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Pousada Castelo Obidos

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A Pousada do Castelo de Óbidos está situada na vila de Óbidos e é uma das 7 maravilhas de Portugal. Esta Pousada tem uma enorme carga histórica com características medievais do século IX. Doado como presente de casamento pelo Rei D. Dinis à rainha Santa Isabel, durante as núpcias ali passadas. Este Castelo é um dos sítios mais impressionantes e românticos que pode visitar. Tem espaços comuns como o restaurante e o bar no Castelo. Sem esquecer a vista impressionante da esplanada junto à receção. Na Pousada de Óbidos poderá optar por ficar no Castelo e ter uma verdadeira experiência medieval ou ficar na Casa do Castelo (situada mesmo ao lado do Castelo), onde terá uma experiência mais aproximada do que é viver na vila.
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Business Center with Internet Access
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gurmag73 wrote a review Today
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed one night at the Pousada Castelo Obidos with my wife and adult son. It was a unique experience to stay in a castle that was built before Europeans settled in Canada. Since it is located in a preserved medieval town, there is a very special feeling to the place. The rooms were nice with interesting views onto the castle courtyard. The staff were excellent and the included buffet breakfast was awesome. The pousada abuts the town walls which are accessible if you have no fear of heights! We did not have dinner in the hotel but there are many restaurants in the town and just outside the walls. The interior of the pousada is like a museum, with antique furniture, etc. It was a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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robw123450 wrote a review Nov 2023
Congleton, United Kingdom23 contributions12 helpful votes
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Ignore the whinging reviews, this is a great place to stay. It’s a 12C castle in a traffic free walled town, so takes a tiny bit of effort to get there, but it’s well worth it! Great character and decoration inside. Comfortable room with absolutely tremendous views. Staff all pleasant and helpful. Ate in the restaurant one evening which was exceptionally good. The additional benefit of staying is that the town is much much nicer in the evening once the day trippers have left! A walk around the town walls is highly recommended, but probably first thing in the morning before the hoards arrive….
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 29, 2023
Dear Mr. Robw123450 On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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Cyndy R wrote a review Yesterday
Anaheim, California4 contributions
Never stay here. As a traveler for 40 years, I have never had such a poor experience. Shower didn’t work, locks would stick and service was exceptionally bad. Unhelpful and unhappy people. I would give it 0 stars if I could. Avoid avoid avoid.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Matthew N wrote a review Feb 18
Salt Lake City, Utah4 contributions
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We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stay in a castle and it really delivered with great views, food, and ambiance. You also get exclusive access to the top of the castle. We enjoyed a dinner at the castle which was a great experience. Waiters spoke perfect English and gave some great recommendations. I would recommend packing light as the castle is probably a half mile from the recommended parking and the town is all cobblestoned.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. Matthew N, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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Megan C wrote a review Jan 2024
USA19 contributions2 helpful votes
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We splurged on a tower room in the castle for one night on our honeymoon and adored our stay here. It was so unique and unlike anywhere else I've ever stayed, including other castle hotels in Europe. If you're a history nerd like my husband and I are, you should absolutely splash out for one of the castle rooms, especially if you can snag a tower suite. Our room was in its own tower and included a small modern bathroom downstairs and a stunning four-poster bed upstairs. The lodgings were smaller than Americans might expect, but reasonable for a European hotel, especially one IN A CASTLE that dates to the 8th century. The bed was comfortable, and despite it being fairly cold the night we stayed here, the room was warm and cozy (we loved being able to draw the curtains around our bed like we were royalty!). We appreciated the personalized note about the history of the person our suite was named after and the local ginja (sour cherry liqueur) and chocolate cups left out for us. We had dinner (not included) and breakfast (included) at the castle hotel restaurant and loved both meals. Dinner was reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant (entrees were between 20-30 euros) and offered some truly delicious options featuring ingredients like local apples and cheeses. Our dessert was a poached pear based on a 14th-century Óbidos recipe, which was not only delicious but special and unique. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. A nearby couple seemed a little upset about the speed, but Portuguese restaurants expect that you will linger over your meals, so we knew to expect slower service than Americans might find common in the States. We had zero issues with the staff and found everyone very courteous and helpful. We loved exploring the castle grounds and walking the walls in the morning, enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the little village within the castle walls. We were there on Dia de Reis (Kings' Day), the last day of Advent, and got to see a small parade through the village. We also found several wonderful local shops with hand-crafted art and goods. Avoid the souvenir shops all selling the same tchotchkes and go to shops like Loja do Lagar, where we met owner Maria selling beautiful handmade pottery, bags, and jewelry handmade by herself, her son, and her son's girlfriend. About an hour later, Maria surprised us by leaning out of a second-floor window to say hello -- she had popped back to her house for lunch and had recognized us in the street. We loved getting to meet some local people and enjoyed rambling through the picturesque streets. A few things to note: Óbidos is NOT a very accessible area. There are cobbled streets, narrow passages, and tons of stairs, including many without safety railings. But...you're staying in a castle with 1200+ years of history. You're not going to find a lot of the amenities you would in modern luxury hotels. The stairs in our tower room were narrow and difficult for us (in our late 30s), but absolutely worth it. How often do you get a view from your room overlooking a centuries-old castle and village?! Or the chance to stay in a room with stone walls several feet thick and arrow-slit windows?! My best advice is to drive, park for free behind the bakery recommended by the hotel (Arcus, in the town just below the castle walls), and take just enough luggage for your stay at the hotel. We brought only our backpacks and small wheeled carryons up the hill with us and were very grateful that we hadn't tried to lug our massive suitcases up. I'm genuinely not sure we could have gotten them up the suite stairs!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 20, 2024
Dear Mrs. Megan C, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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vamanos44 wrote a review Jan 2024
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina7 contributions3 helpful votes
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Our bathroom was beyond nasty. Mold was growing on the walls, the ceiling, and the tub/shower. Our room smelled so bad that we kept our window open all night. With no heat in the bathroom, it was beyond cold as well. This is rated as a four star hotel. We rated it exceptionally sad. We booked 3 nights, stayed one and could not leave fast enough. The mold and mildew are a health hazard. Anyone with asthma or any pulmonary issues should avoid this place. Old castle with outside stone steps, no railing and dark at night. Rain made them a nightmare. Seniors should avoid this place.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Seniors and anyone with mobility issues should avoid this place.
