Douro Valley, Portugal
Vidago Palace was completed for the Portuguese royal family in 1910. This stunning Belle Epoque building reopened exactly 100 years later in 2010 as one of Portugal's finest destination hotels featuring a renovated natural spa and remodelled golf course.
At a Glance
Stunning royal residence in a Belle Epoque style
Remodelled and extended golf course designed by Cameron Powell
Famed mineral water from Vidago's own spring reputedly cures a range of conditions and can be both bathed in and drunk
A convenient base for visiting the wine growing regions of northern Portugal
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The Palace is located on the fringes of the unassuming spa town of Vidago, near Portugal’s northern border. It was originally an ambitious building project commissioned by King Charles I, who was assassinated before he could ever see the completed residence in all its glory. It became a luxury hotel in the middle of the last century, with a golf course created by the famous Philip Mackenzie Ross complementing the elegant rooms and well known natural spa. The waters of Vidago are well-known for their healing properties.
Nestled in sumptuous gardens within the breathtaking Vidago Natural Park, the hotel welcomes you with its stunning salmon-pink facade. Inside guests can feel like royalty as they enjoy the palace's sweeping staircases and the glamour of the royal ballroom which now houses one of Northern Portugal's best restaurants.
There are 70 bedrooms and suites, each with its own sparkle of charm and charisma. Throughout there is 24/7 bedroom and concierge service.
Draped in natural light these rooms largely overlook the verdant park, there is a contemporary feel which can be enjoyed as you open the windows and take in the heady wisteria smell from your balcony.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mountain surrounding the Vidago Palace Hotel from the comfort of these spacious and luxury rooms.
Decked out with chaise longue and chairs in the spacious living area, this room is luxurious with an element of classic comfort. There is a marble bath and a shower as well as large storage area allowing you to really unpack and make this a home away from home.
Oozing glamour and style which will not fail to impress from the moment you step in until when you take a look outside at the beautiful view of the local park and area. The Junior Suite can be changed to suite your needs, in terms of beds, family and facilities.
These elite and poetically stylish suites are the crème de la crème of the Vidago Palace, everything from the superb views to the decor really do show refined elegance and bourgeois taste. Infusing the Portuguese colonial heritage with contemporary elegance these suites are truly special.
There is baby-sitting on offer, as well as separate pool for children. There is a program of activities for younger guests including nature walks, face painting and art classes.
In the Salão Nobre, the hotel’s beautiful and historic royal ballroom, you can enjoy some of the region's finest cuisine. Meals are also served in the hotel’s sunny 'winter garden' conservatory, as well as at the Poolside Bar and the golf clubhouse.
The extensive spa offers a range of treatments, many of which make use of the health-giving properties of the natural Vidago spring water, a couple of bottles of which you will find in your minibar.
The remodelled 18 hole golf course is one of Northern Portugal's finest.
The hotel boasts two swimming pools and a well equipped gym well as a library with multimedia facilities.
Location & Directions
Douro Valley, Portugal
Vidago Palace is in Tràs-os-Montes, just north of the Douro Valley near Portugal’s northern border with Spain and 2 -ours west of Porto.
When to go
All year round. Spring and autumn are popular times to go as well as the high summer months.