The Literary Man Óbidos Hotel is a unique literary hotel and the biggest in the world. Located next to the Óbidos Castle, this former convent kept its original charm and was converted in to a hotel called Estalagem do Convento in 1965.

With 30 rooms, the interiors shows an option of traditional decoration and an eco and modern style. The rooms are equipped with LCD's, heating and air conditioning, free WiFi, and some units offer a minibar.

It has various international books distributed for all the hotel, a restaurant, a gin bar and a lounge with an antique fireplace. Guests can choose from a literary menu.

Upon reservation, the hotel provides massages in a old winery atmosphere or at guests' room.

Óbidos Lagoon is just 3.1 miles away. Caldas da Rainha and Peniche as well as its beaches are a 10-minute drive. Lisbon International Airport is 49.1 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Literary Man Obidos Hotel has been welcoming guests since 12 May 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet


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Room type
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi. We want to book for tonight but are coming with our car. is there parking nearby? thanks
    Hello! Please be informed that we don't have a private car park, however, you may park on our street, parking is public and free of charge. You also h..
    Answered on 9 September 2021
  • Hi, is late check-out available in your hotel?
    please note that late check-out is subject to the hotel's availability. We can only confirm on the day of the check-out.
    Answered on 25 August 2021
  • How far is your hotel from The Marriott Praia Del Rei.? Thank you. Sinead Lynch
    Hello , we are 15minutes from Praia del Rei many tks
    Answered on 5 January 2021
  • Is it possible to book a room and have dinner tomorrow?
    Hello, is possible to book a room, but we dont have dinner service tomorrow, many thanks
    Answered on 30 December 2020
  • Hello, what time do you offer breakfast? Thank you.
    8:00h to 11:00h
    Answered on 18 April 2022
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Hotel surroundings *
Facilities of The Literary Man Obidos Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Cleaning services
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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15:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 12:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 40 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Literary Man Obidos Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

License number: 3354

FAQs about The Literary Man Obidos Hotel

  • The Literary Man Obidos Hotel is 200 yards from the centre of Óbidos.

  • The prices at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Literary Man Obidos Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cooking class

  • Guests staying at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Room options at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Double

  • Check-in at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.