completely renovated in 2003, with craftsmen recreating by hand furniture in the 18th century styles of the Portuguese monarchs João V, José and Maria I.
The Garden and Villa wings continue this classic Portuguese theme and here the sumptuous decor is informed by a more modern sensibility. In the Garden wing you’ll find spacious rooms on the first to the third floors facing the garden and the swimming pool; on the fourth to the sixth floors the rooms have views of the pool, garden, river and the city. For larger parties these rooms can interconnect.
The larger, beautifully-appointed Palace Deluxe Rooms are situated on the higher floors of the original Palace and afford magnificent views of the river, city and/or garden from their balconies and terraces. Rich fabrics and superior furnishings contribute to the tasteful elegance of these palatial rooms, each of which feature individual decoration. Exquisite details complement the whole, from the handsome marble en-suite bathrooms to the superb array of room amenities. Connecting rooms are available upon request.
Dining at Lapa Palace Hotel
The restaurants and bars of the Olissippo Lapa Palace are institutions among Lisbon’s cognoscenti. The Lapa Restaurant offers the highest quality Mediterranean cuisine, with distinct Italian flair. The ambiance is elegant and the spacious dining room is filled with light. Weather permitting, the terrace makes the experience even more spectacular, especially at night, with the twinkling lights of the castle on the opposite hill and the boats on the dark river.
The Rio Tejo Bar is a firm favorite for lighter fare or an informal drink. This is one of Lisbon’s most beautiful and exclusive retreats, with an intimate terrace overlooking the Tagus River. For afternoon tea there is a choice of more than 40 different teas and in the evening n the evening there is live piano music
During the summer months the Pavillon Restaurant is open at the outdoor swimming pool from 10:30 until the end of the afternoon. From here fresh fruit juices, cocktails and home made iced teas are served, together with light fare, such as sandwiches, salads and seafood.
Activities at Lapa Palace Hotel
The Lapa Palace Spa is the ne plus ultra in pampering, offering an enticing selection of Elemis spa treatments and products. The tranquil, luxurious atmosphere will transport you to a state of deep serenity.
Revitalizing massages are available daily. Here the most highly trained massage therapists tailor their skills to meet your exact requirements from Jet Lag treatments to Anti-Stress massage. Apart from deeply relaxing qualities, a combination of techniques help to improve blood and lymph circulation to promote health and healing. You can also enjoy these benefits in the open air massage cabin in the restful gardens close to the pool, with the fragrances, light and atmosphere contributing to your wellbeing. Massages are offered for specific parts of the body and the techniques include Esalen, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Stone Therapy. Aromatic baths, essential oils, chromotherapy, water temperature and pressure jets are employed to maximize the effect of the massage.
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Address: Rua do Pau da Bandeira, 4, Lisbon 1249-021, Portugal