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Six Senses Douro Valley

Quinta de Vale Abraao Samodaes, 5100-758 Lamego, Portugal Access

Six Senses Douro Valley

-Six Senses Douro Valley s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world s oldest demarcated wine region-The estate covers 19 acres with 50 guestrooms- 3 dining ambiances highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages

-Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms indoor and outdoor pools and a gym- It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups- The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot- vehicle or water

-six senses douro valley is located in douro valley - high on a hill overlooking vineyard covered rolling hills valley and river below
-douro valley is north portugal-oldest demarcated wine region in the world -90-min drive from opo porto airport or so called francisco sa carneiro -4-hr drive from lisbon
-valley vineyard river view
-the ultimate douro wine and spa experience -porto airport transfer from resort is available on request - price starts from eur230 per way subject to change

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Transportation - local area
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Car rental
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Technical concierge
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Fax service
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films/TV
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Public address system
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Playground
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible rooms
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms

Rooms

  • Bathroom
    Private bathroom
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Minibar
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Safe

Recreation

  • Pool
    Indoor pool
  • Indoor/outdoor connecting pool
  • Pool
  • Sun tanning bed
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Massage services
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • ₪ Six Senses Spa ₪
  • Fitness
    Weightlifting
  • Sport
    Hiking trail
  • Jogging track
  • Jogging trail
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Mountain climbing
  • Cultural
    Boating
  • Children's program
  • Fishing
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Games / movies
    Game room

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE coffee in lobby
  • Lobby coffee service
  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Green food
    Herbal garden
  • Local and seasonal food
  • Organic food option
  • Organic garden
  • Vegetable garden
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full american breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Cancellation policies may be varied. For example between 1 to 21 days subject to stay period and penalty - please see rate rules.

Travel with others

Children policy
Maximum child age is upt0 11 years if stays and sharing bed with parents stays free on bed and breakfast basis- 50% off menu price -Child 12 years and up considered as adult and there will be an extra charge at EU100 per person per night

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type

     

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 50
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 1139 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 100

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Video conferencing

Environment

Property's Green Action


  •  Organic food option
  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Organic garden
  •  Vegetable garden
  •  Herbal garden

  •  Local food
  •  Organic food

Most helpful reviews 10 15 reviews

Wakim Zeidan
1 year ago – Google

7

A wonderful resort, feels like a dreamland and definitely recommended for a couple of nights! The only disappointing factor was the spa, as much as the staff was friendly and helpful, yet the massage wasn’t as good as the ones we’ve had in other six senses! The wine tasting experience was really nice and the breakfast was excellent.

Irene Kvalheim
1 year ago – Google

10

Your hotel is in a fantastic location and placement in the terrain is fabulous! We loved the hotel grounds, especially the herb garden. We had an exquisite room. The only drawback was that it was next to the stairwell so it was necessary to lower the curtains to ensure privacy. But minor detail! The restaurants provided great food and service. We joined the BBQ night, a great way to bond with other guests. The breakfast spread is impressive and a must. The Spa is very nice and relaxing. The gym is spacious and well equipped. We had the space all to ourselves! We had a great time at the wine tasting, the wine guy did a great job! The only drawback; You have a very good wine list. Too bad the mark-up is more than 100%.

Fernando Vaz
2 years ago – Google

10

I wish I could have stayed more time to enjoy the hotel facilities. Excellent service. Attentive and efficient. We knew Aquapura. The hotel upgrade is remarkable. Not only with decoration ( much brighter rooms) and confort. Service was upgraded to. In my next stay you're going to try the spa and the restaurant. We have excellent references from our friends so we are looking forward to be back in October.

Lucy Murphy
2 years ago – Google

7

Great hotel, location, food and wine services. Few issues with our villa - lighting very poor, nowhere to put toiletries in main bathroom, no towel hooks and sometimes only one towel would be replaced in each bathroom. Other than that it was very comfortable and spacious.

