Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel is a family-friendly hotel on the south coast of Gran Canaria. The hotel has views across the mountainous landscape of San AgustÌn and out to the Atlantic Ocean. It's modern in style with a colourful and fresh feel, and has a landscaped garden that's surrounded by palm trees. The nearest beach is a short walk from the hotel. There are lots of attractions around the area, including popular markets and hiking routes, as well as restaurants and bars serving local delicacies. Gran Canaria is known for combining natural landscapes with long stretches of beach, and offers high-adrenaline activities alongside amusements for all the family. The hotel has three outdoor pools, as well as a sun terrace where you can relax with a cocktail. There's a separate, shallower kids' pool. Squash and tennis courts can be used, with equipment provided. The hotel has a gym for if you want to focus on fitness, or you could do an exercise class. Around the area, you can try mountain biking and horse riding to explore the surroundings. For some downtime, you could book yourself in for a beauty treatment at the hotel's 7000 m= spa that will reopen on 20 December 2019. There's also a whirlpool and indoor swimming pool to enjoy. The buffet restaurant serves a variety of dishes, and there's an ‡ la carte restaurant on the roof terrace. The hotel has four bars, one of which offers regular evening entertainment.
Gloria Palace San AgustÌn Thalasso & Hotel is 600m from Playa de San AgustÌn beach. Here, you can find a range of bars and cafÈs where you can enjoy a drink with a sea view. The San AgustÌn shopping centre is 500m from the hotel. The main shopping centre in the area is Yumbo Centrum in Playa del Ingles, a 4km drive from the hotel. Here, you'll find a wider selection of international shops and local boutiques. There are also restaurants and bars to visit, or you can relax with a massage or beauty treatment. A short drive along the coast from the hotel you'll find the resort town of Maspalomas. It offers a vibrant town centre and an expanse of coastal dunes to explore. Boat trips regularly run from the island's capital, Las Palmas, to neighbouring islands including Tenerife and Lanzarote if you're looking to plan a day trip.
Gloria Palace San AgustÌn Thalasso & Hotel's main buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee and biscuits are served as part of the hotel's afternoon tea.
Children can enjoy making new friends and participating in activities at the hotel's kids' club. There's also a playground and games room to keep them entertained.
Rooms have tiled floors, neutral dÈcor and a balcony. All have air conditioning, Wi-Fi access and satellite TV.
Distance to beach 500m
Distance to airport 27.5km
Address: 928.128500, Calle Las Margaritas, S/N, San Bartolome De Tirajana, Canary Islands
San Agustin, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
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Room was lovely, although you had to pay to use the fridge! Internet was fine. Pool was fine. Breakfast was great, lots of choices (you could even go all drinks inclusive). The staff was generally fine. However, the maids take any plastic bags to the rubbish bin, regardless of what the content is... so, be careful. We had also put the 'do not disturb sign' on the door, which fell and they consequently entered, took a plastic bag with boots inside (not even looking at what the content was). Contacted the management, who denied this.
Last year we were unable to go to our regular hotel as their referb was over running so through our travel agent to this hotel what a mistake we made. Hotel needed a good clean furniture on the outside terrace was all falling apart with sharp bits sticking out. For the first few days my bed only had the duvet pulled over nothing straightened out underneath, cups & glasses not washed and towels not replaced even though we left them on the floor, silly things like no sanitary bags we even lifted the dispenser off the wall to make the point it was empty and they just put it back on the wall empty. On complaining to our rep they offered a late checkout for free but as we were leaving by midday not much of an offer eventually they left us a bottle of fizzy wine and two very green un edible apples in our room and to think this cost us more. Never again
We booked this hotel because we couldn't get into the Gloria Izaro in Lanzarote and because we had been to San Agustin before.
Firstly the reception / booking in was quite poor. There was no explanation of how aircon worked, nobody told us we had to pay for the safe (and then the bald man on reception sarcastically told me it didn't work because I hadn't paid for it as if I should have known), nobody showed us where the restaurant was or what the wrist bands were for (basically the wrist bands are swiped and it goes on your bill)
Room was very comfortable and had a great view. Cleaner was really friendly and had to let us into our room once because one of the key cards didn't work.
Food was ok but nothing special.
Staff were generally rushing around and not particularly friendly. We didn't feel at home or appreciated.
Pool was ok.
There is a steep hill up to the hotel which is a bit tiresome.
There is a free shuttle bus to 2 local beaches which was good.
Would I return? Probably not. It is set up as all-inclusive and has that air about it so probably best for people with kids who are happy to sit around the pool all day.