Virtuoso Life - September/October 2017 - 204
From top: Six Senses Douro
Valley's reception desk, art
wall, and exterior.
Six Senses Douro Valley,
hat sets this resort apart is that it
retains the charm and beauty of a
large country manor among rolling
hills and vineyards," says travel advisor Linda Zelisko of Raleigh, North Carolina.
"There's a prevailing sense of quiet, calm,
and relaxation as soon as you enter." Perched
on a terraced slope overlooking the ancient
Douro Valley wine region and its eponymous
river, the 57-room resort encompasses a
destination spa, two pools, and an impressive wine cellar and organic garden for its
acclaimed Vale de Abraão Restaurant. The
minimalist design, coupled with Georgian
antiques and Brazilian and Goan artifacts,
creates an interesting juxtaposition between
indoors and outdoors, past and present.
"Rooms decorated in subtle color palettes
offer the most amazing views from large windows and private decks," Zelisko says. "The
outdoor beauty is part of your stay from the
moment you wake up and open the drapes."
Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and
a $100 resort credit.
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