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Six Senses Douro Valley

Quinta de Vale Abraao, Samodaes 5100-758 Portugal
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-05-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, Six Senses Douro Valley is touched with the romance of 19th century architecture wedded to contemporary interiors reflecting the inimitable Six Senses style. With the River Douro winding its lazy way through the oldest wine-producing region in the world,this serene setting is 88 miles (142 kilometers) from Oporto International Airport.The resort’s estate covers 19 acres (8 hectares) with 57 guest accommodations, the Vale de Abraao restaurant with three different atmospheres: Open Kitchen, Terrace and Dining Room; a Wine Library featuring vintages from the valley and a stunning Six Senses Spa occupying 23,700 square feet (2,200 square meters).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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tiago5 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Lisbon, Portugal702 contributions131 helpful votes
Amazing hotel located in the heart of the Douro Valley. Extremely professional services, great tasty food. Large rooms, with comfy beds and pillows. Beautiful decoration and amenities. Great food and an amazing breakfast selection.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
nmouse2016 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Lucerne, Switzerland38 contributions97 helpful votes
I just love the understatement von Six Senses yet with perfect service. We loved the place. Must also mention that for our taste, the check-in was "too" efficient and we were overrolled with questions as soon as we opened the door of the car. After a long drive, all you want is to sit down and enjoy a drink or a tee before going into the instructions and Do's and Dont's during your stay. They have done it a million times before (the check-in process) and this is how it was perceived. The food - amazing, the staff especially in the restaurants and SPA - amazing, the location wonderful - maybe more suitable for spring, summer, autumn as there is a wonderful park and pool which we could not use. The indoor pool is a bit too understatement we felt - could do with a little bit more atmosphere but this is moaning on high level.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Claude S wrote a review Nov. 2020
Uccle, Belgium120 contributions50 helpful votes
We spent a week there an enjoyed every moment. The hotel is located among vineyards . When Swimming in the outside pool you can see the Douro river. Plenty of activities are for free and really enjoyable. The spa is one of the best-if not the best- we experienced even in other Six Senses hotels. The food is both tasty an healthy. A special mention for the staff: they do their absolute best to please you. It is a place where luxury meets simplicity.. Wherever you sit you feel surrounded with perfection. Last but not least the bar is runner by a team of professionals and offers great drinks and precious advices on the regional production of wines and Ports. The perfect place to stay and leave behind the present .
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a high floor
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Eve H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Cascais, Portugal7 contributions7 helpful votes
Being a UAE resident for past 23 years I had “next door” access to a vast number of top luxury hotels with the most magnificent spas and facilities. I have also been privileged to travel quite extensively for work and leisure, and indeed very lucky to stay at amazing properties around the world. Relocating to Portugal, a country with stunning scenery and the most friendly people, however has still proven challenging given how unsuccessful I was in finding and matching the same level of quality and service. That was until I went to Six Senses Douro Valley. Being a self-admitted foodie and a SPA junkie, I have resisted the urge to sing praises after my initial trip to Six Sense in March 2020, thinking that this must be just a result of missing that part of my life so much that “after a trip in a desert even a rain puddle looks good to drink from” Well, I can happily confirm after three trips, during various seasons, March (just a two of us), July (bringing a couple of Portuguese friends with us) and finally October 2020 (bringing family from Monaco), - I am in love! It is truly remarkable! In addition to its being a stunning property located in one of the most beautiful parts of Portugal, it offers superb facilities, dining experiences and most importantly an outstanding customer service. I’m not going to talk about beautifully designed (with great functionality!) rooms overlooking the river and the vineyards – you can visit the website for pictures or follow them on Instagram but I do want to give few tips: - Location: do explore! From organic garden to river and vineyards walks, kayaking, hiking trails and hidden scenery spots. Stunning! - Dining: it is the best organic breakfast I’ve had EVER. I usually stick to internment fasting and do not eat till lunch time. Not here 😊 Try organic homemade kombuchas or water kefir with many other healthy options to follow, or treat yourself to organic