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
We’ve just returned home from a weeks stay here, it was our first visit to the hotel having previously stopped at a Riu hotel in Meloneras.
The resort is quiet, Playa Del Inglés is about 20 minutes walk down the sea front if you fancy somewhere a bit livelier.
If you don’t want to walk, the hotel provides a free shuttle bus to Maspalomas and Playa Del Inglés which was great, we used this 4 times during our stay. There is usually a big queue of people waiting for the bus.. well I say queue, I’m English so we are polite and we wait our turn.. a few other guests of different nationalities didn’t hold the same morals and rudely pushed past my 4 year old daughter to get to the front (even though 20+ other people had been waiting before them).
The hotel itself is very clean, Olga (the lady who cleaned our room) did a fantastic job and the room was always spotless everyday. The food was good, plenty of choice. All 5 of us always found something to eat, maybe too much sometimes!! What I found a little confusing is why they cordoned off part of the restaurant even during busy times, most nights we were struggling to find a table (5 of us) but there were 30+ empty tables in the cordoned off area. ???
Our 4 year old loved the pools, we could never get her out of them! It was nice to see the pool staff checking the temperature / chemical levels throughout the day to make sure they were clean enough.
One major con I could like to point out (which I’m sure others would agree) is the bar service. Every time you want a drink the queue takes about 20 minutes at least - only 2 staff serving. This is the same during the day if you want drinks / snacks but in the evening whilst the entertainment is on you can be queuing close to 30 minutes!
The evening entertainment was hit and miss like most hotels but our oldest (4 years old) was happy enough with the disco and playing with the other children. She loved the magic act.
Would we return? We would like to, but only if the bar service gets rectified. It ruins your evening having to queue so long for drinks!!
The hotel is nice, well situated. It has two swimming pools and comfortable laying beds. The garden is nice and rooms are comfortable with a large bathroom, kettle, complimentary coffee or tea and fridge.
Buffet is plenty of options and good cooked, much more better than the restaurant outside in the garden, where cuisine is really bad. It is a shame! In the terrace is a chill out bar and a restaurant with very nice view.
The bad new is that the spa does not work, and they don't say that in advance.
The hotel is fine,rooms are comfy,especially the beds,
All the rooms faced the sea,
About a 20 minute transfer from the airport,
Entertainment was a bit rubbish, but you don’t have to sit and watch it.
Food was nice, buffet style, think it would get a bit boring after a week tho.
Pools were lovey.
Staff were friendly, never rude.
The all inclusive was a bit random, they had to scan your band, and if it got wet from the pool, they stopped working.
And things like the smoothies weren’t included .
We would return,
For the winter sun for sure.