Esha & Mehul
2 years ago – Google

9

Amazing hotel, with exceptional facilities. We feel so fortunate to have stayed here and we will definitely be coming back next year. The Spa was wonderful, especially the IR sauna. The views of the river, valley and vineyards are breathtaking and the room are fantastic and we especially like the use of the smartphone.

Annie Marks
2 years ago – Google

10

Outstanding service, incredible views, and delicious food!! We were here for our honeymoon and could not have wrapped up our trip with a better resort & spa choice. We'd choose Six Senses Douro again and again!

K. Irani
2 years ago – Google

9

An unforgettable experience from start to end ! Service was impeccable, very attentive and personalised. All colleagues knew us by name , it was quite genuine and impressive. The onsite activities were excellent and there was no time to cover them all ! Pure relaxation weekend and one of the best spas in the world! It was one of the places which I find it very difficult to leave and cant wait to return again!

Cindy Yi
2 years ago – Google

7

Beautiful hotel and grounds, as expected. The bar was also gorgeous and had a great view. Service was awesome. Can't wait until I can afford to stay here someday.

Andy Halliwell
2 years ago – Google

10

A wonderful relaxing break at a stunning location. The staff made our time at Six Senses a great experience with their welcome, their care and their genuine concern. Our trip will be a memory to savour for many years.

Maria Azevedo
2 years ago – Google

10

This is indeed one of the best places to stay in Portugal. Where everything is amazing, the space is gorgeous, the staff is incredible, food is out of this world. It’s the perfect place to relax and de-stress. The spa is mandatory as well as a massage.

Michael Bucks
2 years ago – Google

9

A few days of utter heaven in the Douro valley. The attention to detail is second to none. Staff could not be nicer or more helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely walks, comfortable room with fabulous views, a fantastic spa and the most amazing restaurants you can imagine (breakfast was truly extraordinary!). We did the chef's table and were looked after by Louis and Rui and could not believe how fantastic and intimate it felt even though we were in the heart of the main kitchen, 10 courses of dining magic. Wine tasting was wonderful and informative and left us wanting to know much more about this fantastic and little known part of Portugal. Thank you so much, we really could not have enjoyed ourselves more and came back refreshed and determined to revisit as soon as possible.

GG P
2 years ago – Google

10

Lovely place both to wind down, if budget is not an issue, or have business meetings (they have meeting room facilities). Nice wine selection. Come in the right season if you want to enjoy the outside infinity pool. Very friendly staff.

niv shimoni
2 years ago – Google

10

Unfortunately I didn’t know about this place and in my last night someone told me to check it and to go there for a drink. It’s the most stunning boutique hotel that I ever saw, the design of the place is simply unbelievable.. In every detail you can see it. simply amazing ! they have 5* spa super professional. the view from the hotel it’s something outstanding, the perfect place to relax and enjoy. the staff so friendly and nice. next time I must come and stay for few days.. this place really moved me. Go there and then you’ll understand.

David Barnes
2 years ago – Google

9

I thought that our stay was excellent. Every member of staff was superb. Faultless service from everyone that we had contact with. The quality of the food and amenities were equally excellent. The Spa services were as good as I have experienced.

Natalie Harrison
2 years ago – Google

10

This was one of the most outstanding stays we have ever had at a resort. The property is beautiful, the rooms and beds are so comfortable, the spa is wonderful and the focus on wine kept us very happy. The personal touch of Nick the general manager as well as every staff member made our stay. In particular Acácio was outstanding, his knowledge and friendliness and our trip even more special. Davide in the wine bar was also wonderful, knowledgeable and a joy to talk to. Paulo our bellman was a wealth of knowledge and so friendly. The whole team was outstanding. And the food is absolutely perfect, breakfast in particular was a delight but dinner was also top notch. We can’t wait to come back.

Leona De Boer
2 years ago – Google

10

I wished we had stayed longer!!! This resort and location are fabulous. The staff are very accommodating and very helpful prior to and during our stay. The food was heavenly as were the wine pairings and tastings. We will be visiting again in the near future and highly recommend this resort and location to everyone.

