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“Terrible noise from neighbors”
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Britania Hotel
Ranked #2 of 248 Hotels in Lisbon
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3 reviews
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“Terrible noise from neighbors”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The hotel is great, but we could hear noises from all neighbor rooms. Therefore couldn't really sleep well.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to staying there again. Aside from the stunning Art Deco aesthetics, excellent breakfast and very comfortable bed, we were most impressed by the quality of the staff. True professionals with a depth of knowledge of their city and a generosity that made us feel that they wanted us to have the best possible experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

This is a wonderful hotel. Well situated, superbly staffed and beautifully decorated. Breafast was excellent. My stay was very short (only one night as I was passing through on business) but I plan to return and spend more time on holiday in Lisbon. Most definately the place to stay

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

The reviews here say it all - this is a real gem. This time, we took advantage of both the free afternoon tea and late night port - all adding to the charming friendly atmosphere of a hotel soaked in Lisbon's recent history. A true delight and thoroughly earning its No.1 status on this site.

Room Tip: The hotel windows are excellent at blocking out street noise, but if you have very sensitive hearing...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

The hotel is the most stunning Art Deco building I have ever seen. The staff were wonderful, helpful but not over bearing and made you feel at home (in the most beautiful home ever!) I did not want to leave. There were custard tarts, other pastries, tea and port and ginjinha available in the living room area which was a nice touch We were there for my birthday and arrived back to the hotel after a day of birthday shopping to sparkling wine and pastries in the room. I wasn't expecting it and it was the loveliest surprise! Made me feel very special. Bed was comfortable and the room was well laid out. I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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fressingfield
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

i like most of you reading these reviews thought this hotel sounded to good to be true but, i can truly say it lived up to the high praise it received in previous reviews. We have stayed in hotels all around the world but, never have we found a hotel like the Britania the staff,rooms,and breakfast are of the standard we would expect of a 5* hotel with the added touch of the warm and friendly staff. Well done to all concerned at the Britania and we would definetly come back in the future

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Having travelled the world many times over, I am baffled as to why this hotel is rated so highly and can get away with such ridiculous room rates. As far as I'm concerned this hotel is average in every way- nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about at all. The decor is a dated effort at art deco- try Miami, Shanghai or Brussels for leading examples of contemporary art deco interiors. The rooms are tired, the service is minimal and the price is twice what it should be. If this is the best Lisbon has to offer then I'm not coming back until something better opens up. Sorry guys but a renovation is in order if you want to stay number one.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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HeritageLisbon, Owner at Britania Hotel, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Dear Sir,

Your comment was of concern to us, as it differs from the many messages of appreciation we frequently receive from our guests.
As you probably know, Hotel Britania is a classified Art Deco building. Therefore, throughout all renovation phases, our intention has always been to keep as much as possible all the original materials and features of the building, such as bathroom marbles, wooden and cork floors, barbershop and furniture, in order to retain its authenticity and soul. All these elements and materials were carefully chosen by the author of the project of the building, a famous Portuguese Architect – Cassiano Branco - when he designed the hotel in 1942.
However, we are constantly renovating and adapting Britania to the new requirements of our visitors - the room decoration that you considered to be “tired” was re-done in 2010 - and were delighted to hear Britania was recently considered by The Guardian one of the best Art Deco hotels in Europe.
We will carry on restoring Britania to preserve its Art Deco features and adapting the hotel to our clients needs, and do hope you will visit us again in a future trip to Lisbon.

Kind regards,
Luis Alves de Sousa
Owner
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Property: Britania Hotel
Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
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Region: 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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#3 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#4 Green Hotel in Lisbon
#7 Business Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Britania Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Britania is a pure Boutique Art Deco hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. The only surviving original Art Deco hotel in Lisbon, with a touch of modern whimsical nuances, this small hotel is unique. With large rooms, it's located on a quiet street just off Lisbon's main avenue Avenida da Liberdade. ... more   less 
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