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Pousada Castelo Obidos

Paço Real, Obidos 2510-999 Portugal
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#2 of 47 Specialty lodging in Obidos
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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
Value
3.8
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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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Free public parking nearby
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Banquet room
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Kelly S wrote a review Jan 12
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What a great experience! Check in was relatively easy though a bit tough to find in the village. Staff was great the room was fantastic. Enjoyed a couple glasses of wine in the bar and the views are so spectacular and amazing. How can you go wrong sleeping in a castle built over a 1000 years ago. There are lots of places to eat in the village and the breakfast at the hotel was fantastic. I cannot say enough about the staff everyone was so wonderful we are definitely coming back to Portugal and definitely staying at this hotel again. The bar was a bit of a unique experience as it was kind of secluded and quiet but very intimate and a very relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine or 2 with my wife.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. kellysA8306VF, 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. The staff is thrilled to know that you enjoyed and embraced the medieval atmosphere of our property! 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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Renee S wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had so much fun staying at this castle. The hosts were wonderful. We stayed in two rooms- a king for my husband and I and then a double twin for our kids. The rooms were beautiful, clean, had all the amenities one would want. Everyone who worked there was so nice and accommodating. The restaurant was fantastic. One of the best dinners we had during our visit to Portugal. It was a little challenging driving a car into the the village. There were tight turns that were hard to do on the slippery pavement. But the Pousada team didn't give up on us and came out to help us. The little village is so cute! Great stores and restaurants. We took tons of amazing pics.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Rudolf M wrote a review Nov 2022
Braganca, Portugal3 contributions1 helpful vote
There was an event so we had to leave the car outside the walls and take a steep hill to the entrance.At the desk we were offered an upgrade to the tower room. We were pleased with the upgrade, but the smell and moisture in november caused a not so romantic night, not what will call amazing. The diner in the restaurant was ok but some more choice in the main courses could be a plus. ( meat). But the service is very okay polite and fast. Butas experience it a go for if you stay in mind yu step bakc in medivale eperinces at some points
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 23, 2022
Dear Mr. rudolfm117, 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 feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continuously improve in anticipating our Guests' needs, preferences, and expectations. We were glad to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. At the same time, we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations in some instances. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos and regain your trust during your next visit. Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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nonya2018 wrote a review Nov 2022
Columbus, Ohio1 contribution1 helpful vote
We received excellent service from Felipe today, Monday 14 November 2022. Our room was too warm for our taste, and Felipe tried to assist with maintenance . There was also a sharp odor of varnish, which failed to dissipate. Upon learning of our dissatisfaction, Felipe was able to find us a nice (cool) room in the Castle. My sister and I are traveling together for the first time in Portugal, and Felipe has made our experience in Obidos very memorable indeed. I would like to acknowledge his service and let his superiors know too how much we appreciate it. We also enjoyed a beautiful dinner and breakfast at the castle restaurant. Restaurant and all Staff was very warm and helpful, resulting in a very memorable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking was challenging due to the Christmas preparations.
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Responded Nov 16, 2022
Dear Mr. nonya2018, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and our team's dedicated, attentive, and professional service, particularly our colleague Filipe. 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 Óbidos, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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travelingmom59 wrote a review Nov 2022
Winchester, Virginia64 contributions35 helpful votes
I stayed here for the experience of staying in a castle, and I must say I was underwhelmed. First, please note that if you arrive by train the hotel is a very steep walk uphill. It took me about 20 minutes. I had a small backpack. It would not be doable with a larger suitcase. There are no taxis or ubers available. The best option is to call the hotel and ask them to send a taxi. My room was quite small and the bathroom was even smaller. As many have mentioned, there are lots of stairs to navigate. The breakfast is served upstairs in the restaurant. I was surprised that the buffet was not more extensive and that there was no cooked option. The hotel is very convenient to the town and there is an access point to the town wall nearby. When it was time to leave, I asked the hotel to arrange a taxi and they said that I would have to walk about 10 minutes to an area outside the city walls to get it. Yet on the morning of my departure I was asked to share a taxi with some other ladies and the taxi came to the door of the hotel. Not sure what that was about.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: There seemed to be many other small hotel options in town that might have been a better value....
