Meliá Hacienda del Conde
... A Small Piece of Paradise in the North of the Island

Meliá Hacienda del Conde is one of those few places where you have the chance to loosen up away from stressful urban life or to simply spend few days surrounded by Mother Nature.

Meliá Hacienda del Conde - View from the Golf

Located in a very distinct area in the Northwest of Tenerife, Meliá Hacienda del Conde was established in 2010 and is already giving an important push to the eco-tourism of this part of the island. Unlike the typical mass tourism in the Southern resorts (Playa de Las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos), Buenavista del Norte is a place where you will have a chance to explore the mountains, trails, and several other ecological activities, and with much fewer tourists …

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From one side you see the Teno mountains, and from the other the blue sky and the Golf course. The small villages (pueblos) nearby are also worth visiting, to get know the local inhabitants and their culture. To help you get to know the surroundings and experience several activities, the hotel works in partnership with the company El Cardón, which will guide tourists and sports lovers to a whole different level of eco-tourism. On top of that you also have the chance to learn or play golf on one of the most important golf courses on the island – Buenavista Golf.

Rooms at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde

Meliá Hacienda del Conde, designed in Canary Island colonial style, has eight different floors, well spread over the land, and not just in one big block building. This layout is an advantage as different rooms might also have different, spectacular views – of the gardens (from the Standard rooms), pools, the golf course (from the second floor), the mountains (second and third floors) or the greatness of the Atlantic Ocean (from the fourth floor).

There are three bedrooms equipped for disabled visitors.

Of the 117 rooms, 16 are Junior Suites, where separate living and dressing rooms make your stay completely luxurious.

The buildings of the rooms of the Meliá Hacienda del Conde

The minimum equipment in all rooms ensures a very comfortable visit.  The equipment you will find in the rooms includes everything you need.

Just next to the bathroom you can also find the wardrobe with plenty of space to spread all your clothes and belongings. The room itself is very spacious and accommodates the very large bed (double or 2 singles) and the couch, where you can relax while reading, watching television or chatting with your companion. And last, but not least, there´s a large terrace where you can enjoy the tranquillity and the great atmosphere that the area can offer. The capacity of the standard rooms is up to 3 adults, whereas the villas are for 2 adults. The hotel also offers a baby cot upon request.

Standard Double Rooms: 40 and 50 square metres exquisitely decorated, with the only difference being the view (some of them have a sea view).

Standard room
The luxurious bathrooms of the rooms

Junior Suite: a beautiful layout with two separate areas - the sleeping area and living room. 2 of the 16 Junior Suites are equipped with a Jacuzzi and 3 with garden view are adapted for handicapped guests.

The Junior Suites are decorated and distributed in a similar way to the standard rooms, although the bathroom and the terrace are considerably more spacious. 

Junior suite of Meliá Hacienda del Conde in Buenavista del Norte in Tenerife
The jacuzzi of one of the Junior Suites

Hotel Facilities

The swimming pools of the hotel are prepared to receive guests with physical disabilities

As mentioned elsewhere on this website, Meliá Hacienda del Conde is the perfect place for quiet and relaxing holidays, and visitors with physical disabilities can also benefit from the facilities, as the hotel is adapted to them.

Meliá Hacienda del Conde makes available to their guests 3 heated swimming pools and 1 pool for children. The impressive thing about the swimming area is the contrast of blue colours between the pools, the ocean and the sky, when the weather is favourable. The setting is also perfect to relax on the terraces, where you can sunbathe in one of the Balinese beds spread around the property. The guests enjoy those beds a lot for reading books or simply appreciating the views of the horizon.

The location of the hotel allow the guests to have beautiful views from the swimming pools
The bar of the large swimming pool

The hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde has a spa. The SPA has the Thalasso Circuit, where the guest passes through different types of warm water jets, as well as a quick passage in cold water for body cleansing. On top of this, the SPA has also several programs and treatments for health and body, a fitness centre and hairdresser.

