I went on my short break to Puerto de la Cruz, La Oratava, to Hotel Marte full of trepidation as a single traveller. Well I was very pleasantly surprised! Don’t believe all you read on the internet, but here are my honest views. Let’s begin at the beginning, this is a three star hotel, so don’t expect flash and expensive. You generally get what you’ve paid for. The staff are professional and helpful. I had a comfortable room, comfortable bed, hot shower and bath when I wanted to and mostly a quiet night’s sleep. And the entire hotel was very clean. The food was great, I’m very allergic to dairy products and I must say there was always enough tasty food and salad to eat. I went half board and it was great. There are lots of good resturants around, so if you prefer to go out lots, you can opt for that also. The pool is small, but it is somewhere to cool down after a hot day. There is a lot of peaceful space on the roof terraces and you can buy a drink from the shops nearby and have it there. Thank you Hotel Marte, I had such a nice stay and I loved Tenerife. I’ve never been to the canaries and thought it may be tacky, but I liked it a lot and I will be back. It was laid back and if you want a great mani, pedi or massage walk towards Martianez, the Lido, Aeroma Thai is great for that. In fact, Larro Parque and a beautiful black beach is also just a few minutes walk away. Do your shopping at Dino, near the bus stops, much cheaper than other super markets. Great location! Enjoy a well deserved break at Hotel Marte.