Hotel Gloria Palace Amadores

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Puerto Rico-Mogan, Mogan, 35139, Spain
Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
61%
846
Very Good
26%
372
Average
7%
99
Poor
3%
42
Terrible
1%
18

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 24% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families90
  • Couples89
  • Solo92
  • Business100

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Monte paraiso - lovely views...

by mitchelb

Monte paraiso - lovely views and very clean and spacious
Balcones de Amadores - supurb views over Amadorres beach (but a lot of building work being done at the moment)

Would not rate as 4 star

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have just returned from a week in Gloria Palace Amadores, we are two adults and one 7 year old girl, the hotel in my opionin was not a four star the service was unbeliveable you would be waiting anything up to 45 mintues to get a drink , the food was O.K. it you went for the hot food that they were cooking i.e. a fried egg in the morning that was fine as it was fresh, the rest of the food was cold.
The kids club was open from 10.00am to 7.00pm where kids strolled in and out no one signed them in or out it was very unprofessional and the ladies works their did not look like they enjoyed their jobs as they had no interest in the kids.
Generally the service was very poor and we did not see any of the staff smiled during the week, the bedroom have navy carpet which looked very old the mirrors in the room were never cleaned in the week we stayed there . I would not recommend this hotel and would never stay there again we paid €907 per adult for half board definitely not worst it, in this case we did not get what we paid for.

Not My Idea of a Palace

by TripAdvisor Member molamh

I spent a week in the Gloria Palace, Amadores in Feb. 2006 with three friends. We bought this 4* accommodation from a travel agent who was very enthusiastic about it.
GOOD POINTS:
1. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very spacious, with tiled floors, good closet space and a large balcony with wonderful sea view.
2. Very pleasant staff.
3. Plenty of space, sunbeds, umbrellas and shelter around the pools.
4. Pools seemed to blend into the sea as they had glass walls.

BAD POINTS:
1. The hotel is built into the side of a cliff, so road access (winding corkscrew hills) is difficult without a car which few tourists have here. To get the bus one must make one's way to the main road. "Easy" said the receptionist. "Take the glass lift (which goes to sea level) to road level and exit through the steel door. The bus stop is right outside" Fine, but the steel door was always locked! To access the main road any other way involved struggling up a steep hill for about a quarter of a mile on a very busy road with no footpath.
3. The hotel is approx 2 miles from Puerto Rico and taxis were very scarce on busy days such as market day in Arguinagin, a nearby town.
4. The hotel is split-level and as a result, very open-plan and confusing. Lifts went DOWN from 1 to 8!
5. With 350 rooms, it could accommodate approx 800-1000 people. This resulted in mealtimes being very institutional - food the same day after day. Same fruit for breakfast, lunch and dinner; very synthetic looking mousses for dessert; overdone and lukewarm casseroles etc. Very small bowls for fruit or cereal (although one could re-visit the buffet if one wished) and fruit juice made from concentrate.
6. Entertainment nightly was one of the boasts. Ugh! This consisted of ear-deafening disco-music heard in all public places (fortunately it did not reach our rooms). The performances were mimed to the music and the constumes were appallingly amateurish.
I would definitely not return to this hotel. It was just a tourist-factory with absolutely no personality or charm.

4 Star but no kettle !

by A TripAdvisor Member

Gloria Palace Amadores is the biggest hotel we have stayed in during our holiday breaks.Sadly big is not always best. i.e. I think in 4 star rated accommodation, you should at least have tea/coffee making facilites in your room. Having holidayed quite a bit in America, you are always provided with pool towels at the pool side, not here at the Gloria, where they insist on a deposit for the use of a pool towel. As a couple we only took the bed/breakfast option,as we lke to eat out.I think this was a wise decision, as breakfast was like the charge of the light brigade, and other guests informed us that other meal times were as chaotic. i.e during breakfast one morning my wife had her fruit salad snatched from under her nose as she ATE IT ! So we turn to the subject of staff. All were hardworking, but some did seem more capable than others, the domestic staff were fantastic and accomplished their tasks with great affect. The reception staff on the other hand were, to say the least exasperating, i.e. on 4 occasions I personally asked for info. on the Casino Palace trip, sadly I am still waiting. I eventually received the info.and tickets from a Scouser beside the mini golf in town, this surely cannot be right in such an establishment. Please do not get the impression everything was negative, this Hotel could be one of Gran Canarias jewels,but it does need fine tuning if it is to compete in the highly competitive 4 star market. We did think as a couple, who booked the holiday themselves and not through an established holiday company, we may not have been given the same preferential treatment that others may have received. Just an observation as seasoned travellers...............

