Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley

Rates from (ex tax)$570.92

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR520.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Modernist manor


Hill-perched vineyards

Set high on a hill overlooking the rolling vineyards of Portugal’s northern region, boutique hotel Six Senses Douro Valley is all about feeling good and living well. A sensitive restoration has injected a dose of New York cool in this genteel 19th-century manor, blessed with river-view rooms and acres of forested grounds. Take a dip in the serene outdoor pool, try aerial yoga among the trees, pull up a seat at the chef’s table and indulge in locally inspired treatments at the award-winning spa.

Smith Extra

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A 30-minute foot massage or body scrub for two


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Need to know


57, including nine suites.


Noon, but if the room is available late check-out until 6pm can be arranged for 50 per cent of the day rate. Earliest check-in, 3pm for rooms and 4pm for villas.


Double rooms from $570.92 (€491), excluding tax at 6 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR520.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates do not usually include the buffet breakfast (€20 each).


Rustle up your own body scrubs, hair masks and lip balms at the Alchemy Bar. Run once a week, the free hour-long workshops use seasonal organic ingredients from the garden; it’s essential to book ahead.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates pavilion, lounge, wine library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, tea and coffee-making facilities, Six Senses and Organic Pharmacy toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Dressed with oak floors, glass-walled bathrooms and tactile wool throws, rooms here are light-filled and unabashedly contemporary. Quinta Duplex Suites have bath tubs with wow-worthy views of the Douro River. On the fourth and fifth floors, Quinta Panorama Suites have sweeping views of the river and vineyards from enormous windows. Converted from old cellars, the Vineyard Pool Villa has access to a garden and dreamy plunge pool.


Down a flight of steps from the restaurant’s terrace, the outdoor unheated saltwater pool is a cobalt blue number framed by neat rows of sunloungers and serene views of the surrounding hills. A small poolside bar serves light lunch snacks and tipples. Equipped with water jets, the hotel’s indoor heated spa pool is open to all adult guests; it gets plenty of light through magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows.


Inspired by natural elements (water, stone and wood), the award-winning Six Senses spa is a blissful retreat with a sauna, herbal bath, laconium and steam room. Book one of 10 treatment rooms for indulgent massages, facials and ayurvedic treatments using luxurious Organic Pharmacy products and potent local ingedients such as grape pulp, citrus fruit and schist stones. Pampering programmes over several days offer nutritional advice and relaxing experiences tailored to each guest.

Packing tips

The surrounding woods call for walking meditation or tension-busting runs: bring a pair of trainers and comfortable leggings to try out aerial yoga among the trees.


The hotel is well adapted for disabled users thanks to large lifts, ramps to public areas and spacious rooms, one of which has a specially equipped bathroom for wheelchair users.


Pets can stay for free and will be treated to their own bed, food and bowl. They won't be allowed in the restaurant, the spa or the wine library. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Douro Valley.


Welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to some rooms. Babysitting is available for €20 an hour.


Treading carefully is at the heart of Six Senses’ ethos and this Portuguese outpost is no exception: much of the kitchen’s produce is grown organically on site, toiletries are packed in recycled paper and great care was taken to use eco-friendly materials during the resort’s refurbishment. The hotel is involved with local communities and donates 50 per cent of its water-bottle sales to local charities.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

A terrace table at the top of the steps commands the best views of the pool and gardens. Book the chef’s table to watch the maestro at work.

Dress Code

Relaxed linen and a sweep of red lipstick.

Hotel restaurant

Helmed by chef Nuno Ferraz, restaurant Vale de Abrãao is a contemporary dining space sprawling across an open kitchen, a dining room and a sun-kissed terrace. The menu celebrates the region’s produce and the day’s harvest from the organic gardens: sample chilled peach gazpacho, sea-fresh mullet on a bed of lentils and a scrumptious Portuguese take on apple pie. Inside, the open cooking station has a wood-fired oven and Josper grill for culinary theatrics; outside, courtyard tables are arranged around a trickling fountain, with serene views of the surrounding vineyards.

