“A terracotta-coloured, 19th-century manor house, nestling in a bend in the Douro river is resolutely 21st century on the inside, with bedrooms and suites fitted with the latest high- tech lighting, telephones and LCD televisions. Baths, with heavenly Gilchrist & Soames oils and soaps, have been brought into bedrooms leaving bathrooms to the huge showers and under-floor heating. The spa is one of Portugal’s finest with well-trained therapists and a range of Mesosystem and Ytsara treatments in rooms overlooking the Douro. There is also an indoor pool, laconium, tropical showers and gym. Eat at one of the restaurants serving gourmet delicacies inspired by the Mediterranean, or flop poolside in the gardens for a salad.”
Written by Mary Lussiana
"Six Senses have chosen the unspoilt, natural landscape of the Douro Valley for their European debut, bringing Portugal to the attention of the high-end, discerning, international traveller on a level not seen for a decade or more."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)
"The 57 spacious guest rooms have inviting textures, subtly screened off bathrooms in gray Portuguese limestone, daybeds in place of work desks, private terraces and wide expanses of window."
Originally published by Forbes (view article)
"Nestled in the rolling hills of Portugal’s Douro Valley, this new boutique resort has an atmosphere of gentle calm — and is centred on the region’s fantastic wines."
Originally published by The Times (view article)