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Historical Traveler Reviews Britania Hotel Lisbon
Stylish without the swagger
We stayed here at the end of November 2005 for a 3 night stay. The city was rainy and unusually cool, but the staff at the hotel was warm, inviting and incredibly hospitable.
Our room was on the 2nd floor I believe and overlooked the street. It was large, with an entry way, bathroom to the side and large living quarters. The windows were double, maybe even triple paned, so the street noise was at a minimum. It wasn't an incredibly busy street to begin with. The breakfast was varied and quite good.
The concierge staff were great. Pointing out good restaurants and shopping, etc.
Lisbon is an amazing, beautiful city still on the upswing in the tourist realm and Hotel Britania is an excellent location for your visit. It isn't in the thick of things, but the metro is a block away and as the city really is a great walking city (it would be hard to cover this city if you had mobility problems, as the sidewalks are varied and the terrain is incredibly steep at times) you would want to walk as much as possible anyway [bring some good walking shoes]. Still, it is 5 minutes from the major downtown plazas, 10-15 minutes from the Castle or Barrio Alto areas. And an easy trip via metro and/or train to the Expo or large Museum areas to the east and west respectively.
We loved it! Enjoy.
Great Hotel, Excellent Location
Stayed at the Britania for 2 nights at the end of a European vacation in September. We loved the decor of the hotel, the location couldn't be beat and the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Excellent value for the cost - would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Lisbon.
Greatest Little Hotel in Lisbon
The Hotel Britania is the hotel of your dreams! Tucked away, one street off the main drag, this hotel while small, is cozy, quiet and extremely comfortable. The atmosphere is that of a private club. I'm sure the rooms would be considered suites in other hotels. If you like baths, the tubs not only are large, but be warned, they fill fast so don't leave the room whilest running the water! All the staff is friendly, helpful and eager to please. Located directly behind the Canadian Embassy, all the charms and sights of Lisbon are a short walk away. I am so looking forward to my next stay, that I wish I had more reasons to visit Lisbon. Hotel Britania is without a dought, deserves the title, "Greatest Little Hotel in Lisbon"!!
The Britania Hotel was excellent. Not hte largest hotel, but by far the largest hotel room I have ever had in Europe, it was enormous. The staff were extremely helpful with anything needed, and the bathroom was well appointed and stocked. No complaints at all, would defintely stay there again. If it wasn't for its size, this would be a 4 star hotel without question.
Nice Hotel, good location, pleasant service
This is a pleasant hotel to stay in and a good base from where to explore Portugal. It's comfortable, rooms are a decent size and nicely decorated, bathrooms are nice and service is attentive. It's located just off the main Avenida Liberdade which is the main city artery. There are nice shops around and you can get the tram to the Bairro Alto just a few minutes walk away. Definitely recommend this place for a mid-higher end range stay - it's not a hip happening place but it is a nice place to stay.
Hotel with a personal touch
What a breath of fresh air. This hotel is small enough to get you personal attention, but large enough to be anonymous if you want to. Do get to know the charming staff at this hotel who could never do enough to help. We were lucky enough to be there for their 40th birthday celebration and were rewarded with free flowing Moet champagne in their bar which goes a long way to show how appreciative the management are of their guests. The rooms are large, recently decorated in a modern art deco style and the street outside is quiet despite being one block back from the busy Liberdade. This hotel was a great find.
Wonderful experience in a beautiful city
I stayed here during the Euro 2004 tournament. It was a wonderful expereince from the moment I walked in the door. The front desk staff was very helpful and informative about ideas for touring Lisbon. The room was perfect. There was plenty of space, the beautiful furnishings, and the bathroom was almost too much, especially from what I was used to in other hotels over prior weeks.
If you stay at the hotel, there is no restaurant on-site. Howver, around the corner there is Restaurant Santa Marta which is staffed by very nice people and serves great food at very reasonable prices.
Art Deco delight!
Based on the recommendations I found on this site, we booked a two night post-cruise stay at this property. We were more than pleased with it - it's in a great location, there are several really nice restaurants nearby, the staff went over-board to assist us, etc. etc. Looking forward to a return trip in 11/04.
Loved the Britania and the Hotel Staff
We just loved this hotel. The rooms were lovely, spacious and had everything you could ask for. The hotel staff was wonderful, they anticipated your every need. Answsered all questions, and gave us their help for even the most minor question.
The restaurant was very good. The location is great, you are close to the bus that will take you anywhere in this lovely city. There is a lovely bar inside the hotel which the front staff will make sure you have everything you want and will allow you to sit back and relax. The value is great and I would recommend staying at this hotel.
Quiet & Charming
We spent 3 nights in August at the Britania and found the hotel lovely, the staff friendly, helpful, and fully english-speaking, and the location convenient on balance although not in the center of things. We had a newly renovated room (definitely request one of these) which was spacious and extremely comfortable--done in the hotel's signature art deco style. The breakfast buffet was good but keep in mind that there's no restaurant for lunch or dinner. We would recommend this hotel whole-heartedly.
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Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... I felt comfortable. There weren't people everywhere like the other cities. It was hot but it was manageable. The people weren't pushy and I wasn't hounded by gypsies or beggars. Though they had men playing piano accordians for money while the smallest cutest dogs in the world sat in front of them holding a wee container in their mouths. Very strange to see but super cute. Em gave them some money just cause she wanted a photo of the dog lol. We walked around the city centre and went up ...
... not agree. Some of these images are truly frightening, especially as a younger adult who has never tried to smoke and who, statistically, is more likely to begin smoking at this age. This is an area I want to continue to explore. Tobacco use encompasses the fine line between social norms and public health and regulation. For now, at least, I will continue taking pictures of tobacco labeling here in the EU and continue to do so upon my return to the states. ...
... was there to watch and help - I guess the same is true no matter where you are. Lol. You have to be very patient to be a fisherman - it took them a long time to untangle all the fish out of the nets. We had no problems with our bus, train, train connections back to Lisbon, and are now at our airport hotel to catch a few hours rest before we have to leave at 3 a.m. to get to the airport. Still not very happy that the 8:00 flight we originally booked was changed by KLM to 5:00. ...
... Whenever someone tossed a coin into her metal bucket she would raise her finger to her lips and say"shh". I actually walked past her earlier and thought it was a statue. I'm glad there was not a real baby in the pram.
Saint George's Castle can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Its oldest parts date from the 6th century, when it was fortified by ...
... of the Spanish tapa) all have skewers about four inches long in them. They are all one price. A glass is bought to your table and then you simply take your plate to the bar and choose which petisco you want to try. When you have eaten your fill, you take your glass full of skewers to the counter, they count your skewers and you pay accordingly. We take a look and everything looks fresh and the idea of 'how it goes' tickles our fancy, so decide this is ...