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Olissippo Lapa Palace 5.0

Lapa, Lisbon, Estremadura

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  • Housed in a 19th century palace in upscale Lapa neighborhood
  • Elegant rooms with classic decor and modern amenities
  • Marble bathrooms with double vanities and L’Occitane toiletries
  • Wonderful (and expensive) dining options and 24-hour room service
  • Lovely outdoor pool with seasonal bar service
  • Upscale spa with treatment rooms, a sauna, Turkish baths, and an indoor heated pool
  • Small but well-equipped fitness center
  • Excellent service


  • Few public transportation options nearby
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

Housed in a 19th century palace in a quiet, upscale neighborhood, the Olissippo Lapa Palace is one of the most iconic luxury hotels in Lisbon. It is known among well-heeled couples and business travelers for its excellent service, upscale amenities, and elegant rooms with modern conveniences. It boasts a wonderful spa, a lovely outdoor pool, fine and casual dining options (all pretty pricey), and classic decor throughout. But there’s a pesky fee for Wi-Fi, and the location is a little secluded, with only tram 25 and a couple of buses running nearby.

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In ritzy Lapa, home to embassies and restaurants -- but far from attractions, shopping and nightlife

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The Olissippo Lapa Palace is located on a quiet street lined by beautiful homes with lush gardens. Its setting, on one of the multiple hills, allows for gorgeous views of the Tagus River and the city. There are a few restaurants nearby, but no stores or nightlife, and only the National Museum of Ancient Art is within walking distance.

Lapa is an upscale neighborhood in western Lisbon, home to embassies and elegant houses. The area is pretty quiet and makes for a great break from the hustle and bustle of the city center, which can feel crowded at times, especially around the historic center. Those who want to explore the city on foot or prefer to be closer to public transportation might feel a bit removed from the main attractions, as only tram 25 and a couple of buses run in the area. However, taxis will generally be more convenient, and they’re reasonably cheap and easy to find.

  • 20-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport
  • 7-minute walk to the National Museum of Ancient Art
  • 14-minute walk to Santos train stop
  • 16-minute bus ride to Bairro Alto
  • 17-minute bus ride to Baixa neighborhood
  • 20-minute bus ride to Praca do Comercio, a beautiful plaza facing the river
  • 20-minute bus ride to Eduardo VII Park
  • 22-minute bus ride to the Santa Justa historic elevator, with great views
  • 22-minute bus ride to Casa dos Bicos
  • 23-minute bus ride to Rossio Square
  • 10-minute drive to Alfama
  • 10-minute drive to the National Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal coaches in the world
  • 12-minute drive to the Jeronimos Monastery
  • 13-minute drive to the Belem Tower
  • 13-minute drive to St. George's Castle

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Rua do Pau da Bandeira, 4, Lisbon, Central Portugal 1249-021, Portugal

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