I stayed at the Gloria for one night in February 2013
I arrived very early in the morning and was refused a check in as the system would apparently not let me go up to my room before a set time in the morning. I thought this strange, but it was no problem to head up to the gym for a bit of treadmill time and a shower. The gym is very large and fitted out with modern equipment.
I was 'upgraded' onto the executive floor, but was not that impressed with the apartment. The furnishings are quite old and the kitchen area not terribly well set up. There were also maintenance issues that caused some annoyance.
Internet was quite slow and was charged at $25/night.
Breakfast was quite standard for hotels in Dubai, but was more than adequate to kick off the day.
I don't think value was terribly impressive or the Gloria. There seems to be quite small differences in price between the better hotels and the also-rans. I feel that the Gloria belongs in the second group, and I will probably choose another option at the same price when next passing through Dubai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gloria Hotel is located at the doorstep of Dubai Internet City metro station and only a few minutes away from Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. This all-suite hotel features Executive suites for extra comfort, 4 restaurants, Sky Lounge Café on the 40th floor, fully equipped gym, SPA studio and more than 20 meeting and banqueting venues. Convenient shuttle buses to the beach and major shopping malls operate on daily basis. ... more less
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