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.
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Overall the hotel is lovely with great views & great staff . The food was good with lots of fresh fish & meats and a large choice to suit everyone; lovely staff and a lovely, airy dining room. Our room was big if a little dated, with very comfortable beds (twins unfortunately), and it was cleaned daily. We hired the safes @ €2.50 p/day as the patio doors don’t lock, and used the hotel pool towels @ €50 deposit and €.50 p/towel cleaning charge..they are a bit thin and ripped fyi. The bath rooms need a little TLC but clean towels daily and shower gel/shampoo and soaps provided. A bit of investment is required to get this hotel back to a 4* in our opinion, but we had a lovely break and would recommend it.
Read the small print as their All Inclusive is a bit different to our previous experiences but it’s all in the information.
Came to day to the hotel. Sorry but bad service in the hotel,,det most of our experience with the hotel was bad. No sunbed available at the pool when we came in the afternoon.., no information about what's al inclusive.. many thing needed to be paid for.. We recommend RIU Hotels ( RIU Vistamar is a perfect example on a gooooood service al inclusivehotel) not Gloria Company...
Large rooms with very comfortable beds. Good bars by the pool and nice sunbeds. The hotel offered special days with bbq on the terrace. Overall a nice hotel. Our family enjoyed it and we all recommend it.
Spent a week at Gloria Palace on half board. Hotel was very good, breakfasts and dinners superb value with great quality and choice.
Hotel was maybe too big for us and very busy at peak meal times and round the pool and sun terraces.
Super keen sun worshippers seen out at dawn putting out towels 😡
We have recently returned from a week at this Hotel and can honestly say all the positive comments are correct. We were the 1st drop off and found the check in to be quick and the gentleman in Reception was really friendly and explained all we needed to know clearly and offered us a very welcome arrival drink. We were on the 4th floor and as the hotel has 3 lifts you never had to wait long for one. You pay 17.50 euro for the safety deposit box and 5 euro deposit and we paid 20 euros deposit for 2 beach towels the deposits are returned when you check out.
We were on the 4th floor which overlooked the pool and sea ( we e-mailed for a higher room) the room itself was quite large and spotlessly clean, with tea and coffee facility which we found really welcome as my wife likes her early morning cup of tea. If you require any extra the reception are only to pleased to oblige, also 2 bottles of water are left daily. Plenty of hot water for showers and baths. The housekeeping staff are very friendly and helpful
The restaurant was large but we never had any problems finding a table, the staff were really efficient in resetting the tables they had it down to a fine art. Also someone came to your table straight away to see what you would like to drink always with a big smile.
The food was very good, massive selection to choose from and the trays were refilled straight ways . Each night there was a different theme to choose from in one area and
meat, fish etc being cooked fresh in another.
Entertainment each night children's 8.30 and main 9.30 certain nights were better than others but generally good.
There are two large pools and a children's pool, plenty of sun beds and parasols. The pool area is tiered with a pool bar on the middle tier, the top has great views overlooking the sea and large round beds with a canopy over, very comfortable.
Just outside the restaurant there is a bar which serves drinks and snacks with plenty of tables and chairs. Overall the hotel and grounds are well maintained.
The hotel supplies a free bus Bus two or three times a day to Playa Del Ingles and Maspalomas, the bus stop is outside the hotel but just walk a bus length down the street or you will find you will be at the back of the queue.
If you fancy a trip out Puerto De Mogan is worth a visit, Catch the No1 bus ( down the hill to main road turn right and the bus stop is just up the road) the price is 4.80 euros each way and takes about 1 hr 20 mins and runs about every 20 mins.The journey itself is well worth the trip as you see Puerto Rico and Amadores.
Just be aware that there is a hill back up to the hotel so if you have done a lot of walking you will feel it.
We would certainly recommend this hotel because of the friendliness of the staff.