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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This is a nice hotel, with public areas decorated with modern furniture. The rooms are quite small. Bathrooms even smaller. The breakfast is not in this hotel, but a nearby bistro. A nice breakfast buffé with good quality products.
It's hard to imagine a nicer boutique-style hotel at such a reasonable price! Located in the heart of the restaurant / tourism district, my room was simple but beautifully appointed. Staff were exceptionally helpful in finding a place for dinner, advising on walking loops, etc. Will definitely plan to return.
A good hotel for the location and metro/buses/trams nearby and regular. Check out the rooms before you book as ours turned out to be a disappointment as it was without a window and was very small. No place to hang jackets or store suitcases etc. The ensuite needed complete renovation. mixer handle falling off on your feet in the shower. Shower door jamming all the time. cold/hot water not mixing properly and chances of scolding.
Breakfast choice could be improved.
Reception staff were all excellent and gave us all the information we needed. Special thanks to Ricardo who gave us information for our visit to Sintra. Thanks Ricardo
I came here for 2 nights in march/19. The Hotel is exactly my taste. The reception was very nice and relaxed, the lobby is super stylish
The room was compact but perfectly and very stylish. The bed is good for a deep sleep. I had a balcony to the backyard.
The location of the hotel is 1A. City, Metro. Busses are very close. The direct road in front of the hotel is without traffic only few local cars are allowed.
I can recommend this hotel for privat- and business travel.
We booked one of the biggest room, very nicely decorated and equiped. However the bathroom is too small and so not convenient. We regret the heater was not working. Delicious breakfast but needs to be taken in the bistro next to the hotel. Also no bar in the hotel.