Set on magical 7 hectares 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. Guests can customize their mini bars with fine wines and produce from across the Douro region. Authentic materials have also been incorporated into the design concept including vineyard tools of yesteryear and wall art inspired by wooden wine cases.
Food-and-beverage outlets at Six Senses Douro Valley include The Vale d’Abrão 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.
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.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 60 rooms & suites (40-106m2) (431-1,141 sq ft) • hotel opened: July 2015 (formerly Aquapura Douro Valley) • interior design: Clodagh Design ✅ free on-site parking ✅ pets welcome, no charge • 24-hour front desk