Lapa Palace          

 Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon − Portugal

Member of Leading Hotels of the World

The huge green area at the back of the Palace was transformed into a magnificent garden, giving the right balance of architecture to the Palace. Some of the famous artists who participated in the decoration of the Palace were Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro and Columbano, his very good friends. Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro was one of the greatest Portuguese ceramists of the 19th century. At the Count's request, he created for the Palace pieces of furniture and tiles. Columbano, the greatest portrait painter of his time, called by some the painter of broken souls painted the walls and ceilings of the original ballroom (today the Columbano Room) using the theme, Dancing through Times.

Lapa Palace

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Right after the earthquake in 1755, the first Baron of Porto Covo, Jacinto Fernandes Bandeira, built his house in S. Domingos Street, starting the creation of the Lapa district. Lapa means Moorish rock, from the original name “Lapa das Mouras”.

Approximately 115 years later, in 1870, the succeeding Viscount built for one of his sons a beautiful house in the Lapa District. Very disappointed that his son didn’t like it, the house was later sold to the Count of Valenças, who in 1877 decided to transform it into a Palace.

Although he was the Count of Valenças, his real name was Luís Leite Pereira Jardim, born in Coimbra in 1844, studied law and became a great doctor. He published many articles and magazines related to it. He moved to Lisbon in 1877 where he became a senator helping to improve schools and managed to achieve all his projects.

In 1887 he got the license to renovate the house and turns it the help of the best artists from that time. He built the tower in order to get a beautiful view of Lisbon and over the Tejo River.


  • 24h Reception
  • Concierge
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Indoor & outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Steam bath and Turkish bath
  • Gym
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Room for handicapped
  • Soundproofed room
  • All rooms non smoking
  • Specific area for smokers
  • Restaurants and Bar
  • 24h Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Multi-functional Meeting Rooms
  • Hotel stores
  • Business Center
  • Baggage storage
  • Safe
  • Shoe shine equipment
  • Lifts
  • Electric Car Charger Tesla and other (For Hotels Guests and Lapa Reastaurant and Bar Tejo clients)
  • Valet parking
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Exchange service
  • Rent a car
  • Kids playground
  • Babysitting by request
  • Film Library

Palace Superior Rooms

Located in the original Palace on the 06th floor, with either Juliet balconies or small balconies and magnificent views over the Tagus River and/or city. Queen, king or twin beds. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and most with separate shower. Approximately 40-50Sqm / 430-538Sqf.

  • Palace Deluxe Rooms

Located in the original Palace on the 05th, 06th and 07th floors, with magnificent views over the Tagus River, city and/or garden. All rooms are individually decorated and most with either Juliet balconies/small balconies or large terraces. Views over the Tagus river/city and/or garden. Queen, king or twin beds, connecting rooms available on request. Approximately 45-55Sqm / 484-592Sqf.

  • Tower Room

Located in the original Palace on the 07th floor. Portuguese style decoration with hand painted tiles “azuleijos” and wooden floor. Large King bedded room with sitting area. Two private balconies one of which is the turret of the original Palace. “Guarantee best view of Lisbon”. Large marble/Portuguese tile bathroom with double sink, separate shower and hydro massage. Approximately 84Sqm / 904Sqf.

  • Royal Suite

Located in the original Palace on the 05th floor. 19th century style decoration with large separate living room and beautiful terrace overlooking garden, river and city. King bed and separate closet space. Can be converted into a two or three bedroom suite. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, Jacuzzi and separate shower. Approximately 145Sqm / 1560Sqf.

  • Pool & Garden Rooms

Located in the Garden wing and in the Palace on the 1st, 02nd and 03rd floors, all with balcony overlooking the garden and/or pool. King, Queen or Twin beds rooms available on request. Connecting rooms available and also connecting with Garden Suite. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and separate shower on request. Approximately 40Sqm / 430Sqf.

  • River View Rooms

Located in the Garden wing on the 04th, 05th and 06th floors, all with balcony. Rooms enjoying down town Lisbon, Tagus River, pool and garden views. King, Queen or Twin beds and connecting rooms . Connecting rooms available and also connecting with River Junior Suite. Handicapped room available. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and separate shower on request. Approximately 40Sqm / 430Sqf.

  • Garden Suite

Located in the Garden wing, overlooking the garden and pool. Separate large living rooms and large balconies. King beds. Separate closet space. Some with 2 bathrooms and hydromassage/jacuzzi. Connecting rooms with Pool & Garden rooms available on request. Large marble bathrooms with double sink and separate shower. Approximately 100Sqm / 1076Sqf.

River Junior Suite

Located in the upper floors of the Garden wing, all with balcony and beautiful views over the river and garden. All with King beds and large marble bathrooms with double sink and separate shower. Connected rooms available with River View Rooms. Approximately 55Sqm / 592Sqf.

  • Villa Rooms

Located in the Villa wing on the 04th and 05th floors, all with balcony. The exclusivity of our Villa will allow you to have your own private garden on the 4th floor. King, or twin beds. Connecting rooms available on request. Large marble bathrooms with double sink, and separate shower. Approximately 50Sqm / 538Sqf.

Villa Suite

Located on the 06th floor of the Villa, with balconies overlooking the exclusive private garden. All with separate living room with King or Twin beds. Large marble bathrooms with double sink and separate shower. Approximately 75Sqm / 807Sqf.

Relax and Enjoy

Massages at Lapa Palace Spa by Elemis
The ancient art of massage induces relaxation, promotes healing and helps restore and maintain optimal health. It uses a combination of techniques to improve blood and lymph circulation. From 10 am to 7:30 pm the Spa offers massages of the highest standard by trained massage therapists skilled at tailoring treatments to suit the individual client.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Our outdoor pool, amidst beautiful and tranquil gardens dotted with ornamental fountains and streams, is heated from May to September at 25º Celsius in summer. A small children pool is also availabe close to the main pool. From the beginning of April to the end of September the pool is fully serviced and Le Pavilion restaurant offers the possibility of having a light meal or a drink by the pool, from 10 am to 7 pm (from May to September).