The Spa is the perfect place to relax

The 2 restaurants serve delicious dishes:

  • “Buffet Restaurant Buenavista”, with a varied buffet of cold and warm dishes and dessert, as well as few choices of main courses, including meat, fish and pasta.
  • The à la carte restaurant “Gourmet Canario” is a smaller and more intimate space, where it´s necessary to make a reservation in advance. The restaurant is recommended in the Michelin guide, thanks to the delicious dishes served from traditional Canary Island cuisine using local products.
The cold buffet of the restaurant

In the interior of the Meliá Hacienda del Conde you can find the “Ikko” Bar with an extensive menu of coffees and teas. The decoration of the bar is also very welcoming and relaxing. Around the swimming pool you can find the “Terraza” Bar.

Ikko Bar

For business guests, the hotel makes available 6 event and meeting rooms receiving natural light all day and with unlimited wi-fi internet connection.

You can also find in the hotel a Miniclub for children and young people, a boutique, free indoor and outdoor car park, left-luggage room, 24-hour reception, laundry, dry cleaner and free wi-fi internet access in the rooms and in the communal areas.

Spa Centre 

What an unforgettable experience! Imagine combining the peaceful enclave in which the hotel sits with an hour and a half in the thermal circuit or one of the massages of the menu, individually or as a couple.

The thermal circuit has a few showers and jets spread around the heated pool, and you can try them all independently. There´s also a cold water area, which is very good for activating the body, a sauna and other treatments in the circuit that will definitely release all the tension you might have accumulated.

The Spa Circuit has 3 swimming pools with warm and cold water

Outside the circuit area, there are several rooms for massages and different beauty and body treatments.

Activities and Other Services in the Hotel

They have introduced some activity workshops for children and adults. For example, on themed nights in the restaurants, the chef teaches the guests certain typical dishes (green mojo, paella, etc.). At least once a week an astrophysicist (and El Cardón tourist guide) talks about Tenerife’s sky and constellations.

The Buenavista Golf is definitely the main activity spot for visitors. Throughout the whole year, several guests come to Meliá Hacienda del Conde to spend a few relaxing days as well as to enjoy few rounds of Golf in the facilities located right in front of the hotel. While during the European winter many of the most important Golf courses are closed due to the weather conditions, the season for golf courses in Tenerife, and especially for the Buenavista Golf, is just beginning. 

Impressive views of the Buenavista Golf

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The design of the Buenavista Golf came from the hands of the notorious champion Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros. You can therefore imagine already how important this golf course is …

Therefore, during winter the hotel’s occupancy is very high, mostly due to golfers who want to extend the season. At Buenavista del Norte, there´s always a little bit of wind in different directions, which makes the conditions of the matches change all the time. It´s like playing on different courses, but in the same place …

Guests of the Meliá Hacienda del Conde get discounts of more than 30% off the rates at Buenavista Golf.

For couples who want to have the perfect wedding in the perfect place, Meliá Hacienda del Conde is ideal. The hotel will make sure that everything for your wedding is well organised, including the menu, music, photos, hairdresser, etc. It is a way to ensure that you spend less time organising the wedding and reception and get more time to yourselves.

Great views from one of the rooms to the Buenavista Golf Course

But golf is not the only activity that guests of Meliá Hacienda del Conde can enjoy. Just outside the reception at the hotel you can find El Cardón, which provides activities for the guests of the hotel and visitors to the island. They are nature-related activities, including rural tourism, visits to the volcanoes, environmental education and active tourism (hiking, kayak, diving, paragliding and several other activities). If you are around, it is always a good opportunity to explore the island with the experts from El Cardón.

Attractions and Activities Around

Buenavista del Norte and the surroundings give the visitors many options for activities and outdoor sports. As mentioned above, El Cardón specialises in those activities and can prepare the perfect programme during your stay. 

