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Obidos Village Guest House

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Rua Principal 55 Olho Marinho, Obidos 2510-212 Portugal
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#7 of 44 Specialty lodging in Obidos
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After a long day discovering the beautiful Silver Coast of Portugal, there’s nothing like coming home to a charming house that combines modern with traditional elements. It doesn’t matter in which of our fantastic rooms of our historic building you stay…we guarantee that you’ll feel like home! Therefore, we provide sheets and towels in all our rooms and are generally doing everything possible to make you as happy as can be. Obidos Village Guest House is your home away from home as it has everything you’ll need: - Comfortable beds to get some rest; - A fully equipped kitchen and dining room where you can prepare and enjoy your meals; -A spacious living room with TV, DVD player, books and Wifi; -Various balconies and terraces to enjoy the sunshine; -A swimming pool to cool down; -A barbecue to grill the freshest food you may buy from the local farmers.
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WipedNWired wrote a review Aug 2019
Dublin, Ireland184 contributions69 helpful votes
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I went to Obidos Village Guest House for an 8 day yoga and surf retreat, which promised delicious, local, healthy food, and an idyllic yoga experience. The reviews I read were from 2018 at bookyogaretreats.com, but I didn't think much the lack of 2019 reviews. Seems things have changed. First I will say that the house itself and rooms were lovely - clean, airy, comfortable and enjoyable to be in. If you're there for just the accommodation, you can self-cater in the kitchen and make yourself a tea or coffee, although the coffee is the instant kind in a jar! It's in a tiny village without nothing around, but for the surf part the host was very good at arranging transport. The host Catia was very friendly - a bubbly person who was always upbeat, but some details were missed and this became a bit frustrating. For example, the toilets kept running out of toilet paper, and we guests had to keep asking for replacements. I wasn't able to join the surf part because of a last-minute injury, but all the reports from the other guests during my week were very positive - great instructors, good equipment, nice beaches in Peniche for surfing. The downside of the whole thing was the yoga and the food - two of the main things you're really looking for in a yoga retreat. The food was actually on the shocking side - lots of heavy meats, deep fried things, glucose-heavy fruit drinks instead of juice, lots of white carbs. In the morning there was always a fruit plate, but it would have one kiwi, one banana and one orange sliced up for 7 people to share. This was very surprising because the reviews talked about fresh and healthy foods, and this was one of the main things that made my decision to book this particular retreat! But soon it became clear that the usual cook (Tania) was no longer there, so the whole balance had changed. In the middle of our stay someone else took over the kitchen (to open a restaurant for locals) and the food got even heavier. Not ideal for yoga! One night when we were supposed to go to Yoni's farm, it turned out he was closed so the host said she'd take us for pizza. I was disappointed (still waiting for broccoli and quinoa and goji berries...) but at least it would be a night out... then the van took us there, and it turned out to be a hostel with picnic tables, boxed wine, and no plates or napkins! We had to just laugh. As for the yoga, the shala was nice with big windows, but I don't think the floors were cleaned the whole week, and there were lots of dead flies on the windowsills and caught in some strange netting that was suspended from the ceiling. There were no cloths or spray for the mats, so after day 2 I went to a tiny nearby shop and bought some microfibre cloths so I could clean the mat myself - I shared them with the other guests who were relieved and delighted, and we all realised everyone was experiencing the same surprise at the food and yoga.The yoga teacher was nice, but there was nothing about the setup that made it like a retreat: classes were one hour a day, no sense of community-building was attempted (she didn't use our names, make any adjustments for injuries, talk about the larger purpose behind asanas or breathing, etc.). It pretty much felt like a quickie lunchtime corporate yoga class. In the end I had a lovely time because they other guests were friendly and we made the best of what felt like a surreal experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Dorm ok if no more than 3 ppl in it. Individual rooms lovely
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Olga S wrote a review Aug 2019
Hilversum, The Netherlands41 contributions35 helpful votes
Feels like you visit friends! Very clean, friendly and quiet. 100 years old house nicely renovated. Food is better than in the restaurant. Yoga classes are great addition to vacation, as well as surf lessons
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ozerval wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom35 contributions21 helpful votes
