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The Literary Man

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Obidos Castle

8.6/10 Fabulous

194 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Rua de Dom João de Ornelas, Obidos, 2510-074
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Caldas Da Rainha Station - 13 min drive

About this property

The Literary Man

The Literary Man puts you 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Obidos Castle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
  • Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free offsite parking within 328 ft

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Literary Man Hotel Obidos
Literary Man Hotel
Literary Man Obidos
The Literary Man Hotel
The Literary Man Obidos
The Literary Man Hotel Obidos

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Interesting hotel, but a few issues let it down
Bit of a quirky hotel situated right by Obidos castle. The parking is a real issue and I'm glad we were not there in the height of the tourist season. Internet is not available in the rooms and I think the hotel should make this clear in their description. We had a superior room which was nice and spacious, but not decorated in keeping with a 700 yr old building, which is a shame. Bed was comfortable enough but the pillows were rubbish, with no support. Buffet breakfast was just ok.
michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The staff are great and very helpful. The dining room / bar is a very cool space. Our room was very small, with a carpet well past it’s prime.
Jerry, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a lovely place! We had a great time during our stay!
Brad, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

We spent one night here. The property has interesting decor. We kind of enjoyed it. However, the room we had was damp and smelly. There was visible mold on the bathroom counter top. Definitely, not a 4 start as advertised on Expedia.
Xueming, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Very difficult to find but everyone was very friendly.
STEPHEN, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This is a lovely property in a good location with a good concept. The public spaces are nice, however the rooms badly need a refresh. The hotel seems to have been closed up without ventilation for a while and our room was damp. You could only open a door onto a terrace for light and air which you could not leave open at night. There was no cross ventilation unless you opened the door to the hallway. It needs ot be brought back to life.
Yolanda, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Must!
Tho hotel is so unique, yet amazing!
Nuno, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Second time I’ve been here. Fun hotel located in great spot near all the things to do and see in Obidos.
Stewart, 1-night family trip
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