Olissippo Lapa Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 19th-century palace overlooks the Tagus River in the peaceful Lapa embassy district
- Previous guests have included Rod Stewart, Cher & Paul McCartney
- Home to the only outdoor pool in Lisbon that is open all year round, a spa & gourmet restaurant
- St Jorge’s Castle is nearby & it’s a 5-minute walk to the Santo Amaro Docks
Sitting high on a hill in Lisbon’s embassy district, the 5-star Olissippo Lapa Palace is in an excellent position to offer guests impressive views over the city. And what guests there has been -- Rod Stewart, Cher, Bono and Paul McCartney have all stayed in the past. The property was built in the 19th century as a palace for local nobility and many of the original features are still scattered throughout.
While a little removed from the city centre, the hotel is a short (and inexpensive) taxi ride away from town, and just two blocks from the nearest tram stop (Estrela Basilica). The upside of not staying in the heart of the action is the peace and space that this resort benefits from. It's surrounded by tropical gardens and boasts the only outdoor pool in Lisbon to be open all year round (heated May-September). For those who also want to appreciate the local nightlife, the bars and restaurants of Santo Amaro Docks are five minutes away.
Back at the hotel, the rather formal Lapa Restaurant serves impressive Mediterranean cuisine. There is a tasting menu available, or order dishes such as the truffled egg soufflé over a white asparagus broth, a taglioni verdi au gratin, or hand fished sea bass from the à la carte menu. There is also a poolside restaurant (open April-September), and light meals are served at the Bar Rio Tejo, as well as more than 50 types of tea and live piano music on Tuesday-Saturday evenings. In the mornings, Champage is served alongside an impressive hot and cold buffet.
The bedrooms in the Palace Wing are decorated in several different styles, including Art Deco, colonial and oriental finishes. Rooms in the Garden Wing are plainer but have their own balconies with views of the grounds. Across both, expect impressive bathrooms with toiletries that include sun cream and after sun, free Wi-Fi, and an impressive pillow menu (try the aromatherapy option). Small bathrobes and slippers are provided for children (on request) and there is a DVD player and film library in every room.
Younger guests will also enjoy the separate outdoor children’s pool, and there is an opulent spa for grownups with an indoor pool, well equipped gym, steam baths and massage rooms.
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Pool bar
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Parking (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Check-in time starts at 02pm Check-out time is 12pm Know Before You Go
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Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
- A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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