avocado and egg toast with the crispiest bacon. In fact you can have it all, as the friendly staff keeps bringing food to your table while you enjoy the scenery. - Personal dining experience: do try Open Kitchen Fire Menu. If you get lucky, the Executive Chef Marc will personally take you through a culinary extravaganza. We had an absolute blast watching him and his team cook in front of us. We were initially worried that a six course menu would be too much and asked Marc to cut it to four courses. We ended up asking for more and had nine courses with Marc “throwing” us surprise treats that were irresistible – watermelon carpaccio, homemade miso soup, Iberian pork roast, flat crispy pizza (OMG!!) and so much more… it was also very educational as he explained every dish, ingredients used and the method of cooking. We also got a lesson on fermentation as they do their own, and I was given a present, - live Scoby to take home and make my own kombucha! Highly recommended! - Cocktails & Wine: needless to say they have a superb selection of wines but their mixologists are very skillful in cocktail creations. You can enjoy it while watching a sunset on a terrace, by the live fire, overlooking the river. - SPA: as I said, I am a self-admitted spa junkie so no trip goes without me taking advantage of the SPA facilities and its services. Panoramic Sauna is a must – it is overlooking Japanese stone pool and gardens, simply amazing. If you can’t stand the heat, than InfraRed Sauna is a way to go. Detoxing and relaxing. Best Deep Tissue massage – ask for John Sanchez. He is incredibly skilled (to name the few - holistic approach to wellness / Chinese medicine / Accupuncture / Tui Na Treatments). Best lymphdrainage massage & Lifting Facial and Hot Stone Massage - Emanuela Da Silva. After an hour I looked like I slept full 8 hours and had a good face lift 😊😊 - DOG FRIENDLY. It is extremely difficult to find pet-friendly places, restaurants or hotels, in Portugal. Some claim to be pet-friendly but in reality you have to lock your pet in the room and can’t take it anywhere. NOT HERE! They even have their own dog – Aqua, a very friendly companion to walk through the hills with. Our well-behaved little Malshi, Sleepy, loved it! A part from having her own bottle of water by the doggy bowl and a treat, we were able to take her everywhere with us. She was welcomed and showered with attention from the staff, most were showing us the pictures of their own dogs adding a very personal touch to the interaction and overall experience. - And last but not least, in fact – the most important – PEOPLE. Every single member of staff was accommodating beyond their job description, making sure out needs were met, if not exceeded, every time. No request was forgotten, unanswered or unfulfilled. Everything done with the smile and warmth, making a deep emotional impact. There is absolutely no question that we will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Nick Yarnell, General Manager at Six Senses Douro Valley
Responded Nov. 2, 2020
Dear Eve , Thank you very much for your visit and for the well written and touching review on TripAdvisor, can't thank you enough and look forward to having you return often! Fond regards, Nick General Manager
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Elisabeth wrote a review Oct. 2020
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The most peaceful and luxurious hotel imaginable. Everything is magical, beaufiful, sustainable. The best time ever. We spent our days doing yoga classes, essential oils workshop, treeclimbing, walking with the hotel dogs in the vineyards, taking in the views of the Douro Valley, playing billard in the bar listening to live music, enjoying the most delicious breakfast.... Why did it have to end? Thanks to all the wonderful staff of the 6 Senses Hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Michele Walters, Other at Six Senses Douro Valley
Responded Oct. 30, 2020
Hello Elisabeth G., Thank you for the details in your summary of your experience at our Six Senses Douro Valley. There’s so much to love about our property, offering and service and we appreciate your sharing your love. Thank you for highlighting the activities that made your stay so memorable. The passion of our hosts is felt through every interaction and the artistry of our culinary team is truly evident in every meal. Everyone deserves a perfect escape to paradise, and we are so grateful to have been chosen as your destination. Kind regards, Nick Y., GM
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Frequently Asked Questions about Six Senses Douro Valley
Which popular attractions are close to Six Senses Douro Valley?
Nearby attractions include Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (5.9 km), Sé Catedral de Viseu (5.4 km), and Catedral de Lamego (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Six Senses Douro Valley?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tasca da Quinta, Aneto & Table, and Douro Excellence.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Six Senses Douro Valley have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Six Senses Douro Valley offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Six Senses Douro Valley offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.