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“Enjoyed Ourselves” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel

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Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in San Agustin
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Ourselves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Stayed for three weeks at the of November had a room on the top floor beautiful view. Hotel is very clean and the room was cleaned to a high standard. Our cleaner often left little flower arrangements which was a nice touch.
The staff throughout the Hotel are very friendly and try to do everything they can to make your stay pleasant. You also get International branded drinks on the all inclusive which is very good.
The food was of a good standard for a large hotel, but the menu is done on a weekly basis so we did find it a little repetative. Would advise you to reserve a table for evening meals as you could take quite a while to find one.
Entrtainment was on a par for to all other hotels some good, some poor and some awful. Resident duo were ok but they sang the same song nearly everynight and in the same order could do with adding a few more to their list.
Did not join in with the games but the guests who did seemed to enjoy it.
The biggest problem is arrival and departure. You do not know until you arrive but the coach cannot pull up outside of the entrance to the hotel and you have to drag your case for quite a long way. This was ok for us as we are quite fit but some peole could struggle. Also their is no shelter when you are waiting for your return journey and we were quite worried as it was raining on the morning of our departure (this is not a regular occurance) but even if we had stayed in the hotel we would have got soaked walking to the coach. Luckily it stopped before we left.
All in all this was a good holiday and we would return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Fliss34
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

From Gloria Thalasso & Hotels, we thank you for choosing us to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and for using a few minutes of your time to share your experience.

We are glad that we met your expectations and will be an honor to have you in future holidays.
If you need anything do not hesitate to contact us.

Sunny regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

We had a great stay at this hotel probably because of the following;
Although British ourselves, it was good to be surrounded by very nice Germans and Scandinavians, and we enjoyed that there were hardly any Brits, as this was A.I. (and you know what some Brits can be like).
We had the pleasure of having amazing Danish Line dancers staying for the same week as us, so unfortunately I cannot comment on the hotels entertainment, as we spent our evenings watching these people (and there were loads of them) dancing in fantasic harmony..honestly they were that good.
We had a junior suite, with amazing views, just to let you know that they are double aspect, so are situated at the end of the hotel and as Gran Canaria can get a little blowy in the Winter months we had a howling wind keeping us awake for a while on a couple of evenings.
The food is excellent, so much choice and the drinks in the main are served to your table, by very friendly severs....which is a nice touch for All Inclusive.
By the way we had 4 and a half gloriously sunny days out of the 7 we stayed there, not bad for the last week of November. Great holiday.

Room Tip: Although a bit windy, I would still choose a high junior suite, the views are amazing and they are v...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Peter L
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

From Gloria Thalasso & Hotels, we thank you for choosing us to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and for using a few minutes of your time to share your experience.

We are glad that we met your expectations and will be an honor to have you in future holidays.
If you need anything do not hesitate to contact us.

Sunny regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The location is very near to the golf courses. You can reached the Maspalomas Golf Course within 10 minutes by taxi and the price will be around 7 euro. The personel are very friendly and give you an excelent service. The pool area is very nice with lot of sun beds. The All inclusice concept give you an exelent opportunity to taste different food.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank JMV1947
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

From Gloria Thalasso & Hotels, we thank you for choosing us to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and for using a few minutes of your time to share your experience.

We are glad that we met your expectations and will be an honor to have you in future holidays.
If you need anything do not hesitate to contact us.

Sunny regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Switzerland
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117 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a large hotel. a LARGE hotel. Honestly I didn't know this kind of stuff existed outside of the US... Anyways. You get the kind of experience and crowd you'd expect in such a huge facility, nothing more, nothing less.

Pros:
- 3 perfect swimming pools, nice, clean, clear, huge, perfect facilities, pool chairs not scarce
- Nice, clean rooms
- Interesting "all-inclusive" offer with food and drinks (more on this below)

Neutral:
- The food... calibrated for a HUGE hotel. HUGE buffets, HUGE crowd. The food is there, not bad, but not truly enjoyable either.
- 10mns walk from the ocean

Cons:
- It's HUGE... not sure I've mentionned it yet ;)
- there's LOTS of people. From all horizons. Not sure how to say it differently without sounding offensive.
- The "mini-club" (for kids) is a bit pathetic... Very basic. Obviously not a hotel priority, which is a shame as the activity leaders are motivated and eager to do better.
- Lots of broken processes. Check-in took more than 1hr behind manual operations, room clean-up schedule was erratic and never as expected.
- The beds are a total joke - it took us three days and many complaints until we had something we could sleep on without feeling like thirld-world prison inmates.
- Bathroom not well laid-out, shower/bath not practical, only sachets for shampoo/bath, ...
- The spa is massive... but feels nothing special, and certainly outdated.


