Best of the Best 2018 - 526
TIVOLI PALACIO DE SETEAIS
SIN TR A , POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Colares, Cascais & Lisbon
Be prepared to swoon, because Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is straight out of an 18th-century romance novel. Here on a scenic hillside mere minutes from UNESCO-designated Sintra, acres
of beautifully tended gardens and mazes inspire passionate pursuits. Plenty of eyes have
locked over live piano music and herb-crusted lamb fillets in the white-gloved Seteais restaurant. Frescoed walls, wooden furnishings with rich inlays, and gilded accents add to the timeless ambience of the 30 spacious rooms and suites. The spa uses Algarve-sourced ingredients
in its wine body wrap and other treatments.
Welcome port wine and local pastries; and
choice of $100 hotel credit per stay or Cold
Cuts & Colares Wine Experience for two,
once per stay.
For added charm, arrange a horse-drawn
carriage ride in the mountains followed by
a private dinner under a poolside pergola,
complete with harpist and waitperson in
Distance from Lisbon Airport (LIS): 12 miles/19 km
Size: 30 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
VIDA GO, POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Douro Valley
Hidden in the woods, about an hour outside Porto, Vidago Palace is utterly enchanting. The
70-room hotel first opened in 1910, when King Carlos I wanted a luxury spa near Vidago's legendary waters. In 1936, the estate added a nine-hole golf course and earned a place among
Europe's most prestigious resorts. A four-year renovation in the late 2000s completely revamped the Palace's spa, transforming it into a Zen-inspired, minimalist space. The golf
course, rebuilt from scratch, is now tournament-ready, and the Grand Ballroom - once the
world's largest - has been reinvented as a captivating restaurant.
$100 value hotel credit per stay.
Wrought iron and checkered marble floors
add charm to the Winter Garden. Bathed in
natural light, it's a great place to start the
Distance from Porto Airport (OPO): 84 miles/135 km
Size: 70 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
VILA N OVA DE GA IA , POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D One of Europe's Wine Capitals
Those seeking insight into Portuguese wines need do little more than visit the cellars of The
Yeatman. The 83-room hotel, which holds a prime spot amidst Porto's historic wine lodges,
houses one of the world's most extensive port collections and partners with top local wineries
for weekly themed dinners. Wine's the word for anti-aging treatments at the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa; indulge in a signature Barrel Bath Experience before exploring the UNESCO-designated Duoro Valley. Then again, you might just kick back with a bottle and enjoy the
unobstructed views from your private balcony.
$100 value spa services credit per stay;
signature cocktail at Dick's Bar; and VIP inroom welcome amenity.
Wine dreams come true in Master Suite 008,
which features a dramatic four-posted barrel
bed made out of a giant wooden vat.
Distance from Porto Airport (OPO): 8 miles/12 km
Size: 83 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated