Pousada Castelo de Óbidos – Historic Hotel
Located in Obidos, Pousada Castelo de Óbidos – Historic Hotel is in the historical district and minutes from Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos and Obidos Castle. This 4-star pousada is within close proximity of Church of Saint Peter and Castelo, Walls & Aqueduct.
Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and in-room massages.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the pousada’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
How to Get There
The location is superb, in the castle. Access to tower walls is easy, with tables for cocktails and/or breakfast. Rooms are nice, even lovely tiled bathroom, in addition to tower view. I never wanted to leave the hotel for the village.
FYI important to follow driving directions around wall and in via separate arches to avoid crowds in the village.
This was the final night of our 25th anniversary trip and it was fantastic. Obidos is a lovely walled town and staying in an authentic castle at the highest point in it was exhilarating. The service was excellent, the restaurant was a unique experience though we found the food rather bland compared to other places in Portugal.
This is a very unique location being it is a castle and village in one. We stayed in a castle room and I really liked staying within the castle and sitting outside within one of its courtyards. The staff is friendly and the food is also very good.
Sadly, we were disappointed with our stay here. We were forewarned that the castle is old and the rooms small and were happy to embrace this as part of the experience of staying in a castle. However our room was in the annex which is a separate building and we therefore didn’t have any sense or experience of staying in the castle apart from our visit to the restaurant for breakfast. The confirmation promised a room with bath and shower but delivered just a shower as the room was too small to accommodate a bath. The castle is difficult to reach as mentioned in other reviews but the staff were helpful. Breakfast was fine but not exceptional. Overall this was poor value for money purely because of where we were situated. My advice would be to ensure that you book a room in the castle itself as I see from other reviews that travellers are usually happy with this.
Having read others reviews of their castle stays, we were worried about reaching the castle inside the walls in our rental car. However, our GPS got us very close and then we called the reception, Francisco came out to meet us & help us park & we had no problems. We were able to park just outside of reception next to the steps. We packed smaller bags so that we didn't have to lug all of our luggage up to our room which turned out to be a good choice. We had plenty of help from the staff in getting our bags upstairs. I hate stairs! And, honestly, I have to say that they weren't bad at all.
The staff was great. Francisco at reception and Luiz in the restaurant were stand outs, though everyone was terrific. Our room was small, but very comfy. (D. Henrique), though, in retrospect, I wish that we had stayed up in the tower.
The restaurant was excellent. Luiz was our server and he even offered to have the chef prepare a special vegetarian meal for me, which turned out not to be necessary as I had plenty of options. The food was delicious. If you do go for dinner, go early when they open & ask for a window table. One is particularly nice as they set a huge candelabra in it & it has beautiful views.
Breakfast was also excellent. There were plenty of choices and Luiz was once again our primary server. Probably the best breakfast we had during our 5 week holiday.
The little village inside the walls is a lot of fun to wander around. Do try the Ginja in the chocolate cups. Lots of little cafes & plenty of souvenir shops.
Definitely worth a visit!