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Responded Nov 8, 2022
Dear Mrs. travelingmom59, 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 feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continuously improve in anticipating our Guests' needs, preferences, and expectations. At the same time, we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations in some instances. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcoming you again at Pousada Castelo Óbidos and regain your trust during your next visit. Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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Dawn G wrote a review Oct 2022
Bobcaygeon6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is not a hotel for anyone with mobility issues. Tons of stairs with no handrails, slippery cobblestones. Our room was small and the bathroom was very tiny. The food was good for breakfast, again, up stairs. The town is nice, lots of good restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 10, 2022
Dear M. 624dawng, 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 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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falala wrote a review Sep 2022
Montreal, Canada377 contributions125 helpful votes
Great service, great location, room was the usual size. We loved our stay. Breakfast and supper was included in the stay. The restaurant area had a beautiful view on both the sunrise and sunset. Make sure you arrive early to get a table with a window. If we were ever to come back, we will definitely come back as we enjoyed the over all experience. There is no parking offered by the hotel. However, there is a free nearby parking around 7 min away.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 10, 2022
Dear M. fari514, 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 hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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italy-nuts wrote a review Sep 2022
Castle Rock, CO246 contributions138 helpful votes
This castle is very unique and enjoyable compared to other European “castles” that we’ve stayed in. If you are driving, you should know that you can only drive inside the walls of the old city to unload and re-load your luggage. Everything is cobblestone…sidewalks and streets, so that can be a challenge with big bags for a 3 1/2 week European stay. So we repacked what we needed for our 2-day stay in small bags, and left the big ones. Many steps to get to the castle reception, and even further to get to the lower-level rooms, then even more to the restaurant. No lift, of course, so be prepared for some hiking. Nevertheless, the hotel provided help from our parking spot just outside the walls. Morning coffee unavailable until breakfast at 8, so with not even a kettle in the room, I mentioned on my welcome survey that the castle should have at least a kettle…I left to buy one the day of our arrival, since my wife was nursing a cough and wanted hot tea. The hotel responded instantly with a brand new Nespresso machine and pods, explaining that they had been waiting for their order of these for all of the rooms for quite awhile. In any case, we were very impressed with their responsiveness, and willingness to purchase the kettle I’d bought…Bravo! Tourists can view the outside of the castle, have lunch or dinner at the beautiful restaurant, but that’s about it….all of the interior has been renovated for the hotel rooms or restaurant. The town of Obidos doesn’t appear to be that old, but is very touristy, with many cars parked in limited parking areas near the castle. It is not at all like other European “old towns,” many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep 23, 2022
Dear Mr. italy-nuts, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Pousada Castelo Óbidos. 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. Hospitality is our passion! It is also great to see that you embraced the spirit of Óbidos, with its challenges. Once you accept it, you love it! We were waiting for such a long time for our coffee facilities, it was an amazing coincidence to may put the first one in your room. Now we are happy to announce that all our rooms have Nespresso machines for our guest's free use. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you as our Guest. We would like to thank you for staying at Pousada Castelo Óbidos, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Castelo Óbidos
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Michael B wrote a review Sep 2022
13 contributions6 helpful votes
Obidos is a special place, a survivor of thousands of years of human interaction. The castle is still nearly complete, and an effort is made to keep things original while still providing modern hotel conveniences. That said, things are old, so have proper expectations. Accessing the hotel is difficult, with somewhat distant parking down a hill with a cobblestone road walk up. Accessing rooms requires climbing old and worn, imperfect rock stairs with your bags. Staff is ready to help, which is nice. Rooms are fairly large but with old doors that may need help closing. A/C is adequate, beds are a bit hard. Breakfast is good, and dinner is excellent (make reservations). We stayed 2 nights - one might have been enough to say we stayed in the castle, but 2 nights allowed us to visit the surrounding area and explore all the fortress walls and the entire village, as well as have a local dinner in a village restaurant. Must see / stay if possible while in central Portugal.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 23, 2022
Dear Mr. michaelbM9248IK, 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. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests and your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. We were glad to read your comments about your medieval experience in Óbidos, you really need to embrace it if you want to enjoy it! That's the spirit! 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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Kurt I wrote a review Sep 2022
Edmonton, Canada84 contributions95 helpful votes
It was amazing to stay at this hotel, truly. To have full access to the castle with the little black card and the quaint town just beside, amazing. The staff were very good and eager to please. The breakfast buffet is generous with great service and a fantastic view (with the correct table). They do need a bit more signage for finding the reception area though. The GPS brought us to the other side of the castle (which is the best place to park) but it took me some time to figure out where to go after that. Our room was large with a big bed and there were some welcome food/drink items waiting for us. I would have given this hotel 5 stars but we had troubles with our A/C, it was noisey outside our room because the pop up wine bar was just next to us and the electrical in our room was a challenge (lighting, plugs for charging devices, etc...). I would come back to this hotel again though, it was great.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 14, 2022
Dear M. 496kurti, 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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PRICE RANGE
$139 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLeiria DistrictObidos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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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, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Castelo Óbidos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pontinha, Madok, and Real Casa Do Petisco.
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).