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Vidago Palace Hotel *****

Parque de Vidago | Apartado 16 | 5425-307 | Vidago | Portugal |

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Vidago Palace Hotel *****

Parque de Vidago | Apartado 16 | 5425-307 | Vidago | Portugal |

FAMILIES LOVE

  • The incredible activities of the kids club and the teens club, as well as the babysitting service for the little ones
  • The world-famous spa, spread over a beautiful area of 2,500 sqm and accessible to children
  • Excursions in the surrounding area and the sumptuous golf course where the whole family can practice their swing

Location

It is at the edge of the woods and mountains that the Vidago Palace Hotel ***** unveils its incredible ochre red Art Deco façade, in the heart of the historic natural province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. As a sublime wine-growing region, Haut Doura is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its landscapes like no other on earth depict shale slopes as far as the eye can see, sublimely shaped by the constant sunlight.

However, before facing this architectural jewel of the 1910s, take a stroll along the main avenue, walking through an authentic 110-hectare park that has preserved its original features. Get ready to embark on a journey through time and project yourself a few centuries back, because the hotel will take you through the steps of its kingdom, like an invitation to enter a magical world.

The beautiful city of Porto and its international airport can be reached in a 1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive, a long enough time for you to be able to catch a glimpse of the region’s beauty, accompanied by your driver (transfer service on request, child’s car safety seat).

 

Description

Long renowned for its thermal baths, this ancient century-old country house derives its name from the Vidago Thermal Park wherefrom it takes root. History buffs should note that the hotel was built under the orders of King Carlos I to compete with the largest luxury spas in Europe.

A perfect definition of a palace, Vidago stands out for its enchanting decor coupled with high-end services and an atmosphere that is both elegant and rustic. Its timeless spa and unique golf course, designed by the famous architect, Philip Mackenzie Ross, are alone worth the international renown of this ideal base for families who seek after comfort and luxury.

It is therefore only natural that the hotel defines itself today as “one of the most romantic and emblematic tourist destinations in the northern region of Portugal”.

In order to satisfy each of your desires, the establishment offers:

  • 70 rooms
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • 1 wine cellar
  • 1 2,500sqm spa area
  • Sauna and steam room
  • 1 indoor swimming pool
  • 1 heated outdoor swimming pool
  • 1 18-hole golf course
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • 1 tennis court
  • 1 fitness room
  • 1 pool table
  • 1 car park with valet
  • 1 library
  • 1 business centre
  • 1 conference room
  • 1 shop
  • 1 pet-sitting service for your four-legged friends
  • 1 babysitting service for babies up to 24 months old
  • 1 incredible kids-club for children from 3 to 11 years old
  • 1 superb teen-club for teens up to 16 years old

Family offer: children up to 24 months old lodge and eat for free at Vidago Palace Hotel!

Your pet is also welcomed here! Cats and dogs under 20 kg will be spoiled and pampered with VIP treatment.

 

Accommodations

The rooms and suites of Vidago Palace Hotel perfectly reflect the refinement shown by this place. Special attention is paid to details and comfort, in order to welcome families as they should. A baby bed and/or single bed can be installed in the Deluxe and Privilege Rooms, as well as in the suites.

Being spacious and bright, the different rooms are decorated with sumptuous Beirut tapestries and decorated in sophisticated touches of British inspiration, thus evoking the Belle Époque. However, what guests prefer above all is the peaceful view over the lush green exteriors and the mountainous reliefs which completes the already dreamlike setting.

Families of 3 will love the Deluxe Room (30 sqm) or the Privilege Room (45 sqm), each with an ultra-comfortable King-size bed and a bathroom with bathtub (and shower for the second category). The cosy cocoons found on the ground floor benefit from a beautifully furnished terrace and offer the possibility of connecting two rooms to create a larger and more intimate space. Adding an additional single bed or a cot is a possible option.

The Junior Suite and the GrandSuite, for their part, radiate luxury and tranquillity. The Junior Suite (39 to 49 sqm) is made up of a bedroom with a double bed or twin beds, a family bathroom and a living room where you can enjoy moments of sharing. The Grand Suite draws its inspiration from nature, thus available in a palette of green, cream and navy-blue colours. There is also the possibility of adding an additional single bed and a cot.

