A review of Vidago Palace hotel in Portugal

At the turn of the 20th Century, the Vidago Palace was commissioned by Carlos I of Portugal to showcase the spring that yielded his favourite mineral water. ‘It opened on October 6, 1910,’ says the concierge Angelo as he sees us look up at the building, ‘just one day after Portugal abolished the monarchy.’The Vidago Palace may not have had the easiest start but it has a very serene present. This terracotta and white building, all ballrooms and sweeping marble staircases, is just over an hour’...