The Best Hotels in Óbidos, Portugal

Bom Sucesso Resort is a contemporary five-star property a short drive from Óbidos
Bom Sucesso Resort is a contemporary five-star property a short drive from Óbidos | Courtesy of Bom Sucesso Resort / Expedia
Alix M Campbell

You’ll find the well-preserved medieval town of Óbidos about an hour drive north of Lisbon. It’s a pleasing labyrinth of streets with traditional white houses and a great many churches considering its small size. It’s an ideal place to soak up Portuguese culture while residing in one of the unique hotels the town has to offer. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Casa Das Senhoras Rainhas

Independent Hotel

View of outside seating areas and balconies at Casa Das Senhoras Rainhas at night
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A calm refuge packed with history, this hotel in the historic centre of Óbidos is right in the heart of the action. You can sleep in the hotel tower or choose a room in the courtyard overlooking the castle walls, living like a king or queen while savouring your fresh pastéis de nata (custard tarts) for breakfast.

2. Casa de Campo São Rafael

Independent Hotel

Outdoor swimming pool at Casa de Campo São Rafael
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This restored 19th-century house in the countryside offers you all the holiday comforts you need, including a swimming pool, a garden, a snooker table and plenty of space for kids to run around. You’ll also have the luxury of waking up to chirping birds. The historic centre of Óbidos is a short walk away or a lazy peek from your window.

3. Óbidos Wood Villas

Independent Hotel

Wooden huts surrounding pool at Óbidos Wood Villas
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Simple and modern in their construction, these wooden villas seamlessly fit into the rural landscape of Olho Marinho, 10km (6mi) from Óbidos and 17km (11mi) from Peniche, if you fancy a surf during your stay. A space for wellbeing and relaxation, this ecofriendly accommodation combines the amenities of a hotel with the comfort and warmth of a home. It’s a welcoming place to return to after a day of being out and about.

4. Casa S Thiago do Castelo

Independent Hotel

Right in front of the Castelo de Óbidos in the heart of the old town, this family-owned, rustic place attracts photographers all day long. In the middle of the action, it’s a great hub from which to start your stroll through the cobblestone streets leading to the castle, which was a wedding gift for Queen Isabel in the 13th century.

5. Exe Vila d’Óbidos

Independent Hotel

Two single beds in room at Exe Vila d’Óbidos with white linen, green soft furnishings and dark wooden floor
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In contrast to the lost-in-time country roads surrounding it, this contemporary four-star hotel has a sophisticated, city-slick atmosphere, thanks to primary-coloured furnishings and walls decorated with works by various Portuguese artists. Within the natural estate of Quinta de Santo Antão, it’s in an excellent location for a wellness treatment and a relaxing sauna session once you’re back from exploring the town.

6. The Literary Man

Independent Hotel

Communal area at The Literary Man with walls lined with books, a fire place and large wooden table
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With traditional wooden ceilings and antique flooring, the room design at the Literary Man is perfectly balanced between old and new, thanks to its slick LCD screens and furniture made of reused materials. Its main attraction, next to the Literary Gin Bar, is its impressive collection of 40,000 books; even if you don’t have time to see all the sights, you’ll certainly catch up on your reading.

7. Casa d’Óbidos

Independent Hotel

Exterior of Casa d’Óbidos with swimming pool and garden trees and bushes
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This carefully restored 19th-century manor welcomes you into its calm interior and refined ambience. No matter where you are on the farm, you’ll have beautiful views with the Castelo de Óbidos as a backdrop. You can choose from four individually styled apartments, each with a unique name, as well as a large main house with six guest rooms, a fireplace and a game and snooker room.

8. Evolutee Hotel

Independent Hotel

Swimming pool on patio at Evolutee Hotel
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On the rural outskirts of Óbidos, the Evolutee Hotel is a resort woven into a golf course offering excellent sea views. It has various rooms, suites and apartments, all of which feature Portuguese tiles in the bathrooms. The Legend Restaurant & Bar has expansive views over the golf course, while the high-end Cobalt Restaurant specialises in local flavours.

9. Bom Sucesso Resort


Modern box like exterior of Bom Sucesso Resort
Courtesy of Bom Sucesso Resort / Expedia

This tranquil five-star resort, complete with an 18-hole championship golf course and near the Óbidos Lagoon, treats you to fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean. The day spa offers a tantalising menu of treatments, such as aromatherapy and Tibetan bowl massages. The restaurant is in the Clubhouse and serves international cuisine with a spectacular backdrop of countryside views.

Extend your Portuguese holiday by staying in nearby Lisbon. You can book the best hotels with pools and the coolest apartments in the city now via Culture Trip. Grab a drink in the best nightlife spots in Bairro Alto; it’ll be the perfect way to cap off a day of exciting tours. Alternatively, you can experience Lisbon from the comfort of your own living room.

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