Indoor Swimming Pool

Our indoor pool offers a quiet setting with natural daylight and is heated at a temperature of 28º Celsius the full year. It is located in the Spa on the 3rd floor of the Garden Wing and is easily acessible by the rooms. A changing room is available, opening hours are from 8 am to 8 pm.

Sauna and Turkish Bath

Our sauna is located by the indoor pool and is available from 8 am until 7:30 pm. Aromatic oils and natural essences are used in our sauna to enhance and revitalize your wellbeing. The Turkish bath is located in the changing rooms of our indoor pool and functions from 8 am to 7:30 pm. This is a unisex space. Revitalizing eucalyptus natural essences are used in our steam room.

Cardio Fitness Gymnasium

Our Spa offers the possibility of exercise in our fully equipped gymnasium featuring modern equipment including cardio fitness control. The Gymnasium is open from 6.30 am until 10 pm, and assistance with the exercise machines and equipment is available from 10 am until 7:30 pm.


The Lapa Palace offers a stunning setting where you celebrate special occasions with style and elegance. Have a look to our Banquenting Kit and from a cocktail to a gala ball, we will make sure we provide you a personalized service that exceeds your expectations.

The event coordinators will be happy to help you recreate the atmosphere envisioned for your moment, allowing you to make sure that every detail will be taken into account. The privileged location in a quiet upscale neighborhood and the center of Lisbon, coupled with the richness of the hotel's outdoor spaces, contribute to the date of your event stay forever in everyone's memory.

Meeting Rooms

  • Luis XV & Columbano Rooms

The Columbano room is the signature room of the Hotel. The former ballroom of the original Palace, it features an original frescoed ceiling by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro. The Luís XV is one of the smallest rooms of the Palace. Once the Countess’s boudoir, it is usually used in combination with the Columbano room.

  • Lapa Ballroom

Recently redecorated, the Lapa Ballroom’s hand-painted blue Portuguese “azulejo” tiling evokes Lisbon’s triumphant past, the River Tagus and the Atlantic Ocean. State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment blends effortlessly in with this evocative environment to provide an exceptional experience.The Lapa Ballroom can be divided into two rooms, the Lapa Garden and the Lapa Terrace, one offering direct access to the garden, and the other to a terrace.

  • Alfama Auditorium

The Alfama Auditorium seats 86 persons on fixed seats with folding tables but its capacity may be increased to 120. It features a sound and projection cabin, large screen, video, slide and overhead projectors, DVD, microphones and sound equipment. The auditorium also has two separate cabins for simultaneous translation.

  • Estrela Room

With a small outdoor terrace and trees facing the swimming pool, the Estrela lends itself to a variety of functions, from breakout rooms to a cookery school set up. It can be used in combination with the Auditorium, as it allows access to the stage.

  • Monsanto Room

The Monsanto is the hotel breakfast room. After 11am, the room can be used as a private venue for other events, such as banquets and gala dinners. Its large bay windows look onto a terrace with palm trees, where outdoor barbecues and cocktail parties can be held.

  • Belém Room

Originally the armoury of the Palace, the Belém room is decorated in sumptuous medieval style with a fireplace and a private bathroom. Its location on the lobby level, near the restaurant, makes it ideal for private dinners or as a boardroom.

Lapa Restaurant

At Lapa Restaurant you can find delicious traditional Mediterranean dishes served in an elegant ambiance, with an excellent service. Click here to download our Lapa Restaurant Winter Menu.
To help you find out which wine goes well with your meal we recomend that you have a look at our Wine List. (Soon we will be publishing the new Winter Wine List)

On the other hand, if you rather prefer to know what Delicious Desserts our "Patisserie" prepared for this Winter just have a look at our Desserts Menu.

** Winter Novelty ** Lunches at the Lapa - Following this Spring / Summer success Lunches at the Terrace, we kept our focus and simplified our Winter Restaurant Menu, so that you can keep enjoying the little essentials. Taste our Winter Suggestions for Lunch time at Lapa Restaurant, overvlooking one of the Beautiful Centennial Gardens of Lisbon.

Le Pavillon Restaurant

The Pool Restaurant Le Pavillon, is now closed until next Spring/Summer Season 2017.

Normally opens from May until September, offering unique cocktails, homemade iced teas and fresh fruit juicesaround the pool. Open for lunch, serving a selection of sandwiches, fresh fish and seafood as well as light snacks and a wide selection of salads.

Rio Tejo Bar

The bright Rio Tejo Bar is one of the most beautiful retreats in the city, ideal for a business meeting and an informal drink on the terrace overlooking the Tagus River.
For the afternoon, Rio Tejo Bar has a Tea Menu to propose you, from 3:45 pm to 6:30 pm, offering a variety of 30 different types of tea selected from countries such as India, China, Vietnam and Japan.
It has indoor and outdoor seating and is open from 10:30 am until 1:30 am. Live piano music from 7 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.


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Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.

Hotel: Lapa Palace

Address: Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4 1249-021 Lisbon

Region: Lisbon

Country: Portugal

Official website:

Telephone: +351 21 3949494

Fax: +351 21 3950665

Hotel email:

Situated at the heart of Lisbon, close to the city’s best shopping centers, the hotel is located on a very prestigious area; embassies and consulates from all over the world are to be found here.
The hotel is only 20-30 minutes away from the airport and 5 minutes from the live and buzzing docks area.

GPS coordinates
Latitude 38°42'24.38"N
Longitude 9° 9'50.23"W

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