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
We experienced the most wonderful service ever. Specially Luis who helped us every step of the way, from check in, to parking the car, to getting to the room, to local suggestions, to check out, to finding our way out. We enjoyed the experience of staying in a castle and the food was very good. Exploring the castle, grounds and town is a wonderful experience. Getting there by car was a challenge due to the narrow roads, crowds and not obvious signs. But if you are staying in Obidos and want to enjoy the full experience, this is the best place to stay.
The castle has maintained its 12 century charm. Our room was in the castle and spacious (superior room). The corridors, the ramparts, and towers are original. The rooms, dining room, and lobby are modern. The food in the dining room is surprising excellent. The breakfasts, included for us, is also excellent. The castle is part of this walled city. There is a narrow cobblestone pedestrian walkway (although car do drive it) with shops, restaurants, and bars from gate enterance to gate enterance.
The only issue is parking. There is room for about eight cars in front of the lobby. It is basically street parking. The host parked our car and it was the first car from the lobby. We didn’t move it during our three day stay. There is on street parking in front of the north gate. There also is parking around the corner in a tiny six car parking lot. Considering this is a tourist attraction, parking could be an issue.
It's a long climb to one of the tower rooms but worth it. Especially for my wife. She thought she was a queen. There is no view from the room but just outside there are places to sit and tables on the castle ramparts with birds eye views of Obidoes. Great for pictures and a casual glass of wine at sunset. Great view of sunrise too. Breakfast was large and good. Service was fantastic. Only draw backs were the steps and some noisy neighbors one night.
Frustrating experience to try to get to Pousada due to exceedingly poor signage. After 30 mins, and walking to Pousada from outside walls of castle told “Oh we do this on purpose to keep out the public”
Suggest check in desk and valet move to parking lot outside castle. No evidence of any management on site. Staying here is just an excercise in frustration especially if you drive a standard.
This historic setting inspires imagination. As you trek about the cobbled street climb up to the top heights away from the tourist shops for a view both across the town and out into the surrounding countryside.
The pousada is very accommodating with first class dinner and delicious breakfast fare.
Do t miss the church next to the castle gate that has benn turned into a book shop!