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“Tranquil Getaway”
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Gloria Manor
Ranked #1 of 114 Hotels in Pingtung County
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Gloria Manor is a superb choice for couples looking for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of Taiwan's busy cities. Service is very personal and the staff are only too happy to help with any requests.
Dining is exceptional with contemporary versions of many local and traditional dishes, and the chef is happy to alter his menu to suit specific dietary requirements.
The addition of Spa treatments would perfectly compliment everything else that is on offer at the Gloria Manor.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean have fantastic views.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stayed for two nights and was quite impressed. The hotel itself is beautiful and modern, and the service is unparalleled and what really stood out during the trip. They make sure that everything is convenient for their guests. Although the hotel itself is a bit secluded, there is a complimentary shuttle service which can take you to most of the major areas and is pretty much on call for the entire day until 10:30pm. You just let them know a little in advance when you'd like to go and when you'd like to be picked up again. The food is also amazing, and you can tell that there is a lot of effort put into each meal. The tasting dinner is definitely worth a try at least one of the nights you stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank schang5
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

The property is an ex-low end local guest house recently renovated and marketed as a top end hotel. Located at a quiet area about 10 minute drive from the center of kenting.

With its price tag of $250-400 usd a night (depending on meal plan.. 250 gets you a small hotel room with no room for a desk), this place is lack of facilities with only a non heated pool and a library. The worst part is its local management which brings poorly trained staffs who are clueless about what their customers need. they are all nice people, just not trained for this so-called five star hotel, I guess.

For example, I called housekeeping department for extra towels at 7:25pm and was told they need to "confirm" with relevant staffs before calling me back. Strange enough to start but fine, I waited forty five minutes, at 8:10 I realized nothing has happened so I called and reached the same gentleman. He said "oh I have to call you back since we called you but there was no answer ", I was sitting next to the phone all the past 45min! When I asked him why he needed to call others for towels, he replied by saying : our policy only allows you to have the existing towels in the room. ????!!!! I told him the phone must be broke since it did not ring. Then he said for the third time "can I have somebody call you back on the issue?" BUT I just told him my room phone does nor ring !!!!
After struggling, I finally spoke to a lady who repeated everything her colleague just said , upon my insistence, they finally brought the towels at 8:30, an hour after I asked for it.

So for the same price, please get yourself a super nicely built spacious villa at Caesar hotel on the beach , with smiling and well rounded staffs who will look after you like a royalty!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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24  Thank vivian318
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Gloria Manor is located inside the Kenting National Park sitting on half way up the hill. Standing in the foothills of Mt. Da-jian-shi, this former retreat was a holiday home to President -Chiang Kai-shek and later used as a hotel to receive foreign visitors as well as tourists.

Over the years the place deteriorated and many resorts pop up around the beach area which in turn dominated the tourist lodging in the Kenting area. But in 2012, Gloria Hotel Group renovated this hotel and turned it into a modern high end hotel and brought back the glory to this amazing hotel.

Due to it's location within the national park and angle where the "rear" facing rooms, it provide unmatched view of ocean as well as away from the crowed main street of Kenting. The resort has a big swimming pool as well as a nice restaurant. The price of stay includes the dinner and breakfast that is simply amazing. Not your usually buffet style which many travelers dislike. The price of hotel reflect the high end of this hotel and away from the usually tour groups which means true peace and quiet enjoyment for those that seeks higher end.

For me, Gloria Manor brought back many wonderful memories of my childhood. The hotel is now on my list as the ONLY place to stay in Kenting.

Room Tip: Ask for the room on 3rd floor. To have a truly romantic night, choose the room with the bath tub out...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

A perfect getaway place to stay. The hotel view is just breathtaking!! Located right on the hill of Kending main street and only a 3 minute ride to the beach and the main street, the hotel has its own seattle bus. You will never expect a place like this so close to the town centre. The pool is enormous, the food is amazing, make sure you get the food packaging deal at check in. Totally recommended! There is no other restaurants like Gloria Manor in the south. The staff are fantastic. The room is clean, quite and peaceful. lovely atmosphere. wish I could stay longer. Will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Deluxe room with mountain/ ocean view
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hanna C
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and it was absolutely unforgettable - the service was great, the restaurant food was a true feast (maybe a bit too slow), the swimming pool is very clean. The view is also very beautiful. Rooms are also very nicely designed modern Taiwanese style, calming and elegant to the point I didn't want to leave it.

They even have yoga classes on weekends (altough I didn't have a chance to try it).

Location - It is situated quite far from the beach (some 30-40 minutes), but since I didn't have an intention to go there I didn't mind. There is a night market street (Kenting street) which is entertaining enough for one night. To get there you need to ask the reception to give you a lift, the hill road is not very convenient for walking.

The only problem in that oasis of hospitality is that they changed the policy to accept children to the hotel which is anything but children-friendly. It wasn't meant for children originally and I hope the administration will change theit mind about it.

Room Tip: The garden view rooms actually look out to the parking lot. The sea view is so much better...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Olga K
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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Gloria Manor for a 3 day stay. Looking for a quiet resort, we opted for the GM as it is nestled in the preserved forest of Kenting's national park. Facility was impeccably clean, staff were warm and friendly, rooms were very nice. Complimentary water bottles in each room with access to drinking water dispensers on each floor to reinforce their green mission. Although it was spectacular and super quiet, we failed to realize how remote from civilization it was. Resort ammenities are comfortable but without a conenient store, restaurants, or shops close by, guests are confined to the limited services at the resort. It is a good 7 minute drive down a windy road that is not walker- friendly. We attempted to call for room service only to find out they were out of alot of ingredients. Restaurant food was delicious and healthy but kitchen service was painfully slow. Pool was amazing but no poolside drinks or food service. We travelled with children and although GM has changed their policy to accept children guests, they are ill prepared to meet the needs of young children. Again, if you are not travelling with children and seeking an uber quiet cozy and somewhat luxurious stay, GM is a good spot. With a car you can drive down the windy road to the night market and beach. Night market, aside from typical food carts, was predominantly flip flops, swimsuits, and sunglasses. Very touristy shopping, nothing fun and nicknacky. We enjoyed Kenting but after driving along the beach we saw many resorts that could have satisfied our needs for an all-inclusive vacation plus the accessibility of everything else on the main strip.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Gloria Manor

Address: No.101 Gongyuan Road, Hengchun Town, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Pingtung County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pingtung County
Price Range: £135 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gloria Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kenting is loved for its blistering sun and passionate beaches, but little do people know the breathtaking natural elements that lie behind all that. Let GLORIA MANOR take you on an adventure into the mountains and experiebce luxury living at its finest. Not only has GLORIA MANOR been awarded the only 2014 iF Design Awards awarded to Taiwan, but we have also been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Execellence from TripAdvisor, validating GLORIA MANOR as the number one vacation resort in Kenting. ... more   less 
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