Our grandparents had a big love for Vidago Palace and we spent many summers here during the 1980’s. It’s a special place for us and we are very happy and proud to be featuring it on JO&SO.
Designed last century, during the reign of King Carlos I, the Vidago Palace Hotel opened for the first time in 1910. The hotel closed in 2006 and reopened in 2010, a hundred years after its original inauguration, with a mission to offer guests an authentic journey back in time.
At Vidago Palace you will experience the charm and romanticism of the Belle Époque. There are 70 Rooms & Suites, a 18-hole golf course and a modern Thermal Spa, where the mineral water of Vidago, known for its curative properties, is used in treatments.
Rumours say its iconic staircase inspired the architect of the Titanic.
A strikingly modern spa, designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Complimentary Vidago Water, naturally sparkling and packed with minerals.
A challenging 18-hole golf course.
The excellent breakfast is served in the Winter Garden with its beautiful black and white plaid marble floor and mezzanine.
At 70 rooms it’s the biggest hotel in our collection but it’s the feeling of grandeur that makes it so special.
Guests under the age of 16 are only allowed to use the spa and the indoor pool daily from 10am to 3pm.
There is very little within walking distance.
Vegetarians might struggle to find decent options at the local restaurants.
Bicycle rides (with or without a guide)
Picnics in the park
Water Tasting at the springs
Wine Cellar / Tastings
Workshops on jams
Vidago Palace is perfect for relaxing and enjoying its beautiful surroundings.
The hotel organises various tours including trips to the historical towns of Chaves (23km) and Guimarães (85km) or if you are willing to go even further Vidago Palace can arrange you a bespoke itinerary to Alto Douro Wine Region – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Vidago Palace Hotel is 1 hour and 10 minutes away from Porto Airport.
The closest airport is Porto Airport. From there you can hire a car – or the hotel can arrange a transfer for you.
Porto (OPO) – 135km
Lisbon (LIS) – 417km
Faro (FAO) – 659km
It’s a 90-minute drive from Porto to Vidago Palace. Hiring a car is recommended if you want to explore the region. Otherwise, the hotel can arrange a transfer from the airport.