Hotel bar

All polished concrete, low-slung sofas and large communal tables, Quinta Bar & Lounge is a sociable spot for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner game of pool. The fruity, zesty cocktail menu changes according to what’s ripe in the garden. The Wine Library features a high-class take on the vending machine: a card from reception lets guests pick their own mini bottle from an extensive selection of Douro Valley wines, all of which go down a treat with a tempting little something from the tapas menu.

Last orders

The kitchen is open until 10pm.

Room service

Burgers, sandwiches, moreish tapas and lavish platters of cheese and charcuterie can be brought to your room.


Photos Six Senses Douro Valley location
Six Senses Douro Valley
Quinta Vale de Abraão


Touch down at Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, a two-hour drive away. Transfers can be arranged for €220 each way.


A 10-minute drive away, Régua station serves Combois de Portugal trains to Lamego and Vila Real.


A car can be handy for exploring the valley’s vineyards and history-steeped villages. From Porto airport, follow the A4 and IP4 towards Vila Real. Take the Armamar/Valdigem exit and turn left towards the Varosa river. Cross the bridge and turn right onto National Road 222; the resort is another six kilometers away on the right side of the road and has free valet parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

Embrace Six Senses’ holistic approach to wellbeing: everything here, from the cleansing drinks at reception to the outdoor meditation pod, has been designed to help guests unwind and reconnect with nature. Kickstart a new fitness regime with a Pilates class and make the most of the resort’s forest trails, try aerial yoga or book one of the yogic programmes promising detoxification and enhanced sleep. Tree climbing in the grounds’ tranquil forest is a delight – and there are experts to help with that too, should you get a bit wobbly after the first branch. Beyond the resort, the enchanting Douro Valley awaits. Take a day trip to Régua for a river cruise and port tastings or amble around picturesque Lamego before climbing up hundreds of zigzagging stairs to its intricate hilltop sanctuary. Staff will happily arrange a visit to neighbouring estate Quinta do Mourão, where the cool, dark cellars protect 100-year-old ports.


Local restaurants

A converted railway warehouse in Régua, Castas e Pratos (+351 254 323 290) is an atmospheric spot for a taste of the region’s best wines. Take your pick from the 700 vintages on the wine list, with a nibble or two from the tapas menu of updated classics. Hidden away in the heart of the vineyards, Conceitus (+351 254 730 420) is an elegant fine dining space on the Quinta Nova estate. Roast kid is the chef’s specialty here, but you’ll need to round up eight fellow foodies to try the cabritada menu. Housed in an 18th-century manor, Quinta da Pacheca’s dining room (+351 254 331 229) is bright and airy – make a pit stop there after a tour of the estate and a taste of its aromatic wines.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in Portugal and unpacked their massage oils and bottles of port, a full account of their countryside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Six Senses Douro Valley…

Step through Six Senses Douro Valley’s impressive bolted door and leave your cares on the door step: perched above the snaking Douro river in the vine-studded valley that bears its name, this 19th-century manor has been transformed into a luxurious modernist retreat.The interiors have been livened up with polished concrete, understated linen and glittering light fittings – a veneer of urban cool that perfectly offsets the sweeping views of terraced vineyards greeting guests from every floor-to-ceiling window. At the heart of the resort, the award-winning Six Senses spa is the hub for bodies – and souls – in search of pampering. Indulgent massages, meditative forest walks and aerial yoga are all on the menu here, as are tactile, sensory pleasures such as tree climbing and wine tasting from the cellar’s extensive library. Hedonists needn’t worry: with an organic garden producing much of the kitchen’s produce and a chef enamoured of his Josper grill, they’ll be well catered for here.


The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Six Senses Douro Valley’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The Spa. Do the wine and port tasting (and lunch) at Quinta da Pacheca.

Don’t expect

Noise, loud bar.


Stayed on 5 Dec 2016