Flattered Tomar

  • Location: Town / Village
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Beautiful Coimbra: 88km (50 mins by car)
    Nazaré and the coast with its beautiful beaches: 70km (1h by car)
  • Lisbon Airport (LIS): 129km (1h 15 mins)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Visit the Convent of Christ, one of the most relevant historic monuments in Portugal.
Use Tomar as a base to explore a wider area that reaches from Coimbra to Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and even Lisbon

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An introduction to Flattered Tomar

How would you describe Flattered Tomar in a nutshell?

In Tomar, Centro in Portugal, Flattered Tomar are three 2-room and three studio apartment rentals. The 1940s building, which was originally built by my grandfather is designed in a sophisticated but relaxed manner. Vintage pieces in front of aubergine walls, Portuguese traditional tiling, and terraces leading into the garden. Breakfast and transfers are included.

Please tell us a bit about the building and the interior design of Flattered Tomar.

The building is from the late 1940’s and sits on the grounds of an old farm. It was built by my great grandfather who was a bit of a character/maverick. Very unusual for the time he managed to buy the place in a public auction. Unfortunately I never had the chance to meet him since he died in his early forties.

The building used to stand at the city fringe but nowadays it’s right in the city centre of Tomar within its historical neighbourhood. During the renovation we aimed to maintain all the original materials whenever possible while updating the necessary infrastructure. It was definitely a challenge to keep some of the tiles and the wooden flooring. They were in such a miserable state. But it paid off. We are so happy with the final result. It’s also, in a certain way, a tribute to our heritage.

How would you describe the atmosphere of the holiday apartments?

That’s a tough question. It’s definitely relaxed but at the same time a bit sophisticated. At least in the sense of being elegant and somewhat refined. We aim to reach and please a certain kind of guest. The one that appreciates what we did concerning the renovation of the apartments but also the contemporary feeling, the vintage pieces, the art and everything else that’s involved.

What is so special about staying at Flattered Tomar?

The special feeling of staying in an old building with a modern take one step away from all the relevant places in Tomar. With the bonus of experiencing life in a small countryside town including having a true farmer’s market every Friday morning at our doorstep.

How long do you recommend to stay in Tomar and the surrounding area?

A lot of our guests choose to stay in Tomar as a base to explore a wider area that reaches from Coimbra to Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and even Lisbon and some more remote places inland. Some actually consider it as the ideal place to visit the Lisbon northern territories. Of course if you come for the city itself and the close surroundings, 3 days is absolutely perfect.

Flattered Tomar lounge
Flattered Tomar terrace
Lounge
Lounge
Staircase and conservatory
Bedroom
Lounge and bedroom
Bedrooms
Bedroom and bathroom
Apartment entrance

Flattered Tomar rooms & rates

We have 3 holiday apartments with 2 rooms, and 3 holiday apartments with 1 room each. Three of them face the street with views over the Convent of Christ and the others face the garden on the back of the building. In terms of equipment they are pretty much the same.

There is always a little detail that I cherish the most in each apartment. The aubergine walls, the little terraces facing the garden with their beautiful vintage lamps designed by Conceição Silva, the Steen Ostergaard’s chairs, the lime stones, the Portuguese traditional hydraulic tiling, the old enamel lamps that came from an old factory in Northern Portugal, the old Tomado bookshelves that we’ve managed to buy over the years and so forth. I think I could go on like this forever.

  • One bedroom apartments for 2 people / 30 m²
    75 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The apartments have a double bedroom, a private bathroom, a living room, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette.

  • Two bedroom apartments for 3-4 people / 45 m²
    104 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The apartments have a double bedroom, a second bedroom with 2 single beds, a private bathroom, a living room, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette.

  • Three bedroom apartments for 5-6 people / 75 m²
    161 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The apartments have two double bedrooms, a third bedroom with 2 single beds, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette.

Included in the rates
Rates include taxes.
Optional extras
Breakfast is available on request at EUR 10 per person, per day.
Extra charges payable at the property
For a late check-in, after 8pm and before 9 am, an extra charge of EUR 30 applies.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Children under 2 years of age will be accomodated at no extra charge and a baby pack (cradle, highchair, small bathtub and toys) are available upon request. Extra beds are available on request.
Minimum stay
1 - 3 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Concierge service
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Toys for kids
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Iron & Board
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We offer our guests a breakfast service, daily cleaning, transfer service from and to Lisbon and Porto airport and our usual concierge service.

Things to do in Central Portugal & Tomar

  • Art / Culture
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing

Tomar has this wonderful vibe. The Convent of Christ and its Castle are the biggest highlight of Tomar and the surrounding area. To many historians the Convent of Christ is the most relevant monument in Portugal. Almost every King of Portugal felt compelled to leave its mark on the Convent adding a new chapel or a new cloister on the way.

Even under Spanish rule there was the same special treatment regarding Tomar. This is why you can actually read Portugal’s history better here than in no other place in the country.

Another fascinating thing is that due to its connections with The Knights Templar there has always been an esoteric enchantment about it. Even Umberto Eco has visited and has been inspired. All this wrapped in a beautiful natural setting.

Inside the city limits I also have to mention the Synagogue, one of the oldest in Iberia, and the beautiful cobbled streets around the historical centre of Tomar.

In the area surrounding Tomar, I would recommend to see The Castelo de Bode Dam, the Almourol Castle and the Tagus River, Golegã during the annual Horse Fair in mid-November as well as Coimbra’s Old Town. A visit to Lisbon is also quite feasible as it’s just about 100 km away.

The location of Flattered Tomar

Flattered Tomar is centrally located just next to the Old Nabao River Bridge and the Santa Iria Chapel in Tomar, Portugal. It’s two mins walking distance from the local high street with a very convenient free public parking facility just in front of our building.

Tomar, geographically speaking, is a sort of a transitional area between two very different territories, about 100 km north-east of Lisbon. The vast plains of the south and the pine lands up north. It’s exactly this contrast that I particularly like.

Being quite rural, this area of Portugal still retains the romantic feeling of a long bygone era. In a way, it’s a portrait of a lifestyle that no longer exists.

When is the best time to visit Central Portugal?

In terms of weather, it’s usually better to visit Portugal between March and October. On the other hand, if you don’t mind a bit of rain on your holiday it’s beautiful to come in autumn and enjoy the olive trees being harvested and visit a ‘Lagar’ (where the olive oil is made) or have some fun during the famous ‘Feira das Passas’ (nuts fair) where local farmers sell their dry figs, chestnuts, dry raisins, walnuts, almonds and so forth.