Maritim Hotel Tenerife
What We Love
- A charming hotel on the Canary Island of Tenerife, with breakfast or half boardTucking into Canarian specialities at the resort’s two signature restaurants
- Spending the afternoon playing tennis on the newly-renovated clay courts
- The 40,000 square metres of sub-tropical gardens
What To Know
- Rooms are clean but a bit dated
- The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from town
- The closest beach is a 10 to 15-minute walk away
The chill-out factor is high at this four-star resort in Puerto de la Cruz – the laid-back town on Tenerife’s north coast that’s all vineyards, banana plantations and volcanic black-sand beaches. Best of all, its position at the foot of the La Orotava Valley means that it gets less rain and more sunshine than anywhere else on the island.
Perfect for those keen to check in, zone out and happily stay glued to the spot for the duration, there’s three newly-renovated clay tennis courts, four new paddle courts, mini-golf, fitness centre, and dive centre. Elsewhere, you’ll find three lovely freshwater pools with sun terraces and two relaxed bars for snacks and day-to-night tipples.
The thrills continue in the guest rooms where you can look forward to traditional Canarian-inspired décor, ample mod cons, and views of the Atlantic Ocean or beautiful landscaped grounds from your balcony. Equally worthy of your attention are the signature restaurants, both of which pull focus on international cuisine and homemade island delicacies.
How to Get There
Having read some other reviews I was unsure exactly what we would find here. However, we have just returned from a wonderful week at this hotel. Some of the previous points raised I can’t dispute such as location away from the centre and yes, rooms are a little dated however before you use these as a reason to stay elsewhere, I would consider the following.
Location is away from the centre, however for us this meant quiet, and it was lovely to hear the sound of the sea rather than passing traffic or people noise. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to the centre, and a taxi ride is less than 5 euros. The rooms are a little dated/ tired but spotlessly clean. Having stayed in many more modern hotels at home and abroad, for me I rate cleanliness over modern every time, but I accept that’s my preference.
There are no drinks in the mini bar in the rooms such as water, but a Lidl supermarket is a short walk so we stocked up on water there. Although kettles are not automatically provided, as soon as we asked the question we were provided with one.
If I had to find any negatives at all it would be the cost of the evening buffet at 19 euros a head, not including drinks. Whilst choice and quality was fine, Unless you are going to eat a plentiful 3 courses, we found it not good value compared to eating out in the town. Also, my daughter who is vegetarian found the food labelling not always clear in terms of some food options such as pasta. She dished up what she thought was plain pasta but it did have meat, so if you are vegetarian it would be worth asking for clarity around some dishes.
There are bar meals available during the day but these are stopped at approx 6pm so not an option for the evening.
In the town we were able to have 2 main courses, drinks and a taxi back to the hotel for little more than the cost of one buffet meal, so we did this most evenings.
To sum up this hotels positives. Lovely pool area, with plenty of space. Lovely views from rooms, bars, restaurants etc. Peaceful gardens to enjoy. Buffet style breakfast with lots of choice of cooked and cold options, all good quality. Friendly staff and spotlessly clean. If, like us a more quiet location is preferred this hotel could be a good option.
We will definitely return to this hotel on any visit to Tenerife as for me, I don’t think I could find anything better.
I had read the reviews before staying here so I was somewhat prepared. We traveled with a group of 14 who stay here primarily for the gym facilities. I will go through the pros and cons that I noticed.
Very dated- old dirty carpet in the rooms, in our room 1107 it smelled in places like urine. The carpet is stained, the lampshades are stained, the shower curtain is stained, the regular curtain is stained and even the bedding had stains.
We stayed for 9 nights and we did not get a bedding change and I couldn't find a way to request one.
The food is very bland. No spices. I guess if you are German and are afraid of spice you will be fine. We were sick of it after two days
Drink menu could use an improvement
Lots of food
Very good gym facilities
Would we stay here again? Probably not. The hot could use a major major upgrade.
This hotel is not as bad, the stuff is kind and helpful, but you should consider couple of things before deciding to go there :
1. The hotel is pretty old and there was no major renovations. If you are sensitive to smells, probably not the best choice for you. Smells of old furniture, old carpets, no central ventilation, so unless you open the balcony door, air will not be fresh
2. There is no WiFi in the rooms. Yes, it also drives us back to the past when WiFi considered as a "delighter", some attraction or complement that hotels used to satisfy the guests. Nowadays when it is considered as a must, quite strange not to have it in the room. WiFi is available in public areas only
3. Windows have no good isolation. All the noises from outside will be heard inside. I slept with ear plugs. If you are sensitive, think twice before choosing the hotel.
4. Safe is available only for extra charge of 10 euro plus deposite. Sauna can be also used for extra fee
5. Hotel is close to Puerto de la Cruz, but yet if you wish to have a dinner in the city, you would have to walk. Quite far away from the city centre. There is no possibility to have a nice evening walk. However during the day hotell provides shuttel bus service
6. Breakfast is quite various, but the variaty does not change. So, if you stay for couple of weeks, most probably you will be bored with the same menu.
7. People working in the hotel are really nice, but they hardly speak English. Maybe they are better in German, we noticed mostly German people stay here