I have just returned from my third visit to the Gloria Serenity first two being in 2008 and 2009.
This time I took my family total five adults and one infant, we booked two sea view Laguna rooms next to each other and a standard room (I had contacted the hotel before our arrival to make the request). The Laguna rooms were ideal as it meant we were able to sunbathe outside while the little one stayed inside in the cool air conditioning and we were able to keep a close eye on him.
The resort itself is still of a very high standard and kept immaculately clean and now has the introduction of the Gloria Event area down on the beach that was amazing and was another option for the nightly entertainment, also the Gogi Kids club area between the Serenity and Golf resorts looks incredible for children.
As in previous years the shows put on in the arena (and also now the Gloria Event area) are of a very high standard the one difference being now that the drinks in the Arena/Entertainment centre are now included in the “all inclusive” option which is a great improvement.
Some mention has been made on this site about the timing of the meals in the Italian a la carte restaurant. Yes they did tend to come “when ready” and not all together but for goodness sake we are on holiday and there is no rush to go anywhere in fact it meant we could stay in the shade that bit longer. Having said that our last meal there did all arrive at the same time so maybe something had been said.
The food in the restaurants are of a high standard, the main buffet is that, a buffet, but a very good one and has the option of the outside BBQ area, as with any buffet it is hard to keep the hot food hot but it was replaced regularly and the selection of salads etc was amazing.
The a la carte restaurants were very very good, and the booking system has improved as now you book through either the Concierge or Guest Relations up to two days in advance rather than the kiosks that were previously in the lobby area, but the timing restriction can mean that you can miss out as we sadly were unable to use the fish restaurant as by the time we tried to book for our last night it was fully booked.
I celebrated my birthday while we were there and the hotel pulled out all the stops with the delivery of cakes and flowers. My family had reserved one of the beach pavilions for the day and this was lovely, the staff at the beach could not do enough for us, with the supply of flowers, champagne, fruit, a cake and drinks whenever required. Each pavilion is fitted with a call button so you do not need to move.
There are various towel stations dotted round the pool areas and also down at the beach with an abundance of fresh beach/pool towels.
All in all we had an amazing holiday and would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday or as energetic as you want to make it with the water park at the Gloria Golf hotel and water sports on the beach.
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