Three pools cover all the bases—indoor, outdoor and kiddie—plus a sauna
Lush, sub-tropical garden setting on a hill above the River Tagus
Oozes history—the Tower room was the Count’s dressing area
What To Know
Each room is decorated in a different style—consider whether you’re feeling more art deco or colonial
Located in the quiet embassy quarter, a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi from the city center
The Villa wing was built in 2002; rooms lack the royal backstory, but each has a balcony
Parking on site
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19th century palace with three pools, lush tropical gardens and stellar Mediterranean eats
From antique ceramics to free WiFi in every room, the drama of this 109-room converted palace is in the details. Suites swagger with gold-leaf walls and the original royal furniture; the Rio Tejo bar has a terrace overlooking the river, a pianist performing in the evenings and over 42 different kinds of tea; and there’s rare blue lobster on the menu in the Mediterranean-themed Lapa restaurant. It’s this kind of elegance that makes the hotel the crowning jewel in a neighborhood chock full of embassies and consulates.
In the Area
At the top of Lapa hill, the palace is surrounded by diplomatic buildings (and bodyguards), the gorgeous Basilica de Estrela with its stunning views of the city, and the Jardim de Estrela gardens. Wind down the hill to enjoy central Lisbon’s cobbled alleys, famous galleries such as the Ancient Art Museum, and renowned restaurants, like the Bica do Sapato, which serves modern Portuguese fare in a warehouse on the banks of the river and would be a sought-after reservation even if it weren’t co-owned by John Malkovich—but it is.
Olissippo Lapa Palace
Rua do Pau da Bandeira, 4
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Olissippo Lapa Palace is Lisbon (LIS-Portela) - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.