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SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY

Although wine runs through its veins, there are myriad enticing qualities to the recently refurbished Six Senses Douro Valley hotel. Set within 20 acres, exploring the heavenly organic gardens to absorb every sound, scent and colour is essential, but is also only scratching the surface of what this vast outdoor playground, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, has to offer. After an active day, the exceptional and award-winning spa - offering Rose crystal facials, a Citrus energizer and a Complete grape rejuvenation amongst many others - is guaranteed to revive even the weariest of souls.

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Wine is at the very core of Six Senses Douro Valley hotel - with daily wine tastings led by the hotel's sommeliers, a cellar and wine list equipped to stir even the most respected of connoisseurs and many a cherished affiliation with the surrounding leading vineyards. The contemporary and elegant bedrooms have been cleverly designed in true Six Senses style - white-washed walls make a refreshing and uplifting back drop to the gentle taupe colour scheme and soft homely furnishings. Culinary delights are a pillar of the Six Senses ethos, with chef Paulo seamlessly producing fresh and local menus from field to plate. Before dinner be sure to enjoy a bottle of something crisp and chilled with the blissful sound of dancing water on the terrace - a beautiful stone paved courtyard, with immense views over the valley.

Suitable for:

  • Wine and port enthusiasts
  • Busy people requiring a rejuvenating holiday
  • Nature and wildlife lovers
  • Action-seeking families
  • Great in combination with The Yeatman in Porto

Things to do at the hotel:

  • Wine tasting - held every evening with the resort's sommelier
  • Explore the organic gardens - from the vegetable crops to vertical walls of herbs
  • Tree climbing with experts - involving all the family
  • Book a revitalizing treatment in the sublime Six Senses Spa
  • Nestrest - a suspended seat for meditation and relaxation

Things to do nearby:

  • Harvest the grapes - Between September and October its harvest time. Remove your shoes and join the locals as they stomp away
  • Join a leisurely walking trip with a private guide around the Douro Valley
  • Sightseeing of the 21st century - by helicopter or electric bicycle
  • Bird watching - look out for Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Red Kite, Scops Owl and Stone Curlew
  • Douro river cruise - Meander through the world's oldest wine-producing region, while enjoying lunch or dinner with a bottle of something delicious
  • Descend the canyon into the River Cabrum Falls. An exhilarating challenge, not for the faint hearted and be prepared to get wet
  • Mountain biking - There are numerous trails in the Douro Valley to either discover your own or on a guided tour
  • Canoeing and water skiing

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FEATURES

  • Private Pool
  • WiFi
  • Spa Facilities
  • A/C
  • Safe
  • A/C in Bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Lift
  • BBQ/Wood Oven
  • Boat Mooring
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Table
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Pool
££££

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Clare Watkins

Europe Specialist

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LOCATION

Approximate location.

NEARBY

  • Sightseeing - Douro Valley by boat icon
    Sightseeing - Douro Valley by boat

    On the doorstep

  • Tennis icon
    Tennis

    On the doorstep

  • Restaurants icon
    Restaurants

    On the doorstep

  • Shops icon
    Shops

    12 minutes by road

TRANSPORT

  • Porto Airport icon
    Porto Airport

    1.5 hours by road

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