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1 room, 2 adults

The Literary Man

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free parking nearby
Rua de Dom João de Ornelas, Obidos, 2510-074, Portugal

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Obidos Castle
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free parking nearby
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  • The room is very small. For a hotel whose concept is books it should be better lit so…Aug 26, 2019
  • An amazing place and concept, full of charm, with excellent service and excellent…Mar 23, 2020

The Literary Man

from £85
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Superior Suite
  • Romantic Double Room

What’s around The Literary Man


  • Obidos Castle - 13-minute walk
  • Barata Feyo Museum - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Jose Malhoa Museum - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Dom Carlos I Park - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Obidos Lagoon - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Praca da Republica - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Bom Sucesso Golf Course - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Praia do Bom Sucesso - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km

Getting around

  • Caldas Da Rainha Station 11-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

FAQs for The Literary Man

  • Does The Literary Man offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Literary Man does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Literary Man?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Literary Man?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Literary Man?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Literary Man?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 135 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great experience!
Hotel staff were great. Breakfast buffet and personal service from staff was excellent. Had evening meal that was excellent with the cook providing a very personal experience. Only issue is that gps does not bring you to the front of the hotel
Philip A, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Recommend the hotel
The interior with lots of books was amazing.
Yung Joo, kr1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very pleasant - good food and wine - would go agsin
knud, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Not Your Normal Obidos Hotel.....Better!
The Literary Man hotel sits just outside of the Obidos city walls - away from the throngs of tourists. Whether you are a book fan or not, this hotel is cozy and inviting, with thousands of books and unusual knick-knacks everywhere throughout the hotel. Don't bother looking for another restaurant in Obidos........The Literary Man on-site restaurant was very good and one of the employees is a mixologist, specializing in gin, which made for an interesting dining experience. They have just opened another restaurant on the main square of Obidos called The History Man, which also looked inviting. This hotel was one of our favorites on a 10-day trip to Portugal.
Barbara, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A bookworm's dream
If you're a book-o-phile, you'll love it here. If books aren't really your thing, you'll still enjoy the creativity in using them as decor. My fave spot is the restaurant/library (with live music some evenings), followed by the breakfast bar. My room and bathroom were spacious, I had a private patio, and I quite enjoyed my stay. If I need to overnight in the area again, I'd definitely return here.
Caroline, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Portuguese Odyssy
A trendy old convent converted to an Arte House Hotel.Food,wine and staff could not be faulted.Obidos is a beautiful historic town within the city wall.The Literary Man is a great base to explore Obidos and the surrounding region. Would suggest at least a 3 to 5 night stay to get the best out your holiday.
Stephen, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very cozy hotel with comfortable rooms, an amazing breakfast and so close to the center. I wish I stayed there longer than just one night!
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Wonderful boutique hotel.. terrible beds. Not sure what they were thinking when they bought them.
Jeannie, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Mixed feelings
The staff at this hotel was amazing. Very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and included cooked to order eggs. We also had dinner in the restaurant which was excellent. The room did not live up to the rest of the hotel. It smelled musty and there was only a curtain for a bathroom door. This hotel is outside the city wall, so you can park for free nearby. Also we were not able to leave the hotel prior to 8 am because the door was locked. If you need to leave early, be sure to make arrangements when you check in. We also stayed at another hotel in the area and preferred that one for comfort and value.
Shirley, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Books galore close to the wall.
Unique hotel with books theme, close to walled city. Parking is a problem, bedding needs updating, breakfast is excellent, rooms are big but could usé updating.
Jose, us2 night family trip

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