Central Portugal / July 22, 2020. By Susan Connolly
Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in a medieval town with whitewashed houses, cobbledstone streets and a castle surrounded by town walls? If so, then Óbidos just 80km north of Lisbon is worth adding to your travel list. The highway from Lisbon to Obidos offers very easy access. Obidos also makes a great base for exploring the region’s best and is only 20 minutes away from some wonderful beaches. Here are our top picks of charming Óbidos hotels and accommodation to suit various budgets and tastes.
This medieval town house has 18 rooms decorated with wooden furniture in keeping with the medieval style. There is an outdoor saltwater pool with views of the town walls.
A small boutique style hotel located within the walls of Óbidos in a beautifully restored town house. Most of the 10 rooms offer a balcony overlooking the castle walls. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy regional cuisine and a terrace bar.
Just 200 metres walking distance from the castle with 17 cosy rooms all fitted with modern comforts and a courtyard.
A great place to stay for book and literature lovers, the Literary Man Obidos is a unique literary themed hotel, the huge library contains thousands of books. Located next to the castle the former convent was converted into a hotel in the 60s. The 30 rooms are decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. In the restaurant you can choose from a literary menu or a traditional Portuguese one.
A contemporary Óbidos hotel located outside the town walls, just a 5 minute drive away. The 40 rooms are decorated with works form different Portuguese artists. You can enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool.
One of the Óbidos hotels located just outside the town walls. The hotel was refurbished in 2016 and the 30 rooms and 2 suites are elegant, well-designed and spacious and offer every comfort.
Step back in time at the historic Obidos castle you can choose to stay in the castle and have an authentic medieval experience or stay in Casa do Castelo ( located right next to the castle). The Obidos castle hotel offers 3 suites located in the tower, the 5 remianing rooms are small as a result of the layout of the castle. At Casa do Castelo all 8 rooms are decorated with traditional decor in keeping with the style of the house
Located just outside the town walls near the car park and tourist office, this family run hotel has 23 cosy rooms. There is an outdoor swimming pool and gardens for relaxing or enjoying the views.
Charming 18th century guest house located near Obidos castle is great value for money. Traditionally furnished rooms are in keeping with the style of the house. There is a large terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views.
Family-run guest house located in the centre of Óbidos. The 8 guest rooms are decorated with antique furniture in keeping with the style of the house. There is a spacious terrace where you can enjoy breakfast or a drink.
This guesthouse/hostel hybrid is located in the centre of Óbidos near the main street, Rua Direita. Accommodation in provided in dormitories and double rooms either ensuite or with shared bathroom. Two fully equipped kitchens and lounges allow for plenty of space to prepare your own food and relax.
Friendly atmosphere and unique, quirky decor await you at Hostel Argonauta located just outside the town walls. Accommodation is provided in dormitories, there is also a private double room with shared bathroom facilities. You have use of a shared lounge and kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own food.
Located inside the town walls with two apartments. The smaller apartment has two bedrooms with double beds and the larger apartment has four double rooms.
This stylish apartment located inside the town walls has one double bedroom and three sofa beds throughout the apartment. Guests also have use of a shared swimming pool and garden.
Have you found your ideal Óbidos base?