Great hotel

by TripAdvisor Member LORRAINE59

Just returned from a weeks hol at the Gloria Palace. Used this site to make our decision and we did not regret it. Everything good that people say is true. The hotel is clean, beautifully located, food is good, and staff are helpful. Would definately go back again. Don't be afraid to book.

Fantastic

by TripAdvisor Member Texan1980

Overall the Hotel Gloria Palace Amadores is an excellent hotel. The hotel is beautiful, the staff are very helpful, and you simply cannot beat the location.

The first thing you'll notice about the hotel is simply how beautiful it is. The architectural design is amazing. The lobby has marble flooring with high ceilings, and a fantastic view of the ocean overlooking the entertainment area. There are windows that look out to the pool areas, spiral staircases, a scenic lift down to the prominade which leads to either amadores beach or puerto rico beach, and a lovely dining area which also serves a beautiful sunset over the ocean. This hotel is amazing.

As far as the staff go, the are very helpful as a long as you approach them when you need assistance. All the staff members speak english, not necessarily well, but that at least adds to the experience of being on a Spanish island. The food during breakfast, lunch, and dinner is very good, and I actually like the buffet because it gives you the opportunity to try many different foods. The dessert is not the best, but by then you're so full there isn't much room anyway. I will say that the tropical drinks are not very good. You cannot get a frozen pina colada or a frozen margarita there. They are all served with icecubes which is quite different than in Mexico or the USA. Another downside is the fact that all inclusive ends at 11:30pm. After that you have to buy everything up to and including a bottle of water.

The location is one of the greatest benefits. It is right in the middle of the prominade which leads to playa amadores and playa de puerto rico. Playa de Amadores is beautiful. Although it's a man made beach, it doesn't detract from the beauty once you're actually on the beach looking out to the turquoise colored ocean. My wife and I went scuba diving with Sunset Diving (the only scuba shop on Playa Amadores) and both earned our scuba rating. It was an amazing experience!!

One thing I will recommend is getting a rental car (Email Car Hire was very low cost). You can't pass up the opportunity to drive around the island. It's like its own little continent with palm trees and beaches on the coast and beautiful mountain peaks and tall trees at the center. Puerto del Mogan is also beautiful with many restaurants in view of a lovely port and the ocean. My wife and I even went skydiving with Skydive Gran Canaria (ask for Paco).

Needless to say the experience in Gran Canaria and at Hotel Gloria Palace was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't expect to be waited on hand and foot and simply wants a beautiful location, excellent service, and a beautiful hotel.

Ups and Downs in Gran Canaria

by A TripAdvisor Member

My wife and I spent the past week in the excellent cliff top hotel Gloria Palace in Amadores but really 5 minutes walk from Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria. It is not NEAR the sea - it is literally on the sea edge. It is very spacious and secure with lifts going down to the promonade. There are lovely promonade walks along the coast. While it is quiet and secure it is only 5-10 minutes walk from the hustle bustle of Puerta Rico - or €2.50 by taxi. The food is very good.

BUT watch out for the camera "bargains" on the beach-side Camera/Video shops. They will offer you a Sony Disc Camcorder for €150.00! But once inside they will persuade you to buy something else altogether and they are PUSHY. Eventually if you are strong enough to insist on the Sony you will find that it is "out of stock" The demo (scratched) model is, "just for the window and we don't sell that". Getting "caught can put a bad taste on the holiday.

Not totally Glorious

by A TripAdvisor Member

We are a middle aged couple who stayed at the Gloria Palace, half board, for a week's sun and relaxation during the first week of March.
The weather was wonderful, superb sunsets viewed from our spacious balcony, large room and bathroom excellent and general cleanliness and service good.
Very large and impersonal hotel with an average buffet menu for breakfast and dinner. Very rapid clearing service, we too had our food whipped away!
Pool areas excellent, not the time of the year for many children, so we were able to relax in peace and quiet.
Entertainment abysmal, gloomy bar and stage and when there was a bit of life, it was invisible from the seating area.
Good week overall but probably wouldn't return to the same hotel.

spectacular sunsets

by TripAdvisor Member LEHBedford

We have just returned from an excellent 7 days stay at the Gloria Palace. I was a little worried about the hotel after reading some very negative comments. There is a great feeling of space throughout the hotel. Rooms are spacious and light and all have fantastic sea views. We loved watching the beautiful sunsets. We took an elderly disabled person who had walking difficulties and although the hotel does not sell itself as particulary suitable for disabled people, our guest took with her an electric scooter and whizzed around on that. She even drove it into the dining area and parked it by our table. The bedroom was spacious enough to even drive it in there. The only disappointment was that the buffet food selection was excellent but the hot food was luke warm. Cocktails were poor and disappointing. Despite this I would still highly recommend it and definitely return again.

