This delightful, small boutique hotel is located in the old area of Obidos which is one the few walled towns still remaining in Europe.
Obidos is a charming hill town, with attractive white washed houses dominated by the Castle. It was rebuilt in 1148 by Afonso Henriques after he took the town from the Moors.
Rua Direita, the main street, leads to Praca de Santa Maria where there is a Manueline pillory decorated with a fishing net.
This is the emblem of Dona Leonor, wife of King Joao II, who chose it to honour of the fishermen of Obidos who tried in vain to save her son from drowning.
The King of Portugal gave the town of Obidos to his wife on marriage as the traditional wedding gift.
Records show that the tradition of this gift started when King Dinis married Isabel of Aragon in 1282.
Casa das Senhoras Rainhas boutique hotel has nine charming rooms, each with a balcony or terrace.
The rooms are light and comfortable and they all have a private bathroom and modern amenities.
In the tower is a Deluxe room with a magnificent view of the Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus da Pedra.
The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and all have air conditioning, direct dial telephone, cable television and a safe. Non smoking rooms are also available.
There is a restaurant and an "Honesty Bar" where you can serve yourself drinks.
Golfers will enjoy the nearby 18 hole Praia Del Rey Golf Course, which offers interesting views of the Portuguese landscape.
When the town and castle were first built, the salt water of Obidos Lagoon came up to the walls of the town. Over the years the land has risen and the lagoon is now fertile agricultural land.
In March, Obidos welcomes the Chocolate Festival which is one of the most important events held in the town. More than 200 000 visitors arrive at Obidos each year attracted by the chocolate sculptures, contests, exhibitions and cake-design demonstrations.
In December, Obidos prepares for Christmas becoming 'Vila Natal' with many activities available for children, such as ice skating, karts, 'toys factory' and several inflatables.
This Obidos Butique Hotel is approximatley 80 kilometres north of Lisbon and is connected by motorway.
When at Casa das Senhoras Rainhas it is necessary to park the car outside the main gate of the town and walk to the hotel.