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Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Obidos
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Horsmonden
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132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good hotel but not five stars”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked this hotel to stay during our visit to some friends. The overall feel of the hotel is not one of a 5 star hotel but more of a 3 or 4 star property.
5 Stars for me mean luxury, indulgence and that little extra.
Fortunately staff are exceptionally friendly and the lady in charge of the breakfast deserves 5 stars of her own.
Prices for food and drink are just too high compared to cost of food and drink 2 miles down the road. Hotel takes advantage of location. I'd argue that renting a car will pay for itself.
Also be aware that there is a smoking bar. The smoke does get noticed in many corridors of the hotel.

Room Tip: Seaview room does give you great views. Try and stay top floor
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed as a family group of 6 people. We had an interconnecting room for the children and our in-laws were on the floor above us. It was a bit of a pain that the hotel (pretty empty occupancy) could not manage to get our relatives closer to us, especially as there seemed to be no easy way to get up to the other floors of the hotel without walking all the way back to the lifts. The hotel is modern, clean and well equipped. The outside pool was fabulous if a little chilly. If you are staying with children, the outside pool in May/June was too cold. If you want to use the indoor pool the hotel charges you 6 Euros to buy a swim hat that is compulsory - a bit of a rip off in my mind.
The breakfast buffet was truly excellent with an amazing choice of hot and cold items. Plus the children loved all the different pastries and cakes.
Other food around the pool area was ok, a bit pricey but reasonable. The coffees, if taken with milk tend to be pretty cool in temperature.
The beach is lovely and the grounds of the hotel were nice.
The hotel gave us a late check out until 3pm on departure day which was excellent.
All in all for a one night extension to our holiday it was a great place to be.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The place is beautiful and we had a nice time but we also had a very bad suprise. We find out that the housekeepers had stolen some items of our apartment when cleaning, such as: beauty products, clothing, ect. We informed the resort managers but they didn't care. It's a shame for a place of this level!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed a couple of days at this resort. It is located at the top of the cliff in the portuguese Silver Coast, with amazing sea views. It is a golf, beach and surf spot. Yes, the sea is rough almost every day.
The hotel buildings have the portuguese traditional architecture, with all Marriott standards. In our opinion, it is not a true 5 stars hotel, but a good 4 stars hotel. Our room was a typical Marriott room. Nevertheless, our bed didn’t have a Marriott mattress…
The outdoor swimming pool seemed great, but the water was very cold, not with the announced 24ºC. We didn’t try the health club and the indoor pool, but looked very good.
The breakfast buffet, included in our rate, was superb. The quality of the other meals was also very good, but overpriced. It was more expensive to eat here than in the Ritz-Carlton properties we stayed before.
Last words for the delivered service, which was top notched.
Overall, it was a very nice experience. We will be back soon to enjoy a few details that we haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy this time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yecla, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We used our Marriott reward points for a five night stay but on seeing the room rates we would not have paid €228 per night for this beautiful but remote place. As owners of two time share weeks in Mallorca we are entitled to a discounted rate for breakfast of €20 for a buffet. It is fine but very expensive. Yesterday we ,made the mistake of ordering two fresh lemon drinks by the pool which cost a staggering €17. They have a fabulous golf course close by, our room overlooked this, but at €62.50 per round & €6 for a pull trolley we thought it was over priced. Maybe other people shared this opinion as it was not that busy. However, the food in the clubhouse Restaurant (the Links) was good quality reasonably priced and served with a smile.

Room Tip: Chose a room either overlooking the golf course or the sea.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great hotel, very well kept, with a stunning location in front of the ocean. Great facilities, restuarants, bars, spa, gymn, kids club etc. Service is near perfect. Great place for vacations, long weekends or just to chill out and surf! Fantastic.

Room Tip: ask for ocean front rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Very nice Marriott,however,you are a bit limited UNLESS you have a car.
Sadly the captive audience syndrome seems ingrained,inasmuch as the value
for money seems poor.
The golf course is great but expensive. If you want a buggy beware...almost
feels like you are buying it!!

That said,a great place for a short break.

The weather of course tends to be "mixed" so pack a range of outfits.

Stayed May 2013
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Property: Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Address: Avenida Dona Ines de Castro, 1 | Vale de Janelas, Obidos 2510-451, Portugal
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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 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 Golf & Beach Resort, 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. At the Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort you will feel right at home. Whether having a light snack, a romantic dinner or a family meal, the hotel can accommodate your needs in one of our restaurants. The Tempera Restaurant is an all-day restaurant offering a Portuguese & Mediterranean menus combined with daily thematic buffets. Our fine dining restaurant, Romy is set in a truly romantic environment and has an extensive choice of wines and champagnes. Light meals can be enjoyed together with beautiful views at the recently renovated Lobby Bar, Contato. The hotel also offers 24 hour room service. Cuisine is taken very seriously at the Praia D’El Rey Marriott and our Chefs take great pride and pleasure in their creations, ensuring you savour the very best. From signature local dishes to mouth-watering international delicacies, you will definitely be spoiled by the selection offered. A perfect ending to another perfect day at the Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort. Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is dedicated to providing you with a sense of total wellbeing. A state of the art fitness centre is available for your workout, including an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. Also available is the Kalyan SPA where you can choose a relaxing or invigorating massage, beauty treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures, or try exotic body polishing, hydrotherapy and reflexology. Whatever your preference, the options are endless. Wireless internet is free in all the Hotel areas. 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, two restaurants - Club House and Mare - with magnificient golf course and Ocean views, a mini market and villas, townhouses and apartments to rent out. Discover, the Real Portugal! Our resort is conveniently located half way between the Fishermans village of Peniche and the medieval Obidos town, at approximately 15 minutes distance by car. ... more   less 
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Praia d`El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Hotel Obidos
Praia d`El Rey Marriott Golf And Beach Resort
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