Six Senses Douro Valley
From its incredible setting in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley, to the elegant and innovative decor within, this Six Senses hotel has so much to recommend it. Surrounded by ancient vineyards (this area is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world), wine lovers will be in heaven here. From the beautiful chandeliers made of wine bottles to the unique Wine Library & Terrace; this is the place to sample some of the world's most rare and entrancing vintages.
Throughout all guestrooms, suites and villas decor is chic and modern with large windows to take in the most of the spectacular views on every side. This contemporary elegance continues throughout the hotel, which has a unique character and feel.
As you'd expect from a Six Sense property, the spa here is a real feature. The expansive indoor pool and its floor to ceiling viewings of the valley, meaning that you can enjoy a dip with a view even in winter time, whilst 10 treatment rooms beckon for indulgent massages and other treatments.
Dining is a delight here, with a bar serving Tapas and two à la carte restaurants. Whether it's a quick sandwich at lunch or a three course meal in the evening; you won't be disappointed by the quality fare on offer. An organic garden and vegetable patch nearby provides seasonal vegetables where possible
Throughout the hotel, the decor is chic and modern and there is an emphasis on sustainable luxury. Innovative use of cork flooring and beautiful chandeliers made from wine bottles lend a sense of place, whilst also 'upcycling' in an environmentally conscious style. This attention to detail characterises what is a truly special Portuguese hotel.
Six Senses Douro Valley Fact File
May - September
2 hours 50 minutes to Faro (Algarve), 2 hours 30 minutes to Porto, 3 hours 55 minutes to Funchal (Madeira)
British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Faro and Porto. TAP (Air Portugal) fly direct from London Gatwick to Funchal. Other airlines and more UK departure points are also available