Great views of the town, did not have any issues during my 2 day stay. I did not stay in the castle tower rooms (there's rooms in the actual tower). Fast check-in and out, good breakfast and service. Pricey but worth it for the experience. Had family room for 4 (2 separate rooms which connected). Walk wasn't as bad as I expected, as long as you don't have very heavy luggage or any physical impairments you should be fine. (steep walk and some steps, cobblestone streets). I saw few elderly ppl who managed just fine.
I loved the town of Obidos and am glad I stayed here at the base of the castle. I didn't stay in a castle room and was in the more modern section. The room was quiet and the bed was ok. This is a good one-night stay.
A small group (4) of us had the please of staying at Pousada Castelo Óbidos on our way from Porto to Alvor in the Algarve. Service was excellent and everyone made sure we had everything we needed. Rooms were very comfortable and breakfast was in their restaurant which was a lovely location. Selection of food and quality was great. Tomas was very helpful during check-in and check-out. The lady who checked us into the hotel was also very helpful and made a reservation at a great restaurant for us.
We very much looked forward to our 25th anniversary at the Pousada. Let me start by saying that it is a stunningly beautiful property and the staff upon check in was fabulous showing us to our room and even carrying our luggage up the stairs to our premium tower room. We booked the most expensive room in the property at 450 Euros/night and thought that very fair for the experience we expected...in the tower of a Medieval castle. The room was dated and quite spartan which didn't bother us that badly at first. Upon returning from dinner however, we found that the air conditioner had shut off and had not cooled the room down. Someone from the front desk came up and got it to start working but after about 10 minutes, it turned off again and the room was very hot. In addition, we could hear every step and every voice from the room next door (the tower was divided into two rooms). Not the fault of the guests as they were just going about their evening as we were but in addition to the hot room, it made it unbearable. At 1230am, we called the front desk again and requested another room. Fortunately, there was one room available in another part of the hotel that we were moved to. It was a very nice room and the a/c worked so we settled in after 1am to get some rest. But, the adventure continued. When my wife got out of the shower the next morning, we discovered that the shower didn't drain and the entire bathroom floor was flooded. We used every towel in the room to soak up the water but there still remained a mess and I was unable to shower that morning for fear of the same mess and not having any more dry towels. So, off we go to check out since we were only there one night and were offered a whopping 10% discount off the 450 Euro tower room, which we didn't even sleep in, four our trouble. Breakfast was fantastic, the grounds were lovely, and except for the hostess checking us out, the staff was very accommodating. We really wanted to love this place and feel that it was very capable of doing so, but it fell well short of the mark. Perhaps experiencing the authentic privations of Medieval castle life is part of the experience but it was not as advertised and I expect far more from a brand like Pestana. I absolutely will not advise people to not stay here, but this was our experience.…
Óbidos is a great medieval town with ramparts around it, and the castle is attached to the ramparts. Our castle double room was not very big but comfortable (and rather dark, but that's expected from a castle), and the bathroom was a good size. Breakfast in the restaurant was varied and stylish - we got up rather early on the Sunday to make sure we could sit next to one of the beautiful windows with a view. Exploring the common areas, especially going up one of the castle towers, was definitely a plus. Staff was helpful and polite.
We had a fantastic stay in a pousada that is adjacent to a castle. This stay allows the guests to visit the inside of the castle and to dine in. Dinner was fantastic and is a must if you stay at the pousada. Views are sweeping and you are treated like royalty. Food and wine was fabulous as well. We had half board package. Highly recommend it!
The rooms really are in a castle -- that is, a centuries old castle that was partially destroyed, then reimagined and rebuilt to house a hotel. But many of the rooms involve approaching up flights of outdoor stone stairs, then sometimes more stairs inside. Some rooms are even in the castle towers. So staying there is something of an adventure. You definitely want to pare down your luggage and get their nice staff to assist you carrying up! Furnishings include antiques and nice old paintings and textiles. The dining room is lovely; breakfast is beautifully laid out and sumptuous. Views from the rooms and the lawn near reception and the various terraces are gorgeous. Rooms and bathrooms are not large by US standards, but the whole idea is that you're in a castle, so just go with it! This is not for the really elderly or infirm, but for those with decent knees, it's a treat.…
Enjoyable experience in this castle, now a pousada. Very medieval castle-like inside and out. Rooms on small side but for 1 or 2 nights OK. Lots of stairs and climbing to get around to the castle and within the castle; no elevators. Excellent service. We'd recommend. Good location at highest point in Obidos.
Having a hotel room in a castle is like a destination within itself. The walled city of Obedos was very interesting with lots of food vendors, restaurants, and merchants all within an easy walk from the castle. If you are daring, you can even walk along the city wLls for great views. The buffet breakfast was excellent. There is on-site parking. The hotel staff are excellent, friendly, and speak English. This is a must-see destination if you are in central Portugal.
54 steps to the open air, to go to breakfast. Several days in the rain. Multiple steps carrying luggage. You have to find a solution. I do not recommend the hotel for people over 50 years old if they carry more than a small backpack. So many stairs makes it difficult to enjoy the few services of the hotel, whatever you do, say and go down stone stairs in the open air. There is no internal communication, there is no one to carry your luggage, there is a lack of personnel.