November 11, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Six Senses Douro Valley in Samodaes, Portugal
Housed between the walls of a traditional 19th-century manor is the unconventional, cutting-edge hideaway of Aquapura Douro Valley. Located in the Douro Valley region of Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by grape-laden vineyards and spectacular scenery, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World affiliate boasts an ambiance that is streamlined and stylish with original works of art and atmospheric lighting found at every turn. Located on the south bank of the River Douro, you will find minimalist rooms with organic textures and materials coexisting with state-of-the-art technology. Sip fine wines from your private balcony, recline on a modern-style sofa and inhale the vineyard views. Private riverside or vineyard villas come equipped with personal butlers, private pools and sun decks. There is also a pair of sensational restaurants that awaken the palate, plus social areas for sipping bold Cabernet.
The library provides a tranquil setting in which to get lost in a good book, while the lush gardens are peppered with flora and towering cypress. The hotel's heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools are often a hub of activity, as are the tennis courts where friendly games are played. Consider a holistic treatment administered by a therapist at the soothing and sedate spa or retreat to the hotel's wine room. Consider the day-tripping opportunities, from a train ride and wine tastings through the valley to historic palace visits and the unearthing of charming nearby villages. After a day in this wondrous region you will quickly discover why Aquapura Douro Valley is one of the world's most beloved and breathtaking destinations.
Location of Six Senses Douro Valley
Nearest Airport: OPO
Amenities for Six Senses Douro Valley
- General Information
- 50 Guest Rooms
- Poolside Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Heated Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Sun Deck
- In-Room Amenities
- Private Pools
- Wine Tasting
- Business Center/Services
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Food & Wine
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Spa & Wellness
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Six Senses Douro Valley
The glowing reviews of Six Senses Douro Valley are not exaggerated, it really is a world class luxury hotel. My husband and I spent two nights there and wish we could have stayed longer, especially to try some of the spa services. We had booked a Quinta Panorama Suite, located on the 5th floor, and the views of the vineyards and river valley were breathtaking from floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom and living room. The bathroom was enormous with a deep soaking tub, fabulous shower, dual washbasins and top end amenities. And if that wasn't enough, there was a powder room off the living room as well. The bed was very comfortable and it was supremely peaceful so we slept well. The decor was simple and elegant, there was a large safe, flat screen TVs and a stocked mini-bar. The public spaces of the hotel were equally magnificent and the breakfast buffet was a veritable feast with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The cherry on top of this delicious confection is the gracious team of professionals who satisfy your every wish with care and enthusiasm. Should we return to the Douro Valley, there's no question about where we'll be staying, and we're going to investigate other Six Senses properties for future travels.
BAM1113 - New York City, New York
Others have already reported the magnicent design and layout of this resort. We had a wonderful time here and everyone was really nice and helpful. What makes this place stand out had to do with the fact we had left some personal clothing in our hotel in Porto when we checked out to come here. One of the reception people asked us how we were doing and we reported our error and asked if she could help us phone the hotel to arrange for our things to be sent our next stop in Lisbon. She did a little better than that. She spoke to the hotel, confirmed they had our things and arranged for someone to stop there and pick it up for us. We had our things within 12 hours of telling her about it! How many hotels will do that when the city you left is 120 miles away?
Gil Z - Ambler, Pennsylvania
This is a really beautiful resort in a perfect location to explore Douro Valley wineries. Our room was amazing, and the overall resort is extremely well kept. They have a large organic garden, beautiful pool area, and walking trails along the river. If I had know how nice it was here I would have definitely planned more days (this is my only regret!). If you plan a trip here you will want to have at least 2 or 3 days just to enjoy the hotel itself, and then another few days to explore some of the surrounding area and wineries. Keep in mind that as with other wineries in Europe, local wineries are generally not open to the public so you have to make arrangements in advance to visit and wine taste. We did this on our own but I'm sure Six Senses could also assist with this. Also, we drove since we wanted a car while were there. The drive from Porto was relatively easy (and pretty), but driving around to wineries involved small windy road with steep cliffs (kind of scary, but we survived and were rewarded with amazing views!). The staff and service at Six Senses were amazing. Great restaurant, and they are sensitive to food allergies but a little lacking in knowledge. I reached out to the manager about some of the issues with items stated as gluten free that were not, and they were very receptive to the feedback (I have Celiac so this is a big issue for me).. Still I had wonderful meals there.. and wonderful wine. I would give Six Senses 6 stars if I could!! I just wish I could have stayed a few days longer!!!
KareninSD - San Diego
Top notch service, a beautiful Hotel and magnificent views. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were well taken care of. Technically advanced rooms with ease of one remote to control lighting, blinds, and order any service on property was nice.
Six Senses is a spectacular property that should be a five stars. good restaurants, fine spa, and excellent breakfast. it pains me to complain but what is the value of these reviews if i am not honest? we were so uncomfortable in our room: the bath room and the closets have no light , they are DARK, even after we asked for additional lighting, we had a hard time seeing. it took 15 - 20 minutes for the hot water to arrive... literally. maintenance came and the solution was to run the shower and the sinks and wait? is this a solution? we were staying in their top of the line villas!!! i hope they fix these things so that one day we can come back and have a better experience