PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Set among 250 acres of woodland, this century-old palace hotel and member of The Leading Hotels of the World has been rejuvenated to its full splendor. The grand, candy-pink palace was built for King Carlos in 1910, and its opulent interiors evoke a bygone era.
  • Tucked away in a thermal spa town near Portugal’s northern border, salmon pink Vidago Palace hotel has an English country manor sensibility and grande-dame style but undeniably Iberian views.
  • In an elegant setting, the Salão Nobre Dining Room serves refined northern Portuguese cuisine prepared from organic local produce.
  • Set in a picturesque valley, the Vidago Palace Golf Course–originally designed by Mackenzie Ross–is an 18-hole course enthusiasts at all levels will enjoy.
  • The spa features 20 treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, steam rooms, saunas and a fitness center.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

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Set among 250 acres of woodland, this century-old palace hotel has been rejuvenated to its full splendor. As if bathed in the revitalizing water of the town of Vidago’s underground springs, this 1910 landmark palace is enjoying a grand renaissance. With an emphasis on preservation as much as innovation, the unchanged Belle Époque façade appears in orange and white between the patchwork of cedar, pine and holly trees. The interiors, too, bring glory to the high-ceilings, stucco artwork and floor-to-ceiling flourishes of classic Noble architecture. In an elegant setting, the Salão Nobre Dining Room serves refined northern Portuguese cuisine prepared from organic local produce.

The modernist wing of the world-class spa highlights the hotel’s refined eye to the future, providing a contemporary take on a traditional Portuguese thermal spa with twenty treatment rooms, five hydro pools and an indoor swimming pool, all using the region’s curative waters. Set in a picturesque valley, the Vidago Palace Golf Course–originally designed by Mackenzie Ross–is an 18-hole course enthusiasts at all levels will enjoy.

Like the rest of the hotel, the spacious rooms are well presented with simple yet elegant décor, such as heavy tasselled curtains, chandelier lamps and large embroidered rugs, and the overall guest experience is well considered. For instance, TVs show a personalised welcome message, wardrobes are fitted with automatic lights and padded hangers, bathrooms include a professional hairdryer and amenities kit, and the following day’s weather report is included in the turn down service. All bathrooms include a bathtub (most have a separate shower) and beds are either twins or king-sized with a choice of eight pillows.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Classic Rooms

Classic Rooms

Our spacious Deluxe rooms use contemporary designs to create an intimate and stylish environment. You can watch a movie on the LCD TV, or catch up with friends via complimentary WiFi. Each room has a view over Patio das Carosas, an enclosed garden that feels like a peaceful oasis in the city centre.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Executive Rooms

Executive Rooms

Our elegantly appointed Executive rooms offer a charming and sophisticated retreat in the heart of the city. Pour yourself a drink from the minibar and enjoy the views over Liberdade Square, or pamper yourself in the marble bathroom, which comes complete with a walk-in shower and separate bathtub.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Suites

Suites

Leave your concerns behind by booking an elegant Junior Suite. These chic, spacious suites feature a separate living room where you can unwind, and a lovely balcony with glorious views of the Avenida dos Aliados. Modern extras include a Nespresso coffee-maker, and exclusive Anne Semonin toiletries.

The hotel includes the classy Bar das Cardosas, which offers live music most nights of the week, and the Astória Restaurant, where we sampled a seasonal degustation with sommelier wine pairing. While flavour combinations worked better in some dishes more than others, each plate, such as boar tenderloin with wild mushrooms followed by a layered chocolate cake, demonstrated creative flair. The wines chosen to accompany each dish were excellent. Although the onsite restaurant is convenient, it’s an expensive option when compared to other dining options available in the city.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Astoria Restaurant

Astoria Restaurant

Astoria Restaurant’s sumptuous menu presents traditional Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine with international touches. Our modern dishes preserve the taste and richness of classic cooking by using local, seasonal ingredients. On summer days, you can dine alfresco on the terrace.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Cardosas Bar

Cardosas Bar

Cardosas Bar showcases superb cocktails and fabulous port wines in refined surrounds. The bar’s elegant decor is in the grand style of a traditional British library. Arrive for afternoon tea and you can sample a selection of pastries as you take in the magnificent view over the city centre.

With a privileged location in the heart of the city, Intercontinental Porto offers a set of facilities to make your experience memorable. The hotel features elegant and comfortable meeting rooms, with a palatial style, perfect for your special events such as wedding receptions, dinner parties, christenings or communions, with the capacity to host over 100 people. We highlight the Square meeting room, full of natural light and sophisticated décor – one of the most emblematic spaces of the city and the golden key to surprise your guests. The perfect place to celebrate special and unforgettable moments.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Pool

Pool

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Spa

Spa

To relax, you can enjoy the wellness centre, open everyday with reinvigorating treatments and massages, ideal to have a fulfilling experience in the city. A relaxed and elegant area with top-notch professionals and certified wellness and beauty products.

InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas Gym

Fitness

The centre also includes a decent-sized 24-hour gym and sauna, but no pool or steam room.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Porto, Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Airport, Portugal
Local Currency
Euro
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Portuguese
Best time to go
Best visited between March through October

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