Tenerife is an island of many different sides, the north part of the island being completely different in climate and environment than the south side. We had the pleasure of staying at the picturesque hotel San Roque in collaboration with i-escape for two beautiful nights on Tenerife Norhwest coast and it was a blissful experience!
First of all we were very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside i-escape! In case you aren’t familiar with them, i-escape is a website featuring a collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels and other properties to rent. As I’m sure you’ve been able to see on FashionContainer, we’re big lovers of authentic properties and locations, so naturally we were very excited to stay at our very first i-escape property in Tenerife.
The town of Garachico
Situated in the picturesque town of Garachico, this hotel is located on a cobblestone street just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. One thing we utterly enjoyed during our stay here (despite the rain) was the ocean walks at sunset watching the dramatic clouds and sky change by the second and seeing the waves crash on Garachico’s signature lonely rock metres from the coast. The hotel is literally in the centre of the town and is surrounded by beautiful churches, squares, local shops and fine eateries. We had some of the best paella here and loved the super friendly locals here. One night while dining at Ardeola (very much recommended, by the way) a big storm broke out. And by big, I mean that that the tables and chairs from the outside terrace were flying right onto the street. While we definitely weren’t so lucky these two days weather wise, the overall experience both at the hotel as in the town were great.
It’s easy to tell why hotel San Roque is one of the handpicked properties by i-escape! Spanish authenticity at its finest, with a tangerine exterior breathing relaxation and fine taste. The hotel rooms are set around a classic courtyard. Each room has its own character and unique interior. Our room for example had a Jacuzzi bathtub, the fine dark wooden floors, designer furniture and finishing touch of pink orchids in the space are a pleasure to the eye and create a cozy, home-like atmosphere. The lobby of the hotel looks like a sophisticated 20’s bar with luxurious leather sofa’s, book shelves and sophisticated decoration. To us, it was the perfect place to catch up on work in a comfy chair while sipping on a cappuccino. The hotel has a rooftop looking out over the ocean on one side and on the village and mountains on the other side. There are deck chairs, so the perfect hangout on a sunny day. Which sadly wasn’t the case while we were there.
A pool side breakfast
Something to utterly love about San Roque is its pool side area, also the spot where breakfast is served. The crystal blue water surrounded by the tangerine walls is a stunning combination and we loved starting our day here. We loved breakfast here, one of the very few places we’ve stayed at where the cakes and quiches are actually home made. Something different every day, it was a big score with us. The local cheeses were fantastic quality too!
Another i-escape getaway, please
Yep, after we got our first i-escape taste we want more. After this experience, we definitely recommend using i-escape for booking unique properties Isn’t it great when somebody else has already done the hard work for you and hand picked the best, most unique and fine properties in each town?
What I’m Wearing: Oasis top, Oasis skirt, Oasis Gilly point wedge, Daniel Wellington watch (get 15% off on your purchase by using discount code Fashioncontainer), silver bracelet purchases at the market in Havana
Location: San Roque Hotel, Tenerife
Photographer: Tatiane Kozijn | Instagram: @tatianekozijn