A Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Beautiful Tenerife Hotel

Fri, August 17th, 2012 - By Andrea Montgomery

Just under three years ago, as part of the commemorative events to mark the 100th anniversary of Tenerife’s last volcanic eruption, the beautiful 17th century manor house of Casa del Patio in Santiago del Teide opened its doors to the public after extensive and impeccable restoration.

Hotel Señorio del Valle


The long anticipated opening included a crafts and souvenirs shop, a museum chronicling the events of 1909 when Tenerife awoke to a volcanic eruption in Chinyero and a beautiful little tasca restaurant and bar. Six months later the newly built, three star Rural Hotel Señorio del Valle which sits alongside Casa del Patio opened for business.

This month, a mere two years later, the hotel has closed its doors and the owners, Tenerife Island Cabildo, are putting the 20 year licence to run it, out to tender.

Hotel Señorio del Valle


Constructed from natural, local materials to create a stunning blend of wood, slate and stone with contemporary design, Hotel Rural Señorio del Valle has just three storeys and 20 double rooms set around an inner courtyard. Finished to a very high standard, the design of the main hotel buildings and the individually styled bedrooms makes the most of the mountain light by the extensive use of windows onto the inner courtyard and apex, beamed wooden ceilings.

Hotel Señorio del Valle


Staying there for a weekend just five months after it had opened, I was blown away by the simple elegance of the hotel and by the beauty and rural tranquillity of Santiago del Teide where hiking trails lead through forests and around nature reserve pools. With a riding stables and pony and trap rides being given to passing tourists, it seemed to me that, marketed the right way, Casa del Patio and the Hotel Señorio del Valle could become a serious tourist attraction on the island. Alas, no such a strategy was implemented and this lovely hotel now stands empty.

Hotel Señorio del Valle


The licence to run Hotel Señorio del Valle extends to the entire complex, including the hotel, the tasca restaurant, riding stables, outbuildings, a gatehouse, allotments and a sizeable car park. The annual cost of the licence is €24,000 (less than £19,000).

Hotel Señorio del Valle


Santiago del Teide is a 25 to 30 minute drive from the popular holiday resorts of Los Gigantes, Playa de la Arena and Puerto Santiago on the west coast and a 40 to 45 minute drive from the busy resorts of Playa de Las Américas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. Transfers to the hotel from the south airport would take around an hour.

So, do you think you’ve got it in you to run a Tenerife hotel in stunning, rural location and turn it into a thriving hotel and visitor centre? You’ve got until the end of September to get your bid in.

Posted : Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 8:16 am
Category : about tenerife
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2 Responses to “A Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Beautiful Tenerife Hotel”

  1. Tracey Summers says:

    We are very interested in putting in a bid but who do we contact? Can you advise please.

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