Fodor's Expert Review The Literary Man Óbidos Hotel

Rua D. João d'Ornelas, Óbidos, Leiria, 2510–074, Portugal Fodor's Choice

This 19th-century convent turned stylish hotel has a bit of a split personality: a quarter of the rooms feature traditional wooden ceilings and floors and wrought-iron beds, while the rest are "eco-chic," employing recycled materials with contemporary flair. In keeping with Óbidos's reputation as a literary town, tens of thousands of books line the walls—including in the spacious restaurant (which serves Portuguese, Japanese, and vegetarian cuisine).

PROS

  • Well-stocked wine cellar doubles as a treatment room for massages
  • Unusual and engaging literary theme
  • Trendy gin bar

CONS

  • Parking in the area can be difficult
  • Can be noisy from outside traffic
  • Books up fast

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 262 959 217

HOTEL DETAILS

30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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