Six Senses are luxury five stars hotels and resorts, stylish and sustainable. They’re always in total harmony with the environment, and the same happens with its property in Portugal.
This was my first experience in a Six Senses resort and I was surprised by this blissful stay.
Here’s what staying at Six Senses Douro Valley looks like!
Staying at Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley is located in the oldest wine region in the world. Set on a hill overlooking river Douro and UNESCO heritage Douro Valley, it’s just a 75-minute drive from Porto.
The location is perfect for walking, enjoy the nature and practice meditation.
Transfers can be arranged by the hotel at extra cost.
This was the most outstanding hotel I’ve ever been to.
Six Senses Douro Valley cares about the experiences of their guests, in a perfect balance with environment, elegance, history and tradition from the region. Decoration and lighting is just perfect.
It’s set in a 8 hectare property, in a 19th century manor house that feels like a palace.
Rooms & Suites
I was staying at a Superior Double Room: it was spacious, with the comfiest beds I’ve ever had and a sweet view to Douro river and the forest.
We were welcomed with organic snacks and a bottle of Porto wine as a gift at our arrival.
At Six Senses Douro Valley they also have available suites and private villas.
Facilities & Services
Facilities and services available at Six Senses Douro Valley:
- Wine library
- Outdoor pool
- Heated indoor pool
- Aromatic saunas
- Personalized wellness and yoga programs (ashtanga, hatha and aerial)
- 24 hours gym
- Organic garden
- Alchemy Bar workshops
- Games room
- Nail bar
- Portuguese designers’ shop
- Vale de Abrao restaurant: Fine dining
- Open kitchen: Buffet breakfast
- Quinta Bar: Tapas, salads, and sandwiches
- Wine Library: Wine tasting experience
The spa features an indoor pool with water jets and a view to the forest, plus a variety of saunas and relaxing areas.
At Six Senses Douro Valley spa you can also book therapeutic massages, facial and body treatments.
Six Senses resorts are supporting environmental and social sustainability activities.
Mineral water is produced on-site to reduce the carbon footprint associated with packaging and transportation and they have an organic farm growing vegetables and spices in order to be self sufficient. They also employ people from the region whenever is possible, and local farmers and products as well. They are also a plastic-free company, eco-friendly and pet-friendly. Yay for Six Senses!
They donate 50% of its water bottles sales to a local charity.
No doubt that Six Senses Douro Valley deserves to be awarded in many levels. These are a few awards that will help you get a better idea of this resort:
- Traveler’s Choice: Best Vineyard Hotel
- Gallivanter’s Guide 2019 Awards of Excellence: Best European Resort Hotel
- Conde Nast Traveller: Most Indulgent Escape
- 2018 Best of the Best Awards: Sustainable Tourism Leadership
It was my first time staying at a Six Senses resort and I totally loved it – I really don’t have enough words to describe this experience. They have the highest standards.
I think it’s a pretty special place that won’t disappoint you – you need to experience it by yourself.