Travel Blogs from Lisbon
Today is our first full day in Lisbon. We start at the Pantheon which is located just two blocks above our apartment in Alfama. The Pantheon is a beautiful building designated to honor famous past citizens of Portugal. It has a commanding view of all of Lisbon. It has a long history starting in 1600. It was apparently constructed on Portuguese time as it was finished in 1936. It has an outstanding pipe organ hanging on ...
... and mystery about this place. The side streets and tiny doorways into incredible hidden places make it seem like a person could spend a lifetime discovering this city and never see all of its secrets. The people are nice too. A different culture, yes it seems rude, but it's not at all. They are lovely. Just different. It's great!!
It was now too late to get to the museum, and a toilet was needed but there were none. Not even some ...
... going to the spent the weekend there. It was around 10am but we both felt extremely lazy so decided to take an hour long nap before heading out. I barely made it up and the first thing we did was explore the roof. Our room was on the top floor, the attic actually, which we had to approach by climbing a really narrow metal staircase. We had so much trouble opening the door with the cards so I actually ended up climbing up and down those ...
... onto a railing – stretching as far as she could to swat at the old gentlemen with her magazine, yelling at the top of her lungs. The man ignored the first swat, then reacted with his own fit of self-defensive emotion, reaching back through the innocent arms of Scott to restrain his assailant.
At this point, a young man behind me left jumped forward and sacrificed his body as a buffer between the two warring parties, urging them to calm down. ...
... rude Eurail worker that the train was full so we would have to spend a night in Vigo, Spain....wherever that may be. So we booked the first hotel we could find near the train station in Vigo. We got there late in the evening, slept, and woke up no got on the early train to Madrid. We are excited to head there because we have our Barcelona friend from Canada that will be there! Party time excellent. I mean... Educational last few days here we come. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Britania Hotel Lisbon
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.
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.