Hotel San Roque is clearly a labour of love by a family knowledgable about design. We kept discovering new objects to admire throughout our time there. Beautiful design is sometimes not the most comfortable but Hoffman's bar was incredibly comfortable, full of books and games that added value to our experience. The stairs in our duplex room were wide and had a sturdy railing. The air-conditioning was adequate downstairs but the mezzanine area for sleeping got uncomfortably hot at times and there was reduced ceiling height around the bed area. The location is perfect, one street away from the front and one from the town square.
We were given a free upgrade to half board but usually vow not to eat in hotels because of the quality. The hotel has a new head chef, Danny Nielsen, originally from Denmark but married to a Tenerife girl. His cooking made the holiday for us. The nearest I could describe his cooking would be roux meets ottolenghi. The food is precisely cooked but with great attention to layering of flavours and textures. There is nothing there that shouldn't be. A goats cheese was toasted and accompanied by delicate straight ribbons of red pepper, aubergine and sweet onion with two delicate little garlic cloves. It looked stunning but deceptively simple. How exactly can you cook an aubergine so perfectly that it can slice into fine ribbons? A passion fruit cream was accompanied by a yoghurt foam and mandarin granita. This didn't sound inspiring but was a taste sensation when eaten together. We were only 3 weeks into Danny's helm of the kitchen but it is obvious that the food will be a major factor in choosing hotel san roque in the future. My slight gripe was that the furniture was picnic style tables and chairs. By the end of the meal, I didn't want to linger over coffee but rather escape into the comfort of the bar.
Wifi was a problem during our stay. It was only available in reception and was patchy there. The hotel was endeavouring to fix it. Staff were very helpful throughout even changing the chair in my room to a more comfortable one.
In summary, a beautiful and inspiring hotel with food to die for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of a region called Isla Baja, in the North-west of Tenerife, Hotel San Roque is to be found among the pebbled streets of Garachico, only a few meters from the blue waters of the Atlantic and in the shade of the emblematic Teide. A lordly 18th century manor house with just the right atmosphere to enjoy your holidays. It is a charming hotel where time can be forgotten and where to feel as comfortable as at home. The hotel has 20 double rooms, 8 duplexes with living rooms, 2 junior suites and 2 suites. La Torre (the tower) enjoys an amazing view of the town and the coastline. Each room enjoys a unique layout, colour and personality, but is identical in terms of comfort and service with air conditioning a Jacuzzi, audio visual equipment, designer furniture and contemporary art on their walls. That is twenty rooms in all offering ours guests a completely different experience of relaxation and comfort. All rooms are equipped with: Jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom ( in Junior Suites is integrated in the room area ), Satellite TV, Flat Screen, DvD, Hi-fi, minibar, A/C, WiFi, safe box, Bath amenities.... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Roque Hotel
- San Roque Garachico
- Hotel San Roque Tenerife/Garachico