André Parente
2 years ago – Google

10

This is one of the best hotels in the Douro region. Absolutely amazing! Rooms are big and very well equipped and kept. The SPA is great, with a big swimming pool and diferente steam and water treatments. Outdoor pool is amazing and great use in the summer time. 5 star service with the right amount of informality. Top!

Kristine Mercado
2 years ago – Google

10

My husband and I just celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary this week at Six Senses Douro Valley. The experience we had was nothing less than spectacular. The staff made our stay beyond special. This property is magical made up of a wonderful team of caring people and of course the staff dog Agua. I was sad leaving but happy knowing I can one day return.

Peter Oleck
2 years ago – Google

6

A bit too corporate for my taste. Grounds and property are beyond gorgeous but interior very corporate like a nice Hyatt type property. Very little authentic character. Staff went above and beyond for us however including going out of their way helping with their tech support team to fix our computer that suddenly stopped working. There were however inconsistencies with service. Some went way above and beyond and some weren't as knowledgeable. Overall pleasant experience but not quite what I was expecting from a six senses property

Lucila De Mello Campos
2 years ago – Google

4

Te only reason why I'm rating my stay as adequate and not very good was because of an issue we had with the heating. Both ours and our parents' rooms were so hot during our first night, that we simply couldn't sleep. Worse, our baby got sick. Despite being unable to sleep my parents didn't bother complaining, but warned someone in the staff nthe very next morning. Yet no one informed the manager. On the other hand, we first warned the hotel there was an issue at 9PM, and asked them to please take it seriously as our 4 month old daughter was staying in the room with us. Not only did my husband have to call reception several times, but at 5AM the room suddenly became very cold, which caused our baby to fall ill. Even though I requested to speak to manager, no one bothered to contact me and only when I expressed my surprise at such lack of interest did the manager come to see me. She couldn't have been nicer (just like everyone else in the hotel), but when our bill was amended we only got 50% off on our first night. The lack of initiative or real concern became even more obvious at hotel's attempt to make some money even when they knew that their guests hadn't slept and that a baby became ill due to their carelessness. I'm not very into conflicts and decided to drop it but having family working in the hospitality industry I was very unimpressed. We heard many excuses regarding the air-con system... I'd suggest you simply fix it and should it happen again, show your guests a bit more of sympathy.

susan field
2 years ago – Google

10

This was my first ever visit to Portugal and I was so impressed with my first stop - Porto. However nothing prepared me for the Six Senses Douro Valley. The hotel is simply perfect. I loved the welcoming atmosphere with subdued lighting that magnificently offset the gorgeous views. My room was lovely - a tranquil haven with rich touches of gold. Best of all was the bed. I have not slept through the night for many years. Here, I did. So thank you for that. Nice amenities too. The breakfast was amazing and next time, I hope to sample the wine and cheese pairings/tastings! I must also mention the spa. I had two treatments - a massage and a facial. Both were really special, administered by two therapists who clearly are very well trained and professional. I felt great after both spa sessions. Last but not least, the team at SSDV is fantastic. Everyone was so warm, polite and friendly. Superb service. I hope to visit you again soon and get out and about in the vineyards and on the river. Thank you for a truly special and memorable stay.

Rita Lima
2 years ago – Google

9

Wonderful experience from arrival until departure. The staff went above and beyond and was very friendly and thoughtful. The hotel was extremely well maintained. Taking advantage of this space, and since I forgot to inform the staff, there was an electrical outlet in the bed frame that was not working (room 404). The spa experience was from another world. Best hotel I have ever stayed in.

William Newland
2 years ago – Google

10

A perfect place full of great food, wine, and wonderful staff. You could spend a week their every year of your life and have no regrets about it. See it in all the seasons, and if possible try to include a meal at DOC during your visit.

William Newland
2 years ago – Google

9

There is nothing you need to change about Your Hotel. It is perhaps the best hotel experience years of travel. The internet was fast enough to allow streaming of my sling box in HD from Los Angeles, the food was excellent but most of all your staff was friendly, enthusiastic, and well informed. I can not recommend Your Hotel high enough. Great job.

