Boutique-style, independent hotel
HOBI1, Óbidos, Portugal
Quinta with a wonderful view of medieval Obidos
This beautifully restored 19th century manor house (built by an engineer of the renowned Eiffel Tower team), set in very well kept extensive grounds of lawns and orchards at the foot of ?"bidos, commands a superb view of the walls and castle of the medieval town.
Charming, relaxing and peaceful, it has a good sized swimming pool and a tennis court for warmer days, a cosy sitting room with fireplace and a billiard table for cooler evenings.
Elegantly decorated and furnished with antiques, it has six spacious very comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the main house and four separate self -catering apartments in the grounds. With well distributed sitting-out areas there is room for everyone to have their bit of privacy.
A walk through orchards will take you up to bustling ?"bidos in twenty minutes and to good local restaurants in half the time. The picturesque lagoon of ?"bidos, good for a swim, water sports and birdwatching is a short drive and the coast with lovely beaches is at nine kilometres.
For exploring all the monumental sights in the area at Batalha, Alcoba??a and Tomar and visiting the interesting coastal towns of Nazar?, Peniche and S??o Martinho do Porto, you are very well placed too. And for walkers, the beautiful Serras de Aire and Candeeiras are within easy reach.
In the main house there are 6 spacious double/twin bedrooms all with large en-suite bathrooms with hairdryers.
There are 4 self-catering apartments housed in individual restored C18th cottages in the grounds, each with its own sitting out area. They sleep 6, 4 and 2 respectively
Apt.Cristina: Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin. Sitting room. Living room. Kitchen.
Apt. Matilde: Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Living room. Kitchen.
Apt Leonor and Teresinha: Each apt sleeps 2: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Living room. Kitchen.
10,000 square metres of garden, terrace and grounds
Free parking in grounds
Sitting room with fireplace
Dining room for breakfast
For guests staying in the main house a delicious continental breakfast (cold cuts, cheese, pastries, fresh bread, home-made honey and jams, fruit, coffee and tea) is served on a communal table in the elegant dining room.
For guests staying in self catering apartments breakfast ingredients are provided along with fresh bread for guests to make their own breakfast.
For other meals there are three good restaurants a pleasant ten minute walk away along a lane through orchards. These are by the huge Baroque church on the main road. There are many more restaurants in Obidos a 20 minute walk away or a five minute drive.
Best to ask the owners for recommendations.
Hotel FacilitiesWiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Sports and WellbeingSwimming Pool (outdoor, seasonal)
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
AccessibilityNot suitable for guests with reduced mobility
ParkingOn-site parking (free)
With a history going back to the Romans, who had a fort on the site, via the Visigoths and Moors to medieval times when, in 1228, Dom Dinis gave it as a gift to his wife Dona Isabel who had fallen in love with its charms, Óbidos remains equally charming to this day.
The town used to be on the sea but the bay has gradually silted over the centuries – the beaches are now 10km away.
Apart from its own obvious charms, Óbidos is a wonderful base to explore the great sites – the monasteries of Estremadura; Batalha, Alcobaça and Tomar; the Atlantic coast resorts of São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré and the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Aire y Candeeiros.
Although the town can be quite touristy, in the summer months especially, with coach parties visiting from Lisboa, this is really quite limited to the main street (and the middle of the day) and can be quite easily escaped with a little exploring.Medieval Óbidos, pretty streets with famous white houses.
- Walk around the crenellated walls, explore the castle and aqueduct.
- Alcobaça monastery famous for its immense kitchens.
- Mosteiro de Santa María de Victória in Batalha.
- Parque Natural de las Sierras de Aire y Candeeiros.
- Nazaré – lively seaside town famous for its 'monster waves'.
- Convento de Cristo in the lovely town of Tomar.
- São Martinho do Porto – pretty, laid-back, family resort on a bay.
- Lay on the beach, go surfing – or just marvel at the dramatic waves.
- Explore Wellington's 'Lines of Torres Vedras'.