Undulating vine-covered hills, and the majestic Douro River flowing alongside, sets the backdrop for Six Senses Douro Valley in the north of Portugal. Whether you are venturing through local neighborhood villages or traipsing through the beautiful vineyards, the Six Senses Douro Valley serves as an excellent home base for exploring the city of Lamego. With 57 luxurious accommodations swathed in sophistication, an intimate dining room with a myriad of world-class cuisines, and an endless list of possibilities for wellness treatments, it’s no wonder guests are planning their next visit before their current one has even ended.

Location

What makes the Six Senses Douro Valley location so unique?

Meandering through Central Spain and finally entering into the Northern Valley is the beautiful Douro River, and located around it is the breathtaking Douro Valley, a UNESCO Heritage Site in northern Portugal, and home to the Six Senses. This is a 19th-century manor that has been turned into an ideal accommodation site for visitors to the Douro Valley. Overlooking expansive wine-producing lands and providing a glimpse of the winding Douro River, the manor combines antique architecture with modern amenities to produce a fusion that excites the senses. Easily accessible from the Oporto International Airport, this resort spans over 19 acres.

Key Facts

  • a protected 10-acre woodland rests on the Six Senses Douro Valley property
  • the hotel rests on the oldest demarcated wine-growing area in the world
  • International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO) is a 75-minute scenic drive away

What is special?

  • meander through the charming heritage villages and picturesque town of Lamego and the city of Porto during your stay at Six Senses Douro
  • sit back and relax with a delicious Port in hand while overlooking sweeping vistas and vineyards
  • cruise around town in a classic car in an idyllic classic setting

What do the guests say?

  • Six Senses Douro Valley is a stunning property in a gorgeous & private location
  • we felt surrounded by the grapevines of the Douro Valley along with the beauty of the Douro River
  • beautiful setting over the Douro River that felt like we were in a private villa – timeless!

Accommodation

How many rooms are on the property? Are there suits accommodating for families?

There are 60 accommodations in total, at the Six Senses resort. However, each one of them boasts its own distinct style. From duplex to panorama suites, prepare to be dazzled as you step foot in the accommodation. Located high up, prepare to have your sight amazed by mesmerizing views of the expansive, green vineyards and meandering blue River Douro. On the other hand, if you prefer relaxing views from the ground, the duplex suites have something special in store. Soak in sublime bathtubs that give you a glimpse of the rolling river. Wooden floors, plush bedding, and elegant bathrooms; at Six Senses, there is an iconic accommodation for singles and families alike.

Key Facts

  • contemporary room decor is based on natural materials such as wood and stone
  • 60 rooms, suites and villas make up the Six Senses Douro Valley
  • all rooms at the Six Senses Douro have been completely renovated

What is special?

  • satiate your hunger by ordering room service via an in-room tablet, that also serves as a remote for the blinds, television and lighting
  • roll over in bed where you will be met with stunning views of rolling hills and vineyards from the floor-to-ceiling windows
  • delight in an afternoon siesta on the expansive deck of the Vineyard Premier room

What do the guests say?

  • this hotel is an outstanding facility that has the best of both worlds, beautiful historical building, completely renovated inside with a wonderful contemporary and artistic feel
  • Six Senses Douro deserves six stars! 
  • the rooms are luxuriously appointed and offer modern gadgets and a zen feel alongside comfort and practicality

Pools & Spa

Is there an indoor pool at Six Senses Douro? What type of spa treatments can I enjoy during my stay?

Nothing speaks rejuvenation more than a dip into refreshing waters – and that is exactly what the Six Senses gives you. Navigate to either the outdoor pool or indoor pool and practice your newest swim exercises, or simply lounge on one of the loungers nearby. For a little munch time, you can also ask the nearby pool bar to entice your taste buds with a few delicacies. However, if rejuvenation for you means a little me time, make your way to the award-winning spa of Six Senses. With 10 rooms, in-house experts, and a vast variety of treatments from traditional ayurvedic ones to modern regimes – you will find your skin refreshed, your heart happy and your mind grateful after a spa session.

Key Facts

  • key ingredients that are used in spa treatments are sourced from the on-site organic herb and plant garden
  • the wellness facility features 10 luxurious treatment rooms
  • the Six Senses Douro Valley has a heated indoor pool equipped with water jets

What is special?

  • indulge in sips and nibbles while being pampered at the Nail Bar
  • embarked on a blissful journey to balance the mind, body and spirit with traditional Portuguese practices
  • enhance your wellness and reduce stress with the joyful and restorative practice of forest bathing

What do the guests say?

  • the spa was great – the facilities are top notch and the service was outstanding!
  • the indoor pool and variety of saunas were perfect for winter
  • Panoramic Sauna is a must – it is overlooking the Japanese stone pool and gardens, simply amazing!

Culinary

What are the dining options at Six Senses Douro Valley? How is the wine selection?

Prioritizing freshness of food, the Six Senses celebrates local produce by making it the highlight of its delicacies. Enjoy the famous Vale de Abraão Restaurant and its offerings by dining in the exquisitely built dining room or enjoy the seasonal tastings on the terrace as you sit viewing the vineyards and fountain. Conversely, if in the mood for a casual snack or to let loose with friends, head over to the Quinta Bar for a laid-back afternoon tea and some of the best cheese of this Portugal region. Debate politics, movies, and shows over tea or order a drink if in the mood.

Key Facts

  • the vast array of wines from the Wine Library is curated by two wine directors
  • the Vale de Abraão restaurant features an open kitchen, a wood burning stove and fine dining
  • a buffet breakfast  with a variety of options is served each morning

What is special?

  • you will be spoilt for choice deciding on which sumptuous sips to choose from at the Wine Library, which features more than 750 vintage wines from the region
  • make your culinary experience an unforgettable one with secret destination dining, where the location and menu are kept secret until just before the dining experience
  • learn how to personally prepare exquisite Portugese cuisine in an enticing cooking class

What do the guests say?

  • the wine cellar’s variety is excellent and allows you to access the best available in the the region
  • every dish beautifully showcases the local ingredients and flavors in a very global manner
  • the restaurant offers mouth watering food and the wine list is next level!

Activities

I’m looking to both relax and enjoy adventure during my stay, is this possible at Six Senses Douro Valley?

While panoramic views from afar are breathtaking, a walk through the vineyards certainly amps up the feeling. Turn local for a day and visit the wine estates (read: Quintas) to get a taste of local culture. Explore hidden trails, go on historical village tours, or simply indulge in a little bit of fun activity. The pool game in the Quintas Bar is one option. But, you can level it up by going rafting, kayaking, tree-climbing, or even on a helicopter ride. From scenic views to a plethora of recreational activities, the Six Senses does exactly its name entails – take your six senses on an adventure. 

Key Facts

  • a multitude of water activities are available at Six Sense Douro Valley
  • a daily schedule highlighting the complimentary activities of the day is provided to guests
  • guests can learn the traditional method to paint Portuguese ceramic tile in a tile-painting workshop

What is special?

  • get a bird’s eye view of Douro Valley from an exhilarating helicopter ride that soars you around the city and neighboring vineyards
  • visit during the autumn harvest and take part in the magical experience of traditional grape stomping
  • challenge yourself by experiencing the unspoiled nature of Douro Valley with heart-pumping adventures such as canyon rappelling and zip lining

What do the guests say?

  • Six Senses Douro is the perfect place to rest, to visit, to discover, as a couple as well with the family
  • be sure to try out the wine tasting experience to learn more about different wines of the region- highly recommend!
  • you can be as active or inactive as you’d like at Six Senses Douro

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