All the good things are true

by TripAdvisor Member cibbo

We had a great stay here. This was the first time we'd stayed in a hotel on a half board basis, generally we like to eat out at night. We found the variety of food amazing considering the number of people that were being catered for. The best thing about the restaurant was the grill area to one side where meat,fish,stir fry, breakfast grills etc were feshly cooked for you, this and the fresh salad and fruit made it for us. We're not sure that we would have enjoyed it for more than a week but it exceeded our expectations. Another brilliant thing about the restaurant is that you can sit by the window and see Mount Teide on Tenerife!!! How good is that??
The hotel is excellent, seems to function really well, everywhere is well maintained and clean. It's a strange design as it's on the cliff face. There are different blocks to the hotel which link at different levels so it can be a little disorientating to begin with. Take the glass lift to the promenade walk below and turn right, within 5 mins you're at Amadores beach. If you turn left, within 5 mins you're in Puerto Rico.
There's lots more to Gran Canaria so make sure that you look round the island, you'll love it.

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Best beaches in Canary islands

by cpatel

Hi, i.m looking to go to the Canary Islands in late march.
Can any of you guys/gals, who have previously been there tell me which islands have the best beaches. I`m not to keen on the darker brown type sand that is common to some of the islands. I`m more looking for the golden/white sand.

Thanks in advance

RE: Best beaches in Canary islands

by iwys

Maspalomas on the southern coast of Gran Canaria is the best. Miles of golden sand dunes. It is actually an extension of the Sahara. It also has a relaxed attitude to nudity.

RE: RE: Best beaches in Canary islands

by Belsaita

You may know that any golden sand beach you'll find in canaries should be an artificial one made for touristy purposes (made with sand from the sahara). Anyway, if you're looking just for liying in teh sun you'll be fine here. The "authentic" ones, ususlly more secenic, smaller and less touristy will be dark, as it's the naturan volcanic soil of the area. For me these are the "best", but I'm afraid my definition of "best" can be different as yours.

RE: RE: Best beaches in Canary islands

by mustertal

Papagayo Beach Playa Blanca in Lanzarote, beautiful beach.

RE: Best beaches in Canary islands

by Davy124

Fuetuventura, the beaches go on for miles, but it can be a bit windy.

RE: Best beaches in Canary islands

by Ninabl

Hi there

Amadores beach in the south of Gran Canaria is lovely. It is manmade beach with imported white sand on the beach and in the water. It is very clean ( Blue flag from the European Union ) There are no motorsports allowed there so it is also quite quiet. There are restaurants at the backof the beach and shops too.

visiting morocco

by famid

hello everyone!... so i'm planning a trip to the canaries with a buddy of mine and i could use some advice. we're hoping to visit the most beautiful beaches the islands have to offer, while not losing out too much on the nightlife... what i mean to say is, i don't quite want to be overrun with tourists, but i do still want there to be some nightlife where i go, but most important of all, are the best beaches. any suggestions on where i should go/stay?
also, i was hoping to visit morocco for a couple of days. how easy is it to get to morocco from the islands? is it fast/cheap?
thanks so much for your help

Re: visiting morocco

by Maria_75

You should rent a car and drive around the islands. There are plenty of great beaches where you can be all by yourself. The best nightlife is in Playa del Ingles, where there are lots of places to choose from. The beach is long and full of tourists, but if you just go walking a little bit you can have a whole area in the desert to yourself.

The nightlife is also good in Puerto Rico, and the beach there is great but a little too many tourists. A 10 min walk towards Playa de Amadores, and you can have some beautiful rocks in the sea all to yourself.

Las Palmas is also a great place with a very good nightlife; less tourists and more locals here. The beach here is good, although a bit crowded in high season. But most of the time the weather is better in the south, than in the north, especially in winter.

Check out my homepage for more info on Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas etc. Or just send me a mail if you want more info. Enjoy your trip! :)

Greetings from
Maria

Re: visiting morocco

by Aerond

If you just want beaches and not people then Fuerteventura is your option; but you´ll need a car to drive through it. However, in Fuerteventura you can get your car into the ferry to Lanzarote and explore Lanzarote by car -just in case you miss any nightlife or you want to visit its beuatiful volcano or the other thngs that the island has to offer-

Re: Re: visiting morocco

by blanter

It is impossible to get to Morocco directly from the islands; you need to fly to Spain first.

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 Hotel Gloria Palace Amadores

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Address: Puerto Rico-Mogan, Mogan, 35139, Spain