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Six Senses Douro Valley

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Quinta Vale de Abrao, Samodaes 5100-758 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
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
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
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
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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PandM0 wrote a review Nov 2021
Seattle, Washington128 contributions172 helpful votes
There aren’t enough words to say how incredibly special this place is. The setting in the Douro is spectacular with terrific views of the vineyards (which our room had—we were also in the newer section which is to die for). The deck was drop dead gorgeous—huge with a wonderful seating area and table for 6. We stayed in a Vineyard Premiere room, which was the best. We came from Porto, an easy 1 hour drive. The room was perfectly decorated and so zen. The bathroom was huge and drop dead gorgeous with an incredible rain shower. Breakfast there was wonderful. Do not miss this hotel if you’re anywhere near the area.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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whishiki wrote a review Nov 2021
Sao Paulo, SP41 contributions15 helpful votes
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What a nice experience in Douro at Six Senses hotel!!! Everything was very nice, since when you arrive there, the receptivity from the valet, front desk in specially Tiago, restaurant it’s incredibly. The price is not so cheap but, every penny paid worth the experience!! It’s simply amazing!! They serve a very taste food in which I have tasted breakfast and dinner.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tanguy M wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom107 contributions83 helpful votes
We had some sort of apprehension before going to Six Senses Douro Valley: we had been twice to Six Senses resorts before, both in Asia (and now both ranking at the very top of our list of favourite hotels ever) and we wondering whether a Six Senses in Europe would be as good as those. And the short answer is: yes, totally! Six Senses Douro Valley did not disappoint us at all. Fantastic 5-night stay. The same focus on health and sustainability as in other Six Senses but here with a wine focus (logical given the surroundings!). Beautiful building, nice views, great activities (even I enjoyed the yoga and we tried tai-chi for the first time), comfortable rooms, beautiful swimming pools (+ fantastic spa and massage), great food (from a healthy breakfast to creative cooking at dinner) and wine ... but above all a fantastic service - both extremely professional and friendly/relaxed. I truly enjoyed the private wine tasting with Fabio on the terrace: nice way to discover new wines from all over Portugal. All the staff were actually great. Six Senses Douro Valley would deserve a 6-star rating if this could exist.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Anonymous8 wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada338 contributions182 helpful votes
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I stayed here for 5 nights and had an extraordinary experience. I came here to be close to nature and to relax and I must say it met all my expectations. Service was top notch -- from the driver Carlos who picked me up in Porto, to reception, to housekeeping, to the restaurants staff and Chef Nuno, and to the spa team and visiting practitioner John. The grounds of the hotel is very well maintained and peaceful - I ended up taking daily forest walks. I liked the pods found in the grounds which is perfect for quiet solitude and meditation. The food, for both breakfast and dinner, is excellent and had a wide variety. I enjoyed the daily detox juices offered at breakfast. I also did the Chef's Table for one dinner and it was an experience in itself! I did two treatments with the visiting practitioner and attended one of the yoga classes and it was great. I would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from André Buldini, General Manager at Six Senses Douro Valley
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Anonymous8, What a wonderful comment to read! Knowing that our staff makes all the different in our guests' stay is the most delightful comment to read. Thank you and hope that you may visit again soon. We will all be waiting to welcome you back to Six Senses Douro Valley! André
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Novaworldtravelers wrote a review Oct 2021
Ashburn, Virginia135 contributions109 helpful votes
Is there a six star rating available? Seriously, the six senses also deserves six stars. This was one of the best stays at a hotel I’ve ever had, from every facet, to the service, the quality of the rooms, and the dining is all perfect. The Douro is also a magical place and the six senses is ideally situated to let one feel like they are living amongst the vineyards for the time they are here. With local dining, an emphasis on the local wine, and local materials in the design, it all works. Special shout-out to Julio (sp) - who led us in a private wine tasting on the first day, and continuously interacted with us throughout our entire stay - we really enjoyed his knowledge of the local area and Douro wines. I would recommend making reservations early in the main dining room, and anywhere else you would like to eat, as things do book up quickly. Also would recommend the wine tastings on-site, they do a great job of explaining the wines, giving time for the tasting, notebooks, it’s very well done.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear novaworldtravelers, We will be here waiting for you to visit Six Senses Douro Valley with more wines to taste! Thank you, André
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PRICE RANGE
USD 356 - USD 949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aquapura douro valley hotel samodaes, aquapura douro valley lamego
LOCATION
PortugalNorthern PortugalViseu DistrictSamodaes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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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 Casa da Rua, Aneto & Table, and Tasca da Quinta.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Six Senses Douro Valley offers airport transportation 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.
Are pets allowed at Six Senses Douro Valley?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.