Set in 8 hecatres of vineyards and woodlands this former farmhouse, is now a luxurious spa retreat under the famous Asian Six Senses brand (its first in Europe) and offers spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro river and valley. The hotel fuses 19th-century romantic architecture with contemporary interiors. Rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and aromatherapy toiletries. Food-and-beverage outlets at Six Senses Douro Valley include The Vale d’Abraão Open Kitchen and Dining Room, the Quinta Bar and Lounge and The Wine Library, which extends onto a covered stone terrace with comfortable armchairs, a cozy fire pit and a giant screen to show classic films. Other facilities include an activities hut as well as a gym. Guests also can enjoy “meditation nests” dotted about the forest on the property.
• 57 rooms
• Hotel opened: July 2015 (formerly Aquapura Douro Valley)
• Interiors: Clodagh Design
• Unique: The resort’s Spa spans more than 2,230m2 (24,000sqft) and comprises 10 treatment rooms, a heated indoor swimming pool with water jets, a steam room, aromatic saunas, Arctic showers, a laconium and water beds.
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