Located in North West Tenerife, Hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde accomplishes understated opulence in an open setting.
This five star adults-only getaway is snuggled between the majestic unfolding of the Teno Mountain and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde is a paradisal escape with all the trappings of luxury.
Hedged in by soil and sea, it reclines on a natural slope that invites each guest to an unbroken appraisal of the surrounding environment.
As such, this tiered design feature conveys an ambience of privacy and seclusion amidst an international community of those seeking relaxation.
However, tranquil contemplation is not the only form of escapism on offer in the hacienda-style and sprawling complex.
The tranquil wedge of an infinity pool is one of four swimming areas that benefits from the island’s temperate yearly climate.
Consisting of eight treatment rooms and hydrotherapy solutions, its YHI Spa proffers a diminutive maze of heated and cold pools equipped with hydro massages for a dynamic physical experience.
The nearby sauna and steam room accentuate the aforementioned resources of relaxation and revitalisation, while an accompanying ice shoot provides a frigid jolt of energy in conjunction to the temperature-raising cabins.
Clients can also take advantage of the spa’s other indulgent and therapeutic services. Treatments range from the Volcano Ritual, a soothing massage of warmed volcanic stones placed at intervals along the body, to more targeted sessions according to personal needs, such as the Golfer’s Massage.
Should moments spent in lavish repose not be on the holiday agenda, then guests have an opportunity to further explore the expanse of protected nature around them.
Meliá Hacienda del Conde also crowns the Buenavista golf course, the only links course on the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.
Designed by legendary golf pro Seve Ballesteros, Buenavista is one of the top courses in the territory. As they attempt the course’s par-72, enthusiasts and experts can test their mettle and swing against the teasing winds coming in from the coast.
A driving range, chipping area, and two putting greens further provide opportunities for exploring the golfing terrain, while a pro is on hand for lessons and industry insight. Another valuable asset is the Club House, a resource for renting golf clubs and obtaining high quality sportswear.
Regardless of how they utilise their time, each guest can enjoy the exquisite cuisine deployed by the gifted chefs on the hotel property.
Visitors are urged to explore the seasonal a la carte menu of Salazar, one of Melia’s swanky restaurants hedged in by balconies overlooking the island.
The dining adventure is a sensory one that pleases both the eye and the stomach, with fusion dishes whose pleasing aesthetic details are precursors of the tastes to come.
Of a Mediterranean theme, the food is responsibly and seasonally sourced. The natural flavours of the ingredients provide a broad and rich palate interspersed with insightful seasoning.
Guests can also discover the international fare of Melia’s Buffet Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables glisten in an inviting salad bar, while chefs are on hand to demonstrate their skill at a meat and fish grill.
With 2017 gradually shaking off its winter influences, Hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde provides a sumptuous and temperate retreat of golf, luxury, nature and impeccable service.
By Patrice Sweeney
Hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde
Calle La Finca s/n, 38480 Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife.
+ 34 922 061 700