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 mini-bar. 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 mi away. Caldas da Rainha and Peniche as well as its beaches are a 10-minute drive. Lisbon International Airport is 49 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Óbidos
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  • Mary
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I love the cozy theme, location and welcoming staff. You are just outside the walled city and there’s a great restaurant just across the plaza. It’s absolutely lovely. I highly recommend.
  • Lauren
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The literary theme was very well executed. The staff was truly amazing. They were always helpful and friendly, even storing our luggage before and after checkin/checkout so we could continue to explore Óbidos.
  • Alyssa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Loved all the books. The front desk people were so nice and helpful. The breakfast buffet was divine. The staff was always smiling and friendly. The bed was comfortable. Loved the old timey look and feel of the place. And it’s a book lover’s...
  • Philip
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very pleasant room, loved having a hotel and bookstore in same setting. Staff was helpful and accommodating, a good choice of breakfast items. Location was perfect, just outside the gate to the old city.
  • Doug
    The location was very good, and close to an entry way through the wall into the town.
  • Sean
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the property was so unique! the breakfast was tasty, the rooms were spacious. I would stay here again.
  • Kathleen
    The hotel was magical! My son and I stayed and we loved The Literary Man! Obidos was wonderful. We had a fantastic breakfast and enjoyed the hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful. ❤️
  • Linda
    It was close to a side gate of the walled town. choice of restaurants near by.
  • Charelle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The lobby is so beautiful. they have good drinks! Good location. it is outside the walls but very close! next to good restaurants.
  • Leesa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    quaint little hotel right outside the gates, wonderful breakfast

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
  • What is the situation with parking? Do you have parking on site? Thanks

    Good Morning, Please be advised that the hotel does not have a private car park, however it is possible to park on our street and in the nearest stree..
    Answered on 20 September 2022
  • 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 area info *

Amenities of The Literary Man Obidos Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Sun deck
  • 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
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & 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
  • Safe
  • 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

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib 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 cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

License number: 3354

FAQs about The Literary Man Obidos Hotel

  • Room options at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Double

  • The prices at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Literary Man Obidos Hotel is 650 feet from the center of Óbidos. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Massage
    • Cooking class

  • Check-in at The Literary Man Obidos Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • 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