Fodor's Expert Review Rio do Prado

Rua das Poças, Arelho (Lagoa de Óbidos), Óbidos, Leiria, 2510–191, Portugal Fodor's Choice

"Eco-chic" is the phrase that best describes this award-winning hotel near the Óbidos Lagoon. Wastewater is recycled, solar panels generate much of the power, and biting insects are kept at bay by amphibians in a pretty pond. Guest rooms are dotted around the landscaped grounds, half buried for insulation. Inside, they combine earthy decoration—floors are concrete, premixed with chalk for a lovely, creamy effect—with contemporary design touches. Each has a porch and metal hearth for long evenings, though guests often gather around the common bonfire before dinner. Most vegetables and herbs served in the restaurant come from the hotel's own greenhouse. Wi-Fi hot spots are available on request (though many guests come here to escape such gadgets) and, if you are in a deluxe suite, a tablets, too. Or you may prefer to borrow a book from one of the two mini-libraries. There's an outdoor pool and bar, a small spa, and free electric bikes.

PROS

  • unique setting and atmosphere
  • ecologically sensitive
  • restaurant serves delicious homemade food

CONS

  • few amenites
  • no shade around pool
  • far from sights
  • far from sights
  • no shade around pool
  • few amenities

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
GreenRomantic
Quiet
Countryside
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: | 262-959623 | -262 959 623

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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