San Roque

Location Garachico

Postcode 38450

Telephone +34 922 133435

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Bohemian seaside hotel on Tenerife

The Place

Hands-on owners Dominique Carayon, a Frenchman, and his Spanish wife Laly have created nothing less than a tour de force of modernist elegance. It is wrapped up in a grand 17thC mansion. Set around two wooden-galleried patios (one containing the swimming-pool), the building itself is a treat, with walls painted a rich russet, and floors of honey-coloured Canarian pine. But the eye is drawn to the startling modern art – say the giant steel sculpture of a grasshopper in the main patio – and the many pieces of original Bauhaus furniture, copied under licence. With their pitched roofs, more beautiful wood floors, interesting art and furniture, bedrooms are as stylish as the rest of the enterprise. Don’t be put off if it all sounds intimidatingly swanky: the Carayons ensure that the atmosphere is thoroughly easy-going.
In the evening, modern jazz wafts through the candlelit patios, and Laly’s set dinners are served at the poolside (if breakfasts are anything to go by, they should be top-notch). But there is no pressure to eat in. Little Garachico – a beguiling, ancient seaside backwater that was once Tenerife’s most important port – has half-a-dozen fish restaurants to choose from.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 20 double, 4 suites, 8 duplexes, all with bath; all have central heating, TV (satellite), phone, air conditioning, minibar, Jacuzzis, CD/DVD players
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting-room, swimming-pool, sauna, fishing rods and mountain bikes for hire, tennis courts (100m), golf
Children welcome
Disabled no special facilities
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Laly and Dominique Carayon
Call +34 922 133435
Fax +34 922 133406
Email info@hotelsanroque.com
Website www.hotelsanroque.com

Good To Know

Address Calle Esteban de Ponte, 32, Garachico 38450
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on quiet back street near the village centre; easy street parking

What's nearby: Puerto de la Cruz (26km); Parque Nacional del Tiede (57km)