Jozef Halac
2 years ago – Google

10

The Douro Valley is simply gorgeous and the most fantastic Hotel Six Senses Douro Valley in this placew is amazing. Besides the 50 rooms at the hotel is also have 5 apartments and 2 vilas with private pool. For a more private stay and more wonderful experiences with an outoftheordinary river view. Because life is meant to be enjoyed. It is for me the best hotel all arround the world ! Visit this beautiful valley with an amazing hotel and enjoy all your senses .

Sandra Traibman
2 years ago – Google

10

The Staff is amazing. They are warm, freindly and knowledgable! They make you feel like that you are the most important guest. The property is a little slice of heaven. Very peaceful! Views are extradordinary!

Todd Jarecki
2 years ago – Google

10

This Six Senses property is excellent. The room, the staff and the location are among the top resorts my wife and I have ever stayed. I would certainly return to the Douro River Valley and will stay once again at this superior property.

Nayla Issa
2 years ago – Google

10

We had an exceptional and memorable 2 days in one of the most beautiful places we ever visited. The location is outstandingly charming; a postcard picture. The resort decor, reception, room, view from the room, restaurant, pool, gardens, vineyards all around.... we couldn’t get enough of the beauty of everything around us. The service was excellent & the food very tasty. We had a cooking lesson and lunch with Chef Tiego; truly enjoyable and fun! It was great to see how he prepared the food; we learned a few things and tricks as well. All great things to say! I have been spreading the good word about Six Senses and the remarkable experience we had! I sure hope to come back to Douro and also to visit Six Senses in other countries...

Kenneth Porrello
2 years ago – Google

8

The location is wonderful and the property is very nice. The design seems vaguely southern California and did not feel squarely placed in the locale. The food was fine. The prices of food and wine and services were offputting. We paid 78 euros for a wine that retails on the street for 10 euros - that's bad. The service of the wine was comical. A 20-something eastern European young man served our 2012 vintage wine. He pulled the cork out, looked at it gravely, and said "The cork is good." - I would hope so, its a four-year-old wine. He then poured himself a taste, which he did in a very ceremonious manner, and then pronounced that "The tannins were still intact." Again, I would hope so given this is a 2012 vintage. He was obviously taught some type of wine theatre to impress customers. Staff were nice overall.

Robert Carlisle
2 years ago – Google

9

Health and wellness. Cuisine and wine. They deliver.

Irina Renko
2 years ago – Google

10

This was such a beautiful property, truly breathtaking! The service was beyond expectation. Even for someone who is not a wine fanatic, we had an amazing time and will be returning next year. We had left behind some items in a rush on the way out and we immediately received an email from the front desk asking where the items could be shipped to. The restaurant upstairs, is also a must try along with the organic cafe near the pool. The veggies are grown right in their garden! Delicious!

Portugal Deluxe, Lda.
2 years ago – Google

9

Located in the heart of Douro Valley, guests will be indulged with unique local products, delicious cuisine, nice large rooms and wonderful views! Highly recommended!

Chirag Patel
2 years ago – Google

9

Best hotel. Super relaxing and great food

phil mc
3 years ago – Google

9

Excellent staff, Beautiful location. A fantastic experience.

Rose Ley
3 years ago – Google

9

What a fantastic visit to an amazing place. We loved the friendly atmosphere and joining in with the staff to make tiles was great.

Stefan K Persson
3 years ago – Google

9

Staff 5, location 5, gym 5, spa 5, activities 5, room 5, breakfast 5, poolarea 5, lunch 4, dinner 3. Over all a marvelous place 5 stars! Improvement area is dinner, not perfect for a 5 star hotel. All other areas is just perfect.

Miguel Stanley
3 years ago – Google

10

Truly an amazing experience. Congrats to the team. The food is excepcional.

