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“Excellent service. Afternoon teas to die for !”
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Britania Hotel
Ranked #5 of 254 Hotels in Lisbon
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

An excellent hotel (33 rooms only) of great character / history with very well-trained staff. All rooms face out to the quiet back-street (6 rooms on each of 5 floors with 3 suites on the 6th). Because we stayed for a week we were upgraded to a superior room (room 52) which was great. Fresh clean sheets EVERY day ! (even the toilet roll was changed to a fresh one daily!). 32" digital Samsung TV (40 channels). Spotlessly clean. Tea making facilities in bedroom. Cork tiles mean you can move about soundlessly at night! Also little sound can be heard from the street. Very comfortable beds. Breakfast was excellent; fresh orange juice, pastries, bread, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, hot bacon/scrambled eggs/tomatoes/sausages/mushrooms/courgettes. Also plenty of good tea/coffee or if you like you can even spoil yourself and have your pick from the Nespresso coffee machine at breakfast. Financial Times newspaper and Lisbon guides available.

Amongst all the very helpful and excellent staff, we found the Ukranian lady (Tatiana), who was in charge of breakfast,to be the sweetest and most delightful! But all the staff are superb.

You cannot review this hotel without mentioning the afternoon teas (available 5pm to 9pm) where white tea is served in the library with a selection of pastries. Also port and gingha for an aperitif. These complimentary goodies are frequently replenished by the bar staff (thank you Jefferson!).

It's very difficult to find anything bad to say about this wonderful, historic,quaint and excellently-situated hotel. (If there was one thing it would may be the sounds from neighbouring rooms but this is really picking holes!). Congratulations to all the management and staff.

We went in January 2014 (very rainy!) but loved Lisbon, especially enjoying trips on the railway to Sintra and along the cost to Cascais / Estoril. About £5 return each. Also, get a daily 6 euro travel ticket and use it to travel on the Metro,buses,venicular and trams (take tram no. 28 from Rossio square and travel around the city for a fun hour).

Thank you Britania. We hope to be back very soon!

Room Tip: 6 rooms per floors 1-5, 3 on floor 6 . Probably little difference between any in the hotel on floors...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

My friend and I stayed there for several nights.

PROs:

- central location;
- staff (Pedro was the best!!);
- great breakfast (10 only euro if you prepay);
- own garage;
- nice Xmas decoration and interior (we had our room on the last floor with patio) of the room;
- free wifi smartly setup - it remembers your IP and mext time you dont have to login, good and stable signal (in the room);
- tea and coffee amenities in the room;
- even a complimentary bottle of wine ))
- also we got free tickets on a classic concert!

CONs:

- not a very rich choice of bath amenities (no hair conditioner for example);
- mixing faucet was working bad (every time one opens a washbasin while a shower was working - the last one gets a shock wave of a icy water));
- a/c even if were set on "low fan" was blowing our heads away )); and a bit noisy;
- pyjamas were put on dirty suitcases;
- a bit narrow elevator;
- opposite building was too close, so a bit irritating - always had to think to close the curtains in the evenings.

The rates are low, the service is excellent, the staff is remarkable - what else do you need to take a decision?! )) Go ahead!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Marina_Ivashina
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HeritageLisbon, General Manager at Britania Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your feedback. Whilst we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are very sorry to learn that not everything was to your satisfaction.
We are checking the technical issues that you refer to. Concerning the room amenities, there are some items that are available on demand, like the hair conditioner. This and other first necessity items are listed in the room directory and you just have to contact our reception.
Thank you once more for your comments and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to Lisbon and provide you with an even more satisfactory stay.
Yours sincerely,
Diogo Laranjo
General Manager

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Have just returned from spending a week in Lisbon staying at the Hotel Britania - a wonderful Art Deco building in the heart of Lisbon. From the moment of our arrival to the point of our departure we were made to feel so welcome by the hotel staff - nothing was too much trouble and everything was accompanied by a warm smile. Front desk restaurant recommendations were accurate, the rooms large and beautifully furnished - complete with a never ending supply of port wine. Breakfasts were good - only area that needs improvement is the quality of the room service menu. Close by are a row of small and inexpensive restaurants offering authentic portuguese delights. This hotel ranks as one of the best of the very many hotels that I have stayed in.

Room Tip: Go for a superior room
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Hailmary1956
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

very comfortable even offered us coffee and tea and swiftly helped us arrange a city tour. The hotel was spotless with very elegant décor. Breakfast was lovely. The evening concierge suggested we try a local restaurant named Gina's. Don't miss it. The food will melt in your mouth. The weather mid-Nov. was fine. We will return.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ILOVE2TRAVEL102682
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a really nice hotel! Just off the Ave de Libertad, yet in a quiet street. Unpretentious, with large and comfortable rooms, and a great atmosphere. But the thing which puts the hotel at the top of the league is their service. They are so helpful, friendly without being intrusive, and they make your stay really enjoyable. I look forward to going to Lisbon again, and will definitely try to go to the Britania.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

December 2013, I stayed there by myself. The room was with two beds (unexpectedly for single use), quite spacious, very clean and well equipped. The service of staff was perfect and they are all attentive. The breakfast was gorgeous. Location - close to everything, walking distance to many areas. I liked the curtain (drapes), which made the room perfectly dark - I could slept in until 12pm after a big night out.
I would definitely like to stay in this hotel again and recommend to anyone who visit Lisbon.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank Tanulok
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Britania for nearly a week. We thought it was terrific. The building itself, built in 1942 when the rest of Europe was immersed in war, is elegant and the distinctive Art Deco design has been carefully preserved. Our room was good sized and well appointed if not luxurious; two arm chairs for relaxing, for example.

The location is great. It is in a stylish neighborhood, 10 minutes from the center of everything but quiet and pleasant. The hotel is literally a few steps from the Metro. In general, we found the Lisbon Metro an easy, inexpensive and attractive way of getting around and the hotel's proximity to a station was a big plus. There are also quite a few good restaurants very close by.

The staff was wonderful. Everyone was genuinely friendly and helpful. All of the people with whom we interacted substantively spoke excellent English (and apparently French, Spanish and German to boot). Ana, who seemed to be on the desk most mornings, was a particularly important resource. She knew how to get everywhere, had good advice about priorities amongst sights in light of our interests, provided great restaurant suggestions and, in general, made our visit more fun with her infectious enthusiasm.

The hotel has some nice touches. They serve tea (and port) every afternoon at 5. On Christmas Eve, the hotel chain (of 5 boutique hotels in the same vicinity) organized a Christmas buffet for guests visiting over the holiday that was excellent and quite enjoyable. We were provided with port for a night cap (or whatever) in our room and a fresh bottle of quite good port to take home as a souvenir.

A great place!

Room Tip: I didn't have the sense that there were inferior rooms.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TomBrunner
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Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#3 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#5 Green Hotel in Lisbon
#7 Business Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: $158 - $1,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Britania Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only surviving original Art Deco hotel in Lisbon, with a touch of modern whimsical nuances, this small hotel is unique. Dating from 1944 and designed by the famous Portuguese modernist architect Cassiano Branco, it retains its original soul. Meticulously recuperated , it was combined with nowadays technologies in order to offer all actual comfort. The Hotel Britania is perfectly located in a quiet street just off the exclusive Avenida da Liberdade. ... more   less 
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