Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel
What We Love
- A relaxing stay on the coast of Gran Canaria with thalasso spa access, breakfast and dinner
- Relaxing with a spa circuit in one of Europe’s largest thalasso centres
- The sparkling sea view from the private terrace of your airy bedroom
- Making the most of Gran Canaria's balmy climate
What To Know
- The property is not oceanfront, but there's a free shuttle service to the dunes of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles beach
- Restaurants serve buffet-style and a la carte
- Upgrade to a Junior Suite for extra legroom
With its balmy climate and warm seas, Gran Canaria makes for a fabulous holiday destination whatever the season. Add to this a welcoming spa hotel with access to one of Europe’s largest thalassotherapy centres and you have all the ingredients for a restful and rejuvenating stay.
Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel has an idyllic location, overlooking an attractive freeform swimming pool and the sparkling sea. Relax on your private sea-view terrace, in one of many solarium areas, by the pool or down on the huge sweep of sandy beach, just a short walk away.
The real cherry on the cake here though is the flagship spa Thalasso Gloria San Agustín. Designed by local architect Luis López, its large transparent dome allows natural light to come flooding in and showcases spectacular views of the sea. With a large mural by famous local painter, Pepe Dámaso, decorative ceiling paintings and stone sculptures, this is no ordinary pool. And with all this going for it, it’s no wonder this seaside gem has earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Airy Double Thalasso rooms, are decorated in soothing neutral tones and boast a sea view from a private terrace. Upgrade to a Junior Suite to make the most of a separate living area with sofa bed.
With show cooking and a scenic alfresco dining terrace, the main buffet restaurant, where you’ll tuck in to breakfast and dinner each day, packs a punch. For a treat pop up to the panoramic Gorbea a la carte restaurant on the ninth floor, which serves a delicious mix of Basque and international cuisine.
Thalasso Gloria is dedicated to seawater therapy and embraces much of the latest technology. In the huge indoor seawater pool you’ll find a relaxing circuit at different temperatures with a staggering 34 hydromassage stations – cross-current swimming, microbubble seats, swan-neck water jets, waterfalls and more.
The hotel is quietly located in San Augustin in southern Gran Canaria. You’ll enjoy easy access to the bar and restaurant areas, as well as a shopping centre. It’s about 500 yards to the nearest beach – Las Burras, and around 600 yards from Playa de San Augustin beach. There’s a complimentary shuttle service to the dunes of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
How to Get There
Thank you for a lovely holiday a few weeks back. I traveled solo for the first time in years and found the hotel to be friendly- especially the front desk who were great (thanks Chrystian etc for help!). Although very set up for couples and families, as a solo traveler, waking up early the pool was huge and empty, there was a perfectly OK gym and the food was perfectly fine also. A variety of things to do in the day also. For me, it was a fantastic base to walk or run to the stunning Maspalomas dunes about 5 km away. I also did a bike ride organised with a guide through the hotel which was amazing (although quite full on at 60kms!). Rooms decent and half board really worked well for me. Staff keep the site really clean also and are up super early making it look tidy. Families looked to be having a good time and a refreshing lack of groups of drunken 20 somethings! Unless that’s your thing! A super base to explore some enormous sand dune beaches and chill.
Pretty good value also for a late deal in the Summer hols. And free buses to local areas also. Thanks Hotel Gloria- gorgeous rooftop pool also.
Hotel looks good, unfortunately it doesn't cater for children, even though there are plenty staying there. I'm only taking the time to write this review to advise fellow travellers with children, the main pool is very deep, no shallow end, our two 6 year old's were mostly wearing flotation vests even though they can swim. There is a paddling pool on a lower level but you cannot view it from the main pool level. Food is good plenty of choice for adults but again for kids it's mainly hot dogs, burgers chips. My main negative point, and I think it must be part of the hotel's cost cutting (see previous review from Martin D 13th August) is that "all inclusive" ends bang on the dot of 12 noon on your day of departure! As we discovered when our children went for an icecream at 12.05 and were told " sorry you are finished no more all inclusive!!! Our pick up time to the airport was 6.p.m! That is way too long for a child, no drinks no food, I paid 30 Euro's to extend my check out time from 12 to 5.p.m but that only entitled us to the room. with 4 children and 3 adults in our party that's quite an expense for food and drinks. I've been on many all inclusive holidays and never ever had this before, according to Jet2 this is a rule set by this Hotel chain, just be aware if you have a late pick up you may have to pay quite a lot on your last day.
Stayed here as a family in June in a family room, two good sized bedrooms in annex. The hotel is very clean, pool areas well kept and rooms cleaned daily to a high standard. The food on offer is very good if a bit limited with great service around the snack bar at lunch. All inclusive drinks were of a wide variety with the bar open until 1.00am with good bar service. Several different bars to have a tipple at added to the experience. Never found it a problem getting service. Raised Pool Bar was very relaxing. Most nights the entertainment was excellent especially the singing acts. However what really made our holiday terrific was the staff who were all extremely pleasant and eager to please. Would recommend and will come back.