If there’s one thing that Douro Valley is known for, it’s their wine and the Douro, one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major rivers. Witnessing the wonders of this part of Portugal and we couldn’t have done it without a stay at Six Senses Douro Valley.
The Ambience and Location
Being a renovated manor house, staying at the Six Senses Douro Valley gives and experience of being thrown back to the simpler times of the 19th century.
Everywhere you turn, you’ll be met with the relaxing sight of lush greens and we just loved how going inside the hotel feels like you’re entering a castle. The location itself feels like it’s quite remote and private — something that might delight frequent staycationers. It is ideal for walks around the the area where you might find some hidden ruins.
With the semi-classic feel of Six Senses’ exterior, we didn’t expect how contemporary the suites are (but it was still a delight nonetheless).
Each room they offer has a different view. If you want to go all out and really experience Douro Valley, we suggest going for the Quinta Courtyard Suite for young couples (with a bathtub in the living room) or the Panorama Suite for the best views.
Six Senses Douro Valley doesn’t have a shortage of activities and it even extends to food and dining. The food from their menu came from the surrounding countryside and they source herbs and vegetables within their estate. This ensures that everything they serve is fresh.
They have seven dining choices, with one of them even being an open cooking station where you can join a small group and witness the chef prepare your meals in action. Other options include their wine library and a terrace overlooking the vineyard landscape and view from the hotel. We loved the variety, and we personally had a hard time choosing what to fill our stomachs with all the choices.
They even have a wine and dine cruise if you really want to go all-out with experiencing their wine-related activities.
One activity we specifically enjoyed is their Alchemy Bar! Creating our very own natural scrubs is what definitely tied together our Six Senses Douro Valley experience
If you really want to can also opt to try being a winemaker for a day, they’ll allow you to join in on the stomping of the grapes, one of the age-old winemaking traditions.
We also got to indulge in their spacious spa area, which has a great view and two pools (one of them is a heated indoor pool with water jets!). From our perspective, their spa area is reminiscent of the luscious nature surrounding the hotel and makes everything more memorable.
Definitely the luxury travelers who are a fan of wine and wellness. For us, Six Senses Douro Valley is the ultimate destination if you love to indulge in everything self-care. If you’d like to try something new but still want something reminiscent of your favorite hotel features, this is the accommodation worth checking out.
If you’d like to witness the Six Senses Douro Valley hospitality, you can book your stay here.
Six Senses Douro Valley
Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães
5100-758 Lamego, Portugal
Contact: +351 254 660 600