Net - In the end we still had a good vacation, mostly because the kids truly loved it as the pools were just fab. In isolation there are many things and cut-corners that the hotel is lacking to claim 4* status, but for a 3*, it's ok.

On the all-inclusive thing: be are that it doesn't include any entrance to the fitness room, and that the drinks are not the same you'd get "a la carte". Alcohol contents are lower, mixes are pre-done, don't expect your cocktails to taste "normal". Then again it might very well be not just to cut costs but also to prevent too many of the northern-european/German/Brit tourist to get too intoxicated and ruin the pool area too often ;)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PenibleMaisJuste
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Gloria Thalasso & Hotels to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and of course for taking the time to write a review of our services and facilities.

Thank you for mentioning some points that we could improve. We have taken notes of your comments. It is important for us to receive feedback from our guests in order to improve and maintain our standards.


It would be an honor for us to seeing you again in our hotel and to make your rest time as pleasant as possible.

Kind regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

lovely room Cleaned every day too a high standard good views to sea good beds good food good entertainment at night all staff pleasant and professional lovely surprise of wine in room for my birthday which I had not mentioned will definitely return next year.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank jlhaughian
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time at the hotel.

May I take this opportunity to thank you personally for the very high scores you have awarded us across all departments within the Hotel.

Kind regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Problem with room allocation: We booked two separate rooms. However, we were only allocated one family room. We complained and were told by Reception staff that the hotel was full and this was the only room available that night, and if we didn't like it we could go elsewhere. The Reception staff also blamed the tour operator, which was not the case, as the invoice stated we had two booked two separate rooms. The room situation was resolved the following afternoon and we were given compensation. However, we had another problem as our key was deactivated too soon for our late checkout. Service from Reception staff: 2 out of 10.

We booked on an all-inclusive basis and our opinion of the hotel is as follows:

Food:
Breakfast buffet: 9 out of 10, fried eggs and bacon cooked as you wait, with plenty of choice of food, although sometimes a little on the cold side
Lunch buffet: 9 out of 10, lovely salads, good choice of puddings
Snacks: 7 out of 10, the same options every day - burgers, pizzas and ice cream, quality ok but could have done with a bit more variety
Dinner buffet: the first week 6 out of 10, food sometimes was cold, however, we had nice duck breast, chicken breast and pork leg on three nights. Unfortunately, the choice of cooked meat went downhill during the second week, when 5 nights out of 7, the only meat choice was pork, so 4 out of 10 during the second week.
Restaurant ambience: nice sophisticated ambience and not too noisy
Restaurant staff: some were pleasant, some not

Drinks:
9 out of 10: All inclusive blue menu cards very clearly state the drinks included, a good drinks package with branded options, cocktails, hot drinks. No complaints here.

Room:
7 out of 10: Quite large, with a pool view. Bed was very hard. Wardrobe space not adequate. Cleanliness good. Kettle in the room, with teas and coffees provided. Air conditioning not adequate and very noisy. Bathroom very nice, two sinks, good lighting, shaving mirror, plenty of hot water. Cleaning staff very friendly.

Pool areas:
9 out of 10. We spent most of the time in the naturist roof top area. Nice area, with around 50 sunbeds (and mattresses available). It was about half full, and no reserving of sunbeds in the morning, which was welcome. Nice and quiet.

Public areas: quite modern, very clean. They also had Sky Sports 1 available on the tv at Reception and the tv outside the hotel entrance.

We would return but there is room for improvement, particularly with Reception staff, and the choice of meat at dinner.

Room Tip: Be prepared for problems with Reception staff. Majority of twin rooms are very similar.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Sunshinedays50
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Gloria Thalasso & Hotels to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and of course for taking the time to write a review of our services and facilities.

Thank you for mentioning some points that we could improve. We have taken notes of your comments. It is important for us to receive feedback from our guests in order to improve and maintain our standards.


It would be an honor for us to seeing you again in our hotel and to make your rest time as pleasant as possible.

