Porto and Douro Valley

Vidago Palace

‘Brimming with history and intrigue’

Vidago Palace is a landmark residence in the town of Vidago in the north of Portugal, around an hour away from the city of Porto. Built in 1910, the hotel showcases a beautifully preserved Belle Epoque façade and its interiors contain high ceilings, stucco artwork and lavish furnishings. A 100-acre park encircles the property and calls home to ancient tree species and serene spring fountains. Created in 1936, The Vidago Palace Golf Course has been redesigned to challenge players even further, while the Thermal Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity with its rejuvenating treatments and luxurious facilities. Historic areas of the palace have been restored into gourmet restaurants and are accompanied by a cosy wine cellar with local products and cheeses.

In Our Opinion

‘Vidago Palace combines opulent interiors and rich history with beautiful scenery and outstanding facilities. A great choice for couples, families and golf enthusiasts alike.'

The Grand Ballroom
Situated on the ground floor, with access to the garden of the main façade, the Grand Ballroom is an elegant restaurant with dramatic chandeliers and damask silk curtains. Refined cuisine uses organic produce, taking inspiration from the traditional dishes of Northern Portugal with a modern twist by chef Rui Paula.
The Winter Garden
Under a dramatic structure made from wrought iron and glass, this venue has the feel of a winter garden conservatory with its fresh colours and contemporary décor. A peaceful breakfast rooms opens out to a terrace overlooking the hill. Breakfast is served daily from 08:00 to 10:30 and until 11:00 on weekends.
The Club House
Originating from 1866, this ancient stone building now features modern interior decoration and hosts a restaurant, bar, shop and locker rooms. The restaurant overlooks the kitchen through a glass wall and opens out to terrace seating.
The Four Seasons Room
Flooded with natural light through all four seasons, this sophisticated venue is designed in the style of an 18th-century literary salon. Capiton velvet armchairs, sofas and bergeres chairs are placed above two lavish wool rugs in shades of burgundy, made to measure for the room.
The Wine Cellar
This cosy cellar hosts a dedicated area to wine tasting, with guests also able to purchase local products such as oils, fruits, vegetables and cheeses. Wines and ports are accompanied by a range of snacks.
Pool Bar
Enjoy a refreshing beverage or a light meal at the laidback pool bar, with a menu that combines traditional flavours with the region’s products of choice – ranging from pasta dishes and salads to hot and cold sandwiches.

Leisure:• Swimming pools

Services:• Fitness centre
• Concierge service
• Meeting facilities
• Library
• Auditorium
• Laundry/ dry cleaning

Thermal Spa

Opening out to the lush surrounding lawns and covering a total area of 2,500sqm, Thermal Spa offers a range of treatments carried out by highly-trained therapists. Facilities include twenty treatment rooms, twelve massage tables, one outdoor pool and indoor pool, one vitality pool, two hot-tubs, vinchy and jet showers, one Turkish bath and sauna, one meditation area and two relaxation rooms. After a treatment guests can enjoy a refreshing drink from the juice bar or poolside bar.

Vidago Palace welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• Units can accommodate between 1 and 2 children

• Extra cot available upon request

• Children’s menu

• Children’s pool
• Craft workshops
• Balloon modelling
• Sports activities
• Movies

• Babysitting service available upon request

The Vidago Palace Golf Course was totally redesigned by Cameron & Powell and transformed into a Par 72, 18-hole course with a length of 6,308 metres.  Main features of the golf course include the elevated tees and greens, strategically placed stone walls and bunkers that demand a sharp eye to read the slopes.

The extension of the golf course from 9 to 18 holes was developed to retain the integrity of the original design, whilst also enhancing the aesthetics and character of the course. The first 9 holes are played in a relatively flat area in the Vidago valley, the last 4 finishing holes are more challenging; built on sloppy land with sweeping views of the natural surroundings, Vidago Palace and the distant villages.

Technical Information:
• White Tees: 6,308m
• Yellow Tees: 5,903m
• Blue Tees: 5,454m
• Red Tees: 4,797m
• 10 holes Par 4
• 4 holes Par 5
• 4 holes Par 3

• Practice Area with 300m driving range
• Driving Range Token (48 balls)
• Pitching Area
• Club House (restaurant, shop, dressing rooms and meeting room)

General facilities:
• Buggies
• Pull & electric trolleys
• Rental clubs

Your big day deserves the perfect touch and a tailor made wedding at The Vidago Palace Hotel can turn your dream into an unforgettable moment. The hotel offers an exclusive variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that will make your wedding a uniquely special moment and your full-time wedding planner will help with every detail including the ceremony, menu and decorations.

We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon at the Vidago Palace Hotel. The staff promise to create the best romantic experience, including treatments for two in the spa and romantic dinners with unique gourmet tastings.


Vidago Palace is located in the town of Vidago in the north of Portugal, around one hour away from the city of Porto. Porto Airport is situated 135km away.

Nearby attractions include:
• Porto
• Douro Valley
• Maria Pia Bridge
• Palácio da Bolsa