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Pousada Castelo Obidos

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Paco Real, Obidos 2510-999 Portugal
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The Pousada do Castelo de Óbidos is located in Vila de Óbidos and is one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. This Pousada is of enormous historical importance and includes medieval features from the 9th century. The castle was given as a wedding present by King D. Dinis to Queen Santa Isabel during their wedding that took place on site. This castle is one of the most impressive and romantic sites you can visit. It includes common areas such as the restaurant and Castelo bar. Don't forget the impressive esplanade together with the reception. At the Pousada de Óbidos you can choose to stay in the castle and have an authentic medieval experience or stay in the Casa do Castelo (located right next to the castle), where you will have an experience closer to that of living in town.
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Lena S wrote a review Jan 20
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It is exciting to stay in a real medieval castle,. A true castle, no nonsense, quite authentic. There are even bedrooms in a tower! There are even brick walls dating back to XIII century in your bedroom. It is also perfectly quiet around here. BUT! Wherever you go within the building, there are steps and again steps. There are steps at your room entrance, there are steps when you enter the bathroom. This particularly great when you need to use the bathroom at night. Rooms are small -- which ought to be normal for a castle? They are very cold, probably this is also normal for a castle. But they are also smelly., Perhaps this is the smell of several centuries, and we should have appreciated it, but it was really quite unpleasant. The restaurant is bad bad bad. Food is not tasty at all. On balance -- perhaps one night for the sake of extravagance and unusual experience? We booked the place for 2 nights, but left after the first, And we would not rush back
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Mr./Mrs. LenaSchwar, 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, Jorge Quaresma - Unit Manager
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ladolcevita wrote a review Dec 2021
Cascais, Portugal4 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent a night in the tower room during the Christmas festival and had a really lovely experience. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay special. I LOVED the tower room with its antique gothic bed, and being able to climb up and around parts of the tower and wall not otherwise accessible. Be aware that the tower room is expensive but not a luxury/ fancy experience. It is a converted gothic tower and not a luxury hotel suite. This means it is not for you if you have mobility issues or are wanting a classic luxury hotel suite. In this instance, you are paying for living out a bit of a historical fantasy rather than plushness. Because it is a real gothic castle, be aware: no on-site parking. We actually parked just outside the walls of Obidos because it was a crowded weekend and we didn't want to have to navigate the narrow streets in our car. It was a few minutes' walk, but was uphill. Once you are at the hotel reception, there are some more stairs to the hotel itself, and if you are in a tower room, more stairs from there with a walk along the battlements. The tower room itself also has quite steep stairs up to the bed. Another reviewer complained there was no elevator.... in a gothic castle!!! Lol. This is in fact a gothic castle. There have been renovations to make modernish rooms, but they didn't destroy part of the castle to... put in an elevator, lol. The room is sort of a gothic loft with a bathroom and small lounge area on the ground level, where they put in a cot for our 11 year-old son. The main sleeping area is up some steep wooden stairs (no bathroom upstairs). The bed is an antique gothic bed with a comfortable mattress, but if you are REALLY tall, it might be too short- my husband was 6 feet and fine, but much taller might not fit (they were shorter then), so ask about the bed size in the room if you are over 6 feet (I imagine the beds are unique in each room, but don't know). There is just a narrow archer's window for light, so it won't be flooded with natural light at all, but if you are history nerds like us, you will enjoy climbing into the window and trying to figure out how the archers positioned themselves when under attack (did I mention living out some childhood fantasies)? As you might expect with an ancient stone building in the cooler and wetter season of winter (rained briefly when we were here), rooms can get a musty smell that may be inevitable. We aired ours out for a couple of hours, which helped, but I wished I had brought my travel lavender essential oil room mist. I do appreciate that there were no artificial cleaning smells that might exacerbate allergies. Each tower has outside stairs to be able to go on top of the tower and see expansive, lovely views. You can walk all along the battlements of the city. The restaurant has a truly magnificent ambience, lit with candelabras at night, and we had a magical experience. It's a bit expensive, but you are paying for the experience. I highly recommend the Chicken Alcobaca- it's delicious (and I just had it last weekend in Alcobaca so have an idea of what it should be, the most delicious clay pot chicken ever, tender meat falls right off the bone, with a hearty pan sauce). Also the cuttlefish appetizer if available- I never liked cuttlefish before now. While dinner may have been a bit pricy for actual dishes, I have to say that the ambience itself was so magical that my husband, 11 year-old son, and myself had one of the happiest meals of our lives, full of laughter and warmth. That's worth a lot. Our waiter really went out of his way to accomodate us and make us happy, as well. I would have loved if the tower room had a pamphlet explaining about the castle and the towers, and talked about what the towers were previously used for, and what life would have looked like if you were living here, along with how archers and soldiers defended the castle during attack, but I am a history nerd, so I don't know if that would appeal to everyone. Bottom line: Very cool if quite expensive experience in the tower room for the right people, but not if you have mobility issues or are expecting a luxury room experience. If staying in a tower room and you are over 6 feet (2 meters) tall, ask how long the bed was, as ours may not have been long enough for you.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Dec 12, 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. "ladolcemadeleine", On behalf of the entire team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our Pousada! Warm regards, Jorge Quaresma - Unit Manager
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RuudenIne wrote a review Oct 2021
Weert, The Netherlands152 contributions77 helpful votes
We had chooses the tower room, but to be fair we would have not chosen it for three nights if we would have known the limits in advance. The whole hotel does not have lift or luggage service, the stairs too and in the room where a nightmare, so steep, dangerous at night. The sleeproom was cosy, that's for sure, so one night yes, but not more. At the room entrance no table, chair to put some items on, suitcase has to be on the ground, not comfortabel at all. It's a once in your life time experience to live in a castle room, but do not book it more than one night !! Breakfast at he hotel was fine, dinner expensive for what is offered.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Nov 4, 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. RuudenIne, 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 Obidos 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, Jorge Quaresma - Unit Manager
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Allston K wrote a review Oct 2021
Atlanta, Georgia17 contributions13 helpful votes
We ended up eating here by chance, as we were wandering through Obidos and stumbled onto it. It was lunchtime, and they were able to seat our group of six immediately. While the menu was somewhat limited, everything we ordered was delicious. Service throughout was excellent and the setting was lovely. It ended up being one of our most memorable experiences from the trip!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Oct 27, 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. Allstonk, On behalf of the entire team at Pousada Castelo Obidos, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, Jorge Quaresma - Unit Manager
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keith h wrote a review Oct 2021
31 contributions51 helpful votes
The welcome at the Pousada was excellent starting with help for some rather heavy baggage from the car. Staff were very helpful indeed, even assisting me with ice for a surfing hand injury from the day before. Beautiful Pousada in a beautiful setting
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Oct 27, 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. Keith h, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Pousada Castelo Obidos. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and our team's dedicated, attentive, and professional service. Your comments make us proud and serve as an incentive for continuously improving our service and striving for excellence. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you as our Guest. We would like to thank you for staying at Pousada Castelo Obidos, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Jorge Quaresma - Unit Manager
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$159 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalCentral PortugalLeiria DistrictObidos
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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 breakfast buffet.
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 Pontinha, A Nova Casa de Ramiro, and Real Casa Do Petisco.
Is Pousada Castelo Óbidos located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Obidos.
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).