Kind regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Tralee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

On checking in we were greeted with a glass of Cava which was a pleasant surprise and asked to bring our check-in cards back at our own convenience. We happened to come in before a large group and found the receptionist to be quite long winded in the hotel facilities.Would have preferred a sheet with everything written on it to ponder on at our own convenience. Reception staff need to know when they can and when they can't.
Service was average. The staff do love to talk to each other. Silence is definitely golden in this hotel. If only their personalities shined on the guests and not on each other. Quite tiresome. Overall there are better quality hotels with nicer staff. A few fun personalities definitely need to be employed to bring some spirit to this place.
It is a privilege to sit outside for eating when you don't get the opportunity at home. Flying rats are a big issue expecially when you leave a plate with some food on it and go into the main restaurant for more food. When you are gone the pigeons will land on your table, on your cutlery, drinking glasses and by the time you come back with more food your previous plate is taken away by a waiter and you are left to drink and eat from where a pigeon landed. I did inform other guests on what had occured but do not expect the staff to do so. The pigeons have a tendancy to sit on a ledge overhead and they certainly aimed well on me one day. Maybe this is a lesson to guests, only one plate of food per meal or else suffer the consequences. Whatever you do don't look ontop of the dividing walls of your rooms. The flying rats seem to strike everywhere
On one morning at 7 am I lost a valuable contact lens down the sink. My own stupidity I know and informed reception. Maintenance was to arrive at 8 but alas I would still be waiting for Mr Maintenance man 5 days to checking out and still no sign of him on departure.
Breakfast was excellent but for Lunch and Dinner a bit of a nightmare as they have not the same dishes on bothsides of the buffet tables so you have to queue on both sides. Hot food is always cold so position yourself at the entrance of the restaurant where you like me will have two weeks of microwaved 2-3 minute food. It was worth it if you don't want to have cold food. Don't be a bit embarrassed. I wasn't. Soup and main course x 2 x 14. Alot of microwaving.
The spa was excellent but was expensive to go to so allow a few times only a week.
Location of hotel is bad. Up a steep hill from a shopping center which has seen better days and recession is defo in San Agustin. Slit the wrists job. Made you feel there is a worse recession than your own back home. Deary and sad.
Overall will definitely not be going back to this hotel and San Agustin. Will stick with Maspalomas and in all its badness Playa del Ingles.
It was also nice to come home to a good shower. I hope someone in room 836 is reading this right now. I didn't complain as I was left waiting for Mr Maintenance man so hope you have better look.
I will compliment the Duo each night who entertained on piano from 7 and again later in the main Bar. If only they would stay longer at the piano. They were super especially the lady who engaged with everyone with her smile and wave.
The evening entertainment was also excellent each night and especially the Tramps left the audience with two encours. A memorable night.
The main pool was very nice and as I was up early found it good to have a choice of chair
Would have definitely worried for a senior parent at this hotel. Steps everywhere and confusing eventhough they definitely cater to seniors with the amount that were their.
I know this review may seem harsh but in all it was my honesty which leaves this Management Team with alot to review and realise if you are not willing to do a job well, don't bother trying. Organisation was a key element missing from this hotel and I truly do hope it succeeds. It starts from the top. Yours Michael From Ireland.

Room Tip: Ask for main hotel and from 4th Floor upward if you seek a sea View. up to --22 on each floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Michael O
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GLORIA_TH, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2016
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Gloria Thalasso & Hotels to spend your holiday in Gran Canaria and of course for taking the time to write a review of our services and facilities.

Thank you for mentioning some points that we could improve. We have taken notes of your comments. It is important for us to receive feedback from our guests in order to improve and maintain our standards.


It would be an honor for us to seeing you again in our hotel and to make your rest time as pleasant as possible.

Kind regards,

Jorge Montañez
subdirector
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel****
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Property: Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel
Address: C/. Las Margaritas, S/N | San Agustin, San Bartolome de Tirajana, 35100 San Agustin, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > San Agustin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in San Agustin
#1 Family Hotel in San Agustin
#1 Spa Hotel in San Agustin
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Agustin
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Agustin
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Agustin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 448
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in San Agustin, Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel is a 4-star establishment built in 1989 and fully refurbished in 2007. The spacious hotel has sea views, top quality cuisine, facilities specially designed for families, a thalassotherapy centre and family-oriented, friendly service within an atmosphere of a family business. In 1998 the Talasoterapia Canarias centre was opened, in an emblematic building consisting of more than 6.000M2, to provide health and wellbeing services. A real oasis of comfort. A dream within your reach. You can be sure of fine food and exceptional service at the panoramic a la carte restaurant Gorbea, which specialises in Basque cuisine. ... more   less 
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