Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Set on a hill boasting views of the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Douro valley and the Douro River, Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house. The Douro district is rich in culture, custom and gastronomy, and acclaimed for its wine and port making. The tranquil setting of Six Senses Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. The Six Senses Douro Valley offers guests therapeutic spa retreats, wine tastings and a mirror-effect outdoor infinity pool. It is a 75-minute drive from International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro in Oporto.
Facilities & Activities:
The hotel has a fantastic gym and a spa with therapeutic and holistic therapies available. From the hotel you can explore this fascinating local area, take a boat trip on the Douro, try local Portuguese cuisine and taste the fantastic regional wines. Whilst at the hotel, guests can unwind by the outdoor pool, or walk in the lush green gardens. There’s also a trendy lounge, and a luxe wine bar and cellar. Taking a boat trip along the banks of the Douro on a beautiful sailing boat or on a luxurious vintage boat with private lunch will reveal the magnificence of the landscape. Train trips along the river, helicopter trips through the region and bicycle rental are a great way to explore the region. Horse riding, hiking, canoeing, rafting and golf are also facilitated in the area.
Suites & Villas:
Six Senses Douro Valley is a classic modern boutique hotel, this hotel is located in a beautifully renovated 19th century manor house. There are 50 rooms and suites with many panoramic windows offering spectacular views of the river or surrounding areas. Rooms at the Six Senses feature contemporary interiors, are air-conditioned, have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar and a telephone. All rooms and suites have luxury, private bathrooms with bathtubs, rain showers and free toiletries. The upgraded suite adds a separate living room; some have attics. There are also five apartments, all of which share a swimming pool, and two semi-detached villas each with a private pool.
Dining at Six Sense Douro Valley serves a real essence of the rusticity of Portugal’s produce, blended with artful creation by the luxury hotels’ chefs. Douro Valley is renowned for its great selection of fine wine, but also delicious local cuisine. Dining options at Six Senses Douro Valley are a celebration of the region with much of the produce coming from the verdant valley and surrounding countryside. Vale de Abraão is casual, stylish and contemporary serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine on a beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards. The Dining Room provides fresh, regional dishes with a relaxed atmosphere, while Terroir offers vegetarian fare, making the most of the hotel’s organic garden. The Quinta Bar and Lounge boasts magnificent views of the sunset over the Douro River and is the perfect place to relax with tapas and a glass of wine.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães 5100-758 Lamego, Portugal
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