Vidago Palace

Parque de Vidago, Apartado 16, Vidago, Portugal

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  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

Maybe you’re not up to date on your Portuguese history. (Then again, maybe you are.) Anyway the striking Belle Époque facade tells you a thing or two: despite the Vidago Palace’s relatively remote location near the country’s northern border, the hotel has a grand past based on its strategic position. Built in 1910, it’s near the Chaves hot springs, famous since Roman times for their healing properties — and a longtime favorite of Portuguese kings. More than a century later, the hotel is just as glamorous as the day it opened. But the opulent interiors have been smartly adapted to suit modern tastes; the magnificent ballroom now houses the stylish Salão Nobre Dining Room, the region’s healing waters flow through the sleek marble spa, and the guest rooms and suites are smartly outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and quaint roll-top bathtubs.

Upstairs, the look is less traditionally Portuguese than dapper English countryside with a retro twist — buttoned-up, but with a sense of humor. Even the most standard rooms come with private wisteria-framed terraces, views of the park, and civilized seating areas with fancifully upholstered bergères chairs. Suites have separate living rooms, antique furnishings, leather sofas, and, perhaps most notably, exquisitely hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper.

Downstairs, the Vidago Palace aesthetic is distinctly aristocratic: rich drapery, gleaming marble staircases, stately columns, silk wallpaper, Venetian chandeliers, floors lined with colorful mosaics. As you’d expect, there are more venues for strolling, dining, and sipping well-prepared cocktails than you could possibly fit into a single visit, unless you’re staying for a week. There’s a great golf course and a fitness center, a well-stocked library, breakfast in the wrought-iron conservatory known as the Winter Garden, and Douro Valley wine tastings in the Cellar, gourmet salads by the spacious outdoor pool, and drinks in the ultra-modern Clubhouse. The highlight is, of course, the sparkling thermal spa offering treatments based around Vidago’s famous waters — if they were good enough for King Charles I, they’re probably good enough for you.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 70 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Vidago Palace. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 40 EUR per person/night for children and 75 EUR per person/night for adults. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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12pm

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  • Classic Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub or stand up shower.
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 333 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 431 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • This room can accommodate up to 3 guests (charges apply).
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 914 ft²/85 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • heated floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • This room can accommodate up to 4 guests (charges apply).
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Vidago Palace. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 40 EUR per person/night for children and 75 EUR per person/night for adults. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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