Regina Sutton
3 years ago – Google

9

This was an exceptional and beautiful place to spend our time in the Duoro Valley and we plan to return with family and friends in a few years. The beauty of the setting, the service of staff, the food, the rooms and everything imaginable was top notch and exceeded expectations. We were celebrating my husband's 65th birthday and we both agreed it was the best place we could have ever had our celebration, including the wonderful dinner prepared in your dining room that evening!

Jonathan Herbert
3 years ago – Google

8

We really enjoyed the hotel, but there was absolutely no allergy awareness amongst the staff and I was repeatedly served foods that contained allergens I had explicitly detailed to staff. This is unacceptable.

Yann M.
3 years ago – Google

10

Just amazing. would go back tomorrow if I could!

Phillip Leonard
3 years ago – Google

9

Wow! In everyway, wow! Beautiful hotel, amazing views, great location. The best hotel I've ever stayed in!

Daniel Lennox
3 years ago – Google

10

Impeccable service, this property is unreal. Order the goat at the restaurant (Vale Abraao).

Greg Wynn-Mitchells
3 years ago – Google

10

Stunning hotel. Terrific landscape but the cuisine, well, could be better and lighter. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Greg and Patrick

Kay Hall
3 years ago – Google

9

Simply lovely. What a treat.

Paul Reynolds
3 years ago – Google

10

Wonderful location and ambience.. Friendly staff and great food...

Maria C
3 years ago – Google

9

The best SPA experience

Hendrick Chan
3 years ago – Google

10

Amazing breakfast.

Melinda Chan
3 years ago – Google

10

Food was delicious staff were great

Rebecca Wine
4 years ago – Google

4

This review is only about the restaurant, as we didn't stay in the hotel. Unfortunately, this was the absolute worst meal we've had so far, considering the exuberant prices. And we've dined in family style and Michelin stars in the area. We came for lunch and opted for a main dish (since there wasn't a lunch menu or any kind of tasting menu). I had chicken breast and my husband fish. We were expecting something great (seeing that the place is called 6 senses, AND each dish was priced around 30 euro), but both were quite bland, and especially the fish dish really dry. We were hungry so ate most of it but weren't at all impressed by the place. The waitress was quite lovely as she saw our disappointment and offered us the 2 glasses of wine, hence I'll give 2 stars instead of 1 - as in my opinion this is all show and no substance. Sorry guys, but you could do much better!

Maria García
4 years ago – Google

9

One of the most beautiful hotel in the world. They bring the concept "simple luxury" to its maximum expression

Alan Gavurin
4 years ago – Google

8

This hotel is a truly excellent luxury hotel with every facility you could want. Rooms and common parts are just gorgeous mixing stunning modern design in a traditional Quinta-style building. The location is amazing on a hillside with wonderful views of a bend in the Douro River. The spa and leisure facilities are the best we have see. Staff are tremendously helpful and nothing is too much trouble. So why not five stars? This hotel has to lose a star for poor value for money, especially with regard to the restaurant. The food is good and the wine selection excellent but the prices (and portion sizes) are not right. Main courses are in the €25 - €41 bracket and we had better cooking and better menu options in plenty of other places. At one dinner my main course was twice the size of my wife's. Poor portion control or sexism? The breakfasts are wonderful but so they should be at €20 pp. The excitable pricing continues to the spa - a 90 min shiatsu massage was quoted at €150. (Who wants a 90 min massage anyway?) it feels churlish to criticise what is, by any standards, an excellent, even exceptional hotel, but if they sort out the above points it would be perfect.

Takeshi ANDO
4 years ago – Google

10

my favorite hotel

Agustin Riobo
5 years ago – Google

8

Hotel de la cadena tailandesa que ha llegado para quedarse. Un vez reformado el antiguo Aquapura Douro Valley, nos ofrece una experiencia de alto standing.

liowoz
6 years ago – Google

10

Un hôtel merveilleux, ou nous passons tous les ans 3 a 4 nuits avec ma femme et nos enfants, a découvrir absolument car je ne connais pas mieux au Portugal