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Hotel La Quinta Roja

Glorieta de San Francisco S/N
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, 38450
Canary Islands
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Charming Mansion Hotel in Garachico, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

The mansion of the Marquises of La Quinta Roja, currently hotel "La Quinta Roja", is an excellent example of the traditional baroque architecture of theCanary Islands. 

It is located in the actual complex of monuments of La Villa y Puerto de Garachico, next to the former convent of San Francisco, the house of the Counts of La Gomera, the city hall and the church of Santa Ana, and is one of the historical reference points of the entire urban area.

It owes its name to Cristobal de Ponte y Llanera, the first Marquis of La Quinta Roja, Knight of the Order of Alcantara, chief constable of Tenerife and grand master of the military formation of Daute. He was a direct descendant of Cristóbal de Ponte, a Genoese banker, beneficiary of the advanced Alonso de Lugo in the distribution of land after the conquest of the island had been completed. 

It was first constructed in the sixteenth century, but was rebuilt in the mid-seventeenth century, coinciding with King Carlos II granting the title of Marquis by royal decree. The house was not directly affected by the volcanic eruption in 1706, which was a key date and turning point in the history of la Villa; although it was subsequently affected by a fairly destructive fire.

The reconstruction work started immediately and seems to have been completed by October 1709.

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This was the date on which the nuns of the Conceptionist order took refuge in the House of the Marquis of La Quinta Roja, their protector. Once their new convent was finished in 1749, they moved into it after spending forty years living in a section of the house. The house retains its undeniable monumentality.

Strolling through the rooms, touching the pilasters and pillars of its pinewood galleries, listening to the continuous flow of water from the pool in the outdoor patio from the ancestral right to use one of the few sources from the hilltop, treading on its stone flooring and pinewood decking and admiring its carved and painted coffered ceiling, we can imagine the vast amount of historical experiences that have taken place inside its four walls.

As a silent witness to the true story of Garachico and therefore, of the historical process of colonising the Canary Islands and America, the home of the Marquis of La Quinta Roja appears as an ancestral legacy from days gone by, where you can just make out the reflection of periods of greater glory and greatness, moments of spiritual refuge in the cloisters, effervescent periods stirred up by quarrelling that we imagine around a port that traded spices and gold with the Indies, fabrics and malvasia grape with Europe and slaves with Africa, the fear at the sight of the sails of the pirates under the echo of the guns of the fortress of San Miguel, the desolation in light of the fire and misfortunes.

The fact it survived the volcano in 1706 gives us an idea of the first-class civil and autochthonous architecture of the Canary Islands and a commitment to its restoration and rehabilitation as a reference for our depleted assets.

Combining full respect for the history and structure of the house, installing the facilities and providing hotel-style comfort was the most fascinating part of the restoration work.

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Guest Rooms:
Architects - Engineers and hoteliers - have produced a work of great precision. No two rooms are the same - all have the right amount of comfort. Due to their size and location we have split them into: Junior Suite, Double plus and Standard Double.

They are all outward facing, with a bathroom, double beds, music system, satellite TV, air conditioning, a desk, toiletries, bathrobe, beach towel, hair dryer and magnifying mirror.

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Property Amenities:
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  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Sauna
  • Safe-deposit box - Front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Patio
  • Bar/lounge
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Number of rooms: 20
  • Number of floors: 2
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Multilingual staff
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Banquet facilities
  • Meeting rooms (small groups)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Event catering
  • Suitable for children
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Wedding services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary
  • Parking nearby
  • Babysitting or child care
  • On-site car rental
  • Tour assistance
  • Library
  • Room service
  • Airport transportation
  • Tennis on site
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
Area Attractions
  • Ancient Dragon Tree - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
  • Wind Cave - 5.1 km / 3.1 mi
  • Loro Parque - 20 km / 12.4 mi
  • Casino Puerto de la Cruz - 22.3 km / 13.8 mi
  • Teide National Park - 22.4 km / 13.9 mi
  • Candelaria Beach - 38.6 km / 24 mi
  • La Granja Park - 49.8 km / 31 mi
  • Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez Stadium - 50.4 km / 31.3 mi
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  • Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife - 50.5 km / 31.4 mi
  • Garcia Sanabria Park - 51.1 km / 31.8 mi
  • Benijo Beach - 60 km / 37.3 mi
  • Teresitas Beach - 60.8 km / 37.8 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel La Quinta Roja is Santa Cruz de Tenerife (TFN-Tenerife North) - 42.8 km / 26.6 mi.

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