Holiday for relaxing for all ages
This is a lovely hotel. The staff were excellent, service was prompt, civil, friendly but not ingratiating. On arrival we were given a glass of fizzy wine which set the tone! There was a problem with our door lock which took three attempts to fix, but the staff were prompt and professional in their approach to the problem.
The room was spacious and clean. We required a triple room for 2 adults and a teenager, and that was what was provided - three good sized single beds. The ensuite bathroom was spacious, with a seperate bath and shower. The shower had a shallow step in and was very spacious and would suit anyone with physical difficulties (altho a bit slippy when wet). There was a small area hidden in a 'cupboard' with a coffee maker #we asked for a kettle and it was swapped almost immediately#, a microwave, cups, plates, cutlery and glasses. There was a balcony with enough room for three comfy chairs and a table plus room to move around and enjoy the view of the beach. Inside there was also an area of the room for relaxing with a coffee table and a sofa. Plenty of wardrobe space and also a safe #had to pay extra#.
We stayed half-board. The food was excellent, and restaurant staff were excellent. I put on 6lbs in a week! Both breakfast and dinner were buffet style and you could eat as much as you wanted.
There was evening entertainment. Usually early in the evening activities for young children, then some music #either live or recorded# followed by an advertised act from 9:30pm until 10:15/10:30pm, then back to the music.
There are three pools - 2 outside and 1 inside. We only used one. It was clean and well maintained. I would assume the others to be the same. Never used the spa or beauty salon as it cost extra! Our teenager went to the gym a few times and enjoyed that. During the day there were occasional acitivities and I took part in aqua aerobics on one day.
The hotel is located on a resort rather than in a town. It is very beautiful. The beach was clean and the sunbeds cost about 3 Euros as did the brollies. The beach is bordered by souvenir shops and restaurants.
The nearest town is Puerto Rico, which was a 10 minute taxi ride away #cost between 4 and 6 Euros for the taxi#.
All in all a lovely holiday. The cleanliness of the hotel, the food and the attitude of all the staff really made it for me. If you'r looking for a relaxing holiday on a pretty resort, then I would highly recommend it.
April 26, 2014
excellent holiday from start to finish
found this holiday to be one of the best we have ever had and wished we had been staying longer.thought the hotels idea of booking table for evening meal was excellent and made evening meal much easier knowing that you had same table for duration of your stay.also liked how at all times for drinks it was waiter service and all staff were very friendly and helpful.will certainly be making another visit to gloria palace.
April 22, 2014
Warm, relaxing holiday in Gran Canaria
An absolutely superb holiday at a great price. The resort's Gloria Palace Royal Hotel was excellent. It was very clean, we had beautiful sea views from a large balcony, staff were friendly and professional (we were supplied with a bottle of champagne on our first day), the hotel had every facility you could ask for and the food was particularly excellent - simply 5 star quality and what a choice. The local touring coach company of Gran Canaria is a must, they were so good - the diversity of Gran Canaria was so lovely to see. If you can, have a helicopter trip to view a bird's eye view of the southern coastline. We cannot wait to go on the same holiday again next year. Highly recommended.
October 11, 2012
Relaxing holiday by the pool withgreat temperatures in Gran Canaria
Holiday for 2 in Playa Amordores at the Playa Royal Hotel, with weather just perfect, and only necessary to cool offin the pool 3 or 4 times during the day. Beech close by, with many bars and restaurants, but really no need to leave the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpfull, and a breakfast and evening meal menu to suite everyone.
October 11, 2012
gre at holliday hotel spot on veiws sensational relaxed didnot want to come home be back next year
August 29, 2012