Puerto de la Cruz
Number of rooms: 171 rooms
Rate range: From €66 EUR (per room per night)
Owned/Managed by: Hotel Valle Mar
Clientele: Gay Friendly
Stunningly located on the Puerto de la Cruz's promenade overlooking the sea & lido, and just a couple of minutes walk from the gay bars the gay & lesbian friendly Valle Mar Hotel is a great choice if you want to treat yourself a little.
This hotel, which opened in the second half of the last Century, is one of the most emblematic hotels in Puerto de la Cruz. It's located on the seafront passage of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, directly in front of the ocean and next to the famous pool complex known as "Lago Martianez", with its Casino.
A modern hotel, the Valle Mar has a slightly 'classic' Spanish 4-star hotel feel to it: from the attentive service of the staff to the spacious, comfortable (with air-conditioning or heating depending on the time of year!) modern rooms complete with dark wood fixtures & fittings and carpeted floors.
The Valle Mar has rooms with great sea views, standard rooms which face out towards the rear of the hotel and also several good disabled/wheelchair friendly rooms on the ground floor (no sea view, alas, but most have their own little garden area).
The Valle Mar Hotel has a number of different leisure areas, including a swimming pool on the roof of the building with wonderful views over the ocean, and a shopping centre with some of the best stores in the city.
It also organises live music and entertainment every evening, to help make your stay a truly unforgettable experience.
Furthermore, Puerto de la Cruz itself also offers an endless variety of leisure alternatives right on the hotel's doorstep. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the promenade or the city's picturesque streets, take a dip in the Martianez Pools, designed by Cesar Manrique, or visit Loro Parque, a fascinating theme park featuring the world's largest collection of parrots. And the fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Puerto de la Cruz's wide range of outdoor bars and cafes, restaurants, pubs and discos makes it one of Tenerife's most popular tourist centres.
The Valle Mar Hotel has a number of excellent restaurants that offer high-quality international and local cuisine. Typical Canary Island dishes are characterised by their tasty, spicy sauces, exotic salads, home-grown potatoes and a wealth of local fish, including sea bream, grouper and comber.
The Valle Mar Hotel has a total of 171 outward-facing rooms, of which a significant percentage are luxury suites, with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and a range of special, exclusive services.
All rooms are equipped with a television, built-in stereo system, air conditioning, direct telephone, minibar and safe.
The hotel also has a number of rooms that are specially designed for disabled people or those with mobility problems. These rooms have specially-adapted bathrooms, extra-wide doorways, parquet floors and anatomic beds, among other features. And of course, all the hotel's communal areas, such as restaurants, lifts, reception area, etc. have been designed according to the strictest accessibility criteria.
Location: Located on the Promenade in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, overlooking the sea and just opposite the famous Lago Martianez swimming pool complex.
Hotel facilities: Heated swimming pool (5th floor), Restaurant buffet with smokers area, Show kitchen (breakfast and dinner) Snack Bar (5th floor), Live music at Bar Jardín, Show 2-3 times a week
Room facilities: The hotel has 171 outward-facing rooms with terrace, all equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, direct telephone, minibar, safe and hairdryer.