Six Senses Douro Valley, Douro Valley, Portugal
Located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, Six Senses Douro Valley is touched with the romance of 19th century architecture wedded to contemporary interiors reflecting the inimitable Six Senses style. With the River Douro winding its lazy way through the oldest wine-producing region in the world, this serene setting is 88 miles (142 kilometres) from Oporto International Airport. The resort’s estate covers 19 acres (8 hectares) with 51 guest accommodations, three restaurants, a dedicated wine cellar featuring vintages from the valley and a stunning Six Senses Spa occupying 23,700 square feet (2,200 square metres).
Location and Transfers
Located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, a 90-minute drive from International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro in Oporto.
Six Senses Douro Valley offers 57 guest accommodations, which range from Quinta Superior, Quinta Deluxe and Quinta River rooms, to spacious suites and villas with one, two and three bedrooms. Completely renovated, the décor is a triumph of combining Six Senses natural style with traditional highlights from a past era.
Bedrooms – 430 to 540 square feet (40 to 50 square metres), feature pure lines, delicate lighting, all contribute to an atmosphere where serenity reigns. Views over the vineyards are sights to be enjoyed from bedroom terraces or from the numerous panoramic windows. Spa treatments on demand are also available in a number of guest rooms
Suites – 625 to 1,130 square feet (58 to 105 square metres) are framed by beautiful panoramic views embracing the vines and the river. All rooms are equipped with the latest technology
Villas – consisting of one, two or three floors with one, two or three bedrooms with areas from 450 to 765 square feet (140 to 234 square metres), villa interior design is by Clodagh. She created an elegant décor, uniting classical style and the warmth of wood with the brilliance of chrome, whilst playing with geometric lines. Interiors feature large sofas positioned around a welcoming fireplace
Vineyard Villa Suite ( 5 units inside the same building/ compound) with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms sharing a pool and garden
Vineyard Pool Villa (2 separate villas) – with 1 bedroom, private heated pool and garden
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. An organic garden of vegetables and herbs is located right on the estate. Fresh ingredients are harvested only as needed, assuring ultimate freshness and flavour.
Wine Library & Terrace – as the heart of the resort, the Wine Library & Terrace features an eclectic collection of local materials and furnishings to create an authentic Douro Valley experience. It is also a pre-dining rendezvous with a tempting selection of local tapas items and self-service wine tasting ideal for learning, imbibing and celebrating. Browse gifts, art objects and gourmet items from the valley. Meet here with the concierge to plan excursions and spa treatments for the day. The room extends onto a covered stone terrace with comfortable armchairs arranged around a fire feature
The Restaurant – open throughout the day and featuring seasonal menus of local and regional dishes. A bountiful breakfast buffet is the perfect way to begin a day of discovery, relaxation and spa sessions. There’s an open cooking station complete with wood-fired oven for bread baking and traditional oven dishes. This is also a location for cooking classes, where guests can learn some of the finer points of preparing Portuguese cuisine
The Dining Room – the beautiful classic décor of this traditional room creates a warmly intimate atmosphere with a myriad of detail. The menu’s market-inspired fare incorporates the best in regional cuisine, perfectly combining fresh ingredients and seasonings. Every dish beautifully showcases the local ingredients and flavours in a very global manner. To add some fun to the culinary experience, secret destination dining is a pop-up experience with dinner tables tucked into the woods by the river. The location and the menu are kept secret until the last minute as a delightful surprise
Facilities and Activities
Outdoor Yoga Pavilion
Heated Indoor Pool – with water jets
Wine Making Activities – including wine and dine river cruises, interactive oenology courses, visits to nearby wineries where you will meet the winemakers plus the opportunity to be a winemaker for the day
Cruises and water activities on the river