When my husband said he'd like us to stay in Lisbon in a boutique hotel that wasn't up a hill I thought I would have a struggle to find something that met the bill. Then I came across Brown's. It was stylish, in a modern urban and, well, brown sort of way, and not only not up a hill, but very central with bus, metro and tram stops within a couple of minutes walk as well as plenty of restaurants.
Our medium room was large enough, though the wide-but-thin bathroom was a bit cramped. Great shower though. Having the small kitchen area was excellent for breakfast, and keeping the vinho verde chilled, though for us a toaster would have been more use than the electric rings. The in-room computer with free wifi was also a great benefit. The bed was comfortable, but the lighting in the room wasn't quite right. The ceiling lights over the bed were rather bright and hot, and there was no light in the table area. The lighting in the kitchen bit was fine as task lighting but didn't extend beyond that area. An enormous anglepoise which could potentially have been directed anywhere didn't have a bulb, and we never remembered to ask about it.
For what we got, the price was excellent - one of the best value hotels we have ever stayed in.
We'd recommend the restaurant O Bacalhoeiro just up the road - simple and basic, but superb fish, perfectly cooked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brown’s Downtown Hotel is the coolest hotel in Lisbon downtown.Staying in our hotel means to undergo singular sensations. The building dates from the XVIII century, but is completely rebuilt with contemporary lines and materials. The lobby combines pieces of well-known designers, good music and an informal reception. Trendy rooms, equipped with up-to-date technology and a functional kitchenette are offered to ease our guests’ stay.Brown’s Downtown is design. Brown’s Downtown is hi-tech.Brown’s Downtown is smiling staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brown`s Downtown Hotel Lisbon