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Olissippo Lapa Palace
Why we like it
- Olissippo Lapa Palace stands on one of Lisbon's seven hills, in the Bairro da Lapa quarter - an area traditionally favoured by the nobility and upper classes
- Choose between the Palace or Garden Wings or Villa Lapa where all rooms
- The hotel has an excellent Mediterranean restaurant, and Le Pavillion the pool restaurant serving light lunches
- Lapa Palace spa offers a range of massages and treatments, as well as a traditional Hammam.
- Swimming pool is heated May to September
- We recommend the Superior rooms
The Rio Tejo Bar has a tea menu offering a variety of 42 different types of tea selected from countries such as India, China, Vietnam and Japan.
"Tea is totally unique - her knowledge of the local area is unsurpassed. Mishlav has a love of his city and it shows. We learnt more from Ivo in a morning than we could find out in the previous six months. I would thoroughly recommend every single one of them - they are all a credit to A&K "
- PS, Essex
The Olissippo Lapa Palace, originally a stately home (or Palacetes), was built in 1870 for a noble Portuguese family. Set in the most elegant residential area of Lisbon, it is now among the most refined in Portugal. The Lapa's grand exterior rises amongst lush gardens and is the very epitome of elegance and class.
The 109 rooms are spread across the hotel's colonial core and two modern wings and lovingly appointed. All feature Portuguese furniture made in Paços de Ferreira, where excellent craftsmen have recreated the styles of D. João V, D. Maria I and D. José. Every room and suite has a different style - you will find Art Deco, Colonial, Algarvian and Neo-Classic. With the addition of a range of modern comforts, they provide truly luxurious living spaces.
Located in the sleepy Embassy district, this hotel is just five minutes by taxi from the heart of Lisbon.
Best time to be there
Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot, especially in the sheltered bays of the
Algarve in the south, though this region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months. Madeira and the Azores benefit from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, so can be visited year round.
Faro and Lisbon (British Airways); Porto and Funchal (Tap Air Portugal)
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Nights: 6 | from £1,395pp
Link Portugal’s two main cities via a combination of flamboy-ant palaces, fishing villages, world-class wineries, tumbling towns and an abundance of delicious traditional cuisine.