Best places to stay near Obidos, Portugal

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. I love spending the night here as the quaint cobbled streets take on a different air once the day trippers have left. It becomes easy to let your imagination run wild and take a step back in time.

As you might expect from a walled citadel where even the castle is now a hotel, there’s an intriguing range of hotels in Obidos ranging from unusual to sublime. I’ve included the full range in this guide!

Although you can get here by bus from Lisbon (it’s easier and faster than the train), many visitors are doing a road trip so bear in mind that if you have a car, it’s probably best to leave it outside the walls. Driving on narrow cobbled roads in a rental vehicle can feel quite stressful!

Note: If you want to take a few days to explore central Portugal as you travel between Lisbon and Porto, take a look at my Lisbon to Porto road trip itinerary, which covers everything from parking to accommodations, restaurants and sights.

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 accommodation guide will help you decide where to stay in Óbidos and nearby, with carefully selected characterful accommodation to suit various budgets and tastes. 

Óbidos historical village from the castle walls
Óbidos historical village from the castle walls

Wherever possible, I choose accommodations that follow sustainable practices, as indicated by the number of leaves (3 is the top score). No leaf simply means that I can’t verify their current efforts regarding sustainable travel but I love the property.

Óbidos hotels and guesthouses inside the historical centre

Green Sustainability leaf for hotels
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

The idea of spending the night in a medieval castle has a definite appeal but just be sure to pick your room carefully. 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.

Green Sustainability leaf for hotels
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

The spacious modern rooms at this lovely 4-star hotel 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. One of many charming guesthouses in Obidos
Torre de Maneys Obidos

Torre de Maneys

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.

Green Sustainability leaf for hotels
Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

This super 4-star hotel boasts a small but lovely swimming pool and spacious terrace perfect for an evening drink. Decor is quiant and rustic and staff are very helpful. Choose from these delightful rooms.

Casa da Talhada – Stone House

If you’re looking for a villa then this would be ideal. This three bedroom accommodation has amazing views and a spacious garden with trees and sculptures. Decoration throughout is quite medieval and stylish. A fascinating place to stay. Look at these gorgeous photos.

Lovin Book Guesthouse

For an interesting stay try this innovative 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

View of castle and wall from Hotel Real dObidos pool
Real d’Óbidos Hotel pool and view

This 4-star hotel set in a 14th-century municipal house has the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool with views of Óbidos’ castle walls. Each of the lovely decorated rooms is named after a king linked to the town’s history and a sense of this pride is evident throughout this small hotel. Choose your ideal room.

This charming 4-star hotel is named after a great Portuguese female painter. 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.

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This enchanting family-run guest house with a garden is located just outside the city wall. Rooms are spacious and clean and the hosts are very helpful. Find a room to suit you.

Casa d’Óbidos

A mere kilometre outside the walls is this restored 19th century manor house. 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.

You can choose either an apartment with a terrace or a balcony at Mood Lodging. Both are cosy and homely and the host is friendly and very helpful with recommendations and local tips. Check available dates.

Peaceful rural accommodation near Óbidos

Gardens and views, Quinta do Bom Vento. Quality self-catering accommodation near Obidos
Gardens and views, Quinta do Bom Vento

Quinta do Bom Vento

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.

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Check out this hotel 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.

Amelia’s House is a lovely hideaway where most of the furniture has been made by the host. There’s a terrace and the accommodation is very clean throughout. Book your stay.

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  1. I am in the midst of planning our September road trip itinerary and your blogs are a goldmine. Thank you. We are tentatively planning to arrive and spend 2 nights in Sintra (getting over jetlag, some short hikes, exploring the town and surround area), then we have 4 days to head up the Silver Coast before we head inland to the Douro Valley for 4 days. I’d originally thought we’d spend 2 nights in Nazare area, and 2 nights in Aveiro area, but now I’m wondering if there is a central location that would allow us to take short road trips without the necessity of changing accommodations. We are interested in Obidos, the Berlengas, driving and exploring small coast towns, Aveiro, Costa Nova and Sao Jacinto reserve. What would you suggest?

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      You could have a look at Leiria and Coimbra but I’d be inclined to stick with the original plan and have 2 nights in each place to save driving around so much.

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