Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Brown’s Central Hotel is a modern, trendy hotel found in the heart of historic Lisbon. An attractive pistachio-green 18th-century façade gives way to stylishly contemporary interiors, featuring plenty of vivid art and photography. There is a relaxed, chic atmosphere to Brown’s, with welcoming staff and a bar and a brasserie that have become cultural hubs for trendy Lisbon creatives. Just a short walk from many of the city’s best sights, Brown’s makes for a laid-back base from which to explore Lisbon.
The tiled floors and plush red-leather sofas of Brown’s Brasserie give it a charming vintage feel, and it is the perfect place for a casual lunch. Take a pre-dinner drink at the hotel bar, where you can sip cocktails in the 1920s-inspired surroundings as the sound of jazz tinkles in the background.
There are many restaurants in the surrounding area, and the staff will be more than happy to recommend their favourite picks. For a uniquely Lisboan experience, head to one of the many Fado bars, where you can listen to the heartbreaking music of the Lisbon streets while nibbling on typically Portuguese bites.
Rooms are uniquely styled, with some sporting bold patterned wallpapers, or original features from the 18th-century building. All rooms come with a charming retro radio, and bathrooms are finished in Portuguese marble. It’s worth noting that the more budget rooms do tend to come up a bit small, so it’s worth splashing out for a larger room if this might be an issue for you.
The common areas have a modern décor, inspired by 50s and 60s design, and are comfortable places to relax with a read from the well-stocked library. The hotel has become a creative hub, and there are often events such as talks, readings, art exhibitions or even live jazz performances in the bar and the brasserie.
Brown’s Central Hotel is located close to many of Lisbon’s must-see landmarks and sites. Get your bearings by taking a ride on the Elevador Santa Justa. An Industrial Age wonder, the elevator will transport you to a viewing platform for panoramic views of Lisbon, and is only a 2-minute walk from the hotel. The impressive Terreiro do Paço Square is a powerful symbol of the city’s renewal after the earthquake of 1755, and the Tagus riverside is within easy walking distance.
How to get there
Baixa-Chiado metro station is a 7-minute walk from the hotel (450m)
Lisbon Airport is a 22-minute drive from the hotel (9.5km)