The Browns Hotel Group know what they're doing. Portuguese-owned Browns Central is a renovated downtown classical building renovated in a contemporary/mid-century vibe. The lounge area is casually sophisticated in jewel-tone velvets, brass and great lighting, with brutalist cement stairs leading up to the warm contemporary rooms complete with all marble bathrooms. We once completely messed up a reservation (or rather an online booker did) and they absolutely stepped up and made the experience an incredibly positive one. I've been recommending it to anyone who'll listen since then. Also in the downtown Baixa neighbourhood are Browns | Boutique and Browns | Downtown, done in different but equally stylish design.
Rua da Assunção nº75,