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Hotel La Quinta Roja, Tenerife

La Quinta Roja


A historic house on Tenerife

Double rooms from £ 127
20 rooms
Guest Rating: 8.7 / 10
Hotel La Quinta Roja, Garachico, Tenerife

The distinctive pink hue of the former mansion of the Marquises of La Quinta Roja is a fine example of baroque architecture in the Canaries. What’s more, it gets even better once guests step inside, for the renovation is shown off to its fullest around the fantastic interior patio area. The original building is 16th century and was constructed following a royal donation from King Carlos and then further redeveloped in the next century. Although it somehow survived the volcanic eruption of 1706, it was badly damaged by a fire. Yet today the building stands renovated and refreshed, living out its former glory with a masterful design that is a true landmark of the area.

The original walls and beamed ceilings remain and house surprisingly spacious rooms for a little hotel like this (the double plus rooms and junior suites are the ones to go for to experience this at its best). All rooms and suites have modern amenities: music system, satellite TV, air-conditioning, a safe and free wi-fi internet access.

Although La Quinta Roja doesn’t have its own pool, this won’t be missed when guests can go to the nearby volcanic rock pool just down the road in which to swim. There is also a conventional swimming pool nearby. Meanwhile, to relax, there is a spa, sauna and solarium in which to rest those weary legs and recuperate (many guests like to trek or cycle in the surrounding area). Bicycles can be hired from the hotel. The Pigeon Loft lounge provides an attractive and more contemporary-looking space in which to look out over the historic town of Garachico and maybe read a book.

Garachico itself is a ‘casco histórico’, which means something akin to ‘historic town’. This means that the town around the hotel is almost exclusively made up of traditional buildings, appearing somewhat as though time has stood still, with old churches, restaurants and a tiny castle.

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Double Room

Standard rooms are situated on the ground floor of the hotel overlooking the pedestrian street behind the hotel.

No two rooms are the same but they all have the same level of comfort and are attractively furnished in a contemporary style. They are all outward facing with a modern bathroom with hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes, a double bed, satellite TV, CD players and have air conditioning.

Double Plus Room

These rooms can be found on both the grounds and first floors and are slightly larger than the standard rooms.

No two rooms are the same but they all have the same level of comfort and are attractively furnished in a contemporary style. They are all outward facing with a modern bathroom with hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes, a double bed, satellite TV, CD players and have air conditioning.

Junior Suite

These rooms are all on the first floor overlooking the square. They are the largest rooms in the hotel and have the best views.

No two rooms are the same but they all have the same level of comfort and are attractively furnished in a contemporary style. They are all outward facing with a modern bathroom with hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes, a double bed, satellite TV, CD players and have air conditioning.

There is no restaurant at La Quinta Roja, but recommendations can be made, and there are plenty to choose from within Garachico.

Golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros
Swimming pool
Historic town- volcanic rock pools, castle
Hiking and trekking
Whale watching

Just not long home from an enjoyable week at La Quinta Roja. The hotel was very nice and very comfortable, the staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was good with a great variety, lovely courtyard to relax in and the jacuzzi was a nice treat. The room was good but had problem with the shower doors as they were hinged and impossible to open them without letting water on to the floor after a shower. Lovely quiet location in the main square. Overall a very good small hotel and enjoyed it so much we plan to return in the future.
We stayed at the Quinta Roja in Garachico for a week. Fabulous hotel, super breakfasts, lovely people. Very highly recommended. Restaurants round about are also very good. We ate at Ardeola, La Perla and La Taskita de Eduardo, all highly recommended and very good value for money. Drive from the airport was fun!! especially if you like hair-pin bends.

Hope to travel with you again.
I was a little apprehensive about going to Tenerife thinking it might be a bit too lively but I was very pleasantly surprised by Garachico. This is a very relaxed little town, buzzing with locals and some tourists. There is an excellent choice of restaurants and La Quinta Roja was an extremely comfortable hotel. This holiday has changed my view of Tenerife and we would definitely consider it again as a winter destination.
I have recently returned from holiday at the hotel Quinta Roja which we booked through little hotels, the hotel was exactly as your web site described it, I found your site very good and easy to use in fact I am about to book another holiday through yourselves in the next few days, I shall also give your car hire a try.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance.

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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:

I have lived in the Canary Islands for 7 years and therefore had a good idea what to expect from a Spanish Colonial-style property. La Quinta Roja exceeded these expectations. The hotel is very nice indeed, with a beautiful interior patio, sauna and a reading room in the small tower of the hotel with amazing views of Garachico. The main square next door to the hotel is a lovely place to be and the staff at the hotel are friendly and though it sounds strange, gentle people. All in all, couldn't recommend Garachico and the hotel highly enough.

This is one of the best hotels - if not THE best - I have ever stayed in. It is a historic building which has been converted for hotel use in very imaginative ways. Our room was lovely - large, with a very high ceiling so adapted that we could lie in bed and look up at a beautiful timbered ceiling above the smartly contemporised lower part. Our windows had original wooden shutters, perfect for adjusting to various temperatures and light by opening or closing various segments. The inner gallery outside the rooms is a lovely place for afternoon siestas or reading, with such comfortable chairs and footstools. The breakfasts were outstanding, elegantly arranged, and served on a very private cool outside terrace. Our overall impression of this hotel was of excellent management so that everywhere was spotlessly clean, staff were friendly and helpful whenever we needed something but otherwise unobtrusive. We could go on, and on ... but the only way to find how good it is is to go and see!

The hotel is in a traditional style, built around an open courtyard/ patio, with splendid tall plants and a relaxing atmosphere – a lovely place for an afternoon pot of tea! We stayed in a junior suite, which was spacious and well-equipped. (The only very minor criticism is that the safe was in a very awkward place on the floor in the wardrobe!). The room incorporated a modern bathroom (with good-sized, efficient shower, but no bath) while retaining original walls, beams and ornate wooden ceiling.;

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was superb. Again, on a nice morning, there is seating available outside. The cold buffet selection was extensive for a hotel of this size, and very well presented, with a particularly good selection of prepared fresh fruit, as well as a good variety of breads, croissants, pastries, cheeses, ham, jams, etc. Coffee/ tea and delicious fresh orange juice was served to the table, and the waitress doing breakfast service was always friendly and efficient. A computer with internet was available for guest use in one of the lounges.

A very beautiful hotel surrounding a large patio. An enormous bedroom, very old parquet floor... A surprise: a pigeonnier in which to enjoy a light read at the end of the day and look over the village from on high, and on the other side, a small sauna and jacuzzi in the open air. Practical aspects: access to the public swimming pool filled with sea water from just the other side of the road, ideal for unwinding after cycling. A very pleasant stopover, surrounded by two churches and a little bandstand where the residents play and listen to football matches on the radio under the watching eye of a bronze statue by Simon Bolivar. Pierre, Toulouse, France

Guest Rating: 8.7 / 10
This rating has been calculated by combining data from various websites which publish ratings for La Quinta Roja.

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In the hotel
  • Bar
  • Pigeon loft (lounge)
  • Patio
  • Free wi‑fi internet access
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Library
  • Free bicycle hire
  • Discounts to the golf course

In your room
  • En‑suite bathroom
  • Music system
  • Free wi‑fi internet access (in 10 of the rooms)
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Beach towel
  • Magnifying mirror

We Say

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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