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La Quinta Roja, Garachico, Tenerife
Garachico is the town that came back from the dead. Devastated by lava spewing from a volcanic eruption in 1706, this north coast port was painstakingly rebuilt. One of the properties that survived the disaster was the 17th-century home of the Marquis of Quinta Roja and family. As one of the island's ruling familias, they were founding fathers of Garachico and converted this manor house from its previous 16th-century incarnation as living quarters for Franciscan monks. This side of the new millennium, their impeccably preserved property is one of Tenerife's outstanding boutique hotels. It's situated in the island's most picture-perfect square. Going through the keyhole at Hotel La Quinta Roja THe Senses Collection turns the pages of an interactive history book.
Wake up to the sound of shearwaters, seabirds who have made Roque de Garachico, a small offshore island, their home.
The hotel is on Plaza de la Libertad in central Garachico, just a few minutes' walk from the beach.
By plane: flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Tenerife take around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Tenerife South. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
History buffs will appreciate the ambience of days gone by with a stay at this time machine of a hotel. Make your way up to the watchtower for panoramic views of Garachico to really get a feel for the area.
Service & Facilities
What the bijou rooftop solarium and sauna lack in size, they more than make up for in terms of comfort. Although the nearby Atlantic-side swimming pool does not form part of the hotel, guests can swim there free of charge.
- Free Wi-Fi
The rooms are named in tribute to the Canary Islands with the suites christened after endemic flora such as Tajinaste. There is space for extra beds in the four second-floor Junior Suites - with superior views over Plaza de la Libertad.
Double Standard Room, Double Plus Room, Junior Suite
Facilities include: ensuite, bathrobe, TV, desk, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The glass of dragon fruit sorbet served upon arrival at Restaurante Silogia simultaneously cleanses your palate and quenches your thirst. Croquettes are a favourite among locals and this finger food is so moreish, particularly when filled with delightfully melted cheese.
Restaurante Silogia: tasting menu, Canarian dishes and wines.