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Hotel Real d'Obidos vs. Pousada de Obidos


May 15th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Hotel Real d'Obidos vs. Pousada de Obidos

Hi all, we currently have reservations at the Hotel Real d'Obidos for a 3 night stay but I am beginning to feel regretful that we are only staying in one Pousada (Evora) during our trip. Of course the rub is that the Pousada is 3x as expensive. Have any of you stayed in either and do you think the Pousada would be worth the extra money? thanks
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May 15th, 2014, 11:42 AM
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We've stayed at several of the Pousadas, including Evora, and found them all to be well above average. We haven't stayed at the Pousada de Obidos, Castelo de Óbidos, as yet, but it is considered one of the 7 marvels of Portugal and is due to receive a UNESCO classification. Being familiar with the management company that runs the hotel, you should find it worth the extra money.

If you're 55 or older, you qualify for their Golden Age discount program. Since you're staying at more than one Pousada, you should sign up for the Pestana Priority Guest Card. It's similar to the Amigos membership in the Posadas of Spain.

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May 15th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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We stayed in the Pousada in Obidos. It's a castle and even the tower has a room. Decor and furniture, if I remember correctly, was contemporary The restaurant was terrific with pretty views.
Parking was a little tight but we made it work. We chose to stay in Pousadas if they were avaialble so disn't look at other properties. Obidos is worth a few hours at most, tiny, tourist driven.
We also stayed in the Pousada in Evora and loved it, beautiful pool, more good dining.
We have stayed at many Paradors in Spain and felt the Pousadas in Portugal were a notch higher in quality, especially the dining.
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