Commissioned by King Carlos I and opened in 1910, the luxurious former palace in Vidago sits in a 250-acre park with magnolia and century-old sequoia trees, caves, a lake and four mineral springs. The nearest major town, Chaves, is a 20-minute drive away -- its medieval streets tumble down to the Támega River and there are two 17th-century fortresses.
The hotel's "opulent" interiors "fit perfectly with the fairytale feel of Vidago", says The Daily Telegraph, while Condé Nast Traveller lists its 18-hole golf course as one of the top five in Europe. It has 96% Excellent or Very Good reviews on TripAdvisor and holds a 2017 Travellers' Choice award**. Luxurious touches include the grand staircase, mosaic floors, gilded ceilings, hand-painted silk wallpaper and Venetian chandeliers.
The white marble-clad spa was awarded Best International Spa 2016. The area's mineral-rich thermal waters are used in the treatments (additional charges apply). There are two swimming pools, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a gym. Food is another highlight -- this deal includes daily dinner in the Grand Ballroom, where the menu was designed by Portugal's "MasterChef" judge Rui Paula. A breakfast buffet of local specialities is served in the marble-floored Winter Garden.
Newspaper / magazines
Golf course (on-site)
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Complimentary valet service
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Pets: No pets allowed.
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