Tenerife is the largest island in the Canaries archipelago, and probably the one with the most varied of landscapes. At its centre it is dominated by the extinct volcano of Mt Teide, and the natural park that surrounds it is a paradise for walkers, birdwatchers and lovers of nature. The purity of the air on the mountain slopes is astounding.
Around the coastline, there are many broad sandy beaches as well as steep rocky cliffs with commanding views ..... READ MORE
With its eight double rooms, eight duplexes and four suites all exquisitely decorated with lashings of contemporary stylings, you would be forgiven for not realising this building is historic: an 18th century mansion built by a descendant of the aristocratic founder of the port and town of Garachico, which the Carayon family renovated in 1992. And when you think about the word 'renovation', it literally means 'renewing'. You couldn't better describe the way the Carayons have restored what is now Hotel San Roque. It has some of the most stunning room decors we have seen for some time - so clean and effortlessly simple, with a mighty fine sheen, and still respects the original architecture and structure.
Every room, not just suites, contains a jacuzzi-bath and mod cons such as satellite TV and wi-fi internet. A large emphasis has been placed on selected designers of the furniture and chairs. In different rooms and suites, you will find ones by feted designers Rennie Mackintosh, Eileen Gray and Mies Van Der Rohe. There are duplexes with spiral staircases and also two cases of interconnecting double rooms, providing a great alternative to the suites for families, allowing 2 adults and up to 3 children to stay together.
The owners' love of art is clear for all to see, with the Miquel Navarro "sentry" fountain structure you see on one of the patios to your left, aliminium-made and welded without screws, the submarine-like window and ceiling design by Carmen Calvo, and the various carefully-chosen paintings.
Indeed we did already mention two patios: one functions as a lounge and bar area where many guests like to enjoy a coffee or an aperitif. 6pm aperitifs are something of a tradition here; the commencement of which is seemingly signalled by the sounding of the local church bells. The other features the swimming pool.
In the Hotel• Bar • Restaurant • Lounge • Poolside snack bar • Heated swimming pool • Sauna • Terrace and two patios • Solarium terrace • Mountain bike hire • Fishing rod hire • Volcanic rock pool (Olympic‑size; 50 metres from hotel) • 24‑hour reception
In Your Room• En‑suite bathroom • Jacuzzi bathtub • Flat screen satellite TV & DVD player • Telephone • CD player & radio • Free wi‑fi internet connection • Minibar • Safe • Slippers and bathrobes • Hairdryer • Coffee/tea‑making facilities • Air conditioning/heating
On one floor, just over 20m2. A choice of a double or twin beds. All are decorated in a different colour and with Rennie Mackintosh furniture. Jacuzzi, flat-screen TV, DVD player etc. Guests can also choose 2 interconnecting double rooms (there are 2 of these); ideal for families with young children.
Over 35m2, spread over two floors. Double bed. Lower floor- lounge with flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi, desk and bathroom with rectangular jacuzzi. Top floor- bedroom with flat-screen TV, DVD player, mini bar and air conditioning. Skylight.
Over 40m2 on one floor. King-size bed (2m x 2m). Lounge, full bathroom and jacuzzi integrated into the bedroom.
Room 110- Furniture by Eileen Gray. As well as the jacuzzi, there is also a hydro-massage shower. Cabinet with flat-screen TV, DVD, mini-bar and hi-fi. Large bay windows in the bedroom and 2 windows in the bathroom.
Room 119- View of the swimming pool courtyard, furniture by Rennie Mackintosh, walls in blue tones. Cabinet with flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi and mini bar. 18th-century Valencian style tiling on the jacuzzi.
Over 42m2 spread over 2 floors. Double bed. Bottom floor- spacious lounge, mini bar, large flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi, desk and bathroom with jacuzzi. Top floor- bedroom with wardrobe, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Skylight on the top floor and 2 large windows on the lower floor.
Over 50m2 spread over 3 floors. King-size bed. Bottom floor- lounge with mini bar, TV, DVD player, hi-fi and air conditioning. All floors have 4 portholes with impressive views of the sea and village. On the top floor, there is a terrace-solarium to enjoy the sun in privacy.
Exclusive to hotel guests, the Anturium Restaurant, just next door to the swimming pool patio, serves local produce with cuisine based on a wide selection of local cheeses, fish and tropical fruits, supplemented by imported produce where necessary. Local wines are available. Each evening there is a set menu, selected with the help of their gatronomic consultant Jesús González who seeks to strike a balanced fusion of Canarian and Mediterranean cooking. Due to the consistent Canarian climate, most days allow guests to enjoy this outside next to the pool.
Golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros
Historic town- volcanic rock pools, castle
Hiking and trekking
This is a gem. A very small hotel with real atmosphere and a quiet modicum of luxury. The village is a little remote and a good 2 hour drive from the [South] airport, but it is well worth it. The rooms are spacious and surround two pretty courtyards. Dinner is served around the swimming pool and is a set menu each day. A drive to the popular resorts on the island will convince any visitor that they were wise to choose San Roque.Mike & Anne, London
This hotel is extremely well located as Garachico is very tranquil and beautiful town. The staff and the owners of the Hotel are all very cordial and they seem to be like a very tight family. The rooms are excellent and the food is wonderful.
Top hotel. Lovely room (junior suite), great food, service and staff absolutely spot on and good location in the middle of the village.
|A Word From The Owner|
The conservation of this historic building, with its grand and elegant architecture and designs now offers a glimpse of Garachico's past, conveying its tradition and history, as well as an innovative and free spirit in its use of contemporary designs and art works.
A beautifully restored hotel in a traditional Tenerife town. This hotel had been on our want-list for a long time.
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