As temporarily disabled, Jan had specific requirements and that included an extra high sunbed, ie around 46cms and that is high. Also specific requirements as to access to the pool that could only be via graduated steps using a handrail, disabled room requirements etc etc - the list was truly endless!!. Understandably all of Jan’s unusual requirements had to be organised prior to booking the holiday. The management at the hotel was particularly accommodating in answering all of the questions however, detailed including sending pictures of their pool accesses and even telephoning one day to clarify matters. This level of personal service is very rarely found. The hotel organised the extra high sunbed with the lifeguard at no extra cost and for them to reserve her the same sunbed every day. The lifeguard, Halil Mohamed was also very accommodating in ensuring that all was in order for my disabled wife. All the staff and management are simply incredible in achieving whatever the customer's requirements are, however difficult they may be and ensuring that there is a friendly but discreet follow up that everything is fulfilled.
Turkey is filled with hotels that purport to be 5* when they are only around 3 or 4*, Gloria Golf is very much a 5* bordering on a 5* deluxe. Lovely grounds that you could quite easily lose yourself in if you want to and you would never have realised that the hotel was full as it was when we were there, even around the pool. It also has a very romantic touch, with sunbeds at the end of the pier that you can look out to see when relaxing. Stratically placed are also swings and hammocks for that romantic touch! As we have said the hotel was extremely full, and yet was very quiet. The Pool Aerobics didn't even make that much of a intrusive noise as the pool is so very expansive, but not noisy. As we were told by other english couples, the Kid's club is so good at the Gloria Golf and perhaps this keeps the noise and activity of children down around the areas that the adults will be. The beach is also very expansive and no problems whatsoever with finding a sunbed! If you also want to, you could have your own very private curtained gazebo, what else would you want?
We historically do not do buffets as we tend to always go la carte. The Golf’s buffet, whilst very busy is truly magnificent and totally faultless, food kept frozen, chilled or very hot.. Jan has an extremely sensitive stomach so if there was a problem with the food, Jan of all people would have reacted. No fears whatsoever on the quality of food. We went HB for two weeks and had the entitlement to eat in a la carte restaurant twice.
The hotel cleaners are always cleaning whether it's in the room, public areas, around the pools and the toilets = extremely clean. A hotel that you can either dress down to or dress up and feel comfortable in either. We also spoke to quite a few British golfers and as we understand the golf courses in Belek, including the Gloria's own is better than those found in Portugal and Spain.
We both found the beds rather hard, a personal thing we are sure. Well anyway, no problem, we had mattress toppers and in the case of my wife duvets as well to soften the bed due to her hip problems. We did not have to wait until the following morning for this to be done, but was done in the middle of the night.
When staying at the Golf, you are entitled to use the Serenity or the Verde, sister hotels. If you are a holidaymaker that ties of the same hotel after say within the first week, the Gloria Chain gives you the benefit of giving an extra bit of variety as you can use any of the sister hotels, transport being provided by way of a shuttle bus or train! The Verde has a terrific Thalassotherapy pool so if you have any aches or pains, then it’s worth a visit. Whatever your requirements, visiting the Golf I am sure they will be met by the incredible staff and/or the philosophy of the Gloria chain of hotels. If not, then the management would want you to ask or tell them and we feel confident that they would try and achieve whatever is being asked if it is reasonable. Lastly, we would strongly recommend the Gloria Golf Hotel or any of the hotels within the Gloria chain.
Our special thanks and best wishes goes to Miss Ebru, Mr Yani, Mr Halil Mohammed and of course Mr Osman Gunes. See you in the Disco next year!
The Hudson Family
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