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“The best hotel I have ever stayed in Europe” 4 of 5 stars
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Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avenida Dona Ines de Castro, no1 - Vale de Janelas | Vale de Janelas, Obidos 2510-451, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Obidos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
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3 hotel reviews
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“The best hotel I have ever stayed in Europe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

1. As a resort, the location is perfect which is just next to the beach.
2. Very big bedrooms compared with other european standard hotel.
3. Wonderful facilities and hardware, including: indoor and outdoor swimming pool, bar, etc. All the facilities are great and maintained as a top class hotel.
4. The bed linens are extremely comfortable.
5. Hotel staffs are very international, speaking excellent English as the basic.
6. Great hospitality attitude to us and having the initiatives to serve during our stay in the hotel.

The only flaw is that nearby the hotel area, there are not so many choices of restaurants, as a guest, you will have to have a car to drive a bit far out of the area.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Beautiful hotel with a pristine beach location. Everything about this property was amazing. The staff, the food, the pool, I couldn't have asked for a better vacation experience. The front desk staff were extremely helpful and recommended some great restaurants to go to in the nearby town of Peniche. The restaurant at the hotel was fabulous as well. The dinner buffet was delicious! I cannot wait to come back and visit here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

These facilities offer all required in a top class hotel.
The rooms are spacious and in brilliant conditions. The breakfast buffet is excellent and offers an amazing variety. Other facilities, such as the pool and bars, etc are also great.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Europe
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44 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Returned to Marriott two years later. Still great location, spaciousness, large pool area and gardens, spectacular location. Good and friendly service. Had to wait until 3.30pm for the room, but with an upgrade to seaview, which we appreciated. Ventilation system is quite noisy, but around 8pm it was switched off and quiet. We prefer the beach to the pool, even if there are quite a few steps. A bit of a struggle to get a sunbed in the morning, cant understand why only 20 were available when there were so many guests. All in all, a very pleasant stay. Breakfast buffet is just perfect. Only negative was the Marriott Burger I had by the pool, € 18 with a half bottle of water. Rather dry, tasteless and "factory"-foodlike. French fries were dry, overdone. There are good local restaurants not too far away, but you really need a car to get there. Most of them have excellent French fries:)

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to Praia del ray appts on 6th October, when we walked through the door was impressed with the size. The kitchen is really impressive with everything you need. Main bedroom really spacious with plenty of cupboard space and nice ensuite, 2nd bedroom no cupboard space at all and small wardrobe space, very disappointing, nice bathroom though.Reception staff are excellent nothing too much trouble and really nice people.
We went up the road to the Italian Argento, which is lovely overlooking the sea, with lovely food too, Well worth a visit.
The Golf is 62 euros per round, if you book at reception which is cheaper, to hire clubs is 39 euros, don't forget to bring your own balls so to speak.
Hire a car is a must as quite out of the way. A visit to obidos is essential as lots of shops selling cherry liquor with a chocolate cup for 1 euro.
Will deff come here again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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ESSEX, ENGLAND
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47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights in Garden View Room (177) on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
Rented car from Avis at Lisbon Airport, easy route within hour using the toll motorways, travelled with British Airways (no excess for Golf Clubs).
Check in was very easy, nice Reception area, help offered with luggage, quite a walk to the room location that was on the outside perimeter of the Hotel complex.
Room was on ground level, and very spacious and clean, well decorated, no complaints at all.
Mrs W complained about the firmness of mattress, and topper was supplied very quickly.
Breakfast was super, could be taken inside the Restaurant or outside on the Terrace with sweeping views over the grounds and ocean.
The Indoor pool, outside pool, gym and spa were all outstanding.
My only complaint was the cost of drinks and dinner, beer 6 euro, spirit/mixer 9.5 euro, and 11.5 euro for a cocktail, buffet restaurant with various theme nights was 37 euros, and the A La Carte 50 euro plus for three courses, with wine prices to match !
We choose to eat out at various restaurants in the local area, where the prices were less than half these prices, after researching on TA, these included Argento, Cantina de Ferrel, Xakra Beach Bar and the Golf Club (I will review these under separate cover) I would recommend all of the above.
We enjoyed a fantastic break, and would not hesitate in returning to this unspoilt area of Portugual.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I had big expectations in this hotel not only because it was one of the most knowned but also because the Portuguese football team usually stayed in. With a good directions but when I had arrived there's no any one to recive me, to pick my baggage or parking my car. The room is a bit remote from the reception but with good directions. The room was big and with the normal amenities as coffee/tea maker and with a good view to the bir golf court that this Hotel have. Then I went to the indoor pool that was a good size and for the "jacuzzy" (the water injectors had very low pressure). Then the dinner... I decided to phone to room service and request a pizza. It arrived at time but with a litle piece missing and taste like a frozen pizza i bought in the supermarket... After a good night in the confortable bed I taste the good breakfast of the hotel (one of the best thing of the hotel). Before check-out i search in the room the form for a recommendation but there's any that which made me think that the hotel have to much fame and doesn't care about the guests opinion.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Dona Ines de Castro, no1 - Vale de Janelas | Vale de Janelas, Obidos 2510-451, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Leiria District > Obidos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Obidos
#1 Family Hotel in Obidos
#2 Luxury Hotel in Obidos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Can you imagine a luxury hotel, worthy of a capital city, but overlooking a sandy beach on one of Europe's most serene and natural coastlines? Visualize the luxury rooms, the gorgeous food, the personalized service and the soft rumble of the ocean. Imagine no longer. You are at the Praia D'El Rey Marriott, just 45 minutes from Lisbon. The hotel offers 156 deluxe rooms, 12 premium ocean-view rooms, 8 suites and junior suites, and 1 presidential suite. Within these rooms there are 22 which have communicating doors and can host a maximum of 3 adults per room. The Praia d'El Rey Marriott hotel is located within the premises of the famous Praia d'El Rey Resort that includes a 18 holes golf course, golf and tennis academy, professional football pitch, clubhouse with a bar and restaurant, a mini market and villas, townhouses and apartments to rent out. Discover, the Real Portugal! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Praia d`El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Hotel Obidos
Praia d`El Rey Marriott Golf And Beach Resort
Marriott Obidos
Obidos Marriott

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