Best of the Best 2018 - 522
SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
DOU R O VA LLEY (LA MEGO), POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D World's Oldest Wine Region
Add canoeing, kayaking and tree climbing to your wine country vacation at Six Senses Douro
Valley. The 57-room hotel - which occupies a 19th-century manor house overlooking the UNESCO-designated region - takes a total approach to well-being, including yogic detox programs and an alchemy bar for blending body products. The grape is sovereign here, with a
wine library for tastings and an extensive cellar. The Vale de Abraão Restaurant uses produce
from the organic garden; enjoy open kitchen, terrace or dining room seating. Discover citrus-based spa treatments and take a river cruise or helicopter tour to fully absorb the Douro.
$100 resort credit per stay.
The hotel has connections with local, historic
wineries where you can play winemaker for
the day and, during harvest, take part in the
traditional stomping of the grapes.
Distance from Porto Airport (OPO): 78 miles/125 km
Size: 57 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL & SPA
EVOR A , POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Historical, World Heritage
As one would expect from the name, many of the heritage room accommodations at Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa were originally monks' cells. Today, they and the other refined
guestrooms are adorned with fine linens and furnishings and with windows facing the surrounding hillsides. The convent and hermitage dates back to the 15th century and is now a
national monument in a World Heritage city. Of course, the amenities are thoroughly 21st century, from the full-service spa and the swimming pools to the helipad and elegant vaulted-ceiling Divinus restaurant.
$100 value spa services credit per stay, and
bottle of olive oil.
The hotel has revived a centuries-old
tradition of producing its own olive oil, for
which the monks in the hermitage were
Distance from Lisbon Airport (LIS): 84 miles/135 km
Size: 92 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
LISB ON , POR TU GA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Bairro Alto and Chiado
Bairro Alto is under an expansion plan and closed from November 1, 2017 until September
2018. This project will affirm it as one of the leading boutique hotels in Europe. The hotel will
see its portfolio enlarged by award-winning architect Eduardo Souto Moura. The renovation of
the 18th century buildings will bring the number of rooms to 87, including 10 suites and 12 Junior Suites. The new area will include an innovative dining restaurant with a terrace, a cocktail
bar, a freshly-baked patisserie and an indulging wellness area, making Bairro Alto Hotel the
most complete five-star boutique hotel in Lisbon.
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Distance from Lisbon Airport (LIS): 5 miles/8 km
Size: 55 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated