My boyfriend & I went to Lisbon in March and had 2 nights at Brown's. We pulled up outside & immediately wondered where we were! A small backstreet with a building that certainly didn't look like a hotel. That opinion changed as soon as we went inside. (Taxi cost us €16 from airport). It was like a hip & chic art gallery, the decor was lovely. The lady on reception was superb. She spoke brilliant English, and gave us a map of the area, telling us where everything was, recommended places to visit & told us how to get there on public transport.
Our room was one of the small ones, which had a tiny balcony. The view wasn't great, in fact it looked out into the back of the hotel, and the back of the restaurant next door, but still, as smokers, it was perfect to have a balcony, as we didn't want to smoke in the room.
The room was perfect for 2 days, but I would recommend the larger size one if you go for any longer. It was very compact & had lovely decor, bedding, furniture, cooking & fridge facilities (not to mention the Apple Mac & docking station). The shower en-suite was small but nice, however, it is right next to the bed, and you can hear everything through the doors - just a word of warning(!!!)
The only complaint I had, and was no fault of the hotels, was some stupid woman walking in heels through the corridor at 3am each morning, and talking really loudly & drunkenly not being able to open her door. She woke up every resident & it was very annoying. It does go to show that some noise does pass through the doors of hotel rooms, however like I said, it was just this one woman making a racket!
The other man we saw on reception was also very friendly, helping me to work out how to get the bus down to Albufeira on the next leg of our trip. The staff were wonderful, and prime location.
There are a lot of beggers, musicians & drug dealers in the city (but where isn't there i suppose), so watch your bags, wallets etc. The food in the area was spot on, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel and if we go back to Lisbon, will definitely stay there again. Especially at the bargain price we got this - £93 for 2 nights.
- Also Known As:
- Brown`s Downtown Hotel Lisbon
- Brown`s Downtown Hotel
- 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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