We stayed at the Hotel San Agustin for the first week of February 2013. The rooms are full of character, with old wooden floors and ceilings, and a nice bathroom, with powerful, hot shower. The beds are comfortable, and there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The courtyard where you have breakfast is a lovely, peaceful space, with ferns, large earthenware pots and a small fountain, surrounded by a beatiful wooden balcony. Our room faced onto the road, and it can get a little noisy at night (with cars running over the cobbles); so if you are not a deep sleeper I would recommend that you ask for one of the rooms overlooking the courthard, which are much quieter (if a little smaller). There is a communal 'reading room' where guests can meet to chat; a steady supply of chocolates and coffee flavoured sweets are left out for you; which is a nice touch. The staff were polite and pleasant. Icod itself is an authentic Canarian town, with cobbled streets, and houses with huge wooden doors; apart from daytrippers who mainly come to see the Dragon tree the place is not really geared up for tourists, particularly in terms of evening entertainment, although there is still a reasonable selection of cafes and restaurants, and it is nice to see 'normal' Canarian people going about their everyday business. Surprisingly few people speak English in Icod. The town is very quiet on the weekend, particularly Sunday. We hired a car for the week, and free, secure parking is provided at the Car Park el Drago, which is an underground car park a 3 minute walk from the hotel - when arriving at the car park you need to collect a ticket for the barrier to lift and let you in, you then take this ticket to the hotel, and they stamp it; you take the stamped ticket back to the car park and they ask you to fill in a form, then they give you another ticket which you can use free of charge for the remainder of your stay, which saved us a lot of money and was really convenient. We struggled to find the hotel and car park at first, so my advice would be to be better prepared than we were, and get clear directions (and perhaps a map) from the owners before you arrive, if you are driving there. The local beach, at Playa San Marcos, is a pleasant enough little cove (even though some of the buildings look a little ugly); you can walk there from the hotel in maybe 20 minutes via a road which is supposed to be closed off to traffic and pedestrians due to a danger of falling rocks, but along which people still walk (climbing a couple of easily-negotiated barriers); or you can drive there in around 5 minutes; there is also a regular bus service from Icod. There is a nice selection of restaurants here, and it's nice to sit by the beach and listen to the waves lap against the shore. In summary, Icod is a nice, relaxing place to stay and the hotel is lovely; but it's advisable to hire a car (which you can easily don from the airport) if you are staying there for more than a couple of days, as there is so much more to see and do within an hour's drive of Icod (Los Gigantes; Tiede; Puerto de la Cruz, Punta del Teno (on the NW tip of the island) to name a few).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Emblemático San Agustín has only eight rooms, all of them individually decorated, but with a clear common factor: prioritize the guests’ rest for them to relax. For this purpose, highest quality elements have been used, with fine cotton linens and a varied pillow menu for the guests to be able to personalize their experience at the Hotel. The Hotel has been restored respecting the traditional island architecture, being six of the rooms configured around a patio with clear Canarian style elements. The remaining two rooms have windows facing the main building’s façade, overlooking one of the main commercial streets of the town. In the Hotel’s patio is a pleasant cafeteria in which the breakfasts are served and, during the rest of the day, it is possible to have a light snack or enjoy a natural shake or a fruit juice. All the guests are welcomed with a drink. Everything is focused for the guests to feel just like at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel San Agustin Icod De Los Vinos, Tenerife, Spain