 

Gastronomy

Orchestrated by Chef Vítos Matos, the 5 restaurants of Vidago Palace Hotel guarantee you a unique gustatory journey, in the company of your little treasures that will indeed be well pampered! Highchairs, allergen-free and children’s menus, everything can be found there.

Imbedded in a romantic setting, the Winter Garden will announce the colour of your day. Spread out your newspaper, share a delicious fruit- and pastries-based breakfast, then sip your cappuccino or hot chocolate while enjoying the views over the park’s green expanse.

The venues’ centrepiece, the ballroom now serves as a dining area: The Grand Ballroom. While great royal families used to organize dancing evenings therein, the families of today savour a thousand and one marvels of Portuguese gastronomy, like the “Barroso Veal and its black vitelottes” accompanied by a mascarpone sauce flavoured with chives and mustard.

As the hotel’s biggest pride, the Wine Cellar offers a wine-tapas formula for a most appreciable Spanish-Portuguese combo, to be savoured in a charming place, which is designed like a vintage bistro.

Being incredibly modern and minimalist, The Club House will warm your hearts during winter thanks to its fireplaces, whose reassuring crackling accompanies your dinners. When the good weather sets in, the guests can sit outside and enjoy the striking beauty of the park. You can go there for an informal lunch, before a kids-club session or a round of golf. Nothing better than a good Caesar salad or a sandwich on the go to get a fresh start. And children love this a lot!

Being both a bar and a restaurant, the Four Seasons Room is a light-flooded space, which is inspired from the 18th century publishing event, where people gathered to philosophize and debate about the authors of the time. Padded velvet armchairs, leather sofas, eclectic furniture and silk-clad walls, this is the kind of atmosphere in which you will be immersing yourself in during your meal.

 

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

For children

In this palace, which may appear to us as being taken from a fairy tale wherein birds speak and mice dance, children are the kings!

Toddlers are cuddled by the offered babysitting service which takes care of babies up to 24 months old. Hugs, sleep, kisses, sleep… what a lovely program on offer. To complete the stay of your little princes and princesses, it should be noted that an assortment of ultra-complete equipment is made available for them. This includes the rental of baby strollers, baby baths, games and books, or bottle warmers.

Toddlers from 3 to 11 years old can indulge themselves in fun and playful activities in the Jeronimo’s Kids Club dedicated to them; between painting and creation workshops, sports sessions and film screenings. Being opened every day from 10 am to 7 pm, the club is managed by qualified and playful facilitators to whom your little ones will undoubtedly become attached.

Young teens aged 12 to 16 years old are not left out and can enjoy the Teens-club that has entirely been designed for their age. The perfect place for meeting lots of new friends, improvising a game of football or taking part in organized activities and workshops.

Since golf is an institution at Vidago, young people have the chance to practice their swings! They can access a program designed for them at the Golf School. Did you know that this sport contributes to the good development of children, by increasing their ability to concentrate and reason, as well as their motor skills?

Another excellent news for families seeking after well-being and relaxation is that the spa offers a menu that is completely adapted and suitable to the children’s young and fragile skin.

 

Family experiences

Within the hotel premises, families will be able to take full advantage of the superb heated outdoor swimming pool which promises a refreshing break thanks to the Pool Bar, which opens daily. However, the main attraction remains the hotel’s park, a life-size playground for children who will walk the aisles playing “One, Two, Three, Sun” or run in search of butterflies of a thousand colours. Their imagination knows no bounds.

As a family, explore the various short, medium and long-distance trails designed to make your stay as peaceful and relaxing as it could get. Also, the little guests’ families will be able to benefit from the bicycles that are made available for them!

After a visit to the organic farm and its vegetable garden, get to meet the donkey, Mirandês Figueiro, a faithful mascot who will proudly show you its beautiful smile.

The province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro is a gold mine for family excursions.

Nature lovers can embark on a day’s trip to the Alvão Natural Park (51’), inhabited by many endangered animal species such as the Iberian wolf and the peregrine falcon. This is where one can find the Fisgas do Ermelo Falls, which are among the biggest in Europe.

