Chic and noble hideouts in Tenerife
1) Hotel Emblemático San Augustín
Canarian hotels only receive the emblematic stamp if the building is historical, further having cultural or artistic elements that revalue it. Here six of the eight rooms are configured around a typical island-style inner patio in a beautifully restored ancestral home, built in 1736. The hotel is located in the centre of the town Icod de los Vinos, a fairly unexploited place with a rich history and lots of secrets to discover.
2) La Laguna Gran Hotel
This historic townhouse was built in 1776. Keeping its Canarian character and charm, it has recently undergone a de luxe renovation and is now part of a new, modern hotel in the centre of the city. The 22-metre rooftop pool provides great panoramic views overlooking La Laguna and its surroundings, whilst its acclaimed restaurant, called Nub (nubrestaurante.com), was recently awarded a Michelin star.
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3) Boutique Hotel San Roque
The former 17th-century sophisticated and stately mansion that belonged to the prominent Ponte family, restored with an innovative spirit between 1992 and 1996, is listed as a historic building. The result is a stunning combination of modern art and traditional architecture with unique art work by artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Susi Gómez and Carmen Calvo among others. An obligatory stop if you enjoy beauty and elegance at its best.
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