The rocky and quiet beach of Buenavista del Norte

You can also visit the pueblos located nearby, to experience local culture, activities and food in the restaurants, bars and guachinches of the region, as well as to explore the beauty of the nature of this region. Some of the places recommended include: Masca, Garachico and the Teno Rural Park.

Although not as well-known as the beaches in the south, the coast close to Buenavista del Norte has some very clean beaches with beautiful views of the ocean and the Teno mountains. The sunset in this region is also impressive. 

Travelling with Children

Although the hotel is focused on tourism that seeks peace and relaxation, couples who have young children or babies find it the ideal place to unwind from the daily stress of the urban life. There is a mini club where children can benefit from varied activities.

On top of that, in the town of Los Silos (which is not very far away by car) for a few weeks in the summer there is an artist telling stories for kids in the main square. Even if your kid does not speak Spanish, just the fact that they are in an environment for children will make a big difference for them to enjoy this experience.

Getting There

The hotel is located in a somewhat remote area of the island, helping you to disconnect - the main intention we believe. Until recent years, Buenavista del Norte was a very particular area not much explored by the local inhabitants, let alone the tourists. The Parque Natural de Teno (Teno Rural Park) was very important in developing tourism in the region, although Buenavista del Norte still remains as authentic and original as it once was.

Meliá Hacienda del Conde is in the Northwest of Tenerife, next to the Teno mountain range (natural area protected in the category of rural park), and just over 1 hour (60 km) from Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos) and 1 and a half hours (75 km) from Reina Sofia (Tenerife South Airport).

If coming from the South, take the South Highway (Autopista Sur TF-1), then the TF-82 around Adeje, heading to Guia de Isora and Santiago del Teide, where you will take the TF-436 towards El Palmar and Buenavista del Norte. When reaching Buenavista, just follow the very visible signs to the hotel.

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From Santiago del Teide the road is full of curves and small roads, therefore you need to be really careful and respect the signs and speed limit of the road. But as you are coming for holidays, enjoy the fantastic views (you can park your car at some points on the road) and take some pictures of the impressive landscape.

The road to Buenavista del Norte, from Santiago del Teide, requires extra care while driving, but also allow visitors to enjoy amazing views of the mountain range

If you come from the North Airport you need to take the North Highway (Autopista Norte), then the TF-5 and last TF-42. You will pass by La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod de Los Vinos, Garachico and several other important cities and pueblos in Tenerife. After Los Silos, just follow the signs to Buenavista del Norte and Meliá Hacienda del Conde, which is also very easy to find.

At both airports you also have the possibility of renting a car, so plan the booking prior your visit to get better deals. For that, visit our section on Cheap Car Hire in Tenerife.

Meliá Hacienda del Conde  - Calle La Finca, S/N. 38480 Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife

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Final Comments from the Authors

During the tour and stay at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde (when it was Vincci Seleccion Buenavista Golf & Spa) we confirmed everything that we read and were told about the hotel. Everything there contributes to make this one of the best hotels in Tenerife and in the Canary Islands.

The facilities and decoration are remarkable, and the details of the furniture in the rooms and in the facilities are top-notch. On our tour, the manager was explaining that the architect, while planning the hotel, tried to give some touches of a ‘minipueblo’ in the decoration and facilities. It is kind of reminiscent of a colonial town.

The buildings of the hotel maintain the same architecture from the past

The service everywhere in the hotel is great and the employees are very attentive and caring towards the guests. Without good service, you can have the best place in the world but you will never succeed. Great service in a great place … that is one of the reasons why, although still young, the hotel is attracting more visitors every year.

Another amazing finding about Meliá Hacienda del Conde is the relaxing atmosphere of the place. The weather during our visit was really good, and it is not uncommon to have warm, sunny days on this part of the island. On top of that, to stay in a place where you oversee the Teno mountains on one side and the golf course and the ocean on the other made our visit worth every minute.

Tenerife Travel Secrets definitely recommends our visitors stay at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde because of all of the above. It is a guarantee for amazing holidays.

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