The Gloria Serenity Resort is the most impressive beach and golf hotel in Belek. What makes it the best? The styling and architecture are fascinating and very clever, the main building in built in a circle from which there are two wings. The French, Aegean and Asian restaurants, the Serenity Spa, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, the lobby bar and the main restaurant are all accessible as you walk around the circle.
The hotel offers half board options which includes wines with your evening meals and you have the excellent buffets each evening, but most people take the all inclusive supplement, which gives you inclusive food and beverage and a very fine array of liquor and all snacks plus afternoon tea and cakes from the Patisserie are also included. Choose between Gordon's or Hendrick's gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, very good Turkish champagne, a great selection of cocktails, aperitifs and post dinner liqueurs also, Irish Coffee etc.Cointreau, Zambuca, etc
During your weekly stay you are entitled to eat 3 times in the a la carte restaurants, during the winter months this includes the excellent French, the Aegean, which is a fusion of Greek and Turkish cuisine and the first class Asian option. In the mid April to October period you also have the option of dining by the riverbank on the way to the beach in the outdoor fish restaurant, a wonderful al fresco experience. Also in these high season months you can also dine al fresco in the French, Asian and Aegean outlets overlooking the Laguna Pools on the seaside side of the Serenity.
The buffet dining is however exceptional and there are 4 to 6 different dining rooms you can sit in, giving you different ambiences each time, including a lovely outdoor area which is sheltered and takes advantage of large barbecues which include some fine meat and fish selections. In the Summer and Spring months you can enjoy from 12 noon to 4 pm the Italian or the Steakhouse Route 66 al fresco restaurants, which are equally impressive, this eases the pressure on the restaurants in the evenings. The themed evening buffets offer a wonderful array of international cuisine, giving plenty of variety every night.
The service in the hotel is the best in Belek and the staff are the best trained, professional and friendly in the region, which adds that extra dimension not apparent in most other 5 star properties. The Spa at the Serenity is a major highlight and they have a very highly skilled team of masseuses from all over the world including places as far away as Bali. The treatment rooms are all sumptuous and atmospheric and some treatments are done outside, in the garden areas. The indoor pool and hammams, saunas and steam rooms are all of the highest specification.
The landscaping of the resort is a major asset at Gloria Serenity Resort, the gardens are simply gorgeous, filled with pine trees and other species and a wide selection of flowering shrubs and plants which all add up to an oasis of greenery and colour throughout the year.
The accommodation at Gloria Serenity Resort is superb, the standard superior rooms are in 2 buildings which have superior garden view, sea facing or Laguna rooms, which are on the ground floor and have patios with very comfortable sun beds overlooking the Laguna pools, you can literally just walk out into the water for a morning swim. The superior rooms are 40 square metres with bathrooms that have jacuzzi baths and walk in showers, king size double or twin rooms and plenty of cupboard space with wooden floors which lead out to the ample balconies which overlook gardens, the Laguna pools and or the sea beyond over the line of pine and cypress trees. The 3 room categories in the main building are all the same size, it is just the balconies are different, the Laguna rooms having ground floor and sun beds rather than chairs. We would highly recommend paying a little more for sea facing or Laguna doubles, they are worth the modest supplement. The corner rooms in the main buildings are called Serenity Suites and have massive balconies with a hot tub, one bedroom suites, with a separate lounge to the bedroom. Ideal for 2 adults and a child!
The staff at Gloria Serenity Resort are the best in Belek, this is manifested in the lobby bar where the waitresses are very attentive and always on hand to ask you for another drink, no need to queue up at the bar, it is all table service. Charming and friendly staff in all areas, even the chamber maids wear a smile.