Brown’s Downtown Hotel
What We Love
- A central boutique hotel with a real sense of style – includes breakfast and a dining discountBeing greeted with a welcome drink before settling into your cool and contemporary room
- Waking up right in the heart of the historic center, close to Praça do Comércio and São Jorge Castle
- Milking your dining discount on a Portuguese-style gourmet burger in Brown's Bistro, two minutes away
What To Know
- Located in the heart of the Baixa district and within walking distance of Alfama and Barrio Alto
- If you're a light sleeper, opt for a room on the upper floors where street noise won't be as noticeable (all rooms do have blackout curtains, however)
- Guestrooms have Nespresso machines, smart TVs and American and European outlets
UNESCO-listed monuments, sun-kissed public squares and fabulous cuisine make Lisbon a popular European destination among in-the-know travelers. Nestled in the heart of the city’s historic center, Brown’s Downtown Hotel is a luxuryboutique spot that puts you in prime position for exploring this character-packed capital. As the name suggests, you’re right in the middle of the action – walking distance from the grand Avenida da Liberdade and the vibrant Bairro Alto.
Inside the hotel, you’ll notice a polished feel to the urban-chic décor, with the old building’s high archways and large windows creating light-filled spaces for the deco-inspired chairs, monochrome art and statement-making lamps. The guest rooms are no less impressive, finished in a tasteful, elegant style and packed with all the comforts and conveniences you’ll need during your stay. You can also head down the street to another gorgeous Brown’s base, Brown’s Central Hotel, for all-day eats at the artsy Brown’s Bistro and tasty cocktails at the ornate bar.
The Superior rooms are individually decorated and finished in a chic, inviting style. Expect smooth woods, designer chairs, sleek light fixtures, modern black or white ceiling fans and monochrome art on the walls. The room provides you with 215 square feet, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge, a Smeg kettle and a Nespresso machine.
Among white pillars, cool globe lights and wine bottles galore, you’ll eat your way through Portugal’s regional cuisine for dinner and fuel up with sandwiches and salads for lunch at the all-day Brown’s Bistro, located inside Brown’s Central Hotel, just one block away. There’s also a gorgeous lounge area, mixing modern and antique armchairs and sofas alongside a huge old bookcase full of old tomes and quirky art, as well as an elegant bar serving the finest in carefully crafted cocktails.
The hotel is located in the center of Lisbon, in the capital’s historic Downtown area – perfect for sightseeing. The museums, theaters and shops of the Baixa Chiado are pretty much on your doorstep, and you can walk to the sumptuous restaurants of Bairro Alto in just 10-15 minutes. São Jorge Castle is also a 15-minute walk away, and you’re just a short stroll from the waterfront Praça do Comércio. Grab an outdoor table at one of the restaurants here and enjoy a bit of people-watching, as well as lovely views of the water.
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From the moment we arrived the staff were warm, friendly and helpful.. We had a room on the first floor which was nice but there was only one small window with a view overlooking walls and windows. Also the bathroom was very small. The decor was lovely and the towels and bedding were changed every day. On a city break you spend a lot of time out of your room but if you want more ask for a room at the front. Breakfast is served in Browns Bistro just round the corner but the food was excellent.. The location is excellent for sightseeing as it is only one street away from Rue de Augusta. We would go back any time.
Loved this hotel. So surprising and the attention to detail in the decor was much appreciated. Stayed in a superior room on the first floor, appreciated the coffee machine in the room and the complimentary bottle of wine. My room was a good size.
One recommendation would be some sheer curtains for the lower rooms. It was hard to open the curtains and appreciate the sunlight when looking straight into the offices across the street.
I can’t wait to come back and stay again - would request a room on a higher floor though.
This hotel is extremely well-located, in the centre of Lisbon with easy connections to basically everywhere you might want to go, and one could also walk to the major part of it. The personnel is kind, smiley and helpful. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well-designed, with a tablet and and an amplifier should you want to play music or just browse the internet. Everything was perfect.