‘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.'
Flooded with natural light, these guest rooms are situated near the main stairs or in the corners of the hotel. Most rooms overlook the front and side of the park, whilst those on the ground floors extend views over the Spa and hill.
Six Junior Suites are featured at the hotel and each includes a separate living room ideal for relaxing with a book. Views can be admired of the surrounding parkland and hills.
These rooms are flooded with natural light through the several windows and offer views of the hotel’s surroundings. Some rooms also include a living room with chaise longue.
Four of these opulent accommodations are featured at the hotel, appointed in shades of either green, taupe or navy. Luxurious interiors showcase 18th-century styles and reflect the rich Portuguese colonial heritage. A hallway leads guests from the spacious dressing room to the living room with its two bergeres chairs, footrests and a large work desk. The bathroom includes a separate bathtub and shower.
Superior Rooms can accommodate up to two adults and one child through the use of an extra children’s bed. All of the rooms overlook magnificent views of the mountain.
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.
• 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)
• Pull & electric trolleys
• Rental clubs
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 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:
• Douro Valley
• Maria Pia Bridge
• Palácio da Bolsa
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
• Babysitting service available upon request