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“nice hotel in lisbon” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brown's Downtown
Ranked #53 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice hotel in lisbon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed in Browns for one night and found it pleasant, rooms very clean, well equipped, good shower; staff that we met at reception were friendly and helpful; we did not have breakfast; hotel is situated in a quiet street but it may have been particularly quiet since the road is under repair.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I loved our stay at this hotel in Lisbon - you are in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Lisbon. The hotel has the most beautiful and well designed interior, something which we loved. There is no breakfast available but you are in walking distance to their local eatery which serves fantastic food, and also we started every morning with a traditional Portuguese coffee from the free vending machine available to all guests. I would definitely recommend this hotel. My only negative comment was the lack of natural light in our room, however the room was so beautiful it made up for it. Also, the mac pc in our room proved popular to listen to music as well as to do our research of the city on. Overall a fantastic trip.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alice_allen
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This extremely comfortable hotel in the centre of Lisbon was very well equipped with little extras and technology. There was a iPad and mac in the room with Internet access, which was very handy. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

It's kind of difficult to write this review, as we were very impressed at first when we checked in, but after a few days we were sitting with a handful of things that was getting on our nerves.

First of all. This hotel is really hip and trendy. the exterior looks like a stylish french restaurant, and the lobby is industrial with all sorts of design furniture. This was accompanied with magazines such as GQ, Esquire, etc etc.

As a young couple we really liked this style. The staff was amazing and they had room 410 ready for us already at noon. We were given the key, yes key, and headed off. Rooms were really nice and packed with details and gadgets. iMac, iPad, iPhone/Pod docking station, LED TV, Pillow menu, cool lamps etc. We even had a small kitchenette in the room.

Everything brilliant so far. As I'm heading towards the negatives, I just want to make sure they were no biggie, but over time they start to annoy.

The hotel is not isolated, so you get to hear every sound and every one who is in the hall or on the way to their rooms. Wooden floors and high heels doesn't go well together, so I really think they should have some carpets in the hallways. This goes for the rooms as well. I can understand that it's easy to clean, chilly when hot etc but the noise was at least my main concern. The other concern was as others have stated, the bathroom. Looked like work, still in progress as the sliding door was still being fitted, no paint, black stains between tiles, soaking bathroom after the shower, leaking underneath the sink.

Then there was the wifi. Couldn't connect, then got connected and disconnected again. Really a pain in the.. iMac worked fine though, but we wanted to use our own ipad as well, since the one in the room has been glued to the bench.

All in all, the hotel was nice. Details and twists everywhere, and we liked that. The Baixa area has everything and the hotel is directly in the middle of everything. Book it when rates are cheap, cause when you pay £600 for three nights, you expect the little extra.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Berkshire
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Overall recommended, rooms a little small but isn't that always the way in old European cities? Fantastic reception staff.

A lot of high tech in the rooms; iPads, iPod docks, led tv but the shower leaks terribly. Seems silly!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jontysafe
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London
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58 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Set in a lovely building, in the heart of Lisbon, you could not ask for a better location. Our room had no view as it faced inward, but that was a positive as there was the Festival of Sant Antonio taking place outside and we wanted some sleep (as did baby!). The room was very comfortable and packed with gadgets, as described by others. The shower was amazing but it did dump water all over the bathroom floor. That should be easily fixable by Brown's. Our room was described as an 'apartment', as they had packed in a tiny kitchen area. Whilst the room was quite small, the kitchen area would be useful if you were staying longer. Overall the room felt quite cluttered.

The staff were extremely helpful, and the lobby is a very attractive area. No breakfast is included but they have a deal with their sister cafe around the corner. No parking included, we used a public one at "Mondiz". Flawed, but recommended and reasonable value. Would use again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TK1London
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

we stayed on the sixth floor suite and we enjoyed ourselves very much.
it is true, the bathroom is a mess after the shower, you can hear everything that happens nextdoor and the wifi was
not what they call "highspeed" .
but the vibe and location of the hotel along with the very nice staff made our stay very pleasant.
i can definitely recommed the hotel and i would book it again without hesitation.
the suite (602) was beautiful and stylish and if it were'nt for the internet and noise issue , it would have gotten
the full 5 stars. my 4 year old woke up at 7.30 am and he's not very aware of the appropriate daytime/noise ratio...
i hope the neighbours were deep sleepers...

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Brown's Downtown
Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 69-79, Lisbon 1100-576, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#42 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#60 Business Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown's Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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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