If spending time in a quaint medieval town in Central Portugal appeals to you, it’s worth considering staying in or around Óbidos for a night or two. There’s an intriguing range of hotels in Obidos ranging from unusual to sublime.
I’ll elaborate on the best accommodations within this article but to give you an idea, you can choose from a room in Óbidos castle, a 15th century tower house or top quality private apartments. Alternatively, how about relaxing in an eco-friendly rural hotel on the outskirts of Óbidos?
Why stay in Óbidos
If you’re not sure whether to spend a night or more in this part of the Silver Coast, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Not only does the town of Obidos itself have bucket loads of charm, there are several places nearby that you could visit.
With easy access to the motorway and the coast, you could take day trips from Óbidos to Peniche or Berlenga island, Foz do Arelho lagoon, the pretty ceramic and spa town of Caldas da Rainha, the art and sculpture-filled gardens of Buddah Eden, Alcobaça monastery or go wine tasting in the Montejunto Mountains.
My guide will help you decide where to stay in Óbidos and nearby, with carefully selected characterful accommodation to suit various budgets and tastes.
- Obidos hotels and guesthouses inside the historical centre
- Characterful accommodation just outside the walls of Óbidos
- Peaceful rural accommodation near Óbidos
Óbidos hotels and guesthouses inside the historical centre
The idea of spending the night in a medieval castle has a definite appeal. Just be sure to pick your room carefully if you choose to stay at Obidos Castle Pousada. The rooms in the new wing are modern and generally larger than those in the actual castle. Those within the castle have stone walls and a historical atmosphere. Parking is outside the walls. Check rooms and prices.
At Casas das Senhoras Rainhas, the spacious modern rooms are named after Portuguese queens. Pick a room with a private balcony for views of the castle. The inner courtyard is a nice place to relax in the evening. Choose a room with a view.
Torre de Maneys is a 15th century tower just off the main square that’s been tastefully renovated as a 5-bedroom guesthouse with a small inner courtyard and a roof terrace. Ask for one of the upper rooms. Be aware that you’ll have to leave your car outside the city walls. Check latest prices and availability.
Casa da Eira Branca is a charming guesthouse in one of the old cottages, filled with arty touches and a blend of old world charm and modern comforts like air conditioning. Great breakfast and friendly staff. Park outside the city walls. Choose from self-catering apartments or rooms.
For an interesting stay try Lovin Book Guest house. It’s a renovated medieval home where each room has been refurbished with recycled materials. The property features various books in its artsy décor. Check availability.
Characterful accommodation just outside the walls of Óbidos
Originally a convent, The Literary Man Óbidos Hotel is a book lover’s paradise, especially if you also happen to like gin and massages. The interior design is fun, stylish and original. Check availability and latest prices
Josefa d’Óbidos Hotel is named after a great female painter in Portugal. Rooms that have been renovated are modern as is the decor throughout the public spaces with splashes of bright colour. Comfortable and clean with helpful staff. Check latest prices.
A mere kilometre outside the walls is the restored 19th century manor house of Casa d’Óbidos. If you like a more rustic guesthouse or self-catering apartment, this is one to check out. Better still, it has a pool and pleasant views of the walled town and surrounding countryside. Check options and prices.
Peaceful rural accommodation near Óbidos
If you can spare 3 nights or more, the thoroughly delightful Quinta do Bom Vento offers unique, top quality private apartments with every home comfort you could possibly imagine amid a peaceful landscape. Check availability and prices.
Check out Rio do Prado if the idea of relaxing in a luxurious, stylish and truly eco-friendly rural hotel just 4 km from Óbidos and even closer to the beaches at Foz de Arelho sounds ideal to you. Find a room to suit you.
Slightly cheaper but still beautifully peaceful and close to both the beach and Óbidos, Cavalo de Madeira (Wooden Horse) is bright, spacious and has great views of the lagoon and countryside. Check availability and prices.
For a high standard of country house accommodation, Casa de Campo São Rafael is another option, with great views and pool.
Not keen on any of these?
Take a look at my 10-Day Central Portugal road trip itinerary for more ideas for what to see and do around Óbidos.
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