the hotel seems to be around 30 years old, but it ages well. Common areas are tastefully retro, and the rooms are particularly nice, with solid earth colors and furniture. The room I stayed at had an LCD tv with USB connectivity, central air conditioning, a terrace, two sinks in the bathroom, and so on. What they don't stress enough: the WiFi is FREE, and ALSO IN THE ROOMS. But you have to aquire your password at the reception desk by swiping your keycard (they don't tell you this). Art on the walls is ludicrous, but that matters the least. The bathroom is quite nice, shower liquids originally come in small packets, but if they see you using them, they supply small bottles as well. And a BIG PLUS: the hotel was built in a way, that from the 3rd floor up, every room has an ocean view, only the corridor faces the mountain.
staff is nice, usully cheerful, polite. Cleaning service is quite good, but it matters who you get. Fore example, we had two rooms, I always vacated mine for the first round of cleaning, and it always looked nice. We were in the other room, so that got cleaned during the second round, and that was a bit worse. And the hotel provided bath products don't include conditioner, so you should take that with you. But they give you a comb, which is pretty unusual.
we didn't use them much, but they have pretty much everything a big hotel has to have: gym, tennis court, spa, conference rooms, disco, etc.
many reviews say, that the variety is low, and they are right (we only had breakfast at the hotel though). But the selection is quite wide, so you can juggle your daily menus around within the fix selection.
well, it depends on what kind of a hotel guest you are, really. If you prefer lying on the poolside all day, it might get a little boring. There's a pool bar, there's animation, water games, etc, but I personally always hated these things. Entertainment at night is quite very bad, low quality, and infantile. But this also depends on your taste.
it's a 10 minute walk from the main entrance, about the same distance as the small shopping court, where you have a SPAR with all the basics.
the tennis court at the back can be heard at nights (maybe up untill 11 PM), and the main stage entertainment can be heard until midnight. But after that, it's pretty quiet. I slept with the balcony door wide open, without disturbances. I only had to close it the last night, when I got new neighbors who smoked. "-.- Weird thing though: balcony lights are central, and are usually up until 11 PM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in San Agustin, Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel is a 4-star establishment built in 1989 and fully refurbished in 2007. The spacious hotel has sea views, top quality cuisine, facilities specially designed for families, a thalassotherapy centre and family-oriented, friendly service within an atmosphere of a family business. In 1998 the Talasoterapia Canarias centre was opened, in an emblematic building consisting of more than 6.000m2, to provide health and wellbeing services. A real oasis of comfort. A dream within your reach. You can be sure of fine food and exceptional service at the panoramic a la carte restaurant Gorbea, which specialises in Basque cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gloria Palace San Agustin Hotel San Agustin
- Gloria Palace Hotel San Agustin
- San Agustin Gloria Palace
- Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel Gran Canaria