I booked a one week surf (for my teenage kids) and yoga (for me) retreat at Obidos Village Guesthouse. The guesthouse is a pretty property in a small and (very) quiet hamlet in the countryside, not Obidos itself. It’s well kept and the common spaces (lounge, courtyard, pool) make it easy to socialise with other guests. As a surf camp, it does a fantastic job. The family’s surf school, Peniche Escola de Surf, is by far the best surf school my kids have been to (see my raving review on tripadvisor). The transfers between the guesthouse and surf school were good fun and not a problem at all. As a yoga camp, it doesn’t quite work. Our teacher was hired rather than organising her own retreat, and although she was very sweet, she lacked the breadth and depth of good yoga teachers - she failed to adapt her class to the various abilities (and some ailments) of our small group, and there was no explanation whatsoever about the holistic aspects of yoga. Also, the food didn’t suit a yoga retreat - cheap fruit juice and rationed fruits for breakfast, fried food on more than one occasion in the evening, and meals a mix of hit and miss. My teenage kids were happy, us yoga guests less so. Finally, although our host and the staff was invariably cheerful and lovely, and clearly tried to accommodate everybody’s likes/dislikes/food intolerances, we constantly had to ask for fairly basic stuff: salt, pepper, water, wine, wine glasses... and toilet paper was running low in one bathroom or another most days (an experience all guests shared). In summary, there was a lack of generosity and attention around meals (and toilet paper). This was particularly obvious during the opening night of the guesthouse kitchen as a restaurant, during which our food was kept separate from the party’s food despite being exactly the same (impossible to mingle with the party guests around the buffet and chat with them), and we were not proposed any of the wine being opened for the party (we had to ask for some, and were given a bottle for 7 with a promise of wine tasting later... which never materialised - nb: the next day, we resorted to buying some and, err... helped ourselves from the wine in a bag kept in the fridge during an evening of games we organised!). The family running the guesthouse and surf/yoga retreats have the best intentions and are lovely people, and they’ve really nailed the surf camp, but the yoga retreat needs to be improved, and the food and hosting need to be more consistent. We understand the usual host was on maternity leave, which may explained our experience. Still giving a 4 rating for the absolutely fantastic surf camp and staff. And sincerely wishing the current host the best in the next months to bring back the yoga, food and hosting to the glowing reviews it had until recently.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Johanna B wrote a review Sep 2018
Austria34 contributions2 helpful votes
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I booked a six day yoga and hiking package at Obidos Village Guesthouse this summer and had an amazing time there! Cátia and Tania, who are the heart and soul of this place are two incredible lovely and inspiring women. The house, which is over 100 years old, is so beautiful and has been renovated and decorated by them with love. You instantly feel at home here. The whole areal is beautiful. The outside seating area, the swimming pool, the little portuguese kitchen where we sometimes had breakfast and dinner makes you feel like you are eating with your family, Salo and Meh the two goats and a beautiful yoga room with two incredible great yoga teachers. The food was delicious. Everyday we had a huge breakfast with fresh juice, fresh bread, fresh cake, pancakes, etc. - unbelievable. Lunch was as delicious and dinner was a 3 course meal every night with yummie soups, typical portuguese dishes and creative deserts. Wait until it is Pizzarette-evening. :-) Honestly, I don't know how Cátia and Tania do it. It is a lot of work but they are always happy and friendly and try to accommodate everyone. They even arranged a trip to Berlengas island for us, even though they had to change the whole schedule. They just really go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. And when I left 6 days later, it didn't feel like leaving a guesthouse, but more like leaving some distant family, lets say some cousins. :-) I can only highly recommend Obidos Village Gueshouse and their amazing retreats (yoga, surf, hiking - all incredible). Go, you will have the best time ever. One more thing: If you can drive, it is worth taking a rental car to explore the area and to go to the different beaches.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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superflaqui1 wrote a review Sep 2018
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
This was my first trip to Portugal. The guest house was amazing, cozy and inviting. Every corner of the village was beautifully decorated and every room had its own magic touch. The hosts and crew did a great job taking care of the guest and making sure everyone was comfortable. And the best part: The Food!!! Oh my! Every meal was better than the next :) I can’t wait to come back. The experience was truly lovely and relaxing, the yoga was amazing and the extra activities all fun. I highly recommend it. Thank you for a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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$43 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalCentral PortugalLeiria DistrictObidos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Obidos Village Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Obidos Village Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Obidos Village (4.6 miles), Castelo de Óbidos (4.6 miles), and Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Obidos Village Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Obidos Village Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Obidos Village Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Obidos Village Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Real Casa Do Petisco, Pontinha, and A Nova Casa de Ramiro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Obidos Village Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Obidos Village Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Obidos Village Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Obidos Village Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Obidos Village Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capela De São Martinho (4.6 miles).