Britania Hotel

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1150-278, Portugal

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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 102% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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    Hotel Britania


    Unique Quality: Hotel Britania is a very quiet and intimate hotel, while it is only one block away from the Avenida da Liberdade and the Avenida Subway station.
    It's a 10 min walk to Rossio and Baixa.
    The hotel is built in Art Deco style.

    Directions: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 17
    1200 Lisboa
    Tel.: 315 50 16
    Fax: 315 50 21

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Just as promised

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just back from a holiday in Portugal.

Spent two nights in the Britania Hotel in Lisbon on your recommendation, and it was just wonderful.

The staff were excellent and the location just perfect for both shopping and sight-seeing.

Can't wait to go back

What a Charming, Great Hotel!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Britania during our first trip to Lisbon. This trip was a birthday present for my husband. Although the price was a little bit higher than our budget, it was well worth the extra money! We had a great time in Lisbon, and a lot of it we owe it to the Britania Hotel and its staff.

The location of the hotel is great, on a quiet street right behind one of the main avenues. There is a subway stop just around the corner. The hotel is a historical art deco jewel. The rooms are simple but beautifully decorated and huge! Make sure you read the little brochure about the floors; they are made out of cork! Amazing!

The staff was always helpful, with a great attitude, very attentive and knowledgeable. The daily breakfast was delicious. It is always the same menu, but the wide variety allows you to have something different every day, if you want. Don't leave without trying the Pasteles de Belen!

When the staff found out that it was my husband's birthday, they sent to our room a champagne bottle and chocolates. On another day, they left me a tulip on the side of my bed.

If you are going to Lisbon, I highly recommend the Britannia Hotel. You'll have a great stay!

Where's the Air?

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed at the Britania for five nights in mid-May. Nice room with nice view, but two problems. First, it took the staff three nights to get the air-conditioning to work. The hotel is designed so that air-conditioning for three guest rooms is tied together. Every day, whatever room sets the temperature first becomes the "master" of the thermostat for all three. Second, and more concerning to the security minded, are the room locks. The door to the hotel room had a single push-button lock on the knob,, similar to what you might find in a residence bathroom! No electronic safety chain, no peep-hole. Additionally, there was a room safe, but it had no lock what-so-ever with a door that simply swung open and closed.
That said, the staff was positively customer service oriented and helpful.
Overall, above average, but not worth the premium price.

Very Nice Hotel, Good Location

by TripAdvisor Member INMA30

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Britania. The room was exceptionally large for a European hotel and nicely decorated. The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained.

The location is very central and easy walking distance from most of Central Lisbon's tourist spots. It is also steps from the subway stop at Restauradores, which is then a quick ride up to Chiado. I would say that if you are planning to spend a lot of your time up the hill in Bairro Alta, you might consider staying at the Hotel Bairro Alta or the other newish boutique hotel next to the shopping center in Chiado. When we stayed the Elevador up to Bairro Alta was not running.

The staff was friendly and tried to be helpful in booking restaurants, although they initially seemed somewhat surprised that we would ask them to make the calls for us. I felt the breakfast, at 14 Euro, was a bit overpriced, although there were eggs and bacon as well as the more continental style buffet.

Terrific Find

by TripAdvisor Member KAYJAYDEE

Previous reviews had helped us choose this hotel and they weren't wrong. This is a delightful hotel in a good location and very convenient for the airport bus - the ticket also gives a same day free trip on other Lisbon transport. Staff are very friendly and helpful and speak excellent English. Our room on the 6th floor had a deck/terrace that the floor to ceiling windows opened onto which made it a delight to sit out with a drink looking over rooftops of Lisbon.

Could not recommend it more highly and would certainly return. If only I could be sure of finding similar quality in other cities for the price.

It's a great little hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Christo8

My partner & I stayed at this hotel for four nights last week and had a great stay. The reception staff were consistently charming, helpful, spoke good English, and seemed to have a genuine interest in our stay. Now that's rare nowadays!

The rooms are big and nicely furnished, but why do they have a large piece of cloth on the wall as a "bed-head"? That didn't go with the overall deco theme. Sadly the hairdryer in our room wasn't much use – but that's not much of a problem.

Bathroom is not big, but wins on the fantastic original 1940s marble panelling complimented by period style sanitary ware.

All rooms face the road but we had no noise problems and were on the second floor –slept with the window open.

The bar never got very busy in the evening and it doesn't really seem set up for cocktails etc. However the breakfast buffet is a very nice spread considering there are just 30 (?) rooms in the hotel.

Do have a look at the vitrines outside the ladies toilet on the ground floor! Great pieces of memorabilia from the hotel's original incarnation as the Hotel do Imperio

Hotel is walking distance (30 mins) from most of the main downtown area / historic sights – or the metro (3 mins walk to Avienda station) is really easy to use (ticket machines have an English option) and it's only 70 (Euro) cents for a one way ticket. Do try the city walking tour (just ask at any tourist office).

Want to eat? Turn left as you leave the hotel then take the next right and the next left. There are 3 decent Portuguese restaurants and an Italian restaurant too. If you want to go further afield try Olivier's in Barrio Alto.

Our top historic sight was the Igreja de São Vicente de Fora between the Castle and the Pantheon - you can visit amazing cloisters with Wonderful 17th century tiles and get up on the roof for a fab city view. Euro 4 well spent! We even spotted a good place for lunch from there.


Can't recommend highly enough

by TripAdvisor Member IslingtonLondon

What a lovely hotel! The place is stuffed with gorgeous, original art deco pieces, has an amazing history, has been lovingly restored and has the best, most charming and helpful staff I have ever come across. For example, my husband got a cold while we were there and was given vitamin C, aspirin, pampered and fussed over and brought lemon tea in our room at no extra charge.

The breakfast buffet was copious and delicious; there was an honour bar with port which we used while playing backgammon (board provided) at the small & elegant games table; we could use the hotel's laptop to check emails; nothing was too much trouble. There were lots of books available for guests to read, including some gorgeous illustrated books of Lisbon past and present, as well as guide books and complimentary newspapers in the bar. The room was chic, comfortable, clean and air-conditioned (it was a heatwave - 34 degrees - while were there so we needed it!) and the bathroom was gorgeous.

All the staff seemed to love working there, to the extent that (even) the cleaners knew all about the history of the hotel and were super proud of it. We were sad to leave, feeling as if we were leaving friends behind. They absolutely made our stay in Lisbon. We had originally booked five nights and extended it to eleven we loved it so much!

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Hotel Suggestions

by gabriellaopaz

My husband and I are heading to Lisbon in a few weeks and are looking for a good place to stay. The number one requirement is that it is quaint and interesting. The more eclectic, the better. However, we'd like to make sure it has Wireless and is no more than 60 a night. Any suggestions?


Re: Hotel Suggestions

by SonOfLusus

Hmmm.. for that price it is a little difficult. There are some quaint and interesting hotels in Lisbon but they're a little more expensive than that. has some good hotels suggestions that you perhaps would like to check out. See Britania or Olisipo Castelo hotels:

Re: Hotel Suggestions

by jacogan1216

Don't know if this one is good or not, but it's inexpensive, it's gotten good reviews, looks cute and I'll be staying here in about a week... Duas Nacoes Residence.


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Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1150-278, Portugal