Hotel San Roque
, Calle Esteban de Ponte, 32, Garachico.
Hotel San Roque has some of the most stunning room decors we have seen in a long time - so clean and effortlessly simple, with a finish that still respects the original architecture and structure. There is a long history to this building: an 18th century mansion built by a descendant of the aristocratic founder of the port and town of Garachico, which the Carayon family renovated as a hotel in 1992.
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 sets 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, aluminium-made and welded without screws, the submarine-like window and ceiling design by Carmen Calvo, and the various carefully-chosen paintings.
Life at San Roque revolves around the two patios: one serves as a lounge and bar area where many guests like to enjoy a coffee or an aperitif. Indeed, 6pm aperitifs are something of a tradition here; the commencement of which is seemingly signalled by the sounding of the local church bells. The second patio is home to a very elegant swimming pool with solar heating. Alongside the pool is the restaurant, and tables are set alongside the pool for a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience.
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. The steady hand of renowned Chef Danny Nielsen achieves well-balanced dishes and a fusion of Canarian and Mediterranean cooking. Due to the consistent Canarian climate, most days allow guests to enjoy this outside next to the pool.
The Hoffmann Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink after dinner in an intimate and elegant atmosphere.
Out and About
Golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros
Olympic-size swimming pool
Historic town- volcanic rock pools, castle
Hiking and trekking
Places to visit:
Teide National park
Historic town of La Orotava
Each double room differs in colour, furnishings and location in the hotel. Single-story rooms decorated with “Bauhaus” era furnishings and fitted with all the services you could need to make your stay unique: jacuzzi bath, flat-screen TV, DVD player, free wi-fi.... Guests can also choose 2 interconnecting double rooms (there are 2 of these).
Freshly refurbished double rooms, each individually decorated, comprehensively equipped with jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, free wi-fi.
More than 35m2 spread over two floors. Double bed. Lower floor- lounge with flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi, desk and bathroom with rectangular jacuzzi bath. Top floor- bedroom with flat-screen TV, DVD player, minibar and air conditioning. Skylight.
More than 40m2 on one floor. King-size bed (2m x 2m). Lounge, full bathroom and jacuzzi bath integrated into the bedroom.
Room 110- Furniture by Eileen Gray. As well as the jacuzzi bath, there is also a hydro-massage shower. Cabinet with flat-screen TV, DVD, minibar 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 minibar. 18th-century Valencian style tiling on the jacuzzi bath.
More than 42m2 spread over 2 floors. Double bed. Bottom floor- spacious lounge, minibar, large flat-screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi, desk and bathroom with jacuzzi bath. Top floor- bedroom with wardrobe, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Skylight on the top floor and 2 large windows on the lower floor.
More than 50m2 spread over 3 floors. King-size bed. Bottom floor- lounge with minibar, 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. Children are not permitted in this room.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We were very pleased with our choice of hotel in Tenerife...San Roque in Garachico. We were made very welcome, the rooms were very comfortable and well serviced....even clothes left lying around were folded or hung up in the wardrobe! The old mansion house has been thoughtfully renovated with lots of seating/reading areas around the open courtyard or on the balcony over looking the courtyard. The pool area was equally lovely although the weather wasn't too good while we were there so we didn't swim at all. However it was great having breakfast sitting around the pool each morning. Excellent varied buffet for breakfast. A la Carte or set menu for dinner.
If you haven't been to Tenerife before be aware the hair pin bends on the roads are very interesting...at times challenging but the views are breath taking.
We had fun. Excellent walks up by the Caldera and volcano.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|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.
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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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Garachico is the perfect place to hide away and at our Boutique Hotel San Roque we shall make your stay as good as you expect.