Six Senses Douro Valley
A destination making resort
- 60 rooms and suites
- Wine library
- Wine and port tastings
- Vineyard tours
- Mountain biking
- Historic tours
Set on a wide bend of the Douro river amid wonderful woodland, the Six Sense Douro Valley occupies a thoroughly renovated 19th-century manor house with fabulous views out to the vineyards that surround it.
The interior blends original features such as monumental beams with contemporary artwork. Many of the rooms feature vast floor to ceiling windows and wonderful views. Suites overlook the Douro, and there are a selection of multi-roomed apartments and a villa with its own pool for the utmost privacy.
Three restaurants and a range of dining areas celebrate the region, with seasonal produce from the fertile valley itself or picked from the estate’s organic gardens. Sample some of the Wine Library’s hundreds of vintages with nightly tastings, or watch the sun set with a cocktail on the terrace.
An expansive spa has ten treatment rooms and there is both a heated indoor and scenic outdoor pool.
Many of the experiences here are, naturally, wine focussed, such as vineyard tours, port tasting and unique harvesting experiences, and there’s also dozens of historic towns and villages to explore in this UNESCO World Heritage landscape. The more adventurous can head out on hiking, mountain biking and canyoning, while river cruises are a more relaxed way to spend an afternoon.
Six Senses Douro Valley is a Jacada Signature property for excellence in personalised service and luxury. Jacada guests making new bookings here will each receive a complimentary cookie jar, seasonal fruit jar, Porto, dry nuts and Six Senses water bottle.
Care for local flora and fauna
The hotel is a sponsor of the APEGA Donkey Refuge close to the Spanish border, where the last remaining Miranda donkeys are being saved from extinction. These special animals are being cared for by a group of veterinarians. In addition to this, through adopting a 1,640-foot (500-meter) stretch of the river bank, the hotel have become its guardians with the commitment to monitor and create suitable conditions for the existing fauna and flora.
Supporting the local community
A part of the Sustainability Fund, 0.5% of the hotel revenue goes towards funding, among others, the Bagos d’Ouro and the Afonsinhos Association, to support underprivileged and disadvantaged children. In cooperation with the village schools, gifted children from poor or troubled households are identified and then a process begins whereby the families are interviewed and their needs established. The support goes beyond financial donations as Bagos D’Ouro realizes that more effective results come from helping children to have real educational opportunities through a tailored and hands-on approach.