Where to stay in Lisbon: Brown’s Central Hotel
Modern heaven in the heart of lisbon
The moment when our taxi stopped in one of the narrowest streets of the lower Lisbon by the 18th-century building, with its pistachio green façade, my heart skipped a beat. From the first seconds, the hotel creates a tender feeling of intimacy with its dark lighting and contemporary interiors.
The location couldn’t be better for someone willing to explore as much of Lisboa as possible in a short amount of time. The hotel is situated in the district called Chiado, and almost every sightseeing of a lower Lisbon and cool bars and restaurants are within 15 minutes of walking from the hotel. The high street is located right around the corner, so it’s safe to say, you will find yourself in the heart of Lisbon, and you will have everything you need right by the doorsteps of the hotel.
Even though the hotel is still a boutique hotel and it feels tiny and intimate, they have 84 rooms available for bookings. We were staying at the Grand Glamour Suite, which is the biggest room they offer. The name speaks for itself; it’s the most stylish and glamorous room we’ve ever stayed at, without any doubts.
Elegant interior, amazing open space, exciting selection of books & magazines. As a cherry on top of that glamorous cake, a vinyl player that made us dance every night to Sinatra’s songs.
If you don’t want to go far for the drink, there is a beautiful Art Deco-inspired bar on a ground floor, where you can get a welcome drink or stay a bit longer in the evening and dive into the beautiful atmosphere filled with Jazz music, dim light and margaritas. Frequent art exhibitions, live performances, talks and pop ups make this as popular with locals as with tourists.
The breakfast is served in a restaurant next to the bar, it’s usually included in the price of the room. We were slightly disappointed by the buffet, but manager of the hotel has told us that they are already working on improving the breakfast selection.
Brown’s hotel is proud to be surrounded by so much history and numerous tourist attractions, so they organise free walking tours around the area on a weekly basis, so make sure you ask the reception when the next tour will take place.
In overall, we had a fabulous stay at this hotel, it completely met my expectations and it had everything we needed to have an unforgettable time in Lisbon.