Went for a walk around the front in Puerto de la Cruz last Sunday. We stopped for a coffee at the Cafe de Paris which is opposite the LIdo. While watching the world go by from the table outside, we became aware of a number of rather aged and unkempt men looking out from their balconies at the Valle Mar Hotel. The balconies were supposed to have tiles attached however most balconies had missing tiles or none at all. Overall the place looked run down and I was amazed that it is described as a 4 * hotel.. The hotels own web site has pictures supposidly of the Valle Mar but are actually taken from the Lido with the hotel in the background.
Anyone thinking of booking the place should take the hotels web description with a large pinch of salt.More