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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Britania Hotel Lisbon