We have just got back from a 10 day stay at the Gloria Serenity Resort and it surpassed our expectations. On arrival, we were personally greeted and then upgraded to a poolside villa which was completely unexpected and made our holiday, particularly our 19 year old son who said "this is more like it!".
Although this is a large resort, it's very calm and relaxing and, unlike other resorts we have visited, there is plenty of space and sunbeds for everyone, so you never feel the need to rush. It could easily be called the Gloria Serenity & Wellness resort because a stay here is an opportunity to catch up with your sleep, relax in luxury and quiet surroundings, enjoy some wonderful spa treatments and eat delicious, healthy food. There is a wide choice of restaurants and all are very good with excellent service. Our favourite was the Asian restaurant.
The spa deserves a special mention (not only because I work in the spa industry!) but as someone who has visited many spas and been lucky enough to have had lots of treatments, the facilities and service here is excellent. It's wonderful to see so many people enjoying the benefits of the Turkish bath. The Hamman is majestic and worth a look, even if you don't want to enjoy one of their wonderful soap massages. I had a really good Deep Asia Massage which relieved the stress in my shoulders and made me feel more energised. My husband had the aroma massage and I have never seen him look so relaxed.
Other things to mention are the little unexpecteds. On the beach in the morning, you are given cold flannels to relieve the heat. Exiting our villa one day, we were offered a lift to reception by a member of staff in one of the golf buggies.
What we loved most: a morning visit to the gym followed by a coffee at the pier bar with Engin, the wide choice of fruit at breakfast (wish we could get grapefuit like that!), jumping off the pier, jet skiing, parasailing, waterslides next door at Gloria Golf, lunch at the Italian restaurant, Troy at the entertainment arena, the mixture of nationalities and we have to mention the beds, they are soooo comfortable.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this resort and we would certainly visit again.
The poolside villas are the best.
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