Culture lovers will be spoilt for choice in this region, which is dotted with Roman references and remains, such as the Archaeological Park of Tresminas (14′) whose ancient Roman gold mines will amaze both the young and old.

Vidago Palace Hotel will also warmly recommend the Douro Valley (1h25) where sumptuous hikes await you, as well as the Pena Aventura (27’), a theme park which is adored by thrill-seekers.

 

For parents

Proud of its tradition and experience in this area, the Vidago Palace Golf Course is run by an expert team dedicated to teaching you the most beautiful moves. At the end of your stay, you will simply be unbeatable, and your friends will envy you… or accompany you during your next holiday to this fantastic place!

Located less than 200 metres away, the 18-hole course will put your level to the test. Beginners will be able to take up the challenge, thanks especially to the greens reserved for chipping and putting.

However, as you may already know, it is the incredible spa resort that has made the hotel internationally renowned. While the special waters of Vidago rebalance your senses, the ancestral treatments and massages will revive your youth for a reinvigorated energy. Thanks to their therapeutic properties, honey and olive oil are the basis of the treatments provided in one of the 10 treatment rooms. In addition, there are 5 thermal treatment rooms, 2 experience showers, 2 relaxation rooms, 1 beauty salon and 1 juice bar.

The spa’s common areas are accessible to everyone, free of charge. This includes the heated outdoor pool with jets, the indoor swimming pool, the sauna, the steam room, the ice fountain and the fitness room, for the most determined persons.

Do you feel like savouring a moment as a couple? Your concierge will take care of organizing a romantic picnic in the hotel’s park.

 

Services

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animator speaking English
  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Concierge
  • Pets friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


Equipements

  • Billiards
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Thalassotherapy


Activities

  • Animations
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pilates
  • Sport activities
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Babysitting

  • Age: Until 24 months
  • Opening hours: 24h/24
  • Rate: €17/hour
  • Quota: 2 babies/babysitter

Check-in/out

  • Check-in: From 3 P.M.
  • Check-out: Until noon

Kids club

  • Age: From 3 to 11 years old
  • Opening hours: From July to September, from 10:30 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Price per hour: €6/hour/child for 1 child, €10/hour/child for 2 children, -10% for 3 children or more
  • Half-day or day rates: €20/half-day without lunch, €30/half-day with lunch, €40/day with lunch
  • Discounts of half-day or day rates: -10% for 2 kids, -15% for 3 kids and more
  • Quota: 5 children/activity leader

Number of rooms

  • 70 rooms

Opening dates

  • The hotel is open all year long

Restaurants

The Grand Ballroom

  • Restaurant: Gourmet
  • Dress code: Casual chic
  • Lunch: On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, from 12:30 P.M. to 3 P.M.
  • Dinner: From Monday to Sunday, from 7:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.

Wine Cellar

  • Restaurant/bar: Wine & tapas
  • Dress code: Casual chic
  • Dinner: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 7 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.

The Club House

  • Restaurant/bar: Traditional Portuguese bar
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Opening hours: Every day from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Winter Garden

  • Restaurant: Breakfast
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, from 7:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.; on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 7:30 A.M. to 11 A.M.

Four Seasons Room

  • Dress code: Casual
  • Bar: Every day from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
  • Snacks and light meals: Every day from 11:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
  • Seasonal meals: From Monday to Friday, from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Spa

  • Common areas: Accessible to all free of charge
  • Care and treatment: From 16 years of age (at an extra charge)
  • Opening hours: Open Sunday to Thursday from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M.; Friday to Saturday from 9 A.M. to 8.30 P.M.

Teens club

  • Age: From 12 to 16 years old
  • Opening hours: From July to September, from 10:30 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Price per hour: €6/hour/child for 1 child, €10/hour/child for 2 children, -10% for 3 children or more
  • Half-day or day rates: €20/half-day without lunch, €30/half-day with lunch, €40/day with lunch
  • Discounts of half-day or day rates: -10% for 2 kids, -15% for 3 kids and more
  • Quota: 5 children/activity leader

Transfers

  • International airport Porto (1h10)
  • Rate: From €180

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