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Responded Jan 20, 2024
Dear vamanos44, We would like to thank you for giving us your honest opinion on your stay. Unfortunately, we did not satisfy your expectations. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have taken note of all the issues mentioned so that improvements can be made in the short-term. We appreciate that you chose Pousada Castelo Óbidos for your stay. We hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our high service standards and regain your trust during your next visit. Kind regards, Pousada do Castelo de Óbidos Team
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Shawn H wrote a review Nov 2023
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Do yourself a favor and the best room. Staying in a castle tower was incredible! The staff here were wonderful, and constantly working to make our stay wonderful. If you enjoy mid-evil history and architecture, it is hard to beat this hotel. The views are incredible, and the village of Obidos is amazing. Quaint and lovely. I would strongly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 29, 2023
Dear Mr. Shawn H, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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AJH wrote a review Oct 2023
Columbus, Ohio508 contributions309 helpful votes
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We had booked the castle “suite” for 2 nights. Two weeks prior to arrival my husband pulled a leg muscle. Thankfully the gracious staff accommodated a room change from the castle tower to the cottage next door. Boy, were we grateful! Had we no room change we would have abandoned our trip. There are A LOT of uneven stairs just to get to main castle. At night they are dimly lit with no handrails. Very risky for anyone with unsure footing. We did make it to the restaurant one night for dinner (slowly up stairs with breaks). Interior of castle is dreary, musty and tired looking. Having stayed in plenty of other ancient castles this broke my heart to see. The parent company needs to send some executives here for a retreat! The restaurant was, in my opinion, very worn also. Silver chargers were all scratched up, china faded and chipped and food substandard. There were only 3 groups of us in restaurant on a Saturday night…all American. That sums it up there folks! The room in cottage was spacious and bed was fairly comfortable. However, internet never worked and we ended up using a lot of data, bathroom had NO outlets, no robes/slippers, minimal toiletries, no USB ports, and you could hear neighbors through walls. They did bring us breakfast daily as my husband would have difficulty making it up stairs. That was appreciated. I think the staff is trying hard but with SO MUCH needing attention from the parent company it is probably hard to keep smiling and taking complaints. I feel for them.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 15, 2023
Dear Mrs. Amy, We would like to thank you for giving us your honest opinion on your stay. Unfortunately, we did not satisfy your expectations. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have taken note of all the issues mentioned so that improvements can be made in the short-term. We appreciate that you chose Pousada Castelo Óbidos for your stay. We hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our high service standards and regain your trust during your next visit. Kind regards, The team at Pousada Castelo de Óbidos
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GoldenMom99 wrote a review Oct 2023
Highlands Ranch, Colorado83 contributions50 helpful votes
I loved every minute of staying in Pousada Castelo Obidos. The staff were so friendly and while they were walking us to our room offered suggestions for what to do in the small little walled city. I highly recommend walking the perimeter of the city! The hotel is decorated exactly how you would want a castle decorated. We booked our reservation with dinner included and it was delish and the service was first class. The breakfast was very generous with a lot of variety. If you can stop between Porto and Lisbon to visit Fatima, Alcobaca and Batalha, I would make this your homebase.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 15, 2023
Dear Guest, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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Jesse J wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Pousada Castelo Obidos was outstanding. The view of Obidos from the castle was magnificent. Our room in the castle was large with a comfortable king-size bed. It was beautifully and appropriately decorated. The breakfast buffet was superb and delicious. They have a very nice staff, particularly the gentlemen who hauled our bags up from the reception area to the room upon check-in and back down at check-out time. There are quite a few step involved in between the two areas.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Nov 15, 2023
Dear Jesse, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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$165 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLeiria DistrictObidos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Castelo Óbidos
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Nearby attractions include Obidos Village (0.1 miles), Castelo de Óbidos (0.2 miles), and Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nata Lisboa - Óbidos, A Nova Casa de Ramiro, and Pontinha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Pousada Castelo Óbidos located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Obidos.
Does Pousada Castelo Óbidos offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capela De São Martinho (0.2 miles).