Check in to Vidago Palace. The little town of Vidago is conveniently located an hour away from Porto and thirty minutes from Douro Valley, making it a perfect location for a triangular-shaped exploration of the Porto and The North region. Our featured luxury hotel, Vidago Palace, is itself located in the spectacular, centuries-old, Vidago Park, the lush centrepiece of the town, replete with original 1910 landscaping, thermal baths, natural trails, pines, camellias and lavender bushes. Take a day to enjoy the luxurious spa or a round of golf at the sprawling 18-hole golf course.
On your second day, take some time to enjoy the area. Vidago is also renowned for its natural mineral water, obtained from its three natural springs, and was a popular destination for wealthy visitors and royalty, who came to the spa town to experience the restorative waters. Just fifteen minutes away from Vidago is Chaves, a pretty Roman city with an Old Quarter comprising narrow, winding streets, Baroque churches, a 14th century castle keep and 2,000-year-old Roman bridge. Historic Guimaraes is also located close to Vidago and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage city, boasting well-preserved medieval architecture, cobbled streets and restored black and white homes with delightful Alpine-style balconies decorated with flower-filled planters.
Vidago Palace is an award-winning member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and set in an idyllic location within the verdant Vidago Park in the pretty spa town, Vidago. Opened in 1910, this luxurious, stately property – commissioned by King Carlos I – offers guests a taste of the legendary Belle Epoque era and was originally built to entice wealthy international travellers of the time to visit Vidago and experience the health benefits of the local mineral water. Embracing tradition and modernity to stunning effect, the characterful, sympathetically restored, retreat now boasts a contemporary spa offering thermal treatments, beautifully decorated dining venues serving gourmet Portuguese cuisine and a championship-level, eighteen-hole, golf course set within its gloriously peaceful grounds, along with a collection of comfortable, individually designed, guest rooms and grand suites. Perfect for couples wishing to enjoy a sophisticated stay with plenty of interesting things to see and do locally in nearby towns and slightly further afield in the famous Douro Valley, Vidago Palace also welcomes children of all ages and provides a programme of activities and golf instruction for them during the summer and festive seasons.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:An award-winning hotel set in a beautiful nature park
- Feature:Features an 18-hole, par 72, championship golf course
- Rooms:70 rooms & suites
- Nearest airport:Porto International Airport