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“Relax on holiday, you decide what you want to do.” 5 of 5 stars
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Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ La Palma 2 | Playa Amadores, 35139 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain   |  
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Relax on holiday, you decide what you want to do.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our second visit to the Gloria Palace Amadores, so we knew the ropes. In late January the clientel were our age group so very quiet around the pool. No mad rush for sunbeds in the morning we went down at 9.45 after a relaxed and delicious breakfast and we always managed to find a quiet pair of sunbeds for the day.
Lunchtime most days we stayed at the Pool bar/restaurant where a lighter meal suited us, on one day we did venture to the main restaurant for lunch, where there were far too many tempting meals on offer, that we would have overindulged.
The pool bar staff were friendly and efficient and the Champane Margaritas were great.
Dinner in the restaurant and the selection of fresh and delicious food available would satisfy the fussiest of eaters, our only problem was restraining ourselves and not refilling our plates too many times!
For a relaxing evening drink we settled ourselves down most evenings in the lobby bar, and read the complimentary international newspapers available there, with a nice cocktail or two!
Every room in this hotel has a view of the sea, our room this time in block4 (under the pool) on level 2 which is second from the top had a marvelous unobstructed view, and sitting on the balcony with a nice cup of tea before bed was great. The rooms are large, modern and well maintained, the showers have to be the most powerful I've experienced anywhere in the world, really invigorating after a day sunbathing.
Only downside to our holiday was having to leave, but never mind we are already going back again on the 9th of May for another 11nights, can't wait.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

One week in this hotel was a dream. We injoyed it very much. Nice rooms, nice wiew at the Atlantic, everything was great. We injoyed All Inclusive - just sad not everything was free. Never tried Spa and Thalasso because it was overpriced. We used the promenade a lot and glad about the door from the hotel right into promenade.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I spotted this place from the promenade from Puerto Rico to Amadores beach on our last holiday and promised we'd go back to check it out. It's location is perfect, especially because of the elevator from the hotel onto the promenade below. The rooms are huge and the hotel itself beautiful, the pool areas are faultless. We stayed half board and I have to say it was disappointing. If I was to go again I'd opt for b&b only. The breakfast buffet is ample but as a vegetarian I found myself at a loss at dinner, it's pretty hard to discern what is or is not suitable for vegetarians and one night I picked up a slice of pizza only to find chicken cooked into the cheese. On top of this they charge for all drinks at dinner, even water, which I found a bit mean. The snack bars and lobby bar are a bit pricey too for those not staying all inclusive and we found ourselves going out for dinner a couple of nights. On top of this, for a hotel that calls itself a thalasso and spa it would be nice if its guests could avail of the most basic spa amenities without a surcharge- €8 to simply use a sauna or visit the gym seems a bit excessive considering what they charge for a room. The evening entertainment was the usual dodgy eagle and acrobatic acts that you'd expect in a 2 star establishment so we couldn't even enjoy a drink or two in the hotel before starting our evening out. All in all I think I was expecting far too much of this place and it simply didn't meet that standard.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We have just got back from the Gloria Palace Amadores, we would definatly go back to this hotel, it is very clean and has a beautiful layout, The rooms are massive. My toilet light stopped working, they repaired it very quickly. The food is great and always fresh. We stayed half board so we paid for drinks, it would of been worth going all inclusive to cover the cost of the drinks. The only down sides were the pillows were to soft and the sound system ruined the live music acts. If you need anything from the shops it is very easy to get into puerto rico, the hotel shops are exspensive. Al the staff are lovely, they do have a lot of trainees on work experience from other countries but their badges will tell you if they speak english.

Room Tip: Before we booked we read this section and took the advice, we got a room on the third floor of block...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have just returned from a two-week stay in Gloria Palace Amadores, our fourth visit to date and by far the best. It helped that the weather was great but so was the hotel. First impressions are always good as the reception staff are very welcoming and efficient. It takes just a few minutes to check in and, as return visitors, we had no difficulty finding our room which was well posiioned with a panoramic view of the oceon. There are so many attractive features in this hotel - great sense of space in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel, choice of two large pools with plently of sunbathing facilities, easy access to two local beaches, excellent cleaning staff, and a huge choice of food. The choice and quality of food seemed to be better this year than in previous years as all tastes are catered for. We noticed some guests requesting special menues and they were served in person - not what you'd expect in such a busy hotel. It's no coincidence that so many guests return to Gloria Palace year after year - it's a risk-free zone. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Room Tip: Rooms below the pools have the best view of the sea and no distracting music.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GLORIAPALACEF, Fidelización de Clientes at Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

It is great satisfaction for all the Gloria Palace to have so loyal guests like you that come back to our Hotel once and again.

We are pleased that you are satisfied with your experience and you have had some unforgettable moments.

Once again we would like to thank you for your comments and we hope to see you soon.

Best regards,


Cristian Díaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been at this hotell 6 times now :-) I like everythig at this resort! The food, the room, the drinks and off cause the thalosso :-) the stuff are nice and helpful :-) I have one thing that I would like to complain on, and that is the smoking outside in the dining room terrasse. Maybe the people who smoke could stay at the small tables when they are smoking? I love the location and the elevator who ends at the plata. I soon come back :-)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just come back after a 2 week stay at The Gloria Palace Amadores. My third stay at this lovely hotel and hopefully "not" my last. The view, rooms, infinity pools, food all high standard but the best is the friendly, can't do enough for you service that you recieve from all the staff. From cleaning, bar staff, restaurant staff everyone has a can do and want to to do attitude. Gloria palace should be very proud of thier hotel and staff. Hope that I can stay again one day as was 2 weeks of bliss. Only one negative is why do people believe that using thier hands instead of the utensils provided is hygenic or acceptable. Help all guests to have a "BUG" free holiday by thinking.

Room Tip: Low level floors are more convieniant if you are travelling with ny ailments but all floors offer a...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GLORIAPALACEF, Fidelización de Clientes at Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments with us through Tripadvisor.

It’s a pleasure to hear that you are satisfied with our hotel and you enjoyed your stay in Gloria Palace.

We are happy to know that you liked the infinity pool, rooms and other facilities. Also is nice to hear that our staff was helpful and friendly. We will pass your comments on to our staff. They are very delighted to receive such nice words.

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback about the negative point which we appreciate and take into consideration.

Hoping you will return soon,

Kind regards,


Cristian Díaz
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Address: C/ La Palma 2 | Playa Amadores, 35139 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Puerto Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Rico
#2 Spa Hotel in Puerto Rico
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Rico
#2 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Rico
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 392
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between the beaches of Puerto Rico and Amadores, Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel is built on a cliff top and integrated into the landscape, providing spectacular views over the ocean from all parts of the hotel. Built in 2004, the hotel boasts one of Europe’s best equipped thalassotherapy centres. In just a few years, the elegant surroundings and top class, friendly service have made it one of the most popular hotels on the Island. ... more   less 
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