Vidago Palace, Portugal
Originally a spa retreat for Europe's elite - Vidago Palace has reemerged as a stunning hotel and golf course and a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Its Belle Epoque style and grand architecture create a magical atmosphere - a stay here really is a unique experience
First opened in 1910, Vidago Palace was created to provide its discerning clientele with rooms and facilities fit for royalty. One hundred years later, after extensive restoration and renovations, Vidago Palace today combines the glamour of a palace with the warmth of an English country manor. In addition to the opulent main building with its glittering ballroom-turned-restaurant, the star attractions are its lush 18-hole golf course and the start-of-the-art white-marble spa, where you can indulge in a treatment or take in the local spring waters famed for their curative properties.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast
5 rounds on Vidago Golf Course
£845.00 per person
5 nights Bed & Breakfast
3 rounds on Vidago Golf Course
£699.00 per person
Location Location Location!
Tucked away in spa town of Chaves, approx 90 min north of Porto, and close to Portugal’s northern border, Vidago Palace lies in a beautiful transquil setting, surround by moutnains and 250 acres of mature woods and parkland.
Wining & Dining
In the beautiful Salão Nobre Dining Room, Portuguese chef Josu Sedanu-Martin (who previously delighted London diners at Quaglino’s and the Ivy) serves up a gourmet take on local favourites.
Each of the 70 bedrooms are spacious, bright and luxurious with every room enjoying views of the park which surrounds the hotel. Their special feel is enhanced by beautiful beiriz tapestries and hand-painted silk wallpaper
The minimalist spa, has an all-white interior of meticulously aligned marble and contrasts beautifully with the Belle Epoque hotel. State of the art treatments are available, as well as a steam room, saunas and vitality pool.
Things to Do
The magnificent wine region of Alto Douro, a world heritage site, is about an hour's drive away and different tours can be organized including a boat trip down the River Douro or a spectacular helicopter ride across the valley.
Vidago Golf Course has all the quality necessary to befit its stunning hotel, Originally opened in 1936, Vidago Palace course has been transformed over the years, but it still retains its natural beauty and its unique setting.
Vidago Palace Golf Course
Distance 6899 yards
This stunning course has two distinct halves. Scottish architect Philip Mackenzie Ross designed the original par-32, nine-hole course on the palace grounds in 1936. It was then renovated, extended and transformed into a championship 18-hole course in 2010 . Its a challenging course, with well-placed and strategic bunkers, combined with elevated tee’